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  1. 130076comp
    Signed limited edition, number 48 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu - Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively - alongside a third major figure in the anti-Apartheid... Learn More
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  2. 129308
    An unpublished fragment from Sartre's unfinished novel, which he intended to title La Dernière Chance, and which would have comprised the fourth volume in his novel cycle Les Chemins de la Liberté. Sartre abandoned the work at some point in the 1950s, although two chapters had appeared in Les Temps Modernes under the title... Learn More
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  3. 114170
    First edition, all published, of Bentham's Constitutional Code, the only edition published in his lifetime. "The massive, unfinished Constitutional Code, the major work of his final decade, established Bentham as a major theorist of constitutional democracy" (F. Rosen & J. H. Burns, preface to the 1983 Clarendon Press edition,... Learn More
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  4. 98719
    First edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont.
    "Samuel Bentham, Jeremy's brother, had long been urging Bentham to translate, or get translated into French, his writings on legislation, in order... Learn More
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  5. 101519
    First edition in English of the first volume of Dumont's Théorie des peines et récompenses (1811), translated by Richard Smith, with use of some of the original manuscripts. The second volume had previously been published by Smith as The Rationale of Reward in 1825. Smith states in his Advertisement to the present work:... Learn More
    £650

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  6. 101521
    First edition in English, and first separate edition. The work was originally published as part of the Théorie des Peines et des Récompenses, of 1811, a compilation made by Dumont from two sets of manuscripts by Bentham, one in English, and the other, the Essai sur les Récompenses, in French. This English translation... Learn More
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  7. 101528
    Second edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont. This work was first published in English as The Rationale of Reward, (London, J. & H. Hunt, 1825) and The Rationale of Punishment, (London, R. Heward,... Learn More
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  8. 101581
    First edition, translated and edited by Étienne Dumont, from Bentham's manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont of Bentham's ideas.
    "Romilly tells... Learn More
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  9. 101524
    First published edition, originally printed in 1813 and "written to expose the mischief arising from the laws relating to the administration of oaths" (Atkinson, Jeremy Bentham: his life and work, p. 173). "In some cases, so he declared, the Promissory Oath prevented a man from doing what he knew to be right; in others,... Learn More
    £475

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  10. 101692
    First edition in French, translated by George Bentham, of extracts from part two of Jeremy Bentham's Chrestomathia, his plan for higher education amongst the middling and higher ranks of life, complete with the very rare large folding plate "Vue synoptique" printed on thick paper. Learn More
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  11. 123580
    First collected edition of Bentham's works, edited and partly translated into French by Bentham's collaborator and disciple Etienne Dumont, preceding by 8 years the first English collected edition. "Even in the English-speaking world it was largely through Dumont's versions that Bentham came to be read" (Dinwiddy, p. 293).... Learn More
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  12. 96197
    First published edition, originally printed in 1810, of Bentham's criticism of English libel law, which he had always detested and which more than once stood in the way of the free publication of his opinions. When the work was written, the law's injustice had recently been made obvious in a series of prosecutions for libelling... Learn More
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  13. 97501
    First edition, comprising "a popular selection in one volume of Bentham's writings" (Muirhead), serving as an introduction to utilitarianism. John Hill Burton had previously edited the works of Bentham in conjunction with Sir John Bowring. Learn More
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  14. 120454
    First London edition of all three parts of Bentham's famous but abortive Panopticon Penitentiary Scheme. Both the second Postscript and the plates were delayed in being printed and "very few copies of either the London or the Dublin editions have all the engravings According to Bentham, most of the plates were destroyed... Learn More
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  15. 118356
    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... Learn More
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  16. 101415
    First edition of this collection of papers. The preface states that the reason for publishing these different papers under the same general title is that they belong to one and the same design and, it is believed, aim at one and the same result. The work from which they take their common origin was an all-embracing system... Learn More
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  17. 101405
    £300

