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JEROME, Harry. Migration and Business Cycles.
New York : 1926First edition, first printing, of Jerome's study of migration to America and its correlation with business cycles, an exhaustive study which has perhaps been unjustly overlooked: the inquiry "studied immigration to the United States and linked the ebbs and flows in the numbers to the ups and downs of the business cycle. Jerome acknowledged that although... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 137536
EVANS, David Morier. The Commercial Crisis 1847-1848;
London : 1848First edition of the Welsh financial journalist David Morier Evans's (1818-1874) study of the then-recent economic crash, "a train of mercantile disasters that involved losses which could not be brought within the bounds of reasonable calculation" (p. 107). Evans "treated economic subjects from a journalistic point of view, aiming rather at giving an... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 137537
MOORE, Henry Ludwell. Economic Cycles: Their Law and Cause.
New York : 1914First edition of the author's radical attempt to link economic cycles to rainfall cycles and harvest yields: "the law of the cycles of rainfall is the law of the cycles of the crops and the law of Economic Cycles" (p. 135). "Needless to say, this immensely ambitious undertaking was often severely attacked by contemporaries and subsequent commentators... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137540
EVANS, David Morier. The History of the Commercial Crisis, 1857-1858,
London : 1859First edition of the Welsh financial journalist David Morier Evans's (1818-1874) study of the then-recent economic crash, published a decade following his previous book on the 1847-48 crash. Evans "treated economic subjects from a journalistic point of view, aiming rather at giving an accurate narrative of the successive phases of economic crises and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137545
MORTIMER, Thomas. Every Man his Own Broker:
London : 1761Fourth edition, following the first of the same year, of what is generally considered the first guide to the stock exchange, based on the author's own experience of losing "a genteel fortune" in 1756. Thomas Mortimer (1730-1810) was one of the earliest experts on the operation of the stock exchange established in the coffee-house of London's Change... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 137548
SCHUMPETER, Joseph A. History of Economic Analysis.
New York : 1954First edition, first printing, UK issue from the American sheets (Allen and Unwin's imprint on spine), of the author's posthumously published magnum opus, a controversial work in which he criticises greats such as Adam Smith while upholding less well-known thinkers such as Leon Walras. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 137419
MOORE, Geoffrey H. (ed.) Business Cycle Indicators.
Princeton : 1961First editions, first printings, of this collaborative study of "the possibility of identifying statistical series that are good forecasters or Indicators of the short-run cyclical trends of business activity. This study assesses the value and limitations of a large number of indicators, and develops a short list of those found to be most useful as... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 137424
PALGRAVE, R. H. Inglis (ed.) Dictionary of Political Economy.
London : 1926A nice set of the landmark three-volume reference work, "of immense value, fulfilling Palgrave's wish for a work of scholarly distinction and of practical usefulness" (ODNB), first published in 1894, and in this revised edition with an appendix of additional entries in 1925. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 137517
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Manuel du Spéculateur a la bourse.
Paris : 1857Third edition (first 1854) of the most curious of Proudhon's works, an account of the contemporary financial world, commissioned by Garnier Brothers. "It was called The Stock Exchange Speculator's Annual and consisted of a mass of statistical information, collected with the assistance of George Duchêne, on all the leading companies whose shares were... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 137519
SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. De la richesse commerciale,
Geneva : 1803First edition of the first work on political economy by the Swiss historian and economist Sismondi (1773-1842), "the first critic of industrial capitalism" (Blaug). De la richesse commerciale "was intended as a systematic exposition of the ideas of Adam Smith. Yet in it Sismondi also pointed out that he was presenting 'an absolutely new' way... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 134871
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: 137110
GALBRAITH, John Kenneth. The Great Crash 1929.
Boston : First edition, second printing, without the date on the title page. Galbraith's study is an economic history of the build-up to the Wall Street Crash, written on the principle that those that don't know history are destined to repeat it. Not without its lighter moments, as the Financial Times's reviewer observed: "Professor Galbraith performed a necessary... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137303
LAW, John. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", thanking him for his good wishes upon his appointment as Contrôleur general of finance.
