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The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen
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The Cabinet. By a Society of Gentlemen

By A Society of Gentlemen

3 volumes bound in 2. Printed and Sold for J March. Norwich & J S Jordan, Fleet Street. London. 1795. 8vo. Title pages bearing the spear and defiant cap of liberty, together with the insignia of Libertas. vi, 310, (2)pp; 318, (2)pp; (bl.), 41-318, (2)pp. Lacking b-f: 1-40 [On Habeas Corpus, which was censored due to the political intervention and government persecution known as the "gagging acts", the Seditious Meetings Act and the Treasonable Practices Act]. Recent quarter calf, marbled boards, spines in six compartments with raised banding and gilt lettering. Bookplates to ffep's. Small ink inscription to titles. Occasional spotting, mottling to title page of Volume II, ink stain to index vol III. Published by Thomas Paine's publisher, J S Jordan. Contributors were identified only by initial or pseudonym to escape prosecution. Rare. ESTC P2535 The Preface reads: "No work in the English language, perhaps, ever appeared to the world under circumstances more inauspicious and depressing than the Cabinet... the giant arm of a ferocious and unrelenting despotism threatened destruction to the defenders of liberty and truth". 1794 The British Treason Trials/French Revolution. The Cabinet was published by J S Jordan, Thomas Paine's publisher, (subsequently tried and imprisoned). It published articles taking an anti government stance. On January 31, Thomas Paine gave the manuscript of The Rights of Man to publisher Joseph Johnson. A visit by government agents dissuaded Johnson, so Paine gave the book to publisher J.S. Jordan, then went to Paris, on William Blake's advice. He charged three good friends, William Godwin, Thomas Brand Hollis, and Thomas Holcroft, with handling publication details. The Rights of Man continues to face challenges today for its "subversive" and "radical" ideas, and remains one of history's most banned political narratives. Penelope Corfield and Walter Graham have identified a number of the contributors: William Taylor (G?) (1765–1836), "often called William Taylor of Norwich, essayist, scholar and polyglot. A political radical, a member of the "Tusculan School" for political discussion, and the Speculative Society, founded by William Enfield for philosophical debate. Taylor became a leader of the Speculative Club." Marsh, Charles (X) (c.1774–1835), barrister and politician. Amelia Opie, née Alderson ("N") (12 November 1769 – 2 December 1853), "Miss Alderson had inherited radical principles and was an ardent admirer of John Horne Tooke. She was close to activists John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. Amelia Alderson contributed fifteen poems to the first three issues of The Cabinet. Increasing revolutionary violence and warfare polarized public opinion, however, and a large show trial of leading 'English Jacobins', including the Aldersons' acquaintances Thomas Holcroft and John Horne Tooke, was scheduled for November 1794. A month earlier Amelia Alderson had told Susannah Taylor that she was pessimistic at the outcome, that The Cabinet was considered a 'dangerous' publication." Equiano, Olaudah (OTHELLO) [Gustavus Vassa] (c.1745–1797), "author and slavery abolitionist. Equiano, the African by Vincent Carretta. "Equiano's association with the members of the Tusculan School may have continued beyond his stay in Norwich. The school debates evolved into the Cabinet. The author of the anti-war essay entitled "Mischievous Effects of War" used the pseudonym "Othello", which suggests that the writer was of African descent. Equiano may have been "Othello". Of the twenty known contributors to the Cabinet, all publishing pseudonymously, thirteen subscribed to Equiano's Norwich edition." Mary Wollstonecraft (L.R. ?) Advocate of women's rights. Married to William Godwin. William Youngman (Alcanor) d. 1836. "A wine merchant and member of the Independent Congregation at Norwich." John Pitchford (Y) (1772-1839) "educated at Norwich under Samuel Parr and at St. Omer, he was a chemist and political radical in Norwich." Taylor, John (CLIO + H.D.?) (1750–1826), "Surgeon and hymn-writer, and founder of the literary family of the Taylors of Norwich." P. Meadows Taylor (P.S.R.) William Dalrymple (O.O.O) Norwich surgeon Thomas Starling Norgate (Z) (1772–1859) writer, journalist and newspaper editor Henry Crabb Robinson (H.C.R.) (1775–1867), diarist and journalist. Annabella [Bell] Plumptre (A.C., possibly also A.B.) (1769–1838) Dr Edward Rigby Sir William Jones Orientalist and jurist. Edward Rigby (W) (1747-1821) William Pattison (Rusticus) (1775-1848) Thomas Drummond (G?) Presbyterian minister. William Enfield (Homo) Unitarian minister. The following contributors are as yet unidentified: I.L., Philolethes, A, P.P.A., Civis, D., P.E., C.G., H, Honorius, ONEIR, Gwilym Dyfed, C, O.S., S.S., U.S., Z. References: Corfield, Penelope J. The case of The Cabinet: did Mary Wollstonecraft join the Norwich radicals? The Times Literary Supplement ISSN: 0307-661X 1997 Issue 4903. Corfield, Penelope J & Evans, C. Youth and Revolution in the 1790's. Sutton. 1996. Graham, Walter. The Authorship of the Norwich Cabinet 1794-5. Notes and Queries 162 (1932) pp294-5. Thompson, Edward P. The Making of the English Working Class. Penguin. 1963.