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  18. 101364
    Second edition, originally published in 1776, and described as "Bentham's first work of any importance" (Atkinson, Jeremy Bentham: His Life and Work, p. 35); "though the word 'enlarged' was used in the title, the addition of substance was a long footnote to Ch. I, pp. 45-48 only" (Chuo). The work is in the form of a commentary... Learn More
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  19. 101380
    Second edition, revised, with a few additional notes, of Bentham's best-known and perhaps his greatest work, containing the clearest statement of his fundamental views, the principle of utility in particular, originally published in 1789. Apart from the Fragment on Government it is, as Hart notes (Bentham, p. 298), the only... Learn More
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  20. Report of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce for the Year 1876-77.
    First and only edition, decidedly scarce: no copies cited in either Copac or OCLC. This attractive copy has an excellent provenance: bearing, on the front cover, the gilt arms and motto ("crux mihi grata quies" - "the cross gives me welcome rest") of the Adam family. This is almost certainly from the library of Sir Frank... Learn More
    £1,500

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  21. 129203
    First edition, first impression, of this biography of eminent diplomat Ernest Satow (1843-1929). Satow was recruited by the Foreign Office straight out of university as a student interpreter in the British Japan Consular Service, at the age of 19. Satow had "an almost unprecedented proficiency" for Japanese amongst British... Learn More
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  22. 101411
    First edition, published in volume XXII of The Pamphleteer, and here issued separately. "Bentham's main preoccupation during the last ten years of his life was the preparation of a Constitutional Code for the use of all nations and all governments professing liberal opinions. A short avant-courier pre-announcement appeared... Learn More
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  23. 118598
    First edition in book form, first published in 13 parts from March 1857 to April 1858. This is considered Mayhew's most significant work, and was the result of a collaborative venture with his brother, the social reformer Henry Mayhew. "Between 1849 and 1852 Augustus assisted Henry in the investigations both for the 'Labour... Learn More
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  24. 111422
    Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of noted legal writer William Cooke (1757-1832) to..."> Second collected edition, "an edition more methodical, more elegant, and every way more complete, than any preceding" (Lowndes), first published by Millar in 1740, Gosling's 1730 edition lacking a small number of texts.
    Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of noted legal writer William Cooke (1757-1832) to... Learn More
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  25. 128821
    First edition, one of an unstated number of large paper copies, originally priced 18 livres, and very much larger than the 12-livre quarto copies usually met with. Helman made the engravings illustrating the life of Confucius from a set of drawings sent from China to Paris by Jean-Joseph-Marie Amiot (1718-1793), the French... Learn More
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  26. 127048
    Exceedingly scarce first appearance in print of the Monadology, Leibniz's most mature philosophical work, considered one of the most important philosophical texts of the 18th century. Written in 1714 and published in the original French as late as 1814, it first appeared in print in this very rare German translation in 1720,... Learn More
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  27. 125751
    First edition of Hamilton's poems, with a preface by Adam Smith, his first appearance in print. Learn More
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  28. 123174
    Ellen "Enie" Virginia Nash (1910-1995)..."> A handsome three-quarter length portrait of Frankfurter, seated in judicial robes, facing left, inscribed by him, "For Enie Nash, with every good wish for her successful practice of the public profession of the law, from her devoted friend, Felix Frankfurter", dated 15 January 1950.
    Ellen "Enie" Virginia Nash (1910-1995)... Learn More
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  29. 122283
    A collection of five pamphlets on political economy by Senior, whom Marx called "the bel-esprit of English economists, well-known, alike for his economical 'science' and for his beautiful style" (Kapital, B.1, section 3: Senior's "Last Hour"). The works, here in mixed editions, set forth his theories on wages, the Irish... Learn More
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  30. 114611
    First edition of each work by the German lawyer and anti-physiocrat Johann Georg Schlosser (1739-1799). A native of Frankfurt-am-Main, friend and later brother-in-law of Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Schlosser gained public attention in 1771 with his first work, Katechismus der Sittenlehre für das Landvolk. In March 1773 he... Learn More
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  31. 114786
    First edition of the financial publicist and editor's work on the role of currency reform in economic crises. Bonnet (1814-1889) "became a counsellor of state and a member of the Institute. He wrote in the Revue des Deux Mondes from 1860 to 1884, in favour of the monopoly of a bank of circulation, a single standard (gold),... Learn More
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  32. 120907
    First edition of Marx's formal announcements, both signed and unsigned, of the publication of the first volume of his magnum opus, Das Kapital, in the uncommon revolutionary socialist journal Der Vorbote, with an exceptional provenance, being from the library of the German radical journalist and agitator Johann Most, who... Learn More
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  33. 97418

    Notes on Logic.

