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 CHARLES CHALMERS, Chalmers&Apos; Notes, Thoughts and Enquiries
CHARLES CHALMERS
Chalmers&Apos; Notes, Thoughts and Enquiries
Not Stated, Not Stated, c1850. Cloth. Not Stated: Not Stated, c1850. Cloth. Good. 8" by 5". Not Stated. A very scarce copy of these notes on social economy and science from Charles Chalmers. With folding coloured plate of a model colony. Including chapters on 'Comparative Size of Allotments', 'Habits of Society Maintained', and 'Law of Continuity&apos. In a brown cloth binding. Externally sound. Boards are rubbed, with some marks and bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound but strained in places. Pages are mildly age-toned, with some scattered spotting throughout. Title page missing. Good . Ill.: Not Stated. Good .
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Book number: GEN15-E-16
GBP 140.00 [Appr.: EURO 162.75 US$ 197.33 | JP¥ 21721]
Catalogue: Social Sciences
Keywords: charles chalmers notes colony economy notes Not Stated

 THE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD, Letters to His Son, on the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
THE EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Letters to His Son, on the Fine Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman
New York, Dingwall-Rock, 1925. Fine Binding. New York: Dingwall-Rock, 1925. Fine Binding. Near Fine. 9.5" by 6.5". None. The limited so-called Beau Brummell edition of the correspondence between the Earl of Chesterfield and his illegitimate son, In a Whitman Bennet binding. The letters were originally published by the widow of his son, Eugenia Stanhope. It is a correspondence that spans three decades, with the majority of the letters written between 1746-54. The work can be seen as a sort of guide to social success in the 18th century, and provides copious material to all those interests in the mores and idiosyncracies of the upper classes in that time. Each volume has three plates of illustrations, including the frontispieces. This copy is a limited edition: number 904 of 1,999 In A Whitman Bennet full morocco binding with gilt motifs to the front boards and gilt detailing and titles to the spines. Externally very smart With only light general rubbing. The text block is untrimmed and a little dusty as a result. With the binder's stamp to the front endpaper. Internally, a little age-toned towards the edges, but otherwise clean and bright and firmly bound. Near Fine . Ill.: None. Near Fine .
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Book number: EXP4-A-3
GBP 1100.00 [Appr.: EURO 1278.5 US$ 1550.48 | JP¥ 170661]
Catalogue: Social Sciences
Keywords: Limited Edition Numbered Social Society Numbered Lecture Lesson None

 EDWARD CLARKE, Letters Concerning the Spanish Nation Written at Madrid During the Years 1760 and 1761
EDWARD CLARKE
Letters Concerning the Spanish Nation Written at Madrid During the Years 1760 and 1761
London, T Becket and P A de Hondt, 1763. First edition. Leather. London: T Becket and P A de Hondt, 1763. First edition. Leather. Good. 10" by 8.5". None. The first edition of this contemporary account regarding life in the Spanish royal court during the mid eighteenth century. Reverend Edward Clarke made this trip during the tumultuous time of the Seven Years' War preceding the 1762 Spanish invasion of Por The author, Edward Clarke, was the chaplain to the British ambassador in Madrid, Lord Bristol. This work gives a brief historical introduction before discussing Clarke's own journey from London to Madrid, the religion in Spain, their literature, science, education and sport. There is also a catalogue of the Latin, Greek and Hebrew manuscripts in the Library of the Convent of the Escurial as well as topographical descriptions of Toledo and Segovia. In Spain and France this work was withdrawn from circulation due to Clarke's criticisms on Louis XV and his discussions on Carlos III. He also speaks poorly of Spain as early as the introduction, regarding the detainment of his luggage by the inquisition. He claims that his books were seized and the Earl of Bristol was 'obliged to speak twice to General Wall, before he could release the captives&apos.' Each chapter is told through the form of a letter written by Clarke. ESTC no. T144839. Text is continuous despite pagination error. Errata to the verso of the final leaf of the 'Historical Introduction' as called for. Several contemporary hand-written notes to the margins, from the hand of one Robert Travers A M Trinity College Dublin. These notes assist in understanding the text, for example where other books are mentioned the author is written to the margin. If a Pope is referred to, Travers has written which Pope to the margin. With the bookplate of William Stirling of Keir House to the front pastedown, and his crest blind stamped to the front board. Sir William Stirling Maxwell was a Scottish historical writer and art historian. The family motto is to the bookplate, which shares a name with the British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire 'Gang Forward&apos. Gang Forward was bred by one William Stirling Crawfurd who named the horse after the motto of Clan Stirling. He was successful in ten races and was one of the best colts of his generation. A facsimile of Sir William Stirling's signature is to the bottom of the bookplate. An important and scarce account of Spanish life during the eighteenth century; something that was not often documented by English people at that time. In a full nineteenth century calf binding. Externally, worn to the joints and extremities. Spine label is lifting. Joints are split, with the hinges tender. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, William Stirling. Another owner's inscriptions to the verso of front endpaper, referring to the catalogue starting at page 155. Prior owner's inscription to the title page, Robert Travers A . M' Internally, firmly bound. The occasional contemporary note written to the margins, not affecting text. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spots to pages. Good . Ill.: None. Good .
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Book number: 650L8
GBP 800.00 [Appr.: EURO 929.75 US$ 1127.62 | JP¥ 124117]
Keywords: William Stirling Spain Spanish Inquisition Robert Travers Spain None

