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  1. The New Contrarian Investment Strategy.
    DREMAN, David. The New Contrarian Investment Strategy.

    New York : 1982

    First edition under this title, second printing, extensively revised from the author's Contrarian Investment Strategies of 1979. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Barton Biggs Your byline is one I'm 'hooked' on. Many thanks for your excellent quote. All good wishes David Dreman 1/5/83". The recipient was the leading financier Barton... Learn More
    £2,950.00

    Stock Code: 135576

  2. Chinese Banking.
    TAMAGNA, Frank M. Chinese Banking.

    [New Haven, CT] : May 1937

    The author's retained copy of his dissertation, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "F. Tamagna 2790 Yale Station New Haven Conn.", some underlining to the foreword, and the occasional correction to the text. This dissertation formed the basis of Tamagna's best-known work, Banking and Finance in China (1942), a comprehensive survey... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 134954

  3. Principles of the Theory of Probability.
    NAGEL, Ernest. Principles of the Theory of Probability.

    Chicago : 1939

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead on the front free endpaper: "To Professor A. N. Whitehead with the esteem of Ernest Nagel". The English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) was a seminal figure in process philosophy, and together with Bertrand Russell, wrote... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 132994

  4. Observations on the Past Growth and Present State of the City of London.
    MORRIS, Corbyn. Observations on the Past Growth and Present State of the City of London.

    London : 1751

    First and only edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "Captain Bernard ab Authore C.M.", with a three-page manuscript transcription before the title, almost certainly in Morris's hand, of "The Freeholder's Ditty, To The Tune of Moggy Lauder", and a note at the end stating that the printer of the ballad was "Jack Mahon,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 120893

  5. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Isaac A. Hourwich and days of auld lang syne. Thorstein Veblen." Hourwich (1860-1924) was a Lithuanian scholar, activist and Debsian socialist who participated in various radical Socialist movements in Russia and Belarus before emigrating to the U.S. in 1890 to... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 113346

  6. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
    MANDELA, Nelson - MATTHIESSEN, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.

    New York : 1983

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy for Nelson Mandela, inscribed on the half-title recto by the author "For Nelson Mandela with greatest respect, and thanks, and kindest regards. Peter Matthiessen. August 1990", and additionally inscribed by a leading member of the Leonard Peltier defence committee: "Nelson Mandela, in this lifetime, on... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 132382

  7. Remarks on Currency and Commerce.
    WHEATLEY, John. Remarks on Currency and Commerce.

    London : 1803

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "from the Author" on the title page. Wheatley's Remarks, along with his Essay on the Theory of Money, "received the most contemporary attention, and best stated his theoretical position on the monetary controversy that followed the suspension of cash payments by the Bank of England in 1797" (Palgrave). Wheatley's... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 129427

  8. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
    DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.

    Shellbanks : 1834

    First edition in book form, presentation copy, inscribed on the rear wrapper "From the Author to Wm Short". The recipient was the American ambassador William Short (1759-1849), who served as US Minister to France from June 1790 to May 1792, to the Netherlands from June to December 1792, and to Spain from 1794 to 1795; he was later a successful Kentucky... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 123171

  9. Speech in the House of Commons,
    BARING, Alexander. Speech in the House of Commons,

    London : 1823

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on behalf of the pro-slavery Committee of West Indian Merchants to the anti-abolitionist John Gladstone on the title page. The merchant and banker Alexander Baring (1773-1848), founder of the Baring Brothers bank and financier for the Louisiana purchase, was a noted opponent of the ending of slavery, influenced... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 129890

  10. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.

    6 June 2002

    A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a well-wisher on the occasion of her resignation from public life in 2002. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... Kind regards, Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Printed on her own House of Lords stationery, the letter reads "Thank... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 134780

  11. Autograph letter signed.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed.

    13 May 1991

    A handwritten card sent by Margaret Thatcher to Keith Polyblank, one of her admirers. Thatcher writes "Dear Mr. Polyblank, Thank you so much for your kind letter. I am fine and very active although so many good things receive little publicity. I gave many interviews that week in early March - all the rest gave a totally different impression - e.g. the... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 134782

  12. Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand.
    MARX, Karl. Autograph letter signed to Lucien-Léopold Jottrand.

