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Economics

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. 140024
    SAMUELSON, Paul Anthony. Foundations of Economic Analysis.

    Cambridge, MA : 1947

    First 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

  2. Towards International Government.
    HOBSON, John Atkinson. Towards International Government.

    London : 1915

    First 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

  3. The Fallacy of Saving.
    ROBERTSON, John Mackinnon. The Fallacy of Saving.

    London & New York : 1892

    First 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

  4. 140031
    FAWCETT, Henry. Pauperism: its Causes and Remedies.

    London : 1871

    First 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

  5. 139996
    MARSHALL, Alfred. The Early Economic Writings of Alfred Marshall, 1867-1890.

    London : 1975

    First 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

  6. Britain's Industrial Future.  Being the Report of the Liberal Industrial Inquiry.
    [KEYNES, John Maynard.] Britain's Industrial Future. Being the Report of the Liberal Industrial Inquiry.

    1928

    First 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

  7. Foundations of Economic Analysis.
    SAMUELSON, Paul Anthony. Foundations of Economic Analysis.

    Cambridge, MA : 1947

    First 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

  8. The Wisdom of the Wise.
    CUNNINGHAM, William. The Wisdom of the Wise.

    Cambridge : 1906

    First 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

  9. Toward Full Employment.
    DENNISON, Henry S., Lincoln Filene, Ralph E. Flanders, & Morris E. Leeds. Toward Full Employment.

    New York : 1938

    First 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

  10. Histoire Critique des Théories de l'Intérêt du Capital.
    BÖHM-BAWERK, Eugen von. Histoire Critique des Théories de l'Intérêt du Capital.

    Paris : 1902-1903

    First 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

  11. Traité élémentaire de la Richesse individuelle et de la Richesse Publique,
    SAY, Louis Auguste. Traité élémentaire de la Richesse individuelle et de la Richesse Publique,

    Paris : 1827

    First 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

  12. Traité d'économie politique,
    SAY, Jean-Baptiste. Traité d'économie politique,

    Paris : 1803

    First 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

  13. Autour de la Crise Américaine de 1907 ou Capitaux-réels et Capitaux-apparents.
    LABORDÈRE, Marcel. Autour de la Crise Américaine de 1907 ou Capitaux-réels et Capitaux-apparents.

    Paris : 1908

    First 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

  14. Studies in the Quantity Theory of Money.
    FRIEDMAN, Milton (ed.) Studies in the Quantity Theory of Money.

    Chicago : 1956

    First 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

  15. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.
    AFTALION, ALbert. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.

    Paris : 1913

    First 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

  16. The Scope and Method of Economic Science. An Address delivered to the Economic Science and Statistics Section of the British Association at Aberdeen 10 September, 1885.
    SIDGWICK, Henry. The Scope and Method of Economic Science. An Address delivered to the Economic Science and Statistics Section of the British Association at Aberdeen 10 September, 1885.

    London : 1885

    First edition, very scarce. "This British Association address argues that abstract reasoning can never be 'a substitute for an accurate and thorough investigation of facts', and discusses at length the relations between economics and politics." (Batson).
    "His texts were generally distinguished more by the careful clarity of his exposition and the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135844

  17. Railway Economy: a treatise on the new art of transport, its management, prospects, and relations, commercial, financial, and social.  With an exposition of the practical results of the railways in operation in the United Kingdom, on the Continent and in
    LARDNER, Dionysius. Railway Economy: a treatise on the new art of transport, its management, prospects, and relations, commercial, financial, and social. With an exposition of the practical results of the railways in operation in the United Kingdom, on the Continent and in

    London : 1850

    First edition of the first book collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell (18491936), whose extensive collections now form the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at Harvard.
    In his article "Herbert Somerton Foxwell" (Economic Journal, Dec. 1936), J. M. Keynes documents... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135495

  18. The Greens As I Knew Them.
    (GREEN, Hetty.) BULLARD, John M. The Greens As I Knew Them.

    New Bedford, MA : 1964

    First edition, signed by the author on the half-title, of this collection of tales of Hetty Green, 'The Witch of Wall Street', and her eccentric son Colonel Ned Green. "The extraordinary Green family was very closely associated with my law office for so many years that I have absorbed many interesting anecdotes about them, besides having had considerable... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 135158

  19. Economiska Annaler, med Kongl. Maj:ts Nådigste Tillstånd utgifna af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Academien.
    [SWEDISH ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES.] Economiska Annaler, med Kongl. Maj:ts Nådigste Tillstånd utgifna af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Academien.

