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KEROUAC, Jack. Engel, Kif und neue Länder: Roman. [Desolation Angels.]
Darmstadt : 1967First German edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Ingrid Sampas, from your borhter-in-law, Jack Kerouac, Oct. 10, 1967, Lowell" and with a little doodle of a Halloween pumpkin. This is a great association copy.
Ingrid was the wife of Sebastian "Sammy" Sampas, whose sister, Stella Sampas, was Kerouac's... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 148984
JOHANNSEN, Nicolas August Ludwig Jacob. J. J. O. Lahn, pseud. Der Kreislauf des Geldes und Mechanismus des Sozial-Lebens.
Berlin : 1903First edition, published five years later in English as A Neglected Point in Connection with Crises (the edition read by Keynes), of "Johannsen's earliest outline of his monetary theory of production, one of the most important preludes to the General Theory, and the earliest analysis of what became the core of Schumpeter's theory of economic development:... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148670
BOLZANO, Bernard. Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit einer Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter.
Sulzbach : 1837First edition of this masterwork by Bolzano, "a towering figure in the epistemology, logic, and methodology of the first half of the nineteenth century" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy I, p. 338).
Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) was a Roman Catholic priest and professor of the philosophy of religion at the University of Prague. "If there is any one predecessor... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 146120
KIPPENBERGER, Martin. Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings.
Cologne : 2014First edition, first printing, in English and German, of this catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Martin Kippenberger, "an outstanding figure in contemporary art" (blurb). Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147219
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der Urtheilskraft.
Berlin and Libau : 1790First edition of the Critique of Judgement, Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason, and the scarcest of the three.
"The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgment or judgment of the purposiveness in Nature; and it is of considerable... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138455
HUME, David. Über die menschliche Natur
Halle : 1790-1792Very scarce first edition in German of A Treatise of Human Nature, the first translation into any language of Hume's greatest (and rarest) work; it is issued here with a commentary by Ludwig Heinrich von Jakob (17591827), professor of philosophy at Halle who helped greatly to popularize Hume's work in Germany. Although the translation seems late fifty... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 147041
LASSALLE, Ferdinand. Das System der erworbenen Rechte.
Leipzig : 1861First edition of Lassalle's principal work, which Schumpeter describes as "a brilliant piece of legal sociology that dazzled many a professional jurist." (History of economic analysis, p. 454).
"It was Lassalle's great contribution to call into being the first political party of German workers, the Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeitierverein, organized... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 147044
LUDOVICI, Carl Günther. Eröffnete Akademie der Kaufleute:
Leipzig : 1752-1756First edition of the first German-language dictionary of trade, over 5000 pages long. Written in the form of a lexicon, the work is modellled upon Savary's groundbreaking Dictionnaire Universel de Commerce (1723), and attempts nothing less than to lay the foundation of an entire mercantile system. It established Carl Ludovici (170778) as the chief pioneer... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 146447
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1867First edition, presentation copy, inscribed not quite a year after publication on the verso of the title, "Au citoyen César de Paepe, salut fraternel, Karl Marx, Londres 3 Septembre 1868", and with one small pencil correction to the text, also presumably by Marx. The Belgian César De Paepe (18411890) was the leader of the International Working Men's... Learn More£500,000.00
Stock Code: 116802
HUME, David. Herrn Hume Vier Philosophen. Quod vitae sectabor iter?
Glogau : 1760Scarce first German language edition of essays 6-9 from the second volume of Hume's Essays, moral and political of 1742. The essays are; "The Epicurean", "The Stoic", "The Platonist" and "The Sceptic". The translation was made from the French Oeuvres philosophiques (1758). Hume's essays are followed by "Apuleius's" Discourse on happiness, translated... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 146123
TAUT, Bruno (ed.) Frühlicht.
Magdeburg : 1921-22First separate editions, first printings, of these four numbers (all published issues) of the Utopian Weimar architecture and civil planning magazine, Frühlicht, the mouthpiece for a group of Utopian architects and artists, headed by the Taut brothers Bruno and Max, and including Hans Scharoun, Max Bruckmann, and Carl Krayl among others.
The... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 146678
WEBER, Max. Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Soziologie und Sozialpolitik.
Tübingen : 1924First collected edition of Weber's writings on sociology and social policy, edited and published after the author's death by his widow Marianne Weber. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 146087
KAFKA, Franz. Die Verwandlung (Metamorphosis).
Leipzig : 1915First edition, first printing, first issue, without the German censor stamp on the title page; here in the less common case-bound issue (also issued in wrappers). This copy is the state with the serif type on the spine and front cover (no priority assigned).
Metamorphosis, the first of Kafka's masterpieces, met with unimpressive sales. After... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 146212
MARX, Karl. Herr Vogt.
London : 1860First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete, bound first in a volume of two works, the other being the second edition of Marx's Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1869).
Herr Vogt is an answer to the slanders against himself, Engels, and their... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126478
MACHLUP, Fritz. Börsenkredit, Industrialkredit und Kapitalbildung.
Vienna : 1931First edition, number 2 in the series Beiträge zur Konjunkturforschung. Machlup analyzes stock market bubbles from an Austrian School perspective, in particular the relationship between expanding credit, monetary policy, and rising stock prices. The work was issued in both cloth and wrappers, without priority. It appeared in a revised English version... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 142708
OLDEKOP, C. A. W. von. Geographie des Russischen Reichs. Nach den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet.
St. Petersburg : 1842First edition, Saint Petersburg issue (also issued with a Leipzig imprint), of Oldekop's survey of Russia, with information on its geography - its extent, borders, mountains, seas, rivers, canals, plants, minerals and animal life, - with statistical information on its inhabitants, agriculture, industry, trade and manufactures, weights, measures and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133446
HUSSERL, Edmund. Die Krisis der Europäischen Wissenschaften und die Transzendentale Phänomenologie. Eine Einleitung in die phänomenologische Philosophie.
Belgrade : 1936Original offprint of Husserl's last great work, inscribed by him to"Herrn Professor John Wild ergebenst überreicht vom Verfasser" (Professor John Wild, humbly donated by the author). The American philosopher John Wild, a firm supporter of phenomenology, was a contributor to the Journal of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
"Edmund Husserl... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 132147
WEBER, Max. Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Wissenschaftslehre.
Tübingen : 1922First edition, first impression, of the German sociologist and political economist's collected writings on the methodology of social sciences, published posthumously by his widow Marianne. "Arguably the foremost social theorist of the twentieth century, Max Weber is known as a principal architect of modern social science along with Karl Marx and Emil... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 146086
SCHNEIDER, Erich. Stabile Preise in wachsender Wirtschaft.
Tübingen : 1960First edition, first printing, of this collection of economic essays to mark Schneider's 60th birthday, on the subject of controlling inflation. Erich Schneider (1900-1970), professor of economics at the University of Aarhus, had an important role in shaping German and Danish economics through his popular textbooks. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 127695
CODEX MANESSE. Facsimile of Codex Manesse.
Leipzig : 1925-27Limited edition facsimile, number 3 of 320 copies. The Codex Manesse, compiled c.1304-40, is the single most comprehensive source for Middle High German poetry, and among the most widely esteemed of all German manuscripts, renowned for the beauty of its illustration. A triumph of early 20th-century reproduction, this facsimile is remarkably accurate,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 137734
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital.
Hamburg : 1872Second edition of volume one of Marx's polemical masterpiece of political economy. Only the first volume of this most influential of books was published in Marx's lifetime, and though the later volumes were edited by Engels from the author's manuscript, the revised edition of volume I was edited by Marx himself and contains the first printing of his... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 145418
KANT, Immanuel. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
Königsberg : 1798First edition of Kant's important contribution to the newly emerging discipline of anthropology, an introductory manual to a popular university course which the philosopher had taught for almost twenty-five years at the point of publication. Kant's Anthropologie is also noted for his classification of mental illnesses and his discussion of the importance... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143529
FRICKE, Johann Heinrich. Grundsätze des Rechts der Handwerker.
