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  1. Théorie de la monnaie.
    WALRAS, Leon. Théorie de la monnaie.

    Lausanne : 1886

    First edition of this important contribution to Walras's monetary theory, in fine condition, the final text in a contemporary Sammelband of six related works on bimetallism. The ideas in Théorie de la monnaie would be revisited and fully developed in the fourth edition of Walras's Eléments d'économie politique pure, published 14 years later. Schumpeter... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 141141

  2. Work and Wealth: A Human Valuation.
    HOBSON, John Atkinson. Work and Wealth: A Human Valuation.

    London : 1914

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "A. G. Gardiner with the writer's kind regards". The recipient was most probably the journalist and author Alfred George Gardiner (1865-1946), chairman of the National Anti-Sweating League, which opposed sweatshops and campaigned for a minimum wage.

    "Hobson's... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141867

  3. The Riddle of the Sphinx: An Essay.
    CAMPION, George G. The Riddle of the Sphinx: An Essay.

    London : [1914]

    First and sole edition of this very scarce and interesting essay on education, printed for private circulation in presumably very small numbers. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "With the Author's Kind Regards, 22 Oct. 1914, G. G. C.". Campion (d. 1945) was consulting dental surgeon to the Manchester Dental Hospital. He... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141399

  4. Shirley Hall Asylum: or, the Memoirs of a Monomaniac.
    ROSSETTI, William Michael - GILBERT, William. Shirley Hall Asylum: or, the Memoirs of a Monomaniac.

    London : 1863

    First edition, William Michael Rossetti's copy, with his ownership inscription dated 1865, of this very scarce imaginary study of hypothetical psychoses. At once a gothic-fantastical Victorian novel and a serious psychiatric investigation, Shirley Hall Asylum tells the stories of various inmates of a lunatic asylum from the point of view of an escapee... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 108827

  5. Good News for Modern Man.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D., & Mamie Doud. Good News for Modern Man.

    New York : 1974

    Third edition, first published in 1971, this the special Eisenhower edition with wrappers featuring a portrait of Ike on the back panel with the quote beginning; "The Bible is endorsed by the ages. Our civilization is built upon its words", this copy inscribed on the half-title; "Merry Christmas to Dr. Hal Johnson from his friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140861

  6. Five-star Favorites.
    EISENHOWER, Mamie Doud. Five-star Favorites.

    New York : 1974

    First edition, limited issue, number 377 of 1000, of this fundraiser for the Eisenhower Medical Center, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "For Dr. & Mrs. Harold Johnson from their friend Mamie Doud Eisenhower, 1978", together with loosely inserted greetings card signed by Mamie. Dr. Johnson was Ike's principle physician after his retirement... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140863

  7. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.
    DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.

    Paris : 1912

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon collegue D. Parodi, Bien cordialement, E. Durkheim". Dominique Parodi (1870-1955) was among Durkheim's collaborators on their journal Année sociologique, subsequently the General Inspector of Public Instruction in France from 1919 to 1934, where he presided... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 140596

  8. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. At Ease. Stories I Tell to Friends.

    Garden City, New York : 1967

    First edition, special issue, ad personam publication bookplate "At Ease. Published June 16, 1967, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania", with typed addition, "For Dr. C. H. Johnson" and Eisenhower's autograph salutation, "With affectionate regard Dwight D. Eisenhower". Carl Harold "Hal" Johnson was Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement to Gettysburg.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140859

  9. Le Totémisme Aujourd'hui.
    LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Le Totémisme Aujourd'hui.

    Paris : 1962

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Pour Claudie et Claude Tardits en amical hommage, Claude Levi Strauss", and with the recipient pencil annotations. Claude Tardits (1921-2007) was a French ethnologist and anthropologist specialised in Africa, best known for his thesis on the Bamoum kingdom, published in 1980.... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 140937

  10. Premières notions d'économie politique.
    GIDE, Charles. Premières notions d'économie politique.

    Paris : [c.1921]

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "à Monsieur illegible hommage de l'auteur, C. Gide". Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140932

  11. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.

    Garden City, New York : 1963-65

    The first volume the first trade edition, the second a copy of the limited edition bound without limitation leaf, both warmly inscribed to Dr. Hal Johnson, Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement at Gettysburg. Johnson and his wife Edie became close friends of Ike and Mamie. In the first Ike inscribes "For Dr. C. H. Johnson with the warm... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 140860

  12. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
    BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.

