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  1. The Institutions of Military Law, Ancient and Modern:
    BRUCE, Alexander. The Institutions of Military Law, Ancient and Modern:

    Edinburgh : 1717

    First edition of this important work, "an early landmark in the separation of military and civil law" (Higham, p. 128); it is decidedly uncommon on the open market, with two copies only on auctions records (appearing in 2014 and 1965). Bruce (d. 1729) was a Scottish lawyer and his work "shows considerable learning and acquaintance with continental jurists"... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 144945

  2. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1984.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1984.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1984, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Such cards to a Prime Minister become their property rather than belonging to the government, and as of such Margaret Thatcher kept... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123708

  3. How to Pay for the War.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. How to Pay for the War.

    London : 1940

    First edition, second impression, the corrected version, less common than the earlier uncorrected version in green card boards, of Keynes's most successful essay in persuasion, the application of his General Theory to wartime economy. The uncorrected version was published a few months previously. "Apart from suggesting ways of adding greatly to the... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145160

  4. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1992.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1992.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1992, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Margaret Thatcher kept the cards in her personal possessions until her death, whereafter Peter Harrington acquired them directly from... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123722

  5. A Revision of the Treaty.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. A Revision of the Treaty.

    New York : 1922

    First US edition, first printing, in the dust jacket, of Keynes's second work on the German reparations, arguing for a reduction in payments demanded from Germany.

    In June 1921, Keynes had proposed to Harcourt "a final revised edition" of The Economic Consequences of the Peace, to include a new introduction of 40 pages and footnotes or appendices... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 142444

  6. International Economics.
    HARROD, Roy Forbes. International Economics.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, from the library of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with a handwritten page of his notes loosely inserted.

    A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 133008

  7. Philosophical Remarks.
    WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Philosophical Remarks.

    Oxford : 1975

    First edition in English of Wittgenstein's Philosophische Bemerkungen, edited by Wittgenstein's student and close friend, the American philosopher Rush Rhees. Monk calls it "the most verificationist, and at the same time the most phenomenological, of all his writings. It uses the tools adopted by the Vienna Circle for a task diametrically opposed to... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 129480

  8. A Salute to Cooking.
    THATCHER, Margaret - CURRIE, Angela (ed.) A Salute to Cooking.

    London : 2009

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from Margaret Thatcher to her personal driver Malcolm Taylor, inscribed on the title page: "To Malcolm - Happy Christmas, Margaret Thatcher".

    Taylor served as Thatcher's driver from 1998 to 2010. As with all her staff, he was treated with great kindness by the former Prime Minister; she hosted... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 145479

  9. [All the Bubbles.] Set of playing cards satirizing speculation schemes following the South Sea Bubble.
    SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. [All the Bubbles.] Set of playing cards satirizing speculation schemes following the South Sea Bubble.

    [London : 1720]

    A remarkable set of playing cards, mocking the collapse of the South Sea Company and the many similar companies which rose and fell with it, satirizing the schemes and false promises of the companies, and speculative mania more generally. The spectacular rise of South Sea stock led to a variety of new companies and mini-bubbles seeking to offer the... Learn More
    £42,500.00

    Stock Code: 139896

  10. Statecraft.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Statecraft.

    London : 2002

    Inscribed by Margaret Thatcher to her personal driver Malcolm Taylor on the title page: "To Malcolm Taylor Best Wishes Margaret Thatcher".

    Taylor served as Thatcher's driver from 1998 to 2010. As with all her staff, he was treated with great kindness by the former Prime Minister; she hosted his retirement party in 2010 despite her ill health,... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 145477

  11. The Tragedy of Greece.
    COSMETATOS, S. P. P. The Tragedy of Greece.

    London : 1928

    First UK edition, first impression, decidedly uncommon; a superbly provenanced copy: inscribed by the author in Greek on the front free endpaper to the prime minister of Greece, Stafanos Skouloudis, "To the honourable and dear Mr. Stefanos Skouloudis in memory of common national struggles, S. P. Phocas Cosmetatos, London 26th October 1928".

