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  1. 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

  2. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers;
    ADAMS, John (signed) - MAYHEW, Jonathan. A Discourse, Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers;

    Boston : 1818

    Presentation copy of a reprinted sermon in which Adams took personal interest, distributing a small number of copies on 16 November 1818, all inscribed in the same manner by a clerical hand to which Adams added his signature. This copy is presented to Mrs E. Cruft and signed by him. The recipient was Elizabeth Storer Smith (17891859), a cousin of Adams's... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 146765

  3. 146764
    ADAMS, John Quincy. An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport,

    Newburyport : 1837

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Edward Cruft Esq. from John Quincy Adams." Cruft (17761866) was a prominent Boston merchant, loyal political supporter, and husband of Elizabeth Storer Smith, a second cousin of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States.

    Together with a defective... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 146764

  4. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
    ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.

    Edinburgh : 1777

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "For Sir William Forbes Bart. from the Author" on the title page verso, complete with both the half-title and addenda pages (pp. 527-34), the former of which is bound in after the errata as issued. Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739-1806) was an eminent Scottish banker and benefactor, and a good friend of... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 118071

  5. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
    ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.

    Edinburgh : 1777

    First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.

    The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 127839

  6. Schools and Universities on the Continent.
    ARNOLD, Matthew. Schools and Universities on the Continent.

    London : 1868

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed "with the author's sincere regard" in the author's hand on the half title. This copy also contains an autograph letter signed from Arnold to Mr Osborne Turner Junr., on Whitehall Education Department stationery, informing the recipient of his supplementary book "Higher Schools and Universities in Germany" published... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 115431

  7. Principles of Political Economy;
    ATKINSON, William. Principles of Political Economy;

    London : 1840

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed to his fellow member of the Statistical Society of London, "To T. B. Herring Esq. With the Author's regards" on the front free endpaper verso. Thomas Buckle Herring of 40 Aldersgate Street was proposed successfully as a candidate for the Society in November 1836; at that same session Atkinson's paper, On the... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 124350

  8. See How They Run.
    ATWATER, Lee - TAYLOR, Paul. See How They Run.

    New York : 1990

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Lee Atwater to the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deave on the front free endpaper: "To my pal Mike a great friend and a good man. I love you. Lee Atwater".

    Lee Atwater, campaign manager for the Bush campaign in the 1988 presidential election, was a pioneer... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 126614

  9. Part of My Life.
    AYER, A. J. Part of My Life.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression, of Ayer's autobiography; presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Caroline Anne Tuell, with my best wishes from Freddie Ayer. Bournemouth, October 13 1977". Anthony Smith's review for The Observer of A. J. Ayer: A Life in Philosophy by Ben Rogers is laid in to the front (20 June 1999).... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 117409

  10. 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

  11. In Memoriam Samuel Mowry Nicholson.
    BANKING. In Memoriam Samuel Mowry Nicholson.

    [1939]

    An attractive memorial book for the banker Samuel Mowry Nicholson, finely printed on vellum, and commissioned by his fellow directors of the company. The book tells us that Nicholson was "a prominent banker, a manufacturer of national renown, an outstanding personality in the financial affairs of his native city, for more than forty years a director... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 131406

  12. Speech in the House of Commons,
    BARING, Alexander. Speech in the House of Commons,

    London : 1823

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on behalf of the pro-slavery Committee of West Indian Merchants to the anti-abolitionist John Gladstone on the title page. The merchant and banker Alexander Baring (1773-1848), founder of the Baring Brothers bank and financier for the Louisiana purchase, was a noted opponent of the ending of slavery, influenced... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 129890

  13. Race: A Study in Superstition.
    BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.

    New York : 1965

    Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More
    £775.00

    Stock Code: 61792

  14. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.
    BEATTIE, James - FORBES, Sir William. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.

    Edinburgh : 1806

    First edition of Forbes's principal work, an excellent association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's son, "William Forbes Esqr. from the author"; together with a small group of related contemporary autograph material laid in which reflects the strong ties between the Forbes and Beattie families.

