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MONTAGU, Basil. Some Inquiries respecting the Punishment of Death
London : 1818First edition. In 1809 Basil Montagu (1770-1851), author and legal reformer, "along with the Quaker philanthropist William Allen and others... formed the Society for the Diffusion of Knowledge upon the Punishment of Death and the Improvement of Prison Discipline (re-established in 1829 as the Society for the Diffusion of Information on the Subject of... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 115242
CALVERT, E. Roy. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 95088
HAWTREY, Ralph George. A Century of Bank Rate.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. Ralph George Hawtrey (1879-1975) was a British economist, close friend of Keynes, and a fellow member of the Cambridge Apostles, the University's intellectual secret society. However, from the latter 1920s Keynes and Hawtrey differed greatly on the bank rate, "Hawtrey holding that changes in bank rate operated through... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 136459
SCAIFE, Alan & Sarah. Arabian Interlude.
Pittsburgh, PA : 1951First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia" (Potts, ed. Araby the... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 117863
TRISTAN, Flora. Promenades dans Londres.
Paris : 1840First edition, notably rare, of the revolutionary French socialist and feminist's critique of London following her 1839 visit to England, emphasising the city's poverty crisis as a symptom of the English capitalist system, and written in the fluent reportorial style for which Tristan became best known. WorldCat locates just six copies in institutional... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127491
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
LOCKE, John (contrib.) Britannia Rediviva.
Oxford : 1660First edition of this collection of verses by Oxford men celebrating the restoration of Charles II to the throne, written in Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, French and English. Oxford, Charles I's capital during the Civil War, had remained a bastion of royalism, and by all accounts the University welcomed the Stuarts' return.
The collection sees... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126794
DUTCH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,
[Amsterdam?] : 1630First edition of this West Frisian rhymed dialogue against the ongoing peace negotiations between the United Provinces and Spain to conclude the Dutch War of Independence (1568-1648). The United Provinces had gained significant ground in the preceding few years, with the Dutch West India Company occupying Bahia, the capital of Brazil in 1624, and that... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139110
DAVIS, Sir John Francis. Hien Wun Shoo. Chinese Moral Maxims,
London : 1823First edition of the Chinese scholar's collection of proverbs, "one of the first British titles to use Chinese type in innovative ways" (Keighren, Withers, & Bell, p. 135) and an excellent example of Murray's experimentation with printing developments of the time. Printed by Peter Perring Thoms at the East India Company's press in Macao due to the lack... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133538
BETHEL, Slingsby. An Account of the French Usurpation upon the Trade of England,
London : 1679First edition of this pamphlet by the republican merchant Slingsby Bethel (1617-1697), warning of the French threat to English trade. "Bethel appeared in print again in 167980, as the Popish Plot allegations toppled the regime of the earl of Danby and produced a crisis for the Restoration regime. In his Account of the French Usurpation upon the Trade... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135148
BIBLE; Latin, Vulgate. Bible, with prologues and the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, illuminated manuscript in Latin.
[England, doubtless Oxford : mid 13th century]PROVENANCE
(1) PROBABLY WRITTEN AND ILLUMINATED IN OXFORD, between c.1240 and c.1260, as suggested by the illumination, text, and layout.
(2) In use in England in the later 13th century when marginal notes, variant readings, etc. were added by more than one reader, one of whom noted below Nahum chapter 2 that the text differs greatly from... Learn More£97,500.00
Stock Code: 144627