General Literature


Please click on image or
book title for more details

HARRIS, Joel Chandler

Uncle Remus: His Songs And His Sayings,

New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1881

8vo, pp. 231, 8 pp. advertisements bound in at rear. Original green cloth illustrated in black and gold.

First edition, first issue, with no mention of this book in the... [more]

£3,000.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

CARPENTER, Edward

Sex-Love, And Its Place In A Free Society

Manchester: The Labour Press Society, 1894

12mo, pp. 24. Original paper wrappers in raw sienna, hand-sewn, lettered in gilt on front panel.

First edition.
In... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£650.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[MANDELA, Nelson] MEER, Fatima

Higher Than Hope

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988

8vo, pp. 429. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, WARMLY INSCRIBED TO PETER HAIN BY DONALD WOODS: 'For Peter, on your 40th birthday, an appropriate gift -- your personal contribution to the goals and the liberation of Mandela will never be forgotten. 17/2/1990 Donald and Wendy Woods.'

Donald Woods began his professional life in South Africa as a cub reporter on the radical newspaper The Daily Despatch, and rose through the ranks to become its editor in 1965. He was close friends with the Black Consciousness Movement leader Steve Biko, murdered by police in 1977. Woods' secretly-taken photographs of his friend's battered exposed the government cover-up of the cause of Biko's death.

Peter Hain's parents were radicals active in the Liberal Party of South Africa. By the age of nineteen Hain was chairman of the Stop The Seventy Tour campaign and, at great personal risk, led protest marches and pitch invasions of South African rugby and cricket tours in order to oppose apartheid. In 1972 he was sent a letter bomb, which failed to explode. Having emigrated to Britain he became a founder member of the Anti-Nazi League in the late 1970s. (He was also a vice-president of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, forerunner of Stonewall). He migrated from the Liberal Party to Labour, and served in a number of Cabinet positions under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Nelson Mandela was released from prison on 11 February 1990; six days later Donald Woods presented this book to Peter Hain to mark Hain's 40th birthday, the two men's joint struggle, and, crowningly, one of the most joyous events of the twentieth century.

A wonderful association copy, affectionately inscribed by one hero of the anti-apartheid movement to another.","

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1988

8vo, pp. 429. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Very light spotti

£500.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

MANN, Thomas

This Peace

New York: Knopf, 1938

Small 8vo, pp. 38. Original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine, and with Mann's initials embossed in blind to front panel.

First US... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£475.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

WALTON, Isaac

The Complete Angler

London: Strahan & Co., 1844

8vo, pp. 445. Original boards, vellum tips, lettered in gilt on vellum spine. Tissue guards to engravings. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Bookplate... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£400.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

LARKIN, Philip

TLS to S.C. Sutton

Hull: N.p., 1963

1 p. on University of Hull notepaper. Stamp of recipients (India Office Library) to lower right corner, written note beneath ('Weeded 1989').

TLS... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£395.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

Meredith, George

One Of Our Conquerors

London: Chapman and Hall, 1891

3 vols. 8vos., pp. 302, 320 and 307. Original blue coarse cloth boards, tooling in black to front panels, lettered in gilt on spines, blindstamped publisher's device to rear panels. Edges uncut.... [more]

£225.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[intro. SITWELL, Sacheverell] BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The History Of Harlequin

London: C. W. Beaumont, 1926

Large 8vo, pp. 156. Original illustrated boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt. Pages uncut.

First edition, no. 25 of 325 copies published by the author. With a preface by Sacheverell Sitwell to whom, with his brother Osbert, the book is dedicated.,
Cyril Beaumont was one of the pre-em

£200.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

SITWELL, Osbert

Left Hand, Right Hand! 5 vols.

London: Macmillan & Co., 1945-1950

8vos, all in original red boards, lettered in gold on spine.

First editions of Sitwell's autobiography.
A lovely set which has been together since publication.

£180.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

HENTY, G.A.

A March On London

London, Glasgow and Dublin: Blackie & Sons, 1898 [1897]

8vo, pp. 352, 32 pp. catalogue bound in at rear. All edges gilt.

First edition, with the date 1898... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£175.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[ed. ZUCKERMAN, Lord]

Great Zoos Of The World: Their Origins And Significance

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, N.d. [1979]

Large 8vo, pp. 231. Original tan boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY LORD ZUCKERMAN:... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£175.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

WHITEHOUSE, Mary

Whatever Happened To Sex?

London: Wayland, 1977

8vo, pp. 224. Original mauve boards, lettered in gilt on spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO BOB 'BLOCKBUSTERS' HOLNESS: 'To Bob ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£150.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

KING, Jessie M.

The Grey City Of The North

Edinburgh: T. N. Foulis, 1910

Small 8vo, pp. 51. Original boards with oversized dustwrapper, colour illustrations to front and rear panel, spine lettered in grey. Publisher's ... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£150.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

KINGDON-WARD, F.

Plant Hunter In Manipur

London: Cape, 1952

8vo. pp. 254. Index and foldout map. Original blue boards, lettered in silver to spine.

First edition.

As well as a mastery of his... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£150.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

[Roxburghe Club] FOGAZZARO, Antonio

Eden Anto

San Francisco: The Roxburghe Club, 1930

Large 8vo, pp. 29. Original green stiff paper wrappers, spine label and silk ties. Green slipcase.

No. 76 of 250 numbered... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£125.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

DEPEW, Albert N.

Gunner Depew

Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., 1918

8vo, pp. 312. Original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt on front panel and spine. Two small stamped names to front pastedown and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£125.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

GREY, Zane

Riders Of The Purple Sage

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, N.d. [1917]

8vo, pp. 335. 4 pp. advertisements at rear. Original illustrated blue-green boards, lettered in purple on front panel and... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

£125.00

Please click on image or
book title for more details

BIMSON, Walter R.

O Caledonia:

N.p. 'Privately printed by Walter R. Bimson for a few of his hunting and fishing companions' February 1, 1965

20 pp. pamphlet, stiff paper wrappers.

First and only edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR: 'Taylor Smith /... [more]

£125.00

«StartPrev123NextEnd»Page 1 of 3

© Neil Pearson Rare Books 2016 | Sitemap