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SHANKS, Edward. The universal war and the universal state. London. The Dropmore Press, 1946. First edition. Quarto. Limited edition, number 76 of 550 copies. [8], 64pp, [4]. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, printed drab paper dustwrapper. Light shelf-wear, slight chipping to dustwrapper. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Charles Lindsay, with fond but futile hopes for his ultimate education, form Edward Shanks. 9.4.47'. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21989
LUKE, Harry, Sir. Cities and men: and autobiography. London. Geoffrey Bles, [1953]. First edition. 8vo. In three volumes. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrappers. Lightly rubbed, some chipping and loss to price-clipped dustwrappers. Internally clean and crisp. Bookplates and inked ownership inscriptions of John Marstan Gamley to endpapers of Vols. I and II and half-title of Vol. III. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21978
LANE-POOLE, Stanley. The life of the right honourable stratford canning... London. Longmans, Green, and Co., 1888. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. With three engraved portraits. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, spines sunned. Foxed. Liberal Party politician and Governor of Victoria, Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey's (1836-1918) copy, with his armorial bookplates to both FEPs. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21982
[PRICE, Richard]. Observations on reversionary payments; on Schemes for providing Annuities for Widows, and Persons in Old Age; on The Method of Calculating the Values of Assurances on Lives; and on The national debt... London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1773. Third edition. 8vo. xxxix, [1], 431pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Boards heavily worn. Later inked ownership inscription to head of title page, occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21943
[SHEBBEARE, John]. A letter to the People of England, on the Present Situation and Conduct of National Affairs. London. Printed for J. Scott, 1755. Second edition. 56pp. ESTC T82120.

[Bound with:] [SHEBBEARE, John]. A second letter to the People of England. On foreign subsidies, subsidiary armies, and Their Consequences to this Nation. London. Printed for J. Scott, 1755. Second edition. 56pp. ESTC T120295.

[And:] An answer to a pamphlet, called A Second letter to the People. In which the subsidiary system is Fairly Stated, and amply Considered. London. Printed for M. ... More >
£ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 21710
[POISONING]. Illustrated and unabridged edition of The Times report of the trial of William Palmer, for poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley. From the short-hand notes taken in the central criminal court from day to day.. London. Ward and Lock, 1856. First edition. 184pp. Engraved folding frontispiece depicting the trial in progress within court, an engraved title vignette, numerous engraved illustrations both full- and double-page and within text throughout.

[Bound after:] Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer, of Rugeley... London. Ward and Lock, 1856. First edition. 136pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrations in the text, and two facsimile leaves of Palmer's diary.

8vo. Contemporary ... More >
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 21712
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis...tricesimo primo. At the Parliament begun...the thirty first day of May, anno Dom. 1754...And from thence continued by several prorogations to the first day of December, 1757, being the fifth session of this present Parliament. London. Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1757 [i.e. 1758] Folio. 1043pp, [15]. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 12377
[LABOUR PARTY]. The Labour Party manifesto 2005. [London]. [Printed by HH Associates Ltd.], [2005]. First edition. 12mo. 112pp. Original publisher's red printed paper wrappers. Lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Signed by Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to recto of contents page. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20893
[THE ROLLIAD]. The rolliad, in two parts; probationary odes for the laureatship; and political miscellanies: with criticisms and illustrations. London. Printed for J. Ridgway, 1795. 8vo. xxxii, 396, 154pp. 'Political miscellanies' has separate pagination and register. With an engraved frontispiece and an engraved title page vignette. With an 'Advertisement to the fourth edition' implying that this is the fourth edition. Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, small worm-hole to upper joint. Offsetting to title, occasional spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21658
[WYNDHAM, William, Sir]. A letter From a Absented Member to a Friend at Westminster, Shewing his reasons for retiring into the Country upon the present Situation of the Affairs of Great Britain. London. Printed for J. Standen, 1739. First edition. 8vo. [2], 5-26pp. Without half-title. Recent two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Minor wear to extremities. Inked ownership inscription and slight loss to head of title, lightly dust-soiled/toned. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 21654
[CHUBB & SON]. Chubb's patent locks and safes [a catalogue].. London. [s.n.], October 1st, 1867 Large folio, dimensions 345 x 515mm. 9pp, [1]. Folded, with both horizontal and vertical creases, slight tearing to folds, spotting and manuscript docket title to lower wrapper. Original publisher's printed wrappers, with elaborate decoration to upper wrappers and copious engraved illustrations throughout. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 21467
[MILES, William Augustus]. A letter to the duke of grafton, with notes. To which is annexed a complete exculpation of m. de la fayette from the charges indecently urged against him by Mr. burke, in the house of commons, On the 17th March, 1794. London. Printed for J. Owen, 1794. First edition. 8vo. [2], 95pp, [1]. Without half-title. Disbound. Ink library stamps of the Mercantile Library, Philadelphia to title page and p.53, lightly browned, occasional chipping to margins. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21406