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MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 122063
TAYLOR, William. The Ready Reckoner,
Birmingham : First edition, a trader's pocket manual allowing the owner to quickly calculate a range of different quantities and prices of commodities. As often for such works copies were used and discarded and did not survive; ESTC locates only three institutional copies, in Birmingham Central Libraries, the Bodleian, and Yale. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 149783
JEVONS, W. Stanley. Investigations in Currency and Finance.
London : 1884First edition of this posthumous collection of essays, chiefly applications of statistics to questions of money, prices, and fluctuations.
The essays "indicate that Jevons was a pioneer in the graphic presentation of economic and financial statistics, adapting for the charting of the economic 'weather' the methods used in his meteorological... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 149558
BURET, Eugène. De la misère des classes laborieuses en Angleterre et en France;
Paris : 1840First edition of Buret's study of the French and English poor, among the earliest sociological analyses of pauperism, placing the existence of pauperism as a necessary result of the industrial state. Buret influenced the formation of socialist thought, and was referred to by both Proudhon and Marx. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 149581
ROBBINS, Lionel. The Theory of Economic Policy in English Classical Political Economy.
London : 1952First edition, first impression, the copy of William Beveridge, with his bookplate to front pastedown.
An excellent economics provenance, linking two dominant figures in mid-century British economics: Robbins who led the LSE for three decades and influenced a generation of rising economists, and Beveridge, whose eponymous report laid the foundation... Learn More£200.00
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ROBBINS, Lionel. Economic Planning and International Order.
London : 1937First edition, first impression; "the object of this essay is to discuss from an international point of view the economic significance of various types of planning" (p. 3). Blaug assessed Robbins as 'one of the great teachers and prose artists of modern economics' (Blaug, Great Economists since Keynes, p. 206). Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 149712
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Chicago : 1967First US edition, first printing. This selection of papers from Hayek's later work, revised and dedicated to philosopher Karl Popper, was considered a departure from his earlier writings. Hayek "shifted his ground - partly under the influence of Popper - somewhat away from subjectivity towards the more persuasive one of the complexity of social phenomena"... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 149684
ROBBINS, Lionel. Politics and Economics.
London : 1963First edition, a collection of ten papers written by Robbins, on the relations between politics and economics, on the principles of economic policy, and on problems of high finance, including "Freedom and Order", "Hayek on Liberty" and "Liberalism and the international problem". Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 149706
SOLOW, Robert M. Price Expectations and the Behavior of the Price Level.
Manchester : 1969First edition, first printing. Solow (born 1924) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1987. The present work is based on lectures given at the University of Manchester in 1969. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 149679
VON NEUMANN, John, & Oskar Morgenstern. Theory of Games and Economic Behavior.
Princeton : 1944First edition, first printing, retaining the scarce jacket, of this seminal work, the founding text of game theory, "which contained a radical reconceptualization of the basic problems of competition and collaboration as a game of strategy among several agents, as well as an important novel approach in utility theory" (The New Palgrave).
"Had... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 148109
BÖHM-BAWERK, Eugen von. Kapital und Kapitalzins.
Innsbruck : 1884-89First editions of both parts, presentation copy to his fellow German economist Lujo Brentano, inscribed in the author's hand on the half-title verso of the second volume: "Herrn Prof. Dr. Lujo Brentano in aufrichtiger Hochschätzung überreicht vom Verfasser" "Prof. Dr. Lujo Bretano with sincere esteem presented by the author".
Associated with... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 148852
TRENEY, Xavier. Notions d'Economie Politique.
Paris : 1906First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the founder of Renault, inscribed on the front free endpaper "a monsieur Louis Renault hommage respectueux & dévoué X. Treney". Treney's book acts as a primer of basic economic principles. At the time of publication, Renualt and his brothers had run the Renault Frères company for seven years, which... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 149659
FORBONNAIS, François Véron de. Recherches et Considerations sur les finances de France,
Basel : 1758First edition, called by McCulloch "the best work on the history of French finances".
Forbonnais (1722-1800) was a leading economist of the eighteenth century, and one of France's ablest administrators. After working in trade and industry for some years he realized his ambition of an official post in the government in 1756 when he was appointed... Learn More£3,000.00
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JEVONS, William Stanley. The State in Relation to Labour.
London : 1882First edition of Jevons's final book.
