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  1. A Treatise wherein is demonstrated, I. That the East-India trade is the most national of all foreign trades.
    CHILD, Sir Josiah. A Treatise wherein is demonstrated, I. That the East-India trade is the most national of all foreign trades.

    London : 1681

    First edition of this defence of the East India Company, one of two issues, the other one printed by J. R. for the Honourable the East India Company. Josiah Child, Chairman and virtual ruler of the East-India company for many years, aimed to aggrandise the company by extending its political power, and to restrict any competition. In the present essay... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 127201

  2. Ecole d'agriculture.
    DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. Ecole d'agriculture.

    Paris : 1759

    First 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

  3. Richesse de l'état, à laquelle on a ajouté les Pièces qui ont paru pour & contre.
    [ROUSSEL DE LA TOUR.] Richesse de l'état, à laquelle on a ajouté les Pièces qui ont paru pour & contre.

    Amsterdam : 1764

    First collected edition, with the titular essay first published in an 8 page pamphlet the previous year. This "rare compilation" (Higgs) contains 16 of the author's tracts, run together continuously and not separated on the pages. Of these, the title essay is most important; "this tract, proposing a single tax, graduated in twenty groups of 100,000... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 123214

  4. Discorso sobre el Fomento de la Industria popular.  De orden de S. M. [Carlos III] y del Consejo.
    CAMPOMANES, Pedro Rodriguez, Conde de. Discorso sobre el Fomento de la Industria popular. De orden de S. M. [Carlos III] y del Consejo.

    Madrid : 1774

    First edition. Campomanes (1723-1802) was, according to McCulloch, "one of the most intelligent and distinguished Spanish statesmen of the 18th century. He published the two discourses by direction of the Council of Castile, of which he was the fiscal advocate, or attorney-general, previously to his being made minister of state. They are intended to... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 126570

  5. A Plan For improving the Trade at Senegal. Addressed to The Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.
    (SLAVERY.) A Plan For improving the Trade at Senegal. Addressed to The Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations.

    London : 1763

    First edition. An anonymous proposal to liberate and enfranchise the slaves in Senegal, recently captured from the French in 1758, and set up there a democratic government with British law. Arguing that free labourers are far more productive than those enslaved, and refuting any inherent idleness among the Africans, the author argues this will be a... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 117460

  6. Reflections on the present High Price of Provisions; and The Complaints and Disturbances arising therefrom.
    (AGRICULTURE.) Reflections on the present High Price of Provisions; and The Complaints and Disturbances arising therefrom.

    London : 1766

    First edition. The harvest of 1766 had been a poor one, leading to a rise in food prices and over 40 riots, by the count of that year's Annual Register. With much debate as to the appropriate response, the author of this anonymous tract argues against any form of price controls and interference with the free market, and criticises those who bow to mob... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 117474

  7. Läsning i blandade ämnen.  Första [– Femte och Sista] Årgången.
    (SMITH, Adam.) ADLERSPARRE, Georg, et al., editors. Läsning i blandade ämnen. Första [– Femte och Sista] Årgången.

    Stockholm : 1797–1801

    First 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 , had... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135144

  8. Wirtschafts=Manual und Rechnung bey der Hofgräfl. von Schlabrendorffischen Herrschaft und dazu gehörigen Güthern über empfangene und verausgabte Natural- und Materialien
    (BOOK-KEEPING; GERMANY.) Wirtschafts=Manual und Rechnung bey der Hofgräfl. von Schlabrendorffischen Herrschaft und dazu gehörigen Güthern über empfangene und verausgabte Natural- und Materialien

    [18th century]

    Unrecorded example of a household ledger prepared for private use, presumably commissioned for a grand estate, this copy entirely clean with no hand written entries. This extensive manual was constructed to record a wide variety of goods, including cereals, beer, horses, livestock, cheese, bricks, lime, metal, fish, fruit trees, fertiliser, and bees.... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 132097

  9. On Economic Theory and Socialism.
    DOBB, Maurice. On Economic Theory and Socialism.

    London : 1955

    First 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

  10. Studies in the Development of Capitalism.
    DOBB, Maurice. Studies in the Development of Capitalism.

    London : 1946

    First edition 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
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 129163

  11. Economica: a Statistical Manual for the United States of America.
    [BLODGET, Samuel.] Economica: a Statistical Manual for the United States of America.

    Washington : 1806

    First and only edition of one of the earliest systematic attempts to depict the entire American economy by means of statistical data. Tables are printed throughout, with accompanying essays that reveal Blodget to be a strong nationalist, a supporter of free trade, an abolitionist, and a promoter of paper money secured by land. Blodget's view of the... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 130009

  12. The Life and Writings of Turgot, Comptroller-General of France 1774-6.
    TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques. The Life and Writings of Turgot, Comptroller-General of France 1774-6.

