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  • 21 USA - The Gift of Life by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    21 USA - The Gift of Life Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently,…

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    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Book ID: 1818
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  • 81 USA - War Can Be Fun by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    81 USA - War Can Be Fun Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 81 numbered and stamped (this is 48/81) War Can Be Fun, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Comes with a separate 'Cautese National Postal Disservice' bank note. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and…

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    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper - Edition of 81 numbered and stamped (this is 48/81) War Can Be Fun, OMK Page Edition. Operation Magic Kingdom was a billboard and street poster campaign London 2007 against Iraq war also released as stamps and prints. print onto 315 gsm archival stock paper. OMK Blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil on front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm with 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Comes with a separate 'Cautese National Postal Disservice' bank note. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Book ID: 1817
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  • 99 USA - Believe the Magic. by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    99 USA - Believe the Magic. Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty, 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and…

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    Totnes: James Cauty, 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 99 - numbered and stamped (this is 35/99). Believe the Magic, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. Also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Also official CNPD red stamp on back. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Book ID: 1816
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  • A Complete Collection Of All The Protests Made In The House Of Lords, From Their Original In The Year 1641 To The Present Year 1745 by HOUSE OF LORDS
    HOUSE OF LORDS
    A Complete Collection Of All The Protests Made In The House Of Lords, From Their Original In The Year 1641 To The Present Year 1745

    London: Information of the People, 1745. A nice copy of this first edition. Bound in (probably) 1960's half brown leather with gilt titles and with light brown buckram boards. A touch of rubbing only, otherwise in excellent condition. Internally clean and tidy with a touch of darkening only. To the inside board is the bookplate of the Writers Library in London. Despite its name, this library belonged to the Jesuit Mission in London and the bookplate bears their insignia. No other library marks. [xiv], 466 pages. 180 by 105mm (7 by 4¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3510
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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 History of English Councils and Convocations by HODY, Humphry.
    HODY, Humphry.
    A History of English Councils and Convocations And of the Clergy's sitting in Parliament. In which is also Comprehended the History of Parliaments, With an Account of our Ancient Laws.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Rob. Clavell, 1701. 1st Edition, complete in three parts. Contemporary full leather binding with a recent leather spine / corners and labels. The binding is amateur binding. Law Library label to the inside front board. Apart from the amateur binding (where the spine is not a great match to the boards), the book is in very nice condition. Paper cracked at hinge to the front board, but binding is holding well. Slight darkening to the pages, consistent with age. Humphrey Hody (1659 – 20 January 1707). Born in Somerset. Was chaplain to Stillingfleet, and later to John tillotson & Thomas Tenison (Archbishop's of Canterbury). He was an author of several works, including bible interpretation. He supported the ruling party again non-jurors. [xviii], 2, 1-431, [i], 1-294. pp

    Book ID: 1407
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  • Scarce item
    A Relation of Several Circumstances Which Occurred in Lower Normandy, During the Revolution, by GREENE, George
    GREENE, George
    A Relation of Several Circumstances Which Occurred in Lower Normandy, During the Revolution, and Under the Governments of Robespierre and the Directory, Commencing in the year 1789, down to the year 1800, with a detail of the confinement and sufferings of the author; together with an account of the Manners and Rural Customs of the inhabitants of that part of the country called the Bocage, in Lower Normandy, with the treatment of their cattle, nature of soil, cultivation and harvesting of their crops, domestic management, &c.

    London: J. Hatchard, 1802. First Edition. Ex library edition with library marks and stamps. Half leather with marbled boards. Boards in heavily rubbed condition with spine almost completely missing (small section saved inside book). Crudely repaired with tape. Inside medium to heavy foxing. Overall fair condition - hence low price. Very scarce. vii, 306, 2pp. 220 x 135 mm (8¾ x 5¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3356
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  • A Treatise concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed. by [DEFOE, Daniel]
    [DEFOE, Daniel]
    A Treatise concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed.

