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THE PILGRIMS SOCIETY. Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.
[London] : 1925-1952First editions, first impressions. This collection of pamphlets dates from 30 January 1925 to 14 October 1952, preserving speeches from Pilgrims Society events held at the Savoy or Hotel Victoria in London. Established in 1902, the objective of the Pilgrims Societies of Great Britain and the United States was, and remains, to encourage and preserve... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 116863
MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels - DIXON, Richard, & others. Collected Works.
London : 1975-2005First edition, first impressions, all with the London imprint except for vol. 5 and 22 (New York), and vol. 26 (Moscow). It was published in conjunction with the Institute of Marxism-Leninism and Progress Publishers, both Moscow, and International Publishers Inc., New York. "This edition will provide for the first time to the English-speaking world... Learn More£3,250.00
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TINDAL, Matthew. A Defence of our present Happy Establishment; and the Administration Vindicated;
London : 1722First edition of Tindal's reply to the republican-inclined "Cato's Letters", published pseudonymously by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon in the London Journal from 1720 to 1723. Though a freethinker and controversialist, Matthew Tindal (1657-1723) was nonetheless a strong support of the Whig establishment and the British constitution as established... Learn More£375.00
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CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS - WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After.
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Library Hub, to which WorldCat adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
TUCKWELL, Gertrude M., & others. Woman in Industry from Seven Points of View.
London : 1908First edition of this important resource on women's social history, a collection of expanded lectures "of special value to those who are engaged in the work of attempting to elevate the position of the working woman" (preface). The work comprises the following contributions: the British trade unionist and magistrate Gertrude Tuckwell on the regulation... Learn More£85.00
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HOLDSWORTH, Ethel Carnie. This Slavery.
London : 1925First edition in book form, first impression, a rare survival of Holdsworth's best-known work, "a combination of Marxist-feminist rhetoric and adaptation of the popular rags-to-riches romance" (Goodridge & Keegan, p. 324). It first appeared in print as a serialisation in The Daily Herald (October 1923) and, like all of Holdsworth's fiction, was published... Learn More£650.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Works,
Edinburgh : 1843First collected edition of Bentham's works, compiled under the supervision of his disciple and editor, John Bowring, assisted by John Hill Burton, who wrote the lengthy "Introduction to the study of Bentham's works". The collected works were first issued in 22 parts, at 9 shillings each, between the years 1838 and 1843. "The Works are not complete,... Learn More£3,250.00
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SMITH, Adam. The Works. With an Account of His Life and Writings by Dugald Stewart.
London : 1811-12First edition of the complete collected works of Adam Smith, with a biography of the author by the Scottish philosopher and mathematician Dugald Stewart. Learn More£5,000.00
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LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436
WEBSTER, Daniel. The Works [together with] The Private Correspondence.
Boston : 1858Eleventh edition. Daniel Webster (1782-1852), US Senator and Secretary of State, was one of the most important figures in US politics in the first half of the 19th century. An attractively bound set preserving speeches, legal arguments, diplomatic papers touching on and influencing all the important events of the first half of the 19th century. Learn More£875.00
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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
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CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]
1898-1961First British editions, first impressions, of all of Churchill's major works, in handsome matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath, altogether an imposing and comprehensive collection. Collections of Churchill's first editions in uniform bindings are scarce in commerce.
Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics,... Learn More£37,500.00
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[WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary.] A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; occasioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France.
London : 1790First edition of each work, a highly interesting assemblage of three works relating to Burke's controversial Reflections on the Revolution in France, also published in 1790. "Mary's fervour for the principles of the Revolution developed rapidly and was unmixed with any doubts; having learnt her politics from the Dissenters, she continued to adopt their... Learn More£12,500.00
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CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.
London : 1948First and only edition. The limitation statement at the rear reads: "twenty-four copies printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony". Library Hub shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; WorldCat adds Houghton... Learn More£1,250.00
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DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall (ed.); MORE, Sir Thomas. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.
London : 1808First Dibdin edition of More's Utopia, a very attractive edition by the great bibliophile, which includes a bibliography of the early editions, and uses the text of the first English translation of 1551. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 138538
SIDGWICK, Henry. The Principles of Political Economy.
