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(TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques, trans.) TUCKER, Josiah. Questions importantes sur le commerce,
London [i.e Paris?] : 1755First edition in French of the second part of Tucker's Reflections on the Expediency of a Law for the Naturalization of Foreign Protestants (1752), translated by Turgot in his first published piece on economics. Tucker wrote the first part of his tract in 1751 in support of Robert Nugent's bill to relax British naturalisation laws against foreign protestants,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 127430
NECKER, Jacques. State of the Finances of France, laid before the King.
London : 1781First edition in English, originally printed in France the same year under the title Compte Rendu au Roi. Jacques Necker (1732-1804) was the finance minister to Louis XVI, popular among the people for his commoner background and perceived financial acumen. Published as the French involvement in the American Revolutionary War was still ongoing,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137896
CHEVANES, Jacques de. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:
Lyons : 1671First edition, a reply to Gabriel Naudé's sceptical Apologie pour tous les grands personnages, qui ont été faussement soupçonnés de magie, recently republished in 1669. Jacques de Chevanes (c.1608-1678) of Autun had personal experience of a witch-hunt in Burgundy in 1648/9, and he includes extracts from a 1670 interview with a woman accused of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84955
BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
(MacDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre.) ROUSSET, Camille (ed). Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
Paris : 1892First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122621
BRISSOT, Jacques Pierre. J. P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to his Constituents, on the Situation of the National Convention;
London : 1794 & 1789First edition in English of Brissot's tract, first edition of Mémoires Secrets. Brissot, a key figure in the Girondist faction in the French Revolution, originally published this work in France in 1793, a few months before he was guillotined. Taking the form of an open letter his constituents, it warns of the "anarchism" of the Jacobin faction, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125491
LANSDOWNE, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, fifth marquess of. Speeches of the Marquis of Lansdowne, Viceroy and Governor General of India.
Calcutta : 1894First and only edition, one of 110 copies, rare: among British and Irish institutional libraries Copac locates only the copy at the British Library; OCLC adds a single copy worldwide, at Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine at Nanterre (described in a note as "Rel. arm." - presumably "reliure armorial" - i.e. an armorial binding... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116668
(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
(CORNWALLIS, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis.) FORREST, G. W. (ed.). Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.
Oxford : 1926First edition, first impression. This remains a vital source of information on Cornwallis and was one of the last editorial ventures of the veteran historian of India, Sir George Forrest (1845-1926), a man whose diligent work in the Indian archives "opened the way for a new type of history of British India" (ODNB). Volume I is given over entirely to... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140904
[HURD, Richard.] Dialogues on the Uses of Foreign Travel.
London : 1764First edition; a second and a Dublin edition followed the same year. The work consists of a series of imaginary conversations, in which the literary-minded bishop of Worcester emulates the style and views of Shaftesbury on foreign and Locke on domestic education, following the method of his popular Moral and Political Dialogues (1759). Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 124042
FREEMAN, Edward A. The History of The Norman Conquest of England, its Causes and its Results.
Oxford : 1877-9Third edition, revised. A particularly handsome set. A magisterial history which was to have a profound influence on the development of English historiography. "The longest of Freeman's works, the best remembered and the most influential was begun on 7 December 1865, when he was forty-two, at the height of his physical and mental powers. He wrote to... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 114578
[HORTON, R. Wilmot.] The West India Question Practically Considered.
London : 1826First edition, written in response to James Stephen's England Enslaved by her Own Slave Colonies, published the same year, which argued that England should end the privileges of the West Indian planters. Instead, Horton supports a full investigation of the state of the slaves before any anti-slavery legislation is undertaken, and argues that the planters... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 129895
LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.
London : 1687First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition. Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor and other... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120934
[BAYS, Peter.] A General History of Negro Slavery, collected from the most respectable evidence and unquestionable authorities.
