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THOMPSON (William, editor): THE CHARTIST CIRCULAR.
Published under the superintendence of the Universal Suffrage Central Committee for Scotland. Issue nos. 1 - 146, folio, (viii) + 604pp, a very good copy in modern calf backed boards antique style,Glasgow, September 28 1839 - July 9 1842. PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Complete and all published. H.T. p.101. A.F.R. 396. Foxwell (Menger) p.258. Goldsmiths 37352. Kress C.4823. With 2 issues of The English Chartist Circular inserted loose. For nearly three years the Chartist Circular was the principal voice of Scottish Chartism and its pages certainly reflect in considerable detail the various forces at work in democratic radical circles in Glasgow and elsewhere. Edited by William Thomson of Parkhead, who had helped to establish some seventy co-operative societies in the west of Scotland in the early 1830s, the Chartist Circular averaged a circulation of 20,000 copies and proved to be the most widely read periodical of its kind. William Thomson, secretary of the Central Committee, had been an exponent of retail co-operation, formerly Secretary of the Scottish National Association for the Protection of Hand-loom Weavers and editor of the Weavers' Journal. Under his leadership the Circular, although providing "little news of the progress of the movement and eschewing controversial issues, confined itself to the propagation of the principles of the Charter, the exposure of abuses in the existing social and political structure of Great Britain, and the extolling of the heroes of past struggles for national freedom. Its main object was the provision of a self-financing substitute for the tracts and lecturers which the Central Committee could ill afford. Its editor's policy was to ignore the divisions which existed within the Chartist ranks, while providing readers with an awareness of social and political evils, and an encyclopedia on the history of democracy and popular freedom. The successful launching of the Chartist Circular was widely regarded as an outstanding achievement". [Alexander Wilson, The Chartist Movement in Scotland, 1970, pp.91-92]. (Book ref. 9142)   £1450.00
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OWEN (Robert): A New View of Society: Or, Essays on the Formation
of the Human Character Preparatory to the Development of A Plan for Gradually Ameliorating the Condition of Mankind. ... Fourth Edition. viii + 176pp royal 8vo, a fine large copy with generous margins, contemporary calf gilt, skilfully rebacked. London: Printed for Longman (&c. &c.), 1818. PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. ROBERT DALE OWEN'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON TITLE PAGE AND THE MID 19th CENTURY OWEN BOOKPLATE. National Library of Wales Catalogue, 5. Harrison p. 272. Kress C. 137. Goldsmiths 22273. See Printing and the Mind of Man, 271.A New View of Society was the first and most important statement of Robert Owen's utopian ideas on the organisation of society. It was first privately published in four parts in 1813-1814 and is a legendary rarity; indeed all early editions are rare.[bound with] OWEN (Robert) An Address Delivered to the Inhabitants of New Lanark, on the First of January, 1816, at the Opening of the Institution Established for the Formation of Character. ... Fourth Edition, 48pp royal 8vo, an excellent large copy, London: printed for Longman (&c &c), 1819. National Library of Wales Catalogue, 9. Harrison p. 266. Kress C. 3 71. Goldsmiths 22702. [bound with] OWEN (Robert) Two Memorials on Behalf of the Working Classes; the First Presented to the Governments of Europe and America, the Second to the Allied Powers Assembled in Congress at Aix-la-Chapelle. 27 + (1)pp royal 8vo, an excellent large copy, London: printed for Longman &c &c), 1818.[bound with] OWEN (Robert) New View of Society. Tracts Relative to this Subject; viz. Proposals for Raising A Colledge of Industry of All Useful Trades and Husbandry. By John Bellers. (Reprinted From the Original, Published in the Year 1696). Report to the Committee of the Association for the Relief of the Manufacturing and Labouring Poor. A Brief Sketch of the Religious Society of People Called Shakers. With An Account of the Public Proceedings Connected with the Subject, Which Took Place in London in July and August 1817, First Collected Edition, (2) + 43 + (1) + 24 + 16 + 83 + (1)pp royal 8vo, with a large folding plate ("A View and Plan of the Agricultural and Manufacturing Villages of Unity and Mutual Co- operation"), the plate and adjacent leaf rather foxed as usual but a very good copy, London: printed for Longman (&c &c), 1818.FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, combining National Library of Wales Catalogue, 11, 15, 142 and 406. Harrison p.272. Goldsmiths 22274. Kress C. 136. FOR A FULL NOTE ON THIS ITEM PLEASE ENQUIRE & IT WILL BE E-MAILED TO YOU (Book ref. 19931)   £3500.00
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THIRSK (Joan, editor): FINBERG (H. P. R., general editor): The Agrarian History of England and Wales, vol IV (only) 1500-1640,
919pp royal octavo, some library stamps and marks but title page unmarked, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper (this marked), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1967. (Book ref. 20494)   £35.00
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FINBERG (H. P. R., editor): The Agrarian History of England and Wales, vol I.ii (only) A. D. 43-1042,
566pp royal octavo, some library stamps and marks but title page unmarked, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper (this marked), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1972. (Book ref. 20495)   £32.00
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HOLDSWORTH (William): GOODHART (A.L.); HANBURY (H.G.); CHRIMES (S.B.): A History of English Law.
