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(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From the Royal Family, 1987.A collection of Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in 1987. The year 1987 saw Thatcher's third and final election victory, and the Queen's 35th year on the throne. Comprising the cards of:
i) Prince Charles and Princess Diana: inscribed by Charles "To you both from Charles and Diana's signature: Diana.",... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123714
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From various individuals.A collection of Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher, from various individuals and institutions.
i) John Stapylton Habgood, Archbishop of York (1983-95), 1985. With a reproduction of a portrait of himself on the front cover, and the printed message on the interior "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year from The Archbishop of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 123848
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From foreign royal families.A collection of Christmas cards sent by foreign royal families to Margaret Thatcher. Comprising the cards of:
i) Tāufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (reigned 1965-2005), 1985. With Tonga's coat of arms on the front cover and the signature of himself and his wife Halaevalu Mata'aho 'Ahome'e on the interior, below the printed message "With all... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 123803
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Das Wesen und der Hauptinhalt der theoretischen Nationalökonomie.
Leipzig : 1908First edition of the author's first major work, "which was probably conceived during his days as a graduate student and written in Cairo. It was a brilliant statement of general equilibrium theory, making clear both what static theory could explain and what it could not" (IESS). The work established Schumpter's fame as an outstanding figure among the... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 106913
(NECKER, Jacques.) GUERINEAU DE SAINT-PERAVI, attributed author. Examen impartial du systême de M. Necker sur les administrations provinciales,
[Paris] : 1785First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127682
MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels. Manifest kommunisticheskoi partii.
Geneva : 1900Extended edition of Plekhanov's 1882 Russian translation of the Communist Manifesto, published as part of the Library of Modern Socialism series, a product of the first Russian-language Marxist political organization, the Emancipation of Labor Group, established by Plekhanov and his fellow émigrés in Geneva in 1883. "With money provided by Vasily... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120929
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The People's Rights.
London : [1909?]First edition, first (cased) issue, second state with p.71 correctly numbered. Rightly considered by Langworth to be the "third rarest Churchill book after Mr. Brodrick's Army and For Free Trade", Issued both case-bound and wrappered; "The publisher's records show that 100 sets of sheets were bound on 20 December 1909 two weeks before the publication... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 129499
SOLOVIEV, Vladimir. Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)
Moscow : 1877Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture, "Three Forces", read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877.
"In the academic year 1876-7 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical Principles of Integral... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86058
MAO ZEDONG. Mao Zhu Xi Yu Lu [Quotations from Chairman Mao.]
[No location, but probably Beijing or Tianjin, : May 1964]First edition, first printing, of Mao's Little Red Book, in the first state with uncorrected text, and retaining the errata and Lin Biao's endorsement leaf. The first edition, printed for the General Political Department of the People's Liberation Army, was issued in two bindings, in red vinyl plastic, and in printed wrappers. The copies in printed... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 127381
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The People's Rights
London : 1910First edition, first general paper wrappers issue, first state, with index, and just a single appendix; and p. 71 - section title for "The People's Trade" - misnumbered 1. "All issues of The People's Rights are extremely scarce" (Cohen) despite a print run of 40,000, this largely due to the low quality of the materials, and the cheap and clumsy method... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 88138
MARX, Karl. Misère de la philosophie. Réponse à la philosophie de la misère de M. Proudhon.
Paris & Brussels : 1847First edition of Marx's caustic attack on Proudhon, "the bitterest attack delivered by one thinker upon another since the celebrated polemics of the Renaissance" (Isaiah Berlin), one of 800 copies printed. "In 1846 Proudhon published his celebrated book, La Philosophie de la Misère. He and Marx had remained friends, though their relation had not been... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 119971
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Drop-head title:] The Fighting Line.
London : 1916First edition, only printing. Cohen's bibliography states: "the pamphlet does not appear to have sold well and, although it may have continued to appear in Macmillan catalogues as late as 1924 or early 1925, most, if not all, unsold copies, were, in fact, destroyed in 1918" (vol. I, p. 196). Martin Gilbert asserts that 5,000 copies were printed (Winston... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127608
VICO, Giambattista. Cinque libri de' principj d'una scienza nuova d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni.
