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  • A finely drawn and hand-coloured original caricature - 'The Electors after the Close of the Poll, May 13th 1807' by Anon.
    Anon.
    A finely drawn and hand-coloured original caricature - 'The Electors after the Close of the Poll, May 13th 1807'

    1807. At the foot is written 'we three, fools be.' The character on the left seems to have a jester's hat on.
    On May 13th, 1807, William Wilberforce, Lord Milton, the Hon. Henry Lascelles (afterwards Earl of Harewood), and Mr. Walter Fawkes were nominated as parliamentary candidates in the Castle-Yard at York. This was the first contested election in the seat for 66 years. The struggle was also memorable on account of the vast expense that Lascelles incurred.
    William Wilberforce, whose party almost entirely lacked organization, was head of the poll. There were concerns that Wilberforce allied himself with a candidate whose wealth was based on the slave trade, and he was forced to write to the electors to…

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    1807. At the foot is written 'we three, fools be.' The character on the left seems to have a jester's hat on.
    On May 13th, 1807, William Wilberforce, Lord Milton, the Hon. Henry Lascelles (afterwards Earl of Harewood), and Mr. Walter Fawkes were nominated as parliamentary candidates in the Castle-Yard at York. This was the first contested election in the seat for 66 years. The struggle was also memorable on account of the vast expense that Lascelles incurred.
    William Wilberforce, whose party almost entirely lacked organization, was head of the poll. There were concerns that Wilberforce allied himself with a candidate whose wealth was based on the slave trade, and he was forced to write to the electors to explain himself. Perhaps it is Lascelles and Wilberforce who are mocked as the electors here.
    The caricature has been drawn onto the reverse of a scarce caricature engraving, of "Mr Riley in Solomon". This is most probably Samuel William Ryley (1759-1837), actor, and author of The Itinerant, or Memoirs of an Actor, 1808. 208mm x 248mm. Wilberforce, William (1759–1833), politician, philanthropist, and slavery abolitionist. Following the abolition of the slave trade, the Tories called an election. for the first and only time in his career he faced a poll for Yorkshire. Confronting as he did the great wealth and influence of both the Fitzwilliam and the Harewood interests, it was a testimony to the personal esteem in which he was held, and to his effectiveness in representing the county over the previous quarter-century, that he was returned at the head of the poll. It was alleged, however, that Wilberforce had compromised his independence by a coalition with Henry Lascelles, the Tory candidate. Wilberforce denied the charge and defended himself in a published letter to the electors.
    He acknowledged that some of his supporters had indeed also solicited votes for Lascelles, but this was without his sanction, and it would have been improper for him to constrain their actions.
    Lascelles, Henry, second earl of Harewood (1767–1841), Politician. His family wealth came from the slave trade in Barbados. After being elected twice as MP for Yorkshire, he stood again in 1807 - Lascelles, who was opposed by clothiers threatened by the removal of protection for their trade, and subjected to polemic about his family's slavery interests, was beaten by Lord Milton.
    Ryley [formerly Romney], Samuel William (1759–1837), Actor and author.
    Educated in Kensington & Fulham, although apprenticed to the woollen trade in Yorkshire, he eloped with his master's daughter and the married at Gretna Green. He was a jobbing actor, who later won a little more fame with his autobiography. "Ryley's life exhibits, with painful clarity, the precarious existence of the supporting actor of his day—snatching, at one moment, at dreams of fame and, at the next, facing the reality of poor shelter and meagre rations" (ODNB). This caricature seems true to life, as he was described as being very thin.

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    Condition: Some marking to the edges. Lower lettering has at some time had a paper slip pasted over it, now detached but with some paste marks. A touch of marking / handling. Overall in very good condition.

    Book ID: 1772
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  • A View of the Art of Colonization with Present Reference to the British Empire in Letters Between a Statesman and a Colonist by WAKEFIELD, Edward Gibbon
    WAKEFIELD, Edward Gibbon
    A View of the Art of Colonization with Present Reference to the British Empire in Letters Between a Statesman and a Colonist

    London: John W. Parker, 1849. A very nice rebound copy of this work. First edition. Bound in half brown leather with marbled boards. Clean and tidy with very slight rubbing only. The text block is clean, if fractionally darkened. Errata slip present. 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). xxiv, 1-514, 6 (ads). pp. A classic work in the theory of colonization. Wakefield proposes among other things the creation of a colony in New Zealand to be administered by the Church of England, thus disarming missionary opposition. In fact, the first emigrant ships left for the Canterbury settlement in 1850, and Wakefield himself left for New Zealand in 1853, eventually settling in Wellington.

    Book ID: 2448
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  • Alastair Campbell by OBORNE, Peter
    OBORNE, Peter
    Alastair Campbell New Labour and the Rise of the Media Class

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Aurum Press Ltd, 1999. Pictorial dust wrapper, over red boards. First edition, signed dedication by author to a political correspondent. Several b/w photos. 240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches).x, 230 pp.