Göttingen & Kiel : 1771First edition, a guide to the legal rights and restrictions of the German craftsman, by Johann Heinrich Fricke (1740-1775), professor of law in Kiel. Fricke writes such legal guides are often unintelligible to the non-specialist, and hopes his own will be clearer. A second edition followed in 1778, a third in 1802. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 145655
SPYRI, Johanna. Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat.
Gotha : 1881First edition of the second of Spyri's Heidi books, issued both in cloth (matching the binding of Heidi's Lehr - und Wanderjahre which was published the preceding year) and in this pictorial binding as volume five in a series by Perthes titled "Geschichte für Kinder... von Johanna Spyri". Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 144457
SALTEN, Felix. Bambi.
Berlin : 1923First edition in book form, first printing, of this children's classic, the basis for the 1942 Disney film; this first edition, in German, was followed by an English translation in 1928. The story first appeared serially in Die Neue Freie Presse in 1922. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144394
SÜSSMILCH, Johann Peter. Die göttliche Ordnung in denen Veränderungen des menschlichen Geschlechts,
Berlin : 1761-1762-1776Second, enlarged edition of this pioneering work in the history of statistics (first published as a single volume in 1741), together with the first edition of the posthumously published supplementary third volume.
Die göttliche Ordnung is Süssmilch's pioneering and seminal work in demography and the history of population statistics. "He sought... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144932
BURNETT, James, Lord Monboddo. Des Lord Monboddo Werk von dem Ursprunge und Fortgange der Sprache.
Riga : 1784-1785First edition in German, all published, an abridgement of books I to III of Monboddo's Of the Origin and Progress of Language (1773-1776, with a further 3 volumes published in English 1787, 1789, and 1792). Translated by C. A. Schmid, with an introduction by Herder.
Monboddo's work, published between 1773 and 1792, is one of the major 18th century... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 144960
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Aufsätze zur Tagespolitik.
Tübingen : 1993First edition, first impression. A collection of essays by Schumpeter. Written while bank president of Biedermann-Bank in Austria and during his time at the universities of Bonn and Harvard. Predominantly written in German, but with a handful of essays in English. Subjects covered are monetary issues, introductions to other authors' work, obituaries... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 89920
MISES, Ludwig von. Die Gemeinwirtschaft.
Jena : 1922First edition, first printing, "a detailed analysis and devastating critique of all aspects - economic, cultural, social, etc - and of all varieties of socialism" (Greaves & McGee).
The publication "had a decisive impact on a whole generation of rising intellectual leaders - men such as F. A. Hayek and Wilhelm Röpke, who after World War II... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 144778
LORENTZ, Hendrik Antoon. Versuch einer Theorie der electrischen und optischen Erscheinungen in bewegten Körpern.
Leiden : 1895First edition of this seminal paper on the relationship of matter to electricity, introducing the Lorentz Force in electrodynamics.
"In applying Maxwell's electromagnetic theories to moving bodies, Lorentz made the fundamentally new assumption that the behaviour of light and matter could be understood in terms of charged particles. The present... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 144413
KANT, Immanuel. Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik,
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1794Early editions of these two works, first published in 1783 and 1785 respectively, in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored.
Kant wrote the first work, his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics, as a clarification of the Critique of Pure Reason, which he believed to have been widely misunderstood. It became one of Kant's most influential... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143993
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der Urtheilskraft.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1792Early edition, first published in 1790, in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored.
The Critique of Judgement is Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason. "The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgement or judgement... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143996
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1794Early edition of the supreme German philosophical work of the 18th century, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781, the text here based on Kant's revised second edition of 1787. This copy in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored; from the library, with posthumous bookplate to front pastedown, of German politician Maximilian... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143960
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der practischen Vernunft.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1795Early edition of Kant's Critique of Practical Reason (first published in 1788), in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored. The Critique was the second of Kant's critical works, in which he developed the concept of categorical imperative. It further established Kant's moral thinking as a cardinal reference in the successive development of... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143962
BAEDEKER, Karl. Russland.
