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  1. 116976

    Education and the Social Order.

    First edition, first impression (published in the same year as the US edition, published by W. W. Norton & Company and entitled Education and the Modern World). An exceptional copy in the very scarce dust jacket. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116976


  2. 116938

    My Dear Churchill,

    and other open letters to persons in authority.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1941

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116938


  3. 116863

    Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.

    Speeches at a Dinner in Honour of His Excellency the American Ambassador The Hon. Frank B. Kellogg; "Speeches at the Dinner to Celebrate the Bi-centenary of the Birth of George Washington"; "Order of Ceremony at the Unveiling of the Memorial to President Roosevelt by Mrs. Roosevelt"; "The Pilgrims Dinner to Mrs. Roosevelt at the Savoy Hotel"; "Speeches at the Pilgrims Dinner in honour of General Matthew B. Ridgway, U.S.A. (Supreme Commander, Allied Powers in Europe) at the Savoy Hotel".
    First edition, first impression. This collection of pamphlets dates from 30 January 1925 to 14 October 1952, preserving speeches from Pilgrim Society events held at the Savoy or Hotel Victoria in London. Established in 1902, the objective of the Pilgrims Societies of Great Britain and the United States was, and remains, to encourage and preserve the Anglo-American relationship. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1925-1952

    Published: [London]

    Stock Code: 116863


  4. 116565

    Women Who Work.

    First edition, first impression, of this survey of women workers in inter-war Britain. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1937

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116565


  5. 116558

    Capital and Labour;

    Including The Results of Machinery.
    First separate edition of the author's study of the effects of industrialisation on the production of wealth. Capital and Labour was originally published as part of the author's series The Rights of Industry: addressed to the working men of the United Kingdom in 1831. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1845

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116558


  6. 116554

    History Of Western Philosophy.

    and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.
    First UK edition, first impression, an exceptional copy. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy, from the Orphism of Ancient Greece to the Logical Positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the "civilisation" for which they were fighting. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1946

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116554


  7. 116542

    Politics in the Train.

    First edition, first impression. From the library of the third Viscount Esher, Oliver Sylvain Baliol [Brett], marked in pencil on the final page of text, "E, Sept. 1936", presumably the date he read it. A political text relating a conversation on a train to Leicester in which Nicolson explains his reasons for joining the National Labour Group. Nicolson had entered the House of Commons as National Labour Member of Parliament for Leicester West in the 1935 election. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116542


  8. 116513

    The Logic of Preference.

    First edition, first impression, of this expanded version of a lecture on ethics and logic given at the University of Edinburgh in 1962. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1963

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 116513


  9. 116512

    The Self and Its Brain.

    With 66 Figures.
    First edition, first impression. The Self and Its Brain was the result of a long collaboration between the distinguished historian of science, Karl Popper, and Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist John C. Eccles, who sought to develop a philosophy of the mind that would take into account both philosophical ideas of the self and new scientific discoveries about how the brain works. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1977

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116512


  10. 116501

    Essays in Persuasion.

    First edition, first impression. "Keynes' intensive public activity with respect to the policy discussions of the inter-war period was reflected in the more than three-hundred articles he wrote for the ‘highbrow' news magazines of the time (particularly the Nation and Athenaeum- of whose board Keynes was chairman in the 1920's - and its successor The New Statesman and Nation) as well as for the popular press. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116501


  11. 116495

    In Darkest England and the Way Out.

    First edition. Published in the same year as Stanley's 'In Darkest Africa', the ironic title of this work aptly expresses the moral outrage felt by the author at the physical and spiritual misery of England's pauper classes. "Booth's colossal self-confidence, his burning sense of injustice coupled with unswerving devotion to his purpose, and his deep sympathy with the unfortunate, made of him an evangelist and an organiser of the first order. Learn More

    Date of Publication: [1890],

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116495


  12. 116494

    How to Pay for the War.

    A Radical Plan for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116494


  13. 116488

    The Theory of Political Economy.

    First edition. Jevons (1835–1882), whom Schumpeter describes as "one of the most genuinely original economists who ever lived" (History of Economic Analysis, 1997, first published 1954, p. 826), here presents his marginal utility theory of value. Palgrave claims that in this work Jevons "attempts nothing less than the reconstruction of the science of economics as the calculus of human satisfactions. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1871

    Published: London and New York

    Stock Code: 116488


  14. 116476

    De l'Esprit des loix.