Naples : 1730A remarkable copy of the radically altered second edition of Vico's masterpiece, annotated by the author on more than 100 pages, many of the corrections and addenda being later included in the final, posthumous third edition of 1744. Vico's work had originally been conceived as a monumental work in two quarto volumes, to be printed in Florence at Cardinal... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 123497
THÜNEN, Johann Heinrich von. Der isolirte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirtschaft und Nationalökonomie,
Hamburg : 1826First edition of this classic, which Roscher considers to be one of the most important works written in Germany in the field of exact economics. A neglected genius according to Mark Blaug, Von Thünen's magnum opus, Der isolirte Staat is today recognized as a fundamental and pioneering economic study concerning the location of agriculture. "He was the... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 93075
ENGELS, Friedrich. The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844.
New York : First edition in English of Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England (1845), Engels's masterful survey of Worker's conditions. "In 1842, Engels left for England to work in his father's Manchester firm his father was a textile manufacturer in Westphalia. Already converted by Moses Hess to a belief in 'communism' and the imminence of an English social... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 132006
WALRAS, Léon. Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.
Lausanne : 1874First edition of part I only (pp. 1-208), written by one of the leading mathematical economists. Three years after Jevons and Menger, but independently of them, Walras here enunciated the theory of marginal utility. In this work he continued and refined the work inherited from his father and was successful in developing the law of general equilibrium... Learn More£13,750.00
Stock Code: 112640
LEFÈVRE, Edwin. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
New York : 1923First edition, a remarkably well preserved example of this book which is extremely hard to find in anything like good condition, having been literally read to pieces. The so-called fictional "Reminiscences" of a stock operator, the work is in fact the result of a series of interviews made by Edwin Lefèvre, a Wall Street journalist, with the renowned... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 99933
[DAVIES, Sir John.] A discoverie of the true causes why Ireland was never entirely subdued, nor brought under obedience of the crowne of England, untill the beginning of his Majesties happie raigne.
[London] : 1612First edition; rare in commerce. As part of the regime consolidating English rule following the defeat of Tyrone's rebel forces, Sir John Davies's career in Ireland spanned 16 years' service, first as solicitor-general, 1603-6, then as attorney-general, 1606-19. More than any other English administrator, Davies realised that military force in itself... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 86755
KEYNES, John Maynard (ed.) Manchester Guardian Commercial. La Reconstruction de l'Europe.
Manchester : 20 April 20 1922 – 4 January 1923First edition in French of the scarce complete set of the Manchester Guardian Commercial, "a series of weighty supplements on European Reconstruction, with articles by the most distinguished authorities in each country" (Harrod), published under the general editorship of John Maynard Keynes, with contributions by other notable authorities including... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 138597
ZAMBELLI, Andrea. Mercantesche dichiarationi della scrittura doppia, conti de cambii, comissioni, e ragguagli di piazze.
Brescia : 1681Rare first edition of Zambelli's second work on accounting, double-entry book-keeping and exchange, published ten years after his Il ragionato, o sia trattato della scrittura universale (1671). In the present work he devotes the first part (pages 1-67) to all aspects of double-entry book-keeping; of debit, credit, use of the journal, of the master book,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 110962
HEGEL, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. System der Wissenschaft. Erster Theil, die Phänomenologie des Geistes.
Bamberg and Würzburg : 1807First edition, first issue of Hegel's first major and best-known work, known in English as "The Phenomenology of Spirit", the only part published, in which he develops the idea of Geist realizing itself in the intellectual development of mankind. "It begins with a dialectical discussion of sense perception in which it is argued that knowledge of physical... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 132061
SPINOZA, Baruch. Tractatus theologico-politicus.
Hamburg : 1670First edition of Spinoza's great treatise on political theology, a "crystal-clear exposition of the theory of natural right" (PMM). Spinoza's principal work, and the only work published in his lifetime, it blends the traditions of his Hebraic background with Cartesian rationalism. His ethical views are extended into the realm of politics, and contain... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 130116
BÖHM-BAWERK, E. von. Kapital und Kapitalzins.
