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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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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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