    Stockholm : 1807-1808

    First edition, all published, of the series of "Economic Annals" of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Sweden. The work, issued in monthly parts, deals with economics in the sense of practical advice and findings applicable in agriculture and business in general. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135159

  20. Leather briefcase owned by Friedrich Hayek.
    (HAYEK, Friedrich August von.) Leather briefcase owned by Friedrich Hayek.

    c.1965

    A briefcase owned and used by Friedrich Hayek, dating from the time of his professorship at the University of Freiburg (1962-1968), and showing all the signs of sustained use. Hayek has mounted his business card to the inner lid, as an identificatory label in the event of loss. The briefcase remained in Hayek's possession until his death in 1992, thereafter... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 134840

  21. A new Account of some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave-Trade,
    SNELGRAVE, William. A new Account of some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave-Trade,

    London : 1734

    First edition of Snelgrave's account of slavery and of the capture of his ship by pirates (pages 193-288. "The author, a slaving captain, traded at Whydah in 1727 and 1730; he complains that the Dahomean conquest has ruined the slave trade there." (Hogg). He makes several references to his trips to Antigua in connection with the slave trade. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 134659

  22. The Decline of Competition.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) BURNS, Arthur Robert. The Decline of Competition.

    New York and London : 1936

    First edition, first impression. The copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his pencilled ownership signature to the front free endpaper. At the LSE, Robbins "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position in British economics" (ODNB). Burns studied at the LSE before joining the economics faculty... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 133035

  23. A History of the Theories of Production and Distribution in English Political Economy from 1776 to 1848.
    CANNAN, Edwin. A History of the Theories of Production and Distribution in English Political Economy from 1776 to 1848.

    London : 1893

    First edition, first issue, but with the spine stamped Rivington, Percival & Co., (Rivington distributed the book with a cancel title page sharing the imprint in 1894). A pioneering work in the history of economics, the work traces the development of theories of production and distribution from the Wealth of Nations to Mill's Principles of Political... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 133017

  24. W. Stanley Jevons. Selected Works in Variorum Editions.
    (JEVONS.) INOUE, Takutoshi. W. Stanley Jevons. Selected Works in Variorum Editions.

    Tokyo and London : 2018

    First variorum edition of Jevons's The Coal Question and The Theory of Political Economy, with editorial introduction, notes and appendices by the leading Jevons scholar Takutoshi Inoue. Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 131387

  25. Acts of Parliament relating to the Revolutionary period and its aftermath, 1770-1807.
    (AMERICAN REVOLUTION.) Acts of Parliament relating to the Revolutionary period and its aftermath, 1770-1807.

    London : [1770-1807]

    A remarkable collection of British Acts of Parliament relating to trade with the American colonies and subsequently with the fledgling republic. The collection documents the role of parliament in instigating the American Revolution through mercantilist policies, its continued assertion of its sovereignty during the War of Independence, and the ongoing... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 130669

  26. The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism.
    SWEEZY, Paul, et al. The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism.

    London : 1976

    First collected edition of these essays, first impression. Paul Sweezy and Maurice Dobb had published an article under the same title in Science & Society in 1950. It engendered various academic replies, including by Georges Lefebvre, Eric Hobsawm and Christopher Hill. The present volume collects together several of these contributions, representing... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 129409

  27. Towards the Rescue of Sterling.
    HAWTREY, R. G. Towards the Rescue of Sterling.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression. Hawtrey proposes a remedy of restraining the supply of money and sound government finance to rein in inflation and adverse balance of payments, and allow sterling to become freely convertible again. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 129385

  28. The Quest for Wealth.
    HEILBRONER, Robert L. The Quest for Wealth.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing, in an attractive binding. Heilbroner places the acquisitive instinct as the major driving force in human history. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 129320

  29. The Economic Problem in Peace and War.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Problem in Peace and War.

    London : 1947

    First edition, first impression, of this important work, marking Robbins's conversion to Keynesianism. The book prints the lectures Robbins gave at Cambridge in spring 1947, under the auspices of the Marshall foundation. Learn More
    £45.00

    Stock Code: 129174

  30. The English Improover, or a new Survey of Husbandry.
    BLITH, Walter. The English Improover, or a new Survey of Husbandry.

    London : 1649

    One of two 1649 editions, of unestablished priority. Walter Blith (1605-1654) has been called by Robert Trow-Smith "the greatest of the mid-seventeenth century writers" in the field of agriculture (English Husbandry, 1951). In this work, Blith advocates draining and making water meadows, inclosure, the use of manures, and plantations. "In spite of the... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 129024

  31. Corn and Currency; in an Address to the Land Owners.
    GRAHAM, James. Corn and Currency; in an Address to the Land Owners.

