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(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
LAW, John. Oeuvres.
Paris : 1790First collected edition of the works of the French finance minister John Law, whose financial schemes led to a bubble and economic collapse during regency France, edited by Gabriel-Étienne de Sénovert, "who made a point of highlighting its current relevance. 'Credit', he wrote at the beginning of his lengthy introduction to the edition, citing Sir... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 143822
(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... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127370
LAW, John. [Drop-head title:] Lettres patentes du Roy,
Paris : 1716First edition of the founding act of John Law's Mississippi System (1716-20), the document announcing the creation of the General Bank through a Royal privilege accorded to Law and his company on 2 May 1716. There were some later provincial printings of the Lettres Patentes (Toulouse, "Avec l'arrêt de registre du 4. decembre 1716") and a Parisian printing... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135542
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... 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.] 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
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.) 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
(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
(MAGNA CARTA.) PINE, John. Magna Carta.
London : 1733First impression, printed on vellum, of this meticulously engraved facsimile 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 the John Pine (1690-1756) engraver, publisher, print- and mapseller, Bluemantle... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 118203
(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, 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
LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters between Mr. Locke, and Several of his Friends.
London : 1708, 1697 & 1699A handsome group of first editions of three separate works, bound uniformly, with identical early female ownership. They are numbered 1-3, in reverse date order, with the posthumous collection of 1708 coming first, followed by two of Locke's replies to Edward Stillingfleet in their pamphlet war over the theory of knowledge as related to the Essay... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 142494
(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
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
[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
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
(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
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
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
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
MARKS, Johnny. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
New York : 1949First printing of the score. Inscribed by the composer and writer Johnny Marks on the front cover, "Dear Marlin, Merry Christmas, Johnny Marks." Though Marks is responsible for penning many holiday tunes such as Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1958), Silver and Gold (1964) and A Holly, Jolly Christmas (1964), he will be best remembered for his tune... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 96566
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
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); 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
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
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
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
(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: 142154
SCHETKY, John Christian. Reminiscences of the Veterans of the Sea.
London : 1867First and only edition. Decidedly uncommon, Library Hub cites copies at five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, NMM, RA, V&A, National Trust - Wimpole Hall); WorldCat 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... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116744
BOAT-BUILDING - SMITH, Christopher Columbus, & Jay W. & John Edwin Clifford (sales manager). Chris-Craft.
Algonac, MI : 1930An extremely rare survival, a dealer's deluxe showroom catalogue for Chris-Craft motor boats covering the complete range - from their highly popular mahogany Runabouts to cabin and stateroom cruisers. The accompanying promotional sales letters explain that these volumes were costly to produce, and, as stock changed, additional images would be sent to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132983
THOMPSON, T. Perronet - JOHNSON, L. G. General T. Perronet Thompson. 1783-1869.
1957First edition. Thompson had a fascinating life. He was a middie with Gambier in the Isis, before transferring to the Army in 1806. He served in Whitelock's campaign to Buenos Aires, and in the latter stages of the Peninsular War saw "action against the French at Nivelles, Nive, Orthez, and Toulouse" (ODNB). A convinced abolitionist, from 1808 to 1810... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 63597
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... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
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
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
PLUCKNETT, Frank. Boot and Shoe Manufacture.
London : 1931First and only edition of this richly illustrated guide to shoemaking. An excellent copy, the appearance of Pitman's books flatter to deceive, and they rarely survive in such sharp condition. Frank Plunkett was "a master of shoe manufacturing processes and theory" and wrote two books on the subject, about which "there is a considerable strength and... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139179
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
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
[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
SIDNEY, Algernon. Discourses concerning Government.
London : 1698First edition of this major text of republican theory written between 1681 and 1683 and originally circulated as a manuscript. "Although long and sometimes repetitive the Discourses places Sidney alongside Milton as the master of republican eloquence. It is the power of its prose, as much as any aspect of its content, which helps to account for the... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 125801
(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
COMPANY OF STATIONERS. The Gentleman's Diary, or the Mathematical Repository; an Almanack for the Year of our Lord 1805:
London : 1805First edition, containing seven different almanacs published by the Company for the year 1805. The Gentleman's Diary by Gregory Olinthus; The Ladies' Diary by Charles Hutton; Vox Stellarum by Francis Moore; Merlinus Liberatus by John Partridge; Old Poor Robin; Speculum Anni by Henry Season; An Almanack by Tycho Wing; and The Celestial Atlas by Robert... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 116897
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
[MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de.] Two Chapters of A celebrated French Work, intitled, De L'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English.
Edinburgh : 1750First and only edition of this printing of two chapters of Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws relating to the British system of government, identified as the earliest publication in English of the Spirit of the Laws, preceding the publication of Thomas Nugent's translation by several months (Courtney, p. 31). Despite its importance as the first English... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117453
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
DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed.
1842Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens to Thomas C. Grattan (1792-1864), Irish novelist and British consul in Boston, upon Dickens's return from his first trip to America, in total around 200 words in his hand. A bitter Dickens reflects upon his trip, generally seen as unsuccessful following controversies over copyright, and has come back to find... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137058
BUYS, Egbert. A New and Complete Dictionary of Terms of Art.
Amsterdam : 1768-9First edition of this scarce and rather eccentric technical dictionary with definitions in English and Dutch. A broad spectrum of subjects is covered, including architecture and applied arts, botany and mathematics, law, military and naval terms, heraldry, ancient history, alongside archaisms and obscure vocabulary drawn from Chaucer, Milton and Shakespeare.... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 128721
WALLER, Thomas "Fats" - GRIEG, Edvard. Norwegische Tänze für Pianoforte zu vier Händen …
Leipzig : [c.1890]Ownership inscription of Thomas "Fats" Waller to the upper wrap. Waller impressed early on with his keyboard skills, playing alongside his mother in the church where his father was a preacher from the age of 10, and accompanying the movies on the organ at the Lincoln Theater, Harlem, when just 14. He later became a pupil of the stride legend James P.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 62071
THATCHER, Margaret. Christmas cards received from various individuals.
1984-98A collection of Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher, from various individuals and institutions.
i) John Stapylton Habgood, Archbishop of York (1983-95), 1985. With a reproduction of a portrait of himself on the front cover, and the printed message on the interior "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year from The Archbishop of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 123848
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
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
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
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
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
LÉMONTEY, Pierre-Édouard. Oeuvres.
Paris : 1829First collected edition, which includes Lémontey's well-known elegies on Morellet and James Cook (the latter prize-winning), the Essai sur l'établissement monarchique de Louis XIV (a great commercial success), and various political and biographical articles.
In 1829 a four-volume Oeuvres complètes de Pierre-Edouard Lémontey... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 143316