Attempting to analyse "the actions of the legislature, and the state of public opinion with reference to the conflict of labour and capital and the regulation of industry" (from the preface), Jevons upholds laissez-faire principles, while displaying "his continuing adherence to Benthamite utilitarianism... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 149604
McCULLOCH, John Ramsay. The Principles of Political Economy:
Edinburgh : 1843Third edition (first 1825) of the author's first major work. The Principles of Political Economy enjoyed a wave of popularity soon after publication and went through five editions, each being continually revised and updated "to address a widening range of contemporary economic problems" as McCulloch amassed further relevant statistics and data (ODNB).... Learn More£375.00
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MOORE, Henry Ludwell. Synthetic Economics.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing; the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. 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 economics department for thirty years and built it... Learn More£325.00
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DAWES, Charles G. A Journal of Reparations.
London : 1939First UK edition, first impression, also published in the US the same year. "Germany's inability to meet its reparations payments in 1922 prompted the creation in 1923 of a Committee of Experts of the Allied Reparations Commission to oversee a revision of the payments schedule. The commission, chaired by Dawes, devised a five-year plan to stabilize... Learn More£125.00
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REINHOUDT, Jurgen, and Serge Audier. The Walter Lippmann Colloquium.
Cham : 2018First edition of this modern study of the Walter Lippman Colloquium of 1938.
"In 1938 the French philosopher Louis Rougier, inspired by Walter Lippman's The Good Society (which had just been translated into French under the title of La Cité Libre), brought together in Paris an international gathering of liberals to form a society for the revival... Learn More£110.00
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THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION. Ideas on Liberty:
Irvington-on-Hudson : 1987First edition of this Festschrift to Paul L. Poirot, author and editor of The Freeman, a monthly publication of the Foundation for Economic Education. The 21 essays contributed to the book are all on the themes of liberalism and individuality; authors include Israel M. Kirzner, John Chamberlain, and Bettina Bien Greaves, presumably the recipient of... Learn More£75.00
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JEWKES, John. A Return to Free Market Economics?
London : 1978First edition of a collection of essays on "topics that are still the subject of keen concern and debate - the role of the economist, the obsession with high technology, nationalisation, economic planning and the fact that almost everywhere business and businessmen are being thrown on the defensive. Although each essay is self-contained, a common theme... Learn More£15.00
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BEVERIDGE, William. Social Insurance and Allied Services.
London : 1942First edition of this major report, widely known as "the Beveridge Report". In 1941, Beveridge (1879-1963), an economist and civil servant, was commissioned by Churchill to evaluate the social security of the time. In the published report, the author argues for the establishment of a welfare state in post-war Britain as a means to fight what he considered... Learn More£225.00
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THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION. Essays on Liberty. Volume I.
New York : 1952First edition in softcover (a cloth binding was also issued) of the first volume of Essays on Liberty, published by the Foundation for economic education, a body established in 1946 by Leonard Read to promote knowledge of, and interest in free market economics. Each of the 37 essays included in this first volume had originally been published as pamphlets.... Learn More£35.00
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HAMMOND, Bray. Banks and Politics in America
Princeton : 1957First edition of a Pulitzer prize winning history of American banking and politics.
"This is far more than just a history of banking. Rather, banking is used, in the author's words, 'as a point of observation whence one looks over the landscape and spies out things not to be so clearly seen from any other angle.'" (Publisher's blurb). Learn More£225.00
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ELLIOTT, R. N. Tea Room and Cafeteria Management.
Boston : 1926First edition, first printing, of the author's first book, published shortly after his appointment as Chief Accountant for Nicaragua (then under the control of the US Marines) and before his return to another executive position in the US. In the late 1920s Ralph Nelson Elliott was forced to take a step back from his distinguished career by an illness... Learn More£675.00
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JEVONS, W. Stanley. The Theory of Political Economy.
London : 1879Second and best edition, first published in 1871. 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... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 148246
DE FINETTI, Bruno. Il Rischio e le decisioni economiche.
Trieste : 1955First separate edition of de Finetti's paper on risk and economic decisions, offprinted from Quaderno N. 11 of the Istituto per gli studi assicurative.
"De Finetti's fame rests on his contributions to probability and to decision theory, but he also worked in descriptive statistics, mathematics and economics." (The New Palgrave). The present work,... Learn More£750.00
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COSSA, Luigi. Guide to the Study of Political Economy.
London : 1880Uncommon first edition of Cossa's excellent guide to political economy, dedicated to Mrs Fawcett and with a preface by W. S. Jevons who notes that "no introduction to the study of Economics at all approaching in character to Professor Cossa's Guida allo Studi dell'Economia Politica is to be found in the English tongue. This work presents, in a compendious... Learn More£375.00
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MARX, Karl. Le capital.
