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Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to economics, historically known as political economy, the social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

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  1. The Fable of the Bees:
    [MANDEVILLE, Bernard.] The Fable of the Bees:

    London : 1714

    Rare first edition, first issue, of this "celebrated work, which through Adam Smith, had an immense influence on political economy" (Foxwell). The work originated in 1705 as a poem titled The Grumbling Hive (essentially unobtainable in the market); this is the first edition to contain the 20 "Remarks" which annotate and explain various lines in the... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138116

  2. 141192
    FRIEDMAN, Milton. Essays in Positive Economics.

    Chicago : 1953

    First edition, first printing, of this collection of Friedman's papers published in the late 1940s and early 1950s, including Friedman's famous titular essay laying out his methodological approach, which has been called "the most influential work of economic methodology of this century" (Hausman, p. 180). "Friedman argued that economists were spending... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141192

  3. 141057
    SKARBEK, Frédéric. Théorie des richesses sociales.

    Paris : 1829

    First edition of Skarbek's most substantial contribution to economic theory, which influenced Karl Marx's theory of labour. A reworking of the author's Gospodarstwo narodowe... first published in Warsaw (1820-21), it is divided into two parts, the first discussing production, exchange, revenue and consumption; the second a general examination... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141057

  4. 141104comp
    FRIEDMAN, Milton & Rose. Free to Choose.

    New York & London : 1980

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins and his wife, inscribed on the title page by both authors: "Milton's hand: For Iris & Lionel, with our very best, Milton Rose's hand: & Rose Jan. 5, 1980". An excellent economics provenance: Robbins (1898-1984), along with Keynes, was the leading British economist... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 141104

  5. 141105comp
    FRIEDMAN, Milton. A Theory of the Consumption Function.

    Princeton : 1957

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Lionel, in place of a work of art Milton", the meaning of which is now lost. An excellent economics provenance: Robbins (1898-1984), along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 141105

  6. General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,
    (INDIA; PUNJAB.) General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,

    Lahore : 1854

    First and sole edition, rare. 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 under British rule. Within a small compass a tremendous... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141013

  7. Keynesian Economics: A Symposium.
    (KEYNES, John Maynard.) Keynesian Economics: A Symposium.

    Delhi : 1956

    First 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

  8. 140911
    FRIEDMAN, Milton & Rose. Free to Choose. A Personal Statement.

    London : 1980

    First UK edition, published the same year as the US original. Free to Choose is the companion book to Friedman's ten-part PBS series of the same title, which investigated various regions, historical events, and social issues from the perspective that Laissez-faire economics is the most effective and fair way to manage societies. The series... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140911

  9. An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression of a landmark in the development of 20th century economic theory, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper; "Professor Richard Strigl in token of respect & admiration from the author Lionel Robbins, September 1932."
    Richard Ritter von Strigl (1891-1942), who studied in Vienna under Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk,... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 140913

  10. 140710
    KEYNES, John Maynard. How to Pay for the War.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, the uncorrected version, of Keynes's most successful essay in persuasion, the application of his General Theory to wartime economy. A corrected version, issued in orange printed boards, was published a few months later. "Apart from suggesting ways of adding greatly to the financial resources of the government, this inaugurated... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140710

  11. 140766
    FRIEDMAN, Milton. Essays in Positive Economics.

    Chicago : 1953

    First edition, first printing, and an exceptionally nice copy. This collection of Friedman's papers, published in the late 1940s and early 1950s, including Friedman's famous titular essay laying out his methodological approach, which has been called "the most influential work of economic methodology of this century" (Hausman, p. 180).
    "Friedman argued... Learn More
    £5,250.00

    Stock Code: 140766

  12. The Elements of Commerce, Politics and Finances,
    MORTIMER, Thomas. The Elements of Commerce, Politics and Finances,

    London : 1772

    First Edition of Mortimer's most important work. Thomas Mortimer (1730-1810) was a major English mercantilist, one of the earliest experts on the operation of the stock exchange established in the coffee-house of London's Change Alley, having lost "a genteel fortune" himself in speculating there. His earlier work, Every Man His Own Broker (1761... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 137691

  13. Theory of Value.
    DEBREU, Gerard. Theory of Value.

    New York : 1959

    First edition of "Debreu's classic bookwhich presents a rigorous yet succinct exposition of the theory of general economic equilibrium, follows a logical and structured direction. Having outlined in the opening chapter the mathematical concepts and results used in the rest of the book, Debreu then discusses the concepts of a commodity and prices, producer... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 137923

  14. Report, together with Minutes of Evidence, and Accounts, from the Select Committee on the High Price of Gold Bullion.
    [BULLION REPORT.] Report, together with Minutes of Evidence, and Accounts, from the Select Committee on the High Price of Gold Bullion.