    New York : 1971

    A reprint of the first American edition, published in 1895, of W. Walker Stephen's study of French economist, philosopher, and administrator Turgot. The first UK edition was published in the same year. It was reprinted as part of publisher Burt Franklin's Research & Source Works Series. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 124179

  13. Political Essays Concerning the Present State of the British Empire.
    [YOUNG, Arthur.] Political Essays Concerning the Present State of the British Empire.

    London : 1772

    First edition. Arthur Young (1741-1820) is best known for his writings on agriculture and his travels in France and Italy. The present work, which has been erroneously attributed to John Campbell before, is one of Young's rarest. It offers observations on the political economy of the British Empire, a few years before the loss of the American colonies.... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 124206

  14. Remarks on the Production of Wealth,
    GRAY, Simon. Remarks on the Production of Wealth,

    London : 1820

    First edition, extracted from The Pamphleteer, volume XVII, no XXXIV. In 1815 Simon Gray had published his treatise on population, The Happiness of States, as an open rejection of many of Malthus's principles. Previously Malthus's theories has been broadly accepted without major opposition, but Gray's attack was rapidly followed by other critiques,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 127189

  15. Daniel Webster as an Economist.
    CAREY, Robert Lincoln. Daniel Webster as an Economist.

    New York : 1929

    First edition, first printing. Carey's study attempts to delineate Webster's economic beliefs, from a careful reading of 127 speeches and 22 pamphlets which the lexicographer published. Webster's opposition to economic systems and generalisations meant that he never formally outlined his own economic views in his lifetime. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 127206

  16. Wesley Clair Mitchell: The Economic Scientist.
    BURNS, Arthur F. (ed.) Wesley Clair Mitchell: The Economic Scientist.

    New York : 1952

    First 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

  17. Causes and Cures of Unemployment.
    BEVERIDGE, William H. Causes and Cures of Unemployment.

    London : 1931

    First 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

  18. First Lessons in Political Economy.
    WALKER, Francis A. First Lessons in Political Economy.

    London : 1890

    First edition of the American economist's textbook for younger students, aged 15-17, a fitting companion to his hugely successful first textbook, Political Economy (1883), which addressed an older audience.
    "Walker's work and influence served as models not only because he discussed production, labor, and wages with unusual clarity for his time, but... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 120906

  19. De la richesse commerciale,
    SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. De la richesse commerciale,

    Geneva : 1803

    First 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... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 134871

  20. Some Leading Principles of Political Economy.
    CAIRNES, J. E. Some Leading Principles of Political Economy.

    London : 1874

    First edition of the author's last and longest work, a commentary on and critical interpretation of the principal doctrines of the English school of economists. John Elliott Cairnes (1823-1875), often described as the "last of the classical economists", was a key Irish political economist who developed and critiqued the work of John Stuart Mill. As... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 124349

  21. Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.
    PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli (eds.) Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.

    Brussels : 2016

    First edition, the companion work to an exhibition originally shown at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, 1 of 750 copies for sale. "The exhibition Books that made Europe is a journey through 140 books spanning a period of approx. six hundred years, from 1468 to 1950. It investigates into why 500 million citizens, in 28 countries, speaking 24... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 115060

  22. Libri che hanno fatto l'Europa - Supplement.
    PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli. Libri che hanno fatto l'Europa - Supplement.

    Rome : 2017

    First edition of the supplement to Books that made Europe, published on the occasion of the Exhibition moving to the Italian Senate in Rome, where it continues until June 20 2017. Learn More
    £30.00

    Stock Code: 118595

  23. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.
    FERNANDEZ NAVARETTE, Pedro. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.

    Madrid : 1626

    First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the remedies to be applied; this... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 139132

  24. The Change in the Distribution of the National Income 1880-1913.
    BOWLEY, Arthur L. The Change in the Distribution of the National Income 1880-1913.

    Oxford : 1920

    First 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

  25. Sur La Proposition d'Acquitter la Dette Exigible en Assignats.
    CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Sur La Proposition d'Acquitter la Dette Exigible en Assignats.

    Paris : 1790

    First edition of Condorcet's critique of the assignats. Condorcet was Inspector of the Coins from 1775 to 1790, and had consequently participated in the great monetary debates of the reign of Louis XVI. Partly invigorated by these debates, he was a fierce opponents of the assignats, an opposition which would be vindicated as their value plummeted. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 127340

  26. The New Survey of London Life & Labour.
    (BOOTH, Charles.) SMITH, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (ed.) The New Survey of London Life & Labour.

