Politics & Law

  • # 19398

    CROSSLEY, R.G.; Australia. Commonwealth Office of Education

    English for newcomers to Australia

    / prepared by The Commonwealth Office of Education … consultant R. G. Crossley. Adelaide : Printed by Vardon, Price Limited, by authority K.M. Stevenson, Government Printer, 1948. First edition. Octavo, original printed buff card wrappers (foxed), pp 118; the inside front and rear covers with printed form ‘To be completed by class teacher at reception and …

  • # 19462


    Corporis Ivris Civilis

    Amsterdam : Elzevir, 1686. Thick octavo, calf over boards (rubbed), rebacked in morocco, contrasting morocco title label, lettered in gilt, later endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown, pp. [xviii]; 904; 754, early vellum tabs to fore edge (some repaired with cloth tape, and a few tears from use), a few contemporary marginalia. Corporis Juris Civilis was …

  • # 19461

    PRYNNE, William (1600 - 1669); COKE, Sir Edward (1552 - 1634)

    Brief animadversions on, amendments of, & additional explanatory records to the Fourth part of institutes of the lawes of England,

    concerning jurisdiction of courts, compiled by the late famous lawyer Sir Edward Cooke knight (chief justice of both benches) in his life-time, but published and re-printed (with some disadvantage) since his death : wherein the misquotations, mistakes of records, antiquities cited in them are rectified, some doubtful passages explained, many defective omissions of usefull records …

  • # 19306

    HUE, François

    Dernières années du règne et de la vie de Louis XVI.

    A Paris : [chez Michaud et Petit] de l’Imprimerie Royale, 1816. “Seconde édition.” Octavo, contemporary full tree calf (rubbed and scuffed), spine with gilt ornament and contrasting title label lettered in gilt (frayed at head and tail), marbled endpapers, original owner’s signature to first blank, frontispiece engraved portrait of Louis XVI, pp xii, 491; frontispiece …

  • # 19289

    MAINTENON, Madame de

    Lettres de Madame Maintenon

    Paris : Rollin, fils, 1752-53. Three volumes bound in one, small octavo, original full calf (boards rubbed and scuffed), spine in compartments with gilt ornament and contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt (the raised bands and head and tail are worn), marbled endpapers, marbled edges, pp [4], 212; 212; 202; title pages printed in …

  • # 19288

    [THIROUX D'ARCONVILLE, Marie Geneviève Charlotte, 1720-1805]

    Leben Maria von Medicis, Prinzessinn von Toscana, Königin von Frankreich und Navarra.

    Aus dem französischen. Berlin : in der Paulischen Buchhandlung, 1780-81-82. Three volumes, small octavo, original marbled papered boards, spines with contrasting title labels lettered in gilt (boards heavily rubbed and worn at edges, some surface loss to paper labels); pp [28], 536; 580; 532, [34 index]; Part 1. with engraved frontispiece portrait of Marie de’ Medici; all title …

  • # 19120

    William Randolph Hearst : a new appraisal (signed copy)

    New York : Hastings House, 1955. Octavo, quarter cloth over papered boards, dustjacket (edges rubbed), pp. x; 325, photographic plates. Signed and inscribed by W. R. Hearst Jr., the business man’s son, to the endpaper.

  • # 19215

    COLQUHOUN, Patrick (1745-1820)

    [TRANSPORTATION] Traité sur la police de Londres

    contenant le détail des crimes et délits qui se commettent dans cette capitale, et indiquant les moyens de les prévenir….Traduit de l’Anglais sur la sixième édition. Paris : Léopold Collin, 1807. Two volumes octavo, contemporary red half calf over red boards (rubbed), spines with gilt numbers, decoration and stamped title labels, pastedowns and free endpapers …

  • # 19251

    SHIRLEY, W. R.

    A history of the Nigeria police

    Lagos : Government printer, 1948. Quarto, lettered cloth (faded), inscription to endpaper, pp. 68, photographic plates. Rare, a single example (imprinted 1950) located in OCLC; no copies located for sale.

  • # 19027

    Canada 150 1867 – 2017

    [Canada] : Oakhill Pond Press, 2017. Letterpress card folder with three bookmarks, printed letterpress on July 1st 2017 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian independence, each with a historical Canadian stamp, together with another small letterpress card commemorating independence. Canadian private press ephemera celebrating nationhood.

  • # 19021

    Dear Anita, having a gay time, wish you were here. Gay Pride / San Francisco, Sunday, June 26th, 1977

    Oakland: Diana Press,1977. 5.5×6 inch postcard, with photo of San Francisco with “Dear Anita…” written on it on one side and a list of Diana Press publications on the other. Anita Bryant was leading an anti-gay movement at this time. The faux inscription resembles holograph but is printed “in plate”  

  • # 19020

    Liberty & Justice for All….? [handbill]

    San Francisco: Whose Town? [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, portrait of Harvey Milk wearing a pin that says “Gag rules,” with a bar across his mouth to censor him. Small yellow stain at lower right from a piece of tape that was formerly attached to the verso. Urges the reader to attend the GFD Parade Committee’s general …

  • # 18971

    MARR, David (editor)

    Vietnam today : bulletin of the Australia-Vietnam Society

    Lyneham, A.C.T. : The Society, [1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988]. 11 individual issues, small quarto (295 x 215mm), original illustrated wrappers, various paginations; occasional marginalia, but in uniformly good condition. The group comprises: No. 22, August Quarter 1982 No. 24, February Quarter 1983 No. 25, May Quarter 1983 No. 30, August Quarter 1984 No. …

  • # 19019

    Your vote isn’t worth a shit! / …Or is it? [handbill]

    San Francisco : Members of the General Membership, Gay Freedom Day Committee, [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, minor crease, very good. Text continues on the verso. Leaflet depicting Bruce Goranson, co-chair of the 1980 Gay Freedom Day Parade Committee, who is alleged to have said these words at a planning meeting. Urges the general membership to attend …

  • # 19064

    In the shadow of no towers (signed copy)

    New York : Pantheon Books, 2004. Quarto, stiff boards, pp. [40], signed by the artist in silver ink. A satirical graphic novel about the events and aftermath of the September 11 attacks in New York by the Pulitzer Prize winning illustrative author of Maus.

  • # 19003

    EDKINS, J.

    The revenue and taxation of the Chinese Empire

    Shanghai : Presbyterian Mission Press, 1903. Octavo, half-roan over silk (spine defective), pp. iii; [i]; ii; 240; iv; [i – price list of other works by the author], very good. Detailed account of the substantial accounts of the Chinese empire.