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  1. 137893
    COKE, Edward. The First Part of the Institutes of the Lawes of England.

    London : 1628

    First edition of "the first textbook on the modern common law... of the highest authority" (Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law); retaining the folding table, often absent.

    Three further books were published in 1641, but "the first is the most elaborate and is the fruit of a lifetime's study, and utilizes all Coke's learning and experience.... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 137893

  2. 148798
    SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    London : 1786

    Fourth edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), originally published in 1776; a pleasing copy in a contemporary calf binding.

    "The 'Advertisement to the Fourth Edition' announces that no alterations of any kind have been made to this edition. Cannan noted some small variations, which can be attributed to small... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 148798

  3. Lombard Street: a Description of the Money Market.
    BAGEHOT, Walter. Lombard Street: a Description of the Money Market.

    New York : 1874

    Early US edition, first published in the US and the UK the previous year, here stereotyped by the Women's Printing House.

    Described by J. M. Keynes as "an undying classic", Lombard Street analyses the operation of the British financial system, focusing on the economic role of the Bank of England. Bagehot's recommendation that the Bank alter... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148911

  4. The Autobiography.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. The Autobiography.

    London : 1967-68-69

    First editions, first impressions. Completed in the year of his death and published sequentially in the following two years. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 147858

  5. Economic Essays and Addresses.
    PIGOU, Arthur Cecil, & Dennis H. Robertson. Economic Essays and Addresses.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression. A collection of six pieces by Pigou and five by Robertson, all written in the late 1920s and most previously published in economic journals. Pigou's work covers a range of topics, while Robertson focuses largely on monetary problems. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 146488

  6. Théorie des Sentimens Moraux;
    SMITH, Adam; BLAVET, Jean-Louis, M. l'Abbé (trans.) Théorie des Sentimens Moraux;

    Paris : 1774-5

    First edition of the second French translation of Scottish moral philosopher and economist Adam Smith's ground-breaking first work, The theory of moral sentiments (London, 1759), in an attractive contemporary binding.

    This work introduced the concept of the "invisible hand", guiding individuals to advance community interest, laying the philosophical... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 146600

  7. Is Unemployment Inevitable?
    PIGOU, Arthur Cecil, & others. Is Unemployment Inevitable?

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of papers on the underlying causes of unemployment, including an essay by Pigou, "Correctives of the Trade Cycle". With a pencilled presentation note initialled by the economist Sir Dennis Holme Robertson loosely inserted: "P. K. Debenham Esq with thanks DHR". Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 146468

  8. The Fallacy of Saving.
    ROBERTSON, John Mackinnon. The Fallacy of Saving.

    London & New York : 1892

    First edition, an expanded version of an essay first read to the Political Economy Circle of the National Liberal Club by the journalist Robertson, at this time editor of the National Reformer following Charles Bradlaugh's death.

    In the first part he studies the views of economists on saving from Adam Smith, Turgot, Lauderdale, Malthus, Sismondi,... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 146487

  9. My Early Life; Thoughts and Adventures, Great Contemporaries, Step by Step.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. My Early Life; Thoughts and Adventures, Great Contemporaries, Step by Step.

    London : 1947

    A presentation set to his pilot, inscribed by the author on the initial blank of My Early Life "To Air Commodore G. Powell from Winston S. Churchill 1948", signed on the initial blank of Thoughts and Adventures, and initialled in the following two volumes.

    Powell recounts the story of the volumes in his memoirs: "In my Ferry Command days my job... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 138000

  10. Keeping Faith.
    CARTER, Jimmy. Keeping Faith.

    New York : 1982

    First edition, first printing, of Jimmy Carter's presidential memoirs, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Best wishes to Dr Saeed Farhat - Jimmy Carter". Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148646

  11. Talking Peace.
    CARTER, Jimmy. Talking Peace.

    New York : 1993

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Best wishes to Dr Saeed Farhat - Jimmy Carter". In Talking Peace, Carter outlines the reasons for global conflict and the possibility of peace. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 148647

  12. Macaulay's Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham.
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington, Lord. Macaulay's Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham.

    London : 1901

    An attractively bound copy of the historian and Whig politician Lord Macaulay's essays on William Pitt the Elder, first published in Macaulay's internationally famous Critical and Historical Essays (1843).