    London : 1930-1935

    First 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

    Stock Code: 136589

  27. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.
    FERNANDEZ NAVARETTE, Pedro. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.

    Madrid : 1626

    First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the remedies to be applied; this... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 122893

  28. The Home.
    GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. The Home.

    London : 1904

    First UK edition, first impression, first published in New York by McClure, Phillips & Co. the previous year. Gilman described this attack on the domestic sphere as "the most heretical - and the most amusing - of anything I've done" (The Living, unpaginated). Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 137162

  29. Spectaculum Naturae & Artium,
    MEIL, Johann Wilhelm. Spectaculum Naturae & Artium,

    Berlin : 1761 & 1765

    First edition of both volumes of this rare polyglot pictorial encyclopaedia of trades, technology, crafts, and nature, with the text in four columns in German, Latin, French and Italian. The attractive illustrations cover beekeeping, printing, engraving, bricklaying and other trades, as well as scientific and military equipment. The work was aimed at... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 129021

  30. Conversations on Political Economy;
    [MARCET, Jane.] Conversations on Political Economy;

    London : 1816

    First edition of Marcet's popular work on economics, designed for the use of schools. Taking the format of a dialogue between a female teacher and pupil, the two explore the concepts of capital, labour, property, commerce and money, in a casual conversational style readily understandable by the book's youthful audience. At a time when the discipline... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 125362

  31. The Trend of Economics.
    TUGWELL, Rexford Guy (ed.) The Trend of Economics.

    New York : 1924

    First edition, first printing, of this self-proclaimed "manifesto of the younger generation" (introduction), a volume of essays which includes a number of early contributions by future leaders in the discipline, such as Wesley Clair Mitchell ("The Prospects of Economics"), John Maurice Clark ("The Socializing of Theoretical Economics"), Frank Hyneman... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 128518

  32. Manchester Guardian Commercial. La Reconstruction de l'Europe.
    KEYNES, John Maynard (ed.) Manchester Guardian Commercial. La Reconstruction de l'Europe.

    Manchester : 20 April 20 1922 – 4 January 1923

    First 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

  33. The Money Market:
    NOEL-FEARN, Henry. The Money Market:

    London : 1866

    First edition of this Victorian primer in the development and nature of the money markets, a cheap publication at one shilling aimed for the general reader. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 135441

  34. A Woman and Her Money.
    FRAZER, Elizabeth. A Woman and Her Money.

    New York : 1926

    First edition, first printing, of "one of the first books written by a woman for the female investor" (Dennistoun & Goodman). This copy has a particularly fitting contemporary association, with a label indicating that it was presented to a previous owner by the Cleveland Trust Company. From 1929-30 the Cleveland Trust sponsored a Women's City Club series... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 134751

  35. The Condition of Women Workers Under the Present Industrial System.
    VAN ETTEN, Ida M. The Condition of Women Workers Under the Present Industrial System.

    [New York : 1891]

    First edition, one of two 1891 printings, of Van Etten's address, one of the first serious attempts to secure safe conditions and better working hours for women in the underground garment industry. The other 1891 printing was published in Washington, DC by the Globe Printing Company; no priority has been established. The copyright for both printings... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 133013

  36. The Theory of Political Economy.
    JEVONS, W. Stanley. The Theory of Political Economy.

    London : 1871

    First edition of Jevons's foremost contribution to the history of economic thought. "Comparatively short and lucidly written, it sharply attacked the classical theory of value of the 'Ricardo-Mill school', and offered in its place the challenging view that 'value depends entirely upon utility', asserting boldly that 'Economy, if it is to be a science... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 119905

  37. Ueber Nationalindustrie und Staatswirtschaft. Nach Adam Smith bearbeitet …  Erster [– Dritter und letzter] Theil.
    LUEDER, August Ferdinand. Ueber Nationalindustrie und Staatswirtschaft. Nach Adam Smith bearbeitet … Erster [– Dritter und letzter] Theil.

    Berlin : 1800-1804

    First edition of Lueder's major work. Together with Sartorius and Kraus, Lueder (17601819) was one of the first writers in Germany to renounce mercantilism. In the present work, he elaborated Adam Smith's ideas, illustrating his arguments with numerous examples from history and ethnography. He deviated from Smith in his emphasis of the subjective nature... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135436

  38. Versuch einer Grundlehre sammtlicher Kameralwissenschaften, zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfalzischen Kameralhohenschule zu Lautern.
    JUNG-STILLING, Johann Heinrich. Versuch einer Grundlehre sammtlicher Kameralwissenschaften, zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfalzischen Kameralhohenschule zu Lautern.