    Brussels : [1847]

    An unpublished autograph letter signed in French, Marx's earliest known missive to the Belgian radical journalist and politician Lucien-Léopold Jottrand, president of the Democratic Association in Brussels, of which Marx became vice president. Under the influence of Marx and Engels, the Democratic Association would become one of the principal hubs... Learn More
    £130,000.00

    Stock Code: 132140

  13. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
    BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,

    Dublin : 1744

    First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135077

  14. The New Palgrave. A Dictionary of Economics.
    EATWELL, John; Murray Milgate; Peter Newman (eds.) The New Palgrave. A Dictionary of Economics.

    London : 1987

    First edition of this "indispensible reference tool" (Kenneth J. Arrow). The New Palgrave was inspired by its predecessor R. H. Inglis Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy (Macmillan, 1894-9). The modern version contains 2,000 signed entries, including 700 biographical entries describing the lives and works of the thinkers who have created the... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 135057

  15. The Path to Power.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To Greg with all good wishes Margaret Thatcher". The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister; it followed the Downing Street Years, published in 1993, which detailed her time in office. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134233

  16. The Hungry Forties.
    UNWIN, Jane Cobden. The Hungry Forties.

    London : 1904

    First edition. Inscribed by the editor "Presented by Jane Cobden Unwin Oct: 20th 1920" on the front free endpaper. An account of the Anti-Corn Law agitation of the 1840's and the role of Cobden Unwin's father Richard Cobden's role in it: "Ever anxious to advance her father's political principles, in 1903 Jane took up the defence of free trade against... Learn More
    £90.00

    Stock Code: 134285

  17. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.
    THATCHER, Margaret, & Harold Wilson. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.

    [1980s]

    A Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson, signed "Denis and Margaret" in their respective hands. The photograph on the card shows Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133661

  18. Group photograph of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne, October 1981.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Group photograph of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne, October 1981.

    1981

    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official group photograph from the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne in 1981, with the attendees' facsimile signatures printed underneath. The attendees of the meeting included Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Malcolm Fraser, and Robert Mugabe, the last of whom was representing the newly-joined Zimbabwe.... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 133738

  19. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.
    THATCHER, Margaret, & Harold Wilson. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.

    1987

    The Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson in 1987, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary, until the latter's death in 2018; thereafter entering the market... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133654

  20. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.

    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken 7 July 1983, the first cabinet photograph after her landslide victory in the June 1983 election, signed by herself and every other member of the cabinet. This is one of two signed 1983 cabinet photographs, this in colour, the other in black and white, which were kept by Thatcher until... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 133384

  21. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.

    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken 7 July 1983, the first cabinet photograph after her landslide victory in the June 1983 election, signed by herself and every other member of the cabinet. This is one of two signed 1983 cabinet photographs, this in black and white, the other in colour, which were kept by Thatcher until... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 133386

  22. Regarder écouter lire.
    LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Regarder écouter lire.

    Paris : 1993

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Raymond Firth warmest regards Levi-Strauss". Firth (1901-2002) was a prominent New Zealand anthropologist and student of Bronislaw Malinowski, whom he succeeded as Professor Anthropology at the London School of Economics in 1944, remaining there for twenty-four years. Lévi-Strauss... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 132941

  23. Kapital und Produktion.
    STRIGL, Richard von. Kapital und Produktion.

    Vienna : 1934

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Mit hertzlichen Grüssen überreicht vom Verfasser", together with a pencilled note "8/34" possibly the recipient's note of presentation date. Kapital und Produktion, issued as number 7 of the series Beiträge zur Konjunkturforschung, is a major work... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132830

  24. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.
    SCARPA, Roque Esteban. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.

    Santiago : 1935

    First edition, first printing. With a signed presentation inscription from the author to the philosopher and essayist Ramiro de Maeztu on the verso of the front wrapper: "A Ramiro de Maeztu, mi devoción por su obra maravillosamente hispana, cerradamente española. R. E. Scarpa... Stgo de Chile. Dic. 1935" ("To Ramiro de Maeztu, my devotion to his marvellously... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 132519

  25. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.
    BURTON, Elaine. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.

    1954

    Two scrapbook albums of photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, compiled and neatly annotated by Elaine Burton MP (1904-1991) upon her return from the three-week British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia starting on 30 September 1954.

