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KORNAI, János. A beruházások matematikai programozása. [Mathematical Programming of Investments.]
Budapast : 1962First edition, first impression, of one of the earliest economic publications to use the method of linear programming. WorldCat locates nine copies in total: three apiece in Hungary and the US, 2 in Germany, and 1 in Switzerland.
The Hungarian economist János Kornai (b. 1928) was the first economist behind the Iron Curtain to publish critical studies... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140387
MENGER, Carl. Problems of Economics and Sociology.
Urbana : 1963First edition in English of Carl Menger's Untersuchungen über die Methode der Socialwissenschaften und der Politischen Oekonomie insbesondere, originally published in German in 1883, a really nice copy.
Carl Menger (1840-1921), founder of the Austrian school of marginal analysis, was both the most influential and the least read of the major... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 140391
[VERNEY, Robert.] Englands Interest or the Great benefit to Trade by Banks or Offices of Credit in London, &c,
London : 1682First edition. The pamphlet sets out the forms and usages of the City of London bank established that year, which acted primarily as a Lombard bank, in which commodities could be deposited in exchange for credit, to be circulated in the form of bills of exchange. Although the bank quickly failed, it was an important precursor of the Bank of England... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 135257
HICKS, John. Capital and Growth.
Oxford : 1965First edition, first impression of Hicks's inquiry into growth theory which develops the methods set forth in his previous writings on the subject. It is the second of his three major works on capital, the first being Value and Capital (1939), the third Capital and Time (1973). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 134250
PIGOU, Arthur Cecil. Wealth and Welfare.
London : 1912First edition, first impression, of Pigou's early work which established his reputation as a leading economist and which formed the basis for his major work, The Economics of Welfare (1920), which is considered to have "virtually created the subject of welfare economics" (ODNB). He was in many ways overshadowed through the first half of the twentieth... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140401
GIBBINS, H. De B. Industry in England.
London : 1896First edition thus, based on the author's much shorter book The Industrial History of England (1890), here considerably enlarged, expanded, and rewritten, thus three times the size of its predecessor and a distinctly new work. The author's various writings were an attempt to popularize economics and economic history, and were successful in this aim,... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140427
ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. The Ebb and Flow of Unemployment.
London : First edition, first impression, of the sixth title in "The New Way" series, a post-war publication intended to provide "the anchorage of political principle" to those "drifting in bewilderment on a sea of conflicting ideas" (Note to text). Learn More£40.00
Stock Code: 140332
STAMP, Sir Josiah. Wealth and Taxable Capacity.
London : 1922First edition, first impression. Stamp was of the opinion that his thesis "necessarily suffers from the defects of lecture form ... it is, therefore, with much diffidence and a sense of their shortcomings that the lectures are now embodied in book form" (Preface). Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 140343
STAMP, Josiah. Some Economic Factors in Modern Life.
London : 1929First edition, first impression, of the author's seventh book, here with contemporary manuscript notes detailing a lecture given by Stamp to the front free endpapers, Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140352
PIGOU, A. C. The Economics of Welfare.
London : 1932Fourth edition of his major work, first published in 1920, which virtually created the subject of welfare economics. Pigou developed Marshall's concept of externalities, costs imposed or benefits conferred on others that are not taken into account by the person taking the action. He argued that the existence of externalities is sufficient justification... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140329
EINAUDI, Luigi. Gli ideali di un economista.
Florence : 1921First edition, published as notebooks 50-51, a double number of the fourth series of Prezzolini's Quaderni de "La Voce", a collection of articles written by Einaudi that had mostly appeared in the newspaper Il Corriere. More political than economic, the various articles deal with education, Great-Britain, Woodrow Wilson, the Treaty of Versailles,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 119105
MCWILLIAMS, Carey. Factories in the Field.
Boston : 1939First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Miss Emma Jameson - with best wishes. - Carey McWilliams".
A bitter exposition of the Californian agricultural labour market by the journalist Carey McWilliams (1905-1973), recently-appointed Commissioner of Immigration and Housing for the California State Government,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140428
(RICARDO, David.) HOLLANDER, J. H. (ed.) Letters of David Ricardo to John Ramsay McCulloch 1816-1823.