    Latern : 1779

    First and only edition, very scarce, of a work written when Jung-Stilling (17401817) was lecturer in cameralist sciences at Marburg. "As an economic writer, Jung belongs to the philanthropic and eclectic school, with strong absolutistic leanings which flourished in Germany during the second half of the 18th century under the influence of Sonnenfels,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135431

  39. Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.
    FISCHER, Heinrich August. Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.

    Leipzig : 1755

    First edition of Fischer's history of the old German economy from the earliest times, and of the recent development of Cameralism, comprising a valuable survey of the historical literature from the 17th century onwards. Including treatises on agriculture, arts and manufactures, as well as law and Fischer gives a 126-page bibliography, two colums per... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 135287

  40. Manual of Political Economy.
    FAWCETT, Henry. Manual of Political Economy.

    London : 1863

    First edition of Fawcett's first book, highly successful in its day and running to eight editions, the last published in 1907. "It was modelled on John Stuart Mill's Principles of Political Economy, presenting the orthodox economic doctrines of the age, to which Fawcett subscribed, in an uncomplicated style, and filling them out with illustrations based... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 125591

  41. Beveridge and his Plan.
    (BEVERIDGE, William.) BEVERIDGE, Janet. Beveridge and his Plan.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression, of this account tracing the origins and development of the highly popular and influential Beveridge report, written by his wife who travelled across the country with Beveridge as he canvassed his proposals and addressed large public audiences after its publication. Learn More
    £30.00

    Stock Code: 121331

  42. On the application of mathematics to political economy.
    EDGEWORTH, F. Y. On the application of mathematics to political economy.

    London : 1899

    First edition, exceptionally scarce, with OCLC recording just one copy at the Universite de Lausanne. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126591

  43. Minutes, Experiments, Observations, and General Remarks, on Agriculture, in the Southern Counties;
    MARSHALL, William. Minutes, Experiments, Observations, and General Remarks, on Agriculture, in the Southern Counties;

    London : 1799

    First edition to include Marshall's survey of the agriculture of the London region, the second edition overall, following the first of the previous year. William Marshall (1845-1818), with Arthur Young the key agricultural writer of the period, published six major studies on the farming practices of different regions of England from 1788 to 1798, with... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 129286

  44. The Rural Economy of the West of England:
    MARSHALL, William. The Rural Economy of the West of England:

    London : 1796

    First edition. William Marshall (1845-1818), with Arthur Young the key agricultural writer of the period, published six major studies on the farming practices of different regions of England from 1788 to 1798, with this, the penultimate, on the West of England. The series remains an important source for the state of English agriculture in the period.
    This... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 129284

  45. A Review (and complete abstract) of the Reports to the Board of Agriculture; from the Midland Department of England.
    MARSHALL, William. A Review (and complete abstract) of the Reports to the Board of Agriculture; from the Midland Department of England.

    York : 1815

    First edition. The agricultural writer William Marshall (1745-1818) had created and promoted the idea of the Board of Agriculture, but to his great dismay, upon its creation in 1793 the Board was dominated by the friends of Marshall's great rival Arthur Young, with Young himself taking the Secretary position, to Marshall's bitter resentment. Marshall... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129282

  46. On The Advantages Which Have Resulted from the Establishment of the Board of Agriculture:
    YOUNG, Arthur. On The Advantages Which Have Resulted from the Establishment of the Board of Agriculture:

    London : 1809

    First edition of this printing of Arthur Young's speech defending the establishment and the achievements of the Board of Agriculture. "A new stage in Young's career began in 1793 with the establishment, with government support, of the board of agriculture. The idea for such a board had originated with William Marshall, the distinguished agricultural... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 129280

  47. Essay upon the Question What Proportion of the Produce of Arable Land ought to be paid as Rent to the Landlord?
    WEDDERBURN, Alexander. Essay upon the Question What Proportion of the Produce of Arable Land ought to be paid as Rent to the Landlord?