London : 1883First edition, along with The Elements of Politics (1891), one of two works representing "Sidgwick's attempt to bring professorial rigour and detachment to bear upon the major questions of policy and legislation. The Principles of Political Economy (1883) was an intellectually conservative work in two ways: first, its analytical or deductive method... Learn More£375.00
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MITCHISON, G. R. The First Workers' Government or New Times for Henry Dubb.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with their stamp on the half-title. G. R. Mitchison (1894-1970) politician, lawyer and writer, usually known as Dick Mitchison, husband of the writer Naomi Mitchison. According to the online Encyclopaedia of Science Fiction "Mitchison is of science fiction interest for a Near Future Utopia,... Learn More£40.00
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WILLIAMS, Helen Maria. Letters on the events which have passed in France since the Restoration in 1815.
London : 1819First edition of the celebrated bluestocking's evaluation of the Bourbon Restoration, her last completed book on current French conditions. Williams (1759-1827) was both much admired and much maligned by her contemporaries: her works were favoured by Wordsworth and her literary salon in Paris was attended by the likes of Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft,... Learn More£750.00
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THOMPSON, E. P. The Making of the English Working Class.
London : 1963First edition, first impression. Thompson "felt that he had much to learn from the life experiences of his working-class students. The whole tone of his most celebrated work, The Making of the English Working Class (1963), which made his reputation, testifies to this. It was fittingly dedicated to one of these students, and for all its international... Learn More£500.00
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CLARKE, Sir Richard William Barnes. The Socialisation of Iron and Steel.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke (1910-1975) journalist and civil servant. At the time of publication Clarke was working at the Financial News, later amalgamated with the Financial Times, where his most lasting achievement was to devise the ordinary share index - still, as the FT index, the principal measure of its... Learn More£40.00
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NELSON, Thomas - BACON, Nathaniel, & John Selden. An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England,
London : 1760The copy of the American Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson Junior (1738-1789), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper; Nelson later struck through the signature (still wholly legible) and added a presentation note to his son William Nelson (1763-1803), thus reading "Tho.s Nelson jr. To Wm... Learn More£7,500.00
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COPLESTON, Edward. A Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel; [bound with:] A Second Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel.
Oxford : 1819First editions of Copleston's economic treatises on the gold standard and the poor laws. "In his First Letter he attributed the economic dislocation of post-Napoleonic war England to the depreciation of the currency, and urged the government to remove such obstacles as it was able to the self-correcting mechanism of nature. In his Second Letter, although... Learn More£750.00
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SINCLAIR, Sir John, & Thomas Attwood. The Late Prosperity, and the Present Adversity of the Country, Explained;
London : 1826First edition of the published correspondence between agricultural improver and politician John Sinclair (1754-1835) and currency theorist Thomas Attwood (1783-1856). After he launched the Birmingham Political Union in 1830 Attwood was considered by many to be "'the most influential man in England'" (ODNB), and he was a leading figure in the public... Learn More£450.00
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WALPOLE, Robert (subject). Some Persons Vindicated against the Author of the Defection,
London : 1718One of two editions, this of 40 pages, another of 28 pages. "Published 28 January 1718, a furious, but empty and generalising, reply to Tindal's The Defection Consider'd of December 1717, in which Tindal blamed Walpole and Townshend for 'defecting' for cynical motives, thereby creating a serious division in the Whig party. The present tract argues that... Learn More£125.00
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CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Collected Essays.
London : 1976First editions, first impressions, one of 3,000 sets, originally issued only to owners of the Centenary edition of the Collected Works, and available in either full vellum or the present binding. Contents include Churchill's periodical contributions as well as his prefaces and introductions to works by other authors. Learn More£1,250.00
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COBBETT, William. Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Somersetshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Hertfordshire:
London : 1830First edition in book form of this masterpiece of description and political journalism, deservedly the best known of Cobbett's works. The Rural Rides were originally a series of letters which began in the Political Register, the weekly periodical Cobbett established in 1802 and conducted until his death in 1835. Cobbett wanted to maintain Britain's... Learn More£1,250.00
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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
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MOOR, John Henry. Notices of the Indian Archipelago, and Adjacent Countries;
Singapore : 1837First edition of one of the earliest books published in Singapore, comprising of articles first published in the Singapore Chronicle, Singapore's first newspaper, between 1824 and 1834. The proposed second part was never published. This valuable resource includes articles which would now otherwise be lost, as there are no known surviving copies of the... Learn More£28,500.00
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NAVAL. The Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Enquiry.
[London] : 1805First edition of the report produced by the commission of inquiry appointed in 1802 to review the financial management of the Admiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800, and which, on the initiative of Samuel Whitbread, resulted in Dundas's impeachment in 1806 for the misappropriation of public money.
