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[LAW, John.] Money and Trade considered.
Edinburgh : 1705First 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
[DAVIES, Sir John.] A discoverie of the true causes why Ireland was never entirely subdued, nor brought under obedience of the crowne of England, untill the beginning of his Majesties happie raigne.
[London] : 1612First edition; rare in commerce. As part of the regime consolidating English rule following the defeat of Tyrone's rebel forces, Sir John Davies's career in Ireland spanned 16 years' service, first as solicitor-general, 1603-6, then as attorney-general, 1606-19. More than any other English administrator, Davies realised that military force in itself... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 86755
LAW, John. Œuvres complètes publiées pour la première fois par Paul Harsin.
Paris : 1934First edition of this important and scholarly edition of Law's works, the first modern attempt to include all of Law's writings and correspondence, preceded only by the collected edition published in 1790 by Sénovert. More recent scholarship has discounted some of the works included here as Law's, but it remains a very useful edition. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 105281
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 1720A 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 compliment... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 114640
LAW, John. Money and Trade Considered:
Glasgow : 1750First Foulis press edition, originally published in 1705. Money and Trade Considered was the seminal work of the Scottish financial adventurer and French finance minister John Law (1671-1729), in which he argued that an expansion of the money supply would produce an expansion in output and consequently an export surplus. He therefore proposed that Scotland... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134860
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 : 1720A 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
LAW, John. Money and Trade Considered:
Glasgow : 1760Second Foulis Press edition, originally published by the press in 1750, first published in London in 1705. The Foulis Press was renowned for the quality of their paper, typography and book design, and their works are rarely found uncut in boards. Money and Trade Considered was the seminal work of the Scottish financial adventurer and French finance... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 125365
(LAW, John.) Arrest du Conseil d'Estat du Roy, qui ordonne que les Billets de la Banque Generale, établie par les Lettres Patentes des 2. & 20. May dernier, seront reçûs comme argent pour le payement de toutes les especes de Droits & d'Impositions dans tous les bureau
[Paris : 1717A rare folio broadside concerning Law's Banque generale, dated 10 April 1717, the next step in his aim to establish the bank as the bank of the government.
"Law was not content to just run a private bank. His vision, as reflected in his earlier mémoires, involved a great deal more than this. He wanted the state to be formally involved in the banking... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127370
(LAW, John.) ANON. Curieuse Anmerckungen über den Staat von Franckreich, welchen Ludwig der XIV. zeit seiner Regierung fest gegründet, und nunmehro der Regente durch die listigen Rathschläge des Mr. Laws zu allgemeiner Bewunderung glücklich verbessert.
Leipzig : 1720Rare first edition of this anonymous account of the State of France under Louis XIV and under the Regent, who "under the clever guidance of Mr. Law has to the amazement of all fortunately improved it" (our translation). Dedicated to "Mons. Law" who, "der Welt bey anderthalb Jahren so viel zu reden gemacht hat", the stubbornly anonymous author (he signs... Learn More£11,250.00
Stock Code: 135019
LAW, William. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life.
London : 1729First edition. "It is the Serious Call, a plea for a return to the practice of private individual piety, in an unadorned, lucid and deeply moving style, on which Law's reputation chiefly stands. Its peculiar force is difficult to convey; authorities as different as Gibbon, Lord Lyttelton and George Whitefield spoke enthusiastically of it. Samuel Johnson... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 121014
(MAGNA CARTA.) PINE, John. Magna Carta.
London : 1733 but later.Well preserved copy of this meticulously engraved copy of the Magna Carta, "a sacred text, the nearest approach to an irrepealable "fundamental statute" that England has ever had" (Pollock and Maitland, History of English Law, I, p. 173). The work of John Pine (1690-1756) engraver, publisher, print- and mapseller, Bluemantle Pursuivant at the College... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 129073
(LAW, John.) (Sir Humphrey Mackworth, attributed author.) Observations on the Scheme of Mr. Law, in France, and of Sir Humphrey Mackworth, in Great-Britain: And Concerning the Establishing Paper-Money, and Forcing Credit.