    Condition: Very good. Both the book and the wrapper are in a very good condition. It has signs of previous use but overall is in tight condition. Although hidden, there is a small damp stain to the inside of the wrapper and corner of front board.

    Book ID: 2028
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  • An Honourable Deception? by SHORT, Clare
    SHORT, Clare
    An Honourable Deception? New Labour, Iraq, and the Misuse of Power

    London: Free Press, 2004. Nice copy of this first edition. Clean and tidy dust wrapper. No significant flaws. Very slight lean to the book. An account of the Iraq war from Short, who resigned from Blair's cabinet over his Iraq war policy.
    294 pages
    245 by 170mm (9¾ by 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2304
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  • An Oration, Pronounced July 4 1808, at the Request of the Selectmen of the Town of Boston by RITCHIE, Andrew.
    RITCHIE, Andrew.
    An Oration, Pronounced July 4 1808, at the Request of the Selectmen of the Town of Boston In Commemoration of the Anniversary of American Independence.

    Edition: First Edition

    Boston: Russell & Cutler, 1808. Pamphlet, disbound. Title with printer's vignette, "vote of the town", text. Orations were given annually in Boston, often called "municipal Orations"; typically two or more addresses were given. The impetus for the tradition of municipal orations in Boston stemmed from an act passed at a town meeting in March 1783, when it was decided that the annual celebration of commemorating the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, be replaced with a yearly Independence Day celebration. The local newspaper reported following this oration:

    "The Repertory tells us that Mr. Ritchie delivered an excellent Oration. So much the better for Mr. Ritchie! The Oration was doubtless federal, else it could not have been excellent, and…

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    Boston: Russell & Cutler, 1808. Pamphlet, disbound. Title with printer's vignette, "vote of the town", text. Orations were given annually in Boston, often called "municipal Orations"; typically two or more addresses were given. The impetus for the tradition of municipal orations in Boston stemmed from an act passed at a town meeting in March 1783, when it was decided that the annual celebration of commemorating the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770, be replaced with a yearly Independence Day celebration. The local newspaper reported following this oration:

    "The Repertory tells us that Mr. Ritchie delivered an excellent Oration. So much the better for Mr. Ritchie! The Oration was doubtless federal, else it could not have been excellent, and it must have abused the President, else it could not have been federal, and it was delivered on the anniversary of independence, a fit federal occasion for abusing the government of our choice! " (American Mercury, 11 August 1808, 2) 19, [i] pp.

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    Condition: There is an owner's inscription on the title leaf. (Isaac Porter from Wm. Porter). There is some browning and foxing throughout (heavier towards the end); the first and last leaf are detached, the rest of the pamphlet loosely bound together.

    Book ID: 1402
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  • Autopsy on the A.M.A by SCHONFIELD, Cy et al
    SCHONFIELD, Cy et al
    Autopsy on the A.M.A An Analysis of Health-Care Delivery Systems in America

    Berkeley: Student Research Facility, Circa 1970. First Edition. First Printing. Stapled pictorial wraps. 63 pp. 270 x 210mm (10¾ x 8¼ inches). The contents include: professional incomes and the cost of medical care, the insanity of Mental Health Care, the history of the A.M.A.'s Social Attitude, Justice is sick, and the future of health care.

    Condition: Very good condition. Slight darkening to edges.

    Book ID: 2287
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  • Church Wealth in Mexico; by COSTELOE, Michael P.
    COSTELOE, Michael P.
    Church Wealth in Mexico; A Study of the 'Juzgado de Capellanías' in the Archbishopric of Mexico 1800-1856

    Cambridge University Press, 1967. First edition. Hardback in red cloth with gilt and burgundy title to spine. Inside original unclipped dust jacket. 139 pages. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Condition: In a near fine condition.

    Book ID: 2893
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  • Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review by MACAULEY, Lord
    MACAULEY, Lord
    Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review

    London: Longman, Green, Reader & Dyer, 1868. Full leather binding decorated in gilt, spine panelled with raised bands. Endpapers and all page edges marbled. There is light rubbing to boards, but the spine is in excellent condition. This is two volumes bound as one: 412 pp. + 434 pp. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3054
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  • Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica: Or, A Select Collection of State Papers; [Two Volumes] by [LODGE, John]
    [LODGE, John]
    Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica: Or, A Select Collection of State Papers; [Two Volumes]

    Dublin: David Hay, 1772. Very scarce. First Edition. Hardback. In full brown calf with tooled gilt spine, raised bands. Two half titles, complete. Contains detailed parish records to the last 35 pages. Original brown full leather. Some chipping, particularly to the head and tail of the spine. Remnant of labels to the spines. One label is retained with clear tape. Internally in good shape, with light foxing throughout. A press cutting in Latin from 1888 is tipped into the front board of Volume I. Pagination: Volume I - xii, 516 pp. Volume II - viii, 533, [36] pp. Full title: Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica; Or, A Select Collection of State Papers; Consisting of Royal Instructions, Directions, Dispatches, and Letters; to…

