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MILL, John Stuart.

Rare books by John Stuart Mill, including signed first editions, first editions and finely bound copies of On Liberty and Principles of Political Economy.

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  1. Essays on some unsettled questions of political economy.
    First edition of a series of five theoretical essays on economic problems which Mill had composed around 1830, only one of which had been published. Gathering these earlier essays gave Mill the idea of preparing a major synoptic work that would expand and bring up to date the classic treatises of Smith and Ricardo, and it... Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 60896

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  2. 118755
    First edition, an excellent association copy linking two of the most important thinkers in the history of liberalism, from the library of the political philosopher and radical Thomas Hill Green (1836-1882), with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Green became an undergraduate at Balliol in 1855 and was... Learn More
    £5,250

    Stock Code: 118755

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  3. 124043
    First edition in Dutch, exceptionally rare. OCLC records just two copies in institutions outside the Netherlands: one at the British Library and one at the Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek in Beglium; there are eight listed as located in the Netherlands. First published in English earlier the same year, On Liberty, "perhaps more... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 124043

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  4. 124088
    First edition of this collection of John Stuart Mill's essays, which first appeared in either the Westminster Review or the Edinburgh Review. Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 124088

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  5. 119112
    First edition in Italian of Mill's Considerations on Representative Government. 'In his major work on political institutions, Considerations on Representative Government, the decline of individuality and the growing power of mass opinions are major reasons for Mill's advocacy of a number of reforms to protect minorities... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 119112

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  6. i1
    A letter written by John Stuart Mill to William Carr Sidgwick, elder brother of the philosopher Henry Sidgwick who, together with Mill would be a founding member of The Radical Club, established in 1870, in which Mill announces the forthcoming publication of his new edition of his father's work, The Analysis of the Phenomena... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 108158

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  7. The Subjection of Women.
    First edition, "the last of Mill's great political tracts" and his "most unpopular and bitterly contested" work (ODNB). Mill had long been a women's rights advocate, having been influenced by the thinking of his father, the Utilitarian philosopher James Mill, and by his long friendship with, and then marriage to, the philosopher... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 103455

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  8. 119395
    First edition in Polish of Mill's Utilitarianism (first, 1863), his important "definition of Utilitarianism, and a defence of the philosophy expressed by it" (MacMinn, et al.) The translator was the positivist philosopher, publicist, and jurist Feliks Bogacki (1847-1916). As stated on the title page, this Polish edition... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 119395

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  9. 129614
    First edition of Freud's translation into German of Mill's Subjection of Women, considered Freud's "only major non-scientific publication" (Norman exhibition catalogue) and his first publication in book form, issued here as volume twelve of Thomas Gompertz's first complete German edition of Mill's works, which began in 1869... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 129614

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  10. Principles of Political Economy.
    An attractive American edition, from the fifth London edition, originally published in 1848. "From the moment of publication, Mill's Principles was hailed as a classic, far more congenial to the public than earlier economic textbooks, and far more readable than the Logic" (ODNB). Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 96477

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