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LIPPENS, PHILIPPE. EXPÉDITION EN ARABIE CENTRALE.  Librairie D’ Amérique et de D’ Orient Adrien-Maisonneuve, 11, Rue Saint-Sulpice, VIe.  1956.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. xi + [i] + 214 + [2] pp. Illustrated by 18 pages of black and white photograph, by 4 pages of colour photographs and by folding map in red and black. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. In original pictorial paper wrappers. deckled edges. Sellotape on lower inside edge of front wrapper but otherwise a very good copy.
Account of the Belgian Archaeological Expedition to Saudi-Arabia by Philippe Lippens (1910-89). The Foreword is by another expedition member Georges Ryckmans, Professor at the University of Leuven, and the preface by a third member of the expedition, Harry St John Bridger Philby (1885-1960), British Arabist and Explorer .* This copy comes from the library of Mahmud al-Ghul the distinguished Arabist and Scholar, each volume has his bookplate. He specialised in ancient South Arabian languages; taught Arabic at SOAS from at least 1957-59, during which time he inspired Major M. D. van Lessen to collect and record South Arabian inscriptions; Ghul later taught at the American University in Beirut and Yarmuk University in Irbid, Jordan. During the early 1970s he was the first scholar to identify a class of so-called South Arabian minuscule inscriptions on wooden sticks which were used to record daily records, and for which he proposed an initial decipherment in late 1977. In 1959 he presented three ancient South Arabian stone inscriptions to The British Museum and published numerous scholarly papers on Arabian language and archaeology. He died in December 1983 £75.00 [Stock No. 24847]

BIBLES IN ENGLISH. THE PICTORIAL NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE. THE HOLY BIBLE WITH THE COMMENTARIES OF SCOTT AND HENRY, And containing also many Thousand Critical and Explanatory Notes, selected from The Great Standard Authors of Europe and America. The Commentaries Condensed and the whole edited by the Rev. John Eadie, D.D., LL.D. Profusely embellished with Maps and Pictorial Illustrations, many of them in Chromo-Lithography, taken on the Spot by Lieut.-Col. T. W. Ogilvy M’Niven, while Assiatant-Adjutant-General to the Army in Syria. W. R. M’ Phun and Son. 1867.
Large 4to. 10 x 12.75 inches. xv + [i]+ 1215 + [1] pp. + 36 + 59 + [1] pp. Title page in red and black. Separate title page and register for The New Testament,but pagination continues. Separate title pages and pagination for A Concise Biblical Cyclopædia and The Psalms of David in Metre. Includes [4] pp. family register, printed in green.Illustrated by 2 engraved maps in outline colour, 20 lithographed plates, including 2 frontispieces and by 8 wood engravings. Decorated by Royal Arms vignettes on New Testament and Psalms title pages. Bound in original brown morocco, gilt with blind stamped and gilt decorative panels on boards, enclosing gilt block; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. All edges gilt. Extremities lightly worn. A little worming at foot of rear first free endpaper and last two leaves and some foxing, including some plate margins; otherwise a very good copy. Family Register includes details of Bagley family births in 1898, 1900 and 1930.
Authorised version of the Bible with illustrations, maps, notes and commentaries and a separate dictionary of proper names, together with the Psalms in metre. The commentaries used are those of Henry Matthew (1662-1714) and Thomas Scott (1747-1829). This is a reprint of the first edition of 1862. It was edited by John Eadie (1810-76) Scottish minister, theologian and biblical critic. His degrees were from the Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews and he held the post of Professor of Biblical Literature to the United Presbyterian Church. He served as minister of two congregations in Glasgow, published a History of the English Bible in 1876, and was a reviser of the Authorised version. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY BOOK WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £165.00 [Stock No. 24846]

