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  1. 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
  2. First US edition, first impression; 8vo (22 x 15 cm); presentation copy, signed on the title page, 'V.S. Naipual for Al Murray', cartographic endpapers, top edge stained; original burgundy cloth, author's initials blind stamped to upper board, title and floral detail gilt stamped to spine, slightly rubbed, with the dust jacket in a later state, a good copy.

    £1,875
  3. First edition; 4to; frontispiece aquatint finished with exquisite hand-colouring, a further 41 illustrations, many full-page, captioned tissue-guards, modern Ex Libris to upper paste-down, the odd spot and blemish but mainly fine; contemporary full tan calf by Zaehnsdorf, gilt armorial device to covers, graduated panels and dentelles, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, a trifle rubbed and bumped at corners, else very good; iii, [blank], 203, [vii] pp.

    £650
  4. First edition. 8vo., xxxiii, [7], 480, [8]pp., contemporary calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece, lightly rubbed, otherwise very good.

    £450
  5. First edition; 8vo; 8 plates; some mild marginal toning, small patch of offsetting to two pages from a page marker, overall internally fine; publisher's blue cloth, printed dust-jacket, slightly toned at spine, a few small chips, but overall very good.

    £150
  6. Four parts in 1 vol. 8vo (16.8 x 10.3 cm). pp. xl including title, 160; pp. viii inclunding title and half-title, 272; pp. viii including title and half-title, 154, [4]; occasional light foxing. Contemporary red morocco, large gilt coat of arms to both boards centres, spine with raised bands, gilt rampant lion and gilt lettering to compartments, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green bookmark; a bit rubbed.

    £1,500
  7. Depicting Churchill in uniform (4th Queen's Own Hussars), head and shoulders, vintage silverprint, signed on mount 'Winston S. Churchill 14 June 1918', 280 x 320mm (11 by 12½ inches), framed and glazed 480 x 410mm (19 by 16¼ inches), evenly age toned, otherwise very good.

    £8,500
  8. First edition, inscribed by Queen Mary [consort of King George V] 'To Lord Cowdray from Mary R. Sept: 1924. ' on front free endpaper; 8vo; a few minor, random spots; publisher's red cloth gilt, a little rubbed at extremities, spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy with an excellent provenance; x, 351 (blank), 32pp.

    £475
  9. 15 vol. Folio. Titles printed in red & black, engraved portrait, complete with 1380 engraved plates on 1379 sheets, approximately 200 double-page; a few plates lightly browned, occasional small, light waterstaining to fore-margin, generally crisp, clean & fresh. Contemporary sprinkled calf gilt; lightly rubbed, minor wear to extremities.

    £12,500
  10. 8vo (16.7 x 10.8 cm). Calligraphic manuscript on paper in the style of a printed book. pp. [10], v, [3], 394, xxii, [10], signed at end of the Dedication to the King, 'Poncet delagrave,' all leaves ruled in brown and red inks, one full-page portrait and one half-page medallion portrait, several elaborate head-pieces, tail-pieces, initials and ornaments, ms. slip to page 206 bearing a maritime subject drawn by pen overlaying a medallion representing Louis XVI with the inscription 'Lud. Mag. Religionis Assertor et Vindex'; original green morocco, gilt-stamped arms of Louis XVI on covers, red morocco doublures with gilt-stamped arms of Marie-Antoinette, flat spine decorated all over with gilt-stamped anchor ornaments, red morocco lettering label, gilt-filetted board edges, pink watered silk linings, all edges gilt, housed in later green morocco pull-off case.

    £27,500
 

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