    Skouloudis... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144795

  12. The Horse-Hoing Husbandry:
    TULL, Jethro. The Horse-Hoing Husbandry:

    London : 1733-40

    First illustrated edition, much enlarged from the "specimen" first edition of 1731; bound with the second edition (1740) of the continously-paginated supplement, first published in 1736. A pioneering book of scientific agriculture, the principles of which, adopted throughout Europe over the 18th century, greatly increased yields and reducing the amount... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145407

  13. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, of perhaps the most significant economics book of the 20th century.

    The General Theory was written in the aftermath of the Great Depression, when the old economic order was widely seen to have failed. Keynes argued that government must intervene in the economy, directing wages, investment, and demand, in order... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 142963

  14. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
    SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    London : 1778

    Second edition of this classic of economic thought, a fine copy in a beautiful contemporary binding; one of 500 copies, the only other edition to be published in quarto format after the first edition of 1776.

    "Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 143239

  15. Candid and impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; the comparative importance of the British and French islands in the West-Indies: with the value and consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated. Illustrated with copper plates.
    SLAVERY CAMPBELL, John. Candid and impartial Considerations on the Nature of the Sugar Trade; the comparative importance of the British and French islands in the West-Indies: with the value and consequence of St. Lucia and Granada, truly stated. Illustrated with copper plates.

    London : 1763

    First edition of the first-named, fourth of the second which was first published Antigua, 1750 under the pseudonym of "An Old Planter". John Campbell (17081775), was a highly successful historian and miscellaneous author, Johnson thought well of him and praised the usefulness of his knowledge, also describing him as "the richest author that ever grazed... Learn More
    £5,250.00

    Stock Code: 132583

  16. A Second Letter to the Editor of the Edinburgh Weekly Journal,
    SCOTT, Sir Walter. A Second Letter to the Editor of the Edinburgh Weekly Journal,

    Edinburgh : 1826

    First separate edition of Scott's Second Letter from Malachi Malagrowther, the centrepiece in three letters Scott published expressing his views in the debate on the Bank Act of 1826, "recognized as a classic in political argument" (ODNB).

    The monetary crisis of 1825 led the government to propose a reform in the banking system which would restrict... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 145229

  17. The Theory of Money;
    BULLION CONTROVERSY. The Theory of Money;

    London : 1811

    First edition of one of the many salvos in the bullion controversy - a series of debates about monetary theory and policy which took place in Britain over the years 1797-1821, when the specie convertibility of Bank of England notes was suspended.

    "No Royal Coin can find place in the channels of circulation, until there shall arise a demand... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 145165

  18. Essai politique sur le commerce.
    MELON, Jean François. Essai politique sur le commerce.

    [Paris : 1736

    Third and best edition, the second authorised edition overall, of this important critique of John Law's système; a handsomely bound copy from the library of the Château de la Roche-Guyon. First published in three or four issues in Rouen in 1734, it was pirated in Amsterdam in 1735 before being published in its present form.

    Jean Francois Melon... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 134999

  19. Superb unpublished pencil, ink and body colour caricature.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. - SMITH, Harold Howard. Superb unpublished pencil, ink and body colour caricature.

    London : 1909

    Wonderfully active and apparently unpublished image of Churchill the young statesman, executed while he was President of the Board of Trade (1908-10) in Asquith's cabinet, before becoming Home Secretary in 1910. Smith's caricature would appear to be based on a photograph taken in 1904 and published as a postcard by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd (NPG x197756).... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 128435

  20. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.
    BANK OF SCOTLAND. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.

    Edinburgh : 1695

    The Scottish Parliamentary Act which established the Bank of Scotland. One of five editions of 1695, three folio and two quarto, without any apparent way of establishing priority; based on institutional holdings this edition is the rarest, with only the National Library of Scotland copy located by ESTC.