$367.15

Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.
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Grim and Gay. A Calendar of Wit and Wisdom.

By Churchill, Rt. Hon Winston C.H. M.P.

G. Delgado Ltd. London. [1945]. 26pp. Original paper wraps, photo and red and black lettering to title. Ribbon tie. 1946 calendar in red and black to foot of each page. Headpieces in red. Covers lightly toned. Includes "Into Battle", "The End of the Beginning", "The Unrelenting Struggle", "Onwards to Victory, "We Can Take It" etc.

$33.38

Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore
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Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore

By Hore-Belisha, Rt Hon Leslie

Typewritten letter, 25cm x 20cm. 1pp. signed and addended in blue ink to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore, C.B.E., M.P. 186 Piccadilly W1. On headed notepaper, dated 23rd January 1948. Regarding the Yugoslav Aid Committee, mentioning the Duchess of Atholl, Moore's son-in-law James Harrower and Moore's daughter Priscilla. Short fold split to edge. Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha Liberal MP, Cabinet Minister, Secretary of State for War, dismissed in 1940, revealing widespread anti-Semitism in government. Oswald Mosely calling him a "Jewish Warmonger", Henry Pownall called him a "political jewboy". H.G. Wells named him in "The Shape of Things to Come" 1934 – prophetically it turned out. (Belisha Beacons were introduced by him) Lieut. Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore MP for Ayr 1925-1964. In the 1930's he publicly supported Adolf Hitler and the policies of Nazism. The British Yugoslav Aid Committee under the chairmanship of the Duchess of Atholl, Sir Thomas Moore M.P.: Post Holocaust and Tito-Stalin split aid for Yugoslavia.

$60.08

Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton
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Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton

By Lord Curzon [Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston]

Handwritten letter, in the original envelope, franked Foreign Office. 6.45pm 21 August 23. 19cm x 12.5cm. 4pp. I wonder if you can send me a copy of Journal nos 43-44 of the Bengal Past and Present which is missing in my valued series & never reached me: and also if you can let me have a duplicate of Journal no 29 in which I wrote a paper about the Black Hole Monument. It may interest you to know that in odd moments I am at work on my long promised History of Govt House Calcutta tho I do not wish any announcement made to that effect. Foreign Office 1 Carlton House Terrace S.W.1. August 19 1923 to The Editor, Bengal Past and Present, Calcutta Historical Society, Town Hall, Calcutta. Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India. At the time of writing, he was Foreign Secretary. In January 1924, Curzon vacated the Foreign Office and he was able to devote much of 1924 to completing one of his finest books, a study of Calcutta and the viceroys which was posthumously published under the title British Government in India; the work mentioned in this letter. Sir Evan Cotton (1868-1939) Liberal politician, barrister, administrator, journalist, historian and writer. His Calcutta Old and New, first published in 1909, remains unsurpassed to this day. He was the son of Henry Cotton (Liberal MP) the author of 'New India, or India in Transition' who opposed Curzon's invasion of Tibet and partition of Bengal.

$166.89

A review of the principal questions in morals. Particularly those respecting the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, relation to the Deity, obligation, subject matter, and sanctions.
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A review of the principal questions in morals. Particularly those respecting the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, relation to the Deity, obligation, subject matter, and sanctions.

By Price, Richard

The third edition corrected, and enlarged by an appendix, containing additional notes, and a dissertation on the Being and the attributes of the Deity. Printed for T Cadell. London. 1787. 8vo. vii, 512pp, 3pp publisher's adverts. Later full calf, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, blind tooling, leather label and gilt lettering. Signature to title page. The first work by Price, Richard (1723 - 1791) FRS, philosopher, demographer, and political radical. He studied under Vavasor Griffiths at Chancefield, Talgarth. His writings in defence of the American patriots led to an invitation to advise congress conveyed to him by Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams. A member of the intellectual societies the Bowood Group and Benjamin Franklin's 'Club of Honest Whigs'. The journal Enlightenment and Dissent remains a focus for the study of Price's thought. This is his first work: the third edition, being greatly enlarged. Provenance: Signature of William Torrence (slightly cropped) to upper margin of title page. Probably the William Torrence the thirteenth member of the Speculative Society in 1764, ordained July 1788 and afterwards Minister of the Parish of Glencross, Edinburghshire. Robert Louis Stevenson in a letter to Frances Sitwell dated 4 July 1875 "The small kirkyard is full of old gravestones…in church old Mr Torrence preached, over eighty and a relic of times forgotten". William Torrence and the church appear in R.L.S. last unfinished book, The Weir of Hermiston. ESTC T44902

