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121 Gyatso, Palden; Shakya, Tsering FIRE UNDER THE SNOW
London, U.K.: The Harvill Press, (1997). (1997). Very good 
London, U.K.: The Harvill Press, (1997).. (1997).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial folding wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped with light foxing to the top edge of the rear wrap's inner fold. [xx] & 232 pages. Near fine.

Proof copy from the library of Peter Matthiessen [as is common with proofs, the illustrations are not present].

The autobiography of Palden Gyatso, as told to Tsering Shakya, a leading Tibetan historian, who translated the text from the Tibetan. In 1959, Gyatso was imprisoned by the Chinese for thirty-three years after taking part in a non-violent demonstration for Tibetan freedom. The foreword is by the Dalai Lama.

Laid in is a letter to Matthiessen from the Harvill Press, sending him the book and noting that Tsering Shakya, a great admirer of Mathiessen, very much wanted him to receive a copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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122 Hall, Henning SOLHVERV I NATTEN: Dagbogsoptegnelser af gronlandspraesten Carl W. Wulff 1848-1858
Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1979). (1979). Very good 
Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1979).. (1979).. Very good. - Large octavo [9-5/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with the extremities lightly rubbed. 277 & [1] pages plus colophon. Illustrated with a full- page color portrait & with black-and-white illustrations, including facsimiles & maps. Very good.

"Solstice in the Night: Diary records of Greenland pastor Carl W. Wulff 1848-1858". The text is in Danish. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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A FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the British General and Literary Figure SIR EDWARD BRUCE HAMLEY to Mrs. Mary Ford, widow of Richard Ford who wrote the popular "Handbook for Travellers in Spain"., Hamley, Sir Edward Bruce (1824-1893). British general and literary figure.
123 Hamley, Sir Edward Bruce (1824-1893). British general and literary figure. A FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the British General and Literary Figure SIR EDWARD BRUCE HAMLEY to Mrs. Mary Ford, widow of Richard Ford who wrote the popular "Handbook for Travellers in Spain".
Bournemouth: January 19th, 1892. 1892. Very good 
- Over 160 words penned on 4 sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper, the letter measuring 7-1/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. In his letter penned from the Mount Dore Hotel in Bournemouth, England, Sir Edward Bruce Hamley first expresses his appreciation for the kindness Mrs. Ford has shown his niece and for her having inquired concerning his health. He responds that "though my health is very well restored yet the disorder in my chest, causing sometimes much shortness of breath, still continues and disables me for active exertion." He goes on to relate that when he came to London to see Dr. Kidd over the Winter, he was "much the worse for it". "I have faired till Easter and shall not till then attempt to stay for any time in town...." Having previously thanked Mrs. Ford for the information regarding Mrs. Curzon Howe's Chambers", he is concerned that he might be advised to go out of town and "It would therefore be rash to take the responsibility of permanent chambers at present...." Hamley goes on to say: "I hope that you and the Ambassador [Mary Ford's step-son] are pleased with his transfer - As you are fond of travelling .... and when you get there you would be pleased indeed with the scenery of the Bosphorous - April is I should say the best month". He is glad to hear that Mrs. Mary Ford thinks well of his "niece's miniatures". Lacking for space, Hamley returns to the margin of the first page to express his closing wishes vertically, overlapping the opening sentences of his letter, and signs himself "Edward Hamley". Folded for mailing with some very minor faint foxing. Glue stains along the edge of the last page and a thin strip of paper along the left edge of the first page, slightly obscures Mrs. Ford's name which is penned vertically in the left margin. Apparently the letter was once tipped into an album. Very good.

Sir Edward Bruce Hamley [1824-1893] served in the Crimean War. He was professor of military history at the Staff College, Sandhurst from 1858 to 1877 and was Commandant of the College from 1870-1877. He was chief of the commission for the delimitation of the Balkan and Armenian frontiers [1879-80] and commanded a division in the Egyptian war of 1882. He was promoted to General in 1890. Hamley was Member of Parliament for Birkenhead from 1885 until his death in 1893.

In addition to works on the Crimean War and his military manual "The Operations of War", Hamley was a short-story writer and poet, a translator of French verse, and the author of a novel "Lady Lee's Widowhood".

The letter comes from the autograph collection of Mrs. Mary Ford, widow of Richard Ford who wrote the popular "Handbook for Travellers in Spain". The autograph collection [known as the Pencarrow Collection] was formed from the 1850s onwards, largely by Mary Ford in her long period of widowhood.

