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HAYEK, Friedrich August von - FINER, Herman. Road to Reaction.
London : 1946First UK edition of this socialist counterblast to Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, by the British Fabian socialist Herman Finer (1898-1969). Finer christens Hayek's treatise "The Reactionary Manifesto", and calls it "the most inopportune offensive against democracy to emerge from a democratic country for many decades".
The UK edition was preceded... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 147127
MYRDAL, Gunnar. Monetary Equilibrium.
London : 1939First edition in English, first impression. First published in Sweden from a series of lectures, followed by a German translation which was included in a collection of essays edited by Fredriech Hayek. In 1974, Myrdal and Hayek received the Nobel prize in economic sciences for "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and for... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146481
DOBB, Maurice. Studies in the Development of Capitalism.
London : 1946First edition, first impression, of Dobb's "most influential work" (Blaug), "designed to demonstrate that Marx was as good an economic historian as he was an economist" (ibid). Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146473
JACOBSSON, Per. Some Monetary Problems International and National.
[London] : 1958First edition, first impression, of this selection of the author's works, covering the periods 1925 to 1957; with a compliments slip from the author, and another from the Basle Centre for Economic and Financial Research, loosely inserted.
Jacobsson (1894-1963) helped shape the monetary policies of the League of Nations and the Bank for International... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146539
MAITLAND, James, eighth Earl of Lauderdale. An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth, and into the Means and Causes of its Increase.
Edinburgh : 1804First edition. Lauderdale "has been hailed as a forerunner of Keynes, in as much as he argued that over-saving was a distinct possibility and that public spending was required to offset private thrift if stagnation was to be asserted" (Blaug). In the present work Lauderdale questioned Adam Smith's theory of the relationship between labour and value,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 146719
FISHER, Irving. The Stock Market Crash - and after.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, of Fisher's analysis of the reasons for the 1929 crash, with a detailed discussion of the ensuing effects; retaining the rare jacket.
"When the 1929 slump occurred, Fisher was over 60 years old; yet he tackled the very difficult theory of economic fluctuations. He finally reached the conclusion - which contains... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 146673
WEULERSSE, Georges. Le Mouvement Physiocratique.
Paris : 1910First edition, first printing, of this fundamental thesis on the origins of physiocracy, the French economic theory defining economic wealth by the value of land agriculture and development, starting in 1756 when Quesnay produced his first articles.
This in-depth analysis stops at the year 1770, English translation "because that is the last... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 146525
PUNJAB. General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,
Lahore : 1854First Lahore edition, rare; a Calcutta edition was published in the preceding year. Following the Second Sikh War (1848-49) the Punjab was officially annexed by the East India Company and this highly-detailed volume was the first of a series of reports published by the Punjab Government, forming an important primary source for the history of the region... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141013
MILLER, Henry G. Chapters on Silver.
Chicago : 1894First book form edition, reprinting Miller's articles on silver currency as published in the Chicago Times in the summer of 1894, here published as part of the Coin's Financial Series, making the bimetallist case for free coinage of silver. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146084
MARX, Karl. Le Capital.
Paris : [1872-5]First edition in French, first issue, a fine presentation copy, inscribed by Marx to the Frankfurt banker Sigmund Schott, with whom Marx exchanged ideas central to his philosophies and work: "Mr Sigmund Schott, de la part de l'auteur, Londres, 3 Novembre 1877" to the first engraved title page. Presentation copies of Capital are exceptionally rare, with... Learn More£575,000.00
Stock Code: 128563
WARREN, George F., & Frank A. Pearson. Prices.
New York : 1933First edition, first printing, of this work on the causes of the Great Depression. Warren was one of Franklin Roosevelt's key economic advisers, and was well regarded for his agricultural economics. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 146544
HOLLANDER, Jacob H. The Economic Library of Jacob H. Hollander.
Baltimore : 1937First and limited edition, number 425 of 500 copies. Hollander was a prolific scholar of David Ricardo and created the popular series Reprints of Economic Tracts in 1903. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146479
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the State of Industrial Arts.
New York : 1919First edition, first printing. Veblen's book continues his critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. Derived from articles published in The Dial over 1918-19, Veblen argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests, with the common man presented with an illusion of democracy... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 146930
FISHER, Irving. Stamp Scrip.