    Burton was one of two women selected as a participant, the second being Conservative MP Edith... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131618

  26. The Purchasing Power of Money.
    FISHER, Irving. The Purchasing Power of Money.

    New York : 1911

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Fred with the compliments of Irving". The Purchasing Power of Money "completely recast the theory of money, giving a full demonstration of the principles that determine the purchasing power of money in the formal framework of the equation of exchange... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 131452

  27. In Memoriam Samuel Mowry Nicholson.
    BANKING. In Memoriam Samuel Mowry Nicholson.

    [1939]

    An attractive memorial book for the banker Samuel Mowry Nicholson, finely printed on vellum, and commissioned by his fellow directors of the company. The book tells us that Nicholson was "a prominent banker, a manufacturer of national renown, an outstanding personality in the financial affairs of his native city, for more than forty years a director... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 131406

  28. Quiddities.
    QUINE, Willard Van Orman. Quiddities.

    Cambridge, MA & London : 1987

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Best wishes to Gail and Tom". Quiddities gathers Quine's thoughts on more than 80 topics, arranged alphabetically from "Alphabet" to "Zero" and encompassing discussion of "Constructivism", "Free Will", "Gödel's Theorem", "Kinship of Words", "Language Drift", "Space-Time",... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 130927

  29. The Debt and the Deficit.
    HEILBRONER, Robert, & Peter Bernstein. The Debt and the Deficit.

    New York and London : 1989

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by one of the authors on the front free endpaper, on behalf of both: "For Francis Bator - With respect and affection. Peter & Bob". Francis M. Bator (1925-2018) was a Hungarian-American economist, professor emeritus at the Harvard Kennedy School of political economy, and Deputy National Security... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 130935

  30. Le Rire.
    BERGSON, Henri. Le Rire.

    Paris : 1924

    Later edition in book form, presentation copy to the Swedish diplomat and Francophile Count Albert Ehrensvärd, inscribed by Bergson on the half-title, "à Monsieur le Comte Albert Ehrensvärd en dévoué hommage H. Bergson".

    Having served as Sweden's envoy to the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, and Switzerland between the years 1908-18,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 129302

  31. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
    ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.

    Edinburgh : 1777

    First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.

    The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 127839

  32. De la mesure de l'utilité des travaux publics;
    DUPUIT, A. J. Etienne-Juvenal. De la mesure de l'utilité des travaux publics;

    Paris : 1844 & 1849

    First edition of Dupuit's two articles, printed in numbers 116 and 207 of the Annales des ponts et chaussées. The copy of the economist Henry Ludwell Moore, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper and his extensive pencilled annotations to the articles, mostly in English with some French. The annotations mostly take the form of summaries... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 127699

  33. Typed letter signed, responding to condolence after Denis Thatcher's death.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, responding to condolence after Denis Thatcher's death.

    2003

    The letter sent by Margaret Thatcher in response to Dame Elaine Kellett-Bowman's letter of condolence, on the occasion of the death of her husband Denis in 2003. Thatcher writes in her customary blue ink "Dear Elaine, it was so good of you and Edward to write. Yours ever, Margaret", with the typed letter, dated 23 July 2003, reading "Thank you so much... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 127350

  34. Thoughts submitted to the Employers of Labour, in the County of Norfolk, with a few words to the employed.
    WEYLAND, John. Thoughts submitted to the Employers of Labour, in the County of Norfolk, with a few words to the employed.

    Norwich : 1830

    First edition of Weyland's work advocating reform in order to assist the labouring classes in maintaining a decent subsistence in winter. Presentation copy, inscribed "from the author" at the head of the title page. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 126692

  35. We Propose: A Modern Congress.
    McINNIS, Mary. We Propose: A Modern Congress.

    New York : 1966

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from future Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, one of the contributors, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Jim Leach - (see p. xiv) - with my thanks and best wishes - Don Rumsfeld 10/1/66". James Leach was an intern serving in Rumsfeld's congressional office at the time, and is credited for... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 126608

  36. The State of the Presidency.
    CRONIN, Thomas E. The State of the Presidency.

    Boston : 1980

    Second edition. With the presentation inscription: "presented to Michael Deaver on March 22, 1981 on the occasion of his induction into the Lower Macom Street Choral Society", signed underneath by five individuals, including the Irish ambassador to the United States Sean Donlon who signs with the Gaelic form of O'Domhnallain. One of the signatories... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 126611

  37. See How They Run.
    ATWATER, Lee - TAYLOR, Paul. See How They Run.

    New York : 1990

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Lee Atwater to the former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Michael Deave on the front free endpaper: "To my pal Mike a great friend and a good man. I love you. Lee Atwater".

