Economics

[Pamphlet] Cost of Living in Britain Today

Author: 
"Koi Hai"
[Pamphlet] Cost of Living in Britain Today
Publication details: 
Reprinted by permission of 'The Illustrated Weekly of India,' Bombay, [1945].
£125.00
[Pamphlet] Cost of Living in Britain Today

[8]pp., 12mo, original printed wraps, foxed , otherwise good condition. Date '1945' in pencil on front (title), aimed at soldiers returning to England. After title, "With the compliments of the Deolali Transit Camp" (see Wikipedia, Deolali transit camp was a transit camp for British troops in Deolali, India, notorious for its unpleasant environment, boredom, and the psychological problems of soldiers that passed through it.

Typed Letter Signed from an Englishman named 'Mac' in Singapore to his friend and business associate 'Dane' in England, describing the post-war situation there ('a hell of a mess') and 'a very adventurous trip' to Bajau.

Author: 
[Malayan Rubber Trading Co., Ltd; Malaysia; Gan Chong Bin; Singapore]
Malayan Rubber Trading Co., Ltd
Publication details: 
Malayan Rubber Trading Co. Ltd, P.O. Box 396, Singapore; 7 June 1946.
£180.00
Malayan Rubber Trading Co., Ltd

Folio, 1 p. 70 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged and creased paper. Signed 'Mac', with 'Duplicate' in the same hand at head of page. He had 'a lousy trip, a dry ship, eight to a two berth cabin and only one step - Port Said. And what a disappointment when I stepped ashore at Singapore.

Manuscript notice or draft poster headed 'Town of Leek | Schedule of Tolls and Stallage Duties due and payable to George Nathaniel Best and Edward Rooke Esquires and their Lessee in respect of Goods Cattle and Commodities exposed to sale, [...]'.

Author: 
Leek, Staffordshire, public market tolls and duties [George Nathaniel Best (d.1845); John Cruso (1789-1867), Leek solicitor; Edward Rooke; Robert John Barr, Leeds solicitor]
Town of Leek | Schedule of Tolls and Stallage Duties
Publication details: 
Undated [1840s].
£180.00
Town of Leek | Schedule of Tolls and Stallage Duties

On one side of piece of laid paper, roughly 48 x 59 cm, watermarked 'J A | 1840'. Clear, complete and neatly written. Text in italic and headings in gothic script. Good, on aged paper, unobtrusively repaired on reverse with archival tape. Eighteen numbered tolls and duties are described, with their costs, in the following four subsections: 'Tolls for Cattle', 'Tolls for Goods &c exposed for sale in cases where Stalls are not used', 'Tolls and stallage Duties upon Butchers' and 'Other Tolls and Stallage Duties on Goods exposed to sale upon Stalls | either opened or covered'.

Philadelphia twenty-shilling Bill of Credit, from the period of the American War of Independence, signed by Matthew Clarkson, Joseph Redman and William Smith.

Author: 
Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800), Mayor of Philadelphia, 1792-1796; Joseph Redman; William Smith.
Philadelphia twenty-shilling Bill of Credit
Publication details: 
No. 3056. Printed by Hall and Sellers. 1775.
£56.00
Philadelphia twenty-shilling Bill of Credit

Printed on both sides of a piece of 7 x 9 cm paper. Worn and aged, with damage along edges on both sides, affecting a few words of text, but not the signatures. Both sides with ornate decorative borders. On one side with printing details and decorative pattern of foliage; the other with the number filled in in manuscript, engraving of Royal Crest, and printed declaration, dated 'in the sixteenth Year of the Reign of His Majesty GEO. the Third. Dated at Philadelphia, the 8th Day of December, 1775. Signed at foot 'Jos Redman', 'Wm. Smith' and 'M Clarkson' (the second signature faded).

Manuscript receipt for £1000 from Lawrence Squibb, 'being for the furnishing and providing severall tents for his Ma[jesti]es: service', signed by William Bowles and Robert Child, Masters of His Majesty's Tents.

Author: 
Sir William Bowles (d.1681) and Robert Child, Masters of His Majesty's Tents [Lawrence Squibb; King Charles II]
Manuscript receipt for £1000 from Lawrence Squibb
Publication details: 
23 June 1663.
£80.00
Manuscript receipt for £1000 from Lawrence Squibb

On one side of a piece of 12mo laid paper. Fourteen lines of text, beneath the date, with the two signatures in the right-hand margin. On aged and worn paper, with bottom right-hand corner worn away, slightly affecting both signatures, but with no apparent loss of text.