16 volumes (no final composite index volume but each volume with its own index) otherwise a complete set, reprint, neat library bookplate, no spine shelf numbers, a fine bright set in original cloth virtually unused, London, Sweet & Maxwell, 1966-71. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. The celebrated standard work by Sir William Holdsworth, edited by A. L. Goodhart and H. G. Hanbury. With an Introductory Essay and Additions by S. B. Chrimes. Gradually extended, rewritten and revised from its first appearance in 1903, this is the best and final edition incorporating the latest revisions and additions. Often cited as the only complete history of the English law in detail, it incorporates a great deal of essential bibliographical information. (Book ref. 20479)   £625.00
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HENREY (Blanche): British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Before 1800. Comprising a History and Bibliography of Botanical and Horticultural Books Printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the Earliest Times until 1800.
First Edition, [and best edition - the reprints are not to the same standard], 3 vols, a fine set in original cloth with slip-case, folio, over 9¾" - 12", Oxford University Press, London, 1975. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: Volume I: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries History and Bibliography, pp. xxvi + 290. Colour frontispiece and 62 b/w plates. Volume II: The Eighteenth Century History, pp. xvi + 748. B/w frontispiece, 30 colour plates and 146 b/w plates. Volume III: The Eighteenth Century Bibliography, pp. xvii + 142. The great standard history and bibliography of some 1900 botanical and horticultural books printed in England, Scotland and Ireland from the earliest times to 1800. Over 1,500 entries are included in the bibliography, and the author has personally seen and collated most of the items, and indicates their locations. Extensively illustrated both in colour and monochrome plates, this work covers all aspects of the subject, including herbals, floras, nurserymen and their publications, work on gardening, garden design, and on botanical drawing books. (Book ref. 20490)   £140.00
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Drummond (J. C.) and Wilbraham (Anne): THE ENGLISHMAN'S FOOD, A History of Five Centuries of English Diet,
First Edition, 574pp royal octavo, plates, an excellent copy in original cloth with dustwrapper, London, Cape, 1939. Authoritative standard work with chapters on food production; food quality; diet and health; food preservation; food of the people &c - all considered from the medieval period to 20thC. PHOTOGRAPH SENT ON REQUEST. (Book ref. 20487)   £95.00
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CAJORI (Florian): A History of Mathematical Notations. Two Volumes.
vol I First Edition, vol II third printing, 2 vols, xvi, 451; xvii, 367pp, large octavo, A VERY FINE SET IN ORIGINAL CLOTH WITH DUST WRAPPERS. PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Chicago, The Open Court Publishing Company, 1928 / 52. The great standard work on the subject beautifully printed (unlike the later facsimiles). Comprises: Volume I, Notations in Elementary Mathematics: preface, list of 1-106 b&w illustrations, I. Introduction, II. Numeral Symbols and Combinations of Symbols, III. Symbols in Arithmetic and Algebra (Elementary Part), IV. Symbols in Geometry (Elementary Part), Volume II, Notations Mainly in Higher Mathematics: list of 107-126 b&w illustrations, introduction, I. Topical Survey of Symbols in Arithmetic and Algebra, II. Symbols in Modern Algebra, III. Symbols in Geometry (AdvancedPart), IV. The Teachings of History, alphabetical index. (Book ref. 20480)   £120.00
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THAILAND (SIAM) and ENGLAND 1859 - 1941.: THAILAND (SIAM) and ENGLAND: A Collection of 53 Original and Rare First Editions of British Parliamentary Papers.
