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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to politics, or political science, that branch of social science which deals with systems of government, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts and political behaviour.

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  1. A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
    First edition of each work, a highly interesting assemblage of three works relating to Burke's controversial Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her politics from the Dissenters,... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 110724

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  2. Left Wings Over Europe: or How to Make a War About Nothing.
    £375

    Stock Code: 105409

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  3. Who Speaks for the Negro?
    First edition, first printing. This copy from the library of the American civil rights activist and anthropologist Carroll G. Barber, with his ownership inscription to front pastedown. Loosely inserted is a short typewritten letter signed by Warren and addressed to Barber, in which Warren hopes that Barber may find the present... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 109820

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  4. The Old Gang and the New Gang.
    First edition, first impression. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his wife, "To my darling wife Geehos, 1933. Wyndham Lewis." Gladys Anne Hoskins (1900-1979) and Lewis were married in 1930, though he concealed this fact from his friends for much of the 1930s. In 1939 Lewis wrote to the wife of his friend... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 111659

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  5. Abraham Lincoln.
    First UK edition, first impression. Highly uncommon in this condition. Beveridge retired from politics in 1922 having unsuccessfully attempted to regain a seat in the Senate and dedicated his last few years to writing. "His great Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1858 (posthumously published in 1928) was so thorough and professionalized... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106658

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  6. Outlines of Economic Theory.
    First edition, first printing, for which Davenport is credited as "one of the first respectable economists to give serious attention to unemployment", suggesting that "the best ameliorative device was to be found 'in the postponement of all works of national or municipal improvement to seasons of labor stagnation'". Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 108304

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  7. Principles of Social Science.
    First edition. "Carey's economic views were sharply at variance with those of Ricardo and Malthus, and reflect the optimistic characteristic of American conditions favourable to economic expansion. The two leading themes of his writings were protectionism and harmony of interests The scope of Carey's optimistic belief in... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 108303

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  8. Principles of Political Economy.
    Second Chicago edition; originally published in New York and Chicago in 1878. "The importance of Roscher lies rather in the field of method than in dogma. He is sometimes considered as the founder in Germany of the historical method in political economy. This cannot be admitted without reservation But in one respect Roscher... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 108281

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  9. The Principles of Political Economy.
    First edition, along with The Elements of Politics (1891), one of two works representing "Sidgwick's attempt to bring professorial rigour and detachment to bear upon the major questions of policy and legislation. The Principles of Political Economy (1883) was an intellectually conservative work in two ways: first, its analytical... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 108268

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  10. Of Population.
    First edition. Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population (1798) was originally framed as a corrective to the utopian hopes of both Condorcet and Godwin, but by the time the Essay reached its fifth edition in 1817 Godwin was no longer mentioned and in danger of being forgotten. Godwin's long-meditated answer points to... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 108241

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  11. .
    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on Christmas Day 1984, just a few weeks after he was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning against apartheid in South Africa: "To Donald Cooke, God bless you. Thank you for your concern & support, Desmond Tutu, 25 Dec 84" (front... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 107053

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  12. Britons in Spain.
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by 14 members of the British Battalion of the International Brigade who served in the Spanish Civil War: John Potts, Mary E. Slater S.R.N.*, Jim Lowry, William Watson, W. J. Harrington (or Hannington), Sam Wild*, Ben Sturges, B. McKenna*, G. Fletcher*, Bob Cooney*, D. Hutchison,... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 105520

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  13. Manual of Political Economy.
    First edition of Fawcett's first book, highly successful in its day and running to eight editions, the last published in 1907. "It was modelled on John Stuart Mill's Principles of Political Economy, presenting the orthodox economic doctrines of the age, to which Fawcett subscribed, in an uncomplicated style, and filling... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 108367

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  14. An American Dilemma.
    First edition, first printing, one-volume issue. Myrdal shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics with Friedrich Hayek in 1974, for "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for their penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena." However, the... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 107445

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    Second edition, originally published in 1842, but with a new Introductory Letter (dated 1843); both editions are rare, this one recorded by Copac in only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Cambridge), and OCLC locates just one (Peabody Essex Museum). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the head... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 106216

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    £75

    Stock Code: 104866

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  17. 104703
    First edition of the official government paper pardoning the Tolpuddle Martyrs (otherwise the Dorchester Labourers, or Six Men of Dorset) and allowing their return to England. Their sentences of transportation to Australia for forming a trade union had caused a public outcry in 1834. In England, agitation against the sentences... Learn More
    £1,500

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  18. .
    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US the preceding year. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 104309

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  19. .
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 104120