    Sir William Forbes, 6th... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 118450

  15. A Survey.
    BEERBOHM, Max. A Survey.

    London : 1921

    First edition, trade issue of Beerbohm's caricatures of public figures ranging from Joseph Conrad to David Lloyd George. There was also a deluxe limited edition of 275 numbered copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 109359

  16. A Survey.
    BEERBOHM, Max. A Survey.

    London : 1921

    First edition, trade issue of Beerbohm's caricatures of public figures ranging from Joseph Conrad to David Lloyd George, scarce in this condition. There was also a deluxe limited edition of 275 numbered copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 104692

  17. A Survey.
    BEERBOHM, Max. A Survey.

    London : 1921

    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 275 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 80459

  18. 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

  19. Autograph letter signed to Sir John Anderson.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Autograph letter signed to Sir John Anderson.

    Queen's Square Place, Westminster : 1802

    Autograph letter signed to Sir John William Anderson (c. 1736-1813), MP for London 1793-1806, discussing the expense of supporting convicts, prompted by the debate resulting from the third reading of the Convicts Transportation Bill in parliament the day before. The letter was sent accompanied by a copy of the first of Bentham's "Letters to Lord Pelham".... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 106092

  20. Essai sur la nomenclature et la classification des principales branches d'art-et-science; ouvrage extrait du Chrestomathia de Jérémie Bentham.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Essai sur la nomenclature et la classification des principales branches d'art-et-science; ouvrage extrait du Chrestomathia de Jérémie Bentham.

    Paris : 1823

    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
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 101692

  21. Le Rire.
    BERGSON, Henri. Le Rire.

    Paris : 1924

    Later edition in book form, presentation copy to the Swedish diplomat and Francophile Count Albert Ehrensvärd, inscribed by Bergson on the half-title, "à Monsieur le Comte Albert Ehrensvärd en dévoué hommage H. Bergson".

    Having served as Sweden's envoy to the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, and Switzerland between the years 1908-18,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 129302

  22. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
    BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,

    Dublin : 1744

    First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135077

  23. De l'esprit du gouvernement économique.
    BOESNIER DE L'ORME, Paul. De l'esprit du gouvernement économique.

    Paris : 1775

    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 imprint of Delalaine; the Mattioli... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 104258

  24. The Image.
    BOULDING, Kenneth E. The Image.

    Ann Arbor : 1956

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "To Rusty, with affectionate greetings, Kenneth" on the front free endpaper. This work was "the 'product' of Boulding's sojourn at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences in Palo Alto, California. There he met many of his contemporaries, who, he says, had a profound influence... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 124812

  25. Halfway to Freedom.
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Halfway to Freedom.

    New York : 1949

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "Horace Sutton, Remembering a pleasant evening when I was halfway heard on Halfway to Freedom. Cordially, Margaret Bourke-White"; a particularly attractive provenance as Sutton (1919-1991) was one of the pre-eminent American travel writers of his day, credited... Learn More
    £985.00

    Stock Code: 141291

  26. Greek Love.
    BREEN, Walter, pseud. EGLINTON, J. Z. Greek Love.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, second printing, of this controversial historical study, "the only comprehensive work in any language, to my knowledge, that unequivocally espouses the right of an older male to have social-sexual relations with a young boy" (Dr Albert Ellis's postscript). This copy has the ownership inscription of gay publisher Winston Leyland (b.1940),... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 122977

  27. The Story of Investment Companies.
    BULLOCK, Hugh. The Story of Investment Companies.

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed from the author to Edward Gadsby, the chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, 1957-61, "To Edward N. Gadsby, able chairman of a vital government agency that has given American investors protection they never knew before" on the front free endpaper.

    The Senate confirmation... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 125342

  28. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.
    BURTON, Elaine. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.

    1954

    Two scrapbook albums of photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, compiled and neatly annotated by Elaine Burton MP (1904-1991) upon her return from the three-week British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia starting on 30 September 1954.

    Burton was one of two women selected as a participant, the second being Conservative MP Edith... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131618

  29. For the Record.
    CAMERON, David. For the Record.

    London : 2019

    Signed limited edition, one of 500 unnumbered copies signed by David Cameron on the edition page. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 135965

  30. 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

  31. Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.
    CARACO, Albert. Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.