Innsbruck : 1884-1889Scarce first edition of the chief work of Böhm-Bawerk's life, a copy with a marked provenance. First owned by Philip Wicksteed, with his ownership inscription dated 1886 on the first leaf and with his bookplate. The volume subsequently passed to the British Library of Political Science, from there to the Armstrong College Library in Newcastle, and... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 97505
SMITH, Adam. Ricerche sulla Natura, e le Cagioni della Riccezza delle Nazioni...
Naples : 1790-1Rare first Italian translation of the Wealth of Nations, probably the rarest of the 18th-century complete translations. No copy has appeared at auction since 1963. Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 85981
MONCADA, Sancho de. Restauracion politica de España, primera parte, de eos publicos Al rey Don Filipe Tercero nuestro señor.
Madrid : 1619Very rare first edition; each discourse with a special title-page and continuous pagination and signatures, except for the seventh (in two parts) and eighth which have separate pagination and signatures. Moncada's importance as a political economist was assured by this work, which was probably presented to Philip III in 1618. In it, Moncada, who was... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 111853
(SOUTH SEA COMPANY.) Collection of British Parliamentary Acts relating to the South Sea Company.
1711-1751A substantial collection of parliamentary acts relating to the formation, regulation, and eventual collapse of the South Sea Company, as well as the parliamentary repercussions against those responsible and attempts to ameliorate the effects. Such substantial collections of South Sea material are uncommon in commerce, and moreover some of the individual... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 97357
KEYNES, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of The Peace.
London : 1919First edition, first impression of what Skidelsky calls "one of the most influential books of the twentieth century". "The Economic Consequences of the Peace has a claim to be regarded as Keynes's best book. In none of his others did he succeed so well in bringing all his gifts to bear on the subject in hand." Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 122368
[LOCKE, John.] An Essay concerning Humane Understanding.
London : 1690First edition, the Holt issue, traditionally considered the first. Locke worked for nearly two decades on his investigation of "the certainty and the adequacy of human knowledge," concluding that "though knowledge must necessarily fall short of complete comprehension, it can at least be 'sufficient'; enough to convince us that we are not at the mercy... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 111580
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle.
London & Paris : 1768First edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy. The work is based on Le Mercier de la Rivière's L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés politiques (with which it is here bound), which Adam Smith referred to as "the most distinct and best connected account... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 93587
MEIL, Johann Wilhelm. Spectaculum Naturae & Artium,
Berlin : 1761 & 1765First edition of both volumes of this rare polyglot pictorial encyclopaedia of trades, technology, crafts, and nature, with the text in four columns in German, Latin, French and Italian. The attractive illustrations cover beekeeping, printing, engraving, bricklaying and other trades, as well as scientific and military equipment. The work was aimed at... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 129021
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Panopticon; or, The Inspection House: Containing The Idea of a New Principle of Construction applicable to any Sort of Establishment, in which Persons of any Description are to be kept under Inspection: and in particular to Penitentiary-Houses, Prisons, M
Dublin printed, London reprinted, & London : 1791First London edition of all three parts of Bentham's famous but abortive Panopticon Penitentiary Scheme. Both the second Postscript and the plates were delayed in being printed and "very few copies of either the London or the Dublin editions have all the engravings According to Bentham, most of the plates were destroyed in a fire at the printer's... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 120454
HEGEL, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. System der Wissenschaft. Erster Theil, die Phänomenologie des Geistes.
Bamberg and Würzburg : 1807First edition, second issue of Hegel's first major and best-known work, known in English as "The Phenomenology of Spirit", the only part published, in which he develops the idea of Geist realizing itself in the intellectual development of mankind. "It begins with a dialectical discussion of sense perception in which it is argued that knowledge of physical... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 132068
KAUTSKY, Karl. Die Agrarfrage: eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.
Stuttgart : 1899First edition, presentation copy from the author to the important French communist Paul Lafargue, inscribed by him, "A son cher Lafargue, K. Kautsky, Berlin 3/1/99". The Marxist theorist's analysis of capitalism in agriculture is a book that Lenin declared "the most important event in present-day economic literature since the third volume of Capital".
