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  1. 119971
    First edition of Marx's caustic attack on Proudhon, "the bitterest attack delivered by one thinker upon another since the celebrated polemics of the Renaissance" (Isaiah Berlin), one of 800 copies printed. "In 1846 Proudhon published his celebrated book, La Philosophie de la Misère. He and Marx had remained friends, though... Learn More
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  2. 129812
    Very rare first and only issue, of enormous consequence, a double number which contains the first appearance of both Marx's first major work, Zur Kritik der Hegel'schen Rechtsphilosophie (containing his famous remark that religion is "das Opium des Volks"), and Engels's first work on economics, Umrisse zu einer Kritik der... Learn More
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  3. 125844
    First edition of Hegel's first philosophical work, in which he attempted to show how Fichte's Science of Knowledge was an advance from the position of Kant in the Critique of Pure Reason, and how Schelling (and incidentally Hegel himself) had made a further advance from the position of Fichte.
    "This small monograph defined... Learn More
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  4. 120907
    First edition of Marx's formal announcements, both signed and unsigned, of the publication of the first volume of his magnum opus, Das Kapital, in the uncommon revolutionary socialist journal Der Vorbote, with an exceptional provenance, being from the library of the German radical journalist and agitator Johann Most, who... Learn More
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  5. 124278
    First edition, first impression, the scarce cloth issue in an exceptional example of the rare dust jacket illustrated by Willy Reimann. Based on the original screenplay written by German director Fritz Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou in 1924, this novelization was published before the release of the film version on 10... Learn More
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  6. 46965
    First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. Never fully translated into English, an "abridgement," actually a full translation of the final volume, the General Conclusions, was published in 1899 with an introduction by W. T. Stead under the title... Learn More
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  8. 122259
    First edition of this posthumously published work which provides insight into Schlick's final view of philosophy of science, edited by Walter Hollitscher and Josef Rauscher, both former students of Schlick's. It was first published in English the following year under the title Philosophy of Nature.
    Schlick was the nominal... Learn More
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  9. 60 Fotos/60 Photos/60 Photographies.
    First edition, first printing of Biermann's first and only book, which includes Franz Roh's important essay "The literary dispute about photography", and with the scarce wraparound band. Designed by Jan Tschichold and edited by Franz Roh, the book has text in English, French, and German. Learn More
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  10. 119107
    First edition of a classic of economics, in which the author attempts to apply marginal utility analysis to the determination of cost. Wieser (1851-1926) was one of the leading exponents of the Austrian, or "subjective", school of economics. Together with his fellow-student and brother-in-law Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, he developed... Learn More
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  11. 123144
    First separate edition in German, offprinted from the Annalen für soziale Politik und Gesetzgebung, (2 Band, Heft 5 und 6), of Tugan-Baranovsky's paper on the Social Theory of distribution. Learn More
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  12. 120920
    First edition, from the library of Otto Wesendonck, husband of Mathilde Wesendonck and friend of Wagner.
    Otto Wesendonck's (1815-1896) success as a silk merchant made him a generous patron of the arts and allowed him to provided significant financial support to one of his favourite composers, Richard Wagner, throughout... Learn More
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  13. 118737
    First edition of the second volume of Das Kapital, edited from Marx's manuscripts by Friedrich Engels. "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of... Learn More
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  14. 123996
    First edition. Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads, railways and bridges at the Technische Hochschule (now the University) in Hanover, of which he later became director, Wilhelm Launhardt (1832-1918) was "a pioneer of mathematical... Learn More
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  15. 123619
    First edition, trade issue, of Tinbergen's doctoral thesis, the earliest published application of the author's mathematical theories to economics. Extremely scarce, with no other copies recorded at auction or in commerce. "Tinbergen studied physics and mathematics at the University of Leiden under the supervision of the... Learn More
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  16. 122251
    First edition of Schlick's major work on ethics, in which he offered as the fundamental principle the maxim "Mehre deine Glückseligkeit" ("Increase your happiness"). Schlick was the nominal leader of the Vienna Circle of Logical Positivists, although he was an internationally renowned philosopher in his own right before... Learn More
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    First edition in German, presentation copy, inscribed, "Herrn Professor Dr. Norbert Kloten, mit den besten Empfehlungen, F. A. Hayek, 16-1-78", on the front free endpaper. It was originally published in English in 1976 under the title Denationalisation of Money. An Analysis of the theory and practice of concurrent currencies.... Learn More
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  18. 126033

    Geist der Utopie.