    London : 1810

    First 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

  15. Compendio da obra da riqueza das nações de Adam Smith.
    SMITH, Adam. Compendio da obra da riqueza das nações de Adam Smith.

    Rio de Janeiro : 1811-12

    First edition in Portuguese translation, a selection of passages from books I-IV of Smith's Wealth of Nations, translated from the third English edition of 1784 by Bento da Silva Lisboa.
    "Given the strong Brazilian interest in Smith's work one can better understand why the first Portuguese translation of Wealth of Nations appeared... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 137677

  16. Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices.
    FISHER, Irving. Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices.

    New Haven : 1892

    Original offprint of Fisher's "startlingly original PhD thesis" (Blaug) which contained, among other things, the design of a machine to illustrate general equilbrium in a multi-market economy. This work expounds his monetary theories and established his international reputation. According to the current owner, this copy was acquired from the library... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 133723

  17. Premières notions d'économie politique.
    GIDE, Charles. Premières notions d'économie politique.

    Paris : [c. 1921]

    First edition, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "à Monsieur illegible hommage de l'auteur, C. Gide". Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140932

  18. De la création de l'ordre dans l'humanité,
    PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. De la création de l'ordre dans l'humanité,

    Paris : 1843

    First edition of a text which spans social economy, religion, philosophy, logic, and dialectics. Despite his antagonistic relationship with the author, Marx guardedly praised the latter focus in The Creation of Order in Humanity, remarking that "the most important thing about Proudhon's book is his serial dialectic, the attempt to establish... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 140940

  19. 140910
    BAGEHOT, Walter. Lombard Street, a Description of the Money Market.

    London : 1878

    Later edition of Bagehot's Lombard Street, originally published in 1873. Described by J. M. Keynes as "an undying classic", Lombard Street analyses the operation of the British financial system, focusing on the economic role of the Bank of England. Bagehot's recommendation that the Bank alter gold reserves based on economic cycles was highly influential,... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140910

  20. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
    BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.

    London : 1832 [but 1833]

    Third edition, revised and enlarged, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "Pascoe Grenfel sic Esqre with the Authors Compliments". Shortly after receipt Grenfell has added underneath, "Given to my dear Daughter Charlotte Maria March 1833 Pascoe Grenfell".
    The industrialist and politician Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838)... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 140241

  21. The Board of Economic Enquiry, Punjab. Pamphlet No. 1.
    (INDIA; PUNJAB.) The Board of Economic Enquiry, Punjab. Pamphlet No. 1.

    Lahore : 1936

    First 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

  22. 140931
    (ECONOMICS AND POLITICS.) Extensive collection of pamphlets relating to economics and politics.

    1887-1998

    A substantial collection of pamphlets on economic and political issues, generally in very good condition, and overwhelmingly first editions. Spanning over a century in total, the collection is particularly strong in the mid-20th century period and in socialist pamphleteering; it particularly illustrates the writings of Maurice Dobb and the debate over... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 140931

  23. Études d'économie politique appliquée.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie politique appliquée.

    Lausanne & Paris : 1936

    First Leduc edition, inscribed by the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins on the half-title: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140622

  24. Statecraft.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Statecraft.

    Norwalk, CT : 2002

    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page as issued. Dedicated to Ronald Reagan, Statecraft was Thatcher's final book, providing her analysis of foreign policy in the post-Cold War world; it was first published by Harper Collins in 2002, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140943

  25. 140615
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WICKSTEED, Philip Henry. The Alphabet of Economic Science.

    London : 1888

    First edition, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper, and one inked marginal line on p. 43. An excellent economics provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140615

  26. Économie & Intérêt;
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ALLAIS, Maurice. Économie & Intérêt;

    Paris : 1947

    First 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

    Stock Code: 140616

  27. Abrégé des éléments d'économie politique pure.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Abrégé des éléments d'économie politique pure.