Cambridge [England] : 1826First edition of this text denouncing the slave trade, "founded in iniquity and blood", predominately concerned with the West Indies but with a chapter on slavery in the United States. Bays discusses conditions and treatment aboard slave ships, provides detailed descriptions of sugar plantations, surveys relevant West Indian legislation, and provides... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120628
(ELECTIONS). Questions to be asked by the Poll Clerks, who are to enter the Answers given by Voters in the books.
[Northampton?] : [1767?]A remarkable survival, being a sheet of instructions given to poll clerks in the 18th century, probably for the Northampton Borough Election of 1767-8. The instructions instruct the clerk to ask the voters name, where they live, where their freehold lies, and what is consists of; then, who is the occupier of the lands if they own it, and who they rent... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 120704
EVANS, Sebastian. In Quest of the Holy Graal.
London : 1898First edition, in a handsome binding. Sebastian Evans (1830-1909) was a political activist, artist, poet and translator from medieval French, Latin, Greek and Italian. Greatly drawn to the Arthurian legend, Evans had already published in the same year a two-volume translation of the old French romance Perceval le Gallois, entitled The High History of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 125244
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735First edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence of his management of the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 117457
FINLAY, George. A History of Greece from its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time B.C. 146 to A.D. 1864.
Oxford : 1877Publication originally began in 1844, this is "a new edition, revised throughout, and in part re-written, with considerable additions by the author". A history of the Greeks by a prominent British philhellene. While at university in Göttingen Finlay (1799-1875) came into contact with enthusiasts for the movement to liberate Greece from Ottoman rule,... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 135051
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735Second edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence of his management of the... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 117470
[GOSSELIN, Charles-Robert.] Réflexions de M. de L********, adressées aux notables sur la question proposée par un grand roi.
[Place and publisher not stated] : 1787One of two editions published in 1787, one under the present title, the other under Reflexions d'un citoyen..., without established priority. The work was Gosselin's contribution to one of the many philosophical essay contests held in 18th-century France. The book is scarce, with OCLC locating five copies of this edition. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132505
[LE TURC, Bonaventure-Joseph.] Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,
London : 1780First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122062
[PATERSON, William.] An Enquiry into The State of the Union of Great Britain, and The Past and Present State of the Trade and Publick Revenues thereof.
London : 1717First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as the best means of paying off... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 122176
[PATERSON, William.] An Enquiry into The State of the Union of Great Britain, and The Past and Present State of the Trade and Publick Revenues thereof.
London : 1717First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson - using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece - considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as the best means of paying... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 124125
(VINIT, Jeanne.) MARY, André (ed.) Paroles authentiques de Jeanne D'Arc tirees du Proces de 1431 et des Chroniques contemporaines.
Paris : 1931First edition thus, number 430 of 500 copies only. This copy is attractively bound in an art deco style by notable French binder Jeanne P. Vinit. André Mary (1879-1962) was a French poet who specialised in reviving medieval poetic forms. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139263
STRICKLAND, Agnes [& Elizabeth]. Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest.
Philadelphia : 1902-3The Victoria edition, number 439 of 1,000 richly illustrated subscriber's copies printed on japon, this handsome set printed for Blanche Elizabeth MacLeish Billings. Lives of the Queens of England, originally published between 1840 and 1848, is the Strickland sisters' best-known work, and an important landmark in the development of the biographical... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139088
DUSSAUSOY, Maille. Le citoyen désinteressé, ou diverses idées patriotiques,
Paris : 1767-8First edition of Dussausoy's programme of public works, the main purpose of which was to provide labour for the idle masses and to inspire patriotism by installing honorary monuments of monarchs and men of military and political renown across Paris, with chapters on the causes of depopulation and the degeneration of the French nation (and how to remedy... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122620
(SOBIESKI.) COYER, l'Abbé Gabriel-François. The History of John Sobieski, King of Poland. Translated from the French of M. L'abbé Coyer.
