Search results for: 'TOOKE, Thomas'
TOOKE, Thomas. Thoughts and Details on the High and Low Prices of the Last Thirty Years.
London : 1823First edition of Tooke's first book, occasioned by the price instability throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath. "The work of 1823, Thoughts and Details on the High and Low Prices of the Last Thirty Years, provided the basis for Tooke's monetary thought until and including the publication in 1838 of the first two volumes... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 134907
DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
Shellbanks : 1834First edition in book form, presentation copy, inscribed on the rear wrapper "From the Author to Wm Short". The recipient was the American ambassador William Short (1759-1849), who served as US Minister to France from June 1790 to May 1792, to the Netherlands from June to December 1792, and to Spain from 1794 to 1795; he was later a successful Kentucky... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123171
TORRENS, Robert. The Principles and Practical Operation of Sir Robert Peel's Act of 1844 Explained and Defended: Second Edition.
London : 1857Second, enlarged edition, first published in 1848, of Torrens's defence of Peel's bank charter act, which restricted the powers of British banks and gave exclusive note-issuing powers to the central Bank of England. "It was banking that dominated Torrens's last twenty years. Peel's Bank of England Charter Act 1844 owed much to Torrens's 'currency scheme'... Learn More£1,125.00
Stock Code: 126089
ERASMUS, Desiderius; Roger L'Estrange (trans.) Twenty Two Select Colloquies out of Erasmus Roterodamus,
London : 1711First edition with Thomas Brown's additions, with L'Estrange's translation having originally been published in 1689. Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704) was an English author and pamphleteer, known for his strong defence of royalism. His translation of Erasmus joined his other late 17th-century translations of Aesop, Cervantes, and Tacitus, among other authors.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 124114
HARRIS, John. Lexicon Technicum:or, an Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences:
London : 1704First 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