Leipzig : 1912Seventh edition of Baedeker's Russia, also covering Poland, Finland, the Caucasus, modern-day Uzbekistan, as well as Tehran and Peking as stated in the title; the first edition, published in 1883, covered western and central Russia only. Text in German. An attractive copy in the rare dust jacket. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 143865
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Missbrauch und verfall der vernunft.
Frankfurt : 1959First edition in German, previously published as The Counter-Revolution of Science (Glencoe, Illinois, 1952). "Hayek had long shown an expertise in the history of economic thought and now extended it to the history of political ideas: a series of articles on 'scientism', later to appear as The Counter-Revolution of Science, traced modern collectivist... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143741
HERDER, Johann Gottfried. Abhandlung über den Ursprung der Sprache, welche den von der Königl. Academie der Wissenschaften für das Jahr 1770 gesetzten Preis erhalten hat.
Berlin : 1772First edition of Herder's prize winning treatise on language. "Against the generally accepted view that language is a direct and specially bestowed divine gift, Herder proved to his own satisfaction that it was not God who invented language for man but man himself who devised it as a natural means of developing his own reason. This... was then a novel... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143717
HEINE, Heinrich. Der Doktor Faust.
Hamburg : 1851First edition of Heine's "dance-poem" based on Goethe's classic tale. "It was during a very dark period in Heine's unhappy life that the notion of producing a Faust of his own once more took hold of his mind. Already more than half-blind and crippled by the stroke which his fearful state of mind about his uncle's will had precipitated in March 1845,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143688
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Freiburger Studien. Gesammelte Aufsätze.
Tübingen : 1969First edition, comprising 17 essays written by Hayek during the six years he spent between 1962 and 1968 at the University of Freiburg, with an introductory article by Karl Friedrich Mayer of the Walter Eucken Institut, and a bibliography of Hayek's writings at the end. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 143666
WOLFF, Paul, & Alfred Tritschler. Arbeit!
Berlin : 1937First edition, first printing. Wolff and Tritschler ran the most successful image agency in Germany and this highly influential celebration of German industrialism, with 200 photogravure plates, is very much in the tradition of Renger-Patzch's Eisen und Stahl (1931). Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 143580
SMITH, Adam. Untersuchung der Natur und Ursachen von Nationalreichthümern.
Leipzig : 1776-1778-1792First edition in German of the Wealth of Nations, constituting the first translation of the work, including both volumes of the text as published in 1776 and 1778, and complete with the third volume of additions and corrections, issued in 1792; preserved in an unrestored contemporary German binding.
The translation was undertaken by Johann Friedrich... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 130228
LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Mathematische Begründung der Volkswirtschaftslehre.
Leipzig : 1885First edition of Launhardt's major work, "Germany's most important and in fact only significant contribution to the 'marginal revolution' in the last three decades of the nineteenth century" (The New Palgrave).
Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 136984
SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und Besonderes auf der Baustelle von Troja.
Leipzig : 1881.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, director of the excavations... Learn More£1,150.00
Stock Code: 122940
STRUTH, Thomas. Thomas Struth 1977 2002.
[Munich] : 2004Limited collector's edition, number 121 of 300 copies with an original photograph signed by Struth. The collection brings together the photographer's Yosemite and museum photos, including two CDs of recordings by Evan Parker and Frank Bungarten. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139177
KAMPF, Arthur (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust I und II.
Berlin : 1925Signed limited edition, number LXXX and LXXXII (respectively) of 150 copies printed on Van Gelder paper and signed by the illustrator Arthur Kampf (a further 500 copies were issued signed and numbered on Johann-Wilhelm-Butten paper). A very attractive edition of both parts of Faust in the original German. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141854
WALRAS, Leon. Théorie de la monnaie.
