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  • Utopia:

    MORE, Sir Thomas; [BURNET, Gilbert (translator)].
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    Rare early English edition. The first edition of this translation by Gilbert Burnet of Thomas More's most important contribution to political philo...

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  • The Theory of Moral Sentiments,

    SMITH, Adam.
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    Rare lifetime edition of Smith's first book. A handsome, lifetime edition of Adam Smith's (d.1790) first published work, and his most important con...

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  • Die Traumdeutung.

    FREUD, Sigmund.
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    'the foundation of psychoanalysis' - one of only 600 copies. The first edition of Sigmund Freud's most important contribution to the field of psych...

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  • An Investigation of the Laws of Thought,

    BOOLE, George.
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    The basis of all modern computer coding. The first edition of George Boole's important contribution to the advancement of logic, demonstrating that...

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  • Marriage and Morals.

    RUSSELL, Bertrand.
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    One of the great man's more important mid-period collections. Signed by Russell on the front free endpaper and distinctly uncommon thus. The Ameri...

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  • The Workes of Sir Thomas More Knyght,

    MORE, Sir Thomas.
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    First collected edition . The first collected edition of Sir Thomas More's (1478-1535) English works, from his youthful sallies to the last tragic ...

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  • Quotations of Chairman Mao

    MAO TSE-TUNG [CHAIRMAN MAO].
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    The two highly collectable first issues of the first edition of Chairman Mao's 'Little Red Book', preceded only by a special issue presented to se...

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  • The Works of Francis Bacon,

    BACON, Francis; MALLET, David (editor).
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    [philosophy] earl of Macclesfield's copy. A beautifully bound set of The Works of Francis Bacon edited by the poet David Mallet (d.1765), with an i...

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  • The Gentlemans Calling.

    [ALLESTREE, Richard].
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    Early female ownership inscription. An anonymous courtesy book usually attributed to the Royalist divine Richard Allestree (d.1681), although some ...

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  • Filosofiia Svobody [The Philosophy of Freedom].

    BERDIAEV, Nikolai Aleksandrovich.
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    The scarce first edition of Filosofiia Sovobody [The Philosophy of Freedom], one of Berdiaev's earliest works. It serves as a significant key to p...

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  • An Inquiry into Physiocracy.

    BEER, M[oses Max].
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    Inscribed by the author. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the journalist and newspaper editor J. L. Garvin.'To J. L. Garvin,a tribut...

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  • The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau,

    [NONESUCH PRESS]; ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques.
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    An excellent example of the Nonesuch edition of Rousseau's Confessions, with charming wood-engraved headpieces by Reynolds Stone.Limited edition, ...

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  • A Bill to provide a general Form of Affirmation for all Persons who believe the taking of any Oath to be forbidden by their Duty towards God.

    [PRIVATE MEMBER'S BILL].
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    A private member's bill presented to the House of Commons by Benjamin Hawes, Joseph Brotherton, and William Ewart on 28th May 1840 relating to the...

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  • Personal Impressions.

    BERLIN, Isaiah.
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    Presentation copy inscribed by berlin to his indexer. A collection of Berlin's tributes to great figures of the 20th century, including Churchill, ...

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  • A Journal of Eight Days Journey from Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames;

    [HANWAY, Jonas].
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    Jonas Hanway's (d.1786) entertaining musings on various subjects, with the second volume given over to the author's eccentric views on the tea tra...

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  • De nostri temporis studiorum ratione

    VICO, Giambattista.
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    Exceedingly scarce. An exceedingly scarce Vico sammelband, comprising four first edition works.De nostri temporis studiorum ratione, or 'On the Stu...

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  • London Labour and the London poor;

    MAYHEW, Henry.
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    Choice set. Henry Mayhew (1812-1887) was initially a London attorney, but he soon abandoned law for literature. This is his principle work, which o...

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  • Change of Life

    STOPES, Marie Carmichael.
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    Marie Stopes to Havelock Ellis. The Author's inscription reads: 'Advance Proof Copy / To Dr. Havelock Ellis / With the regards & / esteem of t...

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  • Beyond God the Father.

    DALY, Mary.
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    Inscribed presentation copy from the author. A rare inscribed first edition of this relatively radical feminist work, presenting the women's libera...

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  • The Criminal prisons of London and scenes of prison life.

    MAYHEW, Henry.
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    Scarce follow-up to London Labour and the London Poor by one of the leading advocates for social reform in Victorian Britain.First edition. 8vo, x...

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  • De la démocratie en Amérique. Orné d'une carte d'Amérique.

    TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de.
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    Second complete Brussels edition, in the scarce and appealing original wrappers, of de Tocqueville's magnum opus. The first appearances of De la d...

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  • Moriae Encomium.

    ERASMUS, Desiderius.
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    The first dated and earliest procurable edition of the Praise of Folly, Erasmus' most enduring work. The scarce first dated edition of Erasmus' Mor...

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  • Tractatus politico-juridicus...

    MARQUARD, Johann.
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    Very rare First Edition of this legal treatise on trade and commerce.Marquard (1610-68) was Mayor of Lübeck from 1663 until his death five years l...

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  • Philosophical essays.

    STEWART, Dugald.
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    'In his work on the history of philosophy, Stewart proved to be both a late product, and an early theorist, of the Scottish Enlightenment. He iden...

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