    Cambridge: dated 1913, but early 1950s

    A scarce carbon typescript copy of Wittgenstein's Notes on Logic, originally dictated by Wittgenstein to Bertrand Russell in October 1913, and first presented as a lecture in March 1914 at Harvard, where Russell had been invited to lecture. The Notes were first published from a version copied at Harvard by Harry Costello,... Learn More
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  34. 129662
    First edition, first printing. Uriah J. Fields, Baptist minister, was present at the initial meeting of the Montgomery Improvement Association, and was elected recording secretary, while Martin Luther King was elected president. This, his account of the boycott, is now very scarce, especially in the jacket. Learn More
    £650

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  35. 129474
    Second edition, following the first of 1793, of one of the most radical and far-reaching political tracts of the era, by the father of British philosophical radicalism. First published just weeks after the execution of Louis XVI, and written in response to Burke's Reflections, Godwin's tract attacks all restraints on the... Learn More
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  36. 129380comp
    First edition in book-form, presentation copy from the editor Caleb Cushing, inscribed on the first blank "W. Emmons Esq from his friend the editor", with William Emmons's subsequent presentation bookplate to the Cony Female Academy to the pastedown, alongside the Academy's own loan bookplate to the Kennebec Natural History... Learn More
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  37. 129003detail
    Margaret Thatcher's personal reference library, specially bound for her in a near-uniform binding with her initials "M.T." emblazoned in gilt on the spines. The set was among Thatcher's possessions in her Chester Square home, and was subsequently acquired directly from her estate following her death in 2013. The collection... Learn More
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  38. 129387
    One of two 1765 editions of Pichon's work, the other printed in The Hague (also issued with a London-imprint title page), of unknown priority. The French churchman Thomas Jean-Pichon (1731-1812) can be claimed as part of the anti-philosophe reaction, with his writings countering the enlightenment and the Encyclopédie. The... Learn More
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  39. 125581
    First edition in book-form, originally published in articles in the Pittsburgh Commercial in 1865-6, of this key work of utopian communism. Aaron Williams had joined the Harmony Society, based on millenarian communal living, in February 1865. Founded by George Rapp, The Harmony Society had its origins in Germany in the late... Learn More
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  40. 118614
    A price list showing the highest prices realised at public auction sales held by Joe Dyson, auctioneer, during the Siege of Ladysmith, 21st February 1900. It features 27 items, including: eggs per dozen (2, 8s.), 4 small cucumbers (15s. 6d.), and a bottle of jam (1, 11s.). An interesting curiosity, showing the extortionate... Learn More
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  41. 129392
    First edition. The work is assigned by Barbier to Pierre Rulié, a parish priest of Saint Pierre de Cahors, with the text then revised by J. L. Gouttes and by Turgot. The treatise serves to justify the commercial loaning of money at interest, and instigated various refutations by the clergy, incensed by its defence of usury.... Learn More
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  42. 125975
    First edition of this popular collection of essays by philosopher, poet, and early activist for gay rights Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), considered "unique because as well as documenting the material conditions of women under capitalism, it mapped the inner life of struggle and personal transformation involved in realising... Learn More
    £175

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  43. 129170
    The New Palgrave). This volume collects 17 papers, most..."> First US edition, first printing, of Hayek's criticism of scientism. "Hayek used the term scientism to refer to the slavish imitation of the methods of the physical sciences without regard for the innate differences between physical and non-physical reality" (The New Palgrave). This volume collects 17 papers, most... Learn More
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  44. 121182
    Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis which caused a scandal by equating all property with theft, printed by Proudhon himself in his hometown Besançon as stated on the half-title verso. As a result of his family's financial difficulties, Proudhon entered a printing-office in Besancon as a... Learn More
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  45. 118822
    First edition of this work on the Paris brothers, based on a manuscript autobiography composed in 1729 by Claude Paris (1670-1744) for his children, and purporting to show how a kingdom can, in five years, pass from stagnation to a flourishing economy. Luchet (1740-1792) was a French essayist and theatre manager, whose other... Learn More
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  46. 84874
  47. 119535
    First edition, from the library of Nobel Prize-winning American economist Milton Friedman. The commission's important examination of the economic development, living conditions, industrial activities, agricultural advances, and social issues across British East AfricaKenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (now part of modern day... Learn More
    £750

