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HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Profits, Interest and Investment.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, of this collection of seven essays on industrial fluctuations, the first of which, "Profits, Interest, and Investment", was published here for the first time. This essay extends and refines the main argument that Hayek made in the lecture series published as Prices and Production in 1931, restating it "on somewhat different... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 135429
SOROS, George. The Crisis of Global Capitalism.
New York : 1998First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Debbie's Brother Mike with best wishes George Soros". In the present book Soros dissects the origins of the ongoing economic downturn, which had started in 1997 with the Asian financial crisis, and argues that the economic woes may get far worse if reforms based on his open... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 135573
SMITH, Adam - ADLERSPARRE, Georg, & others (eds.) Läsning i blandade ämnen. Första [– Femte och Sista] Årgången.
Stockholm : 1797–1801First edition of all 50 parts of the Swedish literary periodical Läsning i blandade ämnen, containing over 200 pages of passages from various sections of the Wealth of Nations, making it the first opportunity for Swedish speakers to study Adam Smith.
Georg Sartorius's abridgement of the Wealth of Nations, the Handbuch der Staatswirthschaft... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135144
GREENLAND COMPANY. To the Supreme Authority the Parliament of the Common-Wealth of England;
[London : 1651]A printed petition signed by English whalers and fishers around Greenland opposing the monopolistic practices of the Greenland Company, addressed to the parliament of the new Commonwealth. The petitioners, led by Richard Warner, claim that the Greenland Company is both abusing its position and under-utilizing it: "the Greenland Company strive to hinder... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 123971
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. System of Economic Contradictions, or the Philosophy of Misery.
New York : [1888?]First separate edition in English, first published by Tucker himself as the fourth volume in his translated edition of Proudhon's works (1888), here with a cancel half-title and title page, and a variant binding. This reissue is rarely found - WorldCat locates only one copy, at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, with another... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 133006
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the Common Man.
London : 1924First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1919, following publication as articles in 1918-1919. Veblen's book continues his witty critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. In these articles, he argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests, with... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129275
LUXEMBURG, Rosa. Nakoplenie Kapitala
[Moscow] : 1921First edition in Russian of Luxemburg's most important work, translated from the original German (Akkumulation des Kapitals, 1913) by one of the few Russian Luxemburgist economists, Sholom Moiseevich Dvolaitskii. Born in Lithuania in 1893, he became a follower of Plekhanov in 1911 and was soon thereafter banished to Tomsk for revolutionary activity.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127114
HADLEY, Arthur Twining. Economics.
New York and London : 1896First edition. "In Economics Hadley went further than Marshall by explicitly developing the interrelations between property rights, economic evolution and economic efficiency. Hadley utilized the real world examples of the fisheries and mining to demonstrate the impact of ill-defined property rights on depletable resources, emphasizing the necessity... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133012
ROBINSON, Joan. Essays in the Theory of Employment.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. In the thirteen essays collected here Robinson applies Keynesian theories to specific issues related to employment, such as how full employment should be defined, disguised unemployment, and remedies for unemployment. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 136432
ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Banking Policy and the Price Level.
London : 1926First edition. In Banking policy and the Price level, Robertson developed his earlier theme, first displayed in A Study of Industrial Fluctuation (1915), of the importance of saving and investment as the determinants of the level of economic activity, with the banking systems as the means whereby savings are transferred (or not transferred) into investment.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 89081
SMITH, Adam. [Wealth of Nations in Russian:] Issledovaniia o prirode i prichinakh bogatstva narodov s primechaniiami Bentama, Blanki, Bukhanana, Garn'e, Mak-Kulokha, Mal'tusa, Millia, Rikardo, Seia, Sismondi I Tiurgo.
St Petersburg : 1866First edition of the much-improved second Russian translation of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, reproducing the notes and apparatus from the 1843 Blanqui edition. This translation, published following the growing public dissatisfaction with an earlier version, encumbered with obsolete prose and unspecific terminology, appeared in the Library of Classical... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 99950
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A Supplement to the London Journal of March 25, 1721; being the state of the case relating to the surrender of Mr. Knight, farther considered.
London : 1721First edition. The anonymous pamphlet, continuing an article contributed in the London Journal, argues that Robert Knight - the cashier of the South Sea Company, who had fled to Europe to avoid the wrath of the British parliament and was now incarcerated in Antwerp - had no right of asylum in the Brabant states, either morally, or under local law. The... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 135286
GRAHAM, James. Corn and Currency; in an Address to the Land Owners.
