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1657 Intructions Agreed Upon in Parliament for Commissioners Sherwood Forest
1657 Intructions Agreed Upon in Parliament for Commissioners Sherwood Forest

Price: £350.00

A scarce copy of this act of Parliament relating to Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame,Instructions agreed at the Parliament begun at Westminster in 1656 under the Second Protectorate Parliament summoned by Oliver Cromwell.

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1671 Unjust Accusation of French Gentlemen D. HOLLES
1671 Unjust Accusation of French Gentlemen D. HOLLES

Price: £310.00

An early edition of Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles' scarce A True Relation of the Unjust Accusation of Certain French Gentlemen. Re-bound in marbled paper-covered boards. Scarce. The pages have been cropped with a loss to several...

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1679 A Letter of a Gentleman to his Friend Denzil Holles Bishops Parliament
1679 A Letter of a Gentleman to his Friend Denzil Holles Bishops Parliament

Price: £120.00

An interesting argument, addressing the two opposing views of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords on the role of bishops in the vote of guilty or not guilty.This is one of Denzil Holle's last publications, published in...

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1688 The CHARACTER of a TRIMMER. George Savile HALIFAX
1688 The CHARACTER of a TRIMMER. George Savile HALIFAX

Price: £1,040.00

A early edition of The Character of a Trimmer Re-bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt lettering.Early edition.Although published under Coventry's name, the authorship of the work was acknowledged by Lord...

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1689 L'ambassadeur et Ses Fonctions Monsieur de Wicquefort
1689 L'ambassadeur et Ses Fonctions Monsieur de Wicquefort

Price: £595.00

A scarce and early collection of works, discussing political issues surrounding restoration France, and King Louis XIV. Written in French Written while the author was imprisoned, the collection contains both parts one and...

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1697 Letter Convocation Man ATTERBURY politics RELIGION
1697 Letter Convocation Man ATTERBURY politics RELIGION

Price: £199.99

Disbound pamphlet attributed to Francis Atterbury, after material supplied to him by Bartholomew Shower. Francis Atterbury (16631732), was bishop of Rochester, a politician, and a Jacobite conspirator. Atterbury became occupied...

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1700 Choice Presidents upon all Acts of Parliament Justice of Peace R. Kilburn
1700 Choice Presidents upon all Acts of Parliament Justice of Peace R. Kilburn

Price: £325.00

An extremely scarce political work, dating from the start of the eighteenth century. Sixth edition, very much enlarged with new presidents to the year 1700. "Including those made and passed in the 10th and 11th years...

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1700 REMARKS Upon A Late PAMPHLET By Daniel Defoe Entitled Two Great Questions
1700 REMARKS Upon A Late PAMPHLET By Daniel Defoe Entitled Two Great Questions

Price: £340.00

An extremely scarce essay responding to writer Daniel Defoe's political pamphlet concerning the events leading up to the War of Spanish Succession. Daniel Defoe (16591661-1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer,...

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1700 The Treaty Betwixt the most Christian King Settling the Succession of Spain
1700 The Treaty Betwixt the most Christian King Settling the Succession of Spain

Price: £275.00

An extremely scarce publication of this March 1700 treaty. This treaty was signed between England, France and the Dutch republic and follows a prior treaty signed by England and France in 1699. The treaty regards...

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1701 LETTER from Electors to Members of PARLIAMENT
1701 LETTER from Electors to Members of PARLIAMENT

Price: £79.99

Disbound volume. Very scarce polemical tract.

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1707 The Privileges of the Royal Burrows William BLACK
1707 The Privileges of the Royal Burrows  William BLACK

Price: £399.99

A scarce first edition of The Privileges of the Royal Burrows by William Black. Bound in leather. First Edition. Uncommon. With an armorial nameplate on the front pastedown for Daniel Fisber. William Black, d.1745, was...

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1709-1710 Anno Regni Annae Reginae Magna Britannia Francia & Hibernia Octavo
1709-1710 Anno Regni Annae Reginae Magna Britannia Francia & Hibernia Octavo

Price: £190.00

A collection of the original printed documents stating new acts in parliament, after the act of union, under the rule of Queen Anne. Includes "An act for granting an aid to Her Majesty, to be raised by a Land-Tax in Great...

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1715 POLITICAL Writings of Sir Richard STEELE FIRST
1715 POLITICAL Writings of Sir Richard STEELE  FIRST

Price: £205.00

The uncommon first edition of The Political Writings of Sir Richard Steele. Bound in calf with gilt lettering. With a tipped-in illustration opposite the title page. Sir Richard Steele, d.1729, was an Irish writer and politician,...

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1726 An Essay on the Publick Debts of this Kingdom Nathaniel Gould Scarce
1726 An Essay on the Publick Debts of this Kingdom Nathaniel Gould Scarce

Price: £150.00

A scarce copy of this political essay by Nathaniel Gould. Nathaniel Gould (1661-1728) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons of England from 1701-1707 and in the House of Commons of Great Brtiain from...

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1730 Considerations Present State of Affairs in Europe
1730 Considerations Present State of Affairs in Europe

Price: £89.99

A scarce pamphlet concerning political and military affairs in Europe in the early eighteenth century. Disbound. Whilst this text is disbound, the binding is generally tight and firm. The complete title for this pamphlet is, Considerations...

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1730 SEQUEL of Writings of the CRAFTSMAN John HERVEY
1730 SEQUEL of Writings of the CRAFTSMAN John HERVEY

Price: £83.99

A reading copy of this quarrelsome pamphlet by John Hervey. Disbound. John Hervey, second Baron of Hervey of Ickworth, 1696 - 1743, was a courtier and writer. "The most celebrated aspects of Hervey's life in the early 1730s, however,...

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1732 Scarce First Edition Lord's Protest Parliament MUTINY ACT
1732 Scarce First Edition Lord's Protest Parliament MUTINY ACT

Price: £69.99

A scarce first edition of this pamphlet documenting the events in the House of Lords following the 1731 renewal of the Mutiny Act, and the raise on taxes of salt. Parliament first passed the Mutiny Act in 1689. This act...

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1733 Memoirs of Affairs of Sate containing Letters Christian Cole First Edition
1733 Memoirs of Affairs of Sate containing Letters Christian Cole First Edition

Price: £225.00

A rare early volume containing all the diplomatic correspondence from 1697 to 1708 sent to and from the Duke of Manchester. First edition. Featuring a frontispiece of a license leaf giving permission to print with King's woodcut...

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1738 2 Vol Collection of Political Works JOHN MILTON
1738 2 Vol Collection of Political Works JOHN MILTON

Price: £1,695.00

The two volume folio first edition of Thomas Birch's collection of works by John Milton, including his comprehensive life of the author. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. These volumes have been rebacked. Complete...

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1741 Court Register and Statesmans Remembrancer Great Officers Prime Ministers
1741 Court Register and Statesmans Remembrancer Great Officers Prime Ministers

Price: £250.00

A very scarce printing of the court resister from 1660 to 1731.Contains a separate hand written register sheet detailing names of court figures from 1731 to 1762.  The registers include a series of...

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1741 Lords Protest Consideration Embargo Provision Robert Walpole Removal
1741 Lords Protest Consideration Embargo Provision Robert Walpole Removal

Price: £120.00

An uncommon political pamphlet dating from the mid-Eighteenth Century.Detailing the protest of The House of Lords of 1742, the volume also contains a list of the Lords who voted for and against the removal of Robert Walpole, in light...

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1751 The Free-Holder or Political Essays Spectator Scarce Joseph Addison
1751 The Free-Holder or Political Essays Spectator Scarce Joseph Addison

Price: £69.99

A collection of political essays from the founder of The Spectator, Joseph Addison. Including The Character and Conversation of a Tory Fox-hunter, Of the Fickleness of the British Politicks, Subscriptions to the Female Association...

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1752 Henry St John Lord Viscount Bolingbroke Last Will Testament Peer Pamphlet
1752 Henry St John Lord Viscount Bolingbroke Last Will Testament  Peer Pamphlet

Price: £200.00

A very scarce will and testament of the first Viscount Bolingbroke, as well as a copy of a letter sent by Bolingbroke to a fellow peer.A politician and leader of the Tories, Bolingbroke was notable for his political support of the...

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1754 Fifty Queries Concerning The Present Oxfordshire Contest Letter Very Scarce
1754 Fifty Queries Concerning The Present Oxfordshire Contest Letter Very Scarce

Price: £89.99

A leaflet regarding the Oxfordshire Election of 1754, probably the most notorious English county election of the 18th century. Oxfordshire was a county constituency electing two MPs. The right to vote was held by all the Forty Shilling...

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1756-1757 A Fourth, Fifth and Sixth LETTER to the People of England
1756-1757 A Fourth, Fifth and Sixth LETTER to the People of England

Price: £160.00

A fascinating political series of letters written by Shebbeare, comprising a strong attack on the British Ministry and their conduct of the French and Indian War. Fourth, fifth and sixth letter bound together. The fourth letter...

