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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

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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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1912 Speeches and Addresses Thomas E. Ellis Cymru Fydd Liberal First Edition Illustrated
1912 Speeches and Addresses Thomas E. Ellis Cymru Fydd Liberal First Edition Illustrated

Price: £24.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating collection of speeches and addresses made by the notable Welsh politician Thomas Edward Ellis. Ellis is best known for co-founding and leading the Cymru...

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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 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

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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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1925 3vol The Book of the Labour Party Herbert Tracey Illustrated
1925 3vol The Book of the Labour Party Herbert Tracey Illustrated

Price: £38.00

A fascinating and copiously illustrated study of the Labour movement and party, detailing its history, growth, policy and leaders. Complete in three volumes. Undated, dated using Copac. Collated...

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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 Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine William Cobbett Limited Ed Nonesuch
1927 Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine William Cobbett Limited Ed Nonesuch

Price: £75.00

A selection of works by William Cobbett.'Peter Porcupine' was a pseudonym used by Cobbett for his controversial political writings and pamphlets. With an illustrated frontispiece, hand coloured through stencils.With an introduction...

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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 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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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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1939 Documents Concerning German-Polish Relations and Outbreak of Hostilities
1939 Documents Concerning German-Polish Relations and Outbreak of Hostilities

Price: £70.00

A fascinating publication from a politically unstable period of time worldwide.This publication of speeches, conversations, statements and telegrams are from the lead up and outbreak of the Second World War.The Second...

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1939 The Munro System British Statesmanship in India K. N. Sastri 1st
1939 The Munro System British Statesmanship in India K. N. Sastri 1st

Price: £110.00

An interesting work looking at the Munro system during the British rule of India, written by K. N. Venkatasubba Sastri. The first edition of this work. This work is about the Munro system,...

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1940 British Consular Reports on Trade and Politics of Latin America Humphreys
1940 British Consular Reports on Trade and Politics of Latin America Humphreys

Price: £22.99

A detailed anthology of reports, exploring both trade and politics within Latin America during 1824-1826. Camden third series, volume LXIII. Featuring three folding tables and a folding map of Latin America.

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1941 George Bernard Shaw Shaw On Stalin A Russia Today Pamphlet 1st Edition
1941 George Bernard Shaw Shaw On Stalin A Russia Today Pamphlet 1st Edition

Price: £37.00

A limited first edition of these letters to the New Statesman by George Bernard Shaw in defense of Stalin and Stalinism.Shaw took many discredited intellectual positions during his life: he advocated eugenics and opposed vaccination....

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1944 Everybody's Political What's What B Shaw First
1944 Everybody's Political What's What B Shaw First

Price: £28.99

A first edition of Bernard Shaw's political essays in a very good unclipped dustwrapper. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering.

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1947 The Trial of Nikola D. PETKOV Record of Judicial Proceedings
1947 The Trial of Nikola D. PETKOV Record of Judicial Proceedings

Price: £44.99

A rare court record of the judicial proceedings of politician Nikola Dimitrov Petkov which took place in August 5th-15th 1947. A rare survival in the paper covers. Published anonymously but written by Petkov's defence...

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1951 The Age of Longing Arthur Koestler First Edition Dustwrapper
1951 The Age of Longing Arthur Koestler First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £35.00

A first edition copy of 'The Age of Longing' by Hungarian-British author and journalist Arthur Koestler. In the original publisher's green cloth binding, complete with a pictorial unclipped...

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1952 India A Short Cultural History by H G Rawlinson Fourth Impression
1952 India A Short Cultural History by H G Rawlinson Fourth Impression

Price: £24.99

A copy of 'India; A Short Cultural History' by H. G. Rawlinson. Includes a frontispiece and numerous plates, maps and illustrations within. Fourth Impression, 'Newly Revised'.

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1952-1954 3Vols Jeremy Bentham Economic Writings Stark Dustwrapper First Edition
1952-1954 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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1960 Liberal Tradition Victor Bonham Carter First
1960 Liberal Tradition Victor Bonham Carter First

Price: £49.99

A first edition of this political work on liberalism. Victor Bonham Carter was the youngest son of General Sir Charles Bonham Carter, Governor of Malta, whose life and experiences form part of the subject material of this book. Bound...

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1962 The Literature of the Social Sciences An Introductory Survey and Guide
1962 The Literature of the Social Sciences An Introductory Survey and Guide

Price: £24.99

A book on the history of the study of social sciences. First edition, third reprint. Chapters on subjects including Economic Theory, Commerce and Industry and International Affairs. With an institutional book plate on the front...

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1966 Colin Dexter Signed Guide to Contemporary Politics Edgar Rayner Wyggeston Grammar School
1966 Colin Dexter Signed Guide to Contemporary Politics Edgar Rayner Wyggeston Grammar School

Price: £130.00

A manual to contemporary politics from the mid twentieth century by teachers, Colin Dexter and Edgar Rayner. An uncommon work. Dexter and Rayner worked together at Wyggeston Grammar School for...

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1968 Bitter Choice Colin Margaret Legum First Edition South Africa Apartheit
1968 Bitter Choice Colin Margaret Legum First Edition South Africa Apartheit

Price: £45.00

A first edition of this work on politics and society in South Africa.With an illustrated jacket by Eric Carle.The Legums were anti-apartheid activists and political exiles; they wrote in partnership about the political, social and...

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1968 Lucky Jim's Politics Kingsley Amis Political Lecture First Edition
1968 Lucky Jim's Politics Kingsley Amis Political Lecture First Edition

Price: £60.00

An uncommon first edition of this political lecture delivered by noted author Kingsley Amis. A follow up to his 1967 article in The Sunday Telegraph entitled 'Why Lucky Jim turned right:confessions...