London : 1826First edition. James Graham (1792-1861) inherited his father's neglected 25,000-acre Netherby estate in 1824, and spent huge sums improving it. "In the 1820s Graham was frequently pessimistic about the estate's survival, and sometimes considered selling. In consequence, he became extremely critical of the government's economic policy, particularly the... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 129019
HESLOP, Luke. Observations on the Statute of the Thirty-first George II. ch. 29. concerning the Assize of Bread;
London : 1799First edition. The Revolutionary Wars had led to a sharp increase in the price of bread. The statute mentioned in the title had limited the price of bread, with the bakers remaining under the limit, but there was still great complaint among the poor that the price was too high. The present treatise considers the statute, its justness, and its potential... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129230
HUSBANDMAN'S ADVOCATE. To the King's most excellent Majesty; together with the honourable Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament: The Husbandman's Advocate.
London : 1690First edition of this pamphlet beseeching the king and parliament to ameliorate the condition of those who work in husbandry. A rare work, with ESTC listing copies in only seven institutions, with WorldCat adding another copy in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their gilt stamp to front cover,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129247
TITHES. An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,
Dublin : 1808First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page "from the author 1809". The author proposes a method of reforming the tithe system in Ireland, to quieten discontent and to support both the Protestant and Catholic clergy.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page and their... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129254
HOWLETT, John. An Enquiry Concerning the Influence of Tithes upon Agriculture,
London : 1801First edition of this essay by the economist John Howlett (1731-1804). "Most of Howlett's writings concentrated on the well-being of the poor, an issue for which he was well equipped as an able statistician and demographer, and inclined to see in a broader compass than many of his contemporaries" (ODNB). Howlett correctly stated the population to be... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129256
KEYNES, John Maynard (ed.) Manchester Guardian Commercial. La Reconstruction de l'Europe.
Manchester : 20 April 20 1922 – 4 January 1923First edition in French of the scarce complete set of the Manchester Guardian Commercial, "a series of weighty supplements on European Reconstruction, with articles by the most distinguished authorities in each country" (Harrod), published under the general editorship of John Maynard Keynes, with contributions by other notable authorities including... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 138597
MARSHALL, Alfred - BAGEHOT, Walter. The Postulates of English Political Economy.
London : 1885First edition with Marshall's preface of Bagehot's text discussing the transferability of capital and labour. This is the UK "student" edition, also published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in New York. It first appeared as an article in the Fortnightly Review in 1876 and was later reprinted as part of Economic Studies in 1880. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 119646
(BOOTH, Charles.) SMITH, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (ed.) The New Survey of London Life & Labour.
London : 1930-1935First edition, a major re-evaluation by the London School of Economics of Charles Booth's Life and Labour of the People in London, a generation on from its publication. Booth's (1840-1916) study, a key resource for the social and economic history of late Victorian London, was based on findings collected between 1886 and 1902, with editions published... Learn More£7,500.00
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BOWLEY, Arthur L. The Change in the Distribution of the National Income 1880-1913.
Oxford : 1920First edition, first impression, of this lecture delivered at the Manchester Municipal College of Technology on 13 January 1920. Bowley served as the Chair of Statistics at the University of London from 1919 onwards. "Bowley was an outstanding economic statistician who made substantial contributions to all areas in his field" (Palgrave vol. I p. 270).... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 127273
BURNS, Arthur F. (ed.) Wesley Clair Mitchell: The Economic Scientist.
New York : 1952First edition, first printing, comprising a collection of memorial essays discussing the American economist and former director of the National Bureau of Economic Research's contribution to the building of a science of economics. It includes work by Joseph A. Schumpeter and John Maurice Clark, as well as an extensive bibliography of works by and about... Learn More£40.00
Stock Code: 119394
BEVERIDGE, William H. Causes and Cures of Unemployment.
London : 1931First edition, first impression, of six popular wireless talks delivered by the social reformer and economist during May and June 1931, part of a larger radio programme to explain the difficulties of the unemployed. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 119675
DOBB, Maurice. On Economic Theory and Socialism.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, of this collection of Dobb's economic writings and lectures, dating from 1924 to 1954. The copy of the anthropologist Ronald Frankenberg (1929-2015), best known for his study of conflict and decision-making in a Welsh village, with his ownership signature dated 1957 to the front free endpaper. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 129160
SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. De la richesse commerciale,
Geneva : 1803First edition of the first work on political economy by the Swiss historian and economist Sismondi (1773-1842), "the first critic of industrial capitalism" (Blaug). De la richesse commerciale "was intended as a systematic exposition of the ideas of Adam Smith. Yet in it Sismondi also pointed out that he was presenting 'an absolutely new' way of looking... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 134871
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. Ecole d'agriculture.
Paris : 1759First edition of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise supporting the establishment of schools of agriculture, to promote the development of agricultural science and the enhancement of estate management. Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) became an amateur botanist in his youth, and used his inheritance of a large estate to establish a model farm, where... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 123197
GALIANI, Ferdinando. Dialogues sur le Commerce des Bleds.