Kautsky... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 118919
SMITH, Adam. [Wealth of Nations in Russian:] Issledovaniia o prirode i prichinakh bogatstva narodov s primechaniiami Bentama, Blanki, Bukhanana, Garn'e, Mak-Kulokha, Mal'tusa, Millia, Rikardo, Seia, Sismondi I Tiurgo.
St Petersburg : 1866First edition of the much-improved second Russian translation of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, reproducing the notes and apparatus from the 1843 Blanqui edition. This translation, published following the growing public dissatisfaction with an earlier version, encumbered with obsolete prose and unspecific terminology, appeared in the Library of Classical... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 99950
(STALIN.) Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin.
Moscow : 1949The first and only edition, 10,000 copies in all, but this the deluxe issue in full leather binding. Handsomely presented and produced, this richly illustrated history of the life of Stalin was prepared by the Lenin State Museum (now State Historical Museum). The typography and printing were by the Krasnyi Proletarii - "Red Proletariat" - the Central... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132982
[DEFOE, Daniel.] Conjugal Lewdness: or, Matrimonial Whoredom.
London : 1727First edition, rare first issue. Contemporary critics attacked the work's title, which, according to Defoe, was viewed as "a Breach upon Modesty" and offensive to their ears, and the book was reissued the same year with a cancel title page, more politely titled as A Treatise concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed. The first issue is rare,... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 124762
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. D-Day Prayer.
Washington, DC : 1944First and sole edition, inscribed by Roosevelt on the front free endpaper, "For Fred Adams, Christmastide 1944, from Franklin D. Roosevelt"; number 76 of 100 copies privately printed at the White House Printing Office. The recipient, Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr. (1910-2001), was the son of Roosevelt's cousin Ellen Walters Delano, and was the second... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 132010
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 121427
HARRISON, William Henry. Remarks of General Harrison, Late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to the Republic of Colombia, on Certain Charges Made Against Him by that Government.
Washington : 1830First edition of this extremely uncommon publication, this a presentation copy, inscribed and signed by Harrison on the title-page: "John C. Wright Esq. of Steubenville Ohio from his friend W. H. Harrison." This is the only presentation copy of Harrison's Remarks ever to have appeared at auction, at the Streeter sale, 1967 (ticket to front pastedown).... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 83709
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph manuscript.
c.1952An unpublished fragment from Sartre's unfinished novel, La Dernière Chance, the final volume of his projected tetralogy, Les Chemins de la liberté (Roads of Freedom). Two chapters had appeared in Les Temps modernes in 1949 under the title Drôle d'amitié (Strange Friendship), but Sartre dropped the work in 1952.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129308
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128845
MARX, Karl. El Capital.
Madrid : 1886[-7]Exceptionally rare first edition in Spanish, an abridged translation of volume one of Marx's Das Kapital (Capital). Its scarcity is explained by the brittle, poor quality of the paper stock - the same used for printing Zafrilla's newspaper - and its very small print run, thought to number no more than a thousand copies in total.
Pablo Correa y Zafrilla... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 130328
WALRAS, Leon. [A single volume containing 10 titles demonstrating Walras's developing theories of economic equilibrium.]
Various places : 1874-91A substantial pamphlet volume, including the first edition of Théorie de la monnaie and the first separate editions of his articles on bimetallism and price variation, from the years of his "second phase of theoretical activity, his period of high creativity and maximum theoretical prolificacy" (Walker, p. 9), when he was in the process of developing... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 116829
[VOLTAIRE.] Candide, ou l'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph.
[Geneva : 1759First edition, one of only a dozen or so recorded copies of the true first edition of this celebrated philosophical conte, one of the genuine rarities in major 18th-century literature. There were 18 editions of Candide in 1759 alone, all of them superficially alike, though only four of them, like this, have 299 pages. Recent research, following Ira... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 135295
[DEFOE, Daniel.] The Chimera: or, the French Way of Paying National Debts, Laid open.
