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  1. 107467
    First edition, first printing, with the scarce jacket. This is the first of Schabacker's three major works on the stock market. The youngest financial editor of Forbes magazine, Schabacker writes, "so long as he plays courageously fair with his sincere study there seems no reason why the average student should not reap... Learn More
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  2. 122692
    First edition, the author's copy, presentation copy, inscribed to fellow economist George Stigler, "To George Stigler May 27, 1963, F.H.K.", and additionally signed by Knight on the front pastedown. This copy bears autograph pencil changes to three pages (53, 101, 152): two use proofreading symbols to insert and delete phrases,... Learn More
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  3. 117397
    First edition, first printing. Douglas and Director's book was intended to be "a comprehensive and continuing study of the problem of unemployment, including the results of economic research and of practical measures for regularization which were being undertaken in various industries" (Preface). At the time of publication,... Learn More
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  4. 127155
    First edition of this collection. Published by the agronomist Augstin Alletz, the work gathers Saint-Pierre's proposals for the reform and improvement of society. Saint-Pierre's writings proved an important influence on the enlightenment, especially on Rousseau, although Rousseau did disagree with Saint-Pierre's proposals... Learn More
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  5. 127003
    First edition. Richard Lawrence served in the New Model Army and accompanied Cromwell's expeditionary force to Ireland in 1649, where he was entrusted with important commands of the island as it was reconquered and resettled. He entered into print in the 1650s defending the policy of transplantation, and acquired large... Learn More
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  6. 126999
    The third edition, enlarged, first published in 1662. "The scientific study of the numbers, characteristics and territorial distribution of populations - today called demography - began with Graunt" (PMM). Graunt drew up his statistical tables from the birth and death records of parish clerks. From this he constructed the... Learn More
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  7. 125802
    A unique and significant collection of material relating to the publication of Wicksteed's Essay on the Co-ordination of the Laws of Distribution, including a first edition of that same title; with an excellent association, being from the library of the Canadian economist Jacob Viner, one of the leading figures of the early... Learn More
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  8. 125826
    A scarce collection of over 30 very detailed estate inventories produced during the intense scrutiny of the South Sea Company and its employees in the aftermath of the Bubble. Printed by order of the House of Commons, each inventory has a separate title leaf, pagination, and register, printing in exhaustive details the particulars... Learn More
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  9. 124115
    One of four editions of Condorcet's life of Turgot which were printed in 1786, this being Gertis's edition C, and therefore the third edition. All four editions have London imprints but the latter three were printed in France. Condorcet was a strong supporter of Turgot, who had attempted to implement physiocratic ideas as... Learn More
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  10. 124634
    First edition, one of two states of the title (the other being for T. Cadell in the Strand, no priority established). Written at a time of public anger at the price and quality of teas, this pamphlet sought to vindicate the conduct of the tea-dealers, and direct public feeling against the East-India Company directors, following... Learn More
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  11. 126823
    First edition of this work by Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767), writer and government publicist under Robert Walpole's administration, from 1743-46 a member of the Royal Africa Company, and compiler of the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Postlethwayt here proposes a method of financing the ongoing Seven Years... Learn More
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  12. 124798
    First edition of this work by Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767), writer and government publicist under Robert Walpole's administration, from 1743-46 a member of the Royal Africa Company, and compiler of the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Postlethwayt proposes a method of financing the ongoing Seven Years War... Learn More
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  13. 125342comp
    The..."> First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed from the author to Edward Gadsby, the chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, 1957-61, "To Edward N. Gadsby, able chairman of a vital government agency that has given American investors protection they never knew before" on the front free endpaper.
