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Griffith, Ordinances of the Gold Coast Colony, and the Rules and Orders Thereund

Griffith, Sir William Brandforth.

Ordinances of the Gold Coast Colony, and the Rules and Orders Thereunder in Force 31st March, 1903; An Appendix Containg the Letters Patent; The Imperial Orders in Council, And Various Acts of Parliament in Force in the Colony, And an Index. Also The Ordinances, & c., In Force in Ashanti and the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast. Prepared under the Authority of “The Reprint of the Statutes Ordinance, 1903” by Sir William Brandford Griffith, Chief Justice of the Gold Coast Colony.

Original / First Edition. 2 Volumes (complete set). London, Stevens & Sons, Limited, 1903. 15.5 cm x 24.5 cm Volume 1: XLVI, 878 pages. Volume 2: 907 pages. Interleaved with blank pages throughout for later annotations / notes. Hardcover/ Original, brown half-leather with gilt lettering on spine with raised bands. Massive, stunning set in overall very good condition with only minor signs of external wear (Leather-corner missing from front board bottom corner of Volume I). Minor gutter-split between front endpaper and half title of Volume I but binding still firm and strong. Binding of Volume II is very firm and strong. Boards are faded and carry minor stains. Board of Volume II has minor worming. Volume I carries occasional annotations. Some staining to edges of Volume I. Occasional inkstains and spotting to interiors but both volumes are sharp cornered, bright and for the most part clean. Very Rare, rather scarce original edition !

EUR 950,-- 

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Mohammad Hatta - Two Inscribed books

[Hatta, Mohammad / Koperberg, Sam (Samuel)] Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington).

Collection of two, personally signed and inscribed books from the library of Mohammad Hatta to Sam [Samuel] Koperberg and to former US-Ambassador Howard Palfrey Jones: I. The first book is inscribed in dutch by Hatta and the title is: Social-Economic Movements. By Harry W.Laidler. [Signed / Inscribed Association copy between Mohammad Hatta (Vice-President of Indonesia) and Samuel Koperberg (Secretary of the Java Institute and friend of Rabindranath Tagore)] / II. The second book is the compilation of Selected Writings by Mohammad Hatta: “Portrait of a Patriot”, inscribed and signed to Howard Palfrey Jones, who served as the United States Ambassador to Indonesia during the last years of the Sukarno presidency. Mohammad Hatta inscribed the book to Jones a mere 6 months before Jones’ death. An historical and comparative survey of socialism, communism, co-operation, utopianism, and other systems of reform and reconstruction.

London / Paris / Routledge & Kegan Paul / Mouton, 1949 – 1972. 23 cm. Book I (Laidler-Publication): XX, 828 pages. Illustrations, including 16 unnumbered pages of plates and potraits in black and white. / Book II: “Portrait oif a Patriot” – 604 pages. The Laidler-Publication is bound in its original Hardcover (Publisher’s cloth) without dustjacket / The “Portrait of a Patriot” is in original publisher’s cloth with the rare original dustjacket in protective Mylar. The “Portrait of a Patriot is in absolutely excellent and firm condition / The Laidler-publication a little shaky but besides a minor damage to the edge of some pages (see images), in very good condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Both books Inscribed and Signed by Mohammad Hatta (Book I to Samuel Koperberg: “Aan myn vriend Sam Koperberg ter herinnering aan eijn ….af 16 September 1954 – HATTA”./ Book II: “For Mr. Howard P.Jones – with compliments – Hatta – Feb.14, 1973”. Signed and inscribed books by Hatta are exceedingly rare. [International library of sociology and social reconstruction (Routledge & Kegan Paul)].

EUR 1.200,-- 

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