London [i.e. Paris?], : 1770First edition of the work that established Galiani's reputation as an economist, a bold attack on the physiocrats and a virulent critique of the royal edict of 1764 liberalising the trade in grain. Galiani was secretary of the Neapolitan embassy in Paris, and was well connected with the leading enlightenment figures of the day. He left the manuscript... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127440
MARSHALL, Alfred. The Early Economic Writings of Alfred Marshall, 1867-1890.
London : 1975First edition, comprising five parts, largely based on manuscript material in the Marshall Library, Cambridge. The work "explores Marshall's early development as an economist in much greater detail than has been possible hitherto" (dust jacket), and reproduces many previously-unpublished manuscripts composed by Marshall during the years 1867-1890. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 139996
SIDGWICK, Henry. Miscellaneous Essays and Addresses.
London : 1904First edition, first impression, of this posthumous collection of essays and speeches by the philosopher, with subjects ranging from economic socialism and the ethics of sociology, to Shakespeare and the poetry of Arthur Hugh Clough. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140101
SMITH, Vernon L. Investment and Production.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : 1961First edition, first printing, of the economist's work on capital and investment theory. Smith would go on to share the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Daniel Kahneman for his contributions to Behavioral Economics. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140107
FARRER, T. H. The State in its Relation to Trade.
London : 1883First edition; one of the principal works of Thomas Henry, first Baron Farrer (1819-1899), civil servant. "Farrer shared with most of his political masters the view that government should do no more than seek to create the conditions for commerce to flourish - preventing fraud, curbing monopoly, and protecting "as much individual freedom as is consistent... Learn More£100.00
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TROUP, C. E. The Future Work of Free Trade in English Legislation.
London : 1884First edition, the Cobden Prize Essay of 1883, proposing the legislative changes need to further and entrench free trade. With a nice provenance, the title page with the presentation stamp "presented by the Cobden Club", the free trade association named in honour of Richard Cobden, the great campaigner for free trade; also with the bookplate of Robert... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140177
ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. The Ebb and Flow of Unemployment.
London : First edition, first impression, of the sixth title in "The New Way" series, a post-war publication intended to provide "the anchorage of political principle" to those "drifting in bewilderment on a sea of conflicting ideas" (Note to text). Learn More£40.00
Stock Code: 140332
PIGOU, Arthur Cecil. Wealth and Welfare.
London : 1912First edition, first impression, of Pigou's early work which established his reputation as a leading economist and which formed the basis for his major work, The Economics of Welfare (1920), which is considered to have "virtually created the subject of welfare economics" (ODNB). He was in many ways overshadowed through the first half of the twentieth... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140401
MENGER, Carl. Problems of Economics and Sociology.
Urbana : 1963First edition in English of Carl Menger's Untersuchungen über die Methode der Socialwissenschaften und der Politischen Oekonomie insbesondere, originally published in German in 1883, a really nice copy.
Carl Menger (1840-1921), founder of the Austrian school of marginal analysis, was both the most influential and the least read of the major... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 140391
TINBERGEN, Jan, & J. J. Polak. The Dynamics of Business Cycles.
Chicago : 1950First edition in English, first printing. Originally published in the Netherlands in 1942. The author won a Nobel Prize in 1969 for his development of dynamic economic models. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140577
NICHOLSON, Joseph Shield. Bankers' Money.
London : 1902First edition, first impression, of Nicholson's supplement to his Treatise on Money, a significant defence of bimetallism. The book was based on his lectures delivered to Scottish societies of accountants and bankers, and Nicholson writes that he hopes the subject matter will be "introductory and suggestive and such as may help to stimulate those engaged... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 134872
CROMBIE, Alexander. A Letter to D. Ricardo, Esq.
London : 1817Offprinted from The Pamphleteer, vol. X, 1817; "this is a reprint, with additions, of a pamphlet published in London earlier that year" (Sraffa). Crombie was the dedicatee of Robert Torrens's Essay on Money. "Crombie also contributed articles to the Analytical Review and issued a number of publications addressing themselves to matters of current controversy,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140857
SMITH, Adam - ROUQUET, Jean André. The present State of the Arts in England.
London : 1755First edition in English, originally published in French in 1754, written by the Swiss born artist Jean André Rouquet, friend of Hogarth and David Garrick, who lived in London between 1726 and 1750. A brief preliminary discourse is followed by reviews of the various arts in England, not only dealing with painting, but with sculpture, woodcarving, silk... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 86353
FRIEDMAN, Milton. The Optimum Quantity of Money
Chicago : 1969First edition, first printing. With a printed compliments slip - "with the compliments of Milton Freidman. Aldine Publishing Company" - loosely inserted. A collection of Friedman's essays that, "though written over the course of two decades, embody a single view of monetary theory and, as a result, reinforce one another" (Preface). Learn More£350.00
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ROBBINS, Lionel - OHLIN, Bertil. Interregional and International Trade.