Richard Ford's son and thus Mary Ford's step-son, Sir (Francis) Clare Ford GCB GCMG PC (1828-1899) was an English diplomat. After serving as a Lieutenant in the 4th Light Dragoons, he entered the diplomatic service, first serving as Secretary of Legation in Washington, D.C. He was appointed Secretary of Embassy at St. Petersburg and subsequently transferred to Vienna. He represented the British government before the Halifax Fisheries Commission and then went on to serve as Minister to the Argentine Republic, to Uruguay and similar posts in Rio de Janeiro and Athens. He served as Ambassador to Spain and acted as British Commissioner in Paris to settle the Newfoundland fisheries question and, at the time of this letter in 1892, was appointed to Constantinople and later to Rome. His service was highly regarded and he was rewarded with appointment to the Privy Council in 1888. 
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A TYPICALLY ACERBIC TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY GILBERT HARDING., Harding, Gilbert.
124 Harding, Gilbert. A TYPICALLY ACERBIC TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY GILBERT HARDING.
The B.B.C., London: 3rd January, 1955. 1955. Very good Signed
The B.B.C., London: 3rd January, 1955.. 1955.. Very good. - 55 words typed on a sheet of cream paper, 7 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide. Signed "Gilbert Harding". Together with a carbon copy of the recipient's letter. Folded once for mailing. Near fine.

A delightfully typical response from Gilbert Harding to a correspondent who has suggested that Harding might come to his house and look at his Hans Andersen collection, hoping he won't mind not smoking while he is there. "If you don't want to come drop me a card with just one word: 'NO'." Harding replies: "It would be most discourteous of me to send you a card with just the word 'no' written on it: but the fact of the matter is that I have very little time to spare and I must confess very little interest in Hans Andersen - especially if I have to look at things and not smoke."

Gilbert Harding [1907-1960] was an English journalist and radio and television personality, a regular on such BBC radio and television programs as "Twenty Questions" and "What's My Line?" He was both notorious and popular for his irascibility and rudeness and was at one time characterized in the tabloid press as "the rudest man in Britain". He was voted Personality of the Year in the National Radio Awards of 1953- 54.

The letter is a perfect expression of Gilbert Harding's public persona. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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125 Hardy, James D., Jr.; Jensen, John H.; and Wolfe, Martin; editors THE MACLURE COLLECTION OF FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY MATERIALS
Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1966). (1966). Very good 
Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1966).. (1966).. Very good. - Quarto, cloth, in dw. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled; the dw is rubbed & lightly chipped. 456 pp. Very good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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126 Hare, Augustin J. C THE GURNEYS OF EARLHAM. 2 volumes
London: George Allen, 1897. 1897. Good 
London: George Allen, 1897.. 1897.. Good. - Octavo, black cloth with rules in red, titled in gilt on the spines. The bindings are bumped & rubbed. The head & tail of the Vol. 1 spine are lightly chipped. There is a piece out of the head of the Vol. 2 spine & a tear to its tail. x & 343 pages; and viii & 352 pages; partially unopened. Illustrated with 52 black-and-white plates. There is a small piece out of the top margin of 1 Vol. 2 leaf where 2 leaves have been roughly opened. Good.

Second edition.

Hare writes in his Preface: "The Gurneys of Earlham were a Quaker family, who--through their personal qualities and their self-devotion--played a more conspicuous part than any other set of brothers and sisters in the religious and philanthropic life of England during the first half of the nineteenth century." He remarks that while some members of the family such as Samuel Gurney, John Joseph Gurney, Elizabeth Fry and their brother-in-law Thomas Fowell Buxton, were already more or less familiar, this is the first study of "the united family". 
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127 Hare, Hugh AN HISTORICAL RELATION OF THE CONSPIRACY OF JOHN LEWIS, COUNT DE FIESCHI, Against the City and Republick of Genoua, in the Year 1547. Done into English by Hugh Hare. 2 volumes in 1
Privately printed, 1886. 1886. Good 
Privately printed, 1886.. 1886.. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth (bumped & rubbed; covers partially faded with 2 small stains to front cover; spine completely faded); printed label (rubbed & darkened with small pieces out) on spine; deckle-edged. 61 & [1] pages; and 63 pages. There is offsetting to the endpapers; light soiling to prelims of both volumes; small piece out of bottom corner of 1 page. An unopened copy. Good.

Limited edition of 75 large-paper copies.

A book about Gian Luigi Fieschi [15221547], whose conspiracy against the Dorias was much romanticized in literature. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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I LOST MY LOVE IN BAGHDAD: A Modern War Story, Hastings, Michael
128 Hastings, Michael I LOST MY LOVE IN BAGHDAD: A Modern War Story
Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press, (2008). (2008). 0522854931 / 9780522854930 Good Signed
Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne University Press, (2008).. (2008).. Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY MICHAEL HASTINGS IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wraps. The corners and edges of the covers are creased and the rear cover is slightly rubbed. ix, [iii] & 276 pages. There are a couple of small stains to the fore-edge of the book. Good.