    This Act, together with six further acts... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145300

  21. Économie & Intérêt;
    ROBBINS, Lionel - ALLAIS, Maurice. Économie & Intérêt;

    Paris : 1947

    First edition, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the title page of volume I: "A monsieur le professeur Robbins en bien candid Hommage M Allais". An excellent economics provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 140616

  22. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.
    BANK OF SCOTLAND. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.

    [Edinburgh : 1695]

    The Scottish Parliamentary Act which established the Bank of Scotland.

    This Act, together with six further acts subsequently obtained, forms the constitution of the Bank of Scotland. Its original capital was 1,200,000 Scotch, or 100,000 sterling. "The Act exempted the capital of the bank from all public burdens, and gave it the exclusive privilege... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145166

  23. Autograph letter signed to William Molesworth, proposing a national campaign for the secret ballot.
    COBDEN, Richard. Autograph letter signed to William Molesworth, proposing a national campaign for the secret ballot.

    2 September 1837

    In the immediate aftermath of the July-August 1837 General Election, where the parliamentary share held by liberals and reformers was weakened, the reformer Richard Cobden (1804-1868) writes at length to the radical Member of Parliament Sir William Molesworth (1810-1855), calling Molesworth to cooperate in a national campaign for the introduction of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145140

  24. Lord Palmerston.
    TROLLOPE, Anthony. Lord Palmerston.

    London : 1883

    First edition of Trollope's biography of Palmerston, second issue title page with date of 1883, following the first issue of 1882. This copy has black endpapers, matching the binding of the first issue; Sadleir calls for plain endpapers for the second issue. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144375

  25. Private Eye, vol. I. no. I. Friday 25th October.
    PRIVATE EYE. Private Eye, vol. I. no. I. Friday 25th October.

    1961

    The very first issue of the British satirical political magazine Private Eye, rare in commerce, and here in particularly nice condition. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 144349

  26. Proceedings of a General Court Martial
    COBBETT, William. Proceedings of a General Court Martial

    London : 1809

    One of two editions of 1809, the other published by J. Gold; this edition not in Pearl.

    "Between 1785 and 1791, while stationed in New Brunswick in the West Norfolk 54th foot regiment, Cobbett put his knowledge of English grammar and letters to good effect, quickly becoming clerk to his regiment and rising from the rank of corporal to sergeant-major.... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145057

  27. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
    SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    London : 1784

    First octavo edition, third overall (first 1776); a handsome set in an unostentatious but pleasing contemporary binding. This uncommon edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". This was the edition owned by Thomas Jefferson (Sowerby 3546).

    In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 144188

  28. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.
    RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.

    Berlin : 1937

    First edition, first printing. This photobook, which includes an image of Jesse Owens before his record-breaking long jump (p. 100) and at the sprint start line (p. 68), was produced alongside Riefenstahl's landmark documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The film, Olympia, was truly innovative, experimenting with the most recent filming and editing... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 140966

  29. On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation.
    RICARDO, David. On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation.

    London : 1817

    First edition of Ricardo's fundamental contribution to the science of economics. Ricardo is credited with the first systematic and scientific approach to economics; his exact mathematical approach and careful deductive methods provided a model for future texts in the field. Ricardo's interest in political economy was aroused in 1799 by a chance reading... Learn More
    £28,500.00

    Stock Code: 130054

  30. Four pamphlets on value, currency, and bullion:
    COPLESTON, Edward, & others. Four pamphlets on value, currency, and bullion:

    Oxford [London for latter two tracts] : 1819-1819-1810-1811

    Four pamphlets on value, currency, and bullion, bound together in a contemporary pamphlet volume, comprising the first and second of Copleston's Letters to Peel (in first and second editions respectively), Huskisson on the Depreciation of our Currency (second, stated "New" edition), and Rose's opposition to the Bullion Committee (first edition); aptly... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 145014

  31. Thoughts and Details on the High and Low Prices of the Last Thirty Years.
    TOOKE, Thomas. Thoughts and Details on the High and Low Prices of the Last Thirty Years.

    London : 1823

    First edition of Tooke's first book, occasioned by the price instability throughout the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath.