London : 1762First edition in English of the Abbé Coyer's biography of the great Polish hero Jan Sobieski (1629-1696), from 1674 king of Poland, renowned for his defeat of the Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683. It was originally published in 1761 as Histoire de Jan Sobieski, Roi de Pologne and used verbatim by the assiduous Encyclopédiste Louis de Jaucort for... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139829
(RELIGION.) [Tract volume containing 11 works, 1742-1800.]A collection of religious tracts, predominantly Scottish imprints and mostly dating from the last decade of the 18th century, and bound soon after. The collection provides a valuable illustration of popular theology of the time, with many of the works present going through many editions, while two of the works are apparently unrecorded. Comprising:
i)... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125275
RUSSEL, William Augustus. A New and Authentic History of England,
London : [1777-81?]An imposing and well-illustrated History of England from the time of the American Revolutionary War. The book was published in parts from 1777 onwards; three variant issues are known based on the dates of the historical events that the book includes, this going to 1781, the other two issues going to 1779. The book ends with the hope that the colonists... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 131920
COMMAGER, Henry Steele. The American Mind.
New Haven : 1950First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: "Mr. Katzenbach with good wishes Henry Steele Commager". Commager (1902-1998) was one of the most prolific American historians of his time, whose works helped define American liberalism. The present work, one of his most famous, argues that the American mind is rational,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124213
CANTEMIR, Demetrie, voivode of Moldavia. Historisch- geographisch- und politische Beschreibung der Moldau.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1771First and only contemporary edition. An important record, the first scholarly account of Moldavia and containing the first accurate map. Uncommon, just a single copy traced at auction, and 11 locations world-wide noted by WorldCat, three in the UK, BL, London, Oxford, two in the US, LoC and Northwestern, together with BnF, and single copies in Switzerland,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 140613
EGERTON, William, first Baron Egerton, of Tatton Park. [Title from binding:] Portraits of Celebrated Persons.
[c. 1853]Highly appealing exemplar of a mid-nineteenth century portrait album, assembled with discernment and a great deal of care by William Egerton, first Baron Egerton of Tatton (1806-1883), carrying in each volume his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso and fine armorial bookplate to volume I (the Egerton arms impaled with those of Loftus,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118091
COTTON, Robert. A Speech made by Sir Robert Cotton,
London : 1690First separate edition under Robert Cotton's name; one of two issues distinguished by a variant imprint. ESTC notes that these variant issues are potentially different editions, but they have not been compared - the other variant is known in only two copies, this variant in eight copies. The speech, given by Cotton on 2 September 1626, emerged from... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135183
(PERSIA; IRAN.) PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. Bagdad Railway. No. 1 (1911).
London : 1911Government White Paper containing the definitive text of the Baghdad railway convention from 1903, including the terms of the concession granted by the Ottoman government, as well as an additional convention from 1908 and a series of loan contracts. This railway project was, in the contemporary assessment of Morris Jastrow, "the largest single contributing... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129809
(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
WALSH, Edmund A. The Last Stand:
Boston : 1931First edition, first printing. The Jesuit priest Edmund A. Walsh (1885-1956), whose fierce anti-communism had been reinforced by his work for the Vatican's Russian famine relief mission in 1922, had already achieved success with his account of Russian Revolution in 1928. The present work, an account of the Five-Year Plan, at that point in its third... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 125561
STRICKLAND, Agnes. Lives of the Queens of England.
London : 1885An attractive set of Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England, originally published between 1840 and 1848. While the laborious undertaking was carried out by Agnes and her sister Elizabeth, they appeared under the former's name only at Elizabeth's request. The series was widely praised and became an important landmark in the development... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 137763
LEMAIRE DE BELGES, Jean. La legende des Venitiens.
Paris : [c.1512]Early edition of Lemaire's pamphlet defending Louis XII's ambitions of Venetian conquest.
First published at Lyons in 1509 by Jehan de Vingle, La legend des Venitiens was composed at the behest of Louis XII, and "adroitly devised to influence public opinion" (Spaak) as to the legitimacy of the War of the League of Cambrai against the Republic... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 140221
(NAPOLEON.) [SCOTT, Sir Walter.] The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French.