New York & London : 1895First edition, first printing. McCulloch was deeply influenced by Ricardo, and wrote several publications on his fellow economist's teachings, including "On Ricardo's Principles of Political Economy and Taxation" (1818). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140425
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) CLAPHAM, Sir John Harold. The Economic Development of France and Germany 1815-1914.
Cambridge : 1921First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated June 1922, along with minor annotations to the text (marginal lines and punctuation marks). Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140353
STIGLER, George J. Production and Distribution Theories.
New York : 1941First edition, first printing. Production and Distribution Theories was Stigler's PhD dissertation, and analyzed the development of the marginal productivity concept in the theory of production. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140320
ROLLESTON, John Fowke Lancelot. Scientific Investment in Daily Practice.
London : 1909?]First edition of this investment guide by the Conservative MP John Rolleston (1848-1919), encouraging investing in emerging markets to secure the highest returns. "Sir John Rolleston was the head of the Investment Registry, one of the largest investment houses of the day, and produced this work to promote his advisory service. Recommending a series... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140161
(BEVERIDGE, William.) BEVERIDGE, Janet. Beveridge and his Plan.
London : 1954First 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£40.00
Stock Code: 140180
WALRAS, Auguste. De la nature de la richesse, et de l'origine de la valeur.
Paris : 1831Very scarce first edition, the Paris issue; it was also issued with an Evreux imprint. This is the principal work of Auguste Walras (1801-1866), father of Léon, in which can be found the point of departure for Léon's marginal utility theory. "A. A. Walras was one of the first economists who perceived that value was not determined by utility. He was... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 140036
DALRYMPLE, John. An Essay Towards a General History of Feudal Property in Great Britain.
London : 1758Second, corrected edition, first published the previous year. John Dalrymple (1726-1810) "was an early protégé of Lord Kames and a member of a circle which included David Hume and Adam Smith and was interested in placing the study of law and legal institutions on new philosophical and historical foundations. Like these, he was an early reader of Montesquieu's... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 129241
CUNNINGHAM, W. The Progress of Capitalism in England.
Cambridge : 1916First edition, first impression. This book collects together a series of lectures that economist William Cunningham (1849-1919) delivered at the London School of Economics in the spring of 1915.
Tipped-in at the front is a letter from the author to an unknown recipient, dated 15 November 1917. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 124121
MENGER, Carl. Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre.
Vienna : 1871Rare first edition of Menger's masterpiece, a work which "sets forth the views of one of the pioneers of the use of psychological concepts to explain the nature and determinations of value" (Batson). "The results of Menger's studies appeared in his Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre, the work on which his fame mainly rests it provided a more thorough... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 140228
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Individualism and Economic Order.
London : 1949First UK edition, first impression, of this collection of 12 essays originally published in the US the preceding year. While they cover a range of subjects including economics, ethics, and methodology, they are all concerned with the overarching theme of free markets versus planned economies, a theme Hayek previously discussed in The Road to Serfdom... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140181
KEYNES, John Maynard. A Tract on Monetary Reform.
1923First edition, first impression. Based in part on earlier essays, this book promoted several novel ideas regarding monetary reform, including the replacement of the gold standard (which Keynes termed a "barbarous relic") with a managed currency. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 140110
FARRER, T. H. The State in its Relation to Trade.
London : 1883First edition; one of the principal works of Thomas Henry, first Baron Farrer (1819-1899), civil servant. "Farrer shared with most of his political masters the view that government should do no more than seek to create the conditions for commerce to flourish - preventing fraud, curbing monopoly, and protecting "as much individual freedom as is consistent... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140148
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
London : 1852Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only five plates over three volumes. This is an important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 140156
COLE, George Douglas Howard (ed.) What Everybody Wants to Know About Money.
London : 1933First edition, first impression, of this overview of the monetary system, policy, and debates. Nine economists from Oxford contributed, all broadly on the left, including future Labour Leader Hugh Gaitskell, and Colin Clark, George Douglas Howard Cole, Evan Frank Mottram Durbin, E. L. Hargreaves, R. F. Harrod, G. R. Mitchison, E. A. Radice, and Aylmer... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140163
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
SMITH, Vernon L. Investment and Production.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : 1961First edition, first printing, of the economist's work on capital and investment theory. Smith would go on to share the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Daniel Kahneman for his contributions to Behavioral Economics. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140107
MISES, Ludwig von. Human Action.