$467.29

The mission to Siam, and Hue the Capital of Cochin China in the years 1821-2. From the journal of the late George Finlayson, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S.
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The mission to Siam, and Hue the Capital of Cochin China in the years 1821-2. From the journal of the late George Finlayson, Esq. With a Memoir of the Author by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S.

By Finlayson, George. (Raffles, Sir Thomas Stamford)

First edition. John Murray. London. 1826. 8vo. Half title. Title. xxxi, 427pp. Frontispiece view of Bankok. Contemporary half calf, spine relaid. Spine in six compartments with gilt decoration. Leather label with gilt lettering. Marbled boards. Some foxing to ffeps, foxing and offsetting to frontispiece and title. Marginal stain pp294-8: text unaffected, otherwise crisp bright text. Reinforced to hinges. Shelf wear. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey, Wrest Park to fep. Provenance: The bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey at Wrest Park (1781-1859), known as The Lord Grantham from 1786 to 1833, British Tory politician and statesman, holding office as first Lord of the Admiralty till April 1835. First President of RIBA, Earl de Grey was a fellow of the Royal Society, The Royal Geographical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. ODNB George Finlayson (1790-1823), Scottish naturalist and explorer. In 1821-2 he accompanied John Crawfurd to Siam (Thailand) and Cochin China (Vietnam) as naturalist. ODNB Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781-1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore. ODNB Crawfurd, John (1783-1868), orientalist and colonial administrator. ODNB

$1201.59

British political culture and the idea of \'Public Opinion\', 1867-1914
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British political culture and the idea of 'Public Opinion', 1867-1914

By Thompson, James

Cambridge University Press. 2013. Octavo. viii, 293pp. Near fine, in dustwrapper.

$53.40

All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue.
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All the talents; a satirical poem in four dialogues. To which is added, a Pastoral Epilogue.

By Polypus [Eaton Stannard Barrett]

Seventeenth Edition. Embellished with a Characteristic Frontispiece. John Joseph Stockdale. London. 1807. Octavo. xxiv, 152pp. Rowlandson engraved frontis. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Toning to title and frontis. Provenance: From the library at Clifford Priory (now demolished) Bookplate of B. Haigh Allen to fep. Signature of Bn. Haigh to title. Mentioned frequently in Kilvert's Diary, the Haigh-Allens of Clifford Priory were central to the social scene of the Welsh Marches. The strawberries of Clifford Priory the sweetest ever. His two daughters, Mary Lucy and Emily Kate are mentioned frequently by Kilvert in his Diary. Benjamin Haigh Allen was a personal friend of William Wilberforce and campaigner for abolition. Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820) poet, satirist. 'All the talents' is a political satire of the Whig administration, and the origin of that name. First published in three parts, the later 'editions' were augmented by further dialogues. This is the first edition of the complete work.

$166.89

Low Again. A Pageant of Politics. With Colonel Blimp, Hit and Muss and Muzzler
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Low Again. A Pageant of Politics. With Colonel Blimp, Hit and Muss and Muzzler

By Low, David

The Cresset Press. London. [1938] Oblong quarto. (3), 157, (2)pp. Original paper covered boards with cloth spine, sunned, rubbed and worn to edges and extremities. Vestiges of tape to front pastedown. Bookplate dated 1938 to ffep. Historic price (£20) from December 1999 to ffep. Edges tanned. Sir David Alexander Cecil Low (1891-1963) Political cartoonist and caricaturist.

$26.70

The history of the British Empire in India
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The history of the British Empire in India

By Thornton, Edward

Wm. H. Allen & Co. London. 1841-45. First editions. Six volumes. Octavo. xvi, 574pp + publisher's catalogue; xvi, 576pp + publisher's catalogue; viii,575pp + publisher's catalogue; xi, 734pp + publisher's catalogue; xi, 586pp, 6 coloured folding maps; x, 549pp. Original embossed cloth, gilt to spines. Untrimmed, and partially unopened. Toned. Pale blue ink spot to upper margin I:77. Some wear and chipping to tops and tails of spines. Hinges tender. Corners bumped. J. E. Heeres inked stamp to top corner of title page to the first volume. From the library of Jan Ernst Heeres (1858-1932) Dutch archivist and politician. Professor of Colonial History at the Indian Institute, Delft, from 1897. Translator of Tasman's Journal, and author of 'De Oost-Indische Compagnie', 1902.