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1759 Letter British Forces in Germany Lord Sackville
1759 Letter British Forces in Germany Lord Sackville

Price: £210.00

A political pamphlet addressed to Lord Sackville concerning the British forces engaged in Germany during the Seven Year's War. The Fourth Edition, revised and corrected by the Author. Disbound. Sometimes attributed to Owen...

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1761 Reasons in Support of the War of Germany
1761 Reasons in Support of the War of Germany

Price: £354.00

A scarce political pamphlet, sometimes attributed to William Pitt, concerning the Seven Year's War. Disbound. Sometimes attributed to William Pitt. A reply to Israel Mauduit's anonymous Considerations on the present German War. This...

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1762 An Examination of the Late Negotiation Britain France MDCCLXI Guadaloupe
1762 An Examination of the Late Negotiation Britain France MDCCLXI Guadaloupe

Price: £225.00

A political pamphlet by William Burke. Second edition. "In Which the System of That Negotiation With Regard to Our Colonies and Commerce is Considered." In this work Burke, who held the office of secretary to Guadaloupe in 1762,...

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1763 Emilius Sophia New System Education Jean- Jaque Rousseau Vols 1 2 4
1763 Emilius Sophia New System Education Jean- Jaque Rousseau Vols 1 2 4

Price: £220.00

Volumes 1, 2 and 4 of Rousseau 's work on the nature of education. Rousseau himself deemed it to be one of his finest works. It addresses the individual and society, focusing in on innate human goodness. The book was banned in...

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1765 The Political Works of Francis Bacon State of Europe The Penal Laws
1765 The Political Works of Francis Bacon State of Europe The Penal Laws

Price: £99.99

The political essays of Francis Bacon, taken from his complete works. Part of volume II of a five volume set; incomplete, though this volume contains all of Bacon's political essays. With decoratively engraved head and tail pieces. Essays...

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1772 Calendars of the Ancient Charters and of the Welch and Scottish Rolls
1772 Calendars of the Ancient Charters and of the Welch and Scottish Rolls

Price: £160.00

The first edition of this work by Joseph Ayloffe.Illustrated, with two vignettes.Appears to be lacking the four leaves of plates stated on Copac.A scarce copy of this work.With the errata to the verso of the final leaf.The full title...

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1776 3 Vols LYTTELTON Works LEATHER Politics
1776 3 Vols LYTTELTON Works LEATHER Politics

Price: £119.99

Full calf leather bindings with decorative gilt to spines.  Complete three volume set of the miscellaneous works of this important figure in British politics. George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton PC (January 17, 1709...

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1776 The Politician's Dictionary Political Knowledge Volume II Very Scarce
1776 The Politician's Dictionary Political Knowledge Volume II Very Scarce

Price: £120.00

A very scarce second edition of this political work.'Containing historical remarks on the interests, connections, forces, revenues, wealth, credit, debts, taxes, commerce, manufactures, etc. of the different states of Europe....

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1776 Three Dialogues Concerning Liberty Scarce Jackson Barwis
1776 Three Dialogues Concerning Liberty Scarce Jackson Barwis

Price: £120.00

A very scarce copy of three essays on the concept of liberty and freedom from Jackson Barwis.Complete with half-title. Featuring a quotation from Cicero's Oratio to title page.

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1777 2Vol Histoire Philosophique et Politique G.T. Raynal Illustrated
1777 2Vol Histoire Philosophique et Politique G.T. Raynal Illustrated

Price: £79.99

A detailed philosophical and political history of the settlements and trade of the Europeans in the North and West Indies. Fifth edition. Written in French. Adorned with a frontispiece to both volumes, two...

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1777 The Court and City Register Gentleman's Complete Annual Calendar Army Navy
1777 The Court and City Register Gentleman's Complete Annual Calendar Army Navy

Price: £240.00

A political record of court and Parliamentary proceedings for the year 1777.Containing lists of universities, the Army, the Navy, members of the Houses of Parliament, and more.

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1786 Observations on Mr. Pitt's Plan National Debt Charles Stanhope Very Scarce
1786 Observations on Mr. Pitt's Plan National Debt Charles Stanhope Very Scarce

Price: £175.00

A very scarce copy of this political piece by Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope.Charles Stanhope (1753-1816) was a British statesman and scientist. He was the father of the great traveller and Arabist Lady Hester Stanhope and brother-in-law...

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1787 Mr Orde's Plan of an Improved System of EDUCATION in Ireland John Giffard
1787 Mr Orde's Plan of an Improved System of EDUCATION in Ireland John Giffard

Price: £39.99

A scarce report of a detailed plan to the improve the education system within Ireland during the end of the eighteenth century. Submitted to the House of Commons on Thursday 12th April 1787. Features a detailed appendix...

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1788 Preface to BELLENDENUS Samuel PARR First Edition
1788 Preface to BELLENDENUS Samuel PARR First Edition

Price: £150.00

An uncommon first English translation of Samuel Parr's Preface to Bellendenus. Bound in the original publisher's boards. First Edition. Uncommon. Of the Preface to Bellendenus controversy, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography...

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1788 Prospect before Us O'BRYEN George III POLITICS
1788 Prospect before Us O'BRYEN George III POLITICS

Price: £57.99

Disbound political pamphlet by Dennis O'Bryen. Dennis O'Bryen (17551832), was a playwright and political pamphleteer. Works by O'Bryen include: A gleam of comfort to this distracted empire, demonstrating the fairness and reasonableness...

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1790 POLITICAL MISCELLANIES Satire John Hawkins Joseph Richardson
1790 POLITICAL MISCELLANIES Satire John Hawkins Joseph Richardson

Price: £395.00

An extremely scarce late eighteenth-century political satire. First Edition. With letters, songs and essays, and one small illustration in the text. Richardson, Joseph (17551803), writer and politician. In addition to his...

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1793 The Constitution of England Account of the English Government J L de Lolme
1793 The Constitution of England Account of the English Government J L de Lolme

Price: £195.00

An eighteenth-century account of the English Government. A new edition, corrected. Jean-Louis de Lolme (17411804) was a Swiss and English political theorist. His most famous work is the Constitution de l'Angleterre, which appeared...

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1796 4 Volumes John Hatsell Precedents of Proceedings in the House of Commons
1796 4 Volumes John Hatsell Precedents of Proceedings in the House of Commons

Price: £795.00

4 re-bound volumes of Hatsell's Precedents of Proceedings int he House of Commons.John Hatsell (1733 1820) was an English civil servant, clerk of the House of Commons, and an authority on parliamentary procedure. He is also the...

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1796 The Royal Kalendar or Complete and Correct Annual Register for Britain
1796 The Royal Kalendar or Complete and Correct Annual Register for Britain

Price: £125.00

A scarce referential work containing the lists of houses of parliament and government officials in England, Scotland, Ireland and America in 1797. Featuring illustrations depicting the coat of arms of Kings, Dukes and Bishops in...

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1797 First Edition Merlin Recueil Discours Question Reunion Belgique France
1797 First Edition Merlin Recueil Discours Question Reunion Belgique France

Price: £140.00

A very scarce French first edition of this work on the issue of the union of Belgium and France.Written by French politician and lawyer Phillipe-Antoine Merlin de Douai, the essay is an interesting document of the French Revolution...

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1799 & 1807 GRENVILLE TEST ACT Secret Society IRELAND
1799 & 1807 GRENVILLE  TEST ACT Secret Society IRELAND

Price: £395.99

A series of letters supporting the King and the Test Laws, as well as the Committee of Secrecy's reports on the Society of United Irishmen and the rise of similar societies in Great Britain.   Disbound.   Scarce.   Irish...

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1799 Beauties Of The Anti-Jacobin Or Weekley Examiner Containing Every Article
1799 Beauties Of The Anti-Jacobin Or Weekley Examiner Containing Every Article

Price: £69.99

An uncommon early edition of The Beauties of the Anti-Jacobin; or, Weekly Examiner. Containing every article of permanent utility in that valuable and highly esteemed paper, literary and political; the whole of the excellent poetry;...

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1801 2v TELEMACHUS Avventure di Telemaco FENELON
1801 2v TELEMACHUS Avventure di Telemaco FENELON

Price: £95.99

Fenelon's thinly veiled attack on the French monarchy in a decorative morocco binding. Complete in Two Volumes. In Italian. With the armorial bookplate of William Phillips to the front pastedowns. With illustrated plates.

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1802 The British Essayists Alexander Chalmers Volume XXXVIII Lounger Craig
1802 The British Essayists Alexander Chalmers Volume XXXVIII Lounger Craig

Price: £19.99

The thirty-eighth volume of essays by British authors, containing contributions from numbers 1-35 of the Lounger. Containing contributions from Mr Abercromby, Mr Mackenzie, Mr Craig, Mr Fraser Tytler and others.

