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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]

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Seventeenth Edition, but the first edition of the completed work. 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.
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Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820) poet, satirist. 'All the talents' is a political satire of the Whig coalition. Published parts, the later 'editions' were augmented by further dialogues. This is the first edition of the complete work.
"The coalition government formed in February 1806, following Pitt's death. Supposedly embracing 'All the Talents', it was composed of the followers of Lord Grenville and Charles Fox, bolstered by those of Lord Sidmouth (Addington). The resignation of the Talents in March 1807 was precipitated… Read More
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British political culture and the idea of 'Public Opinion', 1867-1914

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

by Thompson, James

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

by Etherton, P. T.

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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.
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The Endless Adventure.
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The Endless Adventure.

by Oliver, F.S.

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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… Read More
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Essays on French History and Historians

Essays on French History and Historians

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

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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.
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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]

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Handwritten letter, in the original envelope, franked Foreign Office. 6.45pm 21 August 23. 19cm x 12.5cm. 4pp.
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… Read More
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Judicial discretion in the House of Lords

Judicial discretion in the House of Lords

by Robertson, David

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First edition. Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1998. Octavo. xiv, 417pp. Near fine in dustwrapper. Signed dedication to ffep from the author. "For Peter Williams, without whose support this would certainly never have been finished".
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Low Again. A Pageant of Politics. With Colonel Blimp, Hit and Muss and Muzzler

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

by Low, David

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

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

by Hore-Belisha, Rt Hon Leslie

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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… Read More
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The legendary Grogan. The only man to trek from Cape to Cairo. Kenya's controversial pioneer
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The legendary Grogan. The only man to trek from Cape to Cairo. Kenya's controversial pioneer

by Farrant, Leda

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First edition. Hamish Hamilton. London. 1981. xii, 260pp. Photo plates. Original red cloth, gilt to spine. In the original protected dust wrapper, slightly sunned to spine. A nice copy.Ewart Scott Grogan (1874-1967) "The Churchill of Kenya"
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A review of the principal questions in morals. Particularly those respecting the original of our...

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

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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.
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