London : First and only edition of a very scarce work comparing the financial schemes of John Law and Sir Humphrey Mackworth, two figures infamous in financial history for their activities in paper credit and speculation, apparently written by Mackworth himself in defence of his own projects and schemes, as outlined in his 1720 pamphlet "A Proposal for Payment... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 109322
LARNER, E. T. Practical Television.
London : 1928First edition, first impression. The inscription is by John Cameron Rennie, friend and patent attorney of John L. Baird, the author of the foreword. The book is inscribed to another member of his law firm. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 59293
SELDEN, John. Mare Clausum seu De Dominio Maris Libri Duo.
London : 1635First edition of a "classic of maritime law" (JFB), originally drafted around 1619 at the request of James I for an Anglo-Dutch conference on fishing rights. Among the Dutch representatives was Hugo Grotius, whose Mare Liberum of 1609 had proposed that the seas were free to all. The English lawyer and antiquarian Selden's purpose was to establish the... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129464
(SCOTT, Sir Walter, ed.) HAMILTON, Anthony. Memoirs of Count Grammont.
London : 1889Deluxe limited edition, number 107 of 780. The first Scott edition was published in 1811; the first English translation from the French appeared almost a century earlier in 1714. An account of Hamilton's brother-in-law, Count de Gramont, and the intrigues of the Restoration court, it is "written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must always... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116237
PARIS-DUVERNEY, Joseph, & François-Michel-Chrétien Deschamps. Examen du livre intitulé réflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce.
The Hague : 1740First edition. Pâris-Duverney and Deschamps refute Dutot's Réflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce (1738) - a favourable consideration of John Law's paper currency system. Pâris-Duverney (the third of the four brothers Pâris, whose financial plans had been accepted under the Regency in 1716) had fallen into disgrace with the rise of... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 93440
LE MERCIER DE LA RIVIERE, Pierre Paul. L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés Politiques.
London : 1767First edition by "the ablest expositor of this i.e. physiocratic system" (McCulloch), written following Le Mercier's retirement from Parliament in 1759. Praised by Adam Smith and Diderot amongst others, L'Ordre naturel was, according to Palgrave, considered more highly than L'Esprit des loix by some of Le Mercier's contemporaries. The author argues... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119925
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) RUSKIN, John. The King of the Golden River.
London : 1932First trade edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the artist and his wife, inscribed on the half-title: "To Fanny from Edyth & Arthur Rackham, Xmas 32" and with an accompanying pen-and-ink sketch of the King of the Golden River. Fanny Starkie was Rackham's sister-in-law. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 112915
TROTTER, Lionel J. The Life of John Nicholson. Soldier and Administrator.
London : 1898Sixth edition of the standard biography of "the saviour of Delhi", brigadier-general John Nicholson. Nicholson first served in Afghanistan, where he was ambushed as a member of Ghazni's garrison. Leading the trapped men, Nicholson did not lose heart after "fighting against odds" for several days (ODNB). After his captors transferred him to Kabul he... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 81520
TYRRELL, James. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature,
London : 1692First edition, possibly early state as this copy does not include the errata leaf and leaf f1 is not cancelled and replaced with a bifolium, as is the case for the copy collated in ESTC. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature is an abridged translation by political theorist and historian James Tyrrell of Richard Cumberland's treatise heralding English... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114483
SPENCER, Herbert. Social Statics: or, the Conditions essential to Human Happiness specified, and the First of them developed.
London : 1851First edition of Spencer's first book, which "was concerned with the 'equilibrium of a perfect society' in the future, rather than the forces (or 'dynamics') by which society was struggling towards perfection in the immediate present (p. 229). Although the book attracted little attention at the time, it contained some important pointers to the ways... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 114223
MILLAR, John. Observations Concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society.
