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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
SOUTH SEA COMPANY. An Essay For Discharging the Debts of the Nation, by Equivalents: In a Letter to The Right Honourable Charles, Earl of Sunderland.
London : 1720First edition. The work is split into two treatises. The first, written in February 1719, proposes a method for discharging the national debt by re-assigning the debt to the Bank of England, South-Sea Company, Royal African Company, East India Company and other companies, in return for new trading privileges. The latter section of this treatise veers... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 117456
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. [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. 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
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
WILSON, James. The Life and Dreadful Sufferings of Captain James Wilson, In various Parts of the Globe,
Portsea : 1810The highly uncommon first edition of the first biography of James Wilson, captain of the Duff on her first missionary voyage to the South Seas. None of the four copies listed at auction in the last 40 years has had the attractive frontispiece.
"Although there are several accounts of James Wilson's life, sufferings and missionary voyage, this... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 70373
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
GUY, Thomas. A Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy Esq; [bound with:] An Act for Incorporating the Executors of the Last Will and Testament of Thomas Guy,
London : 1725An attractive copy, in a binding funerary in style, of the will of the bookseller turned South Sea speculator Thomas Guy (1645-1724), who, selling his stock before the crash, was able to fund various good causes, most notably the foundation of Guy's Hospital, which still operates to this day. His will makes provisions for the maintenance and expansion... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 134326
HUTCHESON, Archibald. Copies of some letters from Mr. Hutcheson, to the late Earl of Sunderland.
London : 1722First edition, printing the letters of Hutcheson's "idiosyncratic efforts during 1721-2 to persuade Lord Sunderland to inaugurate a popular ministry, embracing 'country principles' and capable of governing a nation traumatized by the South Sea crisis, which produced nothing but his own disillusion" (ODNB). As MP for Hastings, Hutcheson had devoted much... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 135193
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
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839
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
FAIRMAN, William. The Stocks Examined and Compared:
London : 1795First edition of Fairman's frequently-reprinted manual for investors, bound in an eclectic sammelband of seven works. The author, who worked as life-accountant to the corporation of the Royal-Exchange Assurance, here offers information on a host of government investment schemes, listing the various public funds available, including annuities, bank stock,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 136213