[ Gilbert Ainslie, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Major Macgregor', regarding his 'Translations from the Greek Anthology'.

Gilbert Ainslie (1793-1870), Master of Pembroke College, and twice Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge [ Major Robert Guthrie Macgregor (1805-1869) ]
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Pembroke College, Cambridge. 31 October 1864.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. He has just received a copy of Ainslie's 'Translations from the Greek Anthology' from the London booksellers Messrs. Macmillan, together with MacGregor's 'obliging note'. The book will be placed in the College library, and Ainslie begs leave, 'in the name of our Society, to return you many thanks for it'. Macgregor's 'Translations from the Greek Anthology' was published without date in London by Nissen and Parker.

The True Principal of Population; Trade, Profits, Wages, Employment, and the Land Laws.

T. R.' [population; land reform; Sir Robert Arthur Arnold; Manchester radical politics; economics]
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Undated [between 1880 and 1885]. Manchester: Abel Heywood and Son, 56 & 58, Oldham Street.

12mo, 15 pp. Stitched as issued. Text clear and complete on aged, worn and foxed paper. Can be dated from references in text, and from quotation on title from 'Arthur Arnold, M.P.' (Arnold's career in the House of Commons ending in 1885). Carries a few contemporary marks in light pencil, and a column in shorthand on the blank reverse of the last leaf. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library, on COPAC or on WorldCat.

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