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Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, across the vast subject of politics, ranging from Ancient Greece and Medieval Islam through the Renaissance to the modern political theories of the 20th century.

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  1. Eichmann in Jerusalem.
    First edition in German, translated from the English by Brigitte Granzow. Originally published in 1963 by Viking Press, New York. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 100755

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  2. Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, the life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca.
    First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513. The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial... Learn More
    £65,000

    Stock Code: 107613

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  3. Towards the Understanding of Karl Marx.
    £35

    Stock Code: 96254

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  4. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
    Second edition, first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 96622

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  5. Europe Since The War.
    Second edition, first impression of this brief history of post-war Europe, revised to 1936, whereas the previous edition concluded in 1932, a year prior to its publication. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £20

    Stock Code: 96242

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  6. Europe Since The War.
    Third edition, first impression of this brief history of post-war Europe, revised to 1939. The previous editions, published in 1933 and 1936, concluded in 1932 and 1936 respectively. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £15

    Stock Code: 96243

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  7. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, first impression. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 96375

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  8. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, fourth impression. First published in March the same year. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893 Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 96377

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  9. Patterns of Negro Segregation.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 101481

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  10. Woman: A Vindication.
    £275

    Stock Code: 101329

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  11. Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde.
    First edition in German of Popper's The Open Society and its Enemies, originally published in English in 1945. Popper's classic debut contains within its analysis the seeds of his groundbreaking, if somewhat idiosyncratic, new methodology of inductive reasoning. In The Open Society and Its Enemies he traces, analyses, and... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 111840

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  12. The Story of My Experiments with Truth. Translated from the original in Gujarati by Mahadev Desai  [and Pyarelal Nair for volume two].
    First edition in English of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, giving an account of his life up until 1921. The work was first serialised in Gujarati in the weekly newspaper Navajivan. Copies in this condition are remarkably scarce. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 110986

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  13. The Life and Writings.
    De Grand Luxe Republic edition of the centenary issue. Limited to 75 numbered sets, signed by the editor, of which this is number 7. Rare in the original publisher's binding. Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 110541

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  14. Lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue and Arms.
    First edition of this collection of notes taken from Adam Smith's early lectures. It contains the formative ideas behind the The Wealth of Nations. "Based on a set of student notes from Smith's lectures, probably delivered during the session 1763-4, that came into Cannan's hands in the spring of 1895" (Tribe). Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 107817

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  15. Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances;
    First octavo edition, originally published in quarto as The Elements of Commerce, Politics and Finances (London 1772). Thomas Mortimer (1730 Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 111966

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  16. Lectures on the Elements of Commerce, Politics, and Finances;
    First octavo edition, scarce: Copac cites copies at just seven British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Chetham's Library, Glasgow, LSE, Scotland, Edinburgh, Senate House); well represented in OCLC but most uncommon in commerce. The subscriber's list runs to around 170 names, headed by the Marquis of Lansdowne, and... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 111959

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  17. Letters, on the Subject of the Concert of Princes, and the Dismemberment of Poland and France.
  18. Who Speaks for the Negro?
    First edition, first printing. This copy from the library of the American civil rights activist and anthropologist Carroll G. Barber, with his ownership inscription to front pastedown. Loosely inserted is a short typewritten letter signed by Warren and addressed to Barber, in which Warren hopes that Barber may find the present... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 109820

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  19. The Old Gang and the New Gang.
    First edition, first impression. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his wife, "To my darling wife geehos, 1933. Wyndham Lewis." Gladys Anne Hoskins (1900-1979) and Lewis were married in 1930, though he concealed this fact from his friends for much of the 1930s. In 1939 Lewis wrote to the wife of his friend... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 111659

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  20. The Island Race.
    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111644

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