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George Jacob Holyoake. John Stuart Mill As Some Of The Working Classes Knew Him. An Answer To A Letter Circulated By “The Author Of The Article In The ‘Times’ On Mr Mill’s Death.”

GEORGE JACOB HOLYOAKE

John Stuart Mill As Some Of The Working Classes Knew Him. An Answer To A Letter Circulated By “The Author Of The Article In The ‘Times’ On Mr Mill’s Death.”

HOLYOAKE,George Jacob. John Stuart Mill as some of the Working Classes knew him. An answer to a letter circulated by "The author of the article in the 'Times' on Mr Mill's death."London, Trübner & Co 1873 Octavo, disbound, pp.29 First and only edition, by the atheist campaigner Jacob Holyoake defending Mill from the attacks of Abraham Hayward. Ab....

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David Hume. Six Autograph Letters to William Mure 1763-1776
Together with the only surviving record of a letter Hume wrote to his friend the Rev John Home about the death of William Mure.

DAVID HUME

Six Autograph Letters to William Mure 1763-1776 Together with the only surviving record of a letter Hume wrote to his friend the Rev John Home about the death of William Mure.

David Hume said of William Mure he "was the oldest and best friend I had in the World"

David Hume Six autograph letters signed in ink to William Mure of Caldwell London and Paris, September 1763 - October 1770 Quarto, 12 1/2 pages together with David Hume to John Home on Baron Mure’s death 12 April 1776 octavo 2 pages in ink, contemporary copy. William Mure of Caldwell [1718-1776], M.P. for Renfrewshire, 1742-1761, Baron of ....

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No.1 Jamaica Papers. JAMAICA PAPERS.No.I. Facts And Documents Relating To The Alleged Rebellion In Jamaica, And The Measures Of Repression; Including Notes On The Trial Of Mr.Gordon

NO.1 JAMAICA PAPERS

JAMAICA PAPERS.No.I. Facts And Documents Relating To The Alleged Rebellion In Jamaica, And The Measures Of Repression; Including Notes On The Trial Of Mr.Gordon

JAMAICA PAPERS.No.I. Facts and Documents relating to the alleged rebellion in Jamaica, and the measures of repression; including notes on the trial of Mr.Gordon. London, Jamaica Committee 1866 Octavo, cloth boards, pp.(4), 98, discreet library stamp on the title. First edition. The first publication of the Jamaica Committee. "A disturbance in J....

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Harriet Martineau. Suggestions Towards The Future Government Of India.

HARRIET MARTINEAU

Suggestions Towards The Future Government Of India.

MARTINEAU,Harriet. Suggestions towards the future government of India. London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1858 Octavo, original publishers cloth, printed paper label, pp.viii +153, 16 adverts. Octavo, original publishers cloth, printed paper label, pp.viii +153, 16 adverts. First edition. Written at the time of the Indian Mutiny and when there was a fe....

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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 [plus VAT if applicable] An important unpublished letter about the abuse of power by gove....

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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 [plus VAT if applicable] Ram Mohun Roy [1772-1833], Indian religious, social, and educational reformer who challenged trad....

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James and John Stuart Mill Mill. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW. Volume I.

JAMES AND JOHN STUART MILL MILL

THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW. Volume I.

MILL,James & John Stuart MILL. THE WESTMINSTER REVIEW. Volume I. January-April 1824. London,Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1824 2 parts in one volume, thick octavo, original grey boards, uncut, pp.iv +288; (2) + 289-560, title with engraved view of Westminster, discreet library stamps on title of Gr.York kl.oels Bibliothek, an excellent copy. Contain....

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John Stuart Mill. Thoughts On Parliamentary Reform

JOHN STUART MILL

Thoughts On Parliamentary Reform

MILL,John Stuart. Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform. London, John W Parker 1859 Octavo, original grey printed paper covers, pp.(4) + 5-50 + (2)adverts + 8 adverts, ownership in ink on cover of Toulmin Smith, a fine copy preserved in a card slip case. First edition. MacMinn,p.92. "The political circumstances of the time induced me to complete and....

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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 [plus VAT if applicable] 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 ....

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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 [plus VAT if applicable] Newly discovered letter by John Stuart Mill from Berlin to his publisher John Nicolaus Tr....

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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 [plus VAT if applicable] A very fine political letter to Edmond Beales, relating to one of the most notable....

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Joseph Parker. John Stuart Mill On Liberty: A Critique.

JOSEPH PARKER

John Stuart Mill On Liberty: A Critique.

PARKER,Joseph. John Stuart Mill on Liberty: a critique. London, F.Pitman 1865 Octavo, card wrappers, 38pp First edition. Joseph Parker [1830-1902] was a congretationalist divine, son of a stonemason. In 1858 he was called to the Cavendish Chapel in Manchester and for eleven years was 'a preacher of power in that city'. Price-£250....

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David Ricardo. Autograph Letter to Hutches Trower 1823

DAVID RICARDO

Autograph Letter to Hutches Trower 1823

A lost letter from David Ricardo to his frequent correspondent Hutches Trower

David Ricardo Autograph letter in ink, signed to Hutches Trower. London 24 April 1823 Quarto, 20 x 25cm, 3 pages in ink + integral address leaf. Unpublished. A lost letter from David Ricardo to his frequent correspondent Hutches Trower. The Ricardo/Trower Letters are in University College Library, London passed to them in the 19th century. This ‘....

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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. SOLD Fine unpublished autograph letter from the philanthropist and politician William Wilberforce to Robert Humphrey Marten, [1763-1839] whose city career was....

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