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Utopia: written in Latin by Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England. Translated into English by Gilbert Burnet, late Bishop of Sarum. To this edition is added, a short account of Sir Thomas More’s life and his trial by More,Sir Thomas

Small octavo, contemporary pale calf, double rule to covers, red morocco label lettered gilt, crest gilt on spine, five raised bands, pp.xxviii, 140, two leaves misbound, engraved armorial bookplate of the Earls of Drogheda, a fine copy. See Printing &...

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£850.00


Octoginta volumina by Hippocrates

Folio, 280 x 205 cm, late 18th or early 19th century morocco, stained, spine gilt, darkened, lettered gilt, contemporary marbled endpapers, 410 leaves, woodcut title page border entirely unshaved at the top and rarely found thus, Roman, italic and gothic ...

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£30,000.00


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. by SMITH,Adam

3 volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, contemporary red morocco labels lettered gilt with volume numbers in gilt, head and tails worn, leaf edges entirely uncut, pp.viii + 499 + (1) errata; vi + 518 + (5) appendix + (1) errata; v + ...

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£4,950.00


On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by Ricardo,David

Octavo, 22.1 x 14.6 cm, 19th century quarter polished calf and marbled boards, calf edges to boards, spine with five raised bands, red morocco labels lettered gilt, leaf edges untrimmed, pp.viii + 589 + (1p) errata + (14pp) index, numerous pencil underlin...

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£29,000.00


The Works of Adam Smith, LL.D....With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart. In Five Volumes by Smith,Adam

5 volumes, octavo, contemporary calf, contemporary labels lettered in gilt, edges rubbed, covers scuffed, ruled in gilt, spines richly gilt, pp.xv +611; viii + (1) + 499; vi + 523; v + (1) + 515; iv + 584, engraved frontispiece portrait of Adam Smith to ...

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£3,000.00


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New Edition in Four Volumes. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. by SMITH,ADAM

4 volumes, twelvemo, ORIGINAL PALE BLUE BOARDS, UNCUT, original printed paper labels, engraved frontispiece portrait of Adam Smith from the Tassie Medallion, pp.viii, 304; iv, 286; iv, 284, (4); iv, 280, skilful repair to hinges of volume I, heads of spin...

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£1,000.00


L’Alcoran de Mahomet. Translaté d’Arabe en François, par Le Sieur du Ryer, Sieur de la Garde Malezair by Qur'an

Quarto, contemporary French mottled calf, a little worn, spine with five raised bands richly gilt in compartments and label lettered in gilt, head and tail of spine worn, covers with triple gilt fillets and an inner panel of triple gilt fillets embellish...

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£5,000.00


On Liberty by Mill,John Stuart

MILL,John Stuart. On Liberty. London, John W.Parker 1859 Octavo contemporary calf, worn, covers with greek key pattern, spine skilfully rebacked, red and brown morocco labels lettered gilt, marbled endpapers, leaf edges gilt, pp.207 + (1), inscribed in in...

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£6,500.00


The Alcoran of Mahomet, Translated out of the Arabick into rench. By the Sieur Du Ryer, Lord of Malezir, and Resident for the King of France, At Alexandria. And newly Englished, for the satisfaction of all that desire to look into the Turkish vanities... by Qur'an

Octavo, contemporary speckled calf, upper hinge weak but holding, blind ruled fillet, (10) + xviiipp + (12) + (4) + 511pp, title within double ruled border. Reprint of the first English translation of the Qur'an of 1649. It was translated into English fr...

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£1,250.00


De l'Esprit des Loix by MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de

MONTESQUIEU,Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de. De l'Esprit des Loix. Ou du rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le Climat, la Religion, Le Commerce, &c. à quoi l'Auteur a ajouté Des recherches no...

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£30,000.00


A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Addressed to the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Yorkshire by WILBERFORCE,William

Octavo, 23.0 x 15.0 cm, uncut in the original sheets, stab holes, pp.(2) +396 + (4), printing flaw on page 276 affecting part of the text on 11 lines, publishers adverts dated December 1806, advert leaves browned, an excellent copy, a remarkable survival ...

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£4,850.00


Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.SBeagle round the world, under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy R.N. by Chares Darwin

CHARLES DARWIN. Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.SBeagle round the world, under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy R.N. Tenth thousand. London,John Murray 1860 Octavo, 12.o x 19.8cm, f...

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£1,150.00


Clyde Navigation. Glasgow Harbour and Docks by Annan & Sons

ANNAN & Sons. Clyde Navigation. Glasgow Harbour and Docks. Glasgow, Annan & Sons, 1892-1898 8 platinum prints, 15.5 x 12.0 ins, mounted on original card 25 x 19 ins with printed titles on card, some foxing on images no.5 and 6, preserved in the original ...

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£6,000.00


Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. by Smiles,Samuel

Classic of the Self-Help ethic Smiles,Samuel. Self-Help:With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859 Octavo, 7.5 x 5.5 ins, original purple/brown cloth, covers panelled and ruled in blind with floral central motif, spine lettered ...

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£1,850.00


Thesaurus Arabico-Syro-Latinus by ELIAS BAR SHINAYA OF NISIBIS, edited by OBICINI,Thomas

Octavo, contemporary vellum; pp. (6), 447, pp. (44), Syriac, Arabic and Latin text throughout, woodcut printers device to title, woodcuts to chapter endings, some paper browning throughout, a good copy. FIRST EDITION of the Syriac-Arabic dictionary arrang...

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£1,200.00


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