    A man of literature, Macaulay (1800-1859) "was not a natural politician. He was a fine orator in a parliament which still admired elaborate,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146355

  13. The Works.
    ROOSEVELT, Theodore. The Works.

    New York : 1923-26

    Memorial Edition, number 440 of 1,000 sale copies (a further 50 were for presentation), signed by Edith Kermit Roosevelt, wife of Theodore, on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 138232

  14. George IV mahogany dining table, with set of ten Regency mahogany chairs.
    THATCHER, Margaret. George IV mahogany dining table, with set of ten Regency mahogany chairs.

    Margaret Thatcher's dining table, acquired by her when furnishing the five-storey Chester Square house which she bought in 1991 following her leaving office as Prime Minister, and kept and used by her in the house until her death in 2013. It thereafter entered storage until acquisition by Peter Harrington directly from the Margaret Thatcher estate.... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 148223

  15. The Gazette of the United States.
    BILL OF RIGHTS. The Gazette of the United States.

    New York : 1789

    First known printing of the final Bill of Rights, as passed by both houses of Congress on 25 September 1789 and submitted for ratification by the states on the 28 September 1789, here published in the leading Federalist newspaper of the day, the 3 October 1789 issue of the Gazette of the United States.

    "The Convention of a number of the States... Learn More
    £32,500.00

    Stock Code: 146167

  16. Of the Law of Nature and Nations.
    PUFENDORF, Samuel. Of the Law of Nature and Nations.

    Oxford : 1703

    First edition in English, first published as De jure Naturae et Gentium libri octo in 1672.

    The legal theorist, historian and theologian Samuel von Pufendorf (1632-1694) was the first professor of the Law of Nature and of Nations in a German university at Heidelberg. In his works on political science "he attempted to strike a middle path between... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 147396

  17. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, in the scarce jacket, of perhaps the most significant economics book of the 20th century.

    The General Theory was written in the aftermath of the Great Depression, when the old economic order was widely seen to have failed. Keynes argued that government must intervene in the economy, directing wages, investment,... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 145517

  18. Our Land and Land Policy, National and State.
    GEORGE, Henry. Our Land and Land Policy, National and State.

    San Francisco : 1871

    First edition of Henry George's first book, a vigorous remonstrance against indiscriminate land concession to corporate bodies, in which he "outlined the basic idea to which he devoted the rest of his life: that society's 'fundamental mistake is in treating land as private property'. Human labour can create wealth, he argued, only when it is applied... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136978

  19. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.

    London : 1841

    First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 128845

  20. 127180
    [ANONYMOUS.] An essay on the political economy of nations:

    London : 1821

    First edition of this anonymously authored work, divided into three sections: "the principles of production, revenue, and consumption", "on the commercial intercourse of nations" and "considerations on the past and present state of international commerce". Subjects dealt with include the formation of wealth, the nature of capital, the extent of demand... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 127180

  21. Conversations on Political Economy;
    MARCET, Jane. Conversations on Political Economy;

    London : 1816

    First edition of Marcet's popular work on economics, designed for the use of schools. Taking the format of a dialogue between a female teacher and pupil, the two explore the concepts of capital, labour, property, commerce and money, in a casual conversational style readily understandable by the book's youthful audience. At a time when the discipline... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125362

  22. A Revision of the Treaty.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. A Revision of the Treaty.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second work on the German reparations, arguing for a reduction in payments demanded from Germany.

    Following the success of Keynes's first work on the question of German reparations, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, the Sunday Times paid Keynes a large sum for five widely syndicated articles... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148645

  23. The Path to Power.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on an initial blank. The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister; it followed the Downing Street Years, published in 1993, which detailed her time in office. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 148626

  24. A Revision of the Treaty.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. A Revision of the Treaty.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second work on the German reparations, arguing for a reduction in payments demanded from Germany.

    Following the success of Keynes's first work on the question of German reparations, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, the Sunday Times paid Keynes a large sum for five widely syndicated articles... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 148644

  25. The Collected Speeches.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Collected Speeches.

    Norwalk, CT : 1998

    First Easton Press edition, number 1,873 of 2,000 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page. The volume gathers Thatcher's notable speeches from 1968 to 1996; it was first published in the UK the previous year. This copy includes the publisher's certificate of authenticity with Thatcher's printed signature, dated 18 March 1998. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148625

  26. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest,
    BLACKSTONE, William. The Great Charter and Charter of the Forest,

    Oxford : 1759

    First edition. "A work of the highest importance for the historian and the constitutional lawyer and shows that Blackstone was a very competent and learned historical scholar" (Walker, p. 136), and which won him election to the Society of Antiquaries.

