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  1. HAGGARD, (Henry) Rider.

    Rural England being an account of agricultural and social researches carried out in the years 1901 & 1902 ...

    London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902.

    First edition, author’s presentation copy, enclosing a letter from Haggard to the liberal politician Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929), who served as Foreign Secretary under Gladstone, and as Prime Minister in 1894 and 1895.

    £500

  2. MAJOR, Richard Henry.

    The life of Prince Henry of Portugal, surnamed the navigator; and its results: comprising the discovery,...

    London, A. Asher & Co., 1868.

    First edition (published in 70 large paper copies), presented by the author to the Scottish explorer James Augustus Grant, who accompanied John Hanning Speke on his famous Nile expedition of 1860-63.

    £975

  3. [ORDER OF CUIRASSIERS].

    Patente de cuirassiers.

    [Tanopolis], [n.p.], [?early 1800s].

    A very scarce and rather inexplicable handbill, supposedly a declaration by the grand master of the order of cuirassiers and of cuir fort, issued from the fictional city of Tanopolis and in the name of ‘l’Empereur Pataqu’est-ce’. The bill is presented to an estimable gentleman, whose name is...

    £380

  4. [ACCADEMIA DELL’ARCADIA.]

    Favola di due gatti e della scimia coll’ appello de’ medesimi gatti all’ orso, divisa in due...

    Florence, Bernardo Paperini, 1730.

    First complete edition. A rare fable in parallel Latin and Italian verse by members of the Accademia dell’Arcadia, comprising Due gatti ed una scimia (first published in 1728) and the first appearance of the second part, Appello de’ due gatti all’ orso. Both are published only pseudonymously under...

    £550

  5. DUCAREL, Andrew & James Coltée, and Gerard DE LISLE & Robin MYERS, eds.

    Two Huguenot Brothers: Letters of Andrew and James Coltée...

    Leicester, The Garendon Press, 2019.

    James Coltée Ducarel’s letters sent from France to his elder brother Andrew in London are a hitherto unknown resource for the study of the Enlightenment and the French Huguenots in the mid-eighteenth century.

    £85

  6. [DEY, Robert.]

    Foulsham and Themelthorpe inclosure award, dated 23rd June, 1813. Notice with extracts from award.

    [Norfolk?] Parson, Printer, [1813].

    Scarce printed award, completed in manuscript, granting a piece of land in Foulsham, Norfolk to one Robert Dey, following the 1811 ‘Act for inclosing lands in the parishes of Foulsham and Themelthorpe’. In addition to carrying the shaky signature of the recipient, the award is signed by the three...

    £150

  7. [BEWICK, Thomas?]

    26 rubbings from engraved woodblocks of the heads of Kings and Queens and England, apparently never published...

    [1790-1805?]

    26 apparently unrecorded wood-engravings – heads of the monarchs of England from William the Conqueror to George III – these images taken by rubbing from the blocks rather than printing. The engravings bear strong similarity to the 26 which appear in An Abridgement of the History of England …...

    £750

  8. [WORKINGTON, Angelina.]

    ‘Our wanderings in Wales. By a mountain [goat].’

    [England?, 1867].

    A charmingly written and illustrated manuscript, of humorous prose and poetry, produced by a young lady for her uncle as a memento of their trip together to North Wales in the summer of 1867. The author identifies herself as ‘Angelina Workington’ and her uncle as ‘Slatey Hughes Esquire’.

    £1100

  9. KEYNES, John Maynard.

    The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1936.

    First edition.

    £3500

  10. VINCENS, Jean Alexandre.

    Account book.

    Nimes, France, 1783-1800.

    A unique record of the financial transactions and business dealings of a leading Protestant family of bankers and merchants in Nîmes, in the south of France, prior to and during the French Revolution, covering the period between May 1783 and Fructidor year VIII i.e. 1800.

    £4250