Dublin : 1771First Dublin edition, following the London edition published the same year. A professor of law in the University of Glasgow and a major influence on Scottish jurisprudence, this was the first major work of John Millar. The Observations were "a pioneering attempt at a historical sociology of social authority, taking up, in turn, familial relations, age,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124116
MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1817First three-volume edition, the fifth overall, with extensive additions compared to the previous editions. Malthus contributed a new preface, rewrote chapters 8 to 13, and provided new chapters on France, England, and the Poor Laws. The additions were so substantial that Malthus also published them in a separate volume, for those who owned earlier editions.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128931
FISCHER, Heinrich August. Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.
Leipzig : 1755First edition of Fischer's history of the old German economy from the earliest times, and of the recent development of Cameralism, comprising a valuable survey of the historical literature from the 17th century onwards. Including treatises on agriculture, arts and manufactures, as well as law and Fischer gives a 126-page bibliography, two colums per... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135287
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. A Practical Treatise of Husbandry:
London : 1759First edition in English. The first part of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise was published in France in 1750 as Traité de la culture des terres; five other parts followed, the last one published in 1760. Quesnay's entry on agriculture, which appeared in the first volume of the Encyclopédie in 1751, was influenced by the work of Duhamel du Monceau. The... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 114569
GORDON, William John. How London lives.
London : 1890First edition, issued in "The Leisure Hour Library - New Series". "This book is the result of an independent inquiry into many matters of interest concerning the administration of London which have not been dealt with popularly before. It attempts to show how five millions of people are supplied with food; how the streets in which they live are cleansed,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123963
CARY, John. Essai sur l'etat du commerce d'Angleterre.
London [i.e. Paris] : 1755First edition in French of what Locke termed "the best discourse I ever read on that subject" (Palgrave I, p. 230), translated and expanded from the first edition in English (1695), and containing material not included in the last English edition of 1745, thus bringing the work up to date. McCulloch judged that the additions made by the translator,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122682
LENNON, John. Power to the People. The Political Thoughts of John Lennon.
London : 1972Proof of first edition, first impression. Publisher's stamp to the verso of the dust jacket states "Publication date 20 Apr 1972". This book was never published on that day or any subsequent day. The Emory University library, Atlanta, have a copy without the dust jacket and their website states "what we have is one of ca. 60 proof copies of a work that... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 84429
DALRYMPLE, John. An Essay Towards a General History of Feudal Property in Great Britain.
London : 1758Second, corrected edition, first published the previous year. John Dalrymple (1726-1810) "was an early protégé of Lord Kames and a member of a circle which included David Hume and Adam Smith and was interested in placing the study of law and legal institutions on new philosophical and historical foundations. Like these, he was an early reader of Montesquieu's... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 129241
MILL, John Stuart. Nature, the Utility of Religion, and Theism.
London : 1874Second edition, published posthumously and the same year as the first, of Mill's three striking essays containing his philosophy of religion. "Mill wrote Nature and Utility of Religion between 1850-58, whereas Theism was written between 1868-70, near the end of Mill's life. Nature is an analysis, and critique, of the theory of natural moral law. Utility... Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 120901
(GREEN, Hetty.) BULLARD, John M. The Greens As I Knew Them.
New Bedford, MA : 1964First 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
LESLIE, Charles. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.
London : 1700First 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
(POWELL, Anthony.) AUBREY, John. Brief Lives and Other Selected Writings.
London : 1949First edition thus, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper, "Lucy, with love from Tony Powell". The recipient, Lucy Hayes, was "a great love and lifelong friend" of Anthony Powell's father Philip, whom she met in the early 1920s. Violet Powell, reminiscing about Philip, her father-in-law, noted that "he... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 126193
(INDIA.) MARSHMAN, John Clark. The Life and Times of Carey, Marshman, and Ward,
London : 1859First edition, uncommon, of this interesting account of the Baptist mission at Serampore, Bengal, by the journalist and historian John Clark Marshman (1794-1877). "In 1800 Marshman went to Serampore with his father and from 1812 directed activities of the Serampore Mission; established a paper mill, founded with his father a Bengali language newspaper,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 102872
COPLESTON, Edward. A Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel; [bound with:] A Second Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel.
