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LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Die Steigungsverhältnisse der Strassen. Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrift des Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereins zu Hannover, Band XXVI. Heft 3.
Hannover : 1880-1887Presentation copies, inscribed to Professor Fischer by the author, the first work additionally with the ownership of Erich Schneider to the title. Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads, railways and bridges at the Technische Hochschule (now the University)... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93895
[PARKER, Henry.] The Case of Shipmony [sic] briefly discoursed,
[London] : 1640First edition(?) with the spelling "Policy" in the title; STC notes two other editions of the same year with the spelling "Policie". The Case of Shipmony "occupies a special place in the history of English political thought: The Case of Shipmony may be the first intellectually significant political pamphlet of the Long Parliament era. In this crisp... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 96597
QUETELET, Adolphe. Letters addressed to H. R. H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the Theory of Probabilities,
London : 1849First edition in English, originally published in French at Brussels in 1846, presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "R. Biddulph Esq./ with the Translator's/ Respectful Compliments". A pioneering work on probability and social statistics by the Belgian astronomer and mathematician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874),... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 96972
MENGER, Carl. Beiträge zur Währungsfrage in Oesterreich-Ungarn. Abdruck aus den Jahrbüchern für Nationalökonomie und Statistik. Dritte Folge. Bd. 111.
Jena : 1892First separate edition. Responding to requests that Menger's views on the Austo-Hungarian currency question be made accessible to a wider readership, the present work brings together articles previously published in issues of the Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik. Menger writes in his foreword that the work pays particular attention to... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 98784
[SMOLLETT, Tobias, trans.] Select Essays on Commerce, Agriculture, Mines, Fisheries, and Other Useful Subjects.
London : 1754First edition of this work, "the first notice in English of the Physiocratic doctrine" (Higgs), which collects more than 30 essays translated by Tobias Smollett from the Journal Œconomique. The Physiocratic doctrine proposes that the wealth of nations is derived solely from the value of agriculture or land-development; fittingly more than half of the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 104202
EVERETT, Alexander Hill. Nouvelles Idées sur la Population,
Paris : 1826First French edition of this major early American response to Malthus. Presentation copy from the author to the Swedish Academy, inscribed on the half-title: "À l'académie suédoise, hommage de l'auteur, par les soins de M. Jullien, de Paris". The inscription was quite possibly written by M. Jullien, who had been entrusted by the author with the delivery.... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 113397
PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli (eds.) Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.
Brussels : 2016First 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
CLARK, John Bates, & Franklin H. Giddings. The Modern Distributive Process.
Boston : 1888First edition in book form of this important precursor to Clark's The Distribution of Wealth (1899), originally serialized in the Political Science Quarterly. "Reference should also be made to the important series of complementary articles by the author and F. H. Giddings on The Modern Distributive Process... These four 'studies of the process by which... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 119881
MARX, Karl. Advance announcements of the publication of Das Kapital.
Geneva : 1867First edition of Marx's formal announcements, both signed and unsigned, of the publication of the first volume of his magnum opus, Das Kapital, in the uncommon revolutionary socialist journal Der Vorbote, with an exceptional provenance, being from the library of the German radical journalist and agitator Johann Most, who played a part in Capital's publication... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 120907
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Dogmenhistorische und biographische Aufsätze.
Tübingen : 1954First edition of this collection of essays, published posthumously as the last part of the collected essays of Joseph Schumpeter. Included are two essays, "Alfred Marshall (1842-1942). Alfred Marshalls Principles eine Würdigung nach einem halben Jahrhundert" and "John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)", which are here published for the first time in German.... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 88319
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Aufsätze zur Tagespolitik.
Tübingen : 1993First edition of this collection of essays by Schumpeter, written when he was Bank President in Austria, and from his time at the universities of Bonn and Harvard. The majority are in German, but there are also essays in English. Subjects covered are monetary issues, introductions to other authors' work, obituary notices (Auspitz, Marx and Menger),... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 88486
CRAIG, John. Elements of Political Science.
Edinburgh : 1814First edition of the Scottish author's analysis of government rights and constitutional authority, a gift copy inscribed from the Trustees of Manchester College, York, to Edward Strutt, 1st Baron Belper, "as a Prize for Diligence, Regularity & Proficiency during the Session of 1817-18". Strutt, for whom the title Baron Belper was created in 1856, was... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 111949
COMMONS, John Rogers. Institutional Economics, its Place in Political Economy.