Henry Dundas, first... Learn More£500.00
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CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.
London : 1948First and only edition, with the limitation statement: "twenty-four copies printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony". Library Hub shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; WorldCat adds Houghton Library,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 102752
CARDWELL, Edward, viscount. Army (Infantry Equipment). Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 6 August 1870. Copies of the Reports made by Major General Eyre's Committee on Infantry Equipment to the Secretary of State for War:
London : 1871First and only edition of this important extensive and in depth review and report on the damaging effects that 'the present system of drill and accoutrements' (i.e. uniform, kit, knapsacks, weaponry etc), was recognised as having upon the health of newly recruited soldiers, leading in particular to a prevalence of lung and heart disease. Uncommon, Library... Learn More£950.00
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[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
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PETHICK-LAWRENCE, Frederick William. Women's Fight for the Vote.
London : 1910First edition, first impression, wrappered issue. There is also a casebound issue, with the Press advertisements printed here on the wrappers bound at the rear, and the price of "sixpence net" not included in the front cover illustration. No priority has been assigned between the two. This work is based on a number of articles Pethick-Lawrence first... Learn More£325.00
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PARR, Samuel. A Free Translation of the Preface to Bellendenus;
London : 1788First edition in English of Parr's preface, constituting a strident, popular and highly controversial attack upon Pitt's government. "Henry Homer, a classical scholar, wished to publish a new edition of three treatises by William Bellenden, a sixteenth-century Scottish professor and diplomat, and asked Parr to write a Latin dedication and preface for... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 126254
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
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ZHOMINI, Aleksandr Genrikhovich. Diplomatic study on the Crimean War (1852 to 1856).
London : 1882First English edition of this important account compiled by the senior advisor to the Russian Imperial Foreign Ministry. A timely publication guided not by "any idea of vain recrimination... On the contrary... the moment has come for the all the European Powers to strike a balance... and to acknowledge towards one another their mea culpa".
Originally... Learn More£575.00
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HOLLIS, Thomas - BLACKBURNE, Francis. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [together with:] Appendix to the Memoirs …
London : 1780First edition, large paper copy, a handsome copy of this biographical memoir of the notable 18th-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720-1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's... Learn More£2,750.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized: as shewn in the several papers comprised in this volume.
London : 1830First edition of this collection of papers. The preface states that the reason for publishing these different papers under the same general title is that they belong to one and the same design and, it is believed, aim at one and the same result. The work from which they take their common origin was an all-embracing system of proposed Constitutional... Learn More£325.00
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THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed, the day before she was elected Leader of the Conservative Party.
10 February 1975Autograph letter signed from Margaret Thatcher, dated 10 February 1975, the day prior to her election as Leader of the Conservative Party - and thus Leader of the Opposition - on 11 February.
Sent to Joan Pashley in Luton, Thatcher writes "Dear Mrs. Pashley, Thank you for your kind letter. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. You managed everything... Learn More£575.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Constitutional Code; for the Use of all Nations and all Governments professing Liberal Opinions.
London : 1830First edition, all published, of Bentham's Constitutional Code, the only edition published in his lifetime. "The massive, unfinished Constitutional Code, the major work of his final decade, established Bentham as a major theorist of constitutional democracy" (F. Rosen & J. H. Burns, preface to the 1983 Clarendon Press edition, p. xliv). He drafted the... Learn More£1,750.00
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PAULING, Linus. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.
5 December 1969Autograph letter signed from Linus Pauling, together with an inscribed typescript speech, fiercely setting out his anti-war views. The American chemist and peace activist Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), one of the founders of molecular biology and quantum chemistry, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962, one of only four individuals... Learn More£2,500.00
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MEREDITH, William. Historical Remarks on the Taxation of Free states, in a Series of Letters to a Friend.
London : 1778First edition, revised second printing, of this rejection, during the American Revolutionary War, of the British taxation of the American colonies, based on the precedent of antiquity.
Two printings are distinguished, this second printing from substantially the same setting of type as the first, but with some textual revisions and with an additional... Learn More£3,000.00
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NOEL-BAKER, Phillip. The Arms Race.