New York : 1933First edition, first printing; very scarce. The aim of Stamp Scrip, published a few months after Fisher's Booms and Depressions, was to describe the stamped-money experience made in the Austrian towns of Schwanenkirchen and Wörgl. Fisher adopted the proposal of Silvio Gesell (1862-1930) of stamping notes each month at the post office without which... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146931
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Business Cycles.
New York and London : 1939First edition, first printing, of one of Schumpeter's most significant contributions to economic theory, among the seminal texts of business cycle literature.
Once again Schumpeter placed the entrepreneur at the centre of events, perhaps why it "met with a less-than-enthusiastic reception. The monumental nature of this study, which included... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 143901
LANDES, William M., & Richard A. Posner. The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law.
Cambridge, MA : 2003First edition, first printing; taking "a fresh look at the most dynamic area of American law today... This book demonstrates the fundamental economic rationality of intellectual property law, but is sympathetic to critics who believe that in recent decades Congress and the courts have done too far in the creation and protection of intellectual property... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146926
SCHELLING, Thomas C. Micromotives and Macrobehavior.
New York and London : 1978First edition, first printing, of the Nobel Laureate's study of the cumulative effect of individual decisions on society, often cited in the literature of agent-based computational economics. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146902
HICKS, John R. Value and Capital.
Oxford : 1939First edition, first impression, of the author's most significant book.
Though obscure to the public eye - an "economist's economist" (OED) - Hicks introduced many concepts that are still significant in economic theory. Value and Capital "taught a whole generation of economists to employ indifference curves and general equilibrium theory" (Blaug).... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 146905
PETTY, Sir William. Another Essay in Political Arithmetick, concerning the Growth of the City of London:
London : 1683First edition and very scarce on the market. Another Essay in Political Arithmetick was likely written in Ireland circa 1681, but was not sent to press until after Petty came to London in June 1682. "The title page implies that an Essay in Political Arithmetic had already been published, though in fact the present Essay was the first that was printed.... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 134803
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Road to Serfdom.
Chicago : 1944First US edition, first printing, of Hayek's classic polemic against centralization and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism ever published, and "far and away the most eloquent and straightforward statement of his political and economic outlook that Hayek ever achieved" (ODNB).
Though... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144691
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The London School of Economics, 1895-1945.
London : 1946Original offprint of Hayek's "brief sketch" of The London School of Economics, written to mark its fiftieth anniversary in October, 1945. "It had been hoped that this event would be marked by the publication of a full history of the School... but although some material had already been collected for this end, it has proved impossible during the war... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 143577
PUNJAB. The Board of Economic Enquiry, Punjab. Pamphlet No. 1.
Lahore : 1936First edition, rare, with no copies traced from an online search of institutional libraries. This rather vulnerable publication was clearly produced in very small numbers and was published in the wake of the Sterling Crisis of 1931, when Britain unilaterally abandoned the gold standard. In his preface, E. D. Lucas, acting secretary to the Board, writes,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140922
COMBE, Joseph-André Brun de la. Nouveau Plan de Culture, de Finance et d'Économie...
[Place and publisher not stated,] : 1790First edition of Combe's proposals to the National Assembly to reform France's society and economy. The work offers an analysis of the present state of France and criticises Necker's policies, offering instead the author's own alternatives. Uncommon, with WorldCat listing 12 copies worldwide, with Library Hub adding the British Library copy. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129428
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Réponse aux Docteurs Modernes,
[No place or publisher stated] : 1771First edition of Linguet's attack on Montesquieu and his philosophe supporters, continuing the extensive critique offered by Linguet in his 1767 absolutist treatise Theorie des Lois Civiles. Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet (1736-1794) was a French journalist and lawyer "whose delight in taking views opposing everyone else's earned him exiles, imprisonment,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129152
BLANQUI, Jerome-Adolphe. Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers.
Paris : 1837First edition of this textbook of economics by Blanqui (1798-1854), "French labour economist, economic historian and first major historian of economic thought" (Palgrave). Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 127739
BELLOT, P. F., and others. Annales de législation et d'économie politique.
[Geneva : 1822]First and only issue of this journal, a great rarity, with copies known only in Cambridge and in Geneva. The journal had grown out of the Annales de législation et de jurisprudence, which was published between 1820 and 1823 in Geneva. In the current journal, the editors aimed to expand their scope, and to provide recommendations and analysis for the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127713
HERBERT, Claude Jacques. Essai sur la police générale des grains.