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1803 A Plain Answer to Misrepresentations and Calumnies by Thomas Courtenay
1803 A Plain Answer to Misrepresentations and Calumnies by Thomas Courtenay

Price: £49.99

An interesting political essay, anonymously written by British politician and writer, Thomas Peregrine Courtenay. Second edition. With publisher's catalogue to rear and half title

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1803-1820 Collection of Political Pamphlets and Speeches India America
1803-1820 Collection of Political Pamphlets and Speeches India America

Price: £195.00

A scarce collection of political pamphlets and speeches, bound as one. Containing "A Few Cursory Remarks upon the State of Parties, during the Administration of the Right Honourable Henry Addington" written by a near observer, and...

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1807 Lord Henry PETTY Chancellor of Exchequer SPEECH
1807 Lord Henry PETTY Chancellor of Exchequer SPEECH

Price: £79.99

Disbound volume. Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne KG, PC, FRS (2 July 1780 31 January 1863), son of the 1st Marquess by his second marriage, was educated at the University of Edinburgh and at Trinity College,...

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1809 Substance of Mr N Vansittarts Speech
1809 Substance of Mr N Vansittarts Speech

Price: £44.99

A documentation of Mr Vansittart's speech discussing proposals for change finance and tax. A second pamphlet is attached at the end without a title that detail minute from a financial meeting featuring Lord Viscount Sidmouth. Nicholas...

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1812 3vols an Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Smith
1812 3vols an Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Smith

Price: £1,150.00

An early edition of Adam Smith's popular The Wealth of Nations. A scarce edition from the publisher William Baynes.The work was originally published in 1776 and offers one of the world's first collected descriptions of what builds...

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1812 The History of the Parliament of England Thomas May Politics History
1812 The History of the Parliament of England Thomas May Politics History

Price: £135.00

A history of the British Parliament, from 3rd November 1640 onwards. Including engraved frontispiece of Thomas May, but missing the second engraved plate of the view of the Houses of Parliament. Thomas May (1594/5 November 13,...

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1812 The Spirit of Election Wit City of Exeter and County of Devon
1812 The Spirit of Election Wit City of Exeter and County of Devon

Price: £150.00

A collection of speeches, letters and articles relating to elections in the County of Devon.'Containing the whole of the addresses, speeches, songs and squibs including the origin of the titular borough of Ide'The general...

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1812 William Green Plans Of Economy Or The Road To Ease And Independence
1812 William Green Plans Of Economy Or The Road To Ease And Independence

Price: £65.00

A scarce economics book in leather binding.Dating from the early nineteenth century, the work deals with setting towns and cities on a road to a level of independence, giving estimates and examples of its findings.

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1813 Junius Illustrated By Mr Edward Bocquet Engraved From Original Paintings
1813 Junius Illustrated By Mr Edward Bocquet Engraved From Original Paintings

Price: £99.99

Junius is a scarce collection of letters illustrated with twelve portraits by Mr. Edward Bocquet a historical engraver, from original paintings. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters to the...

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1814 2vol Junius Including Letters by the Same Writer Sociology
1814 2vol Junius Including Letters by the Same Writer Sociology

Price: £69.99

A collection of the letters of the mysterious 'Junius', a contributor of many socially influential letters to the Public Advertiser in the eighteenth century. Junius was the pseudonym of a writer who contributed a series of letters...

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1815-1832 Volume Of Five French Language Political Pamphlets Bound As One
1815-1832 Volume Of Five French Language Political Pamphlets Bound As One

Price: £130.00

A collection of five very scarce French language political pamphlets, bound as one volume.Dating from the period of the Bourbon Resoration, which overthrew the French First Republic and Napoleon Bonaparte, reinstating the monarchy,...

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1816 4 Vols SPEECHES of Edmund BURKE
1816 4 Vols SPEECHES of Edmund BURKE

Price: £329.99

The complete Speeches of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. Bound in the original publisher's boards. In four volumes, complete. There are unopened pages throughout the four volumes. With a manuscript timeline of British political...

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1816 The Principles of Population and Production John Weyland First Edition
1816 The Principles of Population and Production John Weyland First Edition

Price: £1,100.00

A scarce first edition of this social commentary which was intednded as a criticism of Malthus' population theory. An important work. Very scarce and a lovely bright copy still in the publishers binding. It upset Malthus...

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1816 The Works of FRANCIS GREGOR Politics SCARCE
1816 The Works of FRANCIS GREGOR Politics SCARCE

Price: £199.99

A scarce copy of The Works of Francis Gregor. Bound in the publishers original paper covered boards. Rare Exeter Imprint. Scarce.  Uncut and unopened. Francis Gregor (1760 - 1815) was an MP for the County of Cornwall,...

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1817 Paper on the Means of Reducing the Poors Rates Henry Torrens Very Scarce
1817 Paper on the Means of Reducing the Poors Rates Henry Torrens Very Scarce

Price: £99.99

A very scarce work of socio-economic discourse on aiding the poor in society. Major-General Sir Henry Torrens KCB (1779 23 August 1828) was an Adjutant-General to the Forces. He rose to be appointed Military Secretary in 1809. He...

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1817 The Constitution of England English Government Jean Louis de Lolme Uncommon
1817 The Constitution of England English Government Jean Louis de Lolme Uncommon

Price: £48.00

An uncommon copy of this political work by Jean-Louis de Lolme. Jean-Louis de Lolme (1740-1806) was a Swiss-English political theorist and writer on constitutional matters, best known for his work The Constitution of England,...

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1819 A Collection of the Public General Statutes 1st Ed Politics George III
1819 A Collection of the Public General Statutes 1st Ed Politics George III

Price: £50.00

A hardback copy of A Collection of Public General Statutes from 1819. A fascinating look into the Acts proposed, carried and passed during 1819, a year before King George III died. Interestingly, the very first Act put forward was...

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1819 Reports from the Commissioners Public Records 1800-1819
1819 Reports from the Commissioners Public Records 1800-1819

Price: £295.00

First edition of these supporting documents to an important set of reports from the House of Commons in 1819. Including information on charters, the seals of monarchs, extracts from Domesday Book and various 'Rolls' important Acts...

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1819 Tom Crib's Memorial to Congress Notes Appendix Thomas Moore Second Edition
1819 Tom Crib's Memorial to Congress Notes Appendix Thomas Moore Second Edition

Price: £79.99

An uncommon second edition of this highly sought after satirical work from prolific Irish author Thomas Moore.  "With a Preface, Notes, and Appendix." Nice to see in the original publishers' boards. Moore demonstrates...

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1820 FEMMES LEUR CONDITION LEUR INFLUENCE L'ORDRE SOCIAL Vicomte SEGUR
1820 FEMMES LEUR CONDITION LEUR INFLUENCE L'ORDRE SOCIAL Vicomte SEGUR

Price: £110.00

The first volume of Les Femmes 'Women, their status and influence in the social order in different nations, ancient and modern' plus the influence of women under the Empire, and historical notes by M. Ch. N*** 'men make the...

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1821 The Spirit Of Despotism Dedicated To Lord Castlereagh By Vicesimus Knox
1821 The Spirit Of Despotism Dedicated To Lord Castlereagh By Vicesimus Knox

Price: £69.99

An essay on the Spirit of Despotism with an illustration to title page by George Cruikshank.Edited by William Hone, an English writer, satirist and bookseller. His victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817 marked...

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1821 The Spirit of Despotism W. Hone Seventh Edition George Cruikshank
1821 The Spirit of Despotism W. Hone Seventh Edition George Cruikshank

Price: £69.99

A controversial political pamphlet that was suppressed upon its original publication in 1795. Seventh edition. Adorned with a beautifully engraved vignette to the title page, illustrated by George Cruikshank.   For Knox,...

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1821 The Spirit of Despotism William Hone Vicesimus Knox Satire
1821 The Spirit of Despotism William Hone Vicesimus Knox Satire

Price: £39.99

A controversial political pamphlet that was suppressed upon its origianl publication in 1795. With vignette title page. Third edition. Vicesimus Knox was a headmaster and writer from Middlesex. For Knox, Britain's readiness...

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1822 An Inquiry Present State of England Joseph Lowe First Ed Industrial Rev
1822 An Inquiry Present State of England Joseph Lowe First Ed Industrial Rev

Price: £90.00

The scarce first edition of this political and economical treatise on England in the 1820s.Including chapters entitled, The Situation and Prospects of Our Agriculturists, Expediency of an Annual Loan, Population, and more.This...

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1822-1832 Cobbett's Weekly Register and Parliamentary Reforms 12 Pamphlets
1822-1832 Cobbett's Weekly Register and Parliamentary Reforms 12 Pamphlets

Price: £395.00

A collection of twelve pamphlets on tithes, bishops, and other ecclesiatical matters, as well as the 1832 Reform Bill. Containing: Cobbett's Weekly Register: Volume 41 - No. 11 London, Saturday March 16, 1822 Cobbett's Weekly...