[Printed pamphlet] Under the Sanction of the Directors. Report of the Directors to a Special General Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester, on the Injurious Effects of Restrictions of Trade, [...] 11th March, 1841.

Author: 
[Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester; free trade; protectionism]
Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester
Publication details: 
Fourth Thousand. London: Pelham Richardson, Cornhill; Ridgway, Piccadilly; Manchester: White & Carter, St. Ann's Square; and other Booksellers. [Manchester: Printed by White and Carter.]
£56.00
Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures at Manchester

8vo, 24 pp. Disbound. Text clear and complete. Contemporary ownership inscription at head of front cover: 'D Chalmer | 3 Clayes St'. Stamps of the New York Public Library on front cover and first page of text. On aged paper, with chipping to extremities. Scarce: the only copy of this fourth edition on COPAC at the British Library, and the only other copies of any other edition on COPAC - single copies of the first and third edition - both also at the British Library. John Rylands has 2 copies.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Commercial Travellers' Benevolent Institution, for the Relief of Aged and Necessitous Members and Widows of Members. Instituted 1849.

Author: 
[Leonard Courtney, Secretary, and J. M. Longley, Treasurer, The Commercial Travellers' Benevolent Institution (Inst. 1849]
The Commercial Travellers' Benevolent Institution
Publication details: 
[1907. The Commercial Travellers' Benevolent Institution, 11 Ironmonger Lane, Cheapside, E.C.]
£38.00
The Commercial Travellers' Benevolent Institution

12mo, 10 pp. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper, with pin holes and a spike hole. Includes list of the 'Board of Management for 1907', accounts, 'Statement of Accounts, December 21st, 1901, to December 20th, 1906. Compiled by Mr. J. M. Longley, Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.' Also 'Report Presented at the Half-Yearly General Court, 27th Dec., 1906.' The 'Result of Poll', 'December Election, 1906', by Courtney, contains lists naming 'Successful Candidates' and 'Unsuccessful Candidates'.

Six manuscript bills and one letter from Edinburgh and Dumfries tradesmen, relating to the 1839 marriage in Buittle Parish of Janet, daughter of John Herries Maxwell of Munches, to William Maxwell of Carruchan.

Author: 
John Herries Maxwell (1784-1843) of Munches, of Buittle Parish, Kirkcudbright [Descendant of friend of Burns; William Maxwell of Carruchan]
Six manuscript bills and one letter from Edinburgh and Dumfries tradesmen
Publication details: 
Edinburgh and Dumfries; 1839.
£180.00
Six manuscript bills and one letter from Edinburgh and Dumfries tradesmen

Janet Maxwell married William Maxwell in Buittle Parish on 3 September 1839, and died three years later. The nine items, in good condition on lightly-aged paper, provide a fascinating insight into the requisites and cost of an early Victorian Scottish middle-class wedding, from the wedding 'pelisse' to the 'bride's cake'. ONE. Covering packet with manuscript note by J. H. Maxwell reading 'Vouchers | My Daughters marriage - clothes jewellery pocket money &c | 3d Sep 1839 | £439. 5. 4'. TWO. Autograph itemised account by J. H. Maxwell. 12mo, 1 p.

[Small card, part-printed part manuscript] An Account shewing what has been Redeemed of the National Debt, the Land Tax, and Imperial Loan to the Ist Novr 1807

Author: 
[Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; National Debt]
An Account shewing what has been Redeemed of the National Debt,
Publication details: 
[Nov. 1807]
£225.00
An Account shewing what has been Redeemed of the National Debt,

Card, c.11 x 7cm, [RECTO] date "Ist Novr 1807" in manuscript as are the figures in acolumn after categorisation as follows: "Redeemed by Annual Million &c [£] 66.968.173 | Do.[corrected in ms. to] on acct of Loans 61.622.815 | Do. by Land Tax 22.942.813 | Do. by £1. pr. Ct. pr. Ann . on Imp. Loan 814.723 | Total £ 152.340.529 | The sum to be expended in the ensuing Quarter is £2.529.224.155. [VERSO] [Manuscript] The Rt Honble Lord Melville". It appears that Melville and, presumably, others, received monthly notice of the size of the National Debt and other figures.

[Black Book] Volume presented to former Governor of the Bank of England Gordon Richardson on his 90th birthday, signed by 'Friends and Colleagues of the Bank and the City and from abroad', inc. his successors Sir Edward George and Sir Mervyn King.