    Paris & Lausanne, : 1938

    First abridged edition, presentation copy from the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by Leduc on the half-title: "Au prof. Robbins Hommage respectueux signature". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140621

  28. Études d'économie sociale.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie sociale.

    Lausanne & Paris : 1936

    The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed to him on the half-title by the editor Gaston Leduc: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140557

  29. Linear Programming and Economic Analysis.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) DORFMAN, Robert, Paul A. Samuelson, & Robert M. Solow. Linear Programming and Economic Analysis.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, with the publisher's typed presentation letter signed loosely inserted: "Dear Professor Robbins, I am sending you a copy of Linear Programming and Economic Analysis by Dorfman, Samuelson and Solow, at the request of Professor Dorfman, who is, as you probably know,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140578

  30. Le problème monétaire d'après-guerre et sa solution en Pologne, en Autriche et en Tchécoslovaquie.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) HEILPERIN, Michel A. Le problème monétaire d'après-guerre et sa solution en Pologne, en Autriche et en Tchécoslovaquie.

    Paris : 1931

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Professor Lionel Robbins with the very kind regards of MAH. London, 6.5.1931". Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140581

  31. Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) SRAFFA, Piero. Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.

    Cambridge : 1960

    First 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

    Stock Code: 140614

  32. The Economic Causes of War.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War.

    New York : 1968

    The 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,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140537

  33. 140543comp
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) HUTT, William H. A Rehabilitation of Say's Law.

    Athens, Ohio : 1974

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Lord Robbins with W. H. Hutt's compliments May, 1975". Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140543

  34. The Theory of Bimetallism.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) BARBOUR, David. The Theory of Bimetallism.

    London : [c. 1885]

    First edition, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to half-title, and with a slip of his jottings loosely inserted. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140546

  35. Capitalism and the Permissive Society.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) BRITTAN, Samuel. Capitalism and the Permissive Society.

    London : 1973

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Lord Robbins, as a very small token of my respect and affection Samuel Brittan 11/4/73". A powerful defence of free market economics by the journalist Samuel Brittan (born 1933), who had a significant role in popularizing... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140547

  36. Trends and Cycles in Economic Activity.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) FELLNER, William. Trends and Cycles in Economic Activity.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Professor Lionel Robbins with sincere regards of the author". 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
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140554

  37. The Theory of Monopolistic Competition.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) CHAMBERLIN, Edward. The Theory of Monopolistic Competition.

    Cambridge, MA : 1933

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, together with a few pencilled comments in the margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140555

  38. Studies in the Economics of Overhead Costs.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) CLARK, John Maurice. Studies in the Economics of Overhead Costs.

    Chicago : 1923

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, above the note "'26 Reread '46"; he has annotated the book in various places with marginal lines. A nice association - Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140341

  39. The Economic Causes of War.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. The author's own copy, used by him to mark up the errata for correction, most likely for the second edition of 1940. He has annotated the relevant passages in the book with his desired changes, and has additionally noted a few page numbers on the front free endpaper. In this endeavour he was assisted by the economist... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140345

  40. The Theory of Wages.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) DOUGLAS, Paul H. The Theory of Wages.

    New York : 1934

    First 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

  41. The Rubber Industry.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) BAUER, Peter Thomas. The Rubber Industry.

    London : 1948

    First 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

  42. Five Lectures on Economic Problems.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) STIGLER, George. Five Lectures on Economic Problems.

    London : 1949

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated October 1949, along with a few of his pencilled lines in margins. 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
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140531

  43. The Economics of Control.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) LERNER, Abba P. The Economics of Control.

    New York : 1944

    First 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

    Stock Code: 140533

  44. 140301
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) EDWARDS, Corwin D., Theodore J. Kreps, Ben W. Lewis, Fritz Machlup, & Robert P. Terrill. A Cartel Policy for the United Nations.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the contributor Fritz Machlup on the front free endpaper "To Lionel Robbins with best regards, Fritz Machlup". The Austrian economist Fritz Machlup (1902-1983) contributed the first essay, "The Nature of the International Cartel Problem". The volume... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140301

  45. 140302
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Essays in Monetary Theory.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his pencilled ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated 1940, unfortunately sometime after erased, and now barely legible. A good association nonetheless, as the book includes Robertson's review of Robbins' book The Great Depression (pp. 168-173). The book gathers... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140302

  46. Interregional and International Trade.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) OHLIN, Bertil. Interregional and International Trade.