Lausanne : 1886First edition of this important contribution to Walras's monetary theory, in fine condition, the final text in a contemporary Sammelband of six related works on bimetallism. The ideas in Théorie de la monnaie would be revisited and fully developed in the fourth edition of Walras's Eléments d'économie politique pure, published 14 years later. Schumpeter... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 141141
GOLDMAN, Emma. Die Ursachen des Niederganges der russischen Revolution.
Berlin : 1922First edition thus of a compilation of four key articles on Russia, children's welfare, and the lives of two of Goldman's fellow revolutionaries, published immediately after her exile in Russia by the Berlin-based Der Syndikalist, one of the most important publishers of anarchic and syndicalist material at the time; a nice copy in the original wrappers.
The... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141115
CLAXTON, William - BRUNNER, Peter, & Johannes Kunz. Jazz!
[Vienna] : 1992First edition, first printing, presentation copy signed by both authors and inscribed on the title page to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) "Keep Swinging". William Claxton (1927-2008) became one of the greatest photographers of the jazz scene, with his sensitive images of artists such as Count Basie, John Coltrane,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 141787
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig - ENGELMANN, Paul. Briefe von Ludwig Wittgenstein und Errinnerungen an ihn.
Tel Aviv : 1965An original German typescript copy of Engelmann's correspondence from, and memories of, Ludwig Wittgenstein, posthumously prepared for publication and with an introduction by his friend Dr. Josef Schächter. With occasional manuscript corrections and occasional notes for the translator, L. Furtmüller, in blue ballpoint and in pencil. Unpublished before... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133740
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. De la création de l'ordre dans l'humanité,
Paris : 1843First edition of a text which spans social economy, religion, philosophy, logic, and dialectics. Despite his antagonistic relationship with the author, Marx guardedly praised the latter focus in The Creation of Order in Humanity, remarking that "the most important thing about Proudhon's book is his serial dialectic, the attempt to establish a method... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 140940
WEBER, Max. Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter.
Stuttgart : 1889First edition of Weber's first work, the publisher's file copy, with a printed paper label to the front wrapper reading "Archivexemplar! Nach Gebrauch sofort zurückgeben." Max Weber (1864-1920), "one of the most powerful personalities that ever entered the scene of academic science" (Schumpeter, 817n), submitted the present work as his doctoral dissertation.... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 124520
HESSE, Hermann. Das Glasperlenspiel.
Zurich : First edition, first printing, of Hesse's utopian futuristic novel, his final and longest work, and a major contributor to Hesse being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. It was first published in English in 1949 under the title The Glass Bead Game. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139449
UNZER, Johanna Charlotte. Versuchin sittlichen und zärtlichen Gedichten.
[Leipzig : 1754First edition of a beautifully produced work of verse, printed by the celebrated German typographer Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf.
"The only significant German woman writer of 'anacreontic poetry'", Johanna Charlotte Unzer (1724/25-1782) published two early books of verse: the present, a set of contemplative poems which "include illuminating... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 137490
JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
Basel : 1927First German edition, number 174 of 1,000 copies, this one of an unspecified number bound in quarter morocco; it is the first foreign language edition of Ulysses. Slocum and Cahoon comment that "the emphasis on the private nature of this publication and the strict limitation of copies was caused by some fear on the part of the Swiss publisher that... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 35202
MENGER, Carl. Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre.
Vienna : 1871Rare 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 rests it provided a more thorough... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 140228
STACKELBERG, Heinrich von. Grundlagen einer reinen Kostentheorie.
Vienna : 1932First edition, offprinted from the Zeitschrift Fur Nationalokonmie, vol. III issues 3 and 4, of Stackelberg's Ph.D. thesis, which has originally been submitted in 1930 at the University of Cologne. Located by Library Hub in only three British institutions. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127685
WICKSELL, Knut. Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.
Jena : 1893First 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 of synthesis. He adopted... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 119110