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PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to Mr. Volney, Occasioned by a Work of his Entitled Ruins, and by his Letter to the Author.
Philadelphia : 1797First edition. Part of Priestley's continuing campaign against what he saw as atheistic philosophy, published while in self-imposed exile in Philadelphia after fleeing Britain following the Priestley Riots of 1791 and continued government persecution. The pamphlet is directed against the arguments put forth by Constantin Volney in his Ruins of Empires,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136976
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. A Description of a Chart of Biography;
Warrington : 1765Second edition, following the first of the previous year. The publication served as an accompaniment to Priestley's large engraved chart, three feet by two, that was issued concurrently, and which listed chronologically a vast number of historical figures. The book has a condensed version of the chart as a specimen, and a further engraved chart supplementing... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 136685
BENTLEY, Nicolas. J. B. Priestley.
c.1965The author in black hat - perhaps on the occasion of the publication of Lost Empires (1965). The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows,... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 67078
GREENE, Graham. Stamboul Train.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, first issue. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. He is named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". J. B. Priestley who had read a review copy became convinced that Savory was based none too flatteringly upon him. Priestley threatened... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 65413
RUSSELL. An Essay on the Nature and Existence of a Material World.
London : 1781First edition of this anonymous reply to the metaphysical arguments of Joseph Priestley and Richard Price. Samuel Parr commented that the "book abounds with pleasantry as well as abstruse reasoning. The style is perspicuous and elegant and the model formed upon that of Mr Hume. The principles lead to unqualified scepticism in natural as well as revealed... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 136699