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SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. [All the Bubbles.] Set of playing cards satirizing speculation schemes following the South Sea Bubble.
[London : 1720]A remarkable set of playing cards, mocking the collapse of the South Sea Company and the many similar companies which rose and fell with it, satirizing the schemes and false promises of the companies, and speculative mania more generally. The spectacular rise of South Sea stock led to a variety of new companies and mini-bubbles seeking to offer the... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 139896
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. Collection of ten pamphlets, eight regarding the South Sea Bubble.
1720-21Eight pamphlets relating to the South Sea Company and its collapse, six from 1720, the year in which the bubble burst, and two from the following year. The volume also includes two other pamphlets, one on the military importance of Gibraltar, the other on the need to trim the Civil List. This volume was formerly part of the Dropmore House collection... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 134909
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. Some Observations upon the Bill now depending in Parliament, for Relief of the Unhappy Sufferers in the South-Sea Company.
[London : 1721?]One of two editions, the other entitled the same but suffixed "In a letter from a gentleman of the law to a Member of Parliament". A comparison of the texts shows that they are very similar, but the textual differences indicate that this is a slightly revised edition: in the final table calculating an appropriate fine for the Company, this edition increases... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135161
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A Supplement to the London Journal of March 25, 1721; being the state of the case relating to the surrender of Mr. Knight, farther considered.
London : 1721First edition. The anonymous pamphlet, continuing an article contributed in the London Journal, argues that Robert Knight - the cashier of the South Sea Company, who had fled to Europe to avoid the wrath of the British parliament and was now incarcerated in Antwerp - had no right of asylum in the Brabant states, either morally, or under local law. The... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 135286
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE - AISLABIE, John. The Speech of the Right Honourable John Aislabie, Esq; Upon his Defence made in the House of Lords,
London : 1721First edition of the former chancellor of the exchequer's speech in the Lords, beseeching a vindictive parliament not to levy punitive fines against him, as part of the bill aimed at compensating the victims of the South Sea Company in the wake of the bubble bursting. As chancellor, Aislabie was closely tied to the South Sea project, and profited hugely... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135163
SOUTH SEA COMPANY. The Particulars and Inventories of the Estates of the late Sub-Governor, Deputy-Governor, and Directors of the South-Sea Company:
London : 1721A scarce collection of over 30 very detailed estate inventories produced during the intense scrutiny of the South Sea Company and its employees in the aftermath of the Bubble. Printed by order of the House of Commons, each inventory has a separate title leaf, pagination, and register, printing in exhaustive details the particulars of the accounts of... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125826
SOUTH SEA COMPANY. Remarks on the Celebrated Calculations of the Value of South-Sea-Stock, in The Flying-Post of the 9th of April, 1720.
London : 1720First edition. On the 9 April 1720 The Flying-Post published an article promising South-Sea speculators huge profits. This anonymous response goes through the article paragraph by paragraph, seeking to refute every claim. Published prior to the collapse of the value of the stock in September 1720, the pamphlet was a muted voice of reason against the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 117455
COWARD, Noël. South Sea Bubble.
London : 1956First edition, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The play was first performed as Island Fling in 1951 in the USA, and in London premiered as South Sea Bubble at the Lyric Theatre in 1956. Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 136690
MOLL, Herman A New & Exact Map of the Coasts, Countries and Islands within the Limits of The South Sea Company...
c1730A truly fascinating and unique historical map depicting the infamous eighteenth century phenomenon known as the 'South Sea Bubble'. Moll highlights his map with a series of inset plans and miniature maps together with the prevailing trade winds of the region. The map extant is from southern California (still shown as an island) the area bordering the... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 66089
DEFOE, Daniel. An Essay on the South-Sea Trade.
London : 1712First edition of Defoe's tract on the newly-formed South Sea Company. Under the scheme, the British government transferred its debt to the Company, which was then given a monopoly of trade with South America. Defoe had supported a similar project in letters to Robert Harley, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and he is on the whole supportive of the South... Learn More£11,250.00
Stock Code: 134890
ELLIS. The Sense of the People Concerning the Present State of Affairs.
London : [1721?]Second edition, first published the same year. A discussion of the public mood in the aftermath of the South Sea Bubble, with particular reference to the widely villainized Robert Knight (1675-1744), the cashier of the South Sea Company who had made enormous profits through stock speculation. With the collapse of the company, Knight was summoned to... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 117483
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128845
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 122063
DAVENPORT, Richard A. Sketches of Imposture, Deception, and Credulity.
London : 1837First edition of a scarce work on the history of frauds, delusions and deceptions, issued as volume 63 of the Family Library. Davenport's work predates Mackay's more famous Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions by some four years, and may well have been Mackay's inspiration. "The author of 'Sketches of Imposture, Deception, and Credulity,' aspires... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126679
FLEETWOOD, William. A compleat Collection of the Sermons, Tracts, and Pieces of all Kinds, That were Written by the Right Reverend Dr. William Fleetwood, Late Lord Bishop of Ely.
London : 1737First edition of William Fleetwood's collected works. Fleetwood (1656-1723) is best known for his Chronicon Preciosum, an attempt to provide a price index of major commodities over the last six hundred years, here printed for the second time following the first edition of 1707. Fleetwood's interest in economics influenced his sermons, with the work... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 113916
GORDON, Thomas. Francis, Lord Bacon: or, the Case of Private and National Corruption, and Bribery, Impartially Consider'd.
London : 1721First edition. The writer Thomas Gordon (died 1750) along with his colleague John Trenchard "worked on various anti-clerical, anti-papist, and anti-corruption old and independent Whig publications which were immensely influential in Britain and America" (ODNB). In the present pamphlet Gordon investigates the case of the charges of corruption levelled... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 143568
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, WorldCat 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
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: 142911
[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