Thailand (Siam) and England, 1859 - 1941. A Collection of original and rare First Editions of British Parliamentary Papers. FULL DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE AND PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This is a collection of 53 British Parliamentary Papers (of which 5 are in 43 periodical parts, making a grand total of 96 Papers). They are in their original rare first editions and none have been reprinted in any form. They provide first-hand documentation of the innovative links between the two countries at a particularly key time - as Thailand entered the modern industrialised world. (Book ref. 20472)   £2000.00
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McALLISTER (Gilbert, editor): RUSSELL (Bertrand); BEVERIDGE (William Henry, contributors): The Bomb, Challenge and Answer,
First Edition, 160pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Batsford, 1955. Beveridge's contribution is on pp.69-84. He argues for federalism which "is the condition of peace with freedom for everyone. The government to keep order in the world must be supernational, and ultimately must become world-wide." Bertrand Russell was another contributor. (Book ref. 20449)   £25.00
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FRASER (Derek): The Evolution of the British Welfare State, A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution,
second reprint, 299pp large octavo, good copy in original paperback, London, Macmillan, 1976. Includes analysis of Beveridge particularly in the chapter "War and Welfare in the 1940s". (Book ref. 20454)   £15.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry, with others); HOOPER (Sydney E. editor): The Deeper Causes of the War and its Issues, [A Collection of Addresses given under the Auspices of the British Institute of Philosophy in the Assembly Hall of the Royal Empire Society, London],
First Edition, 206pp octavo, library bookplate and label on front board but still a very good copy in original cloth, London, Allen, 1940.Beveridge's contribution is chapter VIII titled "Peace by Federation", p.156-206. (Book ref. 20433)   £25.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry, contributor of foreword); MADGE (Charles): Industry After the War. Who is Going to Run it? Foreword by Sir William Beveridge,
First Edition, 64pp small quarto, photographically illustrated, a good clean copy in original printed boards, with dustwrapper (this a little worn), London, Pilot Press, 1943. As well as providing the foreword, Beveridge was a member of the editorial board of this series published by Pilot Press titled "Target for Tomorrow" (of which this was the first). It was a popular series that attempted to explain and resolve, in simple terms, the social and economic dilemmas that Britain would face after WWII. (Book ref. 20435)   £40.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry, contributor of foreword); CURTIS (Lionel): World War, its Causes and Cure,
First Edition, xvii, 274pp octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper (this with slight loss), London, Oxford University Press, 1945. (Book ref. 20442)   £25.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry, commissioner, with three others) [British Parliamentary Papers]: Report of the Royal Commission on the Coal Industry (1925) with minutes of evidence and appendices,
all in original printed wrappers, preserved together in a contemporary drop-sided red cloth file box, comprising: volume 1: Report, xiv, 294pp plus extending chart, small folio, original blue paper printed wrappers, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926 [Cmd 2600] volume 2 (Part A), Minutes of Evidence, iv, 492pp large folio, original printed cream paper wrappers, a very good copy, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. volume 2 (Part B), Minutes of Evidence, iv, [493-]1056pp large folio, original printed cream paper wrappers, a very good copy, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. volume 3 Appendixes and Index, 455pp large folio, complete with 5 very large folding maps, original printed cream paper wrappers, a very good copy, London, His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1926. *"The immediate cause of the appointment of this new Commission was the decline of the coal-exporting trade since 1924. The industry had been saved from total collapse by a temporary government subsidy. But employers were also demanding a reduction in miners' wages and a longer working day. The Commission was faced with two major problems - the immediate problem of lack of profitability, and the more fundamental problem of how the coal mines should be managed…" see Harris p.324ff "The aspect of Beveridge's work for the Coal Commission that was to prove of most lasting significance for him was his espousal of family allowances. This stemmed initially from his interest in population, but it gradually became linked with his ideas on wages and insurance…" ibid, p.330The Royal Commission's brief was: 'To enquire into and report upon the economic position of the Coal Industry and the conditions affecting it and to make any recommendations for the improvement thereof.'The findings of the Commission were as follows: "Recent changes in demand have resulted in a depression in this important industry. The Commission believes that the difficulties can be solved through a re-organization of the industry on the lines proposed. National coal reserves as known will be sufficient for from four to five centuries at the present rate of utilization, which it is important to encourage, they will last even longer. A first necessity is that research should be placed upon a sound footing, with financial support from the State. (Book ref. 20428)   £160.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry): Why I am a Liberal,