First Australian edition of the author's first book, published in the same year as the first American.

Inscribed and signed by Michael Hastings on the title page in the year of publication.

The American author and journalist Michael Hastings (1980-2013) was a reporter for BuzzFeed and a contributing editor to Rolling Stone. He rose to prominence for his coverage of the war in Iraq for Newsweek. His first book "I Lost My Love in Baghdad" is a biographical memoir of his relationship with his fiancee Andi Parhamovich and of her tragic death when her car was ambushed in Iraq. His 2010 Rolling Stone profile of General Stanley McChrystal "The Runaway General" cost the General his command. Hastings subsequently elaborated on his earlier travels with McChrystal in his 2012 book "The Operators". A critic of the NSA's domestic surveillance program, Hastings had e-mailed his colleagues that he was being investigated by the FBI shortly before his death in a motor vehicle accident on the morning of June 18, 2013.

In our opinion, Michael Hastings, apart from being a fine writer, was one of the most important and courageous journalists of our time.

Books signed by Hastings are rare in commerce. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD

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DER BRIGANT GIULIANO., Helwig, Werner.
129 Helwig, Werner. DER BRIGANT GIULIANO.
[Frankfurt am Main]: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, [1953]. [1953]. Good 
[Frankfurt am Main]: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, [1953].. [1953].. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in decorative wrappers. The binding is bumped. 52 & [1] pages plus publisher's series catalog & colophon. Illustrated with 7 black-and-white plates, including a portrait frontispiece. The verso of the frontispiece is foxed & the top page corners are bumped. Good.

First edition.

Number 10 in the series Studio Frankfurt. The text is in German.

A brief German language biography of the Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano who, associated with the movement for Sicilian independence, found himself at odds with the Mafia. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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130 Herm, Gerhard THE CELTS: The People who Came out of the Darkness
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1977). (1977). Very good 
New York: St. Martin's Press, (1977).. (1977).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped. The top & bottom edges of the covers & the head & tail of the spine are faded. [vii] & 312 pages. Black-and-white illustrations & maps. Very good.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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131 Hill, G. F.; compiler and editor SOURCES FOR GREEK HISTORY / Between the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. Collected and Arranged by G. F. Hill. A New Edition by R. Meiggs and A. Andrewes
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1951. 1951. Very good 
Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1951.. 1951.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with a small piece out of the cloth at the top corner of the front cover. The spine & extremities of the dust jacket are somewhat darkened. The jacket is chipped & lightly soiled with a piece out of the head of its spine. xx & 426 pages plus colophon. Very good.

Later printing. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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132 Hindus, Maurice THE KREMLIN'S HUMAN DILEMMA: Russia after Half a Century of Revolution
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. 1967. Very good 
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967.. 1967.. Very good. - Octavo, cloth, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The binding is very lightly bumped with a few very light stains to the front cover. There is some light soiling to the dust jacket, the jacket spine is somewhat darkened & there is a price-sticker on the front flap. x, [1] leaf & 395 pages. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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133 Hitler, Adolf REDE DES FUHRERS UND REICHSKANZLERS ADOLF HITLER VOR DEM REICHSTAG AM 20. FEBRUAR 1938
Berlin: M. Muller & Sohn, [1938]. [1938]. Good 
Berlin: M. Muller & Sohn, [1938].. [1938].. Good. - Squarish octavo, soft covers bound in printed cream wraps. The wraps are darkened & very lightly soiled & their front edges are lightly chipped with a small piece out of the bottom edge of the front wrap. 71 pages. The pages are darkened. Good only.

Hitler's February 20, 1938 Reichstag speech. The text is in German. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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134 Hojlund, Niels KRISE UDEN ALTERNATIV: En anaylse af dansk gronlandsdebat
[Kobenhavn, Denmark]: Gyldendal, (1972). (1972). Good 
[Kobenhavn, Denmark]: Gyldendal, (1972).. (1972).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial blue wrappers. The binding is rubbed & bumped with creasing to the spine & extremities. 218 & [1] pages. Good.

