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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
Stock Code: 139669
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Typed letter signed to the sculptor Herbert Haseltine, commending his statue of George Washington.
15 July 1957A typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962): "Thank you so much for sending me the photographs of your statue of George Washington. I think it is magnificent, and am honoured to have been a patron of your exhibition. Yours very sincerely, Winston S. Churchill".
Haseltine's sculptures, generally... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145818
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
Stock Code: 142141
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
Stock Code: 141385
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
Stock Code: 122006
MCNAMARA, Robert - BISHOP, Jim. A Day in the Life of President Johnson.
New York : 1967First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to President Johnson's Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, inscribed on the initial blank "To Robert McNamara, This is the way I see the President, closeup. Sincerely, Jim Bishop. May 1967".
Appointed Secretary of Defense in 1961 by President Kennedy, and retained by President... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 146300
ADAMS, John Quincy. An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport,
Newburyport : 1837First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: "Edward Cruft Esq. from John Quincy Adams." Cruft (17761866) was a prominent Boston merchant, loyal political supporter, and husband of Elizabeth Storer Smith, a second cousin of John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States.
Together with a defective... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 146764
CARTWRIGHT, John. The state of the nation; in a series of letters, to his Grace the Duke of Bedford.
Harlow : 1805First edition, inscribed on the front free endpaper "From the Author"; a crisp, clean copy of this strong critique of the government and its conduct regarding the American War of Independence and the French wars, written by an outspoken advocate of political reform.
Cartwright attacks the corruption and abuses of government, singling out Pitt,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141096
RIIS, Jacob A. Children of the People (original manuscript).
[New York : 1903]The original manuscript of Riis's short story "Children of the People", signed by the author at head in pencil, describing the ongoing suffering of children, as published in The Century Magazine for December 1903, and later collected, under the title "The City's Heart", in his 1915 story collection Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half.
The... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 146044
SHEEHAN, Neil. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.
Washington, D.C. : 1975On the eve of the withdrawal from Saigon, Pulitzer-winning journalist Neil Sheehan writes to legendary editor Abe Rosenthal: a letter of superb content and context, conveying disillusionment with the Vietnam "experiment" and the anger that informs Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie, the "one book that captures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 141264
WAYLAND, Francis. The Elements of Moral Science.
New York : 1835First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to "Mrs Arnold", that is, Frances Arnold, mother of historian Samuel Greene Arnold. Economist and educator Francis Wayland (1796-1865) was president of Brown University for 28 years and a highly regarded author on moral philosophy. Samuel Greene Arnold was a trustee of Brown University... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 117226
FOGEL, Robert W. The Slavery Debates, 1952-1990.
Baton Rouge : 2003First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the half-title. During this period, a fierce debate raged in the US concerning the interpretation of the slavery era, partly ignited by Fogel and Engerman's 1974 publication, Time on the Cross, in which they concluded that slavery was a profitable and efficient labour system, with benefits for... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 96392
HOROWITZ, David. The Abolition of Poverty.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Mr. Robert S. McNamara, in friendship and appreciation D Horowitz Jerusalem November 1969". The recipient was Robert McNamara (1916-2009), United States Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968, and a significant figure in the Cold War, having a... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 138303
THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.
London : 1995First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page "To Woodrow with warm regards and many thanks for all your help Margaret Thatcher". An excellent association copy - the recipient was Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997), Labour Member of Parliament for most of 1945 to 1970, who switched sides and became Thatcher's... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135680
MANDELA, Nelson - MATTHIESSEN, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing. Presentation copy for Nelson Mandela, inscribed on the half-title recto by the author "For Nelson Mandela with greatest respect, and thanks, and kindest regards. Peter Matthiessen. August 1990", and additionally inscribed by a leading member of the Leonard Peltier defence committee: "Nelson Mandela, in this lifetime, on... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 132382
COBDEN, Richard. Autograph letter signed to William Molesworth, proposing a national campaign for the secret ballot.
2 September 1837In the immediate aftermath of the July-August 1837 General Election, where the parliamentary share held by liberals and reformers was weakened, the reformer Richard Cobden (1804-1868) writes at length to the radical Member of Parliament Sir William Molesworth (1810-1855), calling Molesworth to cooperate in a national campaign for the introduction of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145140
KENNEDY, John F. The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.
c.1945-63The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts spans the statesman's political career up to the presidency, from his first primary race in the 11th District in 1946 to the eve of nomination as president in the summer of 1960, encompassing three Congressional campaigns, two runs for the Senate, and a bid for the vice presidency.
David... Learn More£375,000.00
Stock Code: 120955
WILSON, Harold - WHALE, John. The Half-Shut Eye.
London : 1969First edition. Presentation copy to then-Prime Minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "to the Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson MP from John Whale April 1969". The author John Whale (1931-2008) worked in various media positions, as a political reporter and Washington correspondent with ITN, writer at the Sunday Times, as head... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 138181
THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years; The Path to Power; Statecraft. Strategies for a Changing World; The Collected Speeches.
London : 1993-2002First editions, first impressions. All signed on the title page by Margaret Thatcher. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 98882
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
WELLS, H. G. (intro.); MORE, Sir Thomas. Utopia.
London : September 1908First edition of More's Utopia with Wells's introduction, this copy inscribed by Wells incorporating one of his "picshuas", a sketch of a baby-faced flower denominated (somewhat in the manner of Edward Lear's nonsense botany), "To sketch Utopiana Grandiflora, from H. G. Wells". This edition appeared as part Blackie & Son's Red Letter Library series,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 137554
MIRABEAU, Honoré Gabriel, comte de. Considérations sur l'Ordre de Cincinnatus ou imitation d'un pamphlét Anglo-Americain...
