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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
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
LESLIE, Charles. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.
London : 1700First edition. Charles Leslie (1650-1722), a nonjuring Church of Ireland clergyman, poured forth a lengthy series of polemics against the Quakers around the turn of the eighteenth century. The present treatise rejects the Quaker critique of tithes, and upholds the divine right of the practice, rooting it in the law of the Old Testament.
Provenance:... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129250
LLOYD, William Forster. Prices of Corn in Oxford in the Beginning of the Fourteenth Century:
Oxford : 1830First edition of this study of Oxford corn prices. The economist William Forster Lloyd (1794-1852), then a lecturer at Christ Church, used documents in the University's collection and the account books of various colleges to chart the change in prices. His later writings on population proved a significant influence on economic thought.
Provenance:... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129248
(HUSBANDMAN'S ADVOCATE.) To the King's most excellent Majesty; together with the honourable Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament: The Husbandman's Advocate.
London : 1690First edition of this pamphlet beseeching the king and parliament to ameliorate the condition of those who work in husbandry. A rare work, with ESTC listing copies in only seven institutions, with OCLC adding another copy in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their gilt stamp to front cover, pencilled... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129247
CALTHROPE, Charles. The Relation Between the Lord of a Mannor and the Copy-holder his Tenant.
London : 1650Second edition of Calthrope's legal guide, expanded and corrected from the first edition of 1635. Uncommon, with ESTC listing copies in twelve institutions.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their gilt stamp to front cover and their pencilled shelfmarks to pastedown and title page. The library was assembled in the early 20th century... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129246
BEARBLOCK, James. A Treatise Upon Tithes:
London : 1818Fifth edition, enlarged, first published in 1805. Bearcroft offers both a defence of tithes, which had become increasingly unpopular and frequently evaded, and the method to calculate and pay the dues.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their pencilled shelfmarks though without direct attribution. The library was assembled in the early... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129243
SELDEN, John. The Historie of Tithes.
[London : 1618First edition. John Selden (1584-1654) was perhaps the most notable jurist and legal scholar of the first half of the 17th century; John Milton declared him in the Areopagitica "the chief of learned men reputed in this land". The Historie of Tithes marked a major refinement in Selden's theory and practice of history, and was meticulously researched,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129239
HESLOP, Luke. Observations on the Statute of the Thirty-first George II. ch. 29. concerning the Assize of Bread;
London : 1799First edition. The Revolutionary Wars had led to a sharp increase in the price of bread. The statute mentioned in the title had limited the price of bread, with the bakers remaining under the limit, but there was still great complaint among the poor that the price was too high. The present treatise considers the statute, its justness, and its potential... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129230
MARKHAM, Gervase. Markhams Farwell to Husbandry.
London : 1625Second edition, expanded and corrected, first published in 1620. Gervase Markham (1568-1637) wrote extensively in the fields of literature, horsemanship, and country pursuits, and his works underwent almost two hundred editions by the end of the seventeenth century. The present work offers a guide to preparing land for farming, covering the weeding,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129219
COMMONS, John R. Legal Foundations of Capitalism.
New York : 1924First edition of one of Commons's three major treatises on economic theory, in which he developed "theories of the evolution of capitalism and of institutional change as a modifying force alleviating the major defects of capitalism" (The New Palgrave). In Legal Foundations of Capitalism, "he sought to demonstrate the importance for economic theory of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136588
(CURRENCY.) Gold and Silver in the Treasury of the United States,
[Washington] : 1894A striking Treasury chart, presenting various financial data for the period 1878-1894, comprising exports and imports of gold, average price of silver bullion, and the total gold and silver reserves in the treasury, against the notes in circulation. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138595
WICKSELL, Knut. Interest and Prices (Geldzins und Güterpreise).
London : 1936First English language edition, first impression, of the most influential work of the Swedish economist Knut Wicksell (1851-1926), which proved a major influence on the Keynesian school. The work was originally published in Germany in 1898. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 138461
(WEIGHTS & MEASURES.) GUYON, S., Architect. Tableau des poids et mesures.
Paris : c.1875A splendid lithographed wall chart after an original drawing by the architect S. Guyon, giving detailed images of weights, measures and coinage under the metric system. Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 131972
(HARRIS, Walter.) The Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, Answer'd, Paragraph by Paragraph.
London : 1699First edition of Walter Harris's rebuttal to A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, published the same year and variously attributed to Archibald Foyer, George Ridpath, Andrew Fletcher and James Watson. That pamphlet had optimistically attempted, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 135270
FLEETWOOD, William. A Sermon Against Clipping,
London : 1694One of two editions of that year, without established priority. Fleetwood (1656-1723), then chaplain to William and Mary and later Bishop of Ely, touched on contemporary economic issues in many of his sermons, here arguing that the clipping of the coinage was a moral evil, alongside a civic crime, and was proscribed by scripture. The publication was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135156
(SOUTH SEA BUBBLE.) AISLABIE, John. The Speech of the Right Honourable John Aislabie, Esq; Upon his Defence made in the House of Lords,
London : 1721First edition of the former chancellor of the exchequer's speech in the Lords, beseeching a vindictive parliament not to levy punitive fines against him, as part of the bill aimed at compensating the victims of the South Sea Company in the wake of the bubble bursting. As chancellor, Aislabie was closely tied to the South Sea project, and profited hugely... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135163
MANDEVILLE, Bernard de. Venere popolare ovvero apologia delle case di piacere.
