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[John Fry]:
The Impostor Detected and Convicted: or, The Principles and Practices of the Author of a Pamphlet lately published, on the Spirit of Patriotism, &c. set forth in a clear light; In a letter to a Member of Parliament in Town from his friend in the country.

London: printed for John Barnes at the London Gazette, 1749. Presumed first and only edition. [ii] (title page), (9-)50pp. Pamphlet. A response to Bolingbroke's Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism. The text starts at p.9, and there are no signs of prelims having been removed. One-inch chip from corner of title page. Pages otherwise good, sewing (which may be later) firm, 19.5x12.5cms, tipped into later plain olive paper covers, bearing the ownership name W.Rolleston in tiny handwriting. Extremely scarce. G+.

Price: 120.00


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Patrick Colquhoun:
A Treatise on the Wealth, Power, and Resources of the British Empire in every Quarter of the World, including the East Indies: The Rise and Progress of the Funding System Explained; With Observations on the National Resources for the beneficial Employment of a redundant Population, and for rewarding the Military and Naval Officers, Soldiers, and Seamen, for their Services to their Country during the late War. Illustrated by copious statistical tables, constructed on a new plan, and exhibiting a collected view of the different subjects discussed in this work

London: Joseph Mawman, 1814. First edition. xii, 451, (1), 91. A wonderful conspectus, packed with tables and argument. Curved impressions to first and last few pages as if from a former weight, pages in any case slightly cockled, and with occasional minor foxing. Contents otherwise clean. Large quarto, 12.5 x 10 ins, all edges uncut and hitherto unbound, now in a new quarter binding of blue paper-covered boards with a cream paper-covered spine with printed label. A very nicely conserved virgin first printing of Colquhoun's famous work. Very Good+.
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Price: 540.00


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[ British Parliament: ]
[ Parliamentary Papers, 1822: ] VOL. XXI. Accounts and Papers (2.) relating to: The Bank of England, The Bank of Scotland, and Country Banks; Corn, Grain, Malt, Beer, Distilleries, and Spirits; Courts of Law; Extents in Aid; Public Works; British Museum; Vaccine; & c. Session 5 February to 6 August, 1822.

[London:] 1822. (ii), 638pp: many pages folding, with tables. All entries in contents pages (1-4) ticked with blue crayon: very occasional pencilled notes in text. One page edge frayed where left protruding, and pp37-50 knocked to the edge, with a small tear. Contents otherwise in very fresh order. A compendium of disparate reports for the period in question, providing immensely detailed facts and figures, treating variously of a Refuge for the Destitute, the Middlesex Militia, Sewers, Tobacco and Snuff, Printing at the Universities, and many other institutions and commodities. Small folio, firm in contemporary marbled boards with later spine of green cloth. Both boards bear a large crimson leather label stamped in gold 'Audit Office', with the royal arms. Labels bright but scuffed, boards eroded at corners, and the upper stamped in blind 'The British Library of Political and Economic Science', whose small stamp is also on the title page. Spine tough, ruled in gilt, knocked at the base. Very Good.
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Price: 150.00


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[C. Dinmore]:
A Correct Copy of all the Addresses, Squibs, Songs, Poetry, &c. which appeared during the late Contested Election for a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the Borough of King's Lynn in the County of Norfolk.

Lynn Regis [Norfolk], Printed for and Published by C. Dinmore, 1822. First edition. [ii], iv, 108pp, plus the guarded foldout woodcut frontis, 'Don't I look spruce on my Neddy?', and includes ten pages listing the voters and how they voted taken from the Poll Book. Furious mudslinging and some violence in the people's campaign to avoid having a placeman foisted on them: it failed (see the online History of Parliament). Print bold and pages good, though with foxing throughout and some browning. 1cm loss to corner of foldout. 12mo, c.18x12cms, in the original blue publishers' boards with new cream spine and label. Rare. Good copy. Very Good.

Price: 280.00


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The Socialist Party of Great Britain:
The Socialist Standard: the official organ of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. 15 early issues: an incomplete run from November 1904 (Vol 1, No.3) to May 1907 (Vol 3, No.33).

London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907. Original copies. 15 x 10 inches format, with 8pp per issue: all have been folded across the centre. Seven of the later issues are in very good order, and May 1907 is unopened: the other eight issues show some tanning to the pages and are frayed through at the spines, so that the sheets are loose. Consisting of issue numbers: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 20, 26, 27, 28, 33. Good.

Price: 140.00


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The Socialist Party of Great Britain:
The Socialist Standard: the official organ of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. 46 issues from the period of WWI: a nearly complete run from September 1914 (Vol 11, No.121) to August 1918 (Vol 14, No.168).

London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. Original copies. 15 x 10 inches format, with 8pp per issue: all have been folded across the centre. Most are in very clean condition, although seven issues show some tanning to the pages, and one or two have some slight fraying or soiling. Consisting of: 1914 Sept-Dec; 1915 Feb-Dec; 1916 Jan-Dec; 1917 Jan-July, Sept-Dec; 1918 Jan-Aug. ie - missing only Jan 1915 and August 1917. [After Aug 1918 the format changed to half the size: see separate listings of these later issues.] Good.
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Price: 500.00


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The Socialist Party of Great Britain:
The Socialist Standard: the official organ of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. 4 issues from the end of WWI: September, October, November, December 1918 (Vol 15, Nos.169-172).

London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 1918. Original copies. 10 x 7.25 inches format (September slightly larger), with 8pp per issue till the 16-page December issue, which is unopened. In very good condition with slight soiling and tanning. Very Good.

Price: 40.00


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The Socialist Party of Great Britain:
The Socialist Standard: the official organ of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. 35 issues: a nearly-complete 3-year run from January 1919 (Vol 15, No.173) to December 1921 (Vol 18, No.208).

London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 1919, 1920, 1921. Original copies. 10 x 7.25 inches format, with 16pp per issue, except for the first four issues, which have only 8pp. Priced at one penny until March 1920, when the price doubled. Most are good but slightly tanned, several have a little fraying, and the spines of four issues are frayed through, so that the pages are detached. Very little soiling. Missing the Sept 1920 issue. Fair.

Price: 200.00


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The Socialist Party of Great Britain:
The Socialist Standard: the official organ of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. 23 issues: an incomplete run from January 1922 (Vol 18, No.209) to October 1924 (Vol 21, No.242).

London: The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 1922, 1923, 1924. Original copies. 10 x 7.25 inches format (slightly varied in 1924), with 16pp per issue. Most of these copies have minor tanning, soiling or fraying, a few are worse, and a few are better or very good. A chip to the back page of the Nov 1922 issue loses a few words of text. The Oct 1924 issue has a stapled spine and is unopened. Missing are March 1922, and July and Dec 1923, and the only issues present from 1924 are September and October. Fair.

Price: 120.00


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W.P. Coates: with a preface by Ben Tillett MP:
Is Soviet Trade a Menace?

London: Anglo-Russian Parliamentary Committee, September, 1931. First edition. 117pp. Contents fresh and clean, and with a (late 20thC) lengthy and amiable gift inscription to the inside of the front cover, carried over to the top edge of the title page. In the original binding of green cloth over thin boards, printed in black. In the protected bright yellow pictorial dust jacket, showing some soiling and wear. Very nice copy. Very Good in G dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00


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Royden J. Harrison.
The Life and Times of Sydney and Beatrice Webb, 1858-1905: The Formative Years.

London: Macmillan, 2000. First edition. xiv, 397pp, illustrated. Unread copy, contents fresh, clean and unmarked. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, fresh and crisp, as new. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: 30.00


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