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NECKER, Jacques (subject.) Examen impartial du systême de M. Necker sur les administrations provinciales,
[Paris : 1785First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127682
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1867First edition, presentation copy, inscribed not quite a year after publication on the verso of the title, "Au citoyen César de Paepe, salut fraternel, Karl Marx, Londres 3 Septembre 1868", and with one small pencil correction to the text, also presumably by Marx. The Belgian César De Paepe (18411890) was the leader of the International Working Men's... Learn More£500,000.00
Stock Code: 116802
MARX, Karl. Misère de la philosophie. Réponse à la philosophie de la misère de M. Proudhon.
Paris & Brussels : 1847First edition of Marx's caustic attack on Proudhon, "the bitterest attack delivered by one thinker upon another since the celebrated polemics of the Renaissance" (Isaiah Berlin), one of 800 copies printed.
"In 1846 Proudhon published his celebrated book, La Philosophie de la Misère. He and Marx had remained friends, though their relation had... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 119971
[TUCKER, George.] ATTERLEY, Joseph, pseud. A Voyage to the Moon: with some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the people of Morosofia, and other Lunarians.
New York : 1827First edition of a scarce lunar imaginary voyage, and notably early piece of American science-fiction. A Voyage to the Moon was written by George Tucker, an American lawyer born in Bermuda, appointed by Thomas Jefferson in 1825 as professor of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia.
In A Voyage to the Moon, "the hero and pseudonymous... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 110261
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The People's Rights
London : 1910First edition, first general paper wrappers issue, first state, with index, and just a single appendix; and p. 71 - section title for "The People's Trade" - misnumbered 1. "All issues of The People's Rights are extremely scarce" (Cohen) despite a print run of 40,000, this largely due to the low quality of the materials, and the cheap and clumsy method... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 88138
KEYNES, John Maynard (ed.) Manchester Guardian Commercial. La Reconstruction de l'Europe.
Manchester : 20 April 20 1922 – 4 January 1923First edition in French of the scarce complete set of the Manchester Guardian Commercial, "a series of weighty supplements on European Reconstruction, with articles by the most distinguished authorities in each country" (Harrod), published under the general editorship of John Maynard Keynes, with contributions by other notable authorities including... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 138597
MARX, Karl. Kapitaal en Arbeid.
The Hague : First appearance in Dutch of Marx's Lohnarbeit und Kapital, with a flattering dedication to Marx by the translator and compiler, Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1919), a Dutch socialist. "Originally a Lutheran pastor (1870-1879), he left the church, founded the socialist weekly Recht voor Allen (1879). He played a leading part in developing the Social-Democratic... Learn More£9,750.00
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WALRAS, Léon. Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.
Lausanne : 1874First edition of part I only (pp. 1-208), written by one of the leading mathematical economists. Three years after Jevons and Menger, but independently of them, Walras here enunciated the theory of marginal utility. In this work he continued and refined the work inherited from his father and was successful in developing the law of general equilibrium... Learn More£13,750.00
Stock Code: 112640
LEFÈVRE, Edwin. Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
New York : 1923First edition, a remarkably well preserved example of this book which is extremely hard to find in anything like good condition, having been literally read to pieces. The so-called fictional "Reminiscences" of a stock operator, the work is in fact the result of a series of interviews made by Edwin Lefèvre, a Wall Street journalist, with the renowned... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 99933
ZAMBELLI, Andrea. Mercantesche dichiarationi della scrittura doppia, conti de cambii, comissioni, e ragguagli di piazze.
Brescia : 1681Rare first edition of Zambelli's second work on accounting, double-entry book-keeping and exchange, published ten years after his Il ragionato, o sia trattato della scrittura universale (1671). In the present work he devotes the first part (pages 1-67) to all aspects of double-entry book-keeping; of debit, credit, use of the journal, of the master book,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 110962
BÖHM-BAWERK, E. von. Kapital und Kapitalzins.
Innsbruck : 1884-1889Scarce first edition of the chief work of Böhm-Bawerk's life, a copy with a marked provenance. First owned by Philip Wicksteed, with his ownership inscription dated 1886 on the first leaf and with his bookplate. The volume subsequently passed to the British Library of Political Science, from there to the Armstrong College Library in Newcastle, and... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 97505
PECORA, Ferdinand. Wall Street under Oath:
New York : 1939First edition, first printing. 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 such that the hearings held between February 1933 and June 1934 became known as the 'Pecora Wall Street Investigation'. "The... Learn More£7,250.00
Stock Code: 135587
JONES, E. T. - VESTIEU, N. A. Nieuwe Methode van Boekhouden, zo wel Enkel als Dubbel;
Amsterdam : 1801First edition, very rare, of the Dutch translation of Edward Jones's 1796 English System of book-keeping. "Jones's Dutch translator and adapter, N. A. Vestieu, took as his illustrative material the transactions recorded in N. F. Förtsch's Instructie... over het Italiaans Boekhouden, Amsterdam, 1801. He reworked these transactions according to a modified... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 105569
KEYNES, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of The Peace.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, of what Skidelsky calls "one of the most influential books of the twentieth century". "The Economic Consequences of the Peace has a claim to be regarded as Keynes's best book. In none of his others did he succeed so well in bringing all his gifts to bear on the subject in hand." Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 122368
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle.