"Crisis Without an Alternative: An Analysis of the Danish Greenland Debate". A book about the relationship between Denmark and Greenland. The text is in Danish. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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135 Hollar, Wenceslaus A RARE ORIGINAL ETCHING: "THE PORTRAICTURE OF THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS & NOBLE WILLIAM OF NASSAU, PRINCE OF ORANGE, &C. BORNE 1627 & MARRIED 23 MAY 1641"
[Tho. Ienner], 1641. 1641. Very good 
[Tho. Ienner], 1641.. 1641.. Very good. RARE 1641 WENCESLAUS HOLLAR ETCHING OF 15 YEAR OLD WILLIAM II, PRINCE OF ORANGE - sc An original 7-3/8 inch high by 5 inch wide etching by Wenceslaus Hollar depicting the long curly-haired young William, prince of Orange in three-quarter profile with his head turned to the front. A riding whip in one hand, the young man holds his plumed hat in the other. A visored helmet lies on the ground at his feet. A cavalry regiment rides upon hillocks overlooking a Dutch town seen in the distant background. Titled under the image along the bottom with Hollar's name and the date "1641" printed within the plate at bottom left. Mounted at the corners from the verso, the etching is matted and simply framed under glass. Very good.

Provenance: British Museum duplicate sold by Kennedy Galleries.

The cardboard label of "Kennedy & Co. Rare Prints", with their decorative logo is mounted on the verso of the frame. The label identifies the etching as "William Prince of Orange. / Engraved by W. Hollar. / Fine. British Museum duplicate. / P. 1524". Kennedy & Co.'s label is further numbered "91547" at the top.

Pennington 1524, describes the image "Full length, half r., but looking to front. He has long curly hari and wears a deep lace-edged collar over a short decorated cape. His l. hand holds a long riding whip, his r. a plumed hat. A helmet with the visor up is on the ground to r. Behind on l. is a regiment of cavalry, on r. in distance a Dutch town./ Bor. Reports a state at Pr. With Jenner's address absent". The address, here either absent or trimmed, reads: "Are to the Sold by Tho. Ienner at the Old Exchange."

Prince William's actual birthdate was 1626. 
Price: 750.00 USD

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136 Houssaye, Arsene MADAME DE MAINTENON
Mossant, Vallon & Co., n.d. [1930s]. n.d. [1930s]. Very good 
Mossant, Vallon & Co., n.d. [1930s].. n.d. [1930s].. Very good. - Small quarto [7 inches high by 5 inches wide], softcover bound in printed white wraps with raised decorative patterning on the front wrap, sewn with white thread. The edges of the wraps are slightly darkened & the rear wrap is lightly soiled with a tiny black stain. [28] pages. Very good.

Mossant & Vallon produced fine felt hats in the 1930s. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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137 Howard, Michael; Louis, William Roger; editors THE OXFORD HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Oxford, U.K./New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. 1998. Fine 
Oxford, U.K./New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.. 1998.. Fine. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. xxii & 458 pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. Near fine.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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138 Huddleston, Sisley EUROPE IN ZIGZAGS. Social, Artistic, Literary, and Political Affairs on the Continent. With 36 Illustrations
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1929. 1929. Good 
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1929.. 1929.. Good. - Octavo, decorative tan cloth. The covers are bumped and soiled. 354 pages, illustrated with 36 sepia-toned photographic illustrations on 32 plates, including depictions of Mussolini, Gabriele d'Annunzio, German Athletic Youth, Heinrich and Thomas Mann, etc. Good.

First edition. As the sub-title so aptly describes it, this work captures the social, artistic and political flavor of Europe in the late twenties. Though still several years away, the coming war looms within the sub-text. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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139 Jessett, Montague George. THE KEY TO SOUTH AFRICA: DELAGOA BAY.
NY: New Amsterdam Book Company / London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899. 1899. Good 
NY: New Amsterdam Book Company / London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899.. 1899.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on front cover & in gilt with vignette stamped in gilt on spine. The covers are lightly bumped & the head & tail of the spine are rubbed. xvii, 177 & [1] pp. & 16-page publisher's catalogue. B&W portrait frontispiece & 11 B&W plates. The book is cracked at page 38; the endpapers are darkened; there is scattered light foxing & soiling; 1 plate is detached with the front edge roughed. Good.

First American edition.

In view of the projected acquistion of the southeast African port of Delagoa Bay by Great Britain, the author sets out to give an account of its history, trade, inhabitants, flora and fauna, its harbour, its town of Lourenco Marques and the Delagoa Bay railway, stressing the strategic importance of the port for Britain. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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140 Johnston, William M VIENNA VIENNA: The Golden Age 1815-1914
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishers, (1981). (1981). 0517545551 / 9780517545553 Fine 
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishers, (1981).. (1981).. Fine. - Quarto [11-5/8 inches high by 7-7/8 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The rear panel of the dust jacket is lightly rubbed. 332 pages. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Near fine.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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