Paris : 14 January 1720A fine example of the famous speculator John Law's signature, appended to an autograph letter, written in a neat cursive secretarial hand, to an unknown "Monsieur", thanking him for his complimentary letter following Law's appointment to the post of controller-general of finance of France.
"Monsieur, je reçois avec beaucoup de plaisir votre compliment... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 114640
SMITH, Adam. The Whole Works.
London : 1822An attractive set of Smith's collected works, the first collected edition in duodecimo format, the second overall following the octavo collected edition of 1811-2. The collection includes both the Wealth of Nations and the Theory of Moral Sentiments, among other works. Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139484
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Philadelphia : 1796The second American edition, in an unrestored contemporary American binding, of the "greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), following the first American edition of 1789, and its first publication in London in 1776. The books additionally have evidence of early American ownership, the front free endpapers with the ownership signature and... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139123
CAIRNES, J. E. Some Leading Principles of Political Economy.
London : 1874First edition of the author's last and longest work, a commentary on and critical interpretation of the principal doctrines of the English school of economists. John Elliott Cairnes (1823-1875), often described as the "last of the classical economists", was a key Irish political economist who developed and critiqued the work of John Stuart Mill. As... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 124349
GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Under the Exclusive Management of James B. Pond, "The Pond Bureau".
New York : c.1924]Promotional brochure advertising Charlotte Perkins Gilman's next projected US lecture tour, offering single lectures or courses on her many areas of expertise (listed as ethics, economics, education, the woman question, the child, and general subjects), outlining a series of suggested course structures, and concluding with press commentary on her various... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 139355
THATCHER, Margaret. The Collected Speeches.
London : 1997Signed limited edition, number 175 of 200 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. The collection gathers Thatcher's notable speeches from 1968 to 1996. This edition is the scarcest of Thatcher's signed limited editions. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139299
(VINTNER'S COMPANY) Freeman's Oath and Bye-Laws of the Vintner's Company.
London : c.1829Unrecorded early nineteenth-century piece documenting the oaths and corporation regulations of the London Vintners Company. The origins of the Worshipful Company of Vintners are rather obscure, there are twelfth-century references to London merchants fixing the price of wine, though the first concrete date associated with this particular Livery Company... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136831
PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli (eds.) Books that Made Europe. Economic Governance and Democracy from 15th to 20th Century.
Brussels : 2016First edition, the companion work to an exhibition originally shown at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana in Brussels, 1 of 750 copies for sale. "The exhibition Books that made Europe is a journey through 140 books spanning a period of approx. six hundred years, from 1468 to 1950. It investigates into why 500 million citizens, in 28 countries, speaking 24... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 115060
PALUMBO, Margherita, & Eugenio Sidoli. Libri che hanno fatto l'Europa - Supplement.
Rome : 2017First edition of the supplement to Books that made Europe, published on the occasion of the Exhibition moving to the Italian Senate in Rome, where it continues until June 20 2017. Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 118595
FERNANDEZ NAVARETTE, Pedro. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.
Madrid : 1626First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the remedies to be applied; this... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 139132
FRIEDMAN, Milton & Rose D. Two Lucky People.
Chicago & London : 1998First edition, first printing, inscribed by the authors on the half-title: "For Bruce Hart, Milton Friedman & Rose 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 hegemony in the east,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139151
HUSKISSON, William. The Question concerning the Depreciation of our Currency Stated and Examined.
London : 1810The third edition, corrected from the first and second editions of the same year, of this important work which drew praise from Ricardo. "Huskisson emerged as a leading bullionist, attacking the evils of depreciation of the currency following the wartime resort to paper money in 1797 and advocating the speedy resumption of cash payments. Huskisson believed... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 135120
BOWLEY, Arthur L. The Change in the Distribution of the National Income 1880-1913.
