Search results for: 'JAMES, William'
[HALE, Thomas &] Sir William PETTY. An Account of Several New Inventions and Improvements now Necessary for England, in a Discourse by Way of Letter to the Earl of Marlborough,
1691First edition. An impassioned, if sometimes diffuse, appeal for investment in England's maritime future, and the not entirely unrelated business interests of Messrs. Hale. A discursive essay which draws support for Hale's innovations from a wide variety of sources, technical and moral, from Phineas Pett to Galileo. Sir William Petty, whose Political... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43068
SNELGRAVE, William. A new Account of some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave-Trade,
London : 1734First edition of Snelgrave's account of slavery and of the capture of his ship by pirates (pages 193-288. "The author, a slaving captain, traded at Whydah in 1727 and 1730; he complains that the Dahomean conquest has ruined the slave trade there." (Hogg). He makes several references to his trips to Antigua in connection with the slave trade. Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 134659
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
Stock Code: 132833
GROTE, George. Posthumous Papers: comprising Selections from familiar Correspondence during half a century;
London : 1874First edition, edited by his wife, of George Grote's correspondence with such eminent figures as James Mill, Francis Place, Alexis de Tocqueville and William Nassau Senior, among others, together with a selection of essays and poems. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 127729
PAINE, Thomas. Prospects on the War and Paper Currency.
London : 1793Second edition under this title, following the first of the same year; originally published in 1787 under the title Prospects on the Rubicon.
The pamphlet was published "as an attempt to discourage an English war with France, with its inevitable result of additional taxes falling heavily on the poor and bringing ruin to both countries. The pamphlet... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 145022
London : 1801A handsomely bound early edition of the letters of the notorious and enigmatic political polemicist "Junius", which were first published in authorised book-form by Henry Sampson Woodfall in March 1772, and first printed in the Public Advertiser between 21 January 1769 and 21 January 1772. This edition prints Junius's "Dedication to the English Nation",... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125952
HASTINGS, Warren. Framed engraved entrance ticket for the trial of Warren Hastings.
1793An engraved ticket to attend the trial of Warren Hastings, in a 1793 sitting. Warren Hastings was the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and consequently the de facto Governor-General of India, from 1774 to 1785. In 1787 he was accused of corruption and embezzlement, and began an impeachment trial under the House of Lords in Westminster Hall that... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 132089
DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1988.Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1988, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Such cards to a Prime Minister become their property rather than belonging to the government, and as of such Margaret Thatcher kept... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123715
[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
WALPOLE, Robert. A Report from the Committee of Secrecy,
London : 1715First edition, with a very pertinent provenance: from the library of Thomas, first earl of Coningsby (1657-1729), with his gilt supralibros on both covers (heavily embossed and consequently rubbed) - another example is held among the British armorial bindings at University of Toronto Libraries. "In April 1715 the Privy Council established a Committee... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143450