    London: T. Warner, 1727. First edition, second issue without the words "Conjugal Lewdness" in the main title. Daniel Defoe (ca. 1660-1731) published this essay under the original title of "Conjugal Lewdness or Matrimonial Whoredom" (1717) before being asked to rename it for the sake of propriety. This copy shows the cancel title mounted to a stub (as it should be!) Contemporary full calf, gold-tooled filets, fleurons on boards and coat of arms of Earl Stanley on upper board, ribbed spine with gold-tooling, inner filets in gold-tooling, all edged gilt. Boards have been repaired and the spine re-laid onto the back. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with just a touch of foxing to the pages. vi, [2], 406 pp. 195…

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    London: T. Warner, 1727. First edition, second issue without the words "Conjugal Lewdness" in the main title. Daniel Defoe (ca. 1660-1731) published this essay under the original title of "Conjugal Lewdness or Matrimonial Whoredom" (1717) before being asked to rename it for the sake of propriety. This copy shows the cancel title mounted to a stub (as it should be!) Contemporary full calf, gold-tooled filets, fleurons on boards and coat of arms of Earl Stanley on upper board, ribbed spine with gold-tooling, inner filets in gold-tooling, all edged gilt. Boards have been repaired and the spine re-laid onto the back. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with just a touch of foxing to the pages. vi, [2], 406 pp. 195 x 125mm (7¾ x 5 inches).

    Despite changing the title, Defoe's text is unchanged. In this essay "concerning the Use and Abuse of the marriage bed", Defoe deals with contraception and compares it with infanticide, "the diabolical practice of attempting to prevent childbearing by physical preparations". He also maintains that marriage should be a state of equality and companionship, and considers the fatal consequences of clandestine or forced marriages, unequal matches etc.

    The coat of arms with the motto "Honi soit qui mal y pense" are from the Earl of Derby, Edward Stanley (1799-1869), member of the Order of the Garter. Ex-libris of "G.O.M."

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    Book ID: 3529
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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. 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. 230 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). xxiv, 1-514, 6 (ads). pp.

    Book ID: 2448
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  • Acts of Defiance. by ASHLEY, Jack
    ASHLEY, Jack
    Acts of Defiance.

    London: Reindhardt Books in Association with Viking, 1992. First edition. Black cloth with pictorial dust wrapper. Slight handling to the wrapper. Fractional fading to the spine edge. Overall an excellent example. Now in clear protective wrap. Xiii, 370 pp. 240 x 150 mm (9½ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 2328
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  • Adam's Rib. A defence of woman's sexuality by LANGSTAFF, Josephine.
    LANGSTAFF, Josephine.
    Adam's Rib. A defence of woman's sexuality

    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. First edition (UK Edition). Ruth Herschberger, an American biologist and poet, wrote this work exposing the masculine bias in biology. In the UK this was published under a pseudonym. "One of the most unapologetically feminist works of its time" (Shira Tarrant "When sex became gender"). Today, it is surprisingly scarce. Original dust wrapper. Clean and tidy, with just a few tiny areas of edgewear. Pale blue boards are in excellent condition. Book itself is clean and tidy throughout, with just the odd foxing spot. 224 pages. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition (édition britannique). Ruth Herschberger, biologiste et poète américaine, a écrit cet ouvrage qui dénonce les préjugés…

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    London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. First edition (UK Edition). Ruth Herschberger, an American biologist and poet, wrote this work exposing the masculine bias in biology. In the UK this was published under a pseudonym. "One of the most unapologetically feminist works of its time" (Shira Tarrant "When sex became gender"). Today, it is surprisingly scarce. Original dust wrapper. Clean and tidy, with just a few tiny areas of edgewear. Pale blue boards are in excellent condition. Book itself is clean and tidy throughout, with just the odd foxing spot. 224 pages. 200 by 140mm (7¾ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition (édition britannique). Ruth Herschberger, biologiste et poète américaine, a écrit cet ouvrage qui dénonce les préjugés masculins en biologie. Au Royaume-Uni, l'ouvrage a été publié sous un pseudonyme. "L'un des ouvrages les plus résolument féministes de son époque" (Shira Tarrant "When sex became gender"). Aujourd'hui, il est étonnamment rare. Couverture en papier d'origine. Propre et bien rangé, avec juste quelques petites zones d'usure sur les bords. Les planches bleu pâle sont en excellent état. Le livre lui-même est propre et bien rangé, avec juste quelques rousseurs. 224 pages. 200 x 140 mm

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    Book ID: 4253
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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. 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 x 170 mm (9¾ x 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. First edition. Pamphlet, disbound. Title with printer's vignette, "vote of the town", text. 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. 19, [i] pp. 205 x 130 mm (8 x 5 inches).