    The... Learn More
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  14. 120529
    First edition in book form, exceptionally rare, OCLC locating just one copy at the National Library of Sweden. This is Bukharin's last major work, "Notes of an Economist", his famous public warning against Stalin's five-year plan, which was first published as an article in Pravda on 30 September 1928. Bukharin was formally... Learn More
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  15. 125706
    A 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... Learn More
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  16. 125508
    First and only edition of this extraordinarily rare attempt to quantify and graphically analyse the financial world from 1797 to 1868, covering the height of the industrial revolution. Impressively broad in its scope, the Atlas tackles banks, interest rates, roads, railway construction, public buses, shipping, energy supplies,... Learn More
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    Tinbergen's copy of his doctoral thesis, with his initials to the front free endpaper and first blank, two leaves of manuscript inserts, and several neat pencil annotations, including the correction made to formula 10 on p. 7 listed as the single erratum of the first trade edition, and mistakes on pp. 15, 25. This copy with... Learn More
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  18. 122468
    First edition, Frank William Taussig's copy, of Higgs's account of the Physiocratic School, originally delivered as a series of lectures at the London School of Economics in 1896. In the same year Taussig had examined the influence of the Physiocrats on English economic advances in his work, Wages and Capital, also published... Learn More
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  19. 120724
    First edition of Rogers's mathematical economics pamphlet, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper, "To Charles Wetherell Esq. MP. with the Author's Compliments", underneath the crossed-out inscription, "To the Earl of Liverpool". At the time of the inscription the English politician and judge Charles... Learn More
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    Rare first edition, presentation copy inscribed "From the Author" to Whewell's Trinity College, Cambridge contemporary, the British Liberal Party politican Edward Strutt, 1st Baron Belper, in ink on the title page, one of a small number privately printed for distribution among the author's friends and colleagues. As a student,... Learn More
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  21. 125973
    Very rare first Liebknecht edition, marking a pivotal moment in the Communist Manifesto's publishing history, containing the first publication of the new preface by Marx and Engels and the first appearance in print of the now canonical title Das kommunistische Manifest, adapted from its earlier iteration, Manifest der kommunistischen... Learn More
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  22. 123720

    [Opere.]

    Rome: 1899-1902

    First edition, a bound volume of 12 Italian translations of works by Marx, issued by Luigi Mongini in parts, each work separately paginated, but continuously signed.
    "1899 would mark a further qualitative leap in the publication of Marx and Engels's texts in Italy, reaching a particular peak in the years between 1899... Learn More
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  23. 126550
    First edition, variously dated by ESTC and OCLC between 1794, the date given at the end of the preliminary "Short Account of the origin and present state of the charitable fund" and 1823. The short account, dated March, 1794, is followed by a tipped in leaf reporting on the first meeting of the society, which took place... Learn More
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  24. 125328
    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... Learn More
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  25. 126277
    First edition of the Royal Certificate of Incorporation of the Bank of Potosi to the Spanish Royal Treasury, with instructions for its management and regulation. The extensive silver mines of the mountain of Potosí (in the highlands of contemporary Bolivia, at an altitude of 4,800 meters) proved among the most important... Learn More
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  26. 118023
    Fifth edition, one of 1,500 copies printed, the last edition to be published in Smith's lifetime. It was taken from the third edition (1784). "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic aspects to the same point in a single work.... Learn More
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  27. 122801
    A fine set of original offprints which illuminate Fisher's economic concerns from the mid-1920s onwards, each accompanied by a mimeographed letter from Fisher to the recipient of the offprints, variously addressed "Dear Sir" and "Dear Colleague", and in one case to all members of the American Economic Association (of which... Learn More
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  28. 126319
    Offprint of Keynes's memoir of Alfred Marshall from The Economic Journal, complete with a bibliography of Marshall's writings. Keynes had been a student of Marshall's at King's College Cambridge. Learn More
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  29. 113916
    First edition of William Fleetwood's collected works. Fleetwood (1656-1723) is best known for his Chronicon Preciosum, an attempt to provide a price index of major commodities over the last six hundred years, here printed for the second time following the first edition of 1707. Fleetwood's interest in economics influenced... Learn More
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  30. 115060_1
    First edition, just published, 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... Learn More
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  31. 124940
    Extremely rare example of a Russian index librorum for public libraries, recording the first - and rather late - attempt to censor the works of Marx, listing the first two volumes of Das Kapital, being the first edition of volume one in Russian (1872), and the first edition of volume two (1885). Scarce, no other examples... Learn More
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  32. 115423
    Extremely rare second (first 1884) Polish edition of Das Kapital, a new and thorough, though anonymous translation; the planned second volume never appeared, overtaken by events in the middle of the 20th century.
