Our online shop is open! National and international shipping are operational.
For more information please click here

Books

For rare books, first editions and much more, take a look through our book collection.

Showing items 241-300 of 12184

View as List View Grid View
Set Descending Direction
  1. Panarithmologia,
    LEYBOURN, William. Panarithmologia,

    London : 1693

    First edition of the mathematician and land surveyor's most enduring work, an enormously popular ready reckoner which by 1808 was in its twenty-third edition. OCLC records just 13 copies of the first edition in institutional holdings (6 in the UK, 5 in the US, and one apiece in Germany and Japan).
    "Over the 17th century, the market for the separate... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 129734

  2. A Natural History:
    BLOUNT, Thomas Pope. A Natural History:

    London : 1693

    First edition of Blount's observations on aspects of natural history, including observations on sugar, tea, coffee, opium, tobacco, coconuts, metals, earthquakes and volcanos, among other phenomena. Synthesised from other writers rather than being the product of extensive study by the author, the work acts as a valuable snapshot of late 17th-century... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 128581

  3. A New Discourse of Trade,
    CHILD, Sir Josiah. A New Discourse of Trade,

    London : [1740?]

    First published in 1690 as A Discourse about Trade by Sir Josiah Child (c. 1631 - 1699), economic writer and merchant. "In 1690 he published under his own name the comprehensive Discourse about Trade, which included his Proposals for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, which had appeared earlier as an undated pamphlet. This work was reprinted in... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 96418

  4. A Sermon Against Clipping,
    FLEETWOOD, William. A Sermon Against Clipping,

    London : 1694

    One of two editions of that year, without established priority. Fleetwood (1656-1723), then chaplain to William and Mary and later Bishop of Ely, touched on contemporary economic issues in many of his sermons, here arguing that the clipping of the coinage was a moral evil, alongside a civic crime, and was proscribed by scripture. The publication was... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135156

  5. A New Discourse of Trade,
    CHILD, Sir Josiah. A New Discourse of Trade,

    London : 1694

    Second edition, second issue: first published in 1690 as A Discourse about Trade (developed from a thin pamphlet of 1668), ESTC describes this as a reissue, with a cancel title page, of the second edition (renamed A New Discourse of Trade) of 1693. It includes Sir Thomas Culpeper's A Small Treatise against Usury (pp. 217-36). "In 1690 Child (c.1631-1699),... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 136981

  6. An English expositor; or Compleat dictionary:
    BULLOKAR, John. An English expositor; or Compleat dictionary:

    London : 1695

    On first publication, this was only the second dictionary of English. Bullokar's English Expositor was originally entered in the Stationers' register on 25 May 1610, though not published until 1616. A "hard-word dictionary", dealing in large part with the Latin and Greek loanwords of Renaissance English, it was a crucial contribution to the development... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139452

  7. The political last testament of Monsieur John Baptist Colbert.
    SANDRAS, Gatien Courtilz de. The political last testament of Monsieur John Baptist Colbert.

    London : 1695

    First edition in English of this spurious memoir of the French statesman John Baptist Colbert, Minister of Finances under Louis XIV, generally accepted to have been written by the French novelist Gatien Courtilz de Sandras. Under Colbert ministry France's finances were rejuvenated, with bankruptcy averted and manufacturing and trade improved. The first... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 126894

  8. A Book of Funds:
    HOUGHTON, Thomas. A Book of Funds:

    London : 1695

    First edition. Houghton proposes methods of financing the Nine Years' War, of which his first is most notable: that everyone condemned to death in England be offered a reprieve of their sentence for all crimes save murder, in return for them paying the exchequer full compensation for their crimes, be levied an additional fine, and pay 50 a year thereafter.... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135167

  9. The History of Britain,
    MILTON, John. The History of Britain,

    London : 1695

    Third edition, following the first of 1670; one of two issues with variant title imprints. Milton drafted the first four books of the History of Britain in the six weeks between the execution of King Charles I on 30 January 1649 and his own appointment as Latin secretary on 13 March, and the final two books in the mid-1650s. Written with the... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 137206

  10. Of the Consolation of Philosophy.
    BOETHIUS. Of the Consolation of Philosophy.

    London : 1695

    First edition of this translation which includes "The Life of Boetius" and "The Testimonies of several writers concerning Boethius translated" in the preliminaries. The translator, Richard Graham, first Viscount Preston (1648-1695), clearly identified closely with Boethius, having himself been sentenced to death for his Jacobite activities, although... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 116724

