A Selection of our Most Interesting Items
GRAY, John Edward. Illustrations of Indian Zoology; chiefly selected from the collection of Major-General Hardwicke.
London, Treuttel, Wurz, Treuttel Jun. and Richter, and Parbury, Allen and Co.,1830-1834 [-1835].
Large folio (472 x 330 mm), two volumes. Contemporary diced Russia, rebacked in the latter half of the 19th century, flat spines richly ornamented in gilt and with contrasting morocco …
the peary-cook controversy: an 'inn joke'
PERRY, Fred. Who Discovered the North Pole?
6 Chesnut Road, Tottenham, .
Large watercolour and ink caricature with collage-style cut out and mounted photographic portraits (330 x 475 mm) on thick drawing board, title in ink and four lines of text on the …
ALPINE CLUB. The Alpine Journal, vols. 1-110 [a complete run].
London: Longmans & the Alpine Club, 1864-2005.
First editions. The backbone of any mountaineering collection, the Alpine Journal is the world's oldest mountaineering journal and its remarkable series of contributers make it a unique …
With 80 signatures of the 1960's and 1970's beau monde
CAFÉ AU PERE DE NICO Two decade run of signed menus.
[No publisher]. 1956-1974.
In 15" x 9.5" decorative solander box illustrating the restaurant, a collection of 80 menus from the Café au Pere de Nico in Chelsea, London, together with a signed sketch …
OxTravels is a very simple idea. We asked the best travel writers based in Britain – and a few further afield – for a story loosely based around a meeting. There were no rules except that the story should be true and the meeting real. The authors were asked to donate their stories for free, in order to raise funds for Oxfam. The response was extraordinary: thirty-six compelling stories, introduced by Michael Palin, and featuring a stellar line-up of contributors, including Rory Stewart, Colin Thubron, William Dalrymple, Sara Wheeler, Dervla Murphy, Chris Stewart, Aminatta Forna and Patrick Leigh Fermor. Together they transport readers into a brilliant, vivid atlas of encounters.
OxTravels was published to critical acclaim in June by Profile Books and is now available from Henry Sotheran in a
special signed limited fine edition. Profits go to Oxfam’s work overcoming poverty and suffering.
Contact Mark for further information