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  1. 116565

    Women Who Work.

    First edition, first impression, of this survey of women workers in inter-war Britain. Learn More
    £95

    Date of Publication: 1937

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116565

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  2. 116558

    Capital and Labour;

    Including The Results of Machinery.
    First separate edition of the author's study of the effects of industrialisation on the production of wealth. Capital and Labour was originally published as part of the author's series The Rights of Industry: addressed to the working men of the United Kingdom in 1831. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1845

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116558

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  3. 116501

    Essays in Persuasion.

    First edition, first impression. "Keynes' intensive public activity with respect to the policy discussions of the inter-war period was reflected in the more than three-hundred articles he wrote for the ‘highbrow' news magazines of the time (particularly the Nation and Athenaeum- of whose board Keynes was chairman in the 1920's - and its successor The New Statesman and Nation) as well as for the popular press. Learn More
    £3,250

    Date of Publication: 1931

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116501

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  4. 116494

    How to Pay for the War.

    A Radical Plan for the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £100

    Date of Publication: 1940

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116494

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  5. 116488

    The Theory of Political Economy.

    First edition. Jevons (1835–1882), whom Schumpeter describes as "one of the most genuinely original economists who ever lived" (History of Economic Analysis, 1997, first published 1954, p. 826), here presents his marginal utility theory of value. Palgrave claims that in this work Jevons "attempts nothing less than the reconstruction of the science of economics as the calculus of human satisfactions. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1871

    Published: London and New York

    Stock Code: 116488

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  6. 116476

    De l'Esprit des loix.

    Ou du Rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c. à quoi l’auteur a ajouté des recherches nouvelles sur les loix romaines touchant les successions, sur les loix françoises, & sur les loix féodales.
    First edition of this classic in social science which influenced the formation of the United States Constitution and was the ideological basis of the French Revolution. "The most distinctive aspect of this immense syllabus is its moderation: a quality not designed to achieve official approval in 1748. It is an always original survey which is neither doctrinaire, visionary, eccentric, nor over-systematic" (PMM). Learn More
    £32,500

    Date of Publication: [1748]

    Published: Geneva

    Stock Code: 116476

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  7. 116468

    The Great Crash 1929.

    First UK edition, first impression. A bestseller on publication which has never out of print since, Galbraith's study is an economic history of the build-up to the Wall Street Crash, written on the principle that those that don't know history are destined to repeat it. Not without its lighter moments, as the Financial Times' reviewer observed, "Professor Galbraith performed a necessary and useful task in producing a lively and highly readable account of that disaster. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116468

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  8. 116448

    Business Cycles.

    A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process.
    First edition, first impression, of Schumpeter's "impressive work on business cycles" (The New Palgrave). "A prominent member of the department of economics at Harvard University in its golden decade of the 1930's [Schumpeter] published a massive two-volume study of Business Cycles, in which once again the entrepreneur was placed at the centre of events" (Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, p. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1939

    Published: New York and London

    Stock Code: 116448

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  9. 116357

    Théorie du paradoxe.

    [Bound with:] Théorie du libelle, ou L'Art de calomnier avec fruit, dialogue philosophique, pour servir de supplément à La Théorie du paradoxe. [By Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet; and:] Réponse sérieuse à M. L[inguet], par l'auteur de La Théorie du paradoxe.
    First collected edition of these three libelles. André Morellet (1727–1819) wrote his Théorie du paradoxe (1775) as a rebuttal to Linguet's anti-Physiocratic treatise on politics Théorie des lois civiles (1767), a work which "offended the Économistes by its disregard of Natural Law and its championship of Asiatic Despotism over modern freedom" (William Oliver Coleman, Economics and Its Enemies, 2002, p. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1775

    Published: Amsterdam [but Paris]

    Stock Code: 116357

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  10. 116346

    L'Intérêt général de l'État, ou, La Liberté du commerce des blés,

    démontrée conforme au droit naturel; au droit public de la France; aux lois fondamentales du royaume; à l'intérêt commun du souverain et de ses sujets dans tous les temps: avec la réfutation d'un nouveau systême, publié [par l'abbé Galiani] en forme de dialogues, sur le commerce des blés.
    First edition of the author's defence of Physiocracy in general and of its position on the grain trade in particular. A prominent Physiocrat who was invited by Catherine II to spread the doctrine to St. Petersburg , Mercier "published what many (for example, Smith, 1776, p. 679; Mill, 1824, p. 712) considered to be the most comprehensive exposition of Physiocratic doctrine in his L'Ordre Naturel et Essentiel des Sociétés Politiques (1767)" (The New Palgrave III, p. Learn More
    £4,750

    Date of Publication: 1770

    Published: Amsterdam; et se trouve

    Stock Code: 116346

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  11. 116314comp
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    Public Policy and the Tax System.