    Edinburgh : 1776

    First edition of Wedderburn's treatise, submitted in response to a question posited by the Edinburgh Society in 1753. Uncommon, with ESTC listing copies in 14 institutions.
    Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page, though without direct attribution. The library was assembled in the early... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 129258

  48. Tables for the Easy Valuing of Estates,
    SCALE, Bernard. Tables for the Easy Valuing of Estates,

    [London] : [1771]

    First London edition of this handbook of tables for valuing estates. The book presents a striking example of an engraved title page and dedication leaf, the latter dedicated to James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster, for whom Scale surveyed in 1771. The book also presents tables for converting English money into Irish money, and vice versa. A Dublin... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129257

  49. An Enquiry Concerning the Influence of Tithes upon Agriculture,
    HOWLETT, John. An Enquiry Concerning the Influence of Tithes upon Agriculture,

    London : 1801

    First 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

  50. A Report of the Arguments in the case of The Queen V. The Hon. & Rev. W. Capel, as to the Rating of the Occupiers of Land and Tithe Owners.
    HODGES, William. A Report of the Arguments in the case of The Queen V. The Hon. & Rev. W. Capel, as to the Rating of the Occupiers of Land and Tithe Owners.

    London : 1840

    First edition of this legal report concerning tithe payments, now highly rare, with only the University College London copy known.
    Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their stamp to front cover and shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page. The library was assembled in the early 20th century by Sir John Russell, director of the Rothamsted... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129255

  51. An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,
    (TITHES.) An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,

    Dublin : 1808

    First 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 stamp... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 129254

  52. A Few Brief Hints on the Subject of Tithes.
    (TITHES.) A Few Brief Hints on the Subject of Tithes.

    Maidstone : 1802

    First edition. The anonymous author, claiming to not be a tithe holder, beseeches the men of Kent that their tithes are just. Bound in at the rear is a copy of an earlier document relating to tithes, dated 1747, and a page of notes on the price of hops. The tract is highly rare, with OCLC recording only two copies, in the British Library and the Kenneth... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 129253

  53. A Letter to a Freeholder on the Late Reduction of the Land Tax to One Shilling in the Pound.
    ARNALL, William. A Letter to a Freeholder on the Late Reduction of the Land Tax to One Shilling in the Pound.

    London : 1732

    First edition. William Arnall (died 1736) was an extensive political pamphleteer, who took up writing for the government at Robert Walpole's personal request. At a government pension of 400 - making him the best paid government journalist in London - "Arnall provided a series of papers which challenged country whig allegations of a supposedly corrupt,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 129252

  54. The Present State of the Tenancy of Land in Great Britain:
    KENNEDY, Lewis, & T. B. Grainger. The Present State of the Tenancy of Land in Great Britain:

    London : 1828

    First edition of this survey of British land tenancy, with a general introduction, followed by a county by county survey of the state of agriculture. A second volume on sheep farming followed the next year.
    Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their stamp to spine and shelfmarks to front endpaper and title page. The library was assembled... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 129251

  55. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.
    LESLIE, Charles. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.

    London : 1700

    First edition. Charles Leslie (1650-1722), a nonjuring Church of Ireland clergyman, poured forth a lengthy series of polemics against the Quakers around the turn of the eighteenth century. The present treatise rejects the Quaker critique of tithes, and upholds the divine right of the practice, rooting it in the law of the Old Testament.
    Provenance:... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129250

  56. Prices of Corn in Oxford in the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century:
    LLOYD, William Forster. Prices of Corn in Oxford in the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century:

    Oxford : 1830

    First edition of this study of Oxford corn prices. The economist William Forster Lloyd (1794-1852), then a lecturer at Christ Church, used documents in the University's collection and the account books of various colleges to chart the change in prices. His later writings on population proved a significant influence on economic thought.
    Provenance:... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 129248

  57. To the King's most excellent Majesty; together with the honourable Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament: The Husbandman's Advocate.
    (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 : 1690

    First 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 OCLC adding another copy in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
    Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their gilt stamp to front cover, pencilled... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 129247

  58. The Historie of Tithes.
    SELDEN, John. The Historie of Tithes.

    [London : 1618

    First edition. John Selden (1584-1654) was perhaps the most notable jurist and legal scholar of the first half of the 17th century; John Milton declared him in the Areopagitica "the chief of learned men reputed in this land". The Historie of Tithes marked a major refinement in Selden's theory and practice of history, and was meticulously researched,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 129239

  59. Observations on the Statute of the Thirty-first George II. ch. 29. concerning the Assize of Bread;
    HESLOP, Luke. Observations on the Statute of the Thirty-first George II. ch. 29. concerning the Assize of Bread;

    London : 1799

    First 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

  60. Legal Foundations of Capitalism.
    COMMONS, John R. Legal Foundations of Capitalism.

    New York : 1924

    First edition of one of Commons's three major treatises on economic theory, in which he developed "theories of the evolution of capitalism and of institutional change as a modifying force alleviating the major defects of capitalism" (The New Palgrave). In Legal Foundations of Capitalism, "he sought to demonstrate the importance for economic theory of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136588

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