 JOHN CLARKE, Short Studies in Education in Scotland
JOHN CLARKE
Short Studies in Education in Scotland
London , Longmans, Green, and Co. 1904. Cloth. London : Longmans, Green, and Co. 1904. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A copy of Clarke's Short Studies in Education in Scotland. With chapters on Governing Bodies and Funds, The School Board, The Central Authority, Analogies Between Scotland and England, and many more. Publisher's advertisements at the rear. In a burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Front joint starting but firm. Internally generally firmly bound with bright and clean pages throughout. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: GEN36-D-1
GBP 42.00 [Appr.: EURO 49 US$ 59.2 | JP¥ 6516]
Catalogue: Social Sciences
Keywords: Scotland Education John Clarke Education None

 STANTON COIT, The Ethical World
STANTON COIT
The Ethical World
N/A, Union of Ethical Societies, 1898. Cloth. N/A: Union of Ethical Societies, 1898. Cloth. Fair. 13" by 9". None. A year's collection of the periodical The Ethical World through 1898. This publication starts with the first edition and holds 52 editions of the weekly journal. Edited by Stanton Coit, the founder of the Union of the Ethical Societies who brought the Ethical movement to Britain. In a cloth binding with gilt detail. Externally, some rubbing and bumping to spine. Joints starting but sound. Tear to lower spine. Hinges split. Internally, firmly bound. Fair . Ill.: None. Fair .
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Book number: GEN34-A-9
GBP 340.00 [Appr.: EURO 395.25 US$ 479.24 | JP¥ 52750]
Keywords: Ethics Periodical Stanton Coit Periodical None

 SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, Aids to Reflection in the Formation of a Manly Character on the Several Grounds of Prudence, Morality, and Religion: Illustrated by Select Passages from Our Elder Divines, Especially from Archbishop Leighton
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Aids to Reflection in the Formation of a Manly Character on the Several Grounds of Prudence, Morality, and Religion: Illustrated by Select Passages from Our Elder Divines, Especially from Archbishop Leighton
London, Taylor and Hessey, 1825. First edition. Cloth. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1825. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5". None. The first edition of this collection of moral and religious aphorisms by the renowned poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The first edition of this work. 'Aids to Reflection' is a collection of moral and religious aphorisms. The work is intended to be read by those who wish to better themselves morally and spiritually. Written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a poet who is known as being one of the founders of the Romantic Movement in literature. His best known works are 'Kubla Khan', 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', and 'Biographia Literaria&apos. With four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. From the library of Jonathan Fletcher Wordsworth, critic and scholar, and descendant of William Wordsworth. Rebound in a quarter cloth binding with paper to the boards. Externally, smart. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Small tidemark and discolouration to the spine label. A couple of light marks to the boards. Hinges are starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and generally clean. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: 677P47
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 290.75 US$ 352.38 | JP¥ 38787]
Catalogue: Social Sciences
Keywords: aids to reflection samuel taylor coleridge coleridge morals samuel taylor coleridge pilgrim church of england None

 A MAGISTRATE [PATRICK COLQUHOUN], A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors by Which Public and Private Property and Security Are, at Present, Injured and Endangered: And Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention
A MAGISTRATE [PATRICK COLQUHOUN]
A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis; Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors by Which Public and Private Property and Security Are, at Present, Injured and Endangered: And Suggesting Remedies for Their Prevention
London, H. Fry, 1797. Leather. London: H. Fry, 1797. Leather. Good. 8.5" by 5.5". None. An early edition of this fascinating work regarding police reform from the founder of the first regular preventative police force and noted magistrate, Patrick Colquhoun. The fourth edition of the work. Lacking front free endpaper. Half title and folding plate are both present. Patrick Colquhoun was a Scottish merchant, statistician and magistrate who was responsible for founding the first regular preventative police force in England, known as Thames River Police. Following on from the theft of an estimated £500,000 worth of stolen cargo a year from the Pool of London on the River Thames, Colquhoun, along with utilitarian philosopher Jeremy Bentham and master mariner John Harriot, founded the Thames Valley Police. The first year saved an estimated £122,000 worth of cargo and rescued several lives. His work is credit as an important precursor to the 'new' police founded by Robert Peel. Colquhoun published twenty four different treatise regarding a variety of social issues and concerns, with this work 'A Treatise on the Police of The Metropolis' being the most significant. The work details a number of social issues considered important issue by Colquhoun, with accompanying advice and information regarding his suggested solution to each issue. An influential treatise written by an important figure in police reformation. In a quarter calf binding with marbled boards and paper vellum to the extremities. Externally a trifle rubbed, particularly to the spine and boards and resulting in some slight loss to the leather and cloth. Slight loss to spine label. Hinges are strained. Lacking front free endpaper. Slight offsetting to front and rear pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with just the odd spot and marginal age toning. Loss to page ix, not affecting the text. The occasional contemporary ink annotation. Good . Ill.: None. Good .
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Book number: 622K26
GBP 425.00 [Appr.: EURO 494 US$ 599.05 | JP¥ 65937]
Keywords: Metropolis Police Social Science Thames River Police Police Robert Peel None

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