Ahmedabad, Navajivan Publishing House, 1948-49.
2 vols, vol.I third edition, vol.II first edition. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Dust-jackets.
Distinctly uncommon to find both volumes, in early and first edition respectively, in the jackets. A seminal work that collects Gandhi's thoughts on his philosophy of non-violence, or "ahimsa," and its application in both peaceful and wartime contexts. The work is comprised mainly of letters, articles, and other writings by Gandhi himself.
A story which began in China
London, Cape, 1947.
First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, priced 10s6d.
The autobiography of the daughter of a Chinese diplomat, reflecting on her experiences and education in England and the USA, and her time learning to paint in France.
London, Leslie Frewin, 1972.
First edition. 8vo. Original black boards lettered in gilt to spine. Dust-jacket, priced £2.70.
A perhaps unsurprisingly rare book, the title (the author's own choice, as the jacket blurb is quick to identify) no doubt causing some anxiety and leading to subsequent editions being retitled. The work recounts the author's experiences at the famous Eton Colleges, both good & bad.
New York, Sturgis & Walton, 1910.
First US edition. 8vo. Original red cloth gilt.
The fourth and final book of non-fiction by Stoker, exposing various impostors and hoaxes from history. Scarce in such excellent condition.