Author: 
Gordon Richardson, Governor of the Bank of England, 1973-1983 [Gordon William Humphreys Richardson (1915-2010), Baron Richardson of Duntisbourne] [Eddie George [Sir Edward George]; Mervyn King
Volume presented to former Governor of the Bank of England Gordon Richardson
Publication details: 
25 November 2005.
£300.00
Volume presented to former Governor of the Bank of England Gordon Richardson

8vo volume, on thick laid paper, in black simulated leather binding (a Black Book of Bankers, so to speak), marbled endpapers. Gilt stamp of the Bank of England on the front cover. In very good condition. The recto of the first leaf is inscribed 'To Gordon Richardson | In admiration and With every good wish On your 90th birthday | From your Friends and Colleagues of the Bank and the City and from abroad | 25th November 2005'. Around 70 signatures follow, over seven pages.

[Pamphlet] Proposed General Order and Rules of the High Court of Chancery, to Regulate the Mode of Proceeding under the Companies Act, 1862.

Author: 
[Regulation of the Mode of Proceeding under the Companies Act, 1862]
Regulate the Mode of Proceeding under the Companies Act, 1862.
Publication details: 
London: V. & R. Stevens, Sons, & Haynes, Law Booksellers and Publishers, 26, Bell Yard, Lincoln's Inn [1862]
£125.00
Regulate the Mode of Proceeding under the Companies Act, 1862.

76pp., cr. 8vo, unbound and stabbed as issued, top edge of first page/title chipped with faint foxing and other minor damage, back cover (also with printed title) partly dusted, item mainly in good condition. Inscribed at the top of the title, faintly, "Received from Mr. Freshfield [presumably the lawyer/MP, JJW Freshfield (DNB)] | 23 Oct. 1862 | [GH?]". This proposed text has been annotated (not extensively) in an unknown hand, and has some differences from the later published version.

Hall's Distiller ... Adapted to the use of farmers as well as Distillers [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]

Author: 
Harrison Hall, 'formerly of Lamberton .... New Jersey'.
Hall's Distiller
Publication details: 
Philadelphia: Printed by John Bioren, 1813.
£950.00
Hall's Distiller

x,244pp., with engraved plate (opp.p.223, 'Mr. H. Sargeant's Machine for raising water') and . folding frontis (diagram, 'Improvements by Henry Witmer upon Anderson's Patent Condensing Tub'), small closed tear, attractive contemporary tree calf, red leather label, corners bumpedtop and bottom of spine also, other signs of wear browned and foxed throughout (reason given later), hinge strain front and back (with failed attempt to repair from with tape), ownership notes on endpapers, slightly damaged, else very good. INSCRIBED "Harrison Hall" (Author) on front pastedown.

Two Autograph Letters Signed J. Chamberlain to Sir Robert Giffen, eminent Scottish statistician and economist, encapsulating his views on tariff reform and related issues at a critical time.

Author: 
Joseph Chamberlain (DNB), politician and statesman
Joseph Chamberlain (DNB), politician and statesman
Publication details: 
[Printed headings] 40 Prince's Gardens, SW [London], 11 Aug. 1902 AND Highbury, Moor Green, Birmingham, 11 Dec. 1903.
£800.00
Joseph Chamberlain (DNB), politician and statesman

3 & 4pp., 12mo, very good condition. With original addressed envelope for Letter 1 (Sir Robert Giffen KCB | etc etc etc. [Chamberlains' joke?], 40 Brunswick Road ...) , with franked signature of Chamberlain. Letter One (1902): Many thanks for your notes. I agree with you in thinking that preference is chiefly valuable as promoting the Imperial sentiment of unity. | It has, however, other advantages - (1) it is a movement as far as it goes, towards free trade within the Empire. Every reduction of duty helps towards the end.

{Printed Programme] China in a New Era: Continuity and Change [The Third International Congress of Professors World Peace Academy

Author: 
[Professors World Peace Academy (PWPA); China]
China in a New Era: Continuity and Change
Publication details: 
[The Westin Philippine Plaza Hotel, Manila, The Philippines, August 24-29, 1987.
£225.00
China in a New Era: Continuity and Change

68pp., printed wraps, comb binding. The programme for the Congress, with photographs of speakers, and synopses of their subjects, and other introductory matter. The discussions (or some of them?) were apparently later published but COPAC records only two publications. This item is not listed on COPAC, but WorldCat lists a copy at Harvard. Perhaps a pivotal discussion of the emerging China.

[Printed pamphlet containing detailed lists of charity and social work organisations in the Great Depression.] Charity Orginisation Society Manual.