New York : 1934First edition. Commons, together with Thorstein Veblen and Wesley Clair Mitchell, was one of the three founders of American Institutionalism, "an analysis of collective action by the state, and a wide range of other institutions, which he saw as essential to understanding economic life. This institutional theory was closely related to his remarkable... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 112529
SEGOVIA, Johannes de. Tractatus super materia contractuum de censibus annis et perpetuis;
[Cologne : c.1472]First edition of one of the earliest printed works devoted to finance, one of the first to carry printed signatures, and the author's first printed text. Written during the Council of Basel, this treatise presents Segovia's contribution to the debate surrounding the theory and practice of census in medieval theology and economics. In it he sets forth... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 121113
MARX, Karl - MEHRING, Franz, & Rosa Luxemburg. Kapital Karola Marksa.
Warsaw : 1923First edition of this abstract of Kapital in Polish, exceptionally scarce, WorldCat locating just two copies worldwide (both in Poland), written by Marx's biographer Franz Mehring and eminent Marxist Rosa Luxemburg. The first complete Polish translation was published in 1884, with a further edition in 1926, a new translation on which a team of economists... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 121153
VEBLEN, Thorstein. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.
New York : 1915First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper, "Mr W. C. Curtis with the compliments of Mr. Veblen". Published shortly after the outbreak of the first World War, Veblen's fourth book aimed to account for why and how Germany had so successfully dominated the modern industrial market, basing... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122230
YOUNG, Arthur. The Farmer's Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms.
London : 1770First edition of agricultural reformer Arthur Young's third work. "Arthur Young, like Jethro Tull, was a great agricultural reformer whose influence reached far beyond his own country. England, however, with its increased acreage of cultivated land resulting from the enclosure system, and the consequent rise of great landowners and farmers in the eighteenth... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 123355
LEVASSEUR, Pierre Émile. Histoire des classes ouvrières en France depuis 1789 jusqu'à nos jours.
Paris : 1867First edition of Levasseur's History of the Working Classes in France from 1789, from the library of Edward Spencer Beesly, the leading British Positivist, sympathiser with the International Working Men's Association (the first International), and friend of Karl Marx, with his pencil ownership inscription to the front pastedown of volume I, and with... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123597
O'CALLAGHAN, Jeremiah. Usury or, Lending at Interest.
London : 1828First edition under this title, one of several treatises against the practices of usury and simony by the Reverend Jeremiah O'Callaghan. O'Callaghan (1780-1861) was an Irish Catholic priest who is best known for his campaigns against usury in Ireland and in Burlington, Vermont. As the author himself describes in this work, he was suspended by Bishop... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 124081
NICHOLSON, J. Shield. A Treatise on Money
Edinburgh : 1888First edition, first impression. This work by Joseph Shield Nicholson (1850-1927) "provides an excellent treatment of the state of monetary theory at the turn of the century, containing the best discussion in support of bimetallism to be found at that time" (The New Palgrave, p. 653). Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 124085
SKIDELSKY, Robert. Henry Sidgwick:
Cambridge : 1988Sole edition, first impression, of an address given by economic historian Robert Skidelsky (b.1939) on 31 May 1988 to mark the 150th anniversary of Henry Sidgwick's birth. An English utilitarian philosopher and economist, Sidgwick (1838-1900) founded Newnham College in 1875 with Millicent Garrett Fawcett. A shortened version of the text was published... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 124351
KEYNES, John Maynard. A Treatise on Money.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two major contributions to economic theory and his most comprehensive work on monetary theory. It anticipates many of the ideas of the General Theory, which it immediately preceded and by which it has been, perhaps unfairly, overshadowed. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 124380
SUTTON, Francis, and 3 others. The American Business Creed.
Cambridge, MA, : 1956First edition, first printing, inscribed by American economist Seymour E. Harris (1897-1975), one of the authors, to Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen (1903-1994), winner of Nobel Prize for Economics in 1969, "For Jan Tinbergen from Seymour Harris", on the front free endpaper. Tinbergen's bookplate can be found on the front free endpaper. Economists Francis... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 124605
MYINT, Hla. Theories of Welfare Economics.
London : 1948First edition, first impression. Hla Myint (1920-2017) was Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics from 1966 to 1985. The present work is a development from his Ph.D thesis at the same school.