    Munich & Leipzig: 1918

    Bloch (1885-1977) "stands alone in his attempt to graft on to the inherited doctrine of Marxism a complete metaphysic,..."> First edition of Bloch's first book, a treatise on the spirit of utopian thought, in which he touches on themes which would occupy him throughout his life, particularly that of the "Not-Yet-Conscious."
    Bloch (1885-1977) "stands alone in his attempt to graft on to the inherited doctrine of Marxism a complete metaphysic,... Learn More
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  19. 124763
    First edition of this important translation, well-represented institutionally but far from common on the market. "The name of Hafez is closely associated with that of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in German literature. This is directly attributable to the status Goethe accords Hafez in his West-östlicher Divan, first published... Learn More
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  20. 50753
    101 - 125 thousand (sixth edition, ie the first printing to feature the John Heartfield-designed dust jacket.) This is a German language edition of Upton Sinclair's novel Oil!, the inspiration for the film There Will be Blood. John Heartfield, the jacket designer, was a German photomontage artist of the Dada school who was... Learn More
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  21. 97773
    First edition of this collection of essays, published posthumously as the last part of the collected essays of Joseph Schumpeter. Included are two essays, "Alfred Marshall 1842-1942. Alfred Marshalls Principles eine Würdigung nach einem halben Jahrhundert" and "John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946", which are here published for... Learn More
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  22. 66215
    First edition, first impression, wrappered issue. Joachim E. Berendt was an important jazz promoter in Germany following the Second World War. He wrote a number of significant books on jazz and produced numerous radio and television programmes that are credited with popularising the style in Germany. His collaborator, photographer... Learn More
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  23. 122978
    First edition, complete with the secondary title. Compiled from a series of lectures the author gave at Heidelberg University, Elements of the Philosophy of Right is generally considered to be one of the greatest works of political philosophy. Although the imprint states 1821 The Philosophy of Right was published in 1820,... Learn More
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  24. 122940
    First edition in German, preceded by the English edition a year earlier. Schliemann's account of his excavations at Hissarlik/Troy. A shameless self-publicist, motivated more perhaps by his desire for glory than his love of historical truth, Schliemann has been criticised for the brutality of his methods, however Carl Blegen,... Learn More
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  25. 120526
    First edition of the German scholar's book on the application of mathematical methods to stock exchange activities. Cantor (1829-1920) has been described by mathematics professors Dauben and Scriba as "without doubt the most outstanding historian of mathematics in 19th-century Germany" (p. 123). He delivered lectures on... Learn More
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  26. 121990
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, a central document of analytical philosophy and crucial to the formation of "logical positivism". Carnap (1891-1970) is considered one of the major philosophers of the Vienna Circle; the Aufbau, or The Logical Construction of the World, is his "most detailed and... Learn More
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  27. 121989
    First edition, first impression, of this scarce and definitive select concordance of the German text of Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations as given in the second edition (Basil Blackwell, 1958), intended for "all scholars and students seriously concerned with the understanding and interpretation of this important... Learn More
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  28. 88319
    First edition of this collection of essays, published posthumously as the last part of the collected essays of Joseph Schumpeter. Included are two essays, "Alfred Marshall (1842-1942). Alfred Marshalls Principles eine Würdigung nach einem halben Jahrhundert" and "John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)", which are here published... Learn More
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  29. 88486
    First edition of this collection of essays by Schumpeter, written when he was Bank President in Austria, and from his time at the universities of Bonn and Harvard. The majority are in German, but there are also essays in English. Subjects covered are monetary issues, introductions to other authors' work, obituary notices... Learn More
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  30. 88487
    First collected edition of Schumpeter's political speeches during his time as Austrian minister of finance in 1919, demonstrating his prowess as a politician. They are largely drawn from newspaper articles, but the work also includes a number of letters, all in German. Learn More
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  31. 121237
    First edition, first printing, of "one of the definitive and most exhaustive biographies of Schumpeter", complete with a bibliography of the Austrian economist's writings updated from E. Boody's earlier version (Augello, p. 42). The leading German economist Erich Schneider was a former student and colleague of Schumpter's... Learn More
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  32. 114911