London : 1958First edition, subsequent issue with the "Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1959" wraparound. Signed to front free endpaper "Phillip Noel-Baker 26th March 1960". Offering a vision of nuclear control through international agreements, the work won Noel-Baker the Nobel Peace Prize, culminating a lifetime of pacifist activity. Learn More£250.00
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BUCHANAN, George. Ane Detectioun of the Duinges of Marie Quene of Scottes,
London : First edition thus, highly uncommon, a translation in Scots dialect of Buchanan's De Maria Scotorum Regina, from the Latin edition printed the same year, but including a number of items not included there. It has been described as "the most important" of the early tracts against Mary, Queen of Scots, and "the standard narrative about her descent into... Learn More£17,500.00
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[HUME, David.] The History of the Proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.
London : 1761First edition. This political satire directed against the Elder Pitt has usually been attributed to Adam Ferguson. However, D. R. Raynor published an edition of the work in 1982 (Sister Peg, a pamphlet hitherto unknown by David Hume, Cambridge, CUP) with an authoritative introduction setting out the reasons for attribution to Hume. See the Supplement... Learn More£6,250.00
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EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 [and] Waging Peace 1956-1961 [together with] At Ease: Stories I Tell My Friends.
New York : 1963, 1965, 1967First editions of Eisenhower's two volumes of presidential autobiography and his later volume of discursive memoirs. Nelson Doubleday Jr. (1933-2015) was the last president of Doubleday and Company (1978-86) before its sale to Bertelsmann AG in 1986; he was grandson of the founder, Frank Nelson Doubleday ("Effendi"). Doubleday were Eisenhower's publishers... Learn More£3,000.00
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RUSSIAN MILITARY REFUGEES IN HOLLAND. The Russian Committee for Escaped Military Officers in Rotterdam. 1918-1919.
Rotterdam : 1919No other copy traced, the letterpress cover-title suggests a published item, the manuscript captioning a very small-scale issue. Fascinating visual record of relief services for Russian officer refugees in Holland. By the end of the First World War thousands of Russian prisoner-of-war escapees and deserters were scattered in cheap lodging-houses throughout... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 78018
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
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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
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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
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CAMPBELL, Lawrence Dundas. A Reply to the Strictures of the Edinburgh Review;
London : 1808Third edition. This work is a reply to an allegedly "unprecedented attack" on Richard Wellesley's administration as Governor-General of Bengal by the Edinburgh Review in 1807. The Edinburgh Review published a review of Robert Orme's Historical Fragments of the Mogul Empire (1805) in which the editors "passed some strictures on the general policy of... Learn More£500.00
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PULTENEY, William. The Case of the Sinking Fund, and the Right of the Publick Creditors to it considered at large.
London : 1735First edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. William Pulteney, The Earl of Bath (1684-1764), published a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. Walpole then published his rebuttal in his pamphlet... Learn More£425.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Church-of-Englandism and its Catechism examined: Preceded by Strictures on the Exclusionary System, as pursued in the National Society's Schools:
London : 1818First edition. "The format shows that this volume consists of two distinct bodies of work, i.e., one that is the unfinished work on the church written about 1809-1813, the other the stricture on the National School Society, apparently drafted later as an appendix to the Chrestomathia" (Chuo). Learn More£650.00
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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
DOBB, Maurice. Studies in the Development of Capitalism.
London : 1946First edition of Dobb's "most influential work" (Blaug), "designed to demonstrate that Marx was as good an economic historian as he was an economist" (ibid). Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More£375.00
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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
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
MELBOURNE, William Lamb, Viscount. Essay on the Progressive Improvement of Mankind.
London : 1799First edition of the future prime minister's first work, his prize declamation as a student at Cambridge, privately printed when he was just nineteen. The speech attracted Charles James Fox's attention and was commended by him in the House of Commons. Uncommon, with ESTC locating eight copies. Learn More£850.00
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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. On the Constitution of the Church and State,
London : 1830First edition of Coleridge's final prose work, his contribution to the controversy over Catholic emancipation. "The work, remembered particularly for advocating the establishment of a 'clerisy', an educated class between the laity and the ordained clergy that should further the purposes of the church in a Christian society, confutes the supposition... Learn More£850.00
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BOYER, Abel. An Essay Towards the History of the Last Ministry and Parliament:
London : 1710First edition. Authored by the lexicographer and journalist Abel Boyer (1667-1729) in the aftermath of the fall of the Whig government and establishment of the new Tory ministry, the pamphlet supports the new Harley regime and criticizes its Whig predecessor. Boyer, sympathetic to the Whigs but currying favour with the new ministry, hoped Harley would... Learn More£100.00
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