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SCOTLAND: PARLIAMENT. An Act of the Parliament of Scotland for Erecting an East-India Company in that Kingdom.
[London] : 1695First London edition of this important act "for a Company trading to Africa and the Indies", the document creating the Company of Scotland, later to become the Darien Company. "The originator of this disastrous enterprise was William Paterson, the founder of the Bank of England... Without divulging the details of his scheme, he succeeded in exciting... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109293
STEADMAN, Ralph. Scar-Strangled Banner.
Massachusetts : 1988First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by Steadman on the title page in golden ink, "For Ian, from Ralph Steadman 4.11.88." with the capital "I" for "Ian" being his signature sad face drawing. The book was originally published in the UK the previous year. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 134565
STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
London : 1882First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail, this copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.
Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140276