    Cambridge, MA : 1933

    First 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

  47. Money.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Money.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression. The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated November 1922. Robbins has annotated the book, with various marginal lines in the text, a few jottings on the rear free endpaper - "see definition of money", "see articles referred to p31" - alongside annotations... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140288

  48. Population.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WRIGHT, Harold. Population.

    London & Cambridge : 1923

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated July 1923, and a few minor marginal annotations. This overview of population studies was the fifth in the Cambridge Economic Handbook series, edited by John Maynard Keynes. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140291

  49. Essays in the History of Economics.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) STIGLER, George. Essays in the History of Economics.

    Chicago and London : 1965

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Lionel Robbins with warmest regards George Stigler". The copy also includes, tucked into page 384 where the article is referenced, the 1948 offprint of A. R. Prest's Notes on the Griffen Paradox, with a signed... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 140294

  50. The Exchequer and the Control of Expenditure.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) HAWTREY, Ralph George. The Exchequer and the Control of Expenditure.

    London : 1921

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper and the note of acquisition in June 1922. Robbins has made several annotations over the first few pages, summarizing the text in the margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140281

  51. Rent in Modern Economic Theory: An Essay in Distribution.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) JOHNSON, Alvin Saunders. Rent in Modern Economic Theory: An Essay in Distribution.

    New York : 1903

    The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front wrapper, and a few inked lines in margins. 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 for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140283

  52. The Control of Industry.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. The Control of Industry.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression. The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and various marginal lines in the text. Robbins has annotated the rear free endpaper with page references and a few jottings, "effect on possibilities of combination", "CP Cannan", "integration two impulses 1. national... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140287

  53. Essays in the Theory of Employment.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBINSON, Joan. Essays in the Theory of Employment.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few of his annotations in the form of underlining and marginal exclamation marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140229

  54. The Economics of Imperfect Competition.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBINSON, Joan. The Economics of Imperfect Competition.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper with his notation of the July 1933 acquisition date, and a few pencilled annotations to the text, mostly marginal exclamation and question marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 140273

  55. Banking Policy and the Price Level.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Banking Policy and the Price Level.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few of his annotations in the form of underlining and marginal exclamation marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140219

  56. Welfare and Competition.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) SCITOVSKY, Tibor. Welfare and Competition.

    London : 1952

    First UK edition, first impression (first published in the US the previous year), from the library of the British economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), without direct notation in the book (save for a single marginal pencilled question mark to p. 342), but with a sheet of his autograph notes loosely inserted, jotted on the torn off front flap of the... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140224

  57. The Optimum Quantity of Money
    FRIEDMAN, Milton. The Optimum Quantity of Money

    Chicago : 1969

    First 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

    Stock Code: 133033

  58. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.
    CRICK, W. F., & J. E. Wadsworth. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.

    London : 1936

    First edition, presentation issue, one of 350 specially bound copies, with an inserted calligraphic sheet inscribed to Sir Percy Elly Bates (1879-1946, director of the Morning Post and of the cruise line Cunard) by "the Chairman, Managing Director and Directors of the Midland Bank Limited, 1836-1936". This history of the transformation of banking charts... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 134857

  59. An Introduction to Finance.
    GREGORY, Theodore. An Introduction to Finance.

    London : 1932

    First edition of this primer in finance, written by the LSE economist Theodore Gregory (1890-1970). Learn More
    £25.00

    Stock Code: 134858

  60. The Principles of Scientific Management.
    TAYLOR, Frederick Winslow. The Principles of Scientific Management.

    New York : 1911

    First trade edition, first printing, preceded only by the privately distributed edition in the same year. "F. W. Taylor, an engineer in the Bethlehem Steel Works in Philadelphia, was the originator of what he called 'scientific management', now known as 'time and motion study'. His system was based on what he estimated to be a fair day's work and the... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 124840

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