    The volume contains the texts of fourteen mediaeval documents, tracing the history of Magna... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 147783

  27. Principles of Political Economy.
    MILL, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy.

    London : 1857

    Fourth edition of Mill's great treatise on political economy; a nice example in the original cloth. "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). "To many generations of students, Mill's Principles was the undisputed... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 147268

  28. 146001
    NEALE, Edward Vansittart. Feasts and Fasts:

    London : 1845

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page, "With the author's affectionate regards". Neale (1810-1892) was a barrister and Christian Socialist, who in this work offers an account of how religious observances have been enshrined in law over time.

    The recipient, John Scott, 2nd Earl of Eldon (1805-1854), was the author's stepson;... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 146001

  29. Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu [Quotations from Chairman Mao.]
    MAO ZEDONG. Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu [Quotations from Chairman Mao.]

    [No location, but probably Beijing or Tianjin, : May 1964]

    First edition, first printing, of Mao's Little Red Book, in the second state with corrected text, and retaining Lin Biao's endorsement leaf, often removed from copies.

    The first edition, printed for the General Political Department of the People's Liberation Army, was issued in two bindings, in red vinyl plastic, and in printed wrappers. The... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 143107

  30. Essais sur le commerce; le luxe; l'argent; l'intérêt de l'argent; les impôts; le crédit public, et la balance du commerce.
    HUME, David. Essais sur le commerce; le luxe; l'argent; l'intérêt de l'argent; les impôts; le crédit public, et la balance du commerce.

    Paris & Lyon : 1767

    Third edition in French of Hume's Political Discourses, translating the seven essays on economics which first appeared in English in 1752. Together they rank as one of the major economic writings of the 18th century. Hume's specific contributions to economic thought include the so-called "specie-flow mechanism" and the "theory of creeping inflation".... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 120782

  31. Le Livre des Prieres Communes, Et de l'Administration des Sacremens,
    BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER; French & English. Le Livre des Prieres Communes, Et de l'Administration des Sacremens,

    Oxford : 1717

    An attractive early Georgian binding for this bilingual BCP. "A reissue of the French-English 1717 'Book of common prayer', with a new titlepage and preliminaries in French added before the original parallel French and English titlepages, and slight resetting by removal of ornaments in the direction lines" (ESTC). In this copy, the French title appears... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 71427

  32. Études d'économie politique appliquée.
    WALRAS, Leon. Études d'économie politique appliquée.

    Lausanne & Paris : 1898

    First edition of this collection of articles, originally intended to complete Walras's Élements d'économie politique pure under the title Élements d'économie politique appliquée. The treatise remained unfinished, however, and it was eventually published in the form of incomplete Études.

    "Three-quarters of the volume are devoted to money... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 147799

  33. 147796
    MALTHUS, Thomas. On the Measure of the Conditions Necessary to the Supply of Commodities;

    London : 1829

    First appearance in print of these two papers by Malthus on the subject of value, as contained in parts I (pp. 171-180) and II (pp. 74-81) of the first volume of the Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature, here bound together. The papers were read before the society by Malthus in May 1825 and November 1827.

    In the first paper, Malthus... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 147796

  34. The Art of Money-Getting;
    BARNUM, Phineas Taylor. The Art of Money-Getting;

    New York : [c.1882]

    First edition of the American showman Phineas Taylor Barnum's guide to acquiring wealth, giving advice on choosing a vocation, avoiding debt, advertising, and preserving your integrity. It is a more sensible guide than may be expected, and not a handbook of get-rich-quick schemes; the dedication is "To the young men of America who desire to gain a financial... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 148289

  35. Anarchy and Anarchists.
    SCHAACK, Michael J. Anarchy and Anarchists.

    Chicago : 1889

    First edition of this self-serving account by the Chicago police captain who served as the lead investigator in the aftermath of the Haymarket bombing and subsequent trials. In the affair, on 4 May 1886, a bomb was thrown at police during a labour protest against the killing of several workers the previous day; seven police officers were killed and... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 148282

  36. Rights of Man:
    PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man:

    London [White Edinburgh] : 1791 & 1792

    Sixth London edition of Paine's Rights of Man (the year of first publication), bound with the first and only edition of White's Rational Freedom, a scarce and impassioned condemnation of Paine, in a sammelband of five political works.