RARE SANDGATE VIEW BOOK. R. STACE. TWENTY FOUR VIEWS OF SANDGATE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.  Sold by R. Stace, Library, Sandgate. no date but c. 1875.
Oblong 8vo. 7 X 5 inches Containing 24 steel engraved vignette views.Bound in the original green cloth gilt, without text as issued. In very good condition, apart from a damp stain effecting the lower right-hand margin this is quite faint apart from a few near the end
A rare compilation of views, mostly with the Newman imprint but also W. Tiffen of Hythe and several without any imprint. The Views are :- 1 Sandgate Kent (Esplanade looking east); 2 Sandgate from the Lower Road (larger size); 3 Sandgate (larger size looking down from Sandgate Hill); 4 Sandgate looking South (larger size); 5 Sandgate from Shorn Cliff (larger size); 6 Sandgate from the S.W; 7 View from Shorn Cliff Sandgate Kent; 8 Sandgate and Shorncliffe Camp; 9 Sandgate (from Vicarage Road); 10 Radnor Cliff Sandgate Kent; 11 Sandgate from the Sea; 12 Cheriton Church Sandgate Kent; 13 General View of the Camp Shorncliffe; 14 Shorncliffe Camp from the S.E.; 15 Saltwood Castle and West Gate; 16 Shorncliffe Camp from Brigade Office; 17 The Camp Shorncliffe from the S.W.; 18. Saltwood Castle Near Hythe Kent (larger size); 19 High St. Hythe Kent; 20 Marine Parade Folkestone; 21 The lees Folkestone; 22 Folkestone Bathing Establishment; 23 Folkestone Looking West; 24 Folkestone From the New Pier. £200.00 [Stock No. 24845]

WOOD, SAMUEL. THE TREE PLANTER AND PLANT PROPAGATOR [together with] THE TREE PRUNER. THE TREE PLANTER...Being a Practical Manual on the Propagation of Forest Trees, Fruit Trees, Flowering Shrubs, Flowering Plants, Pot-Herbs, Etc. With Numerous Illustrations of Grafting, Layering, Budding, Cuttings, Useful Implements, Houses, Pits, Etc. THE TREE PRUNER Being a Practical Manual on the Pruning of Fruit Trees including also their Training and Renovation, with the best Method of bringing Old and Worn-Out Trees into a State of Bearing. Also treating of the Pruning of Shrubs, Climbers, and Flowering Plants. With Numerous Illustrations. (Weale’s Rudimentary Series. 209. 210). Crosby Lockwood and Co. 7, Stationers’ Hall Court, Ludgate Hill.  1880.
12mo. 4.75 x 7 inches. xii + 188 pp.; xi + [i] + 153 pp. + 32 + 16 pp. publisher’s catalogues. Illustrated by 42 + 65 text figures. Decorated by publisher’s devices on title pages. Bound in original quarter red morocco, gilt over green cloth boards; spine decorated with gilt blocks of plants. Extremities a little worn and front hinges and joints starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy. Two small labels with symbols on front pastedown; 1924 gift inscription on verso on first free endpaper and signatures on half title and at head of title.
Two volumes in one, also published as separate titles. Practical guides to propagating trees, hardy and climbing plants, greenhouse and herbaceous plants, fruits and seeds; to the pruning and training of fruit trees, and to the pruning and renovation of park and avenue trees and of flowering and other shrubs, including roses, evergreens, hardy climbers and pot plants, etc. The two volumes were numbered in Weale’s Rudimentary series continued by Crosby Lockwood (see the catalogues at the end for an extensive list of titles). £65.00 [Stock No. 24843]