    London : 1832 [but 1833]

    Third edition, revised and enlarged, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "Pascoe Grenfel sic Esqre with the Authors Compliments". Shortly after receipt Grenfell has added underneath, "Given to my dear Daughter Charlotte Maria March 1833 Pascoe Grenfell".

    The industrialist and politician Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838)... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 140241

  13. Études d'économie politique appliquée.
    ROBBINS, Lionel - WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie politique appliquée.

    Lausanne & Paris : 1936

    First Leduc edition, inscribed by the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins on the half-title: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140622

  14. Études d'économie sociale.
    ROBBINS, Lionel - WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie sociale.

    Lausanne & Paris : 1936

    The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed to him on the half-title by the editor Gaston Leduc: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140557

  15. The Economic Causes of War.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. The author's own copy, used by him to mark up the errata for correction, most likely for the second edition of 1940. He has annotated the relevant passages in the book with his desired changes, and has additionally noted a few page numbers on the front free endpaper. In this endeavour he was assisted by the economist... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140345

  16. The Rubber Industry.
    ROBBINS, Lionel - BAUER, Peter Thomas. The Rubber Industry.

    London : 1948

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "LCR from PTB with affection & regard Oct. 1948". During the academic year 1947-8 Bauer was reader in economics at the London School of Economics, where Robbins led the economics department. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140349

  17. Rent in Modern Economic Theory: An Essay in Distribution.
    ROBBINS, Lionel - JOHNSON, Alvin Saunders. Rent in Modern Economic Theory: An Essay in Distribution.

    New York : 1903

    The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front wrapper, and a few inked lines in margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140283

  18. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.
    CRICK, W. F., & J. E. Wadsworth. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.

    London : 1936

    First edition, presentation issue, one of 350 specially bound copies, with an inserted calligraphic sheet inscribed to Sir Percy Elly Bates (1879-1946, director of the Morning Post and of the cruise line Cunard) by "the Chairman, Managing Director and Directors of the Midland Bank Limited, 1836-1936". This history of the transformation of banking charts... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 134857

  19. The Economic Development of France and Germany 1815-1914.
    ROBBINS, Lionel - CLAPHAM, Sir John Harold. The Economic Development of France and Germany 1815-1914.

    Cambridge : 1921

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated June 1922, along with minor annotations to the text (marginal lines and punctuation marks). Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140353

  20. Towards International Government.
    HOBSON, John Atkinson. Towards International Government.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, inscribed "With the Writer's kind regards" to the front free endpaper and with the ownership inscription of Liberal MP P. A. Molteno. Written against the backdrop of the First World War, Hobson defends the establishment of international government and institutions, which would enhance the domestic role of states to counter... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139916

  21. Britain's Weather.
    WILSON, Harold - BOWEN, David. Britain's Weather.

    Newton Abbot : 1969

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Harold Wilson, who cares about Britain but who remains silent about British weather! With every good wish David Bowen". The book remained in the possession of Wilson and his wife Mary until the dispersal of... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138068

  22. The Greens As I Knew Them.
    GREEN, Hetty - BULLARD, John M. The Greens As I Knew Them.

    New Bedford, MA : 1964

    First edition, signed by the author on the half-title, of this collection of tales of Hetty Green, 'The Witch of Wall Street', and her eccentric son Colonel Ned Green. "The extraordinary Green family was very closely associated with my law office for so many years that I have absorbed many interesting anecdotes about them, besides having had considerable... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 135158

  23. Selected Logic Papers.
    QUINE, Willard Van Orman. Selected Logic Papers.

    New York : 1966

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Monty with Best regards Van". Selected Logic Papers brings together 23 of the author's papers on mathematical logic, written between 1934 and 1960, two of which are here published for the first time. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 132995

  24. Lettre de Fourier au grand juge (4 Nivôse an XII).
    PELLARIN, Charles. Lettre de Fourier au grand juge (4 Nivôse an XII).

    Paris : 1874

    First edition of one of Charles Fourier's important early writings, inscribed by the editor of the work and one of his most enthusiastic disciples, Charles Pellarin, "A madam Miyneros ?, Hommage de son dévoué condisciple Ch. Pellarin", on the half-title. François Marie Charles Fourier (1722-1837) is considered one of the founders of utopian socialism;... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 126495

  25. Britain's Industrial Future.
    SAMUEL, Herbert Louis (contrib.) Britain's Industrial Future.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, case-bound issue. Presentation copy from Viscount Herbert Louis Samuel, a member of the executive committee which produced the report, with his signature on a pasted address card to the pastedown. The presentation was probably to Isaac Foot, the father of Michael Foot, as the book includes a signed typed letter from... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 125328

  26. Marlborough. His Life and Times.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough. His Life and Times.

    London : 1933-38

    First editions, first impressions, trade issue, inscribed by the author in vol. IV on the front free endpaper, "To Craigavon, from Winston Churchill. August 1938". The recipient was James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon (1871-1940), and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. Churchill was grateful for the Ulster loyalist support he received in... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 123841

  27. Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.
    WICKSELL, Knut. Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.