Oxford : 1920First edition, first impression, of this lecture delivered at the Manchester Municipal College of Technology on 13 January 1920. Bowley served as the Chair of Statistics at the University of London from 1919 onwards. "Bowley was an outstanding economic statistician who made substantial contributions to all areas in his field" (Palgrave vol. I p. 270).... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 127273
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Sur La Proposition d'Acquitter la Dette Exigible en Assignats.
Paris : 1790First edition of Condorcet's critique of the assignats. Condorcet was Inspector of the Coins from 1775 to 1790, and had consequently participated in the great monetary debates of the reign of Louis XVI. Partly invigorated by these debates, he was a fierce opponents of the assignats, an opposition which would be vindicated as their value plummeted. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127340
(BOOTH, Charles.) SMITH, Sir Hubert Llewellyn (ed.) The New Survey of London Life & Labour.
London : 1930-1935First edition, a major re-evaluation by the London School of Economics of Charles Booth's Life and Labour of the People in London, a generation on from its publication. Booth's (1840-1916) study, a key resource for the social and economic history of late Victorian London, was based on findings collected between 1886 and 1902, with editions published... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 136589
FERNANDEZ NAVARETTE, Pedro. Conservacion de Monarquias y Discursos Politicos sobre la gran Consulta que el Consejo hizo al Señor Rey Don Filipe Tercero, al Presidente y Consejo Supremo de Castilla.
Madrid : 1626First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the remedies to be applied; this... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 122893
GILMAN, Charlotte Perkins. The Home.
London : 1904First UK edition, first impression, first published in New York by McClure, Phillips & Co. the previous year. Gilman described this attack on the domestic sphere as "the most heretical - and the most amusing - of anything I've done" (The Living, unpaginated). Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 137162
LAW, John. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment in his role as controller-general of finance of France.
Paris : 1720A fine example of the famous speculator John Law's signature, appended to an autograph letter written in a neat cursive secretarial hand, to an unknown "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment, written during perhaps the most prosperous period of Law's career, following Law's appointment to the post of controller-general of finance of... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 125706
MEIL, Johann Wilhelm. Spectaculum Naturae & Artium,
Berlin : 1761 & 1765First edition of both volumes of this rare polyglot pictorial encyclopaedia of trades, technology, crafts, and nature, with the text in four columns in German, Latin, French and Italian. The attractive illustrations cover beekeeping, printing, engraving, bricklaying and other trades, as well as scientific and military equipment. The work was aimed at... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 129021
[MARCET, Jane.] Conversations on Political Economy;
London : 1816First edition of Marcet's popular work on economics, designed for the use of schools. Taking the format of a dialogue between a female teacher and pupil, the two explore the concepts of capital, labour, property, commerce and money, in a casual conversational style readily understandable by the book's youthful audience. At a time when the discipline... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 125362
TUGWELL, Rexford Guy (ed.) The Trend of Economics.
New York : 1924First edition, first printing, of this self-proclaimed "manifesto of the younger generation" (introduction), a volume of essays which includes a number of early contributions by future leaders in the discipline, such as Wesley Clair Mitchell ("The Prospects of Economics"), John Maurice Clark ("The Socializing of Theoretical Economics"), Frank Hyneman... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 128518
KEYNES, John Maynard (ed.) Manchester Guardian Commercial. La Reconstruction de l'Europe.
Manchester : 20 April 20 1922 – 4 January 1923First edition in French of the scarce complete set of the Manchester Guardian Commercial, "a series of weighty supplements on European Reconstruction, with articles by the most distinguished authorities in each country" (Harrod), published under the general editorship of John Maynard Keynes, with contributions by other notable authorities including... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 138597
FRAZER, Elizabeth. A Woman and Her Money.