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    Dublin: David Hay, 1772. Very scarce. First Edition. Hardback. In full brown calf with tooled gilt spine, raised bands. Two half titles, complete. Contains detailed parish records to the last 35 pages. Original brown full leather. Some chipping, particularly to the head and tail of the spine. Remnant of labels to the spines. One label is retained with clear tape. Internally in good shape, with light foxing throughout. A press cutting in Latin from 1888 is tipped into the front board of Volume I. Pagination: Volume I - xii, 516 pp. Volume II - viii, 533, [36] pp. Full title: Desiderata Curiosa Hibernica; Or, A Select Collection of State Papers; Consisting of Royal Instructions, Directions, Dispatches, and Letters; to which are Added, Some Historical Tracts; the Whole Illustrating and Opening the Political Systems of the Chief Governors and Government of Ireland, During the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, James the First, and Charles the First. 210 x 130 mm (8¼ x 5 inches).

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    Book ID: 3028
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  • First Edition hardback in dust jacket
    Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero by McGARRY, Fearghal
    McGARRY, Fearghal
    Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero

    Oxford: University Press, 2005. The story of probably one of the most controversial Irishmen of all time, who was a friend and ally of Michael Collins. First edition in original dust jacket. Twelve pages of fascinating photographs. xvi, 442 pp. 240 x 165 mm (9½ x 6½ inches). O'Duffy was an Irish nationalist military leader and popular conservative head of Fine Gael ("Irish Race"), who played a significant role in the development of the Irish armed forces and police. His support of fascism during the 1930s, however, cost him much of his popular support.

    The author Fearghal Mcgarry is an Historian of Modern Ireland, based at Queen's University Belfast.

    Condition: Fine in fine, unclipped dust jacket. Now in removable clear protective wrapping.

    Book ID: 2346
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  • Fishing in Troubled Waters. Or how to hold out a bait. by HB (John Doyle)
    HB (John Doyle)
    Fishing in Troubled Waters. Or how to hold out a bait.

    London: Thomas McLean. First edition lithograph, published January 16th 1832. Image is 28.5 x 39.5 cm. Laid onto brown card (35 x 50 cm). To verso is a blank mount of the same size. Clean tidy print, with slight untidiness to cut edge (outside the black ruled frame). Fractional browning to edges. Mount is clean and neat. Issued as number 174, in a series entitled: Political sketches - Issued in 5 volumes. (Daniel O'Connell; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey) Description is: Lord Grey is endeavouring to allure Mr. O'Connell by the offer of a place. The inscription of Courier on his rod, intimates that the offer was made in a paragraph, put out by way of a feeler, in…

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    London: Thomas McLean. First edition lithograph, published January 16th 1832. Image is 28.5 x 39.5 cm. Laid onto brown card (35 x 50 cm). To verso is a blank mount of the same size. Clean tidy print, with slight untidiness to cut edge (outside the black ruled frame). Fractional browning to edges. Mount is clean and neat. Issued as number 174, in a series entitled: Political sketches - Issued in 5 volumes. (Daniel O'Connell; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey) Description is: Lord Grey is endeavouring to allure Mr. O'Connell by the offer of a place. The inscription of Courier on his rod, intimates that the offer was made in a paragraph, put out by way of a feeler, in the evening newspaper bearing that title. It is well known that the fish did not bite. This from Mclean. Illustrative Key to the Political Sketches of H.B. From No.1 to No. 600. Conforms to the National Portrait Gallery copy: NPG D41109.

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    Book ID: 3026
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  • Gordon Brown by BOWER, Tom
    BOWER, Tom
    Gordon Brown

    London: Harper Collins, 2004. 1st edition. Black cloth with pictorial dust wrapper. Now in clear protective wrap. Overall an excellent example. xx, 492 pp. 240 x 155 mm (9½ x 6 inches).

    Condition: Slight handling to the wrapper.

    Book ID: 2327
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  • Grievances in Ireland by [One of the Tolerant Majority]
    [One of the Tolerant Majority]
    Grievances in Ireland

    Dublin: James Duffy & Co. A propaganda pamphlet issued against the Home Rule bill in 1913. Fifth Edition. Contains 6 Articles. 1. Dublin Bigotry; 2. The Scourge of Proselytism; 3. The Northern Babylon; 4. All Ireland v. North East Ulster; 5. Orange Justices and Juries. 6. Protestant Ascendancy. The rear cover has "some facts about Proselytism". 32 pp.

    Condition: A clean and tidy booklet. A touch of darkening to the wrappers only.