    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…

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    Boston: Russell & Cutler, 1808. First edition. Pamphlet, disbound. Title with printer's vignette, "vote of the town", text. 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. 19, [i] pp. 205 x 130 mm (8 x 5 inches).

    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)

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    Book ID: 1402
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  • Animal Day - 65p stamp. by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    Animal Day - 65p stamp. A limited edition print against Animal experiments.

    Totnes: James Cauty, 2005. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 65 stamped and numbered (this is 06/65). Part of the 'Stamps of Mass Destruction' campaign also released as stamps and prints. Stamped and hand numbered in ink to front. "Cautese National Postal Disservice" certificate inclused. Has the "C.N.P.D. Stamps of Mass Destruction Limited Edition". This is one of James Cauty's famous anti-occupation of Iraq protest prints. These stamps were the subject of a legal action in 2003 by Royal Mail alleging copyright infringement. Dimensions: 32.8 x 30.5 cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'.…

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    Totnes: James Cauty, 2005. First Edition. Limited Edition Print onto 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 65 stamped and numbered (this is 06/65). Part of the 'Stamps of Mass Destruction' campaign also released as stamps and prints. Stamped and hand numbered in ink to front. "Cautese National Postal Disservice" certificate inclused. Has the "C.N.P.D. Stamps of Mass Destruction Limited Edition". This is one of James Cauty's famous anti-occupation of Iraq protest prints. These stamps were the subject of a legal action in 2003 by Royal Mail alleging copyright infringement. Dimensions: 32.8 x 30.5 cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Book ID: 1820
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  • Annus Mirabilis. The Year of Wonders MDCLXVI an Historical Poem by DRYDEN, John.
    DRYDEN, John.
    Annus Mirabilis. The Year of Wonders MDCLXVI an Historical Poem also a poem on the happy restoration and return of His late Sacred Majesty, Charles the Second, likewise a panegyrick on his coronation : together with a poem to my Lord Chancellor, presented on New-Years-Day, 1662

    London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and sold by Jacob Tonson, 1688. Later marbled hardback boards, with buckram spine. No titles. Boards are a little rubbed but sound. Contains reprints of Three of Dryden's poems. All three poems have separate title pages (all dated 1688).
    A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems. (according to Worldcat). Probably missing A1 (Blank end paper). So our copy begins with the Title page. Binding falls open to the title page (although secure). Pages are slightly darkened, and have minor flaws to the edges. Overall a decent copy of a scarce collection of works (No copies of any of the poems printed before 1800…

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    London: Printed for Henry Herringman, and sold by Jacob Tonson, 1688. Later marbled hardback boards, with buckram spine. No titles. Boards are a little rubbed but sound. Contains reprints of Three of Dryden's poems. All three poems have separate title pages (all dated 1688).
    A example of Dryden's publisher's issuance of volumes made up from various separate printings of his poems. (according to Worldcat). Probably missing A1 (Blank end paper). So our copy begins with the Title page. Binding falls open to the title page (although secure). Pages are slightly darkened, and have minor flaws to the edges. Overall a decent copy of a scarce collection of works (No copies of any of the poems printed before 1800 are available at the time of listing). No rear end paper, so book ends with page 116. The printing of the title page of the Panegyrick is particularly dark, and has bled through to the verso.

    Despite the poem's name (Annus Mirabilis), 1666 had been one of great tragedy, including the Great Fire of London and the Plague. Perhaps the title was suggesting that things could have been worse ! The poem was written at Charlton in Wiltshire, where Dryden was sheltering from the Plague.

    [20], 98-116. pp Firstsearch (Worldcat) ref: OCLC: 12347731. 200 by 150mm (7¾ by 6 inches). Wing; D2240; Variant of; D2244 (Astraea redux); Variant of; D2386 (To His Sacred Majesty); Variant of; D2387 (To my Lord Chancellor).