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1968 SOVIET ECONOMIC Performance Policy Committee
1968 SOVIET ECONOMIC Performance Policy Committee

Price: £39.99

A paper book, bound with staples. The Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is one of four standing joint committees of the U.S. Congress.  The committee was established as a part of the Employment Act of 1946, which deemed the committee...

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1969 The Commercial Crisis 1847-1848 D.Morier Evans Second Edition Reprinted
1969 The Commercial Crisis 1847-1848 D.Morier Evans Second Edition Reprinted

Price: £39.99

A modern printing of this financial and political work. Economic Classics reprint of the second edition, published 1849. Being facts and figures illustrative of the events of that important period considered in relation to the...

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1970 Matthew and Hannah Josephson Al Smith Hero of Cities First Politics
1970 Matthew and Hannah Josephson Al Smith Hero of Cities First Politics

Price: £28.00

A handsome first edition of Al Smith by Matthew and Hannah Josephson.A political portrait of Al Smith using the papers of Frances Perkins.

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1970 The Government and Administration Of Morocco Wouter Teller History Politics Scarce
1970 The Government and Administration Of Morocco Wouter Teller History Politics Scarce

Price: £95.00

An introductory series of work complied by Wouter Teller on the Government and Administration of Morocco. A series of essays on the Government, Politics and Administration of Morocco. Chosen...

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1975 Politics in Islam by S. Khuda Bakhsh Very Scarce Dustwrapper
1975 Politics in Islam by S. Khuda Bakhsh Very Scarce Dustwrapper

Price: £45.00

A very scarce work regarding politics in Islam, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. First published in 1920. This work is the first reprint of the work. Very scarce. In the original unclipped...

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1984 Policy POLITICS British METHODISM George Thompson BRAKE First
1984 Policy POLITICS British METHODISM George Thompson BRAKE First

Price: £39.99

A study into the politics of the Methodist Church, in a full leather binding. First Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece.

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1986 Le Passe Plus Qu'Imparfait SDR by Aldo Guetta IMF Paris Pastiches Monetary
1986 Le Passe Plus Qu'Imparfait SDR by Aldo Guetta IMF Paris Pastiches Monetary

Price: £185.00

A very scarce collection of monetary pastiches by Aldo Guetta, the former director of the Paris International Monetary Fund office. With an inscription to title page, presumably by the author. In English and French

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1989 Wolfe Tone Prophet of Irish Independence Marianne Elliott Presentation Copy
1989 Wolfe Tone Prophet of Irish Independence Marianne Elliott Presentation Copy

Price: £39.99

A fascinating exploration into the founder of Irish Republican nationalism, Theobald Wolfe. First edition. Presentation copy stating "To Antonia, Marianne Elliott" dated November 1989. Featuring the original dustwrapper, and several...

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1997 Nature Notes by Peter Brookes Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Satire
1997 Nature Notes by Peter Brookes Signed First Edition Dustwrapper Satire

Price: £60.00

A signed first edition of these cartoons by Peter Brookes.First collected edition.Peter Brookes is an English political cartoonist who produced work for many publications, most notably The Times, for which he is the leader-page cartoonist....

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1999 Nature Notes The New Collection Peter Brookes Political Cartoons
1999 Nature Notes The New Collection Peter Brookes Political Cartoons

Price: £24.00

A collection of political cartoons by Peter Bookes. Brookes' 'Nature Notes' series first began in 1996. The fictitious beasts are based on the appearance and supposed habits of well known politicians....

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c1760 Charles Townshend Remarks Letter Addressed Two Great Men American Colony
c1760 Charles Townshend Remarks Letter Addressed Two Great Men American Colony

Price: £220.00

A very scarce third edition of this Eighteenth Century political pamphlet. Arguing against the proposed demand for the cessation of Canada, the work relates to the British Empire's affairs in America and the conflict with France therein....

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c1840 Napoleon Bonapartes Book of Fate Scarce Pamphlet Astrology
c1840 Napoleon Bonapartes Book of Fate Scarce Pamphlet Astrology

Price: £290.00

A scarce and early pamphlet, for the use of fortune-telling. Published anonymously, purported to be based on one used by Napoleon. Adorned with a hand-coloured, wood-cut, vignette to the title page, and the original illustrated...

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c1880 Lothair by the Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli
c1880 Lothair by the Right Honourable Benjamin Disraeli

Price: £22.00

A copy of Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli.Lothair (1870) was a late novel by Benjamin Disraeli, the first he wrote after his first term as Prime Minister. It deals with the comparative merits of the Catholic and Anglican churches as heirs...

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c1880 Report to the Lords of Council and Session The Draught Act of Sederunt
c1880 Report to the Lords of Council and Session The Draught Act of Sederunt

Price: £29.99

A scarce report documenting the draught act of sederunt for repealing certain subsisting acts of sederunt, and consolidating the enactments therein contained. Presented by a commity composed of united committees of the faculty of...

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c1921 Vers Un Ordre Social Chretien Marquis De La Tour Du Pin la Charge Politics
c1921 Vers Un Ordre Social Chretien Marquis De La Tour Du Pin la Charge Politics

Price: £65.00

A copy of this socio-political work in French.To a Christian Social Order.Francois Rene de La Tour du Pin, Marquis de la Charce, was a French Military Officer, Politician and Social Reformer. In 1877, Francois-Rene was appointed military...

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c1940 4vol A Nova Politica do Brasil Getulio Vargas
c1940 4vol A Nova Politica do Brasil Getulio Vargas

Price: £40.00

Getulio Vargas' explanation of the new regime of Brazilian politics, for which he was a the forefront. Incomplete with four volumes of eleven. Included here are volumes I, II, IV, and V, missing...

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