London : 1753First edition of Herbert's work on the grain trade. McCulloch calls the work "in all respects, an excellent treatise; and may, indeed, be safely placed at the head of the works on commerce that had appeared in France, or anywhere else on the Continent, previously to the era of Quesnay and the Economists. It is clearly and ably written; and contains... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 127715
ÉPRÉMESNIL, Jaques Duval d'. Correspondance sur une question politique d'agriculture.
Amsterdam & Paris : 1763First edition of this printed correspondence between Épremesnil and Dupuy d'Emportes of the Academy of Florence, concerning agricultural issues. Épremesnil (1745-1794) later had an important role in pushing for the summoning of the Estates General, before defending the monarchy in the French Revolution, and subsequently being guillotined. The book... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 127720
SCHNEIDER, Erich. Investering Og Rente.
Copenhagen : 1944First edition, first printing, of this analysis of investment and interest. 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£150.00
Stock Code: 127686
BAUDEAU, Nicolas. Principes économiques de Louis XII et du Cardinal d'Amboise,
[Paris]; Geneva : 1785First editions of these two commentaries on Necker. The first upholds the two great finance ministers of France's past, Cardinal d'Amboise and the Duke of Sully, as superior to Necker in their financial administration, and as offering models for France's current financial predicaments. The second seeks to serve as a corrective to the arguments outlined... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127446
BOESNIER DE L'ORME, Paul. Du rétablissement de l'impot dans son ordre naturel.
Yverdon : 1769First edition, large paper copy, of this scarce publication on tax reform by the French economist Paul Boesnier de l'Orme (1724-1793). WorldCat locates just eight copies (three in France, two in the UK, two in Switzerland, and one in the US at Columbia) of this title in institutions worldwide, with Library Hub adding one more at Sheffield University,... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 126487
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
KEYNES, John Maynard - WILLIAMS-ELLIS, Clough (ed.) Britain and the Beast.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Various writers contributed to this volume of essays on the necessity of preserving rural England, of which the first is John Maynard Keynes, with his essay "Art and the State", originally published in 1936 in The Listener journal. Keynes was a strong supporter of state patronage of the arts, and would later be a leading... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 124619
RICARDO, David. Notes on Malthus' Principles of Political Economy.
Baltimore : 1928First edition, first printing, of Hollander's impressive and important contribution to Ricardian scholarship. "As a doctrinal historian Hollander is especially remembered for his discovery and editing of Ricardo's letters, and the latter's important Notes on Malthus" (The New Palgrave). Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 121021
FRIEDMAN, Milton - GREAT BRITAIN: ROYAL COMMISSION. East Africa Royal Commission Report 1953-1955.
London : 1955First edition, from the library of Nobel Prize-winning American economist Milton Friedman. The commission's important examination of the economic development, living conditions, industrial activities, agricultural advances, and social issues across British East AfricaKenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (now part of modern day Tanzania)was completed in two... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 119535
McCULLOCH, John Ramsay. The Principles of Political Economy:
Edinburgh : 1825First edition of the author's first major work, expanded from his contribution to the 1824 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, "the first substantive text on political economy to appear in the encyclopaedia" (ODNB). David Ricardo, with whom McCulloch corresponded since he started taking an interest in political economy as a young man, described... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 115421
JONES, E. T. - VESTIEU, N. A. Nieuwe Methode van Boekhouden, zo wel Enkel als Dubbel;
Amsterdam : 1801First edition, very rare, of the Dutch translation of Edward Jones's 1796 English System of book-keeping. "Jones's Dutch translator and adapter, N. A. Vestieu, took as his illustrative material the transactions recorded in N. F. Förtsch's Instructie... over het Italiaans Boekhouden, Amsterdam, 1801. He reworked these transactions according to a modified... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 105569
WIESER, Friedrich von. Social Economics.
New York : 1927First edition in English, first printing, predating the first UK edition by a year. One of the principal works of the Austrian economist Friedrich von Wieser (1851-1926), originally published in 1914 under the title Theorie der gesellschaftlichen Wirtschaft. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 98281
KONDRATIEV, Nikolai Dmitrievich. The Long Wave Cycle.