    "The work of 1823, Thoughts and Details on the High and Low Prices of the Last Thirty Years, provided the basis for Tooke's monetary thought until and including the publication in 1838 of the first two... Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 145021

  32. Prospects on the War and Paper Currency.
    PAINE, Thomas. Prospects on the War and Paper Currency.

    London : 1793

    Second edition under this title, following the first of the same year; originally published in 1787 under the title Prospects on the Rubicon.

    The pamphlet was published "as an attempt to discourage an English war with France, with its inevitable result of additional taxes falling heavily on the poor and bringing ruin to both countries. The pamphlet... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 145022

  33. Dawn Island.
    MARTINEAU, Harriet. Dawn Island.

    Manchester : 1845

    First edition of Martineau's allegorical fable, written for the National Anti-Corn Law Bazaar and promoting free trade as the basis of civilization; a particularly nice copy in the original cloth.

    "In Dawn Island, her 1845 propaganda fable for the Anti-Corn Law League, Harriet Martineau depicts a South Seas Society starkly different from the... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 145023

  34. The state of the nation; in a series of letters, to his Grace the Duke of Bedford.
    CARTWRIGHT, John. The state of the nation; in a series of letters, to his Grace the Duke of Bedford.

    Harlow : 1805

    First edition, inscribed on the front free endpaper "From the Author"; a crisp, clean copy of this strong critique of the government and its conduct regarding the American War of Independence and the French wars, written by an outspoken advocate of political reform.

    Cartwright attacks the corruption and abuses of government, singling out Pitt,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141096

  35. Paper Against Gold.
    COBBETT, William. Paper Against Gold.

    London : 1828

    First edition of Cobbett's declamation against paper currency and government debt, both twin evils in his view, with the debt necessitating the production of paper money to pay the interest. The book is comprised of letters originally published in Cobbett's Political Register, between 1810 and 1812; many were written while he was imprisoned for opposing... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144944

  36. A Discourse upon the meanes of wel governing and maintaining in good peace, a kingdome, or other principalitie.
    MACHIAVELLI - GENTILLET, Innocent. A Discourse upon the meanes of wel governing and maintaining in good peace, a kingdome, or other principalitie.

    London : 1608

    Second edition in English of the work popularly known as the Anti-Machiavel, following the first English edition of 1602, here in contemporary English vellum. Gentillet's anti-Machiavellian treatise, first published in Geneva in 1576 as Discours sur les moyens de bien gouverner, included extensive excerpts of Machiavelli's The Prince for Gentillet's... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139023

  37. An Inquiry into the Nature and the Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
    SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and the Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    London : 1793

    Seventh edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), which reprints the introductions to the third and fourth editions; a handsomely bound copy in contemporary tree calf gilt.

    In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it.... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 144218

  38. Map of the Gallipoli peninsula.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Map of the Gallipoli peninsula.

    1990

    From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with the presentation label incorporated beneath the map reading "Presented to the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP on the occasion of the Gallipoli Commemoration 25 April 1990". Thatcher travelled to Turkey for the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, along with the Australian prime minister Bob Hawke,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 133407

  39. 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, presentation copy, inscribed "For Sir William Forbes Bart. from the Author" on the title page verso, complete with both the half-title and addenda pages (pp. 527-34), the former of which is bound in after the errata as issued. Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739-1806) was an eminent Scottish banker and benefactor, and a good friend of... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 118071

  40. The Curse of Paper-Money and Banking,
    GOUGE, William. The Curse of Paper-Money and Banking,

    London : 1833

    First UK edition, and first under this title, published in the US the same year as the second part of A Short History of Money and Banking in the United States.

    Gouge (17961863) "was an uncompromising opponent of banks, paper money and corporations. Banking, he affirmed, simply takes loanable money out of the hands of the owners and places it... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 144927

  41. An Essay on the Principle of Commercial Exchanges,
    FOSTER, John Leslie. An Essay on the Principle of Commercial Exchanges,

    London : 1804

    First edition of the most ambitious contemporary response to the Irish Report of 1804, a significant precursor of the more famous Bullion Report of 1810; with a superb provenance, from the library of the Bank of England, the front cover lettered in gilt with their ownership.