London & Paris : 1768First edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy. The work is based on Le Mercier de la Rivière's L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés politiques (with which it is here bound), which Adam Smith referred to as "the most distinct and best connected account... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 93587
KAUTSKY, Karl. Die Agrarfrage: eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.
Stuttgart : 1899First edition, presentation copy from the author to the important French communist Paul Lafargue, inscribed by him, "A son cher Lafargue, K. Kautsky, Berlin 3/1/99". The Marxist theorist's analysis of capitalism in agriculture is a book that Lenin declared "the most important event in present-day economic literature since the third volume of Capital".
Kautsky... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 118919
SMITH, Adam. [Wealth of Nations in Russian:] Issledovaniia o prirode i prichinakh bogatstva narodov s primechaniiami Bentama, Blanki, Bukhanana, Garn'e, Mak-Kulokha, Mal'tusa, Millia, Rikardo, Seia, Sismondi I Tiurgo.
St Petersburg : 1866First edition of the much-improved second Russian translation of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, reproducing the notes and apparatus from the 1843 Blanqui edition. This translation, published following the growing public dissatisfaction with an earlier version, encumbered with obsolete prose and unspecific terminology, appeared in the Library of Classical... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 99950
MONCADA, Sancho de. Restauracion politica de España, primera parte, de eos publicos Al rey Don Filipe Tercero nuestro señor.
Madrid : 1619Very rare first edition; each discourse with a special title-page and continuous pagination and signatures, except for the seventh (in two parts) and eighth which have separate pagination and signatures. Moncada's importance as a political economist was assured by this work, which was probably presented to Philip III in 1618. In it, Moncada, who was... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 111853
SMITH, Adam. Ricerche sulla Natura, e le Cagioni della Riccezza delle Nazioni …
Naples : 1790-1Rare first Italian translation of the Wealth of Nations, probably the rarest of the 18th-century complete translations. No copy has appeared at auction since 1963. Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 85981
MEIL, Johann Wilhelm. Spectaculum Naturae & Artium,
Berlin : 1761 & 1765First edition of both volumes of this rare polyglot pictorial encyclopaedia of trades, technology, crafts, and nature, with the text in four columns in German, Latin, French and Italian. The attractive illustrations cover beekeeping, printing, engraving, bricklaying and other trades, as well as scientific and military equipment. The work was aimed at... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 129021
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 121427
MARX, Karl. El Capital.
Madrid : 1886[-87]Exceptionally rare first edition in Spanish, an abridged translation of volume one of Marx's Das Kapital (Capital). Its scarcity is explained by the brittle, poor quality of the paper stock - the same used for printing Zafrilla's newspaper - and its very small print run, thought to number no more than a thousand copies in total.
Pablo Correa... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 130328
MARX, Karl. Le Capital.
Paris : [1872-5]First edition in French, first issue, a fine presentation copy, inscribed by Marx to the Frankfurt banker Sigmund Schott, with whom Marx exchanged ideas central to his philosophies and work: "Mr Sigmund Schott, de la part de l'auteur, Londres, 3 Novembre 1877" to the first engraved title page. Presentation copies of Capital are exceptionally rare, with... Learn More£575,000.00
Stock Code: 128563
MALESTROIT, Jean Cherruyt de. Les paradoxes du seigneur de Malestroit, conseiller du Roy, et Maistre ordinaire des ses comptes, sur le faict des Mõnoyes, presentez à sa Maiesté, au mois de Mars, M.D.LXVI.
Paris : 1566First edition of Malestroit's controversial treatise demonstrating, against the contemporary popular opinion in France, the constancy of prices over the past three centuries. Malestroit sought to prove that, despite the nominal raising of prices, the goods had in fact been exchanged for the same quantity of gold or silver, because the lowering quantity... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 126005
[LAW, John.] Money and Trade considered.
Edinburgh : 1705First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they are all the same. Of the few... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 117696
WALRAS, Leon. [A single volume containing 10 titles demonstrating Walras's developing theories of economic equilibrium.]
Various places : 1874-91A substantial pamphlet volume, including the first edition of Théorie de la monnaie and the first separate editions of his articles on bimetallism and price variation, from the years of his "second phase of theoretical activity, his period of high creativity and maximum theoretical prolificacy" (Walker, p. 9), when he was in the process of developing... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 116829
[DEFOE, Daniel.] The Chimera: or, the French Way of Paying National Debts, Laid open.
London : 1720Rare first edition of this comparative examination of credit in England and France with a comprehensive discussion of John Law and the