Cosmopoli : 1767First edition in Italian of Mandeville's A modest Defence of publick stews, or, an essay upon whoring, as it is now practis'd in these kingdoms, a treatise against prostitution, being an expansion of his pragmatic approach to morality, first espoused in the Fable of the Bees. Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 130765
ROBERTS, Henry. The Dwellings of the Labouring Classes,
London : 1867First collected edition, the fourth overall, later printing (sixth thousand on title page). This is a compilation of three titles: The Dwellings of the Labouring Classes, published in 1850, The Essentials of a Healthy Dwelling, published in 1862, and The Benefits of a Healthy Dwelling, also of 1862. Roberts was best known as the influential architect... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 129175
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the Common Man.
London : 1924First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1919, following publication as articles in 1918-1919. Veblen's book continues his witty critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. In these articles, he argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129275
ACQUOY, Jacobus. Autograph manuscript: Wissel Bloemen; Arbitragie Bloemen.
[c. 1840]An extensive fair hand manuscript written by the Dutch school teacher and mathematician Jacobus Acquoy (1803-1873), apparently a copy of an unrecorded work by his grandfather and namesake Jacobus Acquoy (1732-1818). The manuscript is a guide to merchants for the differing value of flowers across the Netherlands, with extensive examples in the various... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 122459
ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Banking Policy and the Price Level.
London : 1926First edition. In Banking policy and the Price level, Robertson developed his earlier theme, first displayed in A Study of Industrial Fluctuation (1915), of the importance of saving and investment as the determinants of the level of economic activity, with the banking systems as the means whereby savings are transferred (or not transferred) into investment.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 89081
(MISES, Ludwig von.) KIRZNER, Israel M. (ed.) Method, Process, and Austrian Economics.
Lexington, MA, & Toronto : 1982First edition, first printing, of this collection of essays published to coincide with the centenary of Mises's birth. Learn More£25.00
Stock Code: 132815
CLAVELL, Roger. Tabulae foeneratoriae, or Tables for the Forbearance and Discompt of Money.
London : 1669Second, increased edition of Clavell's tables, first published in 1653. The Appendix, by Thomas Russel, has a separate dated title-page.
"With the advent of the Civil War, there seems to be a gap of some years in the publication of new books on compound interest, although editions of some of the earlier works, e.g. Webster's Tables, continued to... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136523
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Canaux Navigables,
Amsterdam : 1769First edition. Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet (1736-1794) was a French journalist and lawyer "whose delight in taking views opposing everyone else's earned him exiles, imprisonment, and finally the guillotine" (Encyclopaedia Britannica online). In this period he is notable for being perhaps the most vocal opponent of the ascendant physiocrats, with this... Learn More£525.00
Stock Code: 135496
HADLEY, Arthur Twining. Economics.
New York and London : 1896First edition. "In Economics Hadley went further than Marshall by explicitly developing the interrelations between property rights, economic evolution and economic efficiency. Hadley utilized the real world examples of the fisheries and mining to demonstrate the impact of ill-defined property rights on depletable resources, emphasizing the necessity... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133012
WALRAS, Marie Esprit Léon. L'économie politique et la justice,
Paris : 1860First edition of Walras's first book on political economy, an examination and "early refutation on philosophical grounds of the normative economic doctrines of P.-J. Proudhon." (Donald Walker, in The New Palgrave). Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133021
CORNELL, William. Industrial Organization and Management.
New York : 1928First edition, first printing. Little is known of Cornell except for his publications into American industries and business management. This work is on the basic principles of organisation and management: the operation of a business enterprise, production control and time study, and contains illustrations of business practices. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 129791
ASTOR, Waldorf, & Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree. The Agricultural Dilemma.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. In 1930 the Labour Government introduced the Land Utilisation Bill, a measure intended to stimulate land settlement. The present report, by the social reformers Astor and Rowntree, considers the impact of the Bill and the potential for its extension. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 129397
HOMER, Sidney. The Great American Bond Market: Selected Speeches.
Homewood, Illinois, : 1978First edition, first printing. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the banker William R. Saloman: "to Bill Saloman with my best wishes Sidney Homer". Homer states in his dedication of the book to Saloman - who helped turn Salomon Brothers into an international banking house - that his "sustained and effective support... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 129402
CANNAN, Edwin. The Economic Outlook.
London & Leipzig : 1912First edition, first impression, of this collection of articles on economics by Cannan, professor of economics at the London School of Economics from 1895 to 1926. It includes the Essay "Ricardo in Parliament." Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 128850
LUXEMBURG, Rosa. Nakoplenie Kapitala
[Moscow] : 1921First edition in Russian of Luxemburg's most important work, translated from the original German (Akkumulation des Kapitals, 1913) by one of the few Russian Luxemburgist economists, Sholom Moiseevich Dvolaitskii. Born in Lithuania in 1893, he became a follower of Plekhanov in 1911 and was soon thereafter banished to Tomsk for revolutionary activity.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127114
KEYNES, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of the Peace.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second book, which established his reputation as a political economist. Keynes resigned from his position as principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, in protest of the heavy reparations demanded from Germany. The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 126295
[MARCET, Jane.] Conversations on Political Economy;
London : 1817Second 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£975.00
Stock Code: 126553
LESSIUS, Leonard. R. P. Leonardi Lessii e Societate Iesu... de iure et iustitia compendium;
Douai : 1644An apparently unrecorded abridged edition of Lessius's De Iustitia et iure, first published in this shortened form in 1634. Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 125753