  11. A Free Discourse against Customary Swearing.
    BOYLE, Robert. A Free Discourse against Customary Swearing.

    London : 1695

    First edition, with an attractive early American provenance, a preliminary blank is inscribed: "Wm. Dummer's Booke, 3: May 1706, pretium 3 shillings". This is the governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, William Dummer (1677-1761), after whom Dummer's War is named, a series of battles between New England and the Wabanaki Confederacy (1722-1725).... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 110090

  12. An Act of the Parliament of Scotland for Erecting an East-India Company in that Kingdom.
    (SCOTLAND: PARLIAMENT.) An Act of the Parliament of Scotland for Erecting an East-India Company in that Kingdom.

    [London] : 1695

    First London edition of this important act "for a Company trading to Africa and the Indies", the document creating the Company of Scotland, later to become the Darien Company. "The originator of this disastrous enterprise was William Paterson, the founder of the Bank of England... Without divulging the details of his scheme, he succeeded in exciting... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 109293

  13. An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.
    [DRAKE, Judith.] An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.

    London : 1696

    Second edition, published the same year as the first, of "one of the greatest works of early modern 'feminism'" (Smith, p. 727), already in its third edition by 1697.
    Anonymously published, and previously attributed to Mary Astell or Jane Barker, the Essay is now generally credited as the work of author and medical practitioner Judith Drake... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 140062

  14. Remarks on the Proceedings of the Commissioners For putting in Execution The Act past last Sessions, For Establishing of a Land-Bank.
    (ASGILL, John.) Remarks on the Proceedings of the Commissioners For putting in Execution The Act past last Sessions, For Establishing of a Land-Bank.

    London : 1696

    First edition. In 1695 John Asgill (1659-1738) and Nicholas Barbon founded the first land bank, soon followed by another bank founded by John Briscoe. "Despite opposition, particularly from the Bank of England, the two banks were incorporated by act of parliament as the Governor and Company of the National Land Bank of England to lend the government... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135278

  15. Several Assertions Proved, In Order to Create another Species of Money than Gold and Silver.
    ASGILL, John. Several Assertions Proved, In Order to Create another Species of Money than Gold and Silver.

    [London : 1696]

    First edition of Asgill's proposal for the establishment of a paper currency backed up by land, published during the Great Recoinage where the shortage and drawbacks of metal currency was engendering much debate. John Asgill (1659-1738) had founded the first land bank with Nicholas Barbon the previous year, and at this date (1696) it had proved profitable,... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 135210

  16. A Way to Secure our Wealth now Money is Scarce.
    (CURRENCY.) A Way to Secure our Wealth now Money is Scarce.

    London : 1696

    First edition of this pamphlet published at the time of the Great Recoinage of 1696, in which the anonymous author proposes an expansion of the paper currency supply, backed by the recently established Bank of England, to solve the country's monetary woes. England was facing a crisis of specie, not least because the value of the silver abroad was higher... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135164

  17. Christianity not Mysterious:
    [TOLAND, John.] Christianity not Mysterious:

    London : 1696 [i.e. late 1695]

    First edition of the author's most significant work, and a key text of Deistic theory. "Toland was but twenty-five when his most famous work, Christianity not Mysterious, anonymously appeared late in 1695 (with a 1696 imprint). In it he argued that no tenets of true Christianity could be contrary to or above human reason, for if they were they would... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 136977

  18. A Discourse of the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England. Shewing, that they are injurious to the nobility and gentry, and ruinous to the trade of the nation. Together with proposals for the supplying their Majesties with money o
    BRISCOE, John. A Discourse of the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England. Shewing, that they are injurious to the nobility and gentry, and ruinous to the trade of the nation. Together with proposals for the supplying their Majesties with money o

    London : 1696

    Third, enlarged edition, first published in 1694, with the Appendix appearing here for the first time. John Briscoe "ranks second to H. Chamberlen among the projectors of land banks who flourished in the latter part of the 17th century. Briscoe's project is set forth in his Discourse on the late funds..." (Palgrave I, 179). The loan to support the project... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135450

  19. Proposals for Setling [sic] the East-India Trade.
    (EAST INDIA COMPANY.) Proposals for Setling [sic] the East-India Trade.