    London : 1826

    First edition. James Graham (1792-1861) inherited his father's neglected 25,000-acre Netherby estate in 1824, and spent huge sums improving it. "In the 1820s Graham was frequently pessimistic about the estate's survival, and sometimes considered selling. In consequence, he became extremely critical of the government's economic policy, particularly the... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 129019

  32. Lettres sur le Commerce des Grains.
    CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Lettres sur le Commerce des Grains.

    Paris : 1774 [i.e. 1775]

    First edition of Condorcet's defence of the free trade of grain. Turgot's liberalisation of the grain trade in 1774, coinciding with bad harvests and rocketing prices, led to a fierce battle of pamphlets between proponents of the mercantilist and free trade schools of thought. Condorcet had written the present tract prior to Turgot's enactment of the... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 127684

  33. Grundlagen einer reinen Kostentheorie.
    STACKELBERG, Heinrich von. Grundlagen einer reinen Kostentheorie.

    Vienna : 1932

    First edition, offprinted from the Zeitschrift Fur Nationalokonmie, vol. III issues 3 and 4, of Stackelberg's Ph.D. thesis, which has originally been submitted in 1930 at the University of Cologne. Located by Library Hub in only three British institutions. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 127685

  34. Industrial Government.
    COMMONS, John R. Industrial Government.

    New York : 1921

    First edition of this collection of essays on industrial relations by the institutional economist Commons (1862-1945), based on findings of a tour of thirty progressive businesses made in the summer of 1919 by the Department of Political Economy at the University of Wisconsin, of which Commons was a member.
    "In the postwar period Commons's immediate... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 127205

  35. A Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind in antient and modern Times:
    [WALLACE, Robert.] A Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind in antient and modern Times:

    Edinburgh : 1753

    First edition. Robert Wallace (1697-1771) was an interesting figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, a founding member of the Rankenian Club during his university days and also active in the Philosophical and Select societies. His elaborate history of population was based on the extensive research in ancient history that he had originally presented to... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 127137

  36. The political last testament of Monsieur John Baptist Colbert.
    SANDRAS, Gatien Courtilz de. The political last testament of Monsieur John Baptist Colbert.

    London : 1695

    First edition in English of this spurious memoir of the French statesman John Baptist Colbert, Minister of Finances under Louis XIV, generally accepted to have been written by the French novelist Gatien Courtilz de Sandras. Under Colbert ministry France's finances were rejuvenated, with bankruptcy averted and manufacturing and trade improved. The first... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 126894

  37. Britain's Industrial Future.
    (SAMUEL, Herbert Louis.) Britain's Industrial Future.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, case-bound issue. Presentation copy from Viscount Herbert Louis Samuel, a member of the executive committee which produced the report, with his signature on a pasted address card to the pastedown. The presentation was probably to Isaac Foot, the father of Michael Foot, as the book includes a signed typed letter from... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 125328

  38. Readings in the Theory of Income Distribution.
    FELLNER, William, & Bernard F. Haley (eds.) Readings in the Theory of Income Distribution.

    Philadelphia : 1946

    First edition, first printing, of this collection of previously-published economic essays, edited by Bernard Haley (1899-1993) and Hungarian-American economist William Fellner, the Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University from 1952 until his retirement in 1973. Learn More
    £30.00

    Stock Code: 124178

  39. The Strategy of Conflict.
    SCHELLING, Thomas C. The Strategy of Conflict.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts : 1960

    First edition, first printing, of the Nobel Laureate economist's most influential book, which pioneered the application of game theory of political and social analysis. According to the TLS (6 Oct 1995), Schelling's is considered one of the hundred books most influential in the West since 1945. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 123674

  40. Unemployment.
    BEVERIDGE, William. Unemployment.

    London : 1931

    First expanded edition, second impression, of Beveridge's "pioneering study which explored the structural complexity of the market for labour" (ODNB). This updated version of his first book includes the first part originally published in 1909 and the second part of 1930 which discusses new developments and policies. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 121332

  41. The Postulates of English Political Economy.
    (MARSHALL, Alfred.) BAGEHOT, Walter. The Postulates of English Political Economy.

    London : 1885

    First edition with Marshall's preface of Bagehot's text discussing the transferability of capital and labour. This is the UK "student" edition, also published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in New York. It first appeared as an article in the Fortnightly Review in 1876 and was later reprinted as part of Economic Studies in 1880. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 119646

  42. Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.
    WICKSELL, Knut. Über Wert, Kapital und Rente nach den neueren nationalökonomischen Theorien.

