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How Markets Fail : the logic of economic calamities.

By: CASSIDY, John.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2009.:

Seller ID: 9547

Condition: First English Edition, red cloth boards lettered black, in striking illustrated dustwrappers. Large 8vo (c.24 x 16 cms), c.pp398, a fine copy with the vulnerable mainly white unclipped dustwrappers also in fine condition.

An excellent and easily read explanatory narrative of the financial crash that began in 2007, together with an exposure of its cultural and historical roots from Adam Smith to Alan Greenspan. The author, John Cassidy, is an award-winning writer for The New Yorker and the Sunday Times. First published in the same year in the USA by Farrar, Starus & Giroux. View more info

The Industrial Resources Of Ireland.

By: IRELAND : Sir Robert Kane.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Dublin UP for Hodges & Smith 1844.:

Seller ID: 2199

Condition: First Edition, gilt cloth neatly rebacked retaining original backstrip. C.pp430, text slightly darkened and just a bit spotted, an excellent stout copy. With the tipped-in errata slip between p.xii and p.1.

Important book on 'the development of industries in Ireland . and the various sources of fuel, water-power, mines, agriculture & manufactures' [DNB]. Goldsmith 33577. View more info

A Life Of Wellington For Boys. Illustrated by John Absolon.

By: KELLY, Walter R. : Wellington.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Addey 1853:

Seller ID: 9118

Condition: First Edition, original blue cloth gilt. Text with a.e.g., ppviii + 301 + final blank + 8 advts. Very neatly rebacked retaining the original backstrip which is faded and very neatly repaired at extreme head and foot, with new front free endpaper. Original front pastedown with couple of neat 19thC signatures : also small attractive modern booklabel. Overall a very good firm copy of a cheaply produced and vulnerable book. With 8 full-page plates, all hand-coloured. Not listed in The Sandler Collection.

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A Narrative Of Events connected with the First Abdication of the Emperor Napoleon, his embarkation [sic] at Frejus and voyage to Elba on board His Majesty's ship Undaunted [AND] His Embarkation at Elba . and a journal of his extraordinary march to Paris as narrated by Colonel Laborde who accompanied the Emperor on that occasion.

By: USSHER, Captain Sir Thomas : Colonel Laborde : Napoleon.

Price: £165.00

Publisher: Dublin, Grant and Bolton; London, James Fraser 1841:

Seller ID: 9146

Condition: First Edition, publisher's original mauve cloth gilt. Tall 8vo, pp100, original cloth typically slightly faded around the backstrip and with a few other light marks. Very small puncture to the edge of the top gilt motif on the backstrip, but overall a pretty good copy of a rare book. With half-title + tipped-in Errata slip.

'Having been thrown by circumstances in contact with the Emperor Napoleon, at the time of his first abdication, and having had opportunities of observing him, at a period when few authentic details of him are known, the Author trusts to the interest that is still felt in everything, however trifling, connected with that extraordinary man' [Preface]. Following a distinguished naval career, Ussher 1779–1848 was promoted to Admiral and awarded a knighthood. Rare book : Ussher's sole publication : see COPAC listing 3 copies only [British Library, Cambridge, and National Library Scotland]. Not li... View more info

The Life & Death of Thomas Wolsey, Cardinall (sic), divided into three parts, His Aspiring, Triumph and Death. By Thomas Storer, student of Christ Church in Oxford. Reprinted from the Edition of 1599. With an introducton and notes.

By: WOLSEY : Thomas Storer.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: Oxford, Talbots & Wheeler 1826.:

Seller ID: 2853

Condition: Second Edition, elegant Regency green morocco gilt. C.pp115 with all edges gilt, bindng lightly rubbed and scuffed, mainly around the backstrip, else an excellent attractive copy with clean and crisp text.

This long poem is Thomas Storer's principal work. Originally published in 1599 : this is its first separate reissue since that time : it includes a 7pp Introduction and 13pp of Notes. *** Thomas Storer 1571–1604 was an Elizabethan poet whose work was included in the famous poetical miscellany England's Parnassus of 1600. View more info

Talavera. Ninth Edition : to which are added Other Poems [WITH] Tribute To The Memory of the Rt Hon Spencer Perceval. By a Friend. Second Edition.

By: [CROKER, J. W.]

Price: £300.00

Publisher: Talavera, printed by Harding & White for Murray &c 1812 : and Tribute, printed by Harding & White for the Author 1812:

Seller ID: 9096

Condition: 2 Works-in-1 Vol. Sm.folio, contemporary diced calf with elegant gilt tooling forming Oxford-style rules, a.e.g. Talavera pp[iv] + 110, faint damp-mark across blank upper margins. With engraved portrait of Wellington : and title-page neatly signed John Flyer [??]. Tribute pp[vi] comprising half-title, frontispiece and title + 8pp with two engraved vignettes + [2]pp blank, the blank upper margins with 3cm dampstain not affecting text. Neatly rebacked and recornered retaining original gilt-decorated backstrip, binding a little rubbed in places, but a very good and well-presented stout copy.

Rare. The Tribute To Perceval - printed privately for the anonymous Author - is not listed in the British Library or Library of Congress catalogues. See Cambridge University Library listing only the anonymous 1812 1st Edition. Perceval was Prime Minister at the time of the Battle of Talavera, during the Peninsular War, and was the only British head of government to have been assassinated. The 9th Edition of Talavera is the first to include the additional poems. Talavera was a British victory in the Peninsular War : the other poems here include War Song : Songs Of Trafalgar : To Him Who Despair... View more info