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 Anonymous. True And False Democracy. Representation Of All, And Representation Of The Majority Only. A Brief Synopsis Of Recent Publications On The Subject by John Stuart Mill and Thomas Hare

ANONYMOUS

True And False Democracy. Representation Of All, And Representation Of The Majority Only. A Brief Synopsis Of Recent Publications On The Subject by John Stuart Mill and Thomas Hare

ANONYMOUS. . True and False Democracy. Representation of All, and Representation of the Majority Only. A Brief Synopsis of Recent Publications on the Subject by John Stuart Mill and Thomas Hare. Boston, Prentiss & Deland 1862 Octavo, disbound, 16pp. First edition. Very rare no copy in Copac, or Candfield,E. Proportional Representation. A bibliogra....

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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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W.D. Christie. John Stuart Mill And Mr. Abraham Hayward, Q.C. A Reply About Mill To A Letter To The Rev.Stopford Brooke, Privately Circulated And Actually Published

W.D. CHRISTIE

John Stuart Mill And Mr. Abraham Hayward, Q.C. A Reply About Mill To A Letter To The Rev.Stopford Brooke, Privately Circulated And Actually Published

CHRISTIE,W.D. John Stuart Mill and Mr. Abraham Hayward, Q.C. A reply about Mill to a letter to the Rev.Stopford Brooke, privately circulated and actually published. London, Henry S.King & Co. 1873 Octavo, half calf, marbled boards pp.47 First edition. Abraham Hayward [1801-1884], strongly Tory and a bitter critic of Mill, had circulated a letter a....

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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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P.E Goggia. La Mente Di Mill. Saggio Di Logica Positiva Applicata Specialmente Alla Storia.

P.E GOGGIA

La Mente Di Mill. Saggio Di Logica Positiva Applicata Specialmente Alla Storia.

GOGGIA,P.E. La mente di Mill. Saggio di logica positiva applicata specialmente alla storia. Livorno, Tipografia di Francesco Vigo. 1869 Octavo,original grey printed paper covers, pp.122 + 1, discreet library stamp, a good copy. First edition Rare [copac 1 copy only BL] Price-£250....

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George Grote. Review Of The Work Of Mr John Stuart Mill, Entitled, ‘Examination Of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy’.

GEORGE GROTE

Review Of The Work Of Mr John Stuart Mill, Entitled, ‘Examination Of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy’.

GROTE,George. Review of the work of Mr John Stuart Mill, entitled, 'Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy'. London, N.Trübner & Co 1868 Small octavo, original publishers green cloth, upper cover lettered gilt, pp.(2), 112, engraved bookplate of William Michael Collett, a fine copy. First edition. George Grote [1794-1871] was a classica....

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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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D Maccaig. A Reply To John Stuart Mill On The Subjection Of Women

D MACCAIG

A Reply To John Stuart Mill On The Subjection Of Women

[MACCAIG,D] A Reply to John Stuart Mill on the Subjection of Women. Philadelphia, J.P.Lippincott & Co 1870 Octavo, original publishers green cloth, spine lettered gilt, small tear to cloth on spine with loss of two letters, pp.242, (10) adverts, bookplate of Holton Library Brighton and library stamp on title. First edition. Rare BL and LSE only in....

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John Stuart Mill. On Liberty

JOHN STUART MILL

On Liberty

MILL,John Stuart. On Liberty. London, John W.Parker 1859 Octavo contemporary calf, worn, covers with greek key pattern, spine skilfully rebacked, 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 bla....

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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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Charles Villers. An Essay On The Spirit And Influence Of The Reformation Of Luther

CHARLES VILLERS

An Essay On The Spirit And Influence Of The Reformation Of Luther

MILL,James.[translator] Villers,Charles. An Essay on the Spirit and Influence of the Reformation of Luther: the Work which obtained the Prize on the question proposed in 1802, by the National Institute of France; With a Sketch of the History of the Church, from its Founder to the Reformation; Intended as an Appendix to the Work by Charles Villers. Tr....

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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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