The Early British department includes books and manuscripts before 1800 by writers born in the British Isles (including England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales), mainly in the areas of literature, history, economics, philosophy, social history and theology as well as books by European writers concerning Britain, or owned and annotated by Britons.
The period covered ranges from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from Chaucer through Shakespeare and Milton to Dr. Johnson and Adam Smith.
BLOCK Magnus Gabriel (1708)
åkskillige Anmaerkningar oefwer tessa tiders astrologiska phantantiska och enthusiasticka prognostiker spådomar och Prophetier,: beträffande menniskjans wäsende och wandel i gemen; men i synnerhet religions- och statz saker, fÖrnemligast i the nordiska länderEnquire
WHITE George (1691)
An Account of the trade to the East-Indies, together with the State of the Present Company, and the best method for establishing and managing that trade to the honor and advantage of the nation. Written by Mr. George White, of London, Merchant. At the desireEnquire
TRADE IN CHINA AND "... STOCK-JOBBERS WHO DEVOUR MEN ON OUR EXCHANGE ..."
BACON Nathaniel using notes left by John Selden
An Historicall Discourse of the Uniformity of the Government of England. The First Part. From the first Times till the Reign of Edward the third. [- The Continuation of an Historicall Discourse of the Government of England, until the end of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. With a Preface, being a Vindication of the ancient way of Parliaments in England. By Nath. Bacon of Grays-Inn, Esquire.] London: for Matthew Walbancke at Garys-Inn-Gate, 1647 [i.e. 1672]Enquire
STEUART James (1767)
An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy; being an Essay on the Science of Domestic Policy in Free Nations. Being an Essay on the Science of Domestic Policy in Free Nations. In which are particularly considered Population, Agriculture, Trade, Industry, Money, Coin, Interest, Circulation, Banks, Exchange, Public Credit, and Taxes.By Sir James Steuart, BartEnquire
A MASTERPIECE OF PROTO-ECONOMICS
DEAN (John). A True and Genuine Narrative of the Whole Affair relating to the Ship Sussex, as sent to the Directors of the Honourable East India Company; from the Time she was deserted by the Officers, and greatest Part of the Crew, till she was unfortunately wreck'd on the Bassas de India. Also a particular Account of the many Hardships and Distresses of the Sixteen Brave Sailors who staid on Board. With a List of their Names. By John Dean, the only surviving Person of them allEnquire