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MAITLAND, James, eighth Earl of Lauderdale. Recherches sur la nature et l'origine de la richesse publique,
Paris : 1808First 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 work Lauderdale questioned... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 113498
MONTAGU, Basil. Some Inquiries respecting the Punishment of Death
London : 1818First edition. In 1809 Basil Montagu (1770-1851), author and legal reformer, "along with the Quaker philanthropist William Allen and others... formed the Society for the Diffusion of Knowledge upon the Punishment of Death and the Improvement of Prison Discipline (re-established in 1829 as the Society for the Diffusion of Information on the Subject of... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 115242
CALVERT, E. Roy. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
London : 1931First edition in wrappers, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive. Learn More£25.00
Stock Code: 95087
CALVERT, E. Roy. The Death Penalty Enquiry.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Among their other recommendations, the Committee advocated that capital punishment be suspended for a experimental period of five years, though this was not enacted until 1938. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 95088
BÖHM-BAWERK, Eugen von. Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorien.
Jena : 1921Fourth edition, from the text of the best edition, the revised third. Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorien was the first part of Böhm-Bawerk's extended opus magnus Capital and Interest, which is "an exhaustive survey of the alternative treatments of the phenomenon of interest: use theories, productivity theories, abstinence theories, and... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 83444
ALLAIS, Maurice. Économie & Intérêt;
Paris : 1947First edition. Économie et Intérêt is Allais's second major publication, a massive work on capital and interest which has formed the basis for the so-called "golden rule of accumulation". This states that to maximise real income, the optimum rate of interest should equal the growth rate of the economy. Allais did not publish in English until late... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 96946
CHERBULIEZ, Antoine Elisée. Riche ou pauvre. Exposition succincte des causes et des effets de la distribution actuelle des richesses sociales.
Paris & Geneva : 1840First edition of a work to which Karl Marx devoted an entire chapter in his Theorien über den Mehrwert (Theories of surplus value), writing that this book, together with George Ramsay's Essay on the distribution of wealth, is the only one to have made the distinction (of great importance to Marx) between "constant" and "variable" capital (i.e. wage... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 105364
ISNARD, Achylle Nicolas. Traité des richesses,
London & Lausanne : 1781First edition, "extremely rare" (The New Palgrave), of "one of the most important contributions in the history of the development of mathematical economics" (Theocharis, Early Developments in Mathematical Economics, p. 62). "His book is remarkable for its mathematical treatment of production, capital, money and the theory of exchange" (Blaug). Although... Learn More£11,250.00
Stock Code: 100452
RAE, John. Statement of some new Principles on the Subject of Political Economy exposing the Fallacies of the System of Free Trade, and of some other Doctrines maintained in the "Wealth of Nations."
Boston : 1834First edition, scarce and often overlooked, of "one of the highlights of classical economic theory" (K. H. Hennings in The New Palgrave). A native of Scotland, Rae (1796-1872) emigrated to Canada, and thence to America, where this, his only publication, was written. Originally intended as an appendix to a larger work on the Natural History and Statistics... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 107939
LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Die Steigungsverhältnisse der Strassen. Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrift des Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereins zu Hannover, Band XXVI. Heft 3.
Hannover : 1880-1887Presentation copies, inscribed to Professor Fischer by the author, the first work additionally with the ownership of Erich Schneider to the title. Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads, railways and bridges at the Technische Hochschule (now the University)... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93895
LABORDÈRE, Marcel. Autour de la Crise Américaine de 1907 ou Capitaux-réels et Capitaux-apparents.
Paris : 1908First separate edition, a decidedly rare offprint from the Revue de Paris (February 1908): Library Hub locates just one copy (LSE) in British and Irish institutional libraries, WorldCat addes just 2 (Columbia, ZBW Deutsche Zentralbibliothek), KVK cites one copy (Bibliothèque de Genève). It was reprinted in 1948 along with Sir Denis Robertson's A Study... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 103580
RUSSIA, THE VOLGA, & THE CASPIAN. Album of fourteen original watercolours taken on a trip from the Baltic to Russia and Persia.
1869A excellent group of very well-executed, high quality amateur watercolour views by a mid-nineteenth-century English traveller to Russia, including an unusual series of views of the Volga cities - Nizhny Novgorod, Simbirsk, Samara and "Ouswan opposite Kazan on Volga" - Verkhny Uslon village, located directly opposite Kazan on banks of the river. Other... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 100738
LAL, Mohan. Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul:
London : 1846First edition of perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the first Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 71629
TIMKOVSKI, G. [Egor Fedorovich] Voyage à Peking, à travers la Mongolie en 1820 et 1821. <br><br>
Paris : 1827First edition. Since the early 18th century the Russians had by treaty maintained a school and a church in Peking. The terms also allowed them to send a mission once every ten years to change the personnel. At the time no other Western nation had the same opportunities to study the country and its people. "In particular, his description and mapping... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 100540
ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.
London : 1815First edition of this superbly detailed regional study, compiled by the ambassador, and which continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s, well-illustrated by a series of costume plates, which are closer to individuated portraits than the "types" usually encountered in such works.
Elphinstone stands out as... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 105235
BYRON, John. Manuscript order book.
1746-56John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving back in England in February... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 100745
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee,
Dundee : 1909-10Churchill invokes Lincoln's famous formulation from the Gettysburg Address in his election addresses on the momentous constitutional battle between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In November 1909, the Lords rejected the "People's Budget" of 1909 proposed by Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. The bill called for higher taxes on the... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 71650
HUTT, Allen. This Final Crisis.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Allen Hutt (1901-1973) journalist and political activist. "After a spell at the International Lenin School and two years as chief sub-editor at the newly launched Daily Worker (1930-32), Hutt produced a series of books on British working-class politics, most of them developing historical narratives which seemingly culminated... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 96264
CARPENTER, Edward. Love's Coming-of-Age.
Manchester : 1896First edition of this popular collection of essays by the philosopher, poet, and early activist for gay rights Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), considered "unique because as well as documenting the material conditions of women under capitalism, it mapped the inner life of struggle and personal transformation involved in realising the 'new life' under socialism"... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129405
(FRANK, Robert.) BURGER-UTZER, Brigitta, & Stefan Grissemann (ed.) Frank Films.
Zurich : 2003First edition, first impression of this introduction to Frank's film work. Signed by Frank on the half title. Published on the occasion of the Diagonal Special "Robert Frank - Retrospektive der Filme und Videos", which was shown between 11 and 21 September 2003 as part of Graz Cultural Capital 2003. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 106182
LYON, George Francis. A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, In the Years 1818, 19, and 20;
London : 1821First edition of this account of the British North Africa expedition led by Joseph Ritchie that sought to reach the Niger from the north. 'During the closing years of the eighteenth century and the first decade of the nineteenth several British expeditions had been sent into the interior of North Africa for the sole purpose of delineating the course... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 91133
TADDEI, Annibale. Il ragioniere perfetto ossia nuovo corso d'instruzioni per la di lui professione. Volume I. [- IV].
Rome : 1839-41-42-37-44.First edition of this series, issued under the general title of Il ragioniere perfetto, which combines a course of instruction by Villa, first published in 1840-41, with a preliminary discourse by Taddei, reprints of two classical texts, Flori and Jones (in volumes 1 and 5), and a "Manuale del capitalista" in volume 4. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 105560