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Edinburgh: E. Balfour, Manners & Miller, 1803.
An attractive set in red morocco by SangorskiTwo volumes octavo, bound without half-titles; half red morocco by Sangorski. Remarkably detailed survey of colonial policy on the eve of the Napoleonic Wars. 'The larger portion of this scarce work relates to America, and.....
London: Charles Knight, 1836-1839.
Darwin's mentor and guideFour volumes, octavo, half calf, marbled boards. William Paley (1743-1805), the Archdeacon of Carlisle was a leading Anglican voice in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain. Paley is renowned as the promoter of the 'blind watchmaker' argument, refuting the notion of evolutionary science.....
London: John Murray, 1870.
The Elgin embassy and it's aftermathOctavo, portrait frontispiece and a folding map; in publisher's cloth. Second edition by the private secretary to the Earl of Elgin describing negotiations for the Taku Forts, and later imprisonment by the Chinese.