SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up to receive regular updates, curated lists, catalogues, and information about fairs and events.

Historical biography rare books

 

Filter

4 Items

View as List Grid
Set Descending Direction
per page
  1. First edition, vol I signed on the front prelim: 'From Winston Churchill/ July 24 1924'; 2 vols, 8vo; frontispieces, 16 plates, one folding, occasional spotting to vol. I but in the main, clean and bright; lavish twentieth century full black morocco for Asprey, gilt-panelled and bordered with Churchillian devices to front and rear boards as well as the ribbed spins, silk doublures within twin-panelled dentelles, all edges gilt, a fine set.

    £6,750
  2. First edition; 2 vols, 8vo; frontispieces, 16 plates, one folding; publisher's rich red cloth, blocked in gilt & blind, spines very very slightly sunned, minor bumping to lower fore-corners but overall a near fine set.

    £675
  3. Large paper edition, number 101 or 150; 3 vols, 4to (240 x 175 mm), engraved frontispieces to each volume, further illustrations in text, title pages in red and black, spotting to preliminary and terminal pages, mostly to endpapers with only the the odd spot any further, corner crease to upper free endpapers of vol. ii, otherwise very good; mid-twentieth century half red morocco over cloth, one-line gilt panelled, top edge gilt, otherwise untrimmed, as published, small bookseller's label of H.V. Day to upper past-down of vol. i, slight dust-soiling to bindings, minor darkening of spines but all in all, very good indeed.

    £375
  4. First edition; 2 vols, 8vo (225 x 150 mm); illustrated with engraved frontispieces, three further engraved plates (one folding), ink manuscript loosely tipped-in to front of vol. i, headed ' Order of circulation for this book' followed by a dates and names, including that of 'The Duke of Norfolk' and the first date being 'Sept 1st 1845', with note below; 'the Members are requested to have the Books always ready for the Messenger on the above days.' A further sheet opposite bearing a 'List of Books', in the same hand and including this title at the top, short tear to folding plate, not affecting text, some very random, light spotting, otherwise very good; mid-twentieth century half crimson morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, mild age-toning and dust-soiling, otherwise near-fine.

    £275
 

Filter

4 Items

View as List Grid
Set Descending Direction
per page

Contact us for more information about Historical biography rare books

+44 (0)20 7493 0876