London : 1784First edition, second issue, including the translation of Price's work for the first time. In the present work Mirabeau agreed with the argument put forward by Burke: the Order of Cincinnati was detrimental to the ideals of the new American republic. Based on an anonymous American pamphlet which had criticised the proposed Order of Cincinnati (Considerations... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 115180
EDWARDS, George Wharton. Spain.
Philadelphia : 1926First edition, presentation copy to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Respectfully Autographed and inscribed by The Author George Wharton Edwards to S. E. Benito Mussolini in Rome, March 28th 1928".
The American impressionist painted George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950) collects here in a handsome... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 145828
NASSER, Gamal Abdel. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.
April 1956Typed letter signed from Gamal Abdel Nasser, as Prime Minister of Egypt. Nasser writes in response to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the anti-imperialist Canadian Peace Congress. Gardner had written to Nasser sending his well wishes on the anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141392
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
[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
BOESNIER DE L'ORME, Paul. De l'esprit du gouvernement économique.
Paris : 1775First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page: "Le Prieur de Cheverny, Ex dono authoris". This is the principal work of the French economist Paul Boesnier de l'Orme (1724-1793), "one of the most systematic and comprehensive expositions of economics of its period" (Higgs). This copy has the imprint of Delalaine; the Mattioli... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 104258
PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli (eds.) Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.
Brussels : 2016First edition, the companion work to an exhibition originally shown at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, 1 of 750 copies for sale. "The exhibition Books that made Europe is a journey through 140 books spanning a period of approx. six hundred years, from 1468 to 1950. It investigates into why 500 million citizens, in 28 countries, speaking 24... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 115060
NIXON, Richard. Real Peace.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 37th President on the front free endpaper "To Strobe Talbott with warm regards - from Richard Nixon 12-15-83".
Strobe Talbott (born 1946) was then Time Magazine's principal correspondent on Soviet-American relations. He later served as Deputy Secretary of State from 1994 to 2001, and as president... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 148285
CRAIG, John. Elements of Political Science.
Edinburgh : 1814First edition of the Scottish author's analysis of government rights and constitutional authority, a gift copy inscribed from the Trustees of Manchester College, York, to Edward Strutt, 1st Baron Belper, "as a Prize for Diligence, Regularity & Proficiency during the Session of 1817-18". Strutt, for whom the title Baron Belper was created in 1856, was... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 111949
THATCHER, Margaret. Signed commendatory certificate to Conservative Party activist.
[c.1980s]A certificate signed by Margaret Thatcher, to commend Conservative Party activist Lily A. Davies: "On behalf of the Conservative Party I should like to offer sincere thanks for all the time and effort that you have given for so many years to the service of our Party... People such as yourself are now as they have always been and will continue to be... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 146558
[JAMES, Alfred.] Six Months in Politics by "West Country Miner."
[London] : 1917First and only edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "P. A. O'Brien With the compliments of The Author 6.XI.19" towards the head of the title and dated March 1917 (presumably the date of publication) beneath the pseudonymous author's printed name. Loosely inserted is a carbon copy of a letter sent to the recipient of this copy, P. A.... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 113607
KISSINGER, Henry. Years of Renewal.
New York : 1999First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to the Foreign Service officer and later historian William Richard Smyser (1931-2018), inscribed on the half-title "To Dick Smyser With high regard and much appreciation for past service. Henry A. Kissinger".
As part of Kissinger's National Security Council staff, Smyser travelled... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142683
BURTON, Elaine. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.
1954Two scrapbook albums of photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, compiled and neatly annotated by Elaine Burton MP (1904-1991) upon her return from the three-week British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia starting on 30 September 1954.
Burton was one of two women selected as a participant, the second being Conservative MP Edith... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 131618
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Justice and Codification Petitions:
London : 1829First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To John Galletly Esq. Dundee. from Jeremy Bentham, Queen's Square Place, Westminster, 21 Dec 1829". Bentham dedicated the final years of his life to perfecting his theory of codification, with the hope that his petitions for administrative and legal reform would be passed... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 118356
MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
South Africa : 1963-1993Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141520
THATCHER, Margaret - CURRIE, Angela (ed.) A Salute to Cooking.
London : 2009First edition, first impression, presentation copy from Margaret Thatcher to her personal driver Malcolm Taylor, inscribed on the title page: "To Malcolm - Happy Christmas, Margaret Thatcher".
Taylor served as Thatcher's driver from 1998 to 2010. As with all her staff, he was treated with great kindness by the former Prime Minister; she hosted... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145479
YOUNG, Whitney M. Beyond Racism.
New York : 1969First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Ted Sorensen and his wife Gillian on the half-title: "For Ted & Gillian: With appreciation for your support of the cause and gratitude for your personal friendship. Sincerely Whitney". Ted Sorensen (1928-2010) had a significant behind-the-scenes influence on American politics... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 132110
KROPOTKIN, Peter. Autograph letter signed, "P. Kropotkin".
Boxborough Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill : 1888Autograph letter signed by the Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin, settled in England after fleeing persecution in Russia and the continent, to an unknown recipient, finalising the arrangements for a provisional lecture of his to be given on 17 October 1888.
In the letter Kropotkin refers to one "Mr Appleton" as the organiser of this particular... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 129779