Hamish Riley-Smith

Rare Books And Manuscripts

Autograph Letters

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James Mill. Autograph letter signed to Josiah Conder. 1816

JAMES MILL

Autograph letter signed to Josiah Conder. 1816

On the abuse of power

Autograph letter signed to Josiah Conder. Ford Abbey, August 9 1816 Quarto, 25.0 x 19.8 cm, 2 pages in ink, with some deletions and insertions in the text, integral leaf removed leaving a somewhat irregular margin, docketed at head of first page,. £6,000 An important unpublished letter about the abuse of power by government, that such power i....

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James Mill. Autograph letter signed to Jeremy Bentham 1831

JAMES MILL

Autograph letter signed to Jeremy Bentham 1831

James Mill tells Jeremy Bentham he is to meet Ram Mohun Roy – the father of modern India

Autograph letter signed to Jeremy Bentham. E.India House, Tuesday (May 17th) 1831 Octavo, 11.0 x 18.0 cm, 3 pages in ink + blank, traces of mounting on blank leaf , endorsed in ink on blank leaf by Jeremy Bentham. £4,500 Ram Mohun Roy [1772-1833], Indian religious, social, and educational reformer who challenged traditional Hindu culture and....

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John Stuart Mill. Autograph letter signed to William Cabell. early 1830's

JOHN STUART MILL

Autograph letter signed to William Cabell. early 1830's

Mill at work in the India Office

Autograph letter signed to William Cabell Ex[aminer’s] Off[ice] Tuesday [no date circa early 1830’s] Octavo, 17.8 x 11.4 cm, 2 pages. £1,500 John Stuart Mill at work in the office of the Examiner of India Correspondence at the East India Comany. “In May 1823 my professional occupation and status for the next thirty-five years of my life, ....

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John Stuart Mill. Autograph letters to Albany Fonblanque and George Armstrong 1836-1838

JOHN STUART MILL

Autograph letters to Albany Fonblanque and George Armstrong 1836-1838

Four unpublished letters concerning George Armstrong’s proposed paper for the London & Westminster review

Albany Fonblanque [1793-1872], radical journalist and editor-proprietor of the journal Examiner, and correspondent with John Stuart Mill. In 1833 to save Fonblanque and the Examiner from bankruptcy Mill actively helped in raising £1000 to save him. George Armstrong [1791-1857] was a Unitarian minister who over a period had a few papers published in th....

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John Stuart Mill. Autograph letter signed to Gilbert Urbain Guillaumin. 1862

JOHN STUART MILL

Autograph letter signed to Gilbert Urbain Guillaumin. 1862

Mill writes to his French publisher

Autograph letter signed to Gilbert Urbain Guillaumin. Saint Vèran, Avignon le 22 Janvier 1862 Large octavo, 20.5 x 13.0 cm, 3 pages in French in ink. £2,000 Gilbert Urbain Guillaumin (1801-1864) was co-founder of the Journal des Economistes in 1842 and was publisher of the French translation from the third edition of Mill’s Principles of....

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John Stuart Mill. Autograph letter signed to Pastor Louis Rey of Avignon. 1865

JOHN STUART MILL

Autograph letter signed to Pastor Louis Rey of Avignon. 1865

Industrial philanthropy in Europe – the cites ouvrières of Mulhouse

Autograph letter signed to Pastor Louis Rey of Avignon. Blackheath Park, August 13th 1865 Octavo, 17 x 10.8cm, 3 pages in French in ink, discreet repairs to fold. £3,000 Newly discovered letter from John Stuart Mill to Pastor Louis Rey in Avignon, asking for an introduction to MM Dollfus [presumably Jean Dollfus 1800-1887, cotton manufacturer] ....

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John Stuart Mill. Autograph letter signed to John Nicolaus Trübner 1865

JOHN STUART MILL

Autograph letter signed to John Nicolaus Trübner 1865

Mill’s instructions to his publisher to send 24 presentation copies

Autograph letter signed to John Nicolaus Trübner Berlin, September 13th 1865 Octavo, 10.7 x 17.0 cm, 4 pages in ink, checks and encilled x’s next to some names and docketed on top of fourth page J.S. Mill Sept.13/65. £4,000 Newly discovered letter by John Stuart Mill from Berlin to his publisher John Nicolaus Trübner, publisher of Augus....

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John Stuart Mill. Autograph letter signed to Edmond Beales. 1868

JOHN STUART MILL

Autograph letter signed to Edmond Beales. 1868

A fine political letter relating to Mill's political career

Autograph letter signed to Edmond Beales. Avignon, Oct 9, 1868 Octavo, 13.5 x 21.0 cm, 4 pages in ink, embossed JSM initials on writing paper, lightly dust-soiled, slight creasing and chipping at fore-edge, repaired without loss. £3,500 A very fine political letter to Edmond Beales, relating to one of the most notable episodes in Mill’s lat....

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John Stuart Mill. Autograph letter signed to Edwin Arnold. , 1866

JOHN STUART MILL

Autograph letter signed to Edwin Arnold. , 1866

Mill “at open war” with the Daily Telegraph

Autograph letter signed to Edwin Arnold. Blackheath Park, Jan 31, 1866 Octavo, 18.0 x 11.3 cm, 3 pages in ink, pasted on paper removed from an album. £1,800 Edwin Arnold (1832-1904), then leader writer, and later editor of the Daily Telegraph. “..it is totally impossible for me to have any personal connexion with a paper which takes the part....

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John Stuart and James Mill. Rare books and Autograph Letters

JOHN STUART AND JAMES MILL

Rare books and Autograph Letters

First and early editions, contemporary translations, contemporary anatagonists, critics and biographers....

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William Wilberforce. Unpublished autograph letter to R H Marten

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE

Unpublished autograph letter to R H Marten

June 1828

WILBERFORCE,William. Autograph letter signed to R. H.Marten. Highwood Hill, Middy 4th June 1828 Octavo, 7.6 x 11.2 cm, 4 pages in ink, leaf edges gilt, fold marks, excellent condition. £950 Fine unpublished autograph letter from the philanthropist and politician William Wilberforce to Robert Humphrey Marten, [1763-1839] whose city career ....

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