Author: 
[Charity Organisation Society, London; Rev. J. C. Pringle, Secretary; Miss H. M. Kelly, Assistant Secretary; E. C. Price, Secretary Inquiry Department]
Printed pamphlet containing detailed lists of charity organisations
Publication details: 
'Form No. 33]'. July, 1928. [Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd., London, Colchester and Eton.]
£85.00
Printed pamphlet containing detailed lists of charity organisations

16mo, 24 pp. Stitched. Text clear and complete. On aged and lightly-spotted paper. Topics, under nine headings, on pp.1-9, include the 'Aims and Methods' of the Society, constitution, 'Workers', 'Training for Social Work', 'Application for Help', 'Inquiry Department'. Pp.10-15 gives a list of different charity organisations in London, with names of officials, opening hours and other details. Pp.16-17 carry a list of borough offices of 'Metropolitan Mutual Registration of Assistance'. Pp.19-22 carries a 'List of District Committees and Offices.

Mimeographed paper by G.D.H. Cole and Arthur Henderson titled 'Memorandum on the causes of and remedies for Labour unrest, presented by the Trade Union Representatives on the Joint Committee appointed at the National Industrial Conference [...]'.

Author: 
G. D. H. Cole [George Douglas Howard Cole] (1889-1959), economist and historian; Arthur Henderson (1863-1935), three-time leader of the British Labour Party and recipient of the Nobel peace prize
Memorandum on the causes of and remedies for Labour unrest,
Publication details: 
'[...] at the National Industrial Conference held at the Central Hall, London on February 27th, 1919.'
£580.00
Memorandum on the causes of and remedies for Labour unrest,

Mimeographed typescript. Folio, 19 pp, each on a separate leaf. In worn green 'Ministry of Munitions of War. Branch Memorandum' folder. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with slight damage to some corners from rusty paperclip. Signed in type 'ARTHUR HENDERSON, CHAIRMAN. | G.D.H. COLE, SECRETARY'. Headed in manuscript 'Memorandum by Mr. Henderson & Mr Cole.' A scarce, historic document in the history of British politics, addressing what its authors claim to be 'the most wide-spread and deep-seated unrest that has ever been known in this country'.

Copy of manuscript 'King's Warrant' [King George III], declaring 'Major General Saml. Townsend, discharged from further accounting for the Sum of £17464. 14. 8 received by him for Recruiting Service from the end of the year 1778, to 24th. June 1786.'

Author: 
[Major-General Samuel Irwin Townsend (1732-1794), 19th Foot; American War of Independence; King George III'; William Pitt the Younger; Edward James Eliot; Sir John Aubrey]
Major-General Samuel Irwin Townsend
Publication details: 
'Given at Our Court at Saint James's this First day of May 1787 in the Twenty Seventh Year of Our Reign.'
£280.00
Major-General Samuel Irwin Townsend

Folio, 2 pp. On first leaf of bifolium, with the verso of the second leaf docketed, under the heading 'King's Warrant'. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Headed '(Copy)', and with 'George R' in a bold hand in the top left-hand corner. Although the signature is almost certainly not in the hand of the king, the document is docketed in pencil: 'Signature of his late beloved Majesty King George III on Copy of a Warrant retained by General Saml. Townsend'.

Offprint of article in the 'Penrith Observer' by A. W. Rumney, concerning his ancestor Thomas Rumney, Mellfell, Watermillock, titled 'Old Time Local Life. A Cumberland Farmer's Out-goings A Hundred Years Ago.'

Author: 
A. W. Rumney [Thomas Rumney, Mellfell, Watermillock; Cumberland farming in the Georgian period; Miss Emma Clark Abraham (1850-1934) of Liverpool and Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston; T. F. Hofland]
Cumberland farming in the Georgian period
Publication details: 
From the Penrith Observer, 14, 21 and 28 November and 5 December 1911.
£180.00
Cumberland farming in the Georgian period

Five columns of text, each 51 cm long, on one side of piece of paper, 42 x 57 cm. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. An autograph note on the reverse by Miss E. C. Abraham of Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston, states that the item was sent to her its author A. W. Rumney, whose presentation inscription ('With best wishes for Xmas | AWR') is at the head of the article. The first column discusses the accounts which cover the remaining four columns, dating from 'the year of Waterloo' 1815. The entry 'Sept. 2, Pd. for Mrs. Hofland's packages per wagon ... ... ...