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1823 ACTS of PARLIAMENT of SCOTLAND 1696-1701 Politics
1823 ACTS of PARLIAMENT of SCOTLAND 1696-1701 Politics

Price: £239.99

Leather bound with green cloth covered boards and gilt titles to the spine. Contains a chronological table of the Acts and Statutes and other Parliamentary proceedings contained in the volume. The Appendix includes minutes of the...

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1823 Administrations of the Affairs of Great Britain and Ireland Copley Uncommon
1823 Administrations of the Affairs of Great Britain and Ireland Copley Uncommon

Price: £40.00

An uncommon copy of this political work by John Singleton Copley. The complete title of the work is 'Administration of the Affairs of Great Britain, Ireland, and their Dependencies at the Commencement of the Year 1823. Stated and explained...

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1823 An Act for Better Supplying the City of Worcester Political Record
1823 An Act for Better Supplying the City of Worcester Political Record

Price: £59.99

An act containing information on water supply to the city of Worcester in the early nineteenth-century. '4th George IV - Session 1823'.

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1823 Pradt Parallele De La Puissance Anglaise Et Russe Apercu Sur Grece Scarce
1823 Pradt Parallele De La Puissance Anglaise Et Russe Apercu Sur Grece Scarce

Price: £125.00

A very scarce edition of Parallele De La Puissance Anglaise Relativement A L'Europe, Suivi  D'Un Apercu Sur La Grece by M. De Pradt. Deuxieme edition. In French. Abb Dominique G. F. de Rion de Prolhiac Dufour or de Fourt...

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1824-1835 3vol A Collection of the Public General Statutes William IV George IV
1824-1835 3vol A Collection of the Public General Statutes William IV George IV

Price: £190.00

Three volumes of public general statues dating from between 1824 and 1835. "Being the fifth session of the seventh parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland", " Being the first session of the eleventh parliament...

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1827 2Vol Traite d'Economie Politique ou Simple Exposition Jean Baptiste Say
1827 2Vol Traite d'Economie Politique ou Simple Exposition Jean Baptiste Say

Price: £90.00

A two volume set of this work on Political Economy.Two of three volumes. Lacking volume II. Jean Baptiste Say was a French economist and businessmen with a liberal views. He is best known due to Say's Law, which is named after him....

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1827 LETTER Henry Phillpotts Thomas Gisborne CATHOLIC
1827 LETTER Henry Phillpotts Thomas Gisborne CATHOLIC

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A scarce political letter about the Catholic controversy. Disbound. First edition. Scarce. Thomas Gisborne (1758 1846) was an Anglican divine, priest and poet. He was a member of the Clapham Sect, who fought for the abolition...

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1827-1831 Six Scarce Political Pamphlets By Various Authors In One Volume
1827-1831 Six Scarce Political Pamphlets By Various Authors In One Volume

Price: £170.00

A volume of very scarce political pamphlets, dating from 1827-1831.With all of the works dating from 1827, aside from Proceedings of the Geological Society of London, which is dated 1831, the works here are indicative of an era in...

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1829 2 Vol Thomas More Colloquies Society SOUTHEY First
1829 2 Vol Thomas More Colloquies Society SOUTHEY First

Price: £370.00

The first edition of this political and social commentary from poet laureate Robert Southey in a fine binding. Complete in Two Volumes. With seven plates, collated complete. "His Colloquies of Society (1829) is a calm exposition...

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1829 5vol Reports from Lord's Committee Dignity of a Peer of the Realm
1829 5vol Reports from Lord's Committee Dignity of a Peer of the Realm

Price: £255.00

A collection of five reports on the actions and decisions of the House of Lords. Containing: Volume I: First Report Volume II: Second Report Volume III: Appendix I, Part I. Volume IV: Appendix I, Part II, Appendix II, III...

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1829 The Poll for the Election University of CAMBRIDGE Henry Gunning
1829 The Poll for the Election University of CAMBRIDGE Henry Gunning

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A documentation of a poll set in the University of Cambridge on 16th - 18th June 1829, to elect representation within parliament. Candidates for the election were William Cavendish and George Bankes. Recorded by Henry Gunning,...

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1831 COAL BILL Act Parliament London Westminster
1831 COAL BILL Act Parliament London Westminster

Price: £120.00

Two fascinating acts of parliament from 1831 regarding coal distribution, bound into one. '1 Will. IV. Sess. 1830-1' Watermarks to last pages of each act. William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 20 June 1837) was King of the...

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1831 The Loyal Reformers Gazette Volume I Joseph Hume Scottish Radical Politics
1831 The Loyal Reformers Gazette Volume I Joseph Hume Scottish Radical Politics

Price: £89.99

The first volume of this political periodical, dating from the 1830s. Volume I. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. Joseph Hume FRS (22 January 1777 20 February 1855) was a Scottish doctor and Radical MP.

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1831-38 Letter to the Queen and a Charge Delivered at Hampshire by W Dealtry
1831-38 Letter to the Queen and a Charge Delivered at Hampshire by W Dealtry

Price: £50.00

A volume containing two works bound together. Author of the first work, 'Letter to the Queen on the State of the Monarchy', Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor...

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1832 2 Vols Essays Moral & Political Robert SOUTHEY 1st
1832 2 Vols Essays Moral & Political Robert SOUTHEY 1st

Price: £130.00

  A surprisingly bright uncommon first edition of Southey's collected political essays bound in the original cloth. Bound in the original publisher's boards. Complete in Two Volumes. Now first collected. Some pages are...

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1834 Histoire des Revolutions Arrivees Gouvernement Republique Romaine Vertot
1834 Histoire des Revolutions Arrivees Gouvernement Republique Romaine Vertot

Price: £24.99

A detailed political history of the Roman Republic. Stereotype edition, written in French. Volumes one and two bound into one. Being the first two volumes of the original four.

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1834 Report from His Majesty's Commissioners Poor Laws Workhouses
1834 Report from His Majesty's Commissioners Poor Laws Workhouses

Price: £89.99

A political report on the, 'Poor Law' Act Amendment of 1834. The Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 (PLAA), known widely as the New Poor Law, was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed by the Whig government of Earl Grey...

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1835 2vol Portfoliio POLITICAL JOURNAL David Urquhart
1835 2vol Portfoliio POLITICAL JOURNAL David Urquhart

Price: £79.99

Volumes 2 and 3 of The Portfolio. Bound in paper. David Urquhart (180577) was a British diplomat and writer. He served (183137) in various diplomatic capacities in Constantinople but was recalled because of his hostility to Russia. Subsequently...

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1836 The Original by Thomas Walker Third Edition
1836 The Original by Thomas Walker Third Edition

Price: £79.99

An edition of The Original by Thomas Walker, Trinity College, Cambridge, Barrister at Law, and one of the Police Magistrates of the Metropolis. Third edition. From the Prelimiary Address: "It is my purpose to treat, as forcibly,...

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1839 The Acts of the Lords of Council in Civil Cases Thomas Thomson Records
1839 The Acts of the Lords of Council in Civil Cases Thomas Thomson Records

Price: £250.00

A collection of records of the Acts passed by Parliament between 1478 and 1495, during the beginning of the Tudor reign. With facsimiles of the original entries. Presentation bookplate of the Lords Commissioners to the front pastedown. Thomas...

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1840-1849 5vol Public Record Reports Houses of Parliament
1840-1849 5vol Public Record Reports Houses of Parliament

Price: £240.00

The first ten volumes of the reports of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records. Volumes I and II cover 1840-41, Volumes III and Iv cover 1842-1843, Volumes V and VI cover 1844-45, Volumes VII and VIII cover 1846-1847, and Volumes...

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1843-1844 2 Vol A Collection Of The Public General Statutes Reign Queen Victoria
1843-1844 2 Vol A Collection Of The Public General Statutes Reign Queen Victoria

Price: £69.99

Two volumes of this collection of Victorian statutes, dating from the 1840s. Volume I: statutes passed in the sixth and seventh year (1843); volume II: statutes passed in the seventh and eighth year (1844). 'Being the third/fourth...

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1846 3 Vols Miscellaneous Works of Sir James MACKINTOSH
1846 3 Vols Miscellaneous Works of Sir James MACKINTOSH

Price: £138.00

An expansive collection of political essays from Sir James Mackintosh. Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration to the spine. Complete in Three Volumes. This particular copy comes from the Victoria...

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1846 Portraits of Eminent Conservatives and Statesmen Second Series Plates
1846 Portraits of Eminent Conservatives and Statesmen Second Series Plates

Price: £270.00

A collection of portraits of eminent politicians and statesman, edited by Henry Thomas Ryall. Second series. Including portraits of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Marquess of Thomond, the Duke of Montrose and many others. With...

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1847 2Vol Committee of Council of Education Minutes With Appendices Maps
1847 2Vol Committee of Council of Education Minutes With Appendices Maps

Price: £150.00

A two volume set of the minutes of the council of education 1846.With engraved plates of plans and maps of proposed model schools. This committee of the council on Education was established in 1839 to promote public education.