$300.40

The Trans-Caucasian Campaign of the Turkish Army under Omer Pasha. A Personal Narrative
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The Trans-Caucasian Campaign of the Turkish Army under Omer Pasha. A Personal Narrative

By Oliphant, Laurence

Edinburgh and London. 1856. First edition. Octavo. xxvii, 234pp. Tinted litho. frontis., 3 further tinted litho. plates, folding plan of the Passage of the Ingour, large folding map. Title page woodcut vignette, 3 further woodcut illustrations. Recent quarter calf, spine in six with raised bands, leather label, gilt lettering and motifs, marbled boards. Later endpapers. Lightly toned. Light foxing to plates. Large map fold carefully reinforced. Neat marginal pencil note to xxv. A crisp handsome copy with all maps and plates as listed. Laurence Oliphant (1829-1888) Author, Adventurer, Spy, Diplomatic Negotiator, Lawyer, Religious Mystic. A remarkably clever and incongruous Victorian. With his father he notably brought the first tea plants from China to their plantation at Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon. As correspondent for The Times at Trebizond Oliphant met the Turkish commander Omar Pasha, joined his force and was present at the battle of the Ingour. A first hand valuable account of Ottoman military operations from both a political and military point of view.

$467.29

China. The facts
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China. The facts

By Etherton, P. T.

Ernest Benn. London. 1927. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 259pp. Frontis., 15 further plates, folding map. Original yellow cloth, faded and spotted. Pages untrimmed. Corners bumped. Colonel Percy Thomas Etherton (1879-1963) Adventurer, Aviator, His Majesty's Political Resident and Consul-General in Chinese Turkistan he ran British agents into Bolshevik Tashkent.

$60.08

Essays on French History and Historians
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Essays on French History and Historians

By Mill, John Stuart (Robson, John M., ed.; Cairns, John C., intro.)

University of Toronto Press. 1985. Royal octavo. cxix, 517pp. Original cloth in v.slightly soiled chipped dustwrapper. Essays written from 1826 to 1849, with scholarly interpretation and introduction.

$46.73

The Endless Adventure.
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The Endless Adventure.

By Oliver, F.S.

Three volumes. Macmillan and Co. London. 1930, 1931, 1935. Octavo. xii, 428pp, Frontis., 7 further plates; xiii, 333pp, Frontis., 6 further plates; vii, 241pp, Photo Frontis. Original blue cloth, spine labels (browned), faded and sunned to spines, covers mottled/marked. Scuff to Vol. II rear board. Tissue guards. "From the author" tipped in to Volume I, inscribed "To Jermyn Moorsom from his friend F. S. Oliver" to ffep Volume II. Frederick Scott Oliver (1864-1934) Political writer, businessman Jermyn Moorsom (1881-1951) Son of James Marshall Moorsom. Haileybury, Eton. One of Darling's Kingsmen at Cambridge, one of Josie Low's "Quartet", friend of EM Forster etc. m. Pamela Milbourne-Swinnerton-Pilkington (1926). Became a sheep farmer at Hyndlee, Hawick, and later moved to Durrus, near Cork. Died March 1951, Durrus Court, Bantry, having changed his surname to 'Moorson'. "This is a book about politics. Its subject is the endless adventure of governing men. Its object is to show how politicians of various sorts contrived to carry on governments, and to thwart, discredit and destroy governments…"

$64.08

The Anvil of War. Letters between F. S. Oliver and his brother 1914-1918.
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The Anvil of War. Letters between F. S. Oliver and his brother 1914-1918.

By Oliver, F. S. (Gwynn, Stephen ed.)

Macmillan and Co. London. 1936. Octavo. vii, 351pp. Frontis., 6 plates. Original blue cloth, paper label, spotted, faded and sunned to spine. Spare spine label tipped in to rear. Slight browning to endpapers. From the library of Jermyn Moorsom. Signed presentation copy to him from Katie Oliver, Edgerston, [Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland] 1936. Frederick Scott Oliver (1864-1934) Political writer, businessman. Katharine Augusta Oliver (nee Mclaren)(1870-1960) His wife. Gwynn, Stephen Lucius (1864–1950) Author and politician. Jermyn Moorsom (1881-1951) Son of James Marshall Moorsom. Haileybury, Eton. One of Darling's Kingsmen at Cambridge, one of Josie Low's "Quartet", friend of EM Forster etc. m. Pamela Milbourne-Swinnerton-Pilkington (1926). Became a sheep farmer at Hyndlee, Hawick, and later moved to Durrus, near Cork. Died March 1951, Durrus Court, Bantry, having changed his surname to 'Moorson'.

$37.38