    Paine's great defense of the inalienable rights of the people, and their right to revolution when governments... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 148283

  37. The Stocks Examined and Compared:
    FAIRMAN, William. The Stocks Examined and Compared:

    London : 1795

    First edition of Fairman's frequently-reprinted manual for investors, bound in an eclectic sammelband of seven works. The author, who worked as life-accountant to the corporation of the Royal-Exchange Assurance, here offers information on a host of government investment schemes, listing the various public funds available, including annuities, bank stock,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 136213

  38. Collection of 9 Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports.
    CRETE. Collection of 9 Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports.

    London : 1886 - 1912

    Extremely scarce: a substantial run of Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports relating to Crete, issued by the Foreign Office at a turbulent period when the island was emerging from Ottoman control; those for the period 1901-04 published in an edition of 1,400 copies each, the last four years in tiny print runs of between 75 and 90 copies only.

    This... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146336

  39. 96325
    PAUL, Leslie A. Co-operation in the U.S.S.R.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 96325

  40. 148295comp
    MONDALE, Walter F. The Accountability of Power.

    New York : 1975

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Jacques & Jacqueline with best wishes Walter Mondale". In his first book, Mondale sets out the new approach to the Presidency that is needed after Vietnam and Watergate. The book set the ground for his own candidacy on a Presidential ticket, firstly in his successful... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 148295

  41. 148294comp
    TURNER, Stansfield. Secrecy and Diplomacy: the CIA in Transition.

    Boston : 1985

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the Americans Public Affairs television organization C-Span on the half-title: "To CSPAN - Thanks for all you do to inform the American public - Stan Turner". Turner served as Director of the CIA from 1977 to 1981, following senior roles in the military. The present book outlines his approach... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 148294

  42. 148288comp
    HERZOG, Chaim. The War of Atonement.

    Boston : 1975

    First US edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page: "For William Safire, in appreciation. Chaim Herzog".

    William Safire (1929-2009) was a long-time political columnist for The New York Times, and winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2006. He became friends with Herzog, and hosted him for dinners in New York.... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148288

  43. 148293comp
    DEVINE, Frank J. El Salvador: Embassy Under Attack.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a fellow member of the US Foreign Service, Ruth V. Verdin: "To Ruth Verdin, good friend, long-time diplomatic colleague, excellent source of administrative support in San Salvador, and a real credit to the Foreign Service, with all best wishes of the author, Frank J.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 148293

  44. 148284comp
    HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To James H Douglas Jr With the kind Regards of Herbert Hoover".

    James Henderson Douglas Jr. (1899-1988) was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by Hoover towards the end of his administration, and continued in the role under Franklin Roosevelt... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 148284

  45. 148285comp
    NIXON, Richard. Real Peace.

    New York : 1983

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 37th President on the front free endpaper "To Strobe Talbott with warm regards - from Richard Nixon 12-15-83".

    Strobe Talbott (born 1946) was then Time Magazine's principal correspondent on Soviet-American relations. He later served as Deputy Secretary of State from 1994 to 2001, and as president... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 148285

  46. Liberalism and the Social Problem.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Liberalism and the Social Problem.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such then-pressing issues as the conciliation of South Africa, imperial preference, labour exchanges, and unemployment insurance. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 147790

  47. The Tithe War.
    WALLACE, Doreen. The Tithe War.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression. During the agricultural depression of the 1930s, Doreen Wallace campaigned against the imposition of tithes, leading to the impounding of the stock on her two farms in 1934, followed by a siege at Wortham Manor, confrontation with local Blackshirts and bankruptcy in 1939. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 96334

  48. 121427
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.

    London : 1841

    First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 121427

  49. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
    SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    Dublin : 1793

    Fifth Dublin edition, in an attractive contemporary Irish binding, of Smith's masterpiece, the most significant economics book ever published; the first Dublin edition was published in 1776, the same year as the first London edition.

    Provenance: the copy of Richard Lovell Edgeworth junior (1764-1796), the son of the Anglo-Irish politician, writer... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 146656

  50. 125289
    KROPOTKIN, P. Fields, Factories and Workshops.

    Boston : 1899

    First US edition of this landmark anarchist text by Pyotr Kropotkin (1842-1921), in which he argued for a way of living based on co-operation with a focus on local production rather than competition. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 125289

  51. 148006comp
    CLINTON, Bill. My Life.