London : 1720Rare first edition of this comparative examination of credit in England and France with a comprehensive discussion of John Law and the Mississippi scheme; the latter is discussed with a blend of admiration (in principle) and mistrust (in practice). Defoe's attitude towards credit can be gauged from his decision to sell his shares in the South Sea scheme... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 122924
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1786Fourth edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), in a fine contemporary binding by one of Scotland's best-known binders of the period, William Scott of Edinburgh, using tools from the workshop of James Scott. "The great majority of the tools used by James Scott are not found in use by any other binders of his time;... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 132767
[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
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Autograph letter signed ("Ludwig Wittgen.") to Moritz Schlick.
[Cambridge : 1932]An affectionate but frustrated autograph letter signed from Wittgenstein to Moritz Schlick, the founder of the Vienna Circle, in which Wittgenstein expresses his regrets over appearing to condone the plagiarism apparent in Rudolf Carnap's most recent paper through his own inaction.
Wittgenstein received Carnap's offprint, "Physicalistic Language... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128528
HUME, David. A Treatise of Human Nature:
London : 1739-40First edition of Hume's first great work, rarely found thus, complete in three volumes, with two of five leaves which Chuo notes as often cancelled in the uncancelled state (A4 and F6 of volume 3). Hume composed the first two books before he was 25 during his three years in France. He returned to London with the finished manuscript by mid-September... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 120809
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
TROTSKY, Leon. The Revolution Betrayed.
New York & London : 1937 & 1938First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Trotsky to Benjamin Stolberg on the front free endpaper, "devotedly yours, Leon Trotsky, 21/11 1937, Coyoacan".
The American journalist and labour activist Benjamin Stolberg (1891-1951) was a member of the Dewey Commission and had strong association links to Trotsky. The Revolution... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 118029
[MALTHUS, Thomas Robert.] An Essay on the Principle of Population,
London : 1798Rare first edition of one of the most important and influential works in the history of economic thought. In this copy Q8r (pp. 239-40) is in cancelled state, which amends the incorrectly printed phrase "the immortality of man on earth seems to be as completely established" to read "mortality" on line 9.
"Malthus was not the first writer to make... Learn More£155,000.00
Stock Code: 137089
PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore. Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.
Ramsgate, Kent : 1841A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln's Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic chapel in London and restored... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 46369
HAMILTON, William. Book-Keeping New Modelled:
Edinburgh : 1735First edition, extremely rare, with the ESTC (T183835) locating only one copy in Britain, at the National Library of Scotland, and two in America (Harvard and Pennsylvania). Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 105424
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout pour... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
LA JONCHERE, Étienne Lécuyer de. Systême d'un nouveau gouvernement en France. Tome I [-IV].
Amsterdam : 1720First edition of a very rare work by La Jonchère, one of the most original works of political economy of the 18th century.
Writing after the death of Louis XIV in 1715, La Jonchère puts forward a detailed and comprehensive plan of financial reform. Although he "expressly denies having followed Vauban's Dixme Royale, he starts from the same initial... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 116257
ERASMUS, Desiderius. The Praise of Folie.
[London : 1569 [recte 1549]First edition in English. "The Praise of Folly was written when Erasmus was staying in the house of Thomas More in the winter of 1509-10. Its title is a delicate and complimentary play on the name of his host: its subject matter is a brilliant, biting satire on the folly to be found in all walks of life Whenever tyranny or absolute power threatened,... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 108395
[QUESNAY, François.] Physiocratie, ou constitution naturelle du gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain. Publié par Du Pont, des Sociétés Royales d'Agriculture de Soissons & d'Orléans, & Correspondant de la Société d'Émulation de Londres.
Pékin, and sold in Paris : 1767First edition, the extremely rare first issue with the fictitious Pékin imprint on the title pages of both parts, in the corrected state. Issued thus to avoid French censorship, but in fact printed in Paris, the Pékin issue was printed in very small numbers and swiftly withdrawn because of a reference made by the editor, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours,... Learn More£110,000.00
Stock Code: 124093