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A System of Chemistry, in Four Volumes  { FIFTH EDITIONS }
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A System of Chemistry, in Four Volumes { FIFTH EDITIONS }

By Thomson, Thomas, 1773-1852.

London: Baldwin, Craddock and Joy, 1817. Thomas Thomson (12 April 1773 - 2 July 1852) was a British chemist and mineralogist whose writings contributed to the early spread of Dalton's atomic theory. His scientific accomplishments include the invention of the saccharometer[citation needed] and he gave silicon its current name. He served as president of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow. The Fifht Edition: 4 v. : ill. ; 22 cm. p. xii, 567, in text figures; viii, 700; p. vii, tables/figures 618; p. viii, 684, Index. Extremely, tight, clean copies, bound in quarter leather and boards. Neat ink inscription 1821 to ffep of Vol I. . Hard Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$527.92

George Lawson's Politica and the English Revolution
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George Lawson's Politica and the English Revolution

By Condren, Conal.

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1989. Series: Cambridge studies in early modern British history. 211p. Preface; Texts used and a concordance for the 'Politica'; List of abbreviations; Part I. Historiographical and Biographical Preliminaries: 1. Historiography; 2. Biography; Part II. An Exposition of Lawson's Politica: 3. God and human society; 4. Community and political power; 5. The keys; 6. The limits of subjection; Part III. An Examination of the Politica: 7. Providence and rhetoric; 8. Community, representation and consent; 9. Settlement and resistance; 10. From Civil War to settlement; Part IV. The Fate of the Politica from the Settlement to the Glorious Revolution: 11. Lawson and Baxter; 12. Lawson and Hunfrey; 13. The Politica and the allegiance controversy; 14. Aftermath; Part V. Conclusion: 15. Between Hobbes and Locke; 16. Theory and historiography; Index. Summary: This is the first full account, analysis and subsequent history of George Lawson's Politica, 1660-89. For long accepted as a significant figure, through his criticism of Hobbes and his possible influence on Locke, Lawson has never been studied in depth, nor has his biography been previously established. Professor Condren here provides the context and the analysis of Lawson's major work, in the process re-dating it and providing a quite different interpretation from previous readings. A substantial section is devoted to the history of the text and its use in controversies in the period 1660-89, and there is some reassessment of the relationship between Hobbes, Locke and Lawson. The study also uses Lawson's text to reopen questions about English seventeenth-century political theory in general, and to prefigure a theoretical study on metaphor and political conceptualisation. The book thus operates on a number of levels, philosophical and linguistic as well as historical. A lovely copy in a like dust jacket. [ Loaction: Landing Case ]. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.05

Foreign Trade, Investment, and the Law in the People's Republic of China
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Foreign Trade, Investment, and the Law in the People's Republic of China

By Moser, Michael J. [ Editor ] [ Several Contributors ]

Hong Kong, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. The Second Edition: An excellent copy of a detailed work. The book is Fine, but the Jacket has one small triangular repaired tear to the rear panel. pp: 603 Size: Includes bibliographies and indexes. [ Location: BR1]. Hardcover. Fine/Good. 8vo.

$10.69

Fasti Hellenici: The Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece, from the LVth to the CXXIVth Olympiad
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Fasti Hellenici: The Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece, from the LVth to the CXXIVth Olympiad

By Clinton, Henry Fynes 1781-1852.

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1824. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, Henry Fynes Clinton (1781–1852) distinguished himself as a classical scholar following an unsuccessful parliamentary career. He first published Fasti Hellenici in 1824 - we have here that uncommon book. Text in English with small sections in Greek.Language, English, Greek, Ancient (to 1453); Latin [ x ], additions & corrections, xlv, [1], 329, [ 7p index ] Solid copy, full leather, front board a bit strained, but holding. The covers are clean, pages are very good throughout, the block is tight. [ Location : Lothlorien ]. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$66.83

The Family Instructor, in Five Parts: 1) Respecting Parents and Children; 2) Masters and Servants; 3) Husband's and Wives; 4) Relating to Family Breaches; 5) Management of Children
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The Family Instructor, in Five Parts: 1) Respecting Parents and Children; 2) Masters and Servants; 3) Husband's and Wives; 4) Relating to Family Breaches; 5) Management of Children

By Defoe, Daniel, 1661-1731.

Bungay: Brightly & Childs, 1816. 'A variety of Cases on the necessity of setting Proper Examples to Children & Servants'. The original publication, some hundred years earlier was contained in 3 parts, this copy as headed is in five parts. p. engraved frontispiece; xiv; 716; preface: v. Professionaly recased in a tasteful rich dark brown half leather, withgilt titles to the spine. Fitted with fresh pastedowns and endpapers. The result is a book that is totally tight and secure, that not only presents well, but handles delightfully too. Pages are very good, some tone, fox spots are occasional, and a mark or two, not affecting text here and there. Very nice indeed, an uncommon title. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: G7 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.10