    The Irish Report pointed to the unfavourable exchange between London... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 144913

  42. Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.
    PAINE, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.

    London : 1792

    Early edition, one of a few published in 1792; Howes places an alternative edition of 40 pages to be the true first. This copy entirely uncut and in the original sewn sheets as issued, and rare thus.

    Paine's letter is a defence of his Rights of Man, published the previous year, and then under sustained attack from the British establishment -... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 144918

  43. Odes Upon Cash, Corn, Catholics, and Other Matters.
    MOORE, Thomas. Odes Upon Cash, Corn, Catholics, and Other Matters.

    London : 1828

    First edition of Moore's collection of satirical odes on political and economic matters, gathered from their original publication in the Times; from the collection of the distinguished book collector Eric Quayle, with his booklabel to front pastedown. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 144921

  44. Brief observations concerning trade, and interest of money;
    CHILD, Josiah. Brief observations concerning trade, and interest of money;

    London : [1668]

    First edition and the first appearance of the text that would later be expanded into A Discourse of Trade (1690), one of two variants of the title page (no priority established). The imprint here reads "printed for Henry Martlock, and are to be sould sic at his Shop, at the Sign of the White-Heart in Westminster-Hall", and is undated. The other variant... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 130786

  45. Aufsätze zur Tagespolitik.
    SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Aufsätze zur Tagespolitik.

    Tübingen : 1993

    First edition, first impression. A collection of essays by Schumpeter. Written while bank president of Biedermann-Bank in Austria and during his time at the universities of Bonn and Harvard. Predominantly written in German, but with a handful of essays in English. Subjects covered are monetary issues, introductions to other authors' work, obituaries... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 89920

  46. My trebuem mira, no esli tronete… [We demand peace, but if you touch us …]
    MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir. KORETSKY, Viktor Borisovich. My trebuem mira, no esli tronete… [We demand peace, but if you touch us …]

    Moscow-Leningrad : 1950

    Striking image of the poet inscribing the words of the title in his notebook set against a background of the Soviet flag, the tip of his fountain pen mimicked by a bayonet which is pointing towards a caricatured group of Western leaders marching off a cliff-edge headed by Churchill with a flaming torch, the flames emblazoned with the words Voina protiv... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139804

  47. Interest van Holland, ofte gronden van Hollands-welvaren. Aangewezen door V.D.H.
    COURT, Pieter de la. Interest van Holland, ofte gronden van Hollands-welvaren. Aangewezen door V.D.H.

    Amsterdam : 1662

    First edition, the octavo issue. "The only Dutch bestseller, this work is mainly an argument for industrial freedom plus moderate duties" (Carpenter), comparable and in some respects superior to Roger Coke's of 1670 and 1675, the merit of which consists chiefly in its freedom from errors of reasoning. De la Court "would have to be ranked very high in... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 113943

  48. Vie de Monsieur Turgot
    CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de Monsieur Turgot

    London : 1786

    One of four printings of 1786, Gerits's edition D, with no Avis de l'éditeur and no errata, and the misprints corrected: "Contrary to what is suggested by the title, this book was not a biography but rather an exposé of Turgot's educational, political, and economic ideas" (Gerits).

    This work, together with Dupont de Nemours's biography, is... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 83882

  49. Die Gemeinwirtschaft.
    MISES, Ludwig von. Die Gemeinwirtschaft.

    Jena : 1922

    First edition, first printing, "a detailed analysis and devastating critique of all aspects - economic, cultural, social, etc - and of all varieties of socialism" (Greaves & McGee).

    The publication "had a decisive impact on a whole generation of rising intellectual leaders - men such as F. A. Hayek and Wilhelm Röpke, who after World War II... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144778

  50. 100% Money.
    FISHER, Irving. 100% Money.