    London : 1696

    First edition of this anonymous contribution to the debate surrounding the East India Company, which had lost its monopoly on Indian trade in 1694 through the lobbying of merchants and ex-company members who wanted to enter the lucrative market themselves. The author offers their own solution - the formation of a regulated government company, one in... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 134896

  20. Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade, &c.
    LOCKE, John. Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade, &c.

    London : 1696

    First edition, second issue. Several Papers comprises an issue under a collective title page of the second editions of three Locke economic tracts: Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money, Short Observations... on Coining Silver Money, and Further Considerations Concerning Raising the Value... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 121354

  21. The Method to Science.
    S[ERGEANT], J[ohn]. The Method to Science.

    London : 1696

    First edition of one of the principal works of the Roman Catholic controversialist and philosopher John Sergeant (1623-1707). "A more thoroughgoing Aristotelian critique of Locke came from... John Sergeant, who, as a Catholic, stood outside the clerical assaults emanating from the established church. Sergeant's critique of Locke was part of a more wide-ranging... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 110050

  22. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.
    POUCHOT DE CHANTASSIN, Claude-Michel, & Joseph-Jacques Le Maire. A New Voyage to the East-Indies in the Year 1690 and 1691.

    London : 1696

    First editions in English. The first part is a translation of Pouchot de Chantassin's Relation du Voyage et Retour des Indes Orientales pendant les Années 1690 & 1691. Par un Garde de la Marine Servant sur le Bord de Monsieur Duquesne (Paris, 1692). His name is not given in this translation, but appears in the privilege to the French edition. "The... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 80264

  23. La Vie de Mahomet,
    PRIDEAUX, Humphrey. La Vie de Mahomet,

    Amsterdam : 1698

    First French edition, translated from the English by Daniel de Larroque, following the London edition of 1697. "Prideaux 1648-1724 lamented how many Deists had charged Christianity with imposture, and he meant to hold up Islam as an actual fraud against which Christianity's legitimacy would become more apparent. Knowing that some might accuse him of... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 129216

  24. [England's Treasure by Forraign Trade.] England's benefit and advantage by foreign trade, plainly demonstrated. Dedicated to the merchant-adventurers of England.
    MUN, Thomas. [England's Treasure by Forraign Trade.] England's benefit and advantage by foreign trade, plainly demonstrated. Dedicated to the merchant-adventurers of England.

    London : 1698

    First edition under this title, the third overall, of "the bible of later mercantilists" (PMM), first published as England's Treasure by Forraign Trade in 1664, though originally written in the 1620s. Retrospectively recognised as one of the key economic writers of the Stuart age, Mun's work was not published until some 23 years after his death, at... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125245

  25. Alcorani textus universus.
    (QUR'AN; Arabic & Latin.) Alcorani textus universus.

    Padua : 1698

    First edition of Marracci's Qur'an, "the greatest pre-modern European work of Qur'anic scholarship" (Burman). The second volume, "Refutatio Alcorani", comprises the second obtainable edition of the original Arabic, a Latin translation considered "by far and away the best translation of the Qur'an to date" (Hamilton), and an analysis and refutation of... Learn More
    £10,500.00

    Stock Code: 115141

  26. Discourses on the Publick Revenues, and on the Trade of England. In two Parts.
    DAVENANT, Charles. Discourses on the Publick Revenues, and on the Trade of England. In two Parts.

    London : 1697-8

    First edition of this important early work on economics. Sir Charles Davenant (1656-1714), MP and, at the end of his life, Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, took many years to become recognized as an economist of the first rank, a fact explained by the sophistication of his thought. Part I of the present Discourses contains five essays, on "Political... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 114857

  27. The Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, Answer'd, Paragraph by Paragraph.
    (HARRIS, Walter.) The Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, Answer'd, Paragraph by Paragraph.

    London : 1699

    First edition of Walter Harris's rebuttal to A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, published the same year and variously attributed to Archibald Foyer, George Ridpath, Andrew Fletcher and James Watson. That pamphlet had optimistically attempted, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135270

  28. A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien.
    (DARIEN SCHEME.) PHILO-CALEDON, pseud. A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien.

    Edinburgh : 1699

    One of four editions of that year, without established priority. An optimistic attempt, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no doubt hoping to get their navy behind the scheme in the face of Spanish hostility. Of particular note is that the pamphlet gives an account of the settlement and settlers,... Learn More
    £800.00

    Stock Code: 135268

  29. Several Essays in Political Arithmetick. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which are prefix'd, Memoirs of the Author's Life.
    PETTY, Sir William. Several Essays in Political Arithmetick. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which are prefix'd, Memoirs of the Author's Life.