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from David Livesey Economics fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and contributor to the book, to James Meade (1907-1995), winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics for 1977, to whom the book is dedicated. Laid in is a letter from Livesey to Meade on Emmanuel College letterhead note paper, dated 1987, which reads, in part, “My contribution to the volume is a modest and very partial repayment of the large intellectual debt which I owe you. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1980

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116314

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    The Keynesian Revolution.

    First UK edition, first impression. With the author's clipped inscription on the front pastedown, reading: "With best wishes from Lawrence R. Klein". Originally published in the US in 1947. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1950

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116229

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    John Maynard Keynes. Hopes Betrayed 18831920; The Economist as Saviour 19201937; Fighting for Britain 19371946.

    First editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author on the title page of Volume 3: "To David, with best wishes from Robert". Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1983

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116227

    Signed: Yes

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    The Opportunity in Life Underwriting.

    A study of the work of the life underwriting designed to guide the man who is seeking a permanent and profitable lifetime career.
    First edition, first printing. With a typed compliments note on Beneficial Life Insurance letterhead signed by Heber J. Grant tipped-in on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £275

    Date of Publication: 1935

    Published: Indianapolis

    Stock Code: 116196

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  15. 116183

    Pareres, ou Avis et Conseils sur les plus importantes Matières de Commerce.

    Contenant la resolution des questions les plus difficiles, sçavoir sur les banqueroutes & faillites; des lettres & billets de change; des ordres sans datte & sans expression de valeur; des signatures en blanc; des novations des lettres & billets de change; de celles qui sont tirées ou acceptées par des femmes en puissance de mary; de minorité des tireurs; des differentes societés; de la competence des juge [sic] & consuls; & sur plusieurs autres questions touchant le fait du commerce; ensemble plusieurs arrests des parlemens rendus conformément à ces pareres.
    First edition of the author's continuation of his manual on mercantile trade, Le Parfait Négociant (1675). Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet (1661), who was his patron, but he later made good his name and was admitted in 1670 into the council established to undertake commercial reforms. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1688

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 116183

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  16. 116181

    First Essay on Population 1798.

    With Notes by James Bonar.
    First facsimile edition, first impression. "In this reprint the Royal Economic Society has endeavoured to reproduce the Essay of 1798 with the least possible change, preserving its features not only in the lines, pages, and spelling, but it is hoped with fair success, in the colour or paper and style of binding". Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116181

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  17. 116178

    The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

    First edition, first impression. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle … in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM). Learn More
    £495

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116178

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  18. Autobiography.

    Autobiography.

    First edition of Mill's pioneering essay in the literary genre of psychological self-analysis, composed mainly during the 1850s, but not published until after his death. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1873

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116055

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  19. Gold.

    Gold.

    Legal Regulations for the Standard of Gold & Silver Wares in Different Countries of the World. Translated and Abridged from “Die Gesetzliche Regelung des Feingehaltes von Gold und Silber-waaren, von Arthur von Studnitz,” By Mrs Brewer, with notes and additions by Edwin W. Streeter.
    First edition in English; originally published in 1851. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1877

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116040

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  20. An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy:

    An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy:

    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. In two volumes.
    First edition of the masterpiece from this important proto-economist. "Sir James Steuart had the misfortune to be followed by Adam Smith in less than a decade. Otherwise [Steuart's Inquiry] would probably have served as the standard English economic text" (Carpenter). Its later influence "proved to be most considerable on the continent. During the 1770s the text was translated into German (twice), and into French in 1789. Learn More
    £17,500

    Date of Publication: 1767

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 115900

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