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WALTER BAGEHOT. The English Constitution.

WALTER BAGEHOT

The English Constitution.

One of the most important texts in English plitical literat6ure.

London, Chapman Hall 1867 Octavo, 8.0 x 5 ¼ ins, original publishers cloth, spine lettered gilt, covers gilt ruled, an excellent copy. Prining and the Mind of Man 358 First edition of the classic account of the unwritten constitution. Bagehot gets rid of all the formal history of ‘checks and balances’, and shows where the centre of power rea....

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Auguste Comte. Cours de Philosophie Positive. Paris, Bachelier 1830, 1835, 1838, 1839, 1841,1842

AUGUSTE COMTE

Cours de Philosophie Positive. Paris, Bachelier 1830, 1835, 1838, 1839, 1841,1842

6 volumes, octavo, contemporary marbled boards, rebacked, spines with raised bands gilt, red morocco labels, volume numbers gilt, pp.viii + 739 + (3) with 1 folding table; (3)-724; (3)-845+(3); xi + (1) + 736; iv + 775 + (1); xxxviiipp + (2) + 904, withou

“one of the most profound books ever written on the philosophy of the sciences” £2,500 FIRST EDITION of one of the major documents of secular philosophy. Auguste Comte (1798-1857) began a course of lectures in Paris in 1826 on positive philosophy which were expanded into this six volume work. The Cours de Philosophie Positive was published....

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 HIPPOCRATES. Octoginta Volumina. Rome 1525 First edition

HIPPOCRATES

Octoginta Volumina. Rome 1525 First edition

‘The Father of Medicine’ – a physician’s copy

HIPPOCRATES.[c.460-c.375 BC] Octoginta volumina. Rome, Franciscus Minutius Calvus 1525 Folio, 280 x 205 cm, late 18th or early 19th century morocco, stained, spine gilt, darkened, lettered gilt, contemporary marbled endpapers, 410 leaves, woodcut title page border entirely unshaved at the top and rarely found thus, Roman, italic and gothic types,....

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John Stuart Mill. On Liberty London, John W Parker and Son 1859

JOHN STUART MILL

On Liberty London, John W Parker and Son 1859

First edition - Presentation Copy to Henry Thomas Buckle With his manuscript notes for his review.

Octavo contemporary calf, worn, covers with greek key pattern, spine skilfully rebacked,richly, red and brown morocco labels lettered gilt, marbled endpapers, leaf edges gilt, pp.207 + (1), inscribed in ink on the title in a secretarial hand From the Author, numerous pencil lines throughout in the blank margins and a few annotations in pencil in the mar....

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Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de MONTESQUIEU. De l’Esprit des Loix. Paris [1748]
First edition

CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT, BARON DE MONTESQUIEU

De l’Esprit des Loix. Paris [1748] First edition

The Doctrine of the Separation of Powers A universal criterion of Constitutional Government

De l’Esprit des Loix. Ou du rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le Climat, la Religion, Le Commerce, &c. à quoi l’Auteur a ajouté Des recherches nouvelles sur les Loix Romaines touchant les Successions, sur les Loix Françoises, & sur les Loix Féodales. Tome Premier [Tome Seconde] Geneve....

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Sir Thomas More. Utopia.

SIR THOMAS MORE

Utopia.

Dublin 1737 First Dublin edition

MORE,Sir Thomas Utopia: written in Latin by Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England. Translated into English by Gilbert Burnet, late Bishop of Sarum. To this edition is added, a short account of Sir Thomas More’s life and his trial. Dublin, R.Reilly, for G.Risk, G.Ewing, and W.Smith 1737 Small octavo, contemporary pale calf, double rule to covers....

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JOHANN HEINRICH PESTALOZZI. Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt. Bern & Zurich 1801 1st edition

JOHANN HEINRICH PESTALOZZI

Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt. Bern & Zurich 1801 1st edition

Pestalozzi's principles of education

PESTALOZZI, Johann Heinrich. Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt, ein Versuch den Muttern Anleitung zu geben, ihre Kinder selbst zu unterrichten. Bern & Zurich, Heinrich Gessner 1801 Octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, black morocco label, engraved portrait of Pestalozzi + (1) + 390pp, an excellent copy. Printing and the Mind of....

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David Ricardo. Principles of Political Economy 1817 First edition

DAVID RICARDO

Principles of Political Economy 1817 First edition

One of the most important works of economics of the 19th century

RICARDO,David On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. London, John Murray 1817 Octavo, 22.1 x 14.6 cm, 19th century quarter polished calf and marbled boards, calf edges to boards, spine with five raised bands, red morocco labels lettered gilt, leaf edges untrimmed, pp.viii + 589 + (1p) errata + (14pp) index, numerous pencil underlinin....

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Samuel Smiles. Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859

SAMUEL SMILES

Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859

First edition - Classic of the Self-Help ethic

Smiles,Samuel. Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859 Octavo, 7.5 x 5.5 ins, original purple/brown cloth, covers panelled and ruled in blind with floral central motif, spine lettered in gilt, spine faded, original brown endpapers with faint cracks on inner hinge of endpapers, pp.xii + 343, Edmonds & Remnant....

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Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Glasgow 1805

ADAM SMITH

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Glasgow 1805

First printing in Scotland and first with a portrait

ADAM SMITH An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New Edition in Four Volumes. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Glasgow, R.Chapman 1805 4 volumes, twelvemo, ORIGINAL PALE BLUE BOARDS, UNCUT, original printed paper labels, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ad....

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Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations. 1786 Fourth edition

ADAM SMITH

The Wealth of Nations. 1786 Fourth edition

SMITH,ADAM. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. London, A.Strahan and T.Cadell 1786 3 volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, contemporary red morocco labels lettered gilt with volume numbers in gilt, head and tails worn, leaf edges entirely uncut, pp.viii + 499....

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William Wilberforce. A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE

A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807

First Edition Uncut in the original sheets

WILBERFORCE,William. A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Addressed to the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Yorkshire. London, Luke Hansard & Sons for T.Cadell and W.Davies and J.Hatchard, 1807 Octavo, 23.0 x 15.0 cm, uncut in the original sheets, stab holes, pp.(2) +396 + (4), printing flaw on page 276 affecting part of the text o....

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