Autograph Letter Signed ('J Crowe') by John Crowe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Norwich Union Fire & Life Insurance Societies, to Major-General John Hall, regarding 'the misconduct of the Secretary Mr Thos Bignold Senr.'

Author: 
John Crowe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Norwich Union Fire & Life Insurance Societies [Major-General John Hall (1770-1823) of Park Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse; Thomas Bignold (1761-1835)]
Publication details: 
16 November 1818; Union Office, Norwich.
£280.00

Folio, 2 pp. On the rectos of the two leaves of a bifolium. On laid paper watermarked 'Gilling & Allford 1816'. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The first page contains a letter addressed to 'General Hall' from 'Union Office | Norwich 16th Novr. 1818', forty lines long and signed 'J Crowe'. The second page is headed 'Norwich Union Life Insurance Society | Statement of the particulars of the misconduct of the Secretary Mr Thos Bignold Senr.' It contains a six-point indictment of Bignold, totalling thirty-seven lines.

A small archive of printed ephemera and manuscript material expressing Jon R. Forest's (of Winooski, Vt) views on the Civil War and radical views on the U.S. monetary system, 'equal suffrage'. agrarian reform, etc.

Author: 
[Jon R. Forest aka J.R. Forest, John R. Forrest [né Redhead], radical]
Publication details: 
Winooski Falls, Vermont, 1847-1849.
£700.00

The collection comprises: A. 6 Autograph Letters, one signed John R. Forrest , 3 ending Farewell and 2 possibly incomplete or simply unsigned, to John Abraham of Liverpool, England, addressed as cousin, druggist, 1847-1879, various formats, total 27 (twenty-seven) pages, some lines faint, good condition. Subjects: (1847) introductory; personal and family information; Montreal connection; Vermont industries; railway about to be connected; I am a real Yankee by this time; jobs he's done inc. agent for the Liberty Gazette; currently doing a variety of jobs inc.

[Booklet] The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils arising from our Mongrel Currency, and shewing how it has produced the present National Distress

Author: 
Abraham Whitehead, campaigner against child labour etc.
The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils
Publication details: 
London: Whittaker & Co., Ave Maria Lane, and all Booksellers, 1843 (Holmfirth: Printed by Joseph Crosland).
£180.00
The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils

Continuation of title: "... Also, shewing how and quantity of Money may be made upon entirely new principles, so as to form a safe and useful Currency, and how the National Debt may be rapidly and honestly liquidated, at the rate of Compound Interest, without imposing fresh Burdens on the People." Booklet, 42pp., 12mo, brown printed paper wraps, corner of front missing (loss of word and 5 or 6 letters from imprint), some staining, chipping and tears of covers , mainly intact, bottom corner of pages turned, contents mainly good condition.

[Printed] Draft Scheme of Compensation in Case of Injury to Workmen in Government Establishments. (Government Scheme Under Sec. 3.)

Author: 
[Workman's Compensation Act, 1906]
Draft Scheme of Compensation in Case of Injury to Workmen
Publication details: 
[London], 1906
£32.00
Draft Scheme of Compensation in Case of Injury to Workmen

Four pages, folio, chips and tears, loss of a few letters, poor condition. Not listed on COPAC.

[Printed 1921 prospectus.] The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited. Offer for Sale of £4,000,000 Seven per cent. Mortgage Debenture Stock at the price of £90 per cent. [With separate application form.]

Author: 
[Sir Alfred Booth, Chairman, The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited]
 The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited.
Publication details: 
The Central Stationery & Printing Co., Ltd., 19, North John Street, Liverpool. [The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited. 1921.]
£85.00
 The Cunard Steam Ship Company, Limited.

Folio, 3 pp; 8vo, 1 p. Bifolium. With the title lengthwise on reverse of second leaf, which also carries a table of 'The Fleets of the Cunard Company and of its Allied Lines' (both of vessels 'in commission' and 'building'). In small type. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Detailed prospectus quoting letter from 'the Chairman of the Cunard Company, Sir Alfred Booth, Bart'. Accompanying printed application form (8vo, 1 p). Both prospectus and application with the stamp of the Edinburgh stockbroker A. W. Banks.

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.

[Book] State of France during the years1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, and 1806

Author: 
W.T. Williams
Publication details: 
Richard Phillips, London, 1807
£200.00

Title continued: "Comprising A Description of the Customs and Manners of that Country; together with Observations on its Government, Finances, Population, Agriculture, Religion, Public Schools, Conduct towards English prisoners, and Internal Commerce. To which are added, Anecdotes tending to delineate the Character of The Chief of the French Government" [presumably Napoleon]. 2 vols, pp.xii.216; viii.204, catchword on ii.204 "Useful" anticipating a 36pp. catalogue of Richard Phillips' publications missing from this copy, mauve cloth, discreetly rebacked, bumped, spine gt.title and vol.