Edinburgh : 1827Second edition, published in the same year as the first. In the aftermath of his personal financial crash Scott travelled to France to begin research on his life of Napoleon, in which he was remarkably thorough, interviewing Napoleon's colleagues; receiving assistance from the Duke of Wellington in the interpretation of the Russian Campaign; and being... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139403
(AGRICULTURE.) Agricultural State of the Kingdom, in February, March, and April, 1816;
London : 1816First edition, with the printing split between McMillan and with Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, without known priority of issue. The Board of Agriculture had been founded in 1793 to promote agricultural improvement, and they had published numerous reports on the state of agriculture in various counties. In February 1816 the Board of Agriculture issued... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 124796
[BROUGHTON, John.] The Vindication and Advancement of our National Constitution and Credit: Attempted in Several Tracts.
London : 1710First collected edition, the tracts on the Bank of England and credit previously published in 1705 and 1706, here brought together with a new introductory essay on the constitution. Broughton (c.1674-1720), chaplain to the first Duke of Marlborough, wrote on economics and philosophy, opposing John Locke in the latter and the recently-established Bank... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 135169
FLEETWOOD, William. A Sermon Against Clipping,
London : 1694One of two editions of that year, without established priority. Fleetwood (1656-1723), then chaplain to William and Mary and later Bishop of Ely, touched on contemporary economic issues in many of his sermons, here arguing that the clipping of the coinage was a moral evil, alongside a civic crime, and was proscribed by scripture. The publication was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135156
DAVY, Charles. Conjectural Observations on the Origin and Progress of Alphabetic Writing.
London : 1772First edition, in which Davy discusses the Chinese, Hebrew, and Greek writing systems, as well as the "symbolic writing" of the Egyptians. The folding tables show Greek, Hebrew, Samaritan, Syriac, Persian, Arabic, and Coptic letters. Davy's observations on the origin of writing are "conjectural" because he argues that, besides the account of God giving... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 114068
IBN TAGHRIBIRDI, Abu'l-Mahasin Yusuf. [Arabic title.] Maured Allatafet, seu Rerum Aegyptiacarum annales, ab anno Christi 971, usque ad annum 1453.
Cambridge : 1792First edition of this noted history of Egypt from the Fatimid conquest to the mid-15th century. Ibn Taghribirdi (c.1410-1470) was the son of a Mamluk amir and himself a close companion of a son of Sultan Jaqmaq (r. 1438-53); his work is generally critical of the Shi'ite Fatimids and apologetic with regard to the Sunni Mamluks, though together with his... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116745
HAWKINS, Sir John. Two manuscript estate indentures relating to Hawkins's property at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard in 1567. Signed by Sir John Hawkins and Dame Margaret Hawkins respectively.
Chatham, Kent : 1582 & 1599A superb example of the signature of one of the great sailors of Elizabethan England, the first document showing him acquiring land at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard by Elizabeth I in 1567. Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), merchant, privateer and naval commander, was cousin to Sir Francis Drake "but Hawkins arguably knew more about seamanship... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 115601
[MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de.] Two Chapters of A celebrated French Work, intitled, De L'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English.
Edinburgh : 1750First and only edition of this printing of two chapters of Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws relating to the British system of government, identified as the earliest publication in English of the Spirit of the Laws, preceding the publication of Thomas Nugent's translation by several months (Courtney, p. 31). Despite its importance as the first English... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117453
VEGA, Garcilasso de la. The Royal Commentaries of Peru,
London : 1688First edition in English of Vega's chronicles of Peru, the first work by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon. Born in the early years of the Spanish conquest from an Incan mother and a conquistador father, Garcilasso de la Vega (1539-1616) moved to Spain aged 21, where he wrote the present histories. First published in Lisbon in... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 126602
[LUCKOCK, Benjamin.] Jamaica: Enslaved and Free.