Stock Code: 124879
GLADSTONE, William Ewart - HIRST, Francis Wrigley; GLADSTONE, Henry Neville (intro.) Gladstone as Financier and Economist.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Editor of the Economist magazine and Liberal, Hirst (1873-1953) had previously assisted John Morley in the publication of his three-volume Life of William Ewart Gladstone (1903). This study of Gladstone includes an introduction written by his son, Henry. Learn More£90.00
Stock Code: 124647
MARX, Karl. Kapitalen.
Copenhagen : 1885 & 1887First edition in Danish of Das Kapital. Marx's seminal work first appeared in German in 1867, and the first translation of the work was that into Russian (1872). The first English translation appeared after the Danish, in 1887.
"The history of the twentieth century is Marx's legacy. Stalin, Mao, Che, Castro the icons and monsters of the modern... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 122813
ROBINSON, Joan. An Essay on Marxian Economics.
London : 1942First edition, first impression. This study on Marx and his thought was the culmination of Robinson's increasing interest in Marxian economics throughout the 1930s.
Stock Code: 125573
SCHULZ, John W. The Intelligent Chartist.
New York : 1962First edition, first printing, of this technical analysis of stock market movements, judged by seasoned stock market analyst Walter Deemer to be a scarce investment classic (On Technical Analysis, 2012). Schulz, a nationally renowned investment adviser, worked in Wall Street firms for 26 years, eventually becoming a partner in the New York Stock Exchange... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123898
GENTLEMAN OF LINCOLN'S INN, A. The Farmer's Lawyer; or Every Country Gentleman his own Counsellor.
London : 1774Scarce first edition of an anonymously compiled legal vade mecum for farmers and country gentlemen, with particular attention given to game laws, tithes, highways and turnpike roads, fishing, fish ponds and rivers, the manufacture of and duty on malt, and laws relating to the manufacture and retail of cyder, mum, perry, and hops. The work further gives... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126202
JARROLD, Thomas. Dissertations on Man, philosophical, physiological, and political; in answer to Mr. Malthus's "Essay on the Principle of Population."
London : 1806First and only edition of this rare essay on population conceived as a point-by-point refutation of Malthus. Jarrold (1763-1809), a well-known physician, discusses in a series of chapters the checks to population adopted in various European and non-European societies, including North America. This is the earliest criticism of Malthus to achieve the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 126567
MARX, Karl. [Opere.]
Rome : 1899-1902First edition, a bound volume of 12 Italian translations of works by Marx, issued by Luigi Mongini in parts, each work separately paginated, but continuously signed.
"1899 would mark a further qualitative leap in the publication of Marx and Engels's texts in Italy, reaching a particular peak in the years between 1899 and 1902. This was the most... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123720
RAGUET, Condy. A Treatise on Currency and Banking.
Philadelphia : 1839First edition. "This remarkable hard-money treatise is by Condy Raguet (1784-1842), a noted Pennsylvania politician and economist who worked as a merchant in several Latin American countries. He was wholly dedicated to free trade, the free market, and especially to sound money and banking. In A Treatise on Currency and Banking he documents how bank... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123999
ROBINSON, Joan. Essays in the Theory of Employment.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, of Robinson's collection of essays in which she 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£425.00
Stock Code: 124176
MONTCHRETIEN, Antoine de. Traicte de l'oeconomie politique.
Paris : 1889First edition of Funck-Bretano's reprint of Montchretien's 1615 economic tract, which had been the first use of the term political economy. Funck-Bretano prefaces the work with an important scholarly essay on the economist. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 118847
MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1817First three-volume edition, the fifth overall, with extensive additions compared to the previous editions. Malthus contributed a new preface, rewrote chapters 8 to 13, and provided new chapters on France, England, and the Poor Laws. The additions were so substantial that Malthus also published them in a separate volume, for those who owned earlier editions.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128931
FISHER, Irving. The Money Illusion.
New York : 1928First edition, second printing (two months after the first). Inscribed by the author to the Nobel Laureate and economist Frederick Soddy on the front free endpaper: "To Professor Frederick Soddy with the compliments of Irving Fisher January 1929". Soddy had been awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1921 for his work on isotopes. The Money Illusion,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125882
NECKER, Jacques (subject.) Examen impartial du systême de M. Necker sur les administrations provinciales,
[Paris] : 1785First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127682
MORELLET, André. Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. l'Abbé Morellet, de l'Académie Francaise;
Paris : 1819First and only edition of the catalogue for the sale of the library of the French economist André Morellet, here occasionally marked in a contemporary hand in both pencil and ink, presumably by a potential buyer. These markings take the form of marginal lines and occasionally short notations next to certain items ("nous l'avons").