    Buenos Aires : 1942

    First edition, first printing, very scarce in commerce, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "Pour 'Message' Londres. Avec les hommages et les voeux de l'auteur. Albert Caraco. Buenos Aires, le 25.9.42, Calle Pino 3426". The London-based periodical Message: Belgian Review was published during 1941-46 and reviewed Caraco's... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 121460

  32. The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign:
    CAREY, Henry Charles. The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign:

    Philadelphia : 1853

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Signor Giulio with the respects of the author". Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879) was hailed by his contemporaries as "the political economist of the age" (Sartain's Magazine), and his earlier work, The Credit System (1838), was considered "the best work on the credit system that has ever... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 117176

  33. Death of a Witch.
    CARSTAIRS, G. M. Death of a Witch.

    London : 1983

    First edition, first impression of this anthropological study of Sujarupa, a village in Rajasthan, between 1950 and 1981. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "For Mary, invaluable reader of imperfect chapters, from Morris", together with a laid-in postcard from the author, informing the recipient of Carstairs's appointment as vice-chancellor... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 116344

  34. The Great Universe of Kota.
    CARSTAIRS, G. M. & R. L. Kapur. The Great Universe of Kota.

    London : 1976

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author G. M. Carstairs on the front free endpaper: "For Mary, with warm regards, Morris". Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 142692

  35. 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

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    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

  37. The state of the nation; in a series of letters, to his Grace the Duke of Bedford.
    CARTWRIGHT, John. The state of the nation; in a series of letters, to his Grace the Duke of Bedford.

    Harlow : 1805

    First edition, inscribed on the front free endpaper "From the Author"; a crisp, clean copy of this strong critique of the government and its conduct regarding the American War of Independence and the French wars, written by an outspoken advocate of political reform.

    Cartwright attacks the corruption and abuses of government, singling out Pitt,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141096

  38. The Eagle's Gift.
    CASTANEDA, Carlos. The Eagle's Gift.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Amy, with all the best, Carlos Castaneda". The recipient, Amy Wallace, was the author of The Sorcerer's Apprentice: My life with Carlos Castaneda. Books inscribed by Castaneda are scarce. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 67878

  39. Official Christmas card.
    CHARLES, Prince of Wales, & Diana, Princess of Wales. Official Christmas card.

    [1991]

    The official Christmas card of Prince Charles and Princes Diana for the year 1991, with the autopen signatures of both, retaining the original envelope, as sent to Mrs. P. A. Cruickshank, with the Buckingham Palace postal stamp dated 16 December 1991. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139083

  40. Life of an American Workman.
    CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.

    New York : 1937

    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 122166

  41. 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

  42. Marlborough.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough.

    London : 1933-8

    First editions, first impressions, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of vol. I: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill September 1938", along with a loosely-inserted presentation slip on Chartwell letterhead typed "With Mr. Winston Churchill's compliments".

    Churchill's biography of the first Duke of Marlborough, his ancestor who... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 145889

  43. 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

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

    London : 1933-8

    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

  45. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. & Clementine. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.

    3 February 1948 and 14 March 1948

    Winston Churchill writes to invite his fellow Conservative MP Arthur Vere Harvey to a parliamentary luncheon: "Dear Harvey, I am asking a few of my Parliamentary colleagues to luncheon on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m., and I should be so glad if you could come. Yours sincerely Winston S. Churchill".

    Clementine Churchill wrote the following... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 137038

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    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

  47. My Life.
    CLINTON, Bill. My Life.

    New York : 2004

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To my friend Judy Collins with thanks - Bill Clinton", additionally inscribed by Collins, with a heart, on the title page, together with a typed letter signed by Clinton. The letter reads: "Dear Judy: Happy birthday! I hope this year will be full of happiness,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 122796

  48. Autograph letter signed to William Molesworth, proposing a national campaign for the secret ballot.
    COBDEN, Richard. Autograph letter signed to William Molesworth, proposing a national campaign for the secret ballot.

    2 September 1837

    In the immediate aftermath of the July-August 1837 General Election, where the parliamentary share held by liberals and reformers was weakened, the reformer Richard Cobden (1804-1868) writes at length to the radical Member of Parliament Sir William Molesworth (1810-1855), calling Molesworth to cooperate in a national campaign for the introduction of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145140

  49. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.
    COMMONS, John R. Typed letter signed to businessman Edward Filene, on the foundation of the capitalist system and the responsibility of businessmen.

