Mercantilism rare books
[LANCASTER, Sir James]; MARKHAM, Clements R. (editor).The voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt., to the East Indies,
8vo, xxii, 314 pp., publisher's blindstamped blue cloth gilt, rebacked in blue calf gilt, new endpapers, blindstamp to title and page 49, a very good copy.£350
[SLAVERY]. [CROPPER, James].Chart of the world, on Mercator's projection, illustrative of the impolicy of slavery.
Hand coloured engraved map. The map shows the extent 30° north and south of the Equator in which sugar is grown. Australia is still shown as New Holland. 29.8 cm x 23.7 cm (11¾' x 9¼'). Framed and glazed.£1,000
First English edition; 12mo; light marking and soiling to title, I2 with small portion of restoration, affecting a few words, occasional browning, margins trimmed, ink inscription 'ffor my Lady Conway' pasted to front free endpaper, ink ownership inscriptions to front free endpaper and rear pastedown, bookseller's description tipped onto front pastedown, contemporary tree calf, sympathetically rebacked; xvi, 128 pp.£8,750
42 x 17 cm, folded, 8 pp., original stitched binding, last leaf detached, manuscript annotations, a little dampstaining and fraying to fore-margin, withal a good copy of a scarce item.£850
42 x 17 cm, folded, 10 pp., original stitched binding, two additional small papers affixed to page 3, annotated in contemporary hand throughout, slight tear to right edge of page 1, very light damp staining, but remarkably intact with clear and legible marginalia.£900