Morellet's... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 129357
SILVA LISBOA, José da. Principios de Economia Politica,
Lisbon : 1804First edition of the most significant treatise of the Brazilian economist and politician José da Silva Lisboa (1756-1835), and what can readily be claimed as the first important Portuguese-language work inspired by Adam Smith. The author had an important role in promoting the study of political economy in Brazil, and was active in ending the mercantilist... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129558
POLITICAL ECONOMY. An essay on the political economy of nations:
London : 1821First edition of this anonymously authored work, divided into three sections: "the principles of production, revenue, and consumption", "on the commercial intercourse of nations" and "considerations on the past and present state of international commerce". Subjects dealt with include the formation of wealth, the nature of capital, the extent of demand... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127180
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized: as shewn in the several papers comprised in this volume.
London : 1830First edition of this collection of papers. The preface states that the reason for publishing these different papers under the same general title is that they belong to one and the same design and, it is believed, aim at one and the same result. The work from which they take their common origin was an all-embracing system of proposed Constitutional... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 101415
PARETO, Vilfredo. Anwendungen der Mathematik auf Nationalökonomie.
Leipzig : 1902First edition of this "rich history of pure economy", Pareto's contribution to Klein's encyclopedia for 1902. The entry "contains a valuable autobiographical allusion: Pareto lets the reader understand that as soon as he arrived in Lausanne, he started searching for some statistical invariants regarding distribution, in order to fill, by induction,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 126589
FISHER, Irving. The Theory of Interest; as determined by Impatience to spend income and Opportunity to invest it.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, of Irving Fisher's Theory of Interest, a revised version of his earlier book The Rate of Interest (1907). Dedicated to John Rae and Böhm-Bawerk, it is a further development of their ideas: "its greatness as a book lies wholly in its outstanding pedagogic qualities... which amounted to the demonstration that the real rate... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 124521
WEBB, Sidney. Socialism in England.
Baltimore : 1889First edition, preceding the UK edition by a year. Published as vol. IV, no. 2 of the publications of the American Economic Association. Scarce, with Library Hub locating five copies. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 131411
PARNELL, Sir Henry. On Financial Reform.
London : 1830First edition of the author's most important work. Shortly after his treatise was published Henry Parnell, first Baron Congleton (1776-1842), became secretary for war in Lord Grey's Whig administration. As one of the most fervent members of the "Free Banking School" he campaigned against the monopoly of the Bank of England on the issue of bank notes.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 128430
ASHTON, John. A History of English Lotteries.
London : 1893First edition of the first book dedicated to the history of lotteries in England, tracing their development from 1569 to the author's own time. The book reproduces 28 historic lottery handbills from the collection of the proprietor of the Leadenhall Press, Andrew White Tuer. The book is filled with salacious anecdotes, chronicling the ruin of genteel... Learn More£350.00
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PETHICK-LAWRENCE, F. W. This Gold Crisis.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Commissioned by Gollancz, who wrote to Pethick-Lawrence (former Financial Secretary to the Treasury under the second Labour government) on 31 August 1931 with an outline of the book, which offers a lucid explanation of the political and financial crisis of that summer. It was swiftly produced in time for the October... Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 96372
BONINSEGNI, Pascal. Manuel élémentaire d'économie politique.
Lausanne : 1930First edition. First his student and then his protégé, Boninsegni eventually succeeded Pareto to the Chair of Political Economy at the University of Lausanne; this is the second of two manuals of political economy which he prepared for his university courses. Boninsegni "simplified the form of Paretian choice in a manner that brought it closer to... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 126499
PLAYFAIR, William. For the Use of the Enemies of England. A Real Statement of the Finances and Resources of Great Britain; illustrated by two copper-plate charts.
London : 1796First edition. The title is ironic - the author holds that the alarmist tracts of his contemporaries, which bemoaned the danger of Britain's ballooning national debt, were bolstering the nation's adversaries by portraying Britain in a weaker economic state than she in fact was. Playfair instead presents the "Enemies of England" with a vision of Britain's... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131438
CAIRNES, J. E. Some Leading Principles of Political Economy.
London : 1874First 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. 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 he writes in... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 132051