Paris : First abridged French edition of vol. I of Das Kapital; "Gabriel Deville's internationally acclaimed abridgement of Capital did more to disseminate the arguments of Marx's revered but unread magnum opus than did any other publication before or since" (Stuart, Marxism at Work, p. 25).
Das Kapital was first published in French from 1872-75 in parts... Learn More£550.00
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FISHER, Irving. The Stock Market Crash - and after.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, of Fisher's analysis of the reasons for the 1929 crash, with a detailed discussion of the ensuing effects; retaining the rare jacket.
"When the 1929 slump occurred, Fisher was over 60 years old; yet he tackled the very difficult theory of economic fluctuations. He finally reached the conclusion - which contains... Learn More£3,500.00
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CANTILLON, Richard. Essai sur la nature du commerce en général.
London Fletcher Gyles [but Paris : 1755First edition. This copy is one of a very small number to contain at the end a copy of Barrois's catalogue of publications for sale, which lists Cantillon's work with his initial.
Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist, forced to emigrate to continental Europe by the Williamite confiscations. He honed his financial... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 142911
(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
Stock Code: 140614
DEBREU, Gerard. Theory of Value.
New York : 1959First 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
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MUN, Thomas. England's Treasure by Forraign Trade.
London : 1664First edition of the bible of mercantilism and the first exposition of the theory of the balance of trade. "For those who want to read a single example of mercantilist writing, it is difficult to better Thomas Mun's England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, completed in 1628 and published posthumously in 1664. Adam Smith at any rate regarded it as perfectly... Learn More£95,000.00
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LIST, Friedrich. Das nationale System der politischen Oekonomie …
Stuttgart & Tübingen : 1841First edition of List's major work. One of the earliest and most severe critics of the classical school of political economy, List (1789-1846) "denounced Adam Smith and his disciples as the 'cosmopolitan school' and held that universal free trade was an ideal that could be achieved only in the far distant future. For the time being, he argued, each... Learn More£15,750.00
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OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout... Learn More£87,500.00
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MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128845
KNIGHT, Frank H. Risk, Uncertainty and Profit.
Boston & New York : First edition, the author's copy, presentation copy, inscribed to fellow economist George Stigler, "To George Stigler May 27, 1963, F.H.K.", and additionally signed by Knight on the front pastedown. This copy bears autograph pencil changes to three pages (53, 101, 152): two use proofreading symbols to insert and delete phrases, one corrects a reference... Learn More£37,500.00
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LAW, John. Money and Trade considered.
Edinburgh : 1705First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they are all the same. Of the few... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 117696
SCHABACKER, Richard Wallace. Stock Market Theory and Practice.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, with the scarce jacket. This is the first of Schabacker's three major works on the stock market. The youngest financial editor of Forbes magazine, Schabacker writes, "so long as he plays courageously fair with his sincere study there seems no reason why the average student should not reap the rewards of successful stock... Learn More£5,750.00
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FISHER, Irving. Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices.
New Haven : 1926Second printing in book form (first 1925), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Mr. Herbert Frankel with the compliments of Irving Fisher. March, 1927".
Development economist S. Herbert Frankel (1887-1975) published various works of economics in a long career spanning 1926 to 1982, best remembered in his role... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 149040
BACHELIER, Louis. Calcul des probabilities.
Paris : 1912First edition of Bachelier's extensive notes from his lectures on probability, given during his professorship at the Sorbonne from 1909 to 1914.
"Apparently Bachelier was aware of the importance of his contributions. He wrote in his curriculum vitae ("Notice" of 1924) that his book Calcul des Probabilités, published in 1912, was the first that... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 149049
PARETO, Vilfredo. Cours d'Économie Politique.
Lausanne : 1896-97First edition of Pareto's first major work, a superb association copy, with the bookplate to front pastedown and ownership stamps to title pages of the economist Irving Fisher, and with his annotations: a few in pencil and some in ink, including a correction to a formula and an addition to a graph, and frequent pencil side-lining, more so to volume... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 149025
SAY, Jean-Baptiste. Traité d'économie politique,
Paris : 1803First edition of Say's masterpiece, one of the great works of the classical period of economic thought.
Initially not republished until 1814, partly due to Napoleon's hostility to Say, the work thereafter went through 32 editions, and with Smith's Wealth of Nations (whose doctrine Say expounded from an early age), became the most popular work... Learn More£9,750.00
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SAMUELSON, Paul Anthony. Foundations of Economic Analysis.
Cambridge, MA : 1947First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page "For Andrew Rudd, Paul A Samuelson MIT, September 2007", and retaining the rare jacket.