    Lee Atwater, campaign manager for the Bush campaign in the 1988 presidential election, was a pioneer... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 126614

  38. The Story of Investment Companies.
    BULLOCK, Hugh. The Story of Investment Companies.

    New York : 1959

    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 Senate confirmation... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 125342

  39. The Image.
    BOULDING, Kenneth E. The Image.

    Ann Arbor : 1956

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "To Rusty, with affectionate greetings, Kenneth" on the front free endpaper. This work was "the 'product' of Boulding's sojourn at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences in Palo Alto, California. There he met many of his contemporaries, who, he says, had a profound influence... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 124812

  40. The American Business Creed.
    SUTTON, Francis, & three others. The American Business Creed.

    Cambridge, MA, : 1956

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by American economist Seymour E. Harris (1897-1975), one of the authors, to Dutch economist Jan Tinbergen (1903-1994), winner of Nobel Prize for Economics in 1969, "For Jan Tinbergen from Seymour Harris", on the front free endpaper. Tinbergen's bookplate can be found on the front free endpaper. Economists Francis... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 124605

  41. Principles of Political Economy;
    ATKINSON, William. Principles of Political Economy;

    London : 1840

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed to his fellow member of the Statistical Society of London, "To T. B. Herring Esq. With the Author's regards" on the front free endpaper verso. Thomas Buckle Herring of 40 Aldersgate Street was proposed successfully as a candidate for the Society in November 1836; at that same session Atkinson's paper, On the... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 124350

  42. [Opere.]
    MARX, Karl. [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 and 1902. This was the most... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 123720

  43. From Prince Charles, 1977.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Christmas Card. From Prince Charles, 1977.

    The Christmas card sent by Prince Charles to Margaret Thatcher in 1977. Inscribed on the interior "Mr and Mrs Thatcher, from Charles." above and below the printed message "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year 1977". Facing the inscription is a photograph of Charles in traditional Native American head-dress, with "Canada 1977" written... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 123694

  44. From Princess Anne.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Christmas Cards. From Princess Anne.

    [Late 1970s]

    Two Christmas cards sent by Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips to Margaret Thatcher in the late 1970s. Both cards display Gatcombe Park house, the estate which Princess Anne acquired in 1976, and are both inscribed by Anne "To you both, from Anne and Mark's signature: Mark", with their crowned joint monogram.

    Provenance: the estate of Baroness... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 123697

  45. Minimumproblemen in de natuurkunde en de ekonomie.
    TINBERGEN, Jan. Minimumproblemen in de natuurkunde en de ekonomie.

    Amsterdam : 1929

    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 a Dedication leaf ("to my... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 123617

  46. Die Idee der Universität.
    JASPERS, Karl. Die Idee der Universität.

    Berlin & Heidelberg : 1946

    Second edition, extensively revised (first 1923), presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the poet Stephen Spender in ink on the front cover. Scarce: WorldCat locates just two copies, both in Denmark. Considered one of the "most important 'representatives of European consciousness'" at the time, Spender attended the "Recontres Internationales... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 123142

  47. Photograph portrait, signed and inscribed by Frankfurter to a young female law student, Ellen Nash, the sole woman graduate of her law class and later one of the first women to practice law on Charlottesville Court Square.
    FRANKFURTER, Felix. Photograph portrait, signed and inscribed by Frankfurter to a young female law student, Ellen Nash, the sole woman graduate of her law class and later one of the first women to practice law on Charlottesville Court Square.

    New York : [c.1950]

    A handsome three-quarter length portrait of Frankfurter, seated in judicial robes, facing left, inscribed by him, "For Enie Nash, with every good wish for her successful practice of the public profession of the law, from her devoted friend, Felix Frankfurter", dated 15 January 1950.