    This edition reprints the usual prefaces, including the one of the first Polish edition, but there is no new... Learn More
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  33. 124647
    First edition, first impression. Editor of the Economist magazine and Liberal, Hirst (1873-1953) had previously assisted John Morley in the publication of his three-volume Life of William Ewart Gladstone (1903). This study of Gladstone includes an introduction written by his son, Henry. Learn More
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  34. 116803comp
    First edition, signed by the author on the half-title. George Johnstone delivered this speech at the debate following the 1810 Bullion report, which recommended a return to the fold standard and control of the supply of paper money. This edition includes an appendix featuring tables of imports and an account of the number... Learn More
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  35. 124780
    First edition of the second work by Herbert J. Davenport (1861-1931), "a leading, albeit somewhat iconoclastic, economic theorist of his day" (The New Palgrave I, p. 749). Learn More
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  36. 124867
    First edition of this work by the British banker and politician Samuel Jones Loyd (1796-1883), who became Baron Overstone in 1850. Jones Loyd was one of the leading writers on the British currency in the mid-19th century. Learn More
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  37. 125327
    First edition. The statistician and economist John Howlett (1731-1804) published the present work in response to the demographer Richard Price's essay of 1780, which claimed that the population of England and Wales was in decline. Howlett instead argued, correctly, that the population was in fact increasing, and at a quickening... Learn More
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  38. 125037
    Sixth edition of Wealth of Nations, seventh edition of Theory of Moral Sentiments. This handsome set, bringing together Smith's two most important works, has a pleasing provenance, with the bookplates of the leading German Neo-Kantian philosopher Heinrich Rickert (1863-1936).
    The Wealth of Nations, the foundation text... Learn More
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  39. 124802comp
    First edition, first impression. With a presentation inscription from Sidney Webb to Professor Phillip Bradley dated 25 November 1925 pasted to the front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is an autograph letter from Webb to Bradley from 28 July 1936, in which Webb writes that he read Bradley's Road to War "with almost painful... Learn More
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  40. 124796
    First edition, with the printing split between McMillan and with Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, without known priority of issue. The Board of Agriculture had been founded in 1793 to promote agricultural improvement, and they had published numerous reports on the state of agriculture in various counties. In February 1816 the... Learn More
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  41. 124653
    First edition, first printing. Henry F. Grady (1882-1957) was an American diplomat who was US Trade Commissioner to London and Continental Europe from 1919 to 1920. Learn More
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  42. 114477
    First edition of one of Walras's major contributions to his economico-social doctrine, based on lectures which he held at the University of Lausanne during the years of 1870 through 1892. "As far as pure theory is concerned, Walras is in my opinion the greatest of all economists" (Schumpeter in: Blaug, Great economists before... Learn More
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  43. 124549
    First edition in book-form of this masterpiece of description and political journalism, deservedly the best known of Cobbett's works. The Rural Rides were originally a series of letters which began in the Political Register, the weekly periodical Cobbett established in 1802 and conducted until his death in 1835. Cobbett... Learn More
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  44. 124542

    A History of Economic Ideas.