    London : 1755

    Fourth edition of Petty's writings on Political Arithmetic and Demography. "The text follows that of 1699 except that the French version of Five Essays is omitted. The brief account of the author gives the main facts of his life and fortune." (Keynes).
    "Instead of using only comparative and superlative Words, and intellectual Arguments, I have taken... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135285

  30. Fables of Aesop.
    (AESOP.) L'ESTRANGE, Sir Roger. Fables of Aesop.

    London : 1699

    Third edition, extra-illustrated copy, with a complete suite of Francis Barlow's etchings engraved by Thomas Dudley bound in to face the relevant fables. Though the Barlow plates were first published in 1666, they were first published alongside L'Estrange's text in the first French language edition (Amsterdam: Estienne Roger, 1714). The plates here... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 83198

  31. The General History of Spain.
    MARIANA, Juan de. The General History of Spain.

    London : 1699

    First edition in English, and still the only complete edition, of "the standard work on Spanish history up to the 18th century which does not merely report events in lucid chronological order and with admirable objectivity, but includes analyses of the mechanisms of princely power" (Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 93999

  32. The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian.
    DIODORUS SICULUS. The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian.

    London : 1700-1699

    First edition in English, the translation by George Booth (1635-1719), the impressively titled protonotary (chief clerk) of the County Palatine of Chester, fourth son of Colonel Sir John Booth. He is the subject of a rather fine family portrait that hangs at Dunham Massey, Cheshire. The dedication is to Booth's relative, George Booth, second earl of... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139428

  33. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.
    LESLIE, Charles. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.

    London : 1700

    First edition. Charles Leslie (1650-1722), a nonjuring Church of Ireland clergyman, poured forth a lengthy series of polemics against the Quakers around the turn of the eighteenth century. The present treatise rejects the Quaker critique of tithes, and upholds the divine right of the practice, rooting it in the law of the Old Testament.
    Provenance:... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129250

  34. An Enquiry into the Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at Darien.
    (DARIEN SCHEME.) An Enquiry into the Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at Darien.

    Glasgow : 1700

    First edition. A response to the pamphlet A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien, which was published anonymously the same year and generally attributed to Walter Harris, especially at the time, though it has since also been attributed to James Hodges and Archibald Foyer. This anonymous response (ESTC notes that it is sometimes attributed to George... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135275

  35. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:
    (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

  36. A Short Vindication of Phil. Scot's Defence of the Scot's Abdicating Darien:
    [HARRIS, Walter.] A Short Vindication of Phil. Scot's Defence of the Scot's Abdicating Darien:

    London : 1700

    First edition. Harris opposes the Darien Scheme, and defends the pamphlet "Defence of the Scots abdicating Darien", published the same year, which has been variously attributed to James Hodges, Archibald Foyer, and Walter Harris himself. That pamphlet was "an appeal to Scotchmen not to waste their money in the Scheme... the whole work is written in... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135252

  37. Animadversions on A late Factious Book,
    (L.L.D.J.) 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

  38. Europa Libera:
    (WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION.) Europa Libera:

    London : 1703

    First edition (preceding the second edition of that year with an added postscript). Published in the third year of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the anonymous author proposes that in return for the support of Britain and the Netherlands for the claim of the Emperor of Austria to the Spanish crown, Spain's territories in America should... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139168

  39. Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions, and Colours of Light.
    [NEWTON, Isaac.] Opticks: or, A Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions, and Colours of Light.

    London : 1704

    First edition, first issue, without Newton's name on the title. Newton's Opticks expounds his corpuscular or emission theory of light, and first contains his important optical discoveries in collected form. It also prints two important mathematical treatises (published here for the first time but omitted in later editions) describing his invention of... Learn More
    £85,000.00

    Stock Code: 137818

  40. Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences:
    HARRIS, John. Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences:

    London : 1704

    First edition. "John Harris, clergyman, mathematician, and (from 1709) secretary of the Royal Society, produced the first English encyclopaedia arranged in alphabetical order. He was the earliest lexicographer to distinguish between a word-book (dictionary, in modern parlance) and a subject-book (encyclopaedia proper), thereby overcoming the confusion... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 129763

  41. The case of Sir Humphry Mackworth,
    MACKWORTH, Humphry. The case of Sir Humphry Mackworth,

    London : 1705

    First edition. Sir Humphry Mackworth (16571727) was a major player in the Welsh mining industry in the latter 17th century, "bringing forward major employment, transportation, and technological innovations, and transforming the Welsh industrial scene" (ODNB). In 1698 he became deputy governor of the Company of Mine Adventurers. Mackworth attracted... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132494

  42. The Young Sportman's [sic] Instructor
    [MARKHAM, Gervase.] The Young Sportman's [sic] Instructor

    [London] : [1705?]