WYLLIE, W. L. MARINE PAINTING IN WATER-COLOUR. With Twenty-Four Examples in Colour. By W. L. Wyllie, A.R.A. With an Introduction by Edwin Bale, R.I.  Cassell and Company, Limited. 1901.
FIRST EDITION. Oblong 8vo. 9.75 x 7.25 inches. 58 + [2] pp.+ [4] pp. publisher’s advertisements.Illustrated by 24 pages of tipped in watercolour plates with captions opposite. Decorated by device on verso of title page. Bound in original blue cloth with black titles. Printed on blue grey paper. Extremities a little worn and spotted with water stains but otherwise a very good copy.
An evocative collection of twenty four tipped in watercolour plates by one of the most distinguished marine artists of his time. The subjects from home waters and abroad include a Deal galley and skiff, a Thames or Medway barge, a Liverpool skiff, Brighton Beach boats, Cowes Roads and Loch Fyne Herring Skiffs. The two naval themes are a Gunboat at Sail Drill and Floating out a Battleship, Chatham Dockyard. William Lionel Wyllie (1851-1931) completed his art education at the Royal Academy Schools under Landseer, Millais and Leighton. Subsequently he took up a career at sea before returning to painting, being elected RA in 1907. Following his move to Portsmouth in the previous year Wyllie became increasingly associated with the Royal Navy, painting the large panorama of the Battle of Trafalgar and illustrating the First World War at sea. He was buried with full naval honours at Portsmouth. The book also has a didactic purpose with discussion of techniques and choice of colours. £45.00 [Stock No. 24842]

HELIGOLAND CARICATURE. THE HELL I- GO- LAND AUCTIONEER AND APPRAISER. On his Nemant Mare.   [n.d., c.1814?].
Folio. 9.75 x 14 inches. Hand coloured etching. A little wear to extremities of lower margin, but otherwise a very good copy.
A caricature of Heligoland soon after the advent of British rule, it having been ceded by Denmark in 1807 after the war which resulted in the attack on Copenhagen. In shows a crowd of comically dressed Heligolanders, advancing down the cliffs on a wooden ramp while an English redcoat attempts to hold back the ‘Nemant Mare’ from galloping with its rider into the fiery mouth of a monster. There is a notice concerning property sales and another announcing an auction which makes references to the peace, which may be that of the Treaty of Paris, 1814, which ratified British control of the island. In 1808 Britain built a port, fortifications and warehouses and a British community settled there, forming a special chamber of commerce. The island became a centre of anti-Napoleonic intrigue and of smuggling to evade the blockade of the French continental system. Some of the personal allusions are now obscure but the satire seems to be directed at a number of brokers and speculators, including one called Brown and another, Fraim. A scarce item. £200.00 [Stock No. 24835]

TRADE WITH USA. GREAT BRITAIN. PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS. CUSTOMS. AN ACCOUNT OF THE IMPORTS FROM, AND EXPORTS TO, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND THE BRITISH CONTINENTAL COLONIES, RESPECTIVELY, For the Three Years ending the 5th January 1801, and also for the Three Years ending 5th January 1793; distinguishing each Year, and the British Manufactures from the Foreign Products:together with the Number and Tonnage of the British and Foreign Vessels which Entered and Cleared from and to those Countries during the same Period. Also a like Account for the Three Years ended 5th January 1775. Ordered to be printed 8th March 1802. (Accounts and papers). [1801-02]; (27). [Bound with:] CUSTOMS. AN ACCOUNT OF THE NUMBER OF VESSELS AND THEIR TONNAGE, WHICH HAVE CLEARED OUT FROM GREAT BRITAIN TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in the Years ending 5th January 1800 and 1801 - Also, for the Three Years preceding 5th January 1793: - Distinguishing British from Foreign Vessels; and also distinguishing each Year. Ordered to be printed 26th February 1802. (Accounts and papers). [1801-02]; (23). [Bound with]: CUSTOMS. AN ACCOUNT OF THE NUMBERS OF VESSELS AND THEIR TONNAGE, WHICH HAVE ENTERED INWARDS AT THE SEVERAL PORTS OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in the years ending the 5th January 1800 and 1801... Ordered to be printed 26th February 1802. (Accounts and papers). [1801-02]. (22).   1802.
Folio. 20 x 14.5; 15.5 x 10.5 inches. 3 pp. folding, with titles on versos.Disbound. Small ink numbers at tops of pages. In very good condition.
Statement of trade between British Continental Colonies and the USA, signed by William Irving, Inspector-General of the Imports and Exports of Great Britain, Inspector General’s Office, Custom House, London, 8th March 1802. This is bound with two additional items: Accounts of numbers and tonnages of British and Foreign vessels exporting to and importing from the USA via British ports, signed by J. Dalley. Per Register General of Shipping. £100.00 [Stock No. 24834]

