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History & Politics

Alongside social sciences and other facets of the analytic tradition, history and politics is it seems increasingly in demand. From antiquarian works on ancient history to signed biographies of modern-era politicians such as Margaret Thatcher, we’ve seen this area of collecting grow stronger over recent years, and therefore maintain an interesting and varied stock as well as seeking out particular titles or specialist areas for the collectors on our books.

Contact Angus Robb for more information about rare books on history and politics at Shapero.

 

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  1. Four volumes, 4to; 4 colour frontispieces, 276 plates (colour, tinted and black and white), and 15 maps; publisher's green half morocco, raised bands, gilt lettered direct, top edges gilt, others uncut. An excellent set.

    £800
  2. First edition. 2 vols, 8vo, illustrated throughout by Raffet and Vernet, contemporary red half morocco gilt, light rubbing and fading, a very good set.

    £225
  3. Two volumes, 4to, edition limited to 500 numbered copies, Portrait frontispiece, map endpapers, title page vignette and binding designs by John Buckland Wright, original green cloth gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut, minimal soiling to covers, a very good set.

    £400
  4. First edition, first impression; 8vo; publisher's purple cloth, titles to spine gilt, boards a little marked, spotting to the edges, but an excellent copy in the little tanned dust jacket.

    £150
  5. First English edition; 2 vols, 4to, (26.2 x 20 cm); titles printed in red and black, 9 engraved plates, 3 of which are folding, engraved head and tail pieces and initials, light dampstaining to both volumes, marbled endpapers, rear endpapers of volume 2 repaired; contemporary full calf, rebacked, triple gilt rule borders to boards, spines gilt in compartments, gilt lettering to spines on black morocco labels, some scattered scuffing to boards, corners rubbed, otherwise a good set; xxii, 260; xvi, 319 pp.

    £950
  6. First edition, colonial issue; 8vo, (23 x 16 cm); frontispiece, letter from Government House (Australia) tipped in, leaves a little toned but otherwise unmarked internally; publisher's blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, dark topstain, watermark to top edge, earliest state pale blue dust jacket, UK price clipped from jacket, Australian label applied to spine, some spotting to jacket, spine toned, overall a very good copy; 466pp.

    £1,750
  7. 'Chicago Daily Tribune' newspaper dated November 3 1948, (60 x 43.5 cm); uniform toning, chipping along edges, no substantial paper loss; 1948 photograph of Harry Truman, (20.5 x 25.4 cm); slight creasing, library stamps on verso; both in overall very good condition; the newspaper framed and glazed, with the photograph affixed to the back of the frame, (710 x 535 mm).

    £4,000
  8. Depicting Churchill in 1951 during his second premiership, three-quarter length, seated, vintage silverprint, signed by sitter on mount 'Winston S. Churchill', copyright stamp on the reverse, minor rippling to mount where it meets the top edge, top right-hand corner of the photograph, (230 x 150mm); sealed behind contemporary glazing, which has preserved the photograph so well, these 60 years, this framed within a mount and glazed, polished black lacquer wood (400 x 310 mm).

    £5,500
  9. First edition, volume III with author's presentation copy, inscribed 'To Louis Sacré from Winston Churchill, Nov. 1936' on front free endpaper; lge. 8vo; plates and maps (some folding), mild spotting to fore-edges of vols II & III and blank borders to the preliminary leaves of vol. III, otherwise very good; publisher's purple cloth gilt, fading to spines of first three vols, corners slight ribbed, otherwise a very good set.

    £4,750
  10. First edition, first impression, author's presentation copy to his son, 8vo, publisher's red cloth, titles to spine gilt, red topstain, with the dust jacket. An exceptional copy in the very slightly faded dust jacket.

    £275
 

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