    First edition thus, a compendium consisting of extracts from the section on angling in The Pleasures of Princes, from Hungers Prevention (on "low-belling" and other methods of bird-catching), Country Contentments (on hunting, coursing, dogs) and Markhams Method (poultry, etc.) The publisher was George Conyers, one of the most prominent chapbook publishers... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 131890

  43. Money and Trade considered.
    [LAW, John.] Money and Trade considered.

    Edinburgh : 1705

    First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they are all the same. Of the few... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 117696

  44. A Mathematical Compendium;
    MOORE, Sir Jonas. A Mathematical Compendium;

    London : 1681

    Second edition of this popular pocket-book, first published in 1674. "The book was intended to be sold with various mathematical instruments, some made by the author Nicholas Stephenson (a gunner in the Tower), who must have had Moore's sanction as his assistant to use his notes" (Taylor). "Stephenson was also deputed by Moore to compile the Royal Almanack... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 112517

  45. The Journal of the Proceedings of the Lds Commissioners of Both Nations, in the Treaty of Union, …
    (ACT OF UNION.) The Journal of the Proceedings of the Lds Commissioners of Both Nations, in the Treaty of Union, …

    London : 1706

    First London editions of both of these works, relating to the Act of Union. The first work is the record of the proceedings of the Lord Commissioners of both Scotland and England, who met from the 16 April to the 22 July 1706, the day the English Parliament ratified the Union with Scotland Act. The Scottish Parliament passed the Union with England Act... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 125292

  46. Advices from Parnassus, in two centuries.
    BOCCALINI, Traiano. Advices from Parnassus, in two centuries.

    London : 1706

    First edition in English to be "revis'd and corrected" by the busy and versatile Augustan writer John Hughes (1678?-1720) - "the most qualified librettist of his day" (ODNB), contributing notably to Handel's Acis and Galatea (1718), working alongside Pope and Gay - who supplied translations of Latin and French classics, particularly to Jacob Tonson,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 116409

  47. Posthumous Works:
    LOCKE, John. Posthumous Works:

    London : 1706

    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
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 115547

  48. [XII Sonatas or Solos for a Violin with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello.]
    (BINDING.) CORELLI, Arcangelo. [XII Sonatas or Solos for a Violin with a Thorough Bass for the Harpsichord or Violoncello.]

    [London] : [1706-40]

    A handsome Regency-era presentation binding incorporating a variety of exquisite lyre tools, a suitable binding for one of the most influential opuses of the 18th century: "Within months of their publication in 1700 in Rome Corelli's Sonate e violone o cimbalo had been accepted by the musical work as having a special status. No other collection of sonatas... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 111109

  49. Le détail de la France, sous le regne present.
    [BOISGUILBERT, Pierre le Pesant.] Le détail de la France, sous le regne present.

    [No place or publisher stated] : 1707

    Early edition of the author's first important economic text, a damning critique of the economic condition of France as a result of the policies adopted by Colbert and his successors, first published anonymously and without royal permission in Rouen in 1695. The present edition includes new material by Boisguilbert, including a supplement. Boisguilbert... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 127680

  50. Le détail de la France, sous le regne present.
    [BOISGUILBERT, Pierre le Pesant.] Le détail de la France, sous le regne present.

    1707

    Early edition of the author's first important economic text, a damning critique of the economic condition of France as a result of the policies adopted by Colbert and his successors, first published anonymously and without royal permission in Rouen in 1695. The present edition includes new material by Boisguilbert, including a supplement. Boisguilbert... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 126569

  51. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,
    CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England,

    Oxford : 1707, & 1759 [Life]

    Second folio edition of the History, large paper issue; together with the first edition of Clarendon's autobiography, also a large paper issue; all uncut, and uniformly bound in an imposing Victorian binding. Originally written in the 1640s and revised in 1671, the history was first published in folio between 1702 and 1704, and in octavo from 1705 to... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138605