    Jena : 1893

    First edition, presentation copy of Wicksell's first book, inscribed by him on the title: "Assessor C. O. Montan, vänskapsfullt från förf." An analysis of the theory of distribution, the first English translation, Value, Capital, and Rent, was published in 1954. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour of synthesis. He adopted... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 119110

  28. Early American Trade Cards,
    JENNY, Adele. Early American Trade Cards,

    New York : 1927

    First edition, deluxe issue of 50 copies printed on rag-paper and specially bound, this copy inscribed by Landauer on the front free endpaper in pencil. A selective catalogue of trade cards from the famous Landauer collection, which is reputed to have numbered over 100,000 individual specimens, and which the owner eventually donated to the New York... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 105746

  29. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", thanking him for his good wishes upon his appointment as Contrôleur general of finance.
    LAW, John. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", thanking him for his good wishes upon his appointment as Contrôleur general of finance.

    Paris : 14 January 1720

    A fine example of the famous speculator John Law's signature, appended to an autograph letter, written in a neat cursive secretarial hand, to an unknown "Monsieur", thanking him for his complimentary letter following Law's appointment to the post of controller-general of finance of France.

    "Monsieur, je reçois avec beaucoup de plaisir votre... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 114640

  30. Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.
    PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli (eds.) Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.

    Brussels : 2016

    First edition, the companion work to an exhibition originally shown at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, 1 of 750 copies for sale. "The exhibition Books that made Europe is a journey through 140 books spanning a period of approx. six hundred years, from 1468 to 1950. It investigates into why 500 million citizens, in 28 countries, speaking 24... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 115060

  31. Das Fest der Nationen in London. (Zur Feier der Errichtung der franzözischen Republik, 22. Sept. 1792.)
    ENGELS, Friedrich. Das Fest der Nationen in London. (Zur Feier der Errichtung der franzözischen Republik, 22. Sept. 1792.)

    Belle-Vue, bei Constanz : 1846

    First edition of Engels's article, which fills pages 1-19 of the second volume of Püttmann's Rheinischer Jahrbücher zur gesellschaftlichen Reform, a true socialist periodical which ceased publication with volume two; this copy from the library of Friedrich Ludwig Tenge, inscribed by him on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Tenge... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 138807

  32. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment in his role as controller-general of finance of France.
    LAW, John. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment in his role as controller-general of finance of France.

    Paris : 1720

    A fine example of the famous speculator John Law's signature, appended to an autograph letter written in a neat cursive secretarial hand, to an unknown "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment, written during perhaps the most prosperous period of Law's career, following Law's appointment to the post of controller-general of finance of... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 125706

  33. The Power of Silence.
    DRESSER, Horatio W. The Power of Silence.

    Boston : 1895

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "Mrs I. S. Hackett with best wishes of Horatio W. Dresser May 31st 1895". This is the New Thought religious leader's first book: "it is a chapter from life, an appeal to life, and aims to give the thing itself, so far as possible, instead of talking... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 117970

  34. Justice and Codification Petitions:
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Justice and Codification Petitions:

    London : 1829

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To John Galletly Esq. Dundee. from Jeremy Bentham, Queen's Square Place, Westminster, 21 Dec 1829". Bentham dedicated the final years of his life to perfecting his theory of codification, with the hope that his petitions for administrative and legal reform would be passed... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 118356

  35. The Real War.
    NIXON, Richard. The Real War.

    New York : 1980

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Victor Ross with best wishes from Richard Nixon". The recipient Victor Ross (born 1919) was senior executive at Reader's Digest and head of the firm's European division, and a collector of Presidential and Prime Ministerial signatures; he met Nixon on a few occasions. In The... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 137182

  36. An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,
    TITHES. An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,

    Dublin : 1808

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page "from the author 1809". The author proposes a method of reforming the tithe system in Ireland, to quieten discontent and to support both the Protestant and Catholic clergy.

    Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page and their... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 129254

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

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To Norman Wallace Margaret Thatcher 15 June 1995". It is unusual to find the book with a dedication and a date in the signing, rather than just her name. The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister;... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 136502

  38. Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule.
    WILHELM II - MAIRET, Philippe. Aristocracy and the Meaning of Class Rule.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Philip Morrell to Kaiser Wilhelm, with extensive annotations written in English by the Kaiser. Together with an autograph postcard signed from Kaiser Wilhelm, Doorn, 1931, to Philip Morrell, written in English in purple pencil across the whole of the back of the postcard beginning "According to... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 122974

  39. To the Supreme Authority the Parliament of the Common-Wealth of England;
    GREENLAND COMPANY. To the Supreme Authority the Parliament of the Common-Wealth of England;

    [London : 1651]

    A printed petition signed by English whalers and fishers around Greenland opposing the monopolistic practices of the Greenland Company, addressed to the parliament of the new Commonwealth. The petitioners, led by Richard Warner, claim that the Greenland Company is both abusing its position and under-utilizing it: "the Greenland Company strive to hinder... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 123971

  40. The Abolition of Poverty.
    HOROWITZ, David. The Abolition of Poverty.

    New York : 1969

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Mr. Robert S. McNamara, in friendship and appreciation D Horowitz Jerusalem November 1969". The recipient was Robert McNamara (1916-2009), United States Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968, and a significant figure in the Cold War, having a... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138303

  41. Animadversions on A late Factious Book,
    J., L.L.D. Animadversions on A late Factious Book,

    London : 1701

    First edition of this anonymous response (signed L.L.D.J at end) to Charles Davenant's book of the same year, which had criticized the government and leading ecclesiastics. In a highly hostile tone, the author declares that Davenant's book "arraigns the ministry in a most outrageous manner; transgresses all the rules of modesty, abandons truth, and... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135282

  42. Autograph letter signed ("W Pitt") to William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland.
    PITT, William, the Younger. Autograph letter signed ("W Pitt") to William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland.

    Downing Street : 1787

    Autograph letter signed to Pitt's close advisor William Eden, at the time at the height of his influence as envoy to France, in which Pitt attempts to gauge potential French support for the early Abolitionist movement spearheaded by his friend and political ally, William Wilberforce. "You have had a letter from my friend Wilberforce, on a scheme which... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 122705

  43. British Biscuit Tins 1868-1939.
    WILSON, Harold - FRANKLIN, M. J. British Biscuit Tins 1868-1939.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to former prime minister Harold Wilson, with the presentation slip mounted to front free endpaper: "Presented to the Rt. Hon. Sir Harold Wilson by the Directors of the Associated Biscuit Manufacturers Limited upon the occasion of the Huyton Factory Jubilee 18th April, 1980". The book remained in the... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138207

  44. The Minister.
    WILSON, Harold - EDELMAN, Maurice. The Minister.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to future prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harold - this Westminster Masque - with warm good wishes Maurice Edelman October 27 '61". A nice association - Maurice Edelman (1911-1975) was a Welsh Labour MP, representing Coventry constituencies in the... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 138184

  45. Death May Surprise Us.
    WILSON, Harold - WILLIS, Ted. Death May Surprise Us.

    London : 1974

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Mary and Harold, (may it never happen!) in friendship, Ted. Ted Willis, September, 1974". The inscription is a reference to the subject matter of the novel, which details a kidnapping attempt on the British... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138183

  46. The Half-Shut Eye.
    WILSON, Harold - WHALE, John. The Half-Shut Eye.

    London : 1969

    First edition. Presentation copy to then-Prime Minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "to the Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson MP from John Whale April 1969". The author John Whale (1931-2008) worked in various media positions, as a political reporter and Washington correspondent with ITN, writer at the Sunday Times, as head... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138181

  47. British Public Opinion.
    WILSON, Harold - WORCESTER, Robert M. British Public Opinion.

    Oxford : 1991

    First edition, presentation copy to former prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Harold - with great respect and affection, to the best client I ever had. Bob Worcester March 1991". Robert Worcester (born 1933) is the founder of MORI, and a pioneer in political polling. He conducted polling for Wilson, as referenced... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138180

  48. Logic Without Metaphysics.
    NAGEL, Ernest. Logic Without Metaphysics.

    Glencoe, Illinois : 1956

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the American philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000), "To Van, with warm regards Ernest". Ernest Nagel (1901-1985) was a major contributor to the field of logical positivism, a field that influenced Quine, yet also one that he criticized.... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 132999

  49. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1999.
    Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1999.