London : First edition of this history of Jamaica from an abolitionist perspective, detailing the discovery of Jamaica, the cruelty of the colonisers to the natives, the introduction of slavery, and the effects of its abolition. The author argues that the ending of slavery in Jamaica in 1838 was orderly and has seen a marked moral improvement in the former slaves.... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 129877
(SLAVERY.) An Address to the Members of the New Parliament, on the Proceedings of the Colonial Department,
London : 1826First edition. The anonymous work, pro-slavery and fearful of abolition, advocates a parliamentary resolution declaring that further investigations be made before any changes affecting the planters' interests are made, and that their current rights be protected. It argues that the slaves would cease to work if freed and that the properties would fall... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129894
BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de. Mémoires...
Paris : 1829First edition. Bourrienne (1769-1834), diplomat and one-time secretary to Napoleon, "claimed to have been a friend of the future emperor at the military school of Brienne. In the early 1790s he served the Revolutionary government as a diplomat in Germany. He was called to Italy by Napoleon in the negotiations with Austria (MayOctober 1797) and helped... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122617
(TAXATION.) A Way to Raise what Money shall be Necessary,
[London : 1690?]First edition of this uncommon anonymous pamphlet, proposing a means of raising five million pounds a year in revenue through a single tax. The pamphlet "virtually anticipates all Adam Smith's maxims in his dicta for good taxes" (Walker, Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought, vol. I., p. 8), and the author proposes to replace the various means... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135162
(COSWAY-STYLE BINDING) LUDWIG, Emil. Napoleon.
London : 1927First UK edition, following the New York edition of the preceding year and the German of 1925. "Ludwig was trained in law but at 25 began writing plays and poems. After serving as foreign correspondent for a German newspaper during World War I, he wrote a novel (Diana, originally published as two works, 191819; Eng. trans., 1929). In 1920 he published... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 138769
JAMESON, Anna. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns.
London : 1831First edition. Anna Jameson (1794-1860) has been seen by some modern commentators as a proto-feminist due to her extensive writings on women; however, the present work presents a distinctly negative vision of women in power, as clearly stated in the preface: "it remains a question how far the feminine character may be so modified by education, as to... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 123296
HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To Prof. Henry R Fairclough with the kind regards of Herbert Hoover". The recipient Henry Rushton Fairclough (1862-1939) was a classical philologist, holding professorships at Stanford University from 1893 to 1927, and publishing various translations and bilingual... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138515
RUNCIMAN, Steven. Medieval History and the Romantic Imagination.
Oxford : Scarce original offprint inscribed by the author "with best wishes SR" to the front free endpaper. This copy is from the library of John Julius Cooper, 2nd viscount Norwich (1929-2018) a hugely prolific popular historian and television presenter. Runciman and Norwich led very similar careers: both educated at Eton, both dabbling in the Foreign Service,... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 139947
(GREAT EXHIBITION.) Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851.
London : 1852Presentation edition, with a copy presented to every exhibitor at the Great Exhibition of 1851; trade editions were also produced. The book is a key contemporary document for the Exhibition, giving the jury awards and details of the thirty categories of exhibit, and was selected in Printing and the Mind of Man as the representative book for the Exhibition.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131571
[SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris.] The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding. Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey, being an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048
ALLEN, Mary S. The Pioneer Policewoman.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen". The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131558
GUMBLE, Thomas. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.
London : 1671First edition. Thomas Gumble (1626-1676), who had served as his subject's private chaplain, here offers a unique insight into the life of one of the great military figures of the age: George Monck had fought as the Commonwealth's commander but with the Restoration became Captain-General and the king's admiral. "Though his only literary work, this biography... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139834
(AGRICULTURE.) Reflections on the present High Price of Provisions; and The Complaints and Disturbances arising therefrom.
London : 1766First edition. The harvest of 1766 had been a poor one, leading to a rise in food prices and over 40 riots, by the count of that year's Annual Register. With much debate as to the appropriate response, the author of this anonymous tract argues against any form of price controls and interference with the free market, and criticises those who bow to mob... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 117474