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    Book ID: 4009
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  • Candidatus rhetoricae seu Aphthonii Progymnasmata in meliorem formam redacta usumque redacta. by POMEY, P. Francisco
    POMEY, P. Francisco
    Candidatus rhetoricae seu Aphthonii Progymnasmata in meliorem formam redacta usumque redacta.

    Antverpiae: Iuxta Exemplar Lugdūnī editum, 1668. Scarce early Antwerp edition. Full vellum binding. Lack final leaf / leaves. No listing in WORLDCAT or elsewhere, so uncertain how many pages are missing. Boards are rubbed and worn. Contents tight, a few page corners folded in. Manuscript notes to inside and back in Latin - dated 1698. Latin text throughout. Overall good. 398 pages present. 155 x 85 mm (6 x 3¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3698
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  • Cardinal Richelieu and the Development of Absolutism. by TREASURE, G. R.R.
    TREASURE, G. R.R.
    Cardinal Richelieu and the Development of Absolutism.

    London: Adam & Charles Black, 1972. First edition. Red cloth hardback book in original unclipped dust jacket. Frontispiece is a map of France in 1630. Additions after 1630 are marked with the date of accession; towns underlined were seats of parlements (sic). Both book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Very small previous owner's name to top of front pastedown. Geoffrey Treasure was a popular history teacher and housemaster at Harrow School. He was the author of several books, mainly about France in the 16th and 17th centuries. 316 pages, including bibliography and index. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Livre cartonné en toile rouge dans sa jaquette d'origine non fermée. Le…

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    London: Adam & Charles Black, 1972. First edition. Red cloth hardback book in original unclipped dust jacket. Frontispiece is a map of France in 1630. Additions after 1630 are marked with the date of accession; towns underlined were seats of parlements (sic). Both book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Very small previous owner's name to top of front pastedown. Geoffrey Treasure was a popular history teacher and housemaster at Harrow School. He was the author of several books, mainly about France in the 16th and 17th centuries. 316 pages, including bibliography and index. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Livre cartonné en toile rouge dans sa jaquette d'origine non fermée. Le frontispice est une carte de la France en 1630. Les ajouts après 1630 sont marqués de la date d'adhésion ; les villes soulignées étaient les sièges des parlements (sic). Le livre et la jaquette sont en très bon état. Très petit nom de l'ancien propriétaire en haut du pastedown avant. Geoffrey Treasure était un professeur d'histoire populaire et un maître de maison à Harrow School. Il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages, principalement sur la France des XVIe et XVIIe siècles. 316 pages, y compris la bibliographie et l'index. 225 x 145 mm

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    Book ID: 4199
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  • Christian Politics. by BATES, Ely.
    BATES, Ely.
    Christian Politics. In Four Parts

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Half brown leather with black labels to the spine. Marbled boards. Title, advert & preface. The work is in four parts. (1) Containing a view of civil government in its influence on virtue and happiness, chiefly from the relation it bears to liberty and property. (2) On the importance of Religion, both to society and the individual, with reflections on Religious establishments and toleration. (3) On the Conduct of the good citizen, particularly under any moderate government. (4) On the way to live happily under all governments, and in all situations. The boards and spine are clean, but there is a little rubbing to the spine, with a closed tear…

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    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1806. First edition. Half brown leather with black labels to the spine. Marbled boards. Title, advert & preface. The work is in four parts. (1) Containing a view of civil government in its influence on virtue and happiness, chiefly from the relation it bears to liberty and property. (2) On the importance of Religion, both to society and the individual, with reflections on Religious establishments and toleration. (3) On the Conduct of the good citizen, particularly under any moderate government. (4) On the way to live happily under all governments, and in all situations. The boards and spine are clean, but there is a little rubbing to the spine, with a closed tear to the top edge of the spine. Inside, the book is clean and tidy throughout. The text block is bright and there is minimal darkening. Overall a nice copy. xvi, 445 (1) pp.,

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    Book ID: 1409
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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. In a near fine condition. 139 pages. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 2893
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