    Ellen "Enie" Virginia Nash (1910-1995) was a pioneering female... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 123174

  48. Greek Love.
    BREEN, Walter, pseud. EGLINTON, J. Z. Greek Love.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, second printing, of this controversial historical study, "the only comprehensive work in any language, to my knowledge, that unequivocally espouses the right of an older male to have social-sexual relations with a young boy" (Dr Albert Ellis's postscript). This copy has the ownership inscription of gay publisher Winston Leyland (b.1940),... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 122977

  49. My Life.
    CLINTON, Bill. My Life.

    New York : 2004

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To my friend Judy Collins with thanks - Bill Clinton", additionally inscribed by Collins, with a heart, on the title page, together with a typed letter signed by Clinton. The letter reads: "Dear Judy: Happy birthday! I hope this year will be full of happiness,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 122796

  50. Life of an American Workman.
    CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.

    New York : 1937

    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 122166

  51. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.

    New York : 1915

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper, "Mr W. C. Curtis with the compliments of Mr. Veblen". Published shortly after the outbreak of the first World War, Veblen's fourth book aimed to account for why and how Germany had so successfully dominated the modern industrial market, basing... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 122230

  52. The Arms Race.
    NOEL-BAKER, Phillip. The Arms Race.

    London : 1958

    First edition, subsequent issue with the "Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1959" wraparound. Signed to front free endpaper "Phillip Noel-Baker 26th March 1960". Offering a vision of nuclear control through international agreements, the work won Noel-Baker the Nobel Peace Prize, culminating a lifetime of pacifist activity. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 122006

  53. Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.
    CARACO, Albert. Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.

    Buenos Aires : 1942

    First edition, first printing, very scarce in commerce, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "Pour 'Message' Londres. Avec les hommages et les voeux de l'auteur. Albert Caraco. Buenos Aires, le 25.9.42, Calle Pino 3426". The London-based periodical Message: Belgian Review was published during 1941-46 and reviewed Caraco's... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 121460

  54. An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;
    FOWLER, Richard. An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;

    Salisbury : [1859]

    First edition, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to George Matcham with his "kind regards". In each pamphlet Fowler contends with Berkeley's arguments against matter, striving to explain their obscurities through the use of accessible biological and medical examples. Fowler (1765-1863) was the leading physician at the Salisbury Infirmary.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121151

  55. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.
    CRICK, W. F., & J. E. Wadsworth. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.

    London : 1936

    First edition, presentation issue, one of 350 specially bound copies, with an inserted calligraphic sheet inscribed to D. R. Mack by "the Chairman, Managing Director and Directors of the Midland Bank Limited, 1836-1936". This history of the transformation of banking charts "a century of pronounced growth and development in every branch of economic life"... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 121159

  56. Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices.
    FISHER, Irving. Mathematical Investigations in the Theory of Value and Prices.

    New Haven : 1925

    First edition in book form, first impression, publisher's presentation copy, of the "startlingly original PhD thesis" (Blaug) which expounds the monetary theories for which Fisher became famous and established his international reputation.

    This is a photo-engraved reprint of Fisher's doctoral work, first published in the Transactions of the Connecticut... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 121008

  57. The Twelve Principles of Efficiency.
    EMERSON, Harrington. The Twelve Principles of Efficiency.

    New York : 1912

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to the refrigeration scientist Mary Engle Pennington: "To Miss M. E. Pennington. 'I learned about - refrigeration - from her.' With the sincere regards of the author, Harrington Emerson, August 28th 1916". Emerson (1853-1931), an influential American business theorist, made significant contributions... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 120873

  58. An essay on some general principles of political economy, on taxes upon raw produce, and on commutation of tithes.
    ROGERS, Edward. An essay on some general principles of political economy, on taxes upon raw produce, and on commutation of tithes.

    London : 1822

    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 Wetherell represented Oxford... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 120724

  59. Coup d'œil sur les incendies de Constantinople.
    ZENNARO, Silvio. Coup d'œil sur les incendies de Constantinople.

    Constantinople : 1871

    First and only edition, presentation copy of this extremely rare pamphlet written in response to the 1870 Pera fire (the "Harik-i kabir"), inscribed by the author "A Mr. le Profr. Marzolo, hommage" on the front wrapper. This must be Francesco Marzolo (1818-1880), who taught medicine at the University of Padua, rather than his more famous brother, Paolo,... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 120555

  60. Money.
    WALKER, Francis A. Money.

    New York : 1888

    Presentation copies, inscribed from the author to the businessman Augustus Lowell, Walker's colleague at MT, with an additional leaflet publication of Walker's lecture on bimetallism laid in. An attractively bound set of three pioneering works by "the most widely known and esteemed American economist of his generation" (The New Palgrave IV, p. 850).... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 119669

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