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1847 2Vol Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education With Appendices Maps
1847 2Vol Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education With Appendices Maps

Price: £160.00

A two volume set of the minutes of the council of education.With engraved plates of plans and maps of proposed model schools. This committee of the council on Education was established in 1839 to promote public education.

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1849 Jerome Paturot a la recherche de la meilleure des republiques Louis REYBAUD
1849 Jerome Paturot a la recherche de la meilleure des republiques Louis REYBAUD

Price: £150.00

This political farce was originally produced as a satire on the new republican ideas. Humorously illustrated throughout, including a frontispiece with tissue guard. Marie Roch Louis Reybaud was a French writer, political economist...

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1849 Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education Correspondence
1849 Minutes of the Committee of Council on Education Correspondence

Price: £45.00

A first edition the collected minutes and correspondence relating to education in 1848-1849.Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

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1849-1879 2Vol Reports of Charity Commissioners for England and Wales
1849-1879 2Vol Reports of Charity Commissioners for England and Wales

Price: £99.99

A scarce collection of reports from the Charity Commission, dated between the years of 1849-1879. Contained within the first volume; The First Report of the Commissioners, dated 1849, a Supplemental Report of the Charity Commissioners...

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1850 Report from the House of Lords, Laws Relating to Parochial Assessments
1850 Report from the House of Lords, Laws Relating to Parochial Assessments

Price: £69.99

Am fascinating insight into the political workings of the passing of laws and investigation into change especially this insight into the interaction between politics and religion. Ordered to be printed 18th July 1850. Includes...

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1852 8vol Edmund Burke Works And Correspondence With Engraved Author Portrait
1852 8vol Edmund Burke Works And Correspondence With Engraved Author Portrait

Price: £1,275.00

A scarce early complete set of the Works and Correspondence of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke with an engraved portrait to frontispiece to volume one. In eight volumes complete. A new edition. With 'Correspondence'...

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1852-1954 3Vols Jeremy Bentham Economic Writings Stark Dustwrapper First Edition
1852-1954 3Vols Jeremy Bentham Economic Writings Stark Dustwrapper First Edition

Price: £180.00

A first edition three volume set of writings by Jeremy Bentham. A renowned British philosopher and social reformer, Bentham is noted as the father of modern utilitarianism, as well as a founder of the idea of utopian socialism.Although...

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1853 Tancred or the New Crusade by Benjamin Disraeli
1853 Tancred or the New Crusade by Benjamin Disraeli

Price: £39.00

A  copy of Tancred: or, the New Crusade by former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.A New Edition.Tancred; or, The New Crusade (1847) together with Coningsby (1844) and Sybil (1845) form a sequence sometimes called the Young England...

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1854 Speeches of the Right Honorable TB Macaulay, MP
1854 Speeches of the Right Honorable TB Macaulay, MP

Price: £60.00

A compilation of speeches by Whig politician Thomas Babington Macaulay. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted...

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1855-1868 9vol Parliament Papers Science and Art Reports
1855-1868 9vol Parliament Papers Science and Art Reports

Price: £695.00

A collection of the reports of the Department of Science and Art from the mid-1850s to late 1860s. Containing: Second Report of the Department of Science and Art (1855) Third Report of the Department of Science and Art (1856) Fourth...

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1857-58 13 Vols Works of THOMAS CARLYLE
1857-58 13 Vols Works of THOMAS CARLYLE

Price: £420.00

A great collection of Carlyle's works, including his famous political text on the French Revolution. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and blindstamped decoration. In Thirteen Volumes. Several of the Volumes have unopened pages. Several...

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1858 Rise and Progress English Constitution Edward Creasy Princess Callimachi
1858  Rise and Progress English Constitution Edward Creasy Princess Callimachi

Price: £240.00

The fourth edition of this work by Sir Edward Creasy.With the bookplate of Princesse Jean Callimachi to front pastedown. Real name Anne-Marie, she married Prince Jean Callimachi, gaining her the title of Princess Jean Callimachi.  Anne-Marie...

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1858 Earl Grey Parliamentary Government A Reform of Parliament Politics
1858 Earl Grey Parliamentary Government A Reform of Parliament Politics

Price: £250.00

A rare work. First and only edition of the Earl Grey's Parliamentary Government Considered with Respect to a Reform of Parliament.Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey, (1802 1894), known as Viscount Howick from 1807 until 1845,...

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1859 Jerome Paturot a la Recherche de la Meilleure des Republiques Louis Reybaud
1859 Jerome Paturot a la Recherche de la Meilleure des Republiques Louis Reybaud

Price: £99.99

A clever collection of satirical works that had prodigious success within Victorian society. Both works are the new edition, written in French. Marie Roch Louis Reybaud was a French writer, political economist and politician. In...

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1859 Oliver Wendell Holmes The Autocrat Of The Breakfast Table Ex Selbourne
1859 Oliver Wendell Holmes The Autocrat Of The Breakfast Table Ex Selbourne

Price: £200.00

An early edition of the famous work by Oliver Wendell Holmes, an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author.Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside...

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1859 Trattato Teorico Pratico di Economia Politica Gerolamo Boccardo
1859 Trattato Teorico Pratico di Economia Politica Gerolamo Boccardo

Price: £110.00

A copy of Boccardo's work on political economy. Three volumes bound as one.Second Edition.Boccardo is known as an economist, and editor of the Italian language encyclopedia, the Nuova Enciclopedia Italiana from 1975-1888.

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1860 Frederic Bastiat Harmonies of Political Economy Signed James Stirling
1860 Frederic Bastiat Harmonies of Political Economy Signed James Stirling

Price: £320.00

A scarce copy of Harmonies of Political Economy.Translated from the third edition of the French with a notice of the life and writings of the author by Patrick James Stirling. Signed by Stirling to the front free-endpaper. Claude...

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1860-1876 16vol Transactions Of National Association Promotion Social Science
1860-1876 16vol Transactions Of National Association Promotion Social Science

Price: £1,500.00

A collection of the annual publication from the meetings of the National Association of the Promotion of Social Sciences from 1859 - 1875 excluding 1873-1874. With tables throughout, including some fold-out tables and ...

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1860-65 3vols Transactions for the Promotion of Social Science Hastings
1860-65 3vols Transactions for the Promotion of Social Science Hastings

Price: £110.00

A collection of Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social ScienceIn three volumes.Edited by George W. Hastings.The set consists of: Glasgow 1860, York 1864, Sheffield 1865, The National Association for the...

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1861 A Treatise on the Election of Representatives Parliamentary Municipal Hare
1861 A Treatise on the Election of Representatives Parliamentary Municipal Hare

Price: £59.99

An informative book on 19th Century politics. Thomas Hare (born in England, 28 March 1806; died 6 May 1891) was a British proponent of electoral reform. He studied law, and was admitted to the Bar in November 1833 and published...

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1861-83 11vols Transactions for the Promotion of Social Science Hastings
1861-83 11vols Transactions for the Promotion of Social Science Hastings

Price: £550.00

A collection of Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social ScienceIn ten volumes.Most volumes edited by George W. Hastings, others by C. W. Ryalls and Edwin Pears.The set consists of: Glasgow 1860, London...

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1863 Doubleday The Touchstone Letters On Social, Literary And Political Subjects
1863 Doubleday The Touchstone Letters On Social, Literary And Political Subjects

Price: £150.00

A very scarce collection of letters, primarily by Thomas Doubleday, missing its title page.Active in promoting the agitation that restulted in the Reform Bill of 1832, the works deal primarily with the new position workers found themselves...

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1863 Miscellaneous Reports Legislative Bills Parliamentary Papers Fine Binding
1863 Miscellaneous Reports Legislative Bills Parliamentary Papers Fine Binding

Price: £190.00

A handsome copy of miscellaneous parliamentary papers and bills printed in 1863.Legislative bills relating to diverse topics such as the Colonial legislature, the Telegraph Act, and commissions regarding land tax. Also included...

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1864 The Four Experiments in Church and State MONTAGU
1864 The Four Experiments in Church and State MONTAGU

Price: £89.99

An interesting study on the relationship between the Church and State in Britain and abroad. A scarce first edition. Lord Robert Montagu PC (24 January 1825 6 May 1902), was a British Conservative politician. He served as Vice-President...

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1865 Ephemera Lord George Lyttelton Horatio Noble Pym Bookplate
1865 Ephemera Lord George Lyttelton Horatio Noble Pym Bookplate

Price: £69.00

A collection of political, religious and literary writings compiled and written by Lord LytteltonWith owner's bookplate indicating Horatio Noble Pym's ownership. Lord George Lyttelton, later known as the 1st Baron Lyttelton,...

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1865 Manual of Political Economy by Henry Fawcett Second Edition Uncommon
1865 Manual of Political Economy by Henry Fawcett Second Edition Uncommon

Price: £99.99

Henry Fawcett's 'Manual of Political Economy'.  Fawcett (26 August 1833 6 November 1884) was a blind British academic, statesman and economist.  In 1863 he published his 'Manual of Political Economy' and became Professor...