New York : 1926First edition, first printing, of "one of the first books written by a woman for the female investor" (Dennistoun & Goodman). This copy has a particularly fitting contemporary association, with a label indicating that it was presented to a previous owner by the Cleveland Trust Company. From 1929-30 the Cleveland Trust sponsored a Women's City Club series... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134751
VAN ETTEN, Ida M. The Condition of Women Workers Under the Present Industrial System.
[New York : 1891]First edition, one of two 1891 printings, of Van Etten's address, one of the first serious attempts to secure safe conditions and better working hours for women in the underground garment industry. The other 1891 printing was published in Washington, DC by the Globe Printing Company; no priority has been established. The copyright for both printings... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133013
JEVONS, W. Stanley. The Theory of Political Economy.
London : 1871First edition of 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 'Economy, if it is to be a science... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 119905
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-1871]A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 128644
LUEDER, August Ferdinand. Ueber Nationalindustrie und Staatswirtschaft. Nach Adam Smith bearbeitet … Erster [– Dritter und letzter] Theil.
Berlin : 1800-1804First edition of Lueder's major work. Together with Sartorius and Kraus, Lueder (17601819) was one of the first writers in Germany to renounce mercantilism. In the present work, he elaborated Adam Smith's ideas, illustrating his arguments with numerous examples from history and ethnography. He deviated from Smith in his emphasis of the subjective nature... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 135436
JUNG-STILLING, Johann Heinrich. Versuch einer Grundlehre sammtlicher Kameralwissenschaften, zum Gebrauche der Vorlesungen auf der Kurpfalzischen Kameralhohenschule zu Lautern.
Latern : 1779First and only edition, very scarce, of a work written when Jung-Stilling (17401817) was lecturer in cameralist sciences at Marburg. "As an economic writer, Jung belongs to the philanthropic and eclectic school, with strong absolutistic leanings which flourished in Germany during the second half of the 18th century under the influence of Sonnenfels,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 135431
FISCHER, Heinrich August. Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.
Leipzig : 1755First edition of Fischer's history of the old German economy from the earliest times, and of the recent development of Cameralism, comprising a valuable survey of the historical literature from the 17th century onwards. Including treatises on agriculture, arts and manufactures, as well as law and Fischer gives a 126-page bibliography, two colums per... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135287
FAWCETT, Henry. Manual of Political Economy.
London : 1863First edition of Fawcett's first book, highly successful in its day and running to eight editions, the last published in 1907. "It was modelled on John Stuart Mill's Principles of Political Economy, presenting the orthodox economic doctrines of the age, to which Fawcett subscribed, in an uncomplicated style, and filling them out with illustrations based... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 125591
(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£30.00
Stock Code: 121331
BURNS, Arthur F., & Wesley C. Mitchell. Measuring Business Cycles.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of "a massive study detailing the ups and downs of the American economy over the previous century. Though the definitive work on the subject, this book offered no theory of the business cycle, and neither Burns nor Mitchell ever developed one. They were both suspicious of economic theory, preferring statistical research... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 137620
AFTALION, Albert. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.
Paris : 1913First edition of the author's best-known work, 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... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 137739
ADAMS, Arthur B. Analyses of Business Cycles.
New York & London : 1936First edition, first printing, of this follow-up to the author's Economics of Business Cycles, published in 1925, here expanded to incorporate the data and developments of the previous twelve years. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 137409
MARSHALL, William. Minutes, Experiments, Observations, and General Remarks, on Agriculture, in the Southern Counties;
London : 1799First edition to include Marshall's survey of the agriculture of the London region, the second edition overall, following the first of the previous year. William Marshall (1845-1818), with Arthur Young the key agricultural writer of the period, published six major studies on the farming practices of different regions of England from 1788 to 1798, with... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129286
MARSHALL, William. The Rural Economy of the West of England:
London : 1796First edition. William Marshall (1845-1818), with Arthur Young the key agricultural writer of the period, published six major studies on the farming practices of different regions of England from 1788 to 1798, with this, the penultimate, on the West of England. The series remains an important source for the state of English agriculture in the period.
This... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129284
MARSHALL, William. A Review (and complete abstract) of the Reports to the Board of Agriculture; from the Midland Department of England.
York : 1815First edition. The agricultural writer William Marshall (1745-1818) had created and promoted the idea of the Board of Agriculture, but to his great dismay, upon its creation in 1793 the Board was dominated by the friends of Marshall's great rival Arthur Young, with Young himself taking the Secretary position, to Marshall's bitter resentment. Marshall... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129282
YOUNG, Arthur. On The Advantages Which Have Resulted from the Establishment of the Board of Agriculture:
London : 1809First edition of this printing of Arthur Young's speech defending the establishment and the achievements of the Board of Agriculture. "A new stage in Young's career began in 1793 with the establishment, with government support, of the board of agriculture. The idea for such a board had originated with William Marshall, the distinguished agricultural... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 129280
WEDDERBURN, Alexander. Essay upon the Question What Proportion of the Produce of Arable Land ought to be paid as Rent to the Landlord?
Edinburgh : 1776First edition of Wedderburn's treatise, submitted in response to a question posited by the Edinburgh Society in 1753. Uncommon, with ESTC listing copies in 14 institutions.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page, though without direct attribution. The library was assembled in the early... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 129258
SCALE, Bernard. Tables for the Easy Valuing of Estates,
[London] : First London edition of this handbook of tables for valuing estates. The book presents a striking example of an engraved title page and dedication leaf, the latter dedicated to James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster, for whom Scale surveyed in 1771. The book also presents tables for converting English money into Irish money, and vice versa. A Dublin... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129257
HOWLETT, John. An Enquiry Concerning the Influence of Tithes upon Agriculture,
London : 1801First edition of this essay by the economist John Howlett (1731-1804). "Most of Howlett's writings concentrated on the well-being of the poor, an issue for which he was well equipped as an able statistician and demographer, and inclined to see in a broader compass than many of his contemporaries" (ODNB). Howlett correctly stated the population to be... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129256
HODGES, William. A Report of the Arguments in the case of The Queen V. The Hon. & Rev. W. Capel, as to the Rating of the Occupiers of Land and Tithe Owners.
London : 1840First edition of this legal report concerning tithe payments, now highly rare, with only the University College London copy known.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their stamp to front cover and shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page. The library was assembled in the early 20th century by Sir John Russell, director of the Rothamsted... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129255
(TITHES.) An Enquiry into the History of Tithe,
Dublin : 1808First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page "from the author 1809". The author proposes a method of reforming the tithe system in Ireland, to quieten discontent and to support both the Protestant and Catholic clergy.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page and their stamp... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129254
(TITHES.) A Few Brief Hints on the Subject of Tithes.
Maidstone : 1802First edition. The anonymous author, claiming to not be a tithe holder, beseeches the men of Kent that their tithes are just. Bound in at the rear is a copy of an earlier document relating to tithes, dated 1747, and a page of notes on the price of hops. The tract is highly rare, with OCLC recording only two copies, in the British Library and the Kenneth... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 129253
ARNALL, William. A Letter to a Freeholder on the Late Reduction of the Land Tax to One Shilling in the Pound.
London : 1732First edition. William Arnall (died 1736) was an extensive political pamphleteer, who took up writing for the government at Robert Walpole's personal request. At a government pension of 400 - making him the best paid government journalist in London - "Arnall provided a series of papers which challenged country whig allegations of a supposedly corrupt,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129252
KENNEDY, Lewis, & T. B. Grainger. The Present State of the Tenancy of Land in Great Britain:
London : 1828First edition of this survey of British land tenancy, with a general introduction, followed by a county by county survey of the state of agriculture. A second volume on sheep farming followed the next year.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their stamp to spine and shelfmarks to front endpaper and title page. The library was assembled... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 129251