HOLLOWAY, W. H. NORTHAMPTONSHIRE AND THE GREAT WAR. First Edition.  ‘The Northampton Independent,’ 8, Saint Giles Street. [n.d.] c.1922.
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 9 x 11.5 inches. xii + [i] + 229 + [2] pp.Illustrated by 4 colour, including frontispiece and 4 black and white plates and by numerous illustrations in text, some whole page and including photographic portraits. Facsimile signatures of author and Earl Haig, 1920, with message. Bound in original purple cloth, decorated gilt. Spine and edges sunned and faded but otherwise a very good copy. 1923 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
A well illustrated record of the county during the First World War. The first part records the war service of battalions of the Northamptonshire Regiment, the Reserves, Territorials and of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry. The second part covers the home front, including the Red Cross and hospitals, prisoners of war, Belgian refugees, women, juvenile and voluntary workers, footwear and German air raids. Work compiled by William Henry Holloway, Editor of the Northampton Independent which he founded in 1905. £40.00 [Stock No. 24825]

COOPER, THOMAS SIDNEY SKETCHES FROM NATURE OF ANIMALS AND RUSTIC GROUPS, PRINTED WITH THE NEW TINT STONE AND TOUCHED WITH WHITE, BY THOMAS SIDNEY COOPER. Charles Tilt, Fleet Street. Printed at A. Ducote’s Lithographic Establishment 70 St Martin’s Lane. No date but [1837].
Title page and 32 Lithographic plates.Second issue, with larger plate size, Oblong folio 15 x 11 inches.Bound in the original green half morocco with the title in gilt on the spine, over the original green ribbed buckram boards. The upper board has an original gilt embossed title piece reading ‘T.S.Cooper’s Sketches from Nature’ within a scroll frame. The binding is in very good condition only very slightly rubbed. There is some foxing to the plates but this is mostly marginal all the original paper guards are present as are the end-papers, very rare in this fine original condition.
‘The pages were enlarged in the new edition to allow for margins to the tinted plates.’ so says Kenneth J. Westwood in his exhaustive bibliography of Coopers lithographs. The earlier edition was published in black and white and this second issue with the tint stone is defiantly superior to the earlier edition. These Drawing books were aimed at professional and amateur artists and were often much used, To find an example in fine state is very unusual. £950.00 [Stock No. 24821]

COOPER’S RARE LITHOGRAPH ALBUM. COOPER, THOMAS SIDNEY THIRTY-FOUR SUBJECTS OF CATTLE Etc., DESIGNS FOR PICTURES BY T.S. COOPER  Published by Thos. McLean, 26 Haymarket. Ackermann and Co. 96 Strand and C. Tilt 86 Fleet Street. Printed at A. Ducote’s Lithographic Establishment 70 St Martin’s Lane. 1837.
34 Lithographic plates including title page, with vignette illustration.First Edition, Very large elephant folio 22 x 15 inches.Bound in the original maroon quarter morocco with the title in gilt on the spine, over the original buff ribbed buckram boards. The upper board has an original embossed title piece reading ‘T.S.Coopers Designs for Cattle Pictures’. The binding is in very good condition only very slightly rubbed. The title page is foxed and there is some foxing to the plates but this is mostly marginal all the original paper guards are present as are the end-papers, very rare in this fine original condition.
‘The thirty-four tinted lithographs heightened with white,are the finest of Cooper’s productions up to that date. Surpassing in quality all his previous lithographic work.’ so says Kenneth J. Westwood in his exhaustive bibliography of Coopers lithographs. He further says ‘ complete volumes in original bindings are extremely rare’. £4,000.00 [Stock No. 24820]