Samuelson's first book, based on his doctoral dissertation at Harvard University, was one of the most influential economic texts of the 20th century, making mathematics the foundation... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 148875
FRIEDMAN, Milton & Rose D. Two Lucky People.
Chicago & London : 1998First edition, first printing, inscribed by the authors on the half-title: "For Anne & Dwight Schuster on the occasion of their 60th Rose & Milton Friedman". Two Lucky People was the joint memoir of the great neoliberal economists Milton and Rose Friedman, detailing their sustained counter-revolution against Keynesian hegemony in the west and socialist... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 148601
COURNOT, Antoine Augustin Recherches sur les principes mathématiques
Paris : 1838First edition, rare, especially with the folding plate. Cournot (1801-1877) was the first "to visualize the general interdependence of all economic quantities and the necessity of representing this cosmos by a system of equations" (Schumpeter, p. 467). The Recherches, first published in 1838, went almost unnoticed perhaps because Cournot was primarily... Learn More£15,000.00
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GRAHAM, Benjamin, & David L. Dodd. Security Analysis.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, of "perhaps the most famous book written on the stock market" (Rubinstein, p. 66). The first edition appeared in both black cloth, with the Whittlesey House-McGraw Hill imprint (the trade division of the publisher) and in maroon cloth with the McGraw-Hill imprint (the academic division), as with the present copy. There... Learn More£18,500.00
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BAILEY, Samuel. Questions in political economy, Politics, Morals, Metaphysics, Polite Literature, and other branches of knowledge;
London : 1823First edition. Bailey (17911870) was the author of one of the most important treatises on the theory of value in the Ricardian period, A Critical Dissertation on the Nature, Measures, and Causes of Value (1825), acknowledged by Torrens in that economists' shrine, the Political Economy Club, as having settled the question of value against Ricardo (see... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 148504
DOUGLAS, Paul H. The Theory of Wages.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing. The Theory of Wages won the Hart, Schaffner, and Marx international prize in 1927 whilst still in manuscript, and was heavily revised before publication here. Responsible, together with Charles W. Cobb, for the famous Cobb-Douglas production function, Douglas was "a pioneer econometrician whose work had as its starting... Learn More£275.00
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FISHER, Irving. Stable Money.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing. The aim of the work is to provide a complete history of early attempts towards inaugurating a stable currency, in order to prevent the extremes of inflation and deflation. It also covers the status of the stable money movement throughout the world, and discusses recent experiences with a "Managed Currency" abroad. Learn More£1,750.00
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HICKS, John R. Value and Capital.
Oxford : 1939First edition, first impression, of the author's most significant book.
Though obscure to the public eye - an "economist's economist" (OED) - Hicks introduced many concepts that are still significant in economic theory. Value and Capital "taught a whole generation of economists to employ indifference curves and general equilibrium theory" (Blaug).... Learn More£475.00
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ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Lectures on Economics Principles.
London : 1957-59First editions, first impressions. Loosely inserted into volume one is a folded publisher's advertisement for the book, with an order form incorporated. With a clipped newspaper review of the book by J. H. Clapham loosely inserted in volume three. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 145654
PIGOU, Arthur Cecil. Protective and Preferential Import Duties.
London : 1906First edition, first impression. Pigou was a staunch freetrader, and "he was at that stage of his career prepared to appear on public platforms where his considerable powers of oratory were put to good effect. A pamphlet, The Riddle of the Tariff, appeared in 1903. A more technical treatment, leaning heavily on the standard Marshallian apparatus and... Learn More£250.00
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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
DENNISON, Henry S., Lincoln Filene, Ralph E. Flanders, & Morris E. Leeds. Toward Full Employment.
New York : 1938First edition, first printing, of this joint proposal by the presidents of four progressive industrial concerns to expand governmental public works programs and increase long range planning to achieve full employment and stabilize employment figures. Although Keynes is cited only briefly, the proposals are Keynesian in principle, and reflect the ongoing... Learn More£250.00
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MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 139863
DEFOE, Daniel. A Plan of the English Commerce.
London : 1728First edition. "Near the end of his life, in 1728, he returned yet again to the subject of trade in A Plan of the English Commerce, an enormous treatise reprising all of his life long notions about trade and its centrality for the emerging greatness of Britain... it dramatizes the enduring attraction of this subject for Defoe, a virtual obsession we... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 134422
WICKSELL, Knut. Value Capital and Rent.
London : 1954First English language edition of Wicksell's first book, originally published in German in 1893. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour of synthesis. He adopted the marginal utility marginal productivity theory of value of Jevons, Menger and Marshall, added it to the Böhm Bawerk analysis of capital, and fused the result in a... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 134302