    New York : 2004

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page "To Chris Hohn Happy 40th! It's a great decade - Thanks Bill Clinton 10/27/2006". The recipient, Sir Christopher Anthony Hohn (born 1966) is an English hedge fund manager and philanthropist, and a major donor to the Clinton Foundation. When the book was inscribed, October 27 2006,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148006

  52. Public Faces. A Novel.
    NICOLSON, Harold. Public Faces. A Novel.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, of Nicolson's great (and, from the jacket blurb, seemingly prophetic) political novel: "Staged in the Foreign Office, the book describes how, during the first week of June, 1939, Great Britain becomes involved in an international crisis, which exposes her to the alternative of complete humiliation or of war against a... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 147737

  53. 135273
    (DARIEN SCHEME.) HARRIS, Walter, attrib. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:

    [Edinburgh?] : 1700

    One of two editions of that year, without established priority. The pamphlet has been variously attributed to James Hodges, Archibald Foyer, and Walter Harris, with the last the most probable, and it was certainly Harris who was felt to be the author at the time. The pamphlet was "an appeal to Scotchmen not to waste their money in the Scheme... the... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 135273

  54. 145519
    CRIMEA. Statistiko-ekonomicheskiy atlas Kryma [Statistical and Economic Atlas of Crimea].

    Simferopol : 1922

    First and only edition of this scarce informational atlas compiled and published by the regional statistical department for the Crimea, and consisting of arresting visual representations: thematic maps, line and bar graphs, pie charts, and a number of hybrids thereof. The text unusually given in both Russian and Arabic. An attractive, but intrinsically... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 145519

  55. Signed royal warrant, appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder.
    QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Signed royal warrant, appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder.

    1975

    Signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at head ("Elizabeth R"), appointing Colin Stanley Harvey to the Office of Recorder for a term of three years, countersigned underneath by the Lord High Chancellor Baron Elwyn-Jones, and with a typed letter to the recipient enclosing the warrant, dated 3 November 1975 and signed by Hume Boggis-Rolfe, Deputy Secretary... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146590

  56. Grande et horrible conspiration des demoiselles du Palais-Royal contre les droits de l'homme.
    FRIQUET, Madelon, pseud. Grande et horrible conspiration des demoiselles du Palais-Royal contre les droits de l'homme.

    [Paris] : [c.1789]

    First edition of this scarce pamphlet defending the rights of sex workers in revolutionary France, in particularly fresh condition, with an engraved revolutionary plate pasted to the inside front wrapper. This work argues against the removal of sex workers from the gardens of the Palais royal through the use of thinly disguised gardening references... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141626

  57. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, commending his statue of George Washington.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, commending his statue of George Washington.

    15 July 1957

    A typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962): "Thank you so much for sending me the photographs of your statue of George Washington. I think it is magnificent, and am honoured to have been a patron of your exhibition. Yours very sincerely, Winston S. Churchill".

    Haseltine's sculptures, generally... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145818

  58. The Planters Manual:
    COTTON, Charles (trans.) The Planters Manual:

    London : 1675

    First edition of Charles Cotton's translation of Robert Triquel's Instructions pour les Arbres Fruictiers, first published in Paris in 1653. The manual guides the gardener to growing orchard and garden fruit, Cotton's preface beseeching the English gentleman to furnish his gardens with such fruit trees, as is the French fashion.

    The poet and... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 145809

  59. Common Stocks as Long Term Investments.
    SMITH, Edgar Lawrence. Common Stocks as Long Term Investments.

    New York : 1924

    First edition, first printing. "The first work to recommend stocks over bonds, Smith's book marks a significant shift away from the perception of stocks as pure speculation. While he and others, including Kenneth van Strum, promoted equity investing, their views also provided justification for the activity leading up to the 1929 crash" (Dennistoun &... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 135571

  60. Statement of some new Principles on the Subject of Political Economy exposing the Fallacies of the System of Free Trade, and of some other Doctrines maintained in the "Wealth of Nations."
    RAE, John. Statement of some new Principles on the Subject of Political Economy exposing the Fallacies of the System of Free Trade, and of some other Doctrines maintained in the "Wealth of Nations."

    Boston : 1834

    First edition, scarce and often overlooked, of "one of the highlights of classical economic theory" (K. H. Hennings in The New Palgrave). A native of Scotland, Rae (1796-1872) emigrated to Canada, and thence to America, where this, his only publication, was written. Originally intended as an appendix to a larger work on the Natural History and Statistics... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 134300

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