    New York : 1936

    Revised edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to Mr. William F. Fox with the compliments and good wishes of Irving Fisher June 1936".

    100 Money was Fisher's proposal to eliminate economic fluctuations by requiring that demand deposits be backed by a corresponding amount of cash. This edition, the second... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 144786

  51. The Downing Street Years.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.

    London : 1993

    Deluxe edition, signed by the author in blue ink on the title page. The deluxe edition of The Downing Street Years, Thatcher's autobiography of her years as prime minister, was issued concurrently with the trade edition. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 142539

  52. Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.
    LAW, John; PIOSSENS, Chevalier de. Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.

    Amsterdam : 1729

    First edition of a history of the regency in France during the minority of Louis XV, charting all the political and financial upheavals of the duc d'Orléans regency, with much information on John Law and his system between 1715 and 1723. It was published simultaneously at The Hague.

    Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140575

  53. Der Untergang des Abendlandes. Umrisse einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte.
    SPENGLER, Oswald. Der Untergang des Abendlandes. Umrisse einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte.

    Vienna & Leipzig : 1918 & 1922

    First editions, first impressions of the landmark text postulating that Western civilisation was approaching its inevitable decline, with the first volume being the true first edition published by Braumüller, uncut in the original printed wrappers. We have never handled a copy in this state before.

    Spengler "contended that all civilisations,... Learn More
    £19,500.00

    Stock Code: 137510

  54. An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. An Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, of the author's first major book, in which he first put forward his famous definition of economics, which is still accepted by most economists: "Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses" (p. 15).

    "The deductivist methodological... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 144703

  55. New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas.

    London : 1978

    First UK edition, first impression, of the sequel to Hayek's 1967 Studies in philosophy, politics and economics. A testament to Hayek's wide-ranging interests, this volume includes essays "touching on the fields of psychology, jurisprudence and biography,... united by a common philosophical approach" (dust-jacket). Hayek's 1974 Nobel Memorial Lecture,... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 144689

  56. Wall Street under Oath:
    PECORA, Ferdinand. Wall Street under Oath:

    New York : 1939

    First edition, first printing, of Pecora's account of his role as chief counsel in the Senate hearings on the role of Wall Street in the 1929 Crash.

    American lawyer Ferdinand Pecora (1882-1971) served as chief counsel to the Banking and Currency Committee; his importance for the committee's work investigating banking and securities fraud was... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143991

  57. Covenant.
    LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Covenant.

    ?Paris : 1919

    First and only printing of this original draft, docketed on the front wrapper by Louis L. Strauss, Herbert Hoover's assistant in Paris: "One of the first 100 copies of the original draft. Read by Woodrow Wilson at Paris, Feb. 1919". Library Hub locates just six copies of this draft: Peace Palace Library, Huntington, Princeton, Harvard Law School, Wellesley,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 132162

  58. Historical Remarks on the Taxation of Free states, in a Series of Letters to a Friend.
    MEREDITH, William. Historical Remarks on the Taxation of Free states, in a Series of Letters to a Friend.

    London : 1778

    First edition, revised second printing, of this rejection, during the American Revolutionary War, of the British taxation of the American colonies, based on the precedent of antiquity.

    Two printings are distinguished, this second printing from substantially the same setting of type as the first, but with some textual revisions and with an additional... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143959

  59. Critik der reinen Vernunft.
    KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft.

    Riga : 1781

    First edition of one of the most influential philosophy books ever published, the first version of the Critique of Pure Reason; a pleasing copy in a contemporary binding.

    "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the 18th century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive... Learn More
    £35,000.00

    Stock Code: 142695

  60. Social Choice and Individual Values.
    ARROW, Kenneth J. Social Choice and Individual Values.

    New York : 1951

    First edition, first printing, of Arrow's brilliant doctoral thesis, published as number 12 in the series of Cowles Commission Monographs.

    "Employing the notational system of symbolic logic, at the time unfamiliar to economists, Arrow proposed to solve a question in politics which no economist and few political scientists had ever posed: suppose... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 142548

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