    Ou du Rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c. à quoi l’auteur a ajouté des recherches nouvelles sur les loix romaines touchant les successions, sur les loix françoises, & sur les loix féodales.
    First edition of this classic in social science which influenced the formation of the United States Constitution and was the ideological basis of the French Revolution. "The most distinctive aspect of this immense syllabus is its moderation: a quality not designed to achieve official approval in 1748. It is an always original survey which is neither doctrinaire, visionary, eccentric, nor over-systematic" (PMM). Learn More

    Date of Publication: [1748]

    Published: Geneva

    Stock Code: 116476


  15. 116468

    The Great Crash 1929.

    First UK edition, first impression. A bestseller on publication which has never out of print since, Galbraith's study is an economic history of the build-up to the Wall Street Crash, written on the principle that those that don't know history are destined to repeat it. Not without its lighter moments, as the Financial Times' reviewer observed, "Professor Galbraith performed a necessary and useful task in producing a lively and highly readable account of that disaster. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116468


  16. 116448

    Business Cycles.

    A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process.
    First edition, first impression, of Schumpeter's "impressive work on business cycles" (The New Palgrave). "A prominent member of the department of economics at Harvard University in its golden decade of the 1930's [Schumpeter] published a massive two-volume study of Business Cycles, in which once again the entrepreneur was placed at the centre of events" (Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, p. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1939

    Published: New York and London

    Stock Code: 116448


  17. 116436

    The Works.

    Formerly printed separately: and now first collected together, with some other pieces never before printed. Published by George Edward Ayscough, Esq., The third edition: to which is added a general index.
    An attractive set in unassuming contemporary calf, with an engrossing provenance: from the library of the Scottish slave-trader, merchant and diplomat Richard Oswald (1705?-1784), with the simple booklabels of Auchincruive House (his Adam-designed mansion in south Ayrshire) and ownership inscriptions (first page of the opening chapter in each volume) of his grand nephew, Richard Alexander Oswald (1771-1841), Liberal MP for Ayrshire and author of pamphlets opposing the Corn Laws. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1776

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116436


  18. 116409

    Advices from Parnassus, in two centuries.

    With the political touchstone, and an appendix to it. To which is added, a continuation of the advices, by Girolamo Briani of Modena. All translated from the Italian by several hands. Revis’d and corrected by Mr. Hughes. With an alphabetical table to the whole book.
    First edition in English to be "revis'd and corrected" by the busy and versatile Augustan writer John Hughes (1678?-1720) - "the most qualified librettist of his day" (ODNB), contributing notably to Handel's Acis and Galatea (1718), working alongside Pope and Gay - who supplied translations of Latin and French classics, particularly to Jacob Tonson, the leading publisher of the period. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1706

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116409


  19. 116357

    Thorie du paradoxe.

    [Bound with:] Théorie du libelle, ou L'Art de calomnier avec fruit, dialogue philosophique, pour servir de supplément à La Théorie du paradoxe. [By Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet; and:] Réponse sérieuse à M. L[inguet], par l'auteur de La Théorie du paradoxe.
    First collected edition of these three libelles. André Morellet (1727–1819) wrote his Théorie du paradoxe (1775) as a rebuttal to Linguet's anti-Physiocratic treatise on politics Théorie des lois civiles (1767), a work which "offended the Économistes by its disregard of Natural Law and its championship of Asiatic Despotism over modern freedom" (William Oliver Coleman, Economics and Its Enemies, 2002, p. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1775

    Published: Amsterdam [but Paris]

    Stock Code: 116357


  20. 116346

    L'Intérêt général de l'État, ou, La Liberté du commerce des blés,

    démontrée conforme au droit naturel; au droit public de la France; aux lois fondamentales du royaume; à l'intérêt commun du souverain et de ses sujets dans tous les temps: avec la réfutation d'un nouveau systême, publié [par l'abbé Galiani] en forme de dialogues, sur le commerce des blés.
    First edition of the author's defence of Physiocracy in general and of its position on the grain trade in particular. A prominent Physiocrat who was invited by Catherine II to spread the doctrine to St. Petersburg , Mercier "published what many (for example, Smith, 1776, p. 679; Mill, 1824, p. 712) considered to be the most comprehensive exposition of Physiocratic doctrine in his L'Ordre Naturel et Essentiel des Sociétés Politiques (1767)" (The New Palgrave III, p. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1770

    Published: Amsterdam; et se trouve

    Stock Code: 116346


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