Oxford : 1819First editions of Copleston's economic treatises on the gold standard and the poor laws. "In his First Letter he attributed the economic dislocation of post-Napoleonic war England to the depreciation of the currency, and urged the government to remove such obstacles as it was able to the self-correcting mechanism of nature. In his Second Letter, although... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127336
KAYE, John William; G. B. Malleson; Frederic Pincott. A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858.
London : 1878-81Mixed editions as usual, Kaye first published 1864-76, Malleson 1878-80, and Pincott in 1880. The standard "empire history massive, verbose, all-embracing histories: authoritative and dogmatic: entirely noble in sentiment, entirely British in attitude and viewpoint" (Taylor). Sorsky draws attention to Chauduri's critical comments on Malleson's scholarship... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129818
HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest.
London : 1953First edition, first impression. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Hunt, Edmund Hillary, and significantly by Tenzing Norgay in both Roman characters and Nepali, together with nine other members of the team. An unusually full gathering of significant signatories.
The other members are George Lowe, who had attempted Cho Oyu the previous... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 138578
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Copac cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); OCLC adds just three further locations, all in the United States (Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, Newberry, and New York Historical Society). No copies recorded at auction.
"In... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
JOHN OF SALISBURY. Policraticus de nugis curialium et vestigijs philosophorum continens libros octo.
Lyon : 1513Second edition, first published in Brussels c. 1480, of John of Salisbury's Policraticus. Subtitled De nugis curialium et vestigiis philosophorum (Concerning the Frivolities of Courtiers and the Traditions of the Philosophers), it has been called "the first medieval treatise on political thought" (David Knowles in The Encyclopaedia of Philosophy).... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 101888
(HAVELOCK, Henry.) MARSHMAN, John Clark. Memoirs of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock.
London : 1860First edition of the first major biography of Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), "one of the best British generals of his time, a clever tactician with a good eye for ground. Cool in action, he won the confidence of his troops, who admired his courage. Something of a martinet, his deep religious feeling kept him somewhat apart. A lion in action, he could... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 138607
SAVARY, Jacques. Dictionnaire universel de commerce:
Paris : 1723-30First edition, complete with the supplementary volume, of the first commercial dictionary, produced by the two sons of Jacques Savary, author of Le Parfait Négociant. Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 89895
SELDEN, John. The Historie of Tithes.
[London : 1618First edition. John Selden (1584-1654) was perhaps the most notable jurist and legal scholar of the first half of the 17th century; John Milton declared him in the Areopagitica "the chief of learned men reputed in this land". The Historie of Tithes marked a major refinement in Selden's theory and practice of history, and was meticulously researched,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129239
BULLOCK, Hugh. The Story of Investment Companies.
New York : 1959First 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
SHELLEY, Mary. Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville.
[84 Park Street : March-May 1841?]Autograph letter signed to Harriet Boinville (attributed so by Bennett), sister-in-law to the radical vegan John Frank Newton. In 1813 Percy Shelley had been close friends with the Boinvilles when married to Harriet Westbrook, and he had also been in love with Harriet Boinville's daughter. Mary's letter to Boinville is full of interest, discussing the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 129798
[DEFOE, Daniel.] The Chimera: or, the French Way of Paying National Debts, Laid open.
London : 1720Rare first edition of this comparative examination of credit in England and France with a comprehensive discussion of John Law and the Mississippi scheme; the latter is discussed with a blend of admiration (in principle) and mistrust (in practice). Defoe's attitude towards credit can be gauged from his decision to sell his shares in the South Sea scheme... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 122924
[LLANOS Y GUTIERREZ, Valentin Maria.] Sandoval: or, the Freemason.