    First edition of Savigny's massive workover 4000 pages longwhich demonstrated the great and living unity of much of the Roman law. His earlier writings, with their emphasis on the Volksgeist and their application of the historical method, had expressed his reaction, influenced by romanticism, against the natural law theories... Learn More
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  33. 119557
    First edition in German, in which Hayek argues "against the then-dominant (and still-prevalent) idea that the appropriate focus of monetary theory is on the relationship between the quantity of money and the general level of prices" (The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, p. 612). The first English edition, Prices and... Learn More
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  34. 119110
    First edition, presentation copy of Wicksell's first book, inscribed by him on the title: "Assessor C. O. Montan, vänskapsfullt från förf." An analysis of the theory of distribution, the first English translation, Value, Capital, and Rent, was published in 1954. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour... Learn More
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  35. 118691
    First edition of the distinguished German economist and philosopher's work on law enforcement. First a professor of philosophy in Halle, Jakob (1759-1827) accepted the Russian government's invitation in 1807 to become a professor of economic science at Kharkoff University after the University of Halle was suppressed. His... Learn More
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  36. 118695
    First edition of Fichte's principal work on state intervention in the national economy, considered "the best historical example of implementing Kant's idea of a hypothetical contract in the terrain of modern political economy" (Hunt, p. 170). Fichte was one of the founders of German idealism, and "through his philosophy... Learn More
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  37. 118262
    First edition in German of the Italian economist and politician's treatise on Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, first published in Padua the previous year. At the age of 24, Carli (1720-1795) became the newly established professor of astronomy and navigation at the University of Padua. After the publication of several... Learn More
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  38. 112234
    First and only edition. Richter (1847-1905), an Austrian glaciologist, served as president of the Deutscher und Österreichischer Alpenverein from 1883 to 1885. The volumes respectively concern the development of the Northern Limestone Alps, the Central Western Alps, and finally the Central Eastern Alps and the Southern... Learn More
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    First edition, extremely uncommon complete, of this superb visual record of the Prussian court painter's progress around the world, consisting largely of images of the Far East including views in Bangkok, Rangoon, Hong Kong, Macao, Peking, and Singapore. Edward Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1817, he studied with the... Learn More
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  40. 118919comp
    First edition, presentation copy from the author to the important French communist Paul Lafargue, inscribed by him, "A son cher Lafargue, K. Kautsky, Berlin 3/1/99". The Marxist theorist's analysis of capitalism in agriculture is a book that Lenin declared "the most important event in present-day economic literature since... Learn More
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    Re-issue of the first edition sheets, originally published in Brunswick in 1854 at the author's own expense, here with new half title and title page and a leaf of prefatory text by the publisher.
    "Gossen, though perhaps not quite a genius, had a brilliant, original, and precise mind. With his one book, he moved constrained... Learn More
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  42. ui1
    First edition of two works discussing tolerance and freedom of conscience, according to the principles of general and Protestant church law, written in reply to Lüdke's 1774 work on the same subject. Learn More
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  43. "Ade, Witboi."
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
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    Rare first edition of a detailed "guide for skippers", published in Vegesack, the northern district of Bremen, on the Weser river and at the mouth of the river Lesum. Compiled by "F. B.", who remains otherwise unidentified, the work was assembled from information gathered over many years, both by personal experience, as... Learn More
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    Scarce first edition of a legal guide for estate and land managers, written by the son of the German jurist Georg Zincke, with an introductory biography of his father at the beginning of the work. In a series of 305 paragraphs, the author explains all the legal ins and outs of contracts, obligations, buying, selling, brokering,... Learn More
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  46. Die offene Gesellschaft und ihre Feinde.
    First edition in German of Popper's The Open Society and its Enemies, originally published in English in 1945. Popper's classic debut contains within its analysis the seeds of his groundbreaking, if somewhat idiosyncratic, new methodology of inductive reasoning. In The Open Society and Its Enemies he traces, analyses, and... Learn More
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  47. Trojanische Alterthümer.
    First edition. Schliemann's identification of Hisarlik in north-west Anatolia as the site of Homeric Troy is still considered today "the greatest of all archaeological finds" (PMM). His methods, which involved the destructive use of dynamite, were widely criticised by later scholars, but at the time his account of his discovery... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 112133