Three printed reports of meetings held at the Council House, Chichester, of the West Sussex branch of the British 'War Agricultural Committee' (two from 1915 and one from 1916) and one report from the 'War Agricultural Executive Committee'.

Author: 
[Herbert Padwick, Chairman, War Agricultural Committee, West Sussex Branch; First World War; British farming; women and agriculture]
Publication details: 
The three 'War Agricultural Committee' reports: 16 November and 22 December 1915, and 9 February 1916. 'War Agricultural Executive Committee' report: 29 January 1917. All meetings held at the Council House, Chichester [West Sussex Committee].
£350.00

All four items clear and complete, on lightly-aged and creased paper. Item One: Report of WAC meeting of 16 November 1915. Folio, 6 pp. Includes 'Reports from District Sub-Committees' and section on 'Enlistment as to Skilled Agricultural Labourers'. Also section on 'Women's County Committee'. Item Two: Report of WAC meeting of 22 December 1915. Folio, 4 pp. Sections on 'Instruction in milking to women' and 'Employment of women on farm work'. Signed in type as Chairman by Padwick. Item Three: Report of WAC meeting of 9 February 1916. Folio, 4 pp. Signed in type as Chairman by Padwick.

Manuscript accounts relating to the Trial of the Pyx, 2 July to 29 December 1681

Author: 
Royal Mint and Goldsmiths' Company.
Trial of the Pyx
Publication details: 
1681
£1,500.00
Trial of the Pyx

1. Physical Description: 8vo, 20 pp. Ten loose leaves of watermarked laid paper. Aged, and with chipping to extremities causing occasional minor loss to text. In a neat, close Chancery hand. The leaves would appear to be sequential, with no evidence that any are lacking from the series. Docketing in a modern hand in pencil at head of recto of first leaf, which also has laid down on it a fragment of a small type-written slip: 'B/26 | <...> AL - SERIES B. | <...> 1681 - DECEMBER 1681'. Pp.1-10 (on Leaves One to Five) concern gold; pp.11-20 (on Leaves Six to Ten) concern silver.A.

[MS.] A State of the Matter with relation to the Amending of Money Bills sent from the Com[m]ons to the Lords.

Author: 
[Money Bills in the Houses of Parliament; the Lords exclusion from financial decisions]
[Sir Walter Raleigh; William Raven, Sea Captain]
Publication details: 
[Early 1700s].
£750.00
[Sir Walter Raleigh; William Raven, Sea Captain]

65pp., folio, marbled wrap front only, ragged. It considers the issue of money bills and the two Houses between 1661 and 1703. Pencilled note, front free endpaper verso, "Unique M.S. from Earl of Harrowby's Collection".  The writer discusses various bills and their progress though amendment and proviso, precedent, dissent, and committee, commencing with the context: "There do not appear in their Lordships Journals any thing Remarkable touching that matter till after the Restoration, when the Lords from that Time to the year 1695 frequently amended Money Bills of all kinds , , , ".

Autograph Letter signed "W.H. Sykes", Indian Army officer, statistician etc, to "Wm. Brown".

Author: 
Colonel William Henry Sykes, FRS (1790-1872), Indian Army officer, politician, ornithologist and statistician.
Autograph Letter signed "W.H. Sykes", Indian Army officer
Publication details: 
28 Marine Sq[uare], Brighton, 24 August 1861.
£125.00
Autograph Letter signed "W.H. Sykes", Indian Army officer

Two pages, 12mo, minor staining, mainly good condition.

Autograph Letter Signed "R.L. Ellis" to R. Rothman, M.D., applying mathematics to a political economy issue.

Author: 
R.L. Ellis, English polymath (1817-1859), remembered principally as a mathematician and editor of the works of Francis Bacon.
R.L. Ellis, English polymath (1817-1859)
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£500.00
R.L. Ellis, English polymath (1817-1859)

Three pages, 8vo, good condition. He commences with a mathematical supposition (in formula terms) then proceeds with putting the suppositions of "the master" [Malthus, Ricardo or their like?) in mathematical terms, concluding a fall of price to "3/4d or one quarter", adding that "The suppositions he makes are incompatible with the ratio theory ...", doing sums which he concludes with the an answer he describes as "absurd".

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