New York : 1984First complete edition in English, first printing, of Kondratiev's seminal thesis of long wave cycles, often referred to as the "Kondratiev wave", arguing that economic cycles are marked by forty to sixty year periods of alternating growth and decline, a thesis still of enduring influence in economic science, even if rejected by many economists.
Kondratiev... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146584
CLARK, Colin. The Conditions of Economic Progress.
London : 1940First edition, first impression. The Conditions of Economic Progress (later revised in 1951 and extended in 1957) "argued that progress involves shifts from primary into secondary and tertiary sectors, and he quantified the size of the movement and its resulting changes in income and productivity through intensive empirical study. Clark was a master... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146568
ROBBINS, Lionel - ZAWADZKI, K. K. F. The Economics of Inflationary Processes.
London : 1965First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Lord Robbins with the author's compliments and thanks".
A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146547
ALLEN, Roy George Douglas. Mathematical Economics.
London : 1956First edition, first impression. Allen's academic career was focused on enabling advanced mathematical methods to be applied to economics. The present book followed his 1938 work Mathematical Analysis for Economists, which was the leading textbook in the field for over three decades. In Mathematical Economics, Allen expanded on his previous work to... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 146556
TAYLOR, Frederick Winslow. Shop Management.
New York : 1911First edition in book form, first printing. Originally published in 1903 as a study within the journal Translations of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, this first edition in book form followed the success of Taylor's The Principles of Scientific Management published earlier the same year, the foundation text of what would become known as... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146559
ARROW, Kenneth J. Social Choice and Individual Values.
New York : 1951First edition, first printing, of Arrow's brilliant doctoral thesis, published as number 12 in the series of Cowles Commission Monographs. "Employing the notational system of symbolic logic, at the time unfamiliar to economists, Arrow proposed to solve a question in politics which no economist and few political scientists had ever posed: suppose all... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 145646
ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Lectures on Economics Principles.
London : 1957-59First editions, first impressions. Loosely inserted into volume one is a folded publisher's advertisement for the book, with an order form incorporated. With a clipped newspaper review of the book by J. H. Clapham loosely inserted in volume three. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 145654
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
MILL, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy.
London : 1848First edition of Mill's great treatise on political economy, in the original cloth. "From the moment of publication, Mill's Principles was hailed as a classic, far more congenial to the public than earlier economic textbooks, and far more readable than the Logic" (ODNB). "To many generations of students, Mill's Principles was the undisputed bible of... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 142995
MARX, Karl; RIFAT, Haydar (trans.) Sermaye.
Istanbul : 1933First appearance in book form of Marx's Das Kapital in Turkish, being the first edition of Haydar Rifat's translation, and the first book-length translation (preceded only by Bohor Israel's summary translation in a 1912 journal).
The translation is of Gabriel Deville's abridgement of the first volume of Das Kapital, originally published in Paris... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143060
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
BUXTON, Thomas Fowell. An Inquiry, whether Crime and Misery are produced or prevented, by our present system of Prison Discipline.
London : 1818First edition. "Influenced by Elizabeth Fry and his brother-in-law Samuel Hoare, Buxton made several visits to Newgate Prison, and published his findings as An inquiry whether crime and misery are produced or prevented by our present system of prison discipline (1818). The book went through five editions in a year, was praised by Sir James Mackintosh... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 137859
BOWLEY, A. L., & Margaret H. Hogg. Has Poverty Diminished?
London : 1925First edition of the sequel to the study Livelihood and Poverty (1915), which analysed working-class households in Northampton, Warrington, Reading, Bolton and Stanley according to conditions such as wages, family size, and standards of living. Has Poverty Diminished? presents the results of a follow-up study of the same areas and seeks to "ascertain... Learn More£60.00
Stock Code: 141158
FERREE, Barr. American Estates and Gardens.
New York : 1904First edition. A comprehensive study in photographs of the great estates toward the end of the Gilded Age. Barr Ferree was the leading architectural historian of his era. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 127662
MARSHALL, Alfred. Elements of Economics of Industry
London : 1892First edition, an abridgement, intended for students, of Marshall's Principles of Economics, with a chapter on Trade Unions added at the end of book six. "The necessary abridgement has been effected not by systematic compression so much as by the omission of many discussions on points of minor importance and of some difficult theoretical investigations"... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 146311