    Book ID: 1836
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  • Karikatury 1919-1945 by PELC, Antonin - Filla, Emil
    PELC, Antonin - Filla, Emil
    Karikatury 1919-1945

    Praha [Prague]: S.V.U. Mànes - Melantrich, 1948. Dust wrapper over red cloth with signature to front board. Over 100 political (Anti-Fascist) cartoons covering the Second World War. 122 pages. 350 by 255mm (13¾ by 10 inches). During the war, Pelc escaped to the USA via Morocco. He drew Anti Fascist cartoons for newspapers here. He returned to Prague after the war and joined the party. His work became mainly Cubist art, expressing Socialist doctrine. He died in 1967

    Condition: The wrapper is in very clean, but slightly rubbed condition. Very Good. Now protected by clear laminate. The book is in excellent condition.

    Book ID: 2472
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  • Le Nain Jaune Réfugié - IVme volume, by CAUCHOIS-LEMAIRE, Louis Augustin François & GUYET Isidore
    CAUCHOIS-LEMAIRE, Louis Augustin François & GUYET Isidore
    Le Nain Jaune Réfugié - IVme volume, ou Journal des Arts, des Sciences et de la Littérature

    Bruxelles: Imprimerie de Fain. Recent brown cloth with gilt titles. IVme Volume for 1816 - 24 issues. The complete second half of the year, including the scarce Tricolour issue, which was published in blue, white and red. Binding and end papers are spotless. The newspaper is clean and tidy, with a few pages uncut. Slightly darkened and some minor edge wear, but overall an excellent example. Le Nain Jaune was a pro-Bonaparte political newspaper, openly displayed on Napoleon's return. At the second return of the Bourbons, the newspaper was suppressed. In 1816 Cauchois-Lemaire had fled to Belgium and the newspaper was published from there. In November 1816 it was merged with the Mercury Surveillant to become Le Liberal [ii]. 266 [ii] pp. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3138
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  • Madero Vida del Hombre Y Del Politico by TARACENA, Alfonso
    TARACENA, Alfonso
    Madero Vida del Hombre Y Del Politico

    Ediciones Botas, 1938. Second Edition. Part of the Hombres de Mexico series. Original soft cove. Clean and tidy with just a little marking to the covers. Cheap paper with a little darkening, but overall in very nice condtion. Many pages uncut. xvi, 604, viii. pp. 190 by 125mm (7½ by 5 inches).

    Book ID: 2247
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  • Opstellen over vakbeweging. Jeugd Biblioteek - Deel 2. by STENHUIS, R.
    STENHUIS, R.
    Opstellen over vakbeweging. Jeugd Biblioteek - Deel 2. Omslag Jugendstil van Fré Cohen

    Amsterdam: Centrale van Arbeidersjeugdverenigingen, 1923. Softback, with cover design and header by Fré Cohen. Cohen was a Dutch graphic artist and illustrator who famously illustrated all the works for the Centrale van Arbeidersjeugdverenigingen - later known as the AJC. Covers and contents are delicate and age toned. There is a neat previous owner's name to the front, but overall this is a good example. 83 pages. 195 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3074
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  • Short sketches of eminent men of the North of England by NOBLE, Mark
    NOBLE, Mark
    Short sketches of eminent men of the North of England

    Newcastle Upon Tyne: Andrew Reid, 1885. Scarce. First Edition. Previously published as articles in the 'Consett Guardian'. Copac lists only two holdings - Newcastle and Oxford. Disbound, but the text block is complete and holding well (Has more the appearance of a tract). Has some age toning, and spots of foxing. Concise biographies of characters such as the "Father of Railways" George Stephenson, former Prime Minister Earl Grey, engineer and industrialist William George Armstrong (1st Baron Armstrong), Victorian ironmaster Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell, and others. 160 pages. 185 x 125 mm (7¼ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3029
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  • Stat Nominis Umbra by JUNIUS
    JUNIUS
    Stat Nominis Umbra

    London: Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1812. Engraved title page, and illustrated with a series of 12 fine portraits, all engraved by Edward Bocquet from Original Paintings. Single volume. Original marbled boards with leather spine. gilt titles.

    Condition: There is some rubbing to the boards, but the spine gilt is still bright. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Attractive plates. Contemporary owner's bookplate to the inside board and slightly later signature. Overall a very nice copy.

    Book ID: 1598
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  • The Autobiography by MAJOR, John.
    MAJOR, John.
    The Autobiography Signed by author

    London: Harper Collins, 1999. First edition. Lovely copy of this autobiography, signed by the author, with a dedication "To Robin, with warm wishes, John Major." This copy belonged to Sir Robin Vandervelt, diplomat and former Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. 240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches). 774pp.

    Condition: Very nice copy. A touch of fading to the spine of the wrapper. Otherwise spotless

    Book ID: 2019
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