New Haven : 1963New and revised edition, the second overall (excluding translations) following the first of 1949. "A comprehensive and systematic treatise on economics, social philosophy, and the social sciences, this was Mises' major economic treatise, his magnum opus. A survey of the science of human action, its epistemology (methodology), its theories derived by... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140160
(HAYEK, Friedrich August von.) FINER, Herman. Road to Reaction.
London : 1946First UK edition of this socialist counterblast to Hayek's The Road to Serfdom, by the British Fabian socialist Herman Finer (1898-1969). Finer christens Hayek's treatise "The Reactionary Manifesto", and calls it "the most inopportune offensive against democracy to emerge from a democratic country for many decades".
The UK edition was preceded by... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140167
MISES, Ludwig von. The Theory of Money and Credit.
London : 1953First expanded edition, UK issue from the US sheets. Mises's Theory of Money and Credit offers "a detailed sophisticated explanation of the quantity theory of money based on the subjective, marginal utility theory. Explains money's origin, the development and nature of banking, the cause and consequences of inflation and credit expansion, the differences... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 140171
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Constitution of Liberty.
London : 1960First UK edition, first impression. Written to coincide with the centenary of John Stuart Mill's On Liberty (although published a year late), Hayek surveys the origin and development of economic and personal liberty in Western civilization, and outlines the threats that socialism and welfarism pose to a free, liberal society. Along with The Road to... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 140173
MISES, Ludwig von. The Theory of Money and Credit.
London : 1934First edition in English. Mises's Theory of Money and Credit offers "a detailed sophisticated explanation of the quantity theory of money based on the subjective, marginal utility theory. It explains money's origin, the development and nature of banking, the cause and consequences of inflation and credit expansion, the differences in the value of different... Learn More£800.00
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SIDGWICK, Henry. Miscellaneous Essays and Addresses.
London : 1904First edition, first impression, of this posthumous collection of essays and speeches by the philosopher, with subjects ranging from economic socialism and the ethics of sociology, to Shakespeare and the poetry of Arthur Hugh Clough. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140101
(HAYEK, Friedrich August von.) Streissler, Erich (ed.) Roads to Freedom.
London : 1969First edition, first impression, of this collection of essays published as a tribute to Hayek, named "Roads to Freedom" in contrast to Hayek's "Road to Serfdom". The contributors include Peter T. Bauer, Fritz Machlup, and Karl Popper. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140118
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
London : 1852Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only five plates over three volumes. This is an important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140155
KEYNES, John Maynard. Essays in Biography.
London : 1951Expanded edition, with three new essays, on Isaac Newton, William Stanley Jevons, and Mary Paley Marshall. First published in March 1933, with a second impression in May 1933, this marked the third printing overall. Keynes's collection gives biographical sketches of various economists and politicians, including Winston Churchill, Alfred Marshall, and... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140126
(HUME, David). Rotwein, Eugene (ed.) David Hume: Writings on Economics.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, of this collection of Hume's economics writings, edited and introduced by Eugene Rotwein, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin. The work marks the first collected publication of the economic writings, consisting of nine of the twelve essays in his Political Discourses, and a small number of... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140063
MARSHALL, Alfred. Official Papers.
London : 1926First collected edition, first impression, containing "the whole of Alfred Marshall's contributions to official enquiries on economic questions with the exception of his work on the Labour Commission", with a preface by its editor John Maynard Keynes. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140098
SAMUELSON, Paul Anthony. Foundations of Economic Analysis.
Cambridge, MA : 1947First edition, first impression of this "milestone in the conversion of modern economists to the view that all economic behaviour can be studied as the solution to a maximization problem explicitly or implicitly employing the formulation of differential and integral calculus" (Blaug, Great Economists Since Keynes, p. 214). Here Samuelson demonstrates... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140024
HOBSON, John Atkinson. Towards International Government.
London : 1915First edition, first impression, inscribed "With the Writer's kind regards" to the front free endpaper and with the ownership inscription of Liberal MP P. A. Molteno. Written against the backdrop of the First World War, Hobson defends the establishment of international government and institutions, which would enhance the domestic role of states to counter... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139916
ROBERTSON, John Mackinnon. The Fallacy of Saving.