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    First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page: "Le Prieur de Cheverny, Ex dono authoris". This is the principal work of the French economist Paul Boesnier de l'Orme (1724-1793), "one of the most systematic and comprehensive expositions of economics of its period" (Higgs). This copy has the... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 104258

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  21. 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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    First edition of a classic guide to the collecting of economic literature, written by the Ricardian economist John Ramsay McCulloch, himself a great collector, whose collection survives intact at Reading University. Each subject category receives its own chapter, with a general introduction followed by a survey of authors... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 101857

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  23. Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate Reform.
    First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Written in 1809, the Catechism is an example of the concern Bentham developed for representative democracy and, in Holdsworth's words, is the work that "signalized his conversion to the creed of the radical reformers" (History of English Law). Bentham... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 101511

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  24. The Old Gang and the New Gang.
    First edition, first impression, in the "much rarer" (Morrow & Lafourcade) red cloth binding; 1,000 copies were printed. Described by Lewis's bibliographers as "this short treatise concerning the emergence of the new school of political dictators rising to replace the 'old gang' of capitalist politicians". Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 103081

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  25. "I didn't never want me transport nationalized in the first place."
    The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100811

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  26. Sticking it to the Man.
    A hippy blows a defiant raspberry at the Establishment, represented by Judge, Priest, General (whited out), and Policeman. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 100802

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    An urbane Bentley comment likely relating to another failed ceasefire in the seemingly interminable French-Algerian War (1954-62), or perhaps more generally to the Cold War, which was also winding down at the time. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100610

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  28. New boys.
    A school bully looms superciliously over the Pakistani contingent of the new school intake. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at... Learn More
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    Commuters on the underground, reading the newspaper headline "Clarissa Believed Seen in Paris", remark that it is probably just Jacques Soustelle in disguise. Soustelle was an anthropologist and had been Governor General of Algeria, then Minister of State, but had disagreed with De Gaulle's turn for Algerian Independence.... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 100804

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  30. "Bevan and Delilah"
    A man at the record player asks his wife, "Now - how would you like 'Softly Awakes my Heart' from Saint-Saens' Bevan and Delilah?". Bentley's cartoon draws parallels between Labour firebrand Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960) and the seemingly indomitable biblical hero Samson, who was betrayed by his lover Delilah. The cartoons and... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 100793

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  31. "Believe it or not, they've gone and ordered clams!"
    A restaurant waiter, coming out of a room designated for "Mr Herter's Party", tells his colleague "Believe it or not, they've gone and ordered clams!" Christian Herter had recently been appointed US Secretary of State. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English... Learn More
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    Scarce first edition in French, a translation of Jane Marcet's John Hopkins's Notions on Political Economy (London, 1833). Jane Marcet was one of the earliest authors of popular scientific books. Her most successful work was Conversations on Political Economy (1816) which ran to many editions and exerted considerable influence... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 100974

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  33. .
    First edition, first printing. An excellent copy in the eye-catching dust jacket. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 100237

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  34. Adam Ferguson and the American Revolution.
    First edition thus, a transcript of the proceedings of the Carlisle Peace Commission, a group including Adam Ferguson, sent to America in April 1778 by the British Government in order to put an end to the American Revolutionary War. The transcript is made from one of three known copies, that belonging to Edinburgh University... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100189

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    First edition, "extremely rare" (The New Palgrave), of "one of the most important contributions in the history of the development of mathematical economics" (Theocharis, Early Developments in Mathematical Economics, p. 62). "His book is remarkable for its mathematical treatment of production, capital, money and the theory... Learn More
    £11,250

    Stock Code: 100452

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  36. The American Commonwealth.
    First edition. James Bryce, Viscount Bryce (1838-1922), jurist, historian, and politician. A classic work on the United States that discusses the political structure of American society, its legal system, and its people with an analysis that is both broad and in-depth. Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 96670

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  37. A Season in Paradise.
    First edition in English, first printing, of the author's anti-apartheid travelogue. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "B. Breytenbach, 17 June 1983, Rotterdam". Closely monitored by the Security Police from the start of his expedition in his native South Africa, Breytenbach finally had to carry on under an assumed... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 99126

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  38. Political disquisitions: or, an enquiry into public errors, defects, and abuses.
    First edition of Burgh's work in which he espoused an early form of universal (male) suffrage, and promoted the need for freedom of speech: "In a country which pretends to be free, and where, consequently, the people ought to have weight in the government, it is peculiarly necessary that the people be possessed of just notions... Learn More
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  39. Disturbing Elements in the Study and Teaching of Political Economy.
    First edition, first printing. James Bonar (1852-1941), civil servant, economist and one of the leading Malthusians of his day. Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 97198