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  48. 116984
    First editions of Eisenhower's two volumes of presidential autobiography and his later volume of discursive memoirs. Nelson Doubleday Jr. (1933-2015) was the last president of Doubleday and Company (1978-86) before its sale to Bertelsmann AG in 1986; he was grandson of the founder, Frank Nelson Doubleday ("Effendi"). Doubleday... Learn More
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    Eleventh edition. Daniel Webster (1782-1852), US Senator and Secretary of State, was one of the most important figures in US politics in the first half of the 19th century. An attractively bound set preserving speeches, legal arguments, diplomatic papers touching on and influencing all the important events of the first... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 114126

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  50. 108929
    First edition in English, originally printed in France the same year under the title Compte Rendu au Roi. Jacques Necker (1732-1804) was the finance minister to Louis XVI, popular among the people for his commoner background and perceived financial acumen. Published as the French involvement in the American Revolutionary... Learn More
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  51. Essays on Philosophical Subjects.
    First Dublin edition, same year as the first London edition; Kress lists the Dublin printing first and calls the London "another issue" while Tribe calls the Dublin edition a piracy. The Essays were published five years after Smith's death and edited by the Scottish philosopher Dugald Stewart (1753-1828); his "Account of... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 97132

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  52. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
    First edition of Veblen's most caustic work, a discussion of the need for advertising and salesmanship in modern business, with a sly dig at Christianity, where he describes Propaganda of the Faith as"quite the largest, oldest, most magnificent, most unabashed, and most lucrative enterprise in sales-publicity in all Christendom"... Learn More
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    I: First edition of Baudeau's finest economic work, "a compendious statement of Quesnay's views which, for clearness as well as for certain touches of originality, is far superior to anything from the pen of Mirabeau, Du Pont de Nemours, or Le Mercier de la Rivière" (Cossa). Baudeau here brilliantly refutes the Abbé Galiani,... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 84015

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    First edition, edited by Locke's literary editors, Anthony Collins and Peter King. The collection prints for the first time, among other works, Locke's Conduct of the Understanding, his Discourse on Miracles, and part of the Fourth Letter for Toleration, which was not printed in its entirety until 1829. Learn More
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  55. 129204
    First edition, first impression, with a printed compliments slip laid in from Henderson's wife, who was recognised by Clay in his preface as an unofficial editor of the book.
    The British economist Sir Hubert Henderson was editor of The Nation from 1923 to 1930, Joint Secretary of the Economic Advisory Council from 1930... Learn More
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  56. 128640
    First Tauchnitz edition, first impression. Elizabeth Robins was an active member of the British suffrage movement; she was the first president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League and was on the executive of the Women's Social and Political Union between 1907 and 1912. This work, "one of the first histories of the cause",... Learn More
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  57. 127682
    First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More
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  58. 117106
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of seven essays on industrial fluctuations, the first of which, "Profits, Interest, and Investment", was published here for the first time. This essay extends and refines the main argument that Hayek made in the lecture series published as Prices and Production in 1931,... Learn More
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  59. 93433
    First separate edition in French of three of Hume's Four Dissertations, first published in English in 1757: The Natural History of Religion, Of the Passions, Of Tragedy, and Of the Standard of Taste, translated into French by Johann Bernhard Merian. The volume was originally issued as volume four of Schneider's Oeuvres philosophiques... Learn More
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  60. 129128comp
    First and only edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his son John A. Roosevelt: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father Franklin D. Roosevelt". John accompanied his father during the presidential trip aboard the schooner, where they fished for tuna and cod. The sojourn was a... Learn More
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