London & New York : 1892First edition, an expanded version of an essay first read to the Political Economy Circle of the National Liberal Club by the journalist and liberal J. M. Robertson, at this time editor of the National Reformer following Charles Bradlaugh's death. In the first part he studies the views of economists on saving from Adam Smith, Turgot, Lauderdale, Malthus,... Learn More£90.00
Stock Code: 139659
FAWCETT, Henry. Pauperism: its Causes and Remedies.
London : 1871First edition, based on a course of lectures that economist Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), husband of suffragist Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929), delivered at Cambridge in 1870 to raise the issue of poverty and the poor law system.
"His direct, realistic, unpolished attempts to explain the substance and policy implications of elementary economic analysis... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140031
MARSHALL, Alfred. The Early Economic Writings of Alfred Marshall, 1867-1890.
London : 1975First edition, comprising five parts, largely based on manuscript material in the Marshall Library, Cambridge. The work "explores Marshall's early development as an economist in much greater detail than has been possible hitherto" (dust jacket), and reproduces many previously-unpublished manuscripts composed by Marshall during the years 1867-1890. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 139996
[KEYNES, John Maynard.] Britain's Industrial Future. Being the Report of the Liberal Industrial Inquiry.
1928First edition, first impression. Notable for the presence of W. T. Layton, Lloyd George, Philip Kerr, J. M. Keynes and Ramsay Muir on the executive committee of the Liberal Industrial Inquiry, and the body responsible for this volume. For those attending the Liberal Summer School (founded in 1921) "there was need for fresh investigation of the economic... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139998
SAMUELSON, Paul Anthony. Foundations of Economic Analysis.
Cambridge, MA : 1947First edition, first impression of this "milestone in the conversion of modern economists to the view that all economic behaviour can be studied as the solution to a maximization problem explicitly or implicitly employing the formulation of differential and integral calculus" (Blaug, Great Economists Since Keynes, p. 214). Here Samuelson demonstrates... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140045
CUNNINGHAM, William. The Wisdom of the Wise.
Cambridge : 1906First edition, first impression, with the author's clipped signature "yrs. very sincerely W. Cunningham" mounted to the front pastedown. "Cunningham's reputation rests largely on his economic history, which has been called neo-mercantilist, and as an apologist for British imperialism. He explained that Britain's economic success was not rooted in laissez-faire,... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 139476
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
Stock Code: 139979
BÖHM-BAWERK, Eugen von. Histoire Critique des Théories de l'Intérêt du Capital.
Paris : 1902-1903First edition in French of Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorien (1884, this taken from the second German edition of 1900), "an exhaustive survey of the alternative treatments of the phenomenon of interest: use theories, productivity theories, abstinence theories, and many more. Most significant in this early work is his devastating... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139981
SAY, Louis Auguste. Traité élémentaire de la Richesse individuelle et de la Richesse Publique,
Paris : 1827First edition of this economic study by the Nantes industrialist Louis Auguste Say (1774-1840), the brother of the more famous Jean-Baptiste, yet a significant economist in his own right. The present work is in two parts, the first discussing the moral and political implications of public and private wealth, and the second applying the principle of... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139991
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 on economics... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 136945
LABORDÈRE, Marcel. Autour de la Crise Américaine de 1907 ou Capitaux-réels et Capitaux-apparents.
Paris : 1908First separate edition, a decidedly rare offprint from the Revue de Paris (February 1908): Copac locates just one copy (LSE) in British and Irish institutional libraries, OCLC addes just 2 (Columbia, ZBW Deutsche Zentralbibliothek), KVK cites one copy (Bibliothèque de Genève). It was reprinted in 1948 along with Sir Denis Robertson's A Study of Industrial... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 103580
FRIEDMAN, Milton (ed.) Studies in the Quantity Theory of Money.
Chicago : 1956First edition, first printing. An important work: "It was only in Studies in the Quantity Theory of Money that Friedman turned decisively towards monetary economics, resuscitating the old discredited 'quantity theory of money' and giving new life to the anti-Keynesian doctrine that 'money matters'" (Blaug). Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 136460
AFTALION, ALbert. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.
Paris : 1913First edition, very scarce: one of the earliest statements of the acceleration principle "an important concept which has been used successfully in explaining investment behaviour as well as cyclical behaviour in a capitalist economy. It will continue to play an important role in macroeconomic models as well as in models of business cycles." (The New... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135866