    12 June 1922

    Typed letter signed from John R. Commons, on his University of Wisconsin letterhead, to the American businessman and philanthropist Edward Albert Filene (1860-1937). Filene founded the eponymous department store and pioneered credit unions across the country.

    Commons writes in response to a letter from Filene regarding an article he published:... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 147802

  50. Elements of Political Science.
    CRAIG, John. Elements of Political Science.

    Edinburgh : 1814

    First edition of the Scottish author's analysis of government rights and constitutional authority, a gift copy inscribed from the Trustees of Manchester College, York, to Edward Strutt, 1st Baron Belper, "as a Prize for Diligence, Regularity & Proficiency during the Session of 1817-18". Strutt, for whom the title Baron Belper was created in 1856, was... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 111949

  51. 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

  52. 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 D. R. Mack by "the Chairman, Managing Director and Directors of the Midland Bank Limited, 1836-1936". This history of the transformation of banking charts "a century of pronounced growth and development in every branch of economic life"... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 121159

  53. The State of the Presidency.
    CRONIN, Thomas E. The State of the Presidency.

    Boston : 1980

    Second edition. With the presentation inscription: "presented to Michael Deaver on March 22, 1981 on the occasion of his induction into the Lower Macom Street Choral Society", signed underneath by five individuals, including the Irish ambassador to the United States Sean Donlon who signs with the Gaelic form of O'Domhnallain. One of the signatories... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 126611

  54. The Wheel of Wealth:
    CROZIER, John Beattie. The Wheel of Wealth:

    London : 1906

    First edition. An inscribed presentation copy from the author to the politician and writer, John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838-1923). Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 97260

  55. The Logic of Political Economy.
    DE QUINCEY, Thomas. The Logic of Political Economy.

    Edinburgh & London : 1844

    First edition. The Logic of Political Economy, De Quincey's exposition of Ricardian economics, is the author's principal economic work. Rearranged from a series of papers by his publisher and discussing the relative influence of utility and scarcity, the former being described as affirmative or power value, the latter as negative or resistance value,... Learn More
    £8,250.00

    Stock Code: 93298

  56. [Account sheet, with manuscript docket title:] Account of contingent expences incurred by the Superintendent of His Majesty's affairs in Honduras,
    DESPARD, Edward. [Account sheet, with manuscript docket title:] Account of contingent expences incurred by the Superintendent of His Majesty's affairs in Honduras,

    (1789)

    Account sheet for six months' expenses in Honduras by Edward Marcus Despard (1751-1803), Superintendent of Honduras, later executed for treason, despite the appeals of Nelson, with whom he had worked closely during the San Juan Expedition. On Honduras Despard sought to give the same rights to freed slaves as to white settlers, claiming that British... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135127

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    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

  58. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
    DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.

    Shellbanks : 1834

    First edition in book form, presentation copy, inscribed on the rear wrapper "From the Author to Wm Short". The recipient was the American ambassador William Short (1759-1849), who served as US Minister to France from June 1790 to May 1792, to the Netherlands from June to December 1792, and to Spain from 1794 to 1795; he was later a successful Kentucky... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 123171

  59. Earl Spencer's Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales - SPENCER, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer. Earl Spencer's Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

    [Althorp : 1997

    First edition, inscribed by Charles Spencer on the title page "to Irene, Charles Spencer 6th August, 2001". Privately printed for the Earl, the book reproduces the text of the eulogy he gave for his sister, Princess Diana, at her funeral in Westminster Abbey in 1997.

    Televised across the world, the Earl's speech, where he attacked the media for... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 145758

  60. Earl Spencer's Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales - SPENCER, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer. Earl Spencer's Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

    [Althorp : 1997

    First edition, inscribed by Charles Spencer on the title page "to 'Dad' and Sue, Charles Spencer". Privately printed for the Earl, the book reproduces the text of the eulogy he gave for his sister, Princess Diana, at her funeral in Westminster Abbey in 1997.

    Televised across the world, the Earl's speech, where he attacked the media for hounding... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 145707

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