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  40. Huskisson and His Age.
    First edition, first impression. Included is a collection of four autograph letters signed by C. R. Fay. Learn More
    £100

    Stock Code: 97254

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  41. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, first impression. A memoir of the socialist theorist and politician John Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden; "During the war he served in a succession of postsair raid warden, public relations officer, radio commentator, and Royal Air Force wing commander. With the war's end, Strachey was... Learn More
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  42. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, fourth impression. First published in March the same year. A memoir of the socialist theorist and politician John Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden; "During the war he served in a succession of postsair raid warden, public relations officer, radio commentator, and Royal Air Force wing commander.... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 96377

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  43. 1
    An attractive American edition of Jane Marcet's popular work on free market economic ideas for ordinary working people, first published in 1816. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 93466

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  44. 93458
    First edition under this title, originally published in 1653 under the title of Quaestio quodlibetica. Sir Roger Twysden, the man responsible for its first publication, states in the preface that the work was written "almost thirty yeares since", suggesting a date for its composition in the later 1620s. Filmer here defends... Learn More
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    First edition. Economie et Intérêt is Allais's second major publication, a massive work on capital and interest which has formed the basis for the so-called "golden rule of accumulation". This states that to maximise real income, the optimum rate of interest should equal the growth rate of the economy. Allais did not publish... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 96946

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  46. Entretiens de Phocion,
    First edition, further editions followed in 1766 and 1767; published in English in 1769 as Phocion's Conversations, or, the Relation between Morality and Politics. The major work of the French philosopher and writer Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-1785), a series of dialogues with the 4th century BC Athenian statesman Phocion.... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 96593

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  47. The Slavery Debates, 1952-1990.
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the half-title. During this period, a fierce debate raged in the US concerning the interpretation of the slavery era, partly ignited by Fogel and Engerman's 1974 publication, Time on the Cross, in which they concluded that slavery was a profitable and efficient labour... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 96392

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  48. Production for Victory, Not Profit!
    First edition, first impression. A critique of British industry, beset by war production problems and accusations of profiteering, and a call for nationalisation.

    Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about... Learn More
    £25

    Stock Code: 96216

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  49. .
    First edition. This political satire directed against the Elder Pitt has usually been attributed to Adam Ferguson. However, D. R. Raynor published an edition of the work in 1982 (Sister Peg, a pamphlet hitherto unknown by David Hume, Cambridge, CUP) with an authoritative introduction setting out the reasons for attribution... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 95354

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  50. 95099
    First edition, first impression, the Gollancz archive copy with their ink-stamp to the title-page; uncommon in the dust jacket. After 1945 "Britain had to face the fact that the difficulty of recruiting and retaining a capable nursing staff seriously hampered post-war hospital expansion and implementation of the National... Learn More
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  51. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
    First edition, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 95094

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  52. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
    First edition, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 95088

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  53. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
    First edition in wrappers, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 95087

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  54. Smuts and Swastika.
    First edition, second impression (printed before the release of the first impression). An account of contemporary affairs in the Union of South Africa.

    Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 95102

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  55. Overproduction and Crises.
    First edition in English by this pioneer of the theory of state socialism. His theories were rejected by both Marx and Engels, making Rodbertus "'one of the lost prophets who have been so frequent in the history of socialism'" (Palgrave p. 218). This book was originally published in Berlin in 1850 under the title Sociale... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 93454

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  56. The Last Year of Malcolm X.
    First edition, first printing. A re-evaluation of Malcolm X written two years after his assassination. "The curtain is lifted on the differences of policy and perspective within the Black Muslim movement which led to Malcolm's break" (front flap). Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 93398

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  57. The Pencourt File.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the authors on the front free endpaper, "with best wishes and thanks to Mo on the day we lost, Roger Courtiour. 22nd June 1979. / No! One one day that some people lost! But there's always tomorrow! And you! Barrie Penrose. London, June 22nd. 1979." Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 91981

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  58. The Psychology of Jingoism.
    First edition, first impression. In this book, Hobson elaborates on some issues raised in his previous book, The War in South Africa (1900). In particular, he explores the problem of national chauvinism and its connections to imperialism. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 89717

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  59. Begin Here.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's essay written with the purpose of suggesting "to a few readers some creative line of action which they, as individuals, can think and work towards the restoration of Europe." (Preface). Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 89219

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  60. Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.
    First edition, first printing, of the groundbreaking text that created the interdisciplinary research field of game theory. Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 84747

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