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  48. Einleitung zu einer Kapitaltheorie.
    Original offprint for presentation, the front cover printed "Überreicht vom Verfasser", of an article "Introduction to a theory of capital". According to a footnote, the essay is a German version of an English paper Hayek produced on the pure theory of capital. Learn More
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  49. Laokoon: oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie.
    First edition of Lessing's best known work outside Germany, a discussion of the limits and limitations of all the arts. "It contains the first clear statement of the truth, which is now considered axiomatic, that every art is subject to limitations, and can achieve greatness only by a clear understanding of and self-restriction... Learn More
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  50. Geschichte des Levantehandels im Mittelalter.
    First edition. In 1082, the Byzantine emperor granted Venice trading rights throughout imperial territory, a decree issued largely in recognition of the city state's growing influence; Venetian merchants became the dominant European force in the Levant throughout the Middle Ages, conducting a thriving trade with the Mamluk... Learn More
    £750

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    First separate edition. Responding to requests that Menger's views on the Austo-Hungarian currency question be made accessible to a wider readership, the present work brings together articles previously published in issues of the Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik. Menger writes in his foreword that the work... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 98784

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  52. i1
    Rare first edition of Menger's masterpiece, a work which "sets forth the views of one of the pioneers of the use of psychological concepts to explain the nature and determinations of value" (Batson). "The results of Menger's studies appeared in his Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre, the work on which his fame mainly... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 98691

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  53. Cowboy Kate & Andere Stories.
    First German edition, first printing. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 96629

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  54. Kapital und Kapitalzins. Erste Abteilung. Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorieen. [Zweite Abtheilung. Positive Theorie des Kapitales.]
    Scarce first edition of the chief work of Böhm-Bawerk's life, a copy with a marked provenance. First owned by Philip Wicksteed, with his ownership inscription dated 1886 on the first leaf and with his bookplate. The volume subsequently passed to the British Library of Political Science, from there to the Armstrong College... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 97505

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  55. Reisen in Guiana und am Orinoko während der Jahre 1835-1839.
    First German language edition of the German-British naturalist, surveyor and explorer's account of his important expedition to the new colony of British Guiana, published the year following the first English edition. Schomburgk surveyed the coast and the Essequibo, Courantyne, Demerara, and Berbice rivers, incidentally discovering... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 94064

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    Scarce second edition, revised and expanded, of the first part of Thünen's (1783-1850) key work. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his son on verso of front free endpaper: "Seinem lieben Sohn Heinrich zum dauernden Andenken, vom Verfasser, Tellow der 25. Dec. 1842". A pioneering economic study on agriculture,... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 93435

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  57. Gesammelte Schriften.
    First edition, edited by Professor Franz X. Weiss, 'one of the ablest of Böhm-Bawerk's pupils' (Schumpeter, p. 845). Widely regarded as the founder of Austrian capital theory, this collected edition of Böhm-Bawerk's works comprises important treatises, articles and papers, some of which had hitherto appeared in periodicals... Learn More
    £450

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  58. Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
    First edition. Written by Burckhardt (1818-1897) between 1855 and 1858, Die Kultur der Renaissance is a milestone in cultural history. While the author's definition and historical description of the Renaissance have been rightfully questioned, "no criticism can detract from the powerful spell which Burckhardt's book has... Learn More
    £850

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  59. Die Steigungsverhältnisse der Strassen. Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrift des Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereins zu Hannover, Band XXVI. Heft 3.
    Presentation copies, inscribed to Professor Fischer by the author, the first work additionally with the ownership of Erich Schneider to the title. Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads, railways and bridges at the Technische... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 93895

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  60. 93075
    First edition of this classic, which Roscher considers to be one of the most important works written in Germany in the field of exact economics. A neglected genius according to Mark Blaug, Von Thünen's magnum opus, Der isolirte Staat is today recognized as a fundamental and pioneering economic study concerning the location... Learn More
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