First Edition, iv, 115pp octavo, spine a little worn but a very good copy in original pictorial wrappers, London, Herbert Jenkins, [1945]. Beveridge had, up to this point in his life, scrupulously avoided identifying himself with any British political party, but in 1944 he decided to join the Liberals and became the Member of Parliament for Berwick-on-Tweed in 1945. In this work he explains his thinking behind that decision. A number of his ephemeral speeches and newspaper articles are also reprinted here. (Book ref. 20441)   £40.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry): The Price of Peace,
First Edition second issue, 104pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper, INSCRIBED ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER: "WITH ALL GOOD WISHES FROM W. H. BEVERIDGE DEC. 1945." London, Pilot Press, 1945. "The price of peace has to be paid in terms both of power and of wealth by those nations which are powerful and wealthy by their deciding to use their power not for narrow advantage but for the common good of world order, by their deciding through economic co-operation to spread wealth throughout the world. The ground on which they may be asked to do this is that repeated experience of world war has shown that to be self-regarding in international affairs is the primrose path to mutual destruction, for the strong and the weak, for the rich and for the poor alike." - preface (Book ref. 20438)   £120.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry): Prices and Wages in England from the Twelfth to the Nineteenth Century Vol. 1 [all published] Price Tables: Mercantile Era,
First Edition [NOT A REPRINT], lx, 755pp thick large folio, with two large folding tables in special pocket at the end of the book and 9 plates, rebound in blue cloth, small blind embossed library stamp in blank margin of title which is repeated on the blank corner of a few other pages, rare, good clean copy in recent blue cloth with paper label, London, Longmans, 1939. *"Beveridge started work on his price history in 1919, and over the next forty years he extracted price data from a wide range of archive sources all over the world. He examined records going back to the twelfth century, relating to fair and markets, monasteries and manors and other large estates. His hope was that he would reveal the mechanism of the trade cycle by discovering the determinants of changes in the price of wheat…" Harris, p.278-9. This was a theory that Beveridge held throughout his life; that "dislocations in the world economy could ultimately be traced to the shifting price of wheat. This he saw as potentially more significant than anything he had written on social welfare. "I have as a first duty," he wrote in his 82nd year, "to complete a vast History of Prices and Wages in England which I began thirty years ago, and which will, in fact, be my main contribution.. to the understanding of modern problems.."" - Harris, p.475 (Book ref. 20432)   £280.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry): India Called Them,
First Edition, 418pp large octavo, plates, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper (this worn with some loss), London, Allen, 1947.Beveridge's biography of his parents, giving an insight into his own early influences. (Book ref. 20443)   £25.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry): British Food Control,
First Edition, xx, 447pp folio, a very good bright copy in the original gilt lettered blue cloth with dustwrapper (this only a little worn) in the series: Economic and Social History of the World War, a publication of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of Economics and History, Oxford University Press, 1928. * Beveridge was on the British Editorial Board of this series and this monograph was his most important contribution. It was also one of the largest books he was to write. "Beveridge's career in the Ministry of Food was to be personally significant in several ways. His experience as one of the chief architects of rationing and price control between 1916 and 1919 strongly influenced his subsequent views on the scope of state intervention in economic policy. The impact of this experience was crystallized in the mid 1920s when he wrote the official history of the Ministry of Food; and it was in his reflections on wartime food control that he first clearly articulated the growing mistrust of state-controlled welfare-capitalism that was to characterize his thinking for much of the inter-war years… The organization of food supplies, to which Beveridge was drafted in December 1916, was in many ways as controversial and explosive an issue as organization of labour. By 1914 nearly two-thirds of the food eaten in Britain was imported from abroad, and maintenance of these supplies was ultimately as important to the war programme as the supply of ammunition for British troops." - Harris, p.228ff."The purpose of this volume is to describe.. not the means to victory in war, but the effects of war upon the economic and social life of the combatant peoples… The British people before the War ate up to a certain standard. During the War they ate, on the whole, a little better. Before the War they were kept supplied by an undisciplined host of competing traders whose actions were blindly adjusted to the needs of economic laws. During the War they were supplied by the same traders working as the feed and instructed agents of the State. The main lessons of this achievement are for students of economics and public administration. As an experiment in public administration, food control in this country on the whole was a success. There was no serious break-down; there were unexpected triumphs; there was substantial achievement of all main objectives in a novel field of public activity bristling with complex problems…" (Beveridge, British Food Control, p.334-5). (Book ref. 20429)   £120.00
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