COOPER, THOMAS SIDNEY GROUPS OF CATTLE DRAWN FROM NATURE BY T.S. COOPER  Published by Ackermann and Co. 96 Strand. Printed by C. Hullmandel’s Lithographic Establishment Marlbaro’ Street 1839.
26 Lithographic plates including title page, with vignette illustration.First Edition, Very large elephant folio 22 x 15 inches.Bound in the original green quarter morocco with the title in gilt on the spine, over the original green ribbed buckram boards. The upper board has an original gilt embossed title piece reading ‘T.S.Coopers Cattle Groups from Nature’ with a representation of two sheep, a cow and a goat set in a landscape. The binding is in very good condition only very slightly rubbed. The title page is foxed and there is some foxing to the plates but this is mostly marginal all the original paper guards are present as are the end-papers, very rare in this fine original condition.
‘The twenty-six tinted lithographs heightened with white, in this series represent Cooper’s last work on stone. Surpassing in quality all his previous lithographic work.’ so says Kenneth J. Westwood in his exhaustive bibliography of Coopers lithographs. He further says ‘Unfortunately, although odd plates can be found, complete volumes in original bindings are extremely scarce. £3,500.00 [Stock No. 24819]

MICROSCOPES. THE MONTHLY MICROSCOPICAL JOURNAL: TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY, AND RECORD OF HISTOLOGICAL RESEARCH AT HOME AND ABROAD.  Robert Hardwicke, 192, Piccadilly, W; from Vol. XV, Hardwicke and Bogue. 1870-77..
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. Average 275 pp. per vol. Vol. V, 39 + [1] pp. publisher’s catalogue. Illustrated by around 20 lithographed plates per volume, including frontispieces and some folding, and by text figures. Decorated by publisher’s device on title pages. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped decorative borders. Extremities worn, some hinges starting to crack and scattered foxing; otherwise a good set.
Bound set of fifteen of the eighteen journals published under the title, Monthly Microscopical Journal, which was issued, 1869-77. It was preceded by the Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society and was succeeded by Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society. The Society was founded in 1839 as the Microscopical Society of London. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £250.00 [Stock No. 24747]

WYE - HUBBARD, G .E. THE OLD BOOK OF WYE BEING A RECORD OF A KENTISH COUNTRY PARISH FROM THE TIME OF HENRY THE EIGHTH TO THAT OF CHARLES THE SECOND. Pilgrim Press Ltd. 1951.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 166 pp. Illustrated by 5 pages of plates, including frontispiece. Map endpapers. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, which has sunned spine and is chipped and torn at top and head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
Exemplary study showing just how much information early records contain - if you can interpret them. The author, Gilbert Ernest Hubbard (1885-1951) spent forty years of active service in diplomatic and consular posts in the Levant and Far East, publishing a number of books on Asian international affairs, before he became involved in local history matters. £15.00 [Stock No. 24741]

BOVILL, E. W. THE GOLDEN TRADE OF THE MOORS.  Oxford University Press. 1963.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. vi + [iv] + 281 pp. Illustrated by 8 maps, including frontispiece (with printed overlay), one plate, 5 maps in text and folding map at end. Bound in original cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which is sunned and chipped at head and tail of spine; otherwise a good clean copy. 1965 signature on first free endpaper.
Corrected reprint of first edition of 1958. A revision of the author’s earlier title, Caravans of the Old Sahara (1933). An account of the trade and caravan routes between north and west Africa across the Sahara. Edward William Bovill (1892-1966) was educated at Rugby and Cambridge and served in the First World War, including the West African Frontier Force. His works as an historian included several titles on African history. £30.00 [Stock No. 24738]

