LIBERALISM

[John Stuart Mill, philospher and economist.] Autograph Signature ('J. S. Mill') with valediction to letter.

Author: 
John Stuart Mill [J. S. Mill] (1806-1873), philosopher, political economist, and civil servant, a leading figure in the history of classical liberalism
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£125.00

On 2 x 11 cm slip of paper cut from the end of a letter. In fair condition, lightly aged, with small tape stain from mount at the edge to the left of the signature. Reads: 'very truly yours | J. S. Mill'. On the reverse, in Mill's autograph, are the words: 'the Government for a pecuniary'. Mill is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of classical liberalism, and one of the leading English-speaking philosophers of the nineteenth century.

[ Artemus Jones, Welsh judge and nationalist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Artemus Jones') to Sir Courtenay Mansel, attacking Lloyd George, and discussing the future of the Liberal Party.

Author: 
Sir Thomas Artemus Jones (1871-1943), Welsh judge, nationalist and Liberal Party politician [ Sir Courtenay Cecil Mansel (1880-1933), Welsh barrister and Liberal (later Conservative) politician ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Reform Club, Pall Mall, S.W.1. [ London ] 18 October 1925.
£120.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Lightly aged and worn. Written in a close, difficult hand, with the following readings tentative as a consequence. Addressed to 'My dear Mansel'. He begins by informing him that he is going to Swansea on a professional matter the following day, and that while there he will 'talk over' with 'Davie' the matter Mansel has mentioned, informing him of the result on his return. He next turns to Mansel's resignation from the Reform Club, which Jones regrets, while appreciating the reasons. 'I am afraid that things are going from bad to worse with the Liberal Party.

[ Pamphlet. ] Perverted Politics. A few Thoughts for the Time. [ 'Reminiscences and Reflections (Revised).' ]

Author: 
John Tyndall, LL.D., D.C.L. [ (1820-1893), Irish physicist and Fellow of the Royal Society ]
Publication details: 
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1887.
£80.00

15pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper, with a few pencil marks in margin. 'Reprinted by Permission' on title-page, and 'First published in the "St James Gazette."' on first page of text, which is headed 'Reminiscences and Reflections | (Revised).' Begins: 'It is my privilege to have been born in Ireland. [...] The lighthouses on the Irish coast - models of cleanliness and good order in a country not famous for either - are known to have been objects of special interest to me.

Signature, John A. Hobson, added to printed circular promoting Gilbert Murray's candidacy as Burgess of the University [Oxford]

Author: 
J.A. Hobson [John Atkinson Hobson] (1858-1940), economist
Signature, John A. Hobson
Publication details: 
[Oxford, 1929].
£65.00
Signature, John A. Hobson

Three pages, 4to, bifolium, not bound, very good condition. Election to Burgess apparently means being the MP to represent the University at that time, apparently elected by some sort of proportional representation. In the circular, Murray's achievements, alignments, principles, and views (Liberal) are summarised (including how dangerous a continuance of the Conservative Government would be, listing their failures). Advice on voting is given, bearing in mind PR system.

Typed Note Signed to author and journalist M[yer]. J[ack]. Landa.

Author: 
Sir Donald Maclean
Publication details: 
10 February 1932; on Board of Education letterhead.
£25.00

British Liberal politician (1864-1932; DNB). 1 page, 4to. In good condition though dusty. 'My dear Landa, | Thank you very much for your kind note, which I greatly appreciate. [manuscript interpolation: '^ It was a difficult Parliamentary job.'] I also appreciate the [kind] note about the speech in your papers.' The reference may be to what the DNB calls Maclean's success in soothing the teachers, 'at that time furious at the cuts in their salaries'. He died of a heart attack brought on by overwork a few months later.

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