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(QUESNAY.) ALBON, C. C. F., Comte de. Eloge historique de M. Quesnay.
Paris : 1775Very rare first edition in book form of this obituary of Quesnay, which first appeared in the Nouvelles ephémérides économiques, in May 1775. Another edition, by Cailleau, appeared later the same year. Albon here gives an outline of physiocratic teaching, and points out Quesnay's influential distinction between the natural and the legal right, something... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 107291
GRIVAS, George. General Grivas on Guerrilla Warfare.
New York : 1965First US edition in English, uncommon, this translation first published as Guerrilla Warfare and EOKA's struggle: a politico-military study (London 1964); issued first in the original Greek as Agon EOKA kai Antartopolemos (Athens 1964). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title verso: "Freely given to: Frederic R. Smith, my Brother... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 107270
BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
Edinburgh : 1790First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), untrimmed and rare thus. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the 1630s, and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, recently returned from the Pacific,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 107966
(SOUTH SEA BUBBLE.) HUTCHESON, Archibald. Contemporary Sammelband of 20 works on the South Sea Bubble.
London : 1717-33An exceptional collection of South Sea material, comprising 20 works on the Company bound together in the immediate decades following the burst of the bubble. The majority, 14 titles, are by Archibald Hutcheson, the great Cassandra of the project. They include both his warnings of financial irregularities before the bubble burst, and his post-crash... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 134766
TACHARD, Guy. A Relation of the Voyage to Siam Performed by Six Jesuits,
London : 1688First edition in English of Tachard's Voyage de Siam des pères jésuites (1686); one of two issues, this issue with a cancel title. The first French mission to Siam (modern Thailand) came about as a result of an invitation of Constantine Phaulkon, a Greek adventurer who by a curious twist of fate had become prime minister of Siam. In response to Phaulkon's... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 115740
VAUBAN, Sébastien Le Prestre de Projet d'une dixme royale: qui supprimant la taille, les aydes, les doüanes d'une province à l'autre, les décimes du clergé, les affaires extraordinaires; & tous autres impôts onereux & non volontaires: Et diminuant le prix du sel de moitié & plus, produi
[Rouen : 1707Very rare first edition, first issue (with B4 in uncancelled state: on p. 16, a setier is given as weighing 170, rather than 240 pounds, here corrected in a contemporary hand), and a notable rarity, of "an erudite economic work much in advance of its time, and distinguished both by accuracy of method and breadth of view" (Palgrave), "creditable alike... Learn More£52,500.00
Stock Code: 122434