PALMER, ALAN. THE GARDENERS OF SALONIKA. [The Macedonian Campaign 1915-1918]. Andre Deutsch. 1965.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 286 pp. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white photographs, by 3 maps in text and by map endpapers. Bound in original olive cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is a little frayed and chipped at top edges and head and tail of spine. Top edge red. Some foxing confined to edges but otherwise a very good copy. 1965 Gift inscription on half title.
The definitive account of the Allied front of Thessalonica, where their Macedonian campaign was opened in 1915. The author, Alan Warwick Palmer (b.1926) was a history teacher before becoming a full time historian of modern Europe. £25.00 [Stock No. 24737]

SIGNED BY AUTHOR. MUNCASTER, MARTIN. THE WIND IN THE OAK.  Robin Garton. 1978.
Large 4to. 9.25 x 12.5 inches. 120 pp. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white.Bound in original cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is sunned along top edge; otherwise a very good copy. Signed gift inscription from author to Admiral and Mrs Brock, 1978 on half title. Loosely inserted: 1988 Obituary notice of Rear-Admiral Patrick Willet Brock (1902-88) and prospectus for The Wind in the Oak, [4] pp., folded. Bookplate
An account of the life and work of the marine, later landscape artist, Claude Muncaster (1903-74). In his early career he sailed round the Horn before the mast in a grain ship. During the war he was the Admiralty’s camouflage expert, working in the office of Commander Brock, to whom this book is inscribed. He served as President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists for nearly twenty years. The author is his son, Martin Muncaster (b.1934), BBC radio and TV broadcaster, actor and producer. £45.00 [Stock No. 24736]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3 volumes in one: No. XXIII. THE THREE AGES.; No. XXIV. THE FARRERS OF BUDGE-ROW. A Tale.; No. XXV. THE MORAL OF MANY FABLES.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1833-34.
FIRST EDITIONS. 12mo. 4 x 6 inches. [iv] + 126 pp.; [vi] + 136 pp.; [iv] + 255 + [1] pp.; v + [i] + 144 pp. Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown. Decorative bookplate of Frances Elionor Pearse.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. No. XXV was the last of the series and, unlike its predecessors, was not written in the form of a work of fiction. £150.00 [Stock No. 24735]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 2 volumes in one: No. XX. CINNAMON AND PEARLS. A Tale; No. XXII. BRIERY CREEK. A Tale.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1833.
FIRST EDITIONS. 12mo. 4 x 6 inches. [iv] + 125 pp.; [iv] + 255 + [1] pp. Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown. Decorative bookplate of Frances Elionor Pearse.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. £150.00 [Stock No. 24734]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3 volumes in one: No. XII. FRENCH WINES AND POLITICS. A Tale; No. XIII. THE CHARMED SEA. A Tale.; No. XVI. MESSRS VANDERPUT AND SNOEK. A Tale.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1833.
FIRST EDITIONS. 12mo. 4 x 6 inches. [iv] + 144 pp.; [iv] + 136 pp.; [vi] + 140 pp.; Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good set. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cross Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. £150.00 [Stock No. 24733]

MARTINEAU, HARRIET. ILLUSTRATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 2 volumes in one: No. IV. DEMARARA. A Tale. Second Edition; No. V. ELLLA OF GARVELLOCH. A Tale. First Edition.  Charles Fox, 67, Paternoster-Row. 1832.
12mo. 4 x 6 inches. vii + [i] + 143 + [1] pp. publisher’s advertisement; [viii] + 144 pp. Each has 2 title pages, the first also containing the series title. Bound in original half morocco over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting title labels, gilt. A little wear to extremities and occasional foxing but otherwise a very good copy. Binder’s stamp of Mudie on verso of first free endpaper. Bookseller’s label of Marks and Co., 84 Charing Cros|Road, London, W.C.2 on front pastedown.
Works of political economy under the guise of fiction, a genre pioneered by Harriet Martineau (1802-76). Regarded as a founder of sociology, she was among the first social theorist to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. Illustrations of Political Economy was published in nine volumes, 1832-34 and proved to be a great publishing success, even outselling Dickens. It is considered that it helped to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British Empire. £100.00 [Stock No. 24732]

 

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