London : 1826First edition, presentation copy to George Keats, inscribed by the author, his brother-in law, "George Keats, the gift of the author", on the title page of all three volumes. George Keats (17971841), younger brother of the poet John, never met Llanos, but was pleased to have as "a friend and brother" a man of letters, and enjoyed both his published... Learn More£13,500.00
Stock Code: 102920
CHURCHILL, Awnsham & John. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,
London : 1732Second, enlarged edition, of one of the great voyage collections, originally issued by the brothers Awnsham and John Churchill in four volumes in 1704 with the advice and encouragement of the philosopher John Locke. Hill describes it as "a very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives the original accounts".... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 50373
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Bentham's Radical Reform Bill, with Extracts from the Reasons.
London : 1819First edition, also published in The Pamphleteer in December 1819. Bentham wrote another tract, Radicalism not Dangerous, about the same date, though this remained unpublished in the author's lifetime.
Provenance: The Manchester journalist, Archibald Prentice (1792-1857), self-styled "labourer in the interest of parliamentary reform" (DNB XVI, 302)... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 97329
PARSONS, Abraham. Travels in Asia and Africa; including a Journey from Scanderoon to Aleppo, and over the desert to Bagdad and Bussora;
London : 1808First edition. Little is known of Parson's origins, he was probably born in Bristol, the son of a merchant captain. "In early life he visited many countries in command of merchant vessels, an occupation that suited a man 'naturally fond of novelty, and remarkably inquisitive'" (ODNB). He unsuccessfully tried to establish himself as a merchant in Bristol,... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 99192
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Geldtheorie und Konjunkturtheorie.
Vienna and Leipzig : 1929First edition of Hayek's first book, presentation copy, inscribed on the blank recto of the series title: "Herrn Privatdozenten Dr. Gottfried Haberler mit den freundschaftlichsten Grüßen und der Bitte, das Büchlein als vorläufige Erklärung und Rechtfertigung für mein langes Schweigen anzusehen. Wien, am 20.II.1929, F. A. Hayek" (To Professor... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 140959
(KENNEDY, John F.) The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.
c.1945-63The 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
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.
Concord, : 1856RWE returns a book of newly published poems written by a neighbour (" which I have kept longer than was right, from liking & because one is always expecting a better day & mood to read these pastoral verses. I find them always pleasing, with a solid honesty quite free from prettiness or showiness And whilst they particularly please me that he praises... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 70151
GRAHAM, James. Corn and Currency; in an Address to the Land Owners.
London : 1826First edition. James Graham (1792-1861) inherited his father's neglected 25,000-acre Netherby estate in 1824, and spent huge sums improving it. "In the 1820s Graham was frequently pessimistic about the estate's survival, and sometimes considered selling. In consequence, he became extremely critical of the government's economic policy, particularly the... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 129019
CANTILLON, Richard. Saggio sulla natura del commercio in generale. Autore Inglese.
Venice : 1767First edition in Italian of Cantillon's Essai sur la nature du commerce en général, first published in French in 1755. This translation, attributed to F. Scottoni who signs the dedication, is extremely scarce, OCLC locating only the British Library copy.
Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist, forced to emigrate... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 118599
(DESMARETZ, Nicolas.) BARREME, Francois. Tarifs generaux pour scavoir la quantité des Bleds qu'il y a dans les differens Greniers du Royaume.
Paris : 1709First 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
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.
Dublin : 1812First edition of Shelley's very rare political pamphlet in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell them in public houses. The... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 101947
CANTILLON, Richard. Essai sur la nature du commerce en général.
London Fletcher Gyles [but Paris : 1755First edition. This copy is one of a very small number to contain at the end a copy of Barrois's catalogue of publications for sale, which lists Cantillon's work with his initial.
Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist, forced to emigrate to continental Europe by the Williamite confiscations. He honed his financial... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 137110
PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius. Quadripartitum, translated by Plato Tiburtinus.
Venice : 1484First edition in Latin. Ptolemy's treatise on astrology, the Tetrabiblos, was the most popular astrological work of antiquity and also enjoyed great influence in the Islamic world and the medieval Latin West. The translation was made from Arabic to Latin in 1138 by Plato of Tivoli, the 12th-century Italian mathematician, astronomer and translator who... Learn More£47,500.00
Stock Code: 119247
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November 1775. This assistance... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415