Cambridge, MA : 1933First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robins, with the author's mounted presentation card to front free endpaper: "Prof. L. Robbins with the author's compliments". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140323
ROBBINS, Lionel - DOUGLAS, Paul H. The Theory of Wages.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few minor pencilled marginalia. A nice association - Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 140347
ROBBINS, Lionel - BAUER, Peter Thomas. The Rubber Industry.
London : 1948First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "LCR from PTB with affection & regard Oct. 1948". During the academic year 1947-8 Bauer was reader in economics at the London School of Economics, where Robbins led the economics department. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140349
ROBBINS, Lionel - LERNER, Abba P. The Economics of Control.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated October 1945, and a few minor pencilled marginalia in the text. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics... Learn More£250.00
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ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War.
New York : 1968The author's own copy, together with his original carbon typescript of the preface he contributed to the edition, with his own revisions in blue ink, revisions which were included in the preface when printed. In The Economic Causes of War, first published in 1939, Robbins rejects the Marxist ideas of capitalist economic structures causing wars, instead... Learn More£250.00
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ROBBINS, Lionel - SRAFFA, Piero. Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.
Cambridge : 1960First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with a presentation letter on Professor E. A. G. Robinson's letterhead dated 3 May 1960: "Dear Professor Robbins, I am sending you with this the review copy of Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. This is an advance copy and I am still not... Learn More£750.00
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ROBBINS, Lionel - ALLAIS, Maurice. Économie & Intérêt;
Paris : 1947First edition, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the title page of volume I: "A monsieur le professeur Robbins en bien candid Hommage M Allais". An excellent economics provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More£5,000.00
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BULLION REPORT. Report, together with Minutes of Evidence, and Accounts, from the Select Committee on the High Price of Gold Bullion.
London : 1810First trade edition, preceded only by a small number of copies printed in folio for official use; the folio copies were issued in August 1810, these octavo trade copies on 23 September 1810. "The Bullion Report of 1810 holds a unique place in monetary controversy. It is probably the most famous public document in the history of economics" (Fetter, p.... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140011
KEYNES, John Maynard. Keynesian Economics: A Symposium.
Delhi : 1956First edition, first printing, of this attempt to introduce and promote the economic ideas of Keynes to an Indian audience. V. B. Singh's collection includes both western writers such as Maurice Dobb, William Z. Foster and John Gollan, alongside Indian writers such as A. K. Das Gupta and V. K. R. V. Rao. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 140907
VASCO, Giambattista, & Mr. Beardé de l'Abbaye. La félicité publique considérée dans les paysans cultivateurs de leurs propres terres.
Lausanne : 1770First edition in French of the Italian economist's La Felicità pubblica (1769), discussing the states benefits of letting farmers own the land they work, and the scope of that ownership, if granted at all. The pastedowns are title pages for a 1772 Paris edition of Ludovico Antonio Muratori's Traité sur le bonheur public, which was first published... Learn More£600.00
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ECONOMICS. Large collection of economics books.
1757-2008A vast collection of economic literature, overwhelmingly first editions, and generally in very good condition. The collection, with a focus on 20th century works, represents almost every major economist, in predominantly English, with some foreign language works. It illustrates the development of the discipline over many decades, with all strands of... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 140714
ROBBINS, Lionel - PERROUX, Francois. Pouvoir et économie.
Paris : 1974First edition, second impression (the year following the first), presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed on the half title: "Pour mon éminent ami le Professeur Lord Lionel Robbins en témoignage de notre amitié vieille d'un quart de siècle et toute neuve en hommage d'admiration et de fidèl sic affection 17.xii.77 François... Learn More£125.00
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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
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MARSHALL, Alfred. Principles of Economics.
London and New York : 1890First edition of an economic classic, the first full exposition of Marshall's theoretical position. Keynes described its publication as inaugurating "the modern age of British economics" (Economic Journal, 1940). Though Marshall maintained for 20 years that this would be followed by a companion volume, none was ever published. Running to 750 text pages... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 140216
DOBB, Maurice. An Essay on Economic Growth and Planning.
London : 1960First edition, first impression, based on lectures Dobb delivered at Cambridge over the preceding few years, but reformulated and very much its own work, providing an analysis of economic growth and the way it can be promoted upon abstract grounds, rather than a close focus on concrete examples. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 141889
DEFOE, Daniel. A New Voyage Round the World, by a Course never failed before.
London : 1725 [i.e. 1724]First edition of Defoe's fabricated travel narrative, in which an "unnamed English captain-entrepreneur... leads three ships in a trading (and occasional privateering) circumnavigation that also includes encounters with native peoples, sometimes violent but more peaceable and profitable" (Richetti p. 222).
Howgego remarks that the book was "written... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 141929