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1865-1867 7 Vol Histoire La Revolution de l'Empire du Consulat Thiers
1865-1867 7 Vol Histoire La Revolution de l'Empire du Consulat Thiers

Price: £295.00

A fascinating uniformly bound set, exploring the history of the French Revolution, the first Empire, and the Consulat. Written in French. Illustrated throughout all volumes including engraved plates by Yan Dargent, and by...

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1866 Pen And Ink Sketches Of Liverpool Town Councillors By A Local Artist
1866 Pen And Ink Sketches Of Liverpool Town Councillors By A Local Artist

Price: £69.99

Pen-and-ink sketches of Liverpool town councillors by a local artist. Reprinted from the 'Liverpool Mercury', 1857. First edition thus. Not illustrated - pen and ink meaning written character sketches. With a list of contents,...

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1867 Three English Statesmen Lectures on the POLITICAL History of England Smith
1867 Three English Statesmen Lectures on the POLITICAL History of England Smith

Price: £34.99

A scarce work comprising of detailed lectures surrounding key British political figures throughout history; Francis Leslie Pym, Oliver Cromwell, and William Pitt. Francis Leslie Pym was a member of the Conservative...

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1869 Hiatus The Void in Modern Education Scarce Outis Pseud John Lucas Tupper
1869 Hiatus The Void in Modern Education Scarce Outis Pseud John Lucas Tupper

Price: £70.00

This is a scarce copy of this essay on education by John Lucas Tupper.John Lucas Tupper was an early member of the Pre-Raphaelite circle who remained close to several original members of the Brotherhood until his death.

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1870 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION BILL Debate in Parliament
1870 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION BILL Debate in Parliament

Price: £407.99

An historically important book on the Elemantary Education Bill, which shaped the education system of England. Bound in the publishers original cloth binding. A scare copy. First edition. The Elementary Education Act 1870 commonly...

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1870 Sketches Personal and Political in the House of Commons Silent Member
1870 Sketches Personal and Political in the House of Commons Silent Member

Price: £30.00

A scarce collection of political recollections and anecdotes from James Shaw. Starts at page 54, with, 'Mr Disraeli - the Conservative Party'.Bound from the parts.

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1871-2 2Vol The Works of John Ruskin Sesame and Lilies Munera Pulveris Politics
1871-2 2Vol The Works of John Ruskin Sesame and Lilies Munera Pulveris Politics

Price: £245.00

An attractive two volume set of the works of John Ruskin.Two volumes of original eleven. Volumes include Volume I. Sesame and Lilies and Volume II. Munera Pulveris.John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era...

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1873 Sick and in Prison Margaret Roberts Workhouse Poor
1873 Sick and in Prison Margaret Roberts Workhouse Poor

Price: £99.99

A scarce work on the great need for poor law and workhouse reform in the late nineteenth century. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Little is known about the author, Margaret Roberts, b.1833. Author information taken from the...

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1874 Essays Political Social and Religious Richard Congreve
1874 Essays Political Social and Religious Richard Congreve

Price: £44.99

A collection of essays from Richard Congreve, acting as a socio-political study of life in the late nineteenth century. Covering topics such as the foreign policy of England, the Franco-German War, education, and the religion of...

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1874-1879 2 Vols Calendar of Treasury papers Redington Public Record Office
1874-1879 2 Vols Calendar of Treasury papers Redington Public Record Office

Price: £160.00

A scarce two volumes of treasury papers from the start of the eighteenth century. The papers date from 1702-1707, beginning with the ascension of Queen Anne and 1708-1714 when the reign of Queen Anne terminated.This...

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1874-79 2 Vols Calendar of Treasury papers Redington Public Record Office
1874-79 2 Vols Calendar of Treasury papers Redington Public Record Office

Price: £120.00

A scarce two volumes of treasury papers from the start of the eighteenth century. The papers date from 1702-1707, beginning with the ascension of Queen Anne and 1708-1714 when the reign of Queen Anne terminated.This...

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1875-1880 2Vol L'Avenir Economique Menier Scarce French Economy
1875-1880 2Vol L'Avenir Economique Menier Scarce French Economy

Price: £95.00

A scarce two volume set of this work by Emile-Justin Menier.Complete in two volumes.Emile-Justin Menier was a French pharmaceutical manufacturer, chocolatier and politician. He was the author of several works on fiscal and economic...

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1876 Labor In Europe And America By Edward Young PHD House Of Representatives
1876 Labor In Europe And America By Edward Young PHD House Of Representatives

Price: £79.99

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1880 Les Coulisses De La Diplomatie Quinze Ans A L'Etranger Jules Hansen
1880 Les Coulisses De La Diplomatie Quinze Ans A L'Etranger Jules Hansen

Price: £40.00

A copy of Hansen's Backstage Diplomacy, Fifteen Years Abroad, in French. Jules Hansen was a Danish journalist, and also a counsellor in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a friend of Minister Delcasse. He became the principal...

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1881 A Handbook of the Law Relating to Domestic Economy Food and Licensing
1881 A Handbook of the Law Relating to Domestic Economy Food and Licensing

Price: £79.99

A handbook of laws on matters such as alochol licensing, the sale of tobacco, and the addition of extra ingredients to foods such as bread. Part of the Ward and Lock's Useful Handbooks series.

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1881 Report on the City Day-CENSUS Local Government and Taxation Committee
1881 Report on the City Day-CENSUS Local Government and Taxation Committee

Price: £29.99

A rare report exploring all aspects around the day-census within London in 1881. Second edition. Featuring a large folding map of the city of London and Liberties, showing the inlets at which the traffic was taken in 1881.

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1883 2vol Reminiscences of Court and Diplomatic Life Georgiana Bloomfield Scarce
1883 2vol Reminiscences of Court and Diplomatic Life Georgiana Bloomfield Scarce

Price: £160.00

A third edition of this scarce autobiographical work in 2 volumes by Georgiana Baroness Bloomfield.Georgiana Baroness Bloomfield was maid of honour to Queen Victoria. This work is an account of her career as a courtier...

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1883 Fairs Past and Present Cornelius Walford A Chapter in the History Commerce
1883 Fairs Past and Present Cornelius Walford A Chapter in the History Commerce

Price: £49.99

A comprehensive history of British fairs. Cornelius Walford (18271885), was an English writer on insurance.

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1883 Traite De Finances L'Impot En General Joseph Garnier Economics French
1883 Traite De Finances L'Impot En General Joseph Garnier Economics French

Price: £110.00

A copy of Garnier's work on Finance Deals in the General Tax, in French.Looking at various forms of tax, public credit and loans, public expenditure, powers of the state, and financial reforms.With notes and supplementary notices....

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1884 Paul Lacroix Directoire Consulat et Empire Illustrated Fine Binding Society
1884 Paul Lacroix Directoire Consulat et Empire Illustrated Fine Binding Society

Price: £170.00

A handsome copy documenting the history of France between 1795-1815.With ten chromolithographs and 410 illustrations.Covering the period of ascendancy for Napoleon Bonaparte, Lacroix examines all parts of French society. Seen...

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1884 The Public General Acts Forty Seventh Forty Eighth Queen Victoria Laws
1884 The Public General Acts Forty Seventh Forty Eighth Queen Victoria Laws

Price: £54.99

A record of the Public General Acts passed in 1884. 'Fifth session of the twenty-second parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.' With an index showing the effect of the year's legislation. Including an act...

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1885-1953 39vol Public General Statutes and Acts Parliament Laws Politics
1885-1953 39vol Public General Statutes and Acts Parliament Laws Politics

Price: £1,200.00

An important collection of the acts and statutes passed by the British Parliament between 1885 and 1953. Containing the records of 1885 (forty-eighth and forty-ninth years of Victoria's reign, sixth session of the twenty-second...

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1886 History Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering Joseph Grego Cruikshank
1886 History Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering Joseph Grego Cruikshank

Price: £195.00

A scarce limited large paper edition of this fasinating work. 'Showing the state of political parties and party warfare at the hustings and in the house of commons from the Stuarts to Queen Victoria'. 'Only one hundred and...

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1886 The New LIBERAL Programme Andrew Reid
1886 The New LIBERAL Programme Andrew Reid

Price: £44.99

This fascinating work contains a collection of political speeches and thoughts conducted personally by the representatives of the Liberal Party. Collated and adapted by the editor of Why am I a Liberal, Ireland, Why would I Disestablish,...

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1886 Transactions of the National Association Promotion of Social Science London
1886 Transactions of the National Association Promotion of Social Science London

Price: £24.99

A record of the Conference on Temperance Legislation in London in 1886. With an institutional presentation label to front free endpaper. Presented by Mr Lawson Tait, a pioneer in pelvic and abdominal surgery, to the Birmingham Medical...