  52. Chronicon Preciosum:
    FLEETWOOD, William, Bishop of Ely. Chronicon Preciosum:

    London : 1707

    First edition of this landmark in the history of econometrics. Chronicon Preciosum was the first major historical survey of prices, wages and income. In answer to a question about an Oxford Fellowship, Fleetwood set out to determine historical changes in the value of money. "But his treatise took a wider range; it brought together all the information... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 125238

  53. An Inquiry Into the Causes of our Naval Miscarriages:
    (BRITISH NAVY.) An Inquiry Into the Causes of our Naval Miscarriages:

    London : 1707

    Second edition, the first having been published as "The Old and True Way of Manning the Fleet", printed the same year. This edition has been enlarged with a bold new preface, summoning England to pursue an aggressive naval policy against the French and Spanish overseas empires. The work proposes enlightened reform of seafaring conditions for officers... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 122024

  54. Histoire de la sultane de Perse et des visirs.
    PÉTIS DE LA CROIX, François. Histoire de la sultane de Perse et des visirs.

    Paris : 1707

    First edition of this important collection of oriental tales now known as the Forty Viziers, published three years after Galland's first edition of the Thousand and One Nights, and following its characteristic frame-narrative structure. Notably rare: one copy traced at auction, one in British institutions (SOAS), and six worldwide; bibliographers including... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 120875

  55. Boileau's Lutrin: a mock-heroic poem.
    BOILEAU-DESPRÉAUX, Nicolas. Boileau's Lutrin: a mock-heroic poem.

    London : 1708

    Second edition in English of what can readily be claimed to be the first mock-heroic poem, a major influence on Alexander Pope's Rape of the Lock. Boileau-Despréaux (1636-1711) was a French author whose writings had an important influence on the development of French poetry. The first four cantos of Lutrin were published in 1674, with the first English... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 128894

  56. Tarifs generaux pour scavoir la quantité des Bleds qu'il y a dans les differens Greniers du Royaume.
    (DESMARETZ, Nicolas.) BARREME, Francois. Tarifs generaux pour scavoir la quantité des Bleds qu'il y a dans les differens Greniers du Royaume.

    Paris : 1709

    First edition of Barreme's tables charting the price of grain, with a superb provenance, finely bound for Louis XIV's Controller-General of Finances, Nicolas Desmaretz, marquis de Maillebois (1648-1721), with his arms stamped in gilt to the covers. Desmaretz initially served as an assistant to his uncle, French finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert.... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 133499

  57. Faults on Both Sides:
    CLEMENT, Simon. Faults on Both Sides:

    London : 1710

    A sammelband collection, comprising Clement's pamphlet supporting the establishment of a non-partisan government, a response to Clement claiming to be the second part of his pamphlet, the anonymous counterblast Faults in the Fault-Finder, and Clement's defence of his treatise in A Vindication of the Faults on Both Sides. In the past Faults on Both Sides... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 135220

  58. The Vindication and Advancement of our National Constitution and Credit: Attempted in Several Tracts.
    [BROUGHTON, John.] The Vindication and Advancement of our National Constitution and Credit: Attempted in Several Tracts.

    London : 1710

    First collected edition, the tracts on the Bank of England and credit previously published in 1705 and 1706, here brought together with a new introductory essay on the constitution. Broughton (c.1674-1720), chaplain to the first Duke of Marlborough, wrote on economics and philosophy, opposing John Locke in the latter and the recently-established Bank... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 135169

  59. A Collection of Poems, in Two Volumes;
    SHAKESPEARE, William. A Collection of Poems, in Two Volumes;

    London : [1710-11]

    Effectively the earliest obtainable printing of Shakespeare's major poetry, combining the complete uncorrupted text of the 1609 Sonnets with Lucrece and Venus and Adonis. Benson's 1640 edition of Shakespeare's Poems lacked both Lucrece and Venus and Adonis and its text of the Sonnets was both incomplete and bowdlerised - combining poems, mixing masculine... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 134529

  60. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.
    HAUTEFEUILLE, Jean de. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.

    Paris : 1694

    First collected edition of Hautefeuille's works, with some additional pamphlets bound in. The note at the front of the book reads as follows: "Mr Jean de Hautefeuille auteur de ce Recueil, ecclesiastique du Diocese d'Orleans, de l'Academie des Sciences, Belles Lettres, et arts de Bordeaux, Pensionnaire du Roy Louis XIV et Louis XV est mort le mercredi... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133476

Showing items 241-300 of 12184

View as List View Grid View
Set Descending Direction