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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. First edition thus; 3 vols, 8vo; engraved portrait of Cicero on titles, some marginal toning to prelims of each volume, scattered light foxing, some marginal worming to volume 3; contemporary full calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco labels with gilt lettering, some wear to outer joints, corners a little rubbed, otherwise a good set.

    £750
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 1p., US letter, horizontal folds; with a printed copy of the former President's tribute to his late wife, and an invitation card to Lord Wilson, inviting him for dinner.

    £500
  5. Folio, as described, with blank notepaper clipped inside the notebook, with green velvet cushion, the whole housed in a black morocco, velvet-lined box with gilt Seal.

    £1,900
  6. First edition, first impression, inscribed by Betjeman to Mary Wilson; 8vo; illustrated; publisher's cream wrappers printed in blue, lower wrapper a little marked but an excellent copy.

    £325
  7. Twentieth impression, inscribed by the author to Prime Minister Harold Wilson. 8vo.; original red cloth, titles to spine gilt. Contents a little browned, very good.

    £65
  8. First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to Prime Minister Harold Wilson, 8vo.; original red boards, titles to spine gilt on a black ground. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy in the dust jacket.

    £85
  9. New edition, first impressions, 3 vols, 8vo, inscribed in each volume by the author to the sitting prime minister Harold Wilson; publisher's blue boards, titles to spines gilt. With the dust jackets. Excellent copies in the little used dust jacket.

    £325
  10. First edition; 4to (260 x 190 mm, 10 x 7 1/2 in); half-title signed by seven former Colditz prisoners of war, numerous colour and black & white portraits and illustrations; publisher's black cloth, gilt lettering, boards slightly bowed, small chip to long side of upper one, otherwise a very good and internally fine.

    £650
 

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