    New York, London & Toronto: 1940

    First edition, first printing. Whittaker, associate professor of economics at the University of Illinois, presents his history of economic thought thematically, rather than chronologically or as segmented into different doctrinal schools. Learn More
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  45. 124136
    First edition, first printing, of this "brilliant combination of mathematical economic theory and applied econometrics". Charles F. Roos (1901-1958) was a professor of mathematics at Cornell from 1928 to 1931 and director of the Cowles Commission from September 1934 to January 1937. The Cowles Commission was founded in 1932... Learn More
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  46. 124095comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "With all kind wishes from the compiler of these humble lists to Benjamin Bromberg. Paul Sturges". Learn More
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  47. 124081
    First edition of Reverend Jeremiah O'Callaghan's treatise against the practices of usury and simony. O'Callaghan (1780-1861) was an Irish Catholic priest who is best known for his campaigns against usury in Ireland and in Burlington, Vermont. As the author himself describes in this work, he was suspended by Bishop William... Learn More
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  48. 113498
    First edition in French, published four years after the first edition in English. Lauderdale "has been hailed as a forerunner of Keynes, in as much as he argued that over-saving was a distinct possibility and that public spending was required to offset private thrift if stagnation was to be asserted" (Blaug). In the present... Learn More
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  49. 97773
    First edition of this collection of essays, published posthumously as the last part of the collected essays of Joseph Schumpeter. Included are two essays, "Alfred Marshall 1842-1942. Alfred Marshalls Principles eine Würdigung nach einem halben Jahrhundert" and "John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946", which are here published for... Learn More
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  50. 118819
    First edition of the biography of French economist, dramatist, and soldier Antoine de Montchrestien (c.1575-1621) by Armand Jules Duval (1813-1870). De Montchrestien is best-known for his work Traité d'Économie politique (1615), in which he argued against Aristotle's position on the independence of politics upon social... Learn More
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  51. 123597
    First edition of Levasseur's History of the Working Classes in France from 1789, from the library of Edward Spencer Beesly, the leading British Positivist, sympathiser with the International Working Men's Association (the first International), and friend of Karl Marx, with his pencil ownership inscription to the front pastedown... Learn More
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  52. 121140
    First edition, one of 2,000 copies, of Proudhon's grateful response to Louis-Auguste Blanqui's generous review of Qu'est-ce que la propriété?, the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis which caused a scandal by equating all property with theft. Immediately after its publication in 1840 the distinguished economist... Learn More
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  53. 119583
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of essays which discuss the existence of a "uniquely Scottish mode of thought in economics" and its influence on historical and modern international economic policy, with particular reference to Adam Smith, James Steuart, David Hume, and John Rae. Learn More
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  54. 124125
    First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson - using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece - considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well... Learn More
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  55. 122176
    First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as... Learn More
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  56. 117468
    First edition. "An exceedingly able defence of the stock exchange and speculative dealing in securities" (Foxwell, cited in Kress). This anonymous pamphlet was produced in response to John Barnard's attempted passage of an anti-stock jobbing Act in parliament. The treatise argued that a free market in the trade of government... Learn More
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  57. 119043
    First edition, first impressions, all with the London imprint except for vol. 5 and 22 (New York), and vol. 26 (Moscow). It was published in conjunction with the Institute of Marxism-Leninism and Progress Publishers, both Moscow, and International Publishers Inc., New York. "This edition will provide for the first time to... Learn More
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  58. 123034
    First edition, followed by Polish and German translations (Warsaw: S. Orgelbrand, 1838; Breslau: W. G. Korn, 1841). Alexandre de Krusenstern (1807-1888) - russified as Aleksandr Ivanovich - described on the title page as chamberlain to the tsar, was the son of Admiral Adam Johann von Krusenstern, who led the first Russian... Learn More
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  59. 118283
    Early edition of the pseudonymous author's response to Andreas Lampius's work regarding the "Kipper und Wipper" financial crisis during the start of the Thirty Years' War, which prompted a huge surge in pamphlet publications on coinage. In the same year as the city-states of the Holy Roman Empire started to heavily debase... Learn More
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  60. 117389
    From the library of G. Coleman Woodbury, the American urban development and housing activist. In 1966 Woodbury..."> First edition, first printing, of the American politician and economist's book written "to measure the material progress which the American workers have obtained during the years from 1890 to 1926" (Preface).
    From the library of G. Coleman Woodbury, the American urban development and housing activist. In 1966 Woodbury... Learn More
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