    Two Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in the year 1999. Comprising the cards of:

    i) Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip: autopen signed by both "Elizabeth R and Philip 1999", with the printed message "With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year". With the Queen and Prince Philip's crowned cyphers within... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123736

  50. Teleology Revisited and Other Essays in the Philosophy and History of Science.
    NAGEL, Ernest. Teleology Revisited and Other Essays in the Philosophy and History of Science.

    New York : 1979

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author to Carl Hempel on the front free endpaper: "To Peter, in admiration and with love, Ernest". Both Nagel (1901-1985) and Hempel were central to the logical positivist movement, along with Popper and Kaplan, though Nagel supported Hempel's gradual turn towards logical empiricismduring... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 123053

  51. The Human Person and Society.
    GILL, Eric. The Human Person and Society.

    London : 1940

    Corrected proof copy, extensively annotated by the author. Gill's corrections in brown ink are on almost every page, emending typographical errors. It is accompanied by two leaves of suggestions of manuscript corrections for the printed text, listed in black ink, consisting of typographical and structural alterations, with ticks by Gill in brown ink... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121495

  52. The Friends of Liberty.
    WILSON, Harold - GOODWIN, Albert. The Friends of Liberty.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to former prime minister Harold Wilson on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Harold Wilson with the author's compliments January 1981". A nice association - Albert Goodwin (1906-1995) was the tutor of Wilson at Jesus College, Oxford, in the early 1930s. The book - which traces the growth of English... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138077

  53. Hollywood England.
    WILSON, Harold - WALKER, Alexander. Hollywood England.

    London : 1974

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson (who had also served as prime minister 1964-1970, therefore covering most of the period which the book details), inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Harold Wilson with best wishes for Christmas - the 1970s volume will be a slimmer one altogether!... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138076

  54. Rational Interaction.
    HARSANYI, John C. - SELTEN, Reinhard (ed.) Rational Interaction.

    Berlin : 1992

    First edition, affectionately inscribed by Horace "Woody" Brock, the founder and president of Strategic Economic Decisions and the only contributor to this volume of essays personally thanked in the preface by editor Reinhard Selten: "I am deeply indebted to Horace W. Brock. His active support was extremely valuable. The results of my editorial efforts... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 126450

  55. The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.
    KENNEDY, John F. The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.

    c.1945-63

    The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts spans the statesman's political career up to the presidency, from his first primary race in the 11th District in 1946 to the eve of nomination as president in the summer of 1960, encompassing three Congressional campaigns, two runs for the Senate, and a bid for the vice presidency.

    David... Learn More
    £375,000.00

    Stock Code: 120955

  56. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.

    Lake Como, Italy : 1945

    An initial letter sent from Kathleen Hill, Churchill's private secretary dated 30th August confirming a letter and Memoranda had been received from Mr Saunders and that Mr Churchill will reply when returning from holiday. Closely followed by a letter from Churchill while on holiday, dated 5th September, thanking Mr. Saunders for the Memoranda and reads..."Should... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 63413

  57. Whatever Happened to Sex?
    WHITEHOUSE, Mary. Whatever Happened to Sex?

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Victor Ross with warmest good wishes & much gratitude for the high quality of your publication Mary Whitehouse 9.6.80". The recipient was Victor Ross (born 1919), a senior executive at Reader's Digest and head of the firm's European division. Reader's Digest evidently... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 137177

  58. The Wallaces of Alabama.
    WALLACE, George C. - WALLACE, George Jr. The Wallaces of Alabama.

    Chicago : 1975

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author's father, George C. Wallace, on the front free endpaper "To my friend Herbert B. Jaynson George C Wallace". Wallace's "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" speech, his infamous stand in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to block the entry of two African American... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 137165

  59. A unique and significant collection of material relating to the publication of Wicksteed's Essay on the Co-ordination of the Laws of Distribution, from the library of Jacob Viner.
    WICKSTEED, Philip Henry. A unique and significant collection of material relating to the publication of Wicksteed's Essay on the Co-ordination of the Laws of Distribution, from the library of Jacob Viner.

    1894-1964

    A unique and significant collection of material relating to the publication of Wicksteed's Essay on the Co-ordination of the Laws of Distribution, including a first edition of that same title; with an excellent association, being from the library of the Canadian economist Jacob Viner, one of the leading figures of the early Chicago School of Economics.... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 125802

  60. The Crisis of Global Capitalism.
    SOROS, George. The Crisis of Global Capitalism.

    New York : 1998

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Debbie's Brother Mike with best wishes George Soros". In the present book Soros dissects the origins of the ongoing economic downturn, which had started in 1997 with the Asian financial crisis, and argues that the economic woes may get far worse if reforms based on his open... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 135573

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