    Jena : 1893

    First edition, presentation copy of Wicksell's first book, inscribed by him on the title: "Assessor C. O. Montan, vänskapsfullt från förf." An analysis of the theory of distribution, the first English translation, Value, Capital, and Rent, was published in 1954. "In Value, Capital, and Rent he performed a remarkable labour of synthesis. He adopted... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 119110

  43. A Short, Easy and Effectual Method to Prevent the Running of Wool, &c.
    SYMPSON, Anthony. A Short, Easy and Effectual Method to Prevent the Running of Wool, &c.

    London : 1741

    First and only edition of this pre-Industrial Revolution essay calling for the rationalisation of wool manufacturing. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 113535

  44. Early American Trade Cards,
    JENNY, Adele. Early American Trade Cards,

    New York : 1927

    First edition, deluxe issue of 50 copies printed on rag-paper and specially bound, this copy inscribed by Landauer on the front free endpaper in pencil. A selective catalogue of trade cards from the famous Landauer collection, which is reputed to have numbered over 100,000 individual specimens, and which the owner eventually donated to the New York... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 105746

  45. Unemployment. A Problem of Industry.
    BEVERIDGE, William H. Unemployment. A Problem of Industry.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression of Beveridge's first book. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 96491

  46. Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature.
    CANNEY, Margaret, & J. H. P. Pafford. Catalogue of the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature.

    Cambridge : 1970-95

    First editions of each volume of this authoritative economics bibliography, including the three supplementary volumes. "The Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature consists of some 60,000 books and pamphlets, 400 manuscripts and 350 autograph letters, dating from the fifteenth century to the present day. The nucleus was formed by the economist H.... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 137617

  47. Della Ragion di Stato, Libri Dieci. Con tre Libri Delle Cause Della Grandezza e Magnificenza Delle Città.
    BOTERO, Giovanni. Della Ragion di Stato, Libri Dieci. Con tre Libri Delle Cause Della Grandezza e Magnificenza Delle Città.

    Venice : 1589

    First edition. Botero's work is in two parts. The first part is his most famous contribution to political philosophy. Entitled "The Reason of State", Botero provides an extended discussion of the moral question of acting in the state's best interests, and offers a direct rebuttal to the ideas espoused by Machiavelli. A champion of the counter-reformation,... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 124167

  48. Marx as an Economist.
    DOBB, Maurice. Marx as an Economist.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression. Maurice Dobb (1900-1976) was a Cambridge academic and one of the leading Marxist economists of the 20th century. Learn More
    £40.00

    Stock Code: 124267

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

    London : 1681

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

    Stock Code: 127201

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

    Paris : 1759

    First edition of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise supporting the establishment of schools of agriculture, to promote the development of agricultural science and the enhancement of estate management. Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) became an amateur botanist in his youth, and used his inheritance of a large estate to establish a model farm, where... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 123197

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

    Amsterdam : 1764

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

    Stock Code: 123214

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

    Madrid : 1774

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

    Stock Code: 126570

  53. Aanwysing der heilsame politike Gronden en Maximen van de Republike van Holland en West-Vriesland.
    COURT, Pieter de la. Aanwysing der heilsame politike Gronden en Maximen van de Republike van Holland en West-Vriesland.

    Leiden and Rotterdam : 1671

    Seventh edition, first published in 1662, of "the only Dutch bestseller in economics, this work is mainly an argument for industrial freedom plus moderate duties" (Carpenter). It went through 13 editions by 1746, including English, French and German translations. The second front free endpaper has the blindstamp of Theodore Jorissen (1833-1899), the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127257

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

    London : 1763

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

    Stock Code: 117460

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

    London : 1766

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

    Stock Code: 117474

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

    Stockholm : 1797–1801

    First edition of all 50 parts of the Swedish literary periodical Läsning i blandade ämnen, containing over 200 pages of passages from various sections of the Wealth of Nations, making it the first opportunity for Swedish speakers to study Adam Smith. Georg Sartorius's abridgement of the Wealth of Nations, the Handbuch der Staatswirthschaft , had... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135144

  57. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

    London : 1852

    Second 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: 139739

  58. Das Elend der Philosophie. Antwort auf Proudhons "Philosophie des Elends".
    Marx, Karl. Das Elend der Philosophie. Antwort auf Proudhons "Philosophie des Elends".

    Stuttgart : 1885

    First German translation of Marx's Misère de la philosophie, his caustic reply to Proudhon's Philosophie de la misère, originally published in French in 1847. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 131967

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

    [18th century]

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

    Stock Code: 132097

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