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1887 A Proposal for Putting Reform to the Vote Throughout the Kingdom Shelley
1887 A Proposal for Putting Reform to the Vote Throughout the Kingdom Shelley

Price: £57.00

A limited edition reprint of Shelley's proposal to reform the vote.No 5. in the Extra Series of the Shelley Society's publications.One of five hundred copies printed as stated on the recto of the leaf following the half title.Direct...

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1888 Manchester Athenaeum Addresses 1835-1885 Institution Victorian Politics
1888 Manchester Athenaeum Addresses 1835-1885 Institution Victorian Politics

Price: £210.00

A collection of speeches from eminent figures of the Victorian age, including Dickens, Disraeli, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and more. The Manchester Athenaeum was a society for the "advancement and diffusion of knowledge" in 1837. Richard...

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1888-1905 4vol Twelve English Statesmen Cardinal Wolsey Peel Pitt Chatham
1888-1905 4vol Twelve English Statesmen Cardinal Wolsey Peel Pitt Chatham

Price: £39.99

Four volumes from the Twelve English Statemen series. Each volume contains a short biography of notable English politicians by various historians. With publisher's catalogues to rear of each volume. With a bookplate to the front...

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1889 2vol Memoirs of the Count De Gramont Count Anthony Hamilton King Charles II
1889 2vol Memoirs of the Count De Gramont Count Anthony Hamilton King Charles II

Price: £30.00

An illustrated edition of this work by Anthony Hamilton, which was originally published in French under the title Memoires du Comte de Gramont.Anthony Hamilton was an Irish classical author who wrote in French. The Memoires du Comte...

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1890 A State Iniquity Rise Extension Overthrow Benjamin Scott FIRST Edition
1890 A State Iniquity Rise Extension Overthrow Benjamin Scott FIRST Edition

Price: £69.99

A first edition of this late Victorian work on the state's triumph over vice. First Edition. 'A concise history of the system of state-regulated and licensed vice'.

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1891-1895 2vol Twelve English Statesmen Cardinal Wolsey Pitt Creighton Roseberry
1891-1895 2vol Twelve English Statesmen Cardinal Wolsey Pitt Creighton Roseberry

Price: £24.99

Two volumes of the Twelve English Statesmen series. With previous owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown of the Wolsey volume, of one G. W. S. Sparrow. Lord Rosebery (7 May 1847 21 May 1929) was a British Liberal...

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1892 MEXICO Progress Commercial Possibilities HOWELL Signed FIRST EDITION
1892 MEXICO Progress Commercial Possibilities HOWELL Signed FIRST EDITION

Price: £175.00

A first edition of this scarce book: 'Mexico; its Progress and Commercial Opportunities', by E. J. Howell, which has been signed by the author. Inscribed by the author to the title page with a note to 'Vincent Groom Esq, with the...

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1892-94 3Vol The Diplomatic Reminiscences of Lord Augustus Loftus Second Edition
1892-94 3Vol The Diplomatic Reminiscences of Lord Augustus Loftus Second Edition

Price: £110.00

A scarce autobiographical account into the life of British diplomat and colonial administrator, Lord Augustus William Frederick Spencer Loftus. Collection includes volume two of the original two from the first series; exploring...

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1895 Jamaica Code Of Regulations Of The Education Department From March Scarce
1895 Jamaica Code Of Regulations Of The Education Department From March Scarce

Price: £44.99

A scarce copy of the Ministry of Education's code of regulations for Jamaica. Includes regulations for public elementary schools and training colleges.

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1896 The Nation's Awakening Spenser Wilkinson British Policy Scarce
1896 The Nation's Awakening Spenser Wilkinson British Policy Scarce

Price: £90.00

A late Victorian copy of this British political work. Very scarce first edition.Wilkinson was very well connected to key figures in politics and in the armed forces as he journalist and had long hoped for an academic appointment, as...

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1896 Towards DEMOCRACY by Edward CARPENTER
1896 Towards DEMOCRACY by Edward CARPENTER

Price: £59.99

Towards Democracy was only Carpenter's fourth book of a lifetime of work on social injustices. Bound in cloth, with gilt lettering. Edward Carpenter (1844 1929) was an English socialist poet, anthologist, early gay activist...

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1896-1902 5vol The Liberal Magazine Liberal Publication Department Periodical
1896-1902 5vol The Liberal Magazine Liberal Publication Department Periodical

Price: £295.00

Five volumes of the Liberal Magazine at the turn of the century, 'forming a political record' for each year. Volumes III, IV, V, VI and IX only. Covers the years 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898 and 1901. Binder's labels of Spink and Thackray,...

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1898 A Narrative Of The Changes In The Ministry 1765-1767 Letters Edited Bateson
1898 A Narrative Of The Changes In The Ministry 1765-1767 Letters Edited Bateson

Price: £19.99

A Narrative of the Changes in the Ministry 1765-1767, Told By the Duke of Newcastle in a Series of Letters to John White M.P. Edited for the Royal Historical Society by Mary Bateson. Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle...

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1898 Alexander Taylor The Workmens Compensation Act With Introduction And Notes
1898 Alexander Taylor The Workmens Compensation Act With Introduction And Notes

Price: £235.00

A very scarce work detailing the Workmen's Compensation Act of 1897, with introduction and notes by advocate Alexander Taylor.An act dealing with the rights of workers to gain compensation if injured at work, it made a departure from...

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1899 The LAW List Judges And Officers Courts Of Justice J S Purcell Scarce First
1899 The LAW List Judges And Officers Courts Of Justice J S Purcell Scarce First

Price: £125.00

A scarce first edition of this late-Victorian political reference work. First Edition. 'Council, special pleaders, conveyances, solicitors, proctors, notaries etc, in England and Wales, the circuits, judges, treasurers, registrars,...

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1901 Robert Rait The Scottish Parliament Before the Union of the Crowns First Ed
1901 Robert Rait The Scottish Parliament Before the Union of the Crowns First Ed

Price: £280.00

A rare first edition of Rait's The Scottish Parliament Before the Union of the Crowns.An appropriate Talwin Morris Binding in the Glasgow school.Talwin Morris was a prolific book designer and decorative artist working in the late...

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1903 The Public General Acts Passed in the Third Year of Edward VII Reign
1903 The Public General Acts Passed in the Third Year of Edward VII Reign

Price: £80.00

A beautifully bound copy of the General Acts of 1903.Being 'the fourth sessopm of the twenty-seventh parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland' With tables showing the effect of the...

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1903-1911 Six Political, Economic And Educational Pamphlets In One Volume
1903-1911 Six Political, Economic And Educational Pamphlets In One Volume

Price: £90.00

A set of six very scarce political, educational and economic pamphlets dating from the early twentieth century.With works here ranging from tables to convert Sterling into fractions and decimals, addresses to students, reports of the...

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1905 The Transvaal Chinese Labour Problem. AE Munro Scarce
1905 The Transvaal Chinese Labour Problem. AE Munro Scarce

Price: £110.00

This is a scarce copy of this political criticism of imported labour in 1905.This text deals with the contentious subject of the importation of Chinese labourers to work in South African mines at the turn of the century.

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1906 The Gould-en Treasury The Member for Blankshire Illustrated F. Gould
1906 The Gould-en Treasury The Member for Blankshire Illustrated F. Gould

Price: £39.99

A humorous collection of satirical cartoons, depicting political figures in the early 1900's. By the Member for Blankshire, and illustrated by F. Carruthers Gould. With the original publishers' advertisements to the rear.

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1908 Jamaica Code Of Regulations Of The Education Department From October Scarce
1908 Jamaica Code Of Regulations Of The Education Department From October Scarce

Price: £29.99

A scarce copy of the Ministry of Education's code of regulations for Jamaica. Includes regulations for public elementary schools.

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1908 Trades and Tariffs by John M Robertson First Edition
1908 Trades and Tariffs by John M Robertson First Edition

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this economical works by John Robertson.John Mackinnon Robertson (14 November 1856 5 January 1933) was a prolific journalist, advocate of rationalism and secularism, and Liberal Member of Parliament in the...

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1909 Royal Commission on the POOR LAWS Complete Reports
1909 Royal Commission on the POOR LAWS Complete Reports

Price: £245.00

The conflicting majority and minority reports of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws complete in one volume. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and spine decoration for the Royal College of Surgeons' Library. The Royal Commission...

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1912 2vol Democracy And Liberty By William Edward Hartpole Lecky
1912 2vol Democracy And Liberty By William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Price: £39.99

Democracy and Liberty by William Edward Hartpole Lecky, (1838 - 1903) an Irish historian and political theorist. In two volumes complete. A new edition. In 1896, Lecky published two volumes entitled Democracy and Liberty,...

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1912 Departmental Committee Curency British West African Colonies Minutes
1912 Departmental Committee Curency British West African Colonies Minutes

Price: £39.99

The minutes of evidence of an inquiry into the currency of the British West African colonies. Colonial Banks were known with their devious endeavours; usually developing monopolies to control competition at the expense of British...

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1913 John Galsworthy The Slaughter Of Animals For Food Ex Selbourne Collection
1913 John Galsworthy The Slaughter Of Animals For Food Ex Selbourne Collection

Price: £30.00

An essay advocating animal rights, by the Nobel Prize winning English novellist. Galsworthy campaigned for a variety of causes through his writings. As well as animal rights he championed women's rights, prison reform, and opposed...

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1913-17 2vol The Liberal Year Book Liberal Publication Department
1913-17 2vol The Liberal Year Book Liberal Publication Department

Price: £145.00

Three volumes of the Liberal Year Book providing an interesting insight into political statistics during the years 1913 and 1917, just prior to the First World War, and as it drew to a close. Ninth and thirteenth editions. Advertisements...

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1914 Bonapartism Six Lectures Delivered University of London by H A L Fisher
1914 Bonapartism Six Lectures Delivered University of London by H A L Fisher

Price: £22.99

A political history book by H. A. L. Fisher. First edition, second impression. Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher (21 March 1865 18 April 1940) was an English historian, educator, and Liberal politician. He served as President of the...

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1914 Kinship And Social Organisation By W H R Rivers First Edition
1914 Kinship And Social Organisation By W H R Rivers First Edition

Price: £34.99

Kinship and Social Organisation is a collection of three lectures by noted anthropologist W. H. R. Rivers. The lectures were originally delivered at the London School of Economics in May 1913. Here with a few additions and modifications. First...

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1918 Eamonn De Valera Ireland's Case Against Conscription First Edition
1918 Eamonn De Valera Ireland's Case Against Conscription First Edition

Price: £60.00

A uncommon first edition of this political pamphlet by Irish Republican politician Eamonn de Valera.With its roots in the Conscription Crisis of 1918, de Valera eloquently and forcefully argues the case against the conscription...

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1918 John Galsworthy The Land: A Plea First Edition Pamphlet
1918 John Galsworthy The Land: A Plea First Edition Pamphlet

Price: £80.00

A first edition of John Galsworthy's plea for the better utilisation of the land for the sake of national security, published at the end of the First World War.Galsworthy was an English novellist and playwright who won the Nobel...

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1919 P. Cathasaigh Story Of The Irish Citizen Army Labour Movement First Edition
1919 P. Cathasaigh Story Of The Irish Citizen Army Labour Movement First Edition

Price: £295.00

The first edition of Cathasaigh's work, and the first ever to discuss the ICA in detail.The ICA was a very small group of trained union volunteers who worked to defend workers' demonstrations from police. Written by a leading figure...

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1919 Peace Conference Hints Bernard Shaw First Edition Inter-War Political Work
1919 Peace Conference Hints Bernard Shaw First Edition Inter-War Political Work

Price: £35.00

The first edition of this political work by George Bernard Shaw.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. In original paper wraps.Bound with half title and two pages of publisher's...

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1919 POLITICS Brotherhood LEAGUE NATIONS Walston FIRST
1919 POLITICS Brotherhood LEAGUE NATIONS Walston FIRST

Price: £99.99

First edition of Sir Charles Walston's The English-Speaking Brotherhood and the League of Nations, scarce with dustwrapper. Bound in quarter cloth with an unclipped dustwrapper. Uncut pages throughout. The book comprises:...

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1919 POLITICS Brotherhood LEAGUE OF NATIONS Walston 1ST
1919 POLITICS Brotherhood LEAGUE OF NATIONS Walston 1ST

Price: £89.99

First edition of Sir Charles Walston's The English-Speaking Brotherhood and the League of Nations, scarce with dustwrapper. Bound in quarter cloth, with an unclipped dustwrapper. Unopened pages throughout. The book comprises:...

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1924 From Socialism to Fascism Ivanoe Bonomi Presentaiton Copy to HAL Fisher 1st
1924 From Socialism to Fascism Ivanoe Bonomi Presentaiton Copy to HAL Fisher 1st

Price: £57.99

An investigation into the history of the defeat of socialism and what is described as 'The weakness of the state'. A first edition presentaiton copy to H. A. L. Fisher from the translator John Murray, the inscription is dated Christmas...

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1924 Pressing Problems of the Closing Age Christabel PANKHURST Prophecies
1924 Pressing Problems of the Closing Age Christabel PANKHURST Prophecies

Price: £24.99

A study of modern society and its flaws, combined with interpretations of Biblical prophecies, by women's suffrage leader, Christabel Pankhurst. After leaving England in 1921, she moved to the United States where she eventually...

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1926 Casual Letters POLITICS China Germany Soviet USA
1926 Casual Letters POLITICS China Germany Soviet USA

Price: £295.00

A collection of the periodical Casual Letters from 1926 on social, political and economical issues involving, amongst others, the UK, USA, Germany, China, and Russia. Bound by Hatchards, with a bookbinder ink...

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1927 Parliamentary History Borough Horsham ALBERY
1927 Parliamentary History Borough Horsham ALBERY

Price: £49.99

A detailed history of the politics of the borough of Horsham. First Edition. Private subscriber's edition, No. 131. Hand-numbered to verso of illustrated half title. Copiously illustrated with portraits, paintings and plans. By...

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1929 Speeches Delivered before Committee for Privileges & Judgments Peerage
1929 Speeches Delivered  before Committee for Privileges & Judgments Peerage

Price: £49.99

A scarce anthology of speeches delivered before The Committee for Privileges and Judgments. Ordered to be printed, 11th December, 1928. With an index of witnesses.

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1931 The Facts Behind the Crisis Mrs HAL Fisher Women Economics Gender Pamphlet
1931 The Facts Behind the Crisis Mrs HAL Fisher Women Economics Gender Pamphlet

Price: £29.99

A series of broadcasts given by the social worker Lettice Fisher (1875-1956), the wife of Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher. "The substance of this pamphlet was given in four broadcast talks, meant especially for those listeners,...

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1932 Gustav Cassel Crisis In The Worlds Monetary System Lecture First Edition
1932 Gustav Cassel Crisis In The Worlds Monetary System Lecture First Edition

Price: £120.00

A book detailing three economics lectures delivered at Oxford University in 1932 by renowned Swedish economist Gustav Cassel.Including Changes in the Nature of the Gold Standard, Analysis of the Present Crisis and The Breakdown of...

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1932 The SILVER Situation by T. E. Gregory MANCHESTER
1932 The SILVER Situation by T. E. Gregory MANCHESTER

Price: £47.99

As a result of the depression of the 1930's, the price of silver fell by 50%25 in the years  1929 - 1931. This book discusses the reasons for this, and attempts to find solutions for stabilising this situation. Bound in original...

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1933 The Growth of Common Enjoyment by L J Hammon Political Lecture Scarce
1933 The Growth of Common Enjoyment by L J Hammon Political Lecture Scarce

Price: £29.99

A scarce copy of this political lecture delivered on 26th May 1933 at King's College London. John Lawrence Le Breton Hammond (July 18, 1872 April 7, 1949) was a British journalist and writer on social history and politics. He was...

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1935 Good New Days Marjorie Quennell First Edition Plates
1935 Good New Days Marjorie Quennell First Edition Plates

Price: £95.00

A decoratively bound copy of the Quennell's commentary on 20th Century society.With a black and white photographic frontispiece, and photographic plates throughout. Marjorie Quennell (18841972) was a British historian, illustrator...

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1935 Reginald Coupland The Empire In These Days An Interpretation First Edition
1935 Reginald Coupland The Empire In These Days An Interpretation First Edition

Price: £27.99

A collection of Reginald Coupland's interpretations on the Empire, including several of his lectures. First edition. Sir Reginald Coupland, KCMG, FBA (1884 - 1952) was a prominent historian of the British Empire who between 1920...

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1936 POLITICS From the Inside Austen Chamberlain
1936 POLITICS From the Inside Austen Chamberlain

Price: £49.99

This analytical extensive work is presented in the form of letters and speech notes, full of political ambitions and opinions on events that happened between 1906 and 1914.   Featuring a photographic frontispiece...

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1936 Tavistock Division Liberal Association Parliamentary Commemoration Personal
1936 Tavistock Division Liberal Association Parliamentary Commemoration Personal

Price: £44.99

A handsomely bound certificate addressed to John A. Day for his services to the Tavistock Division Liberal Association. Including moire cloth to the pastedowns. With decorative borders and gilt detailing.

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1937 Ralph George Hawtrey Capital And Employment British Economics First Edition
1937 Ralph George Hawtrey Capital And Employment British Economics First Edition

Price: £50.00

A first edition of R.G. Hawtrey's Capital and Employment.A close friend of John Maynard Keynes, Hawtrey's own economic legacy lies with his work Currency and Credit, which became a standard economic text at Cambridge University in...

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1937-9 3vol The Liberal Year Book Liberal Publication Department
1937-9 3vol The Liberal Year Book Liberal Publication Department

Price: £79.99

Three volumes of the Liberal Year Book providing an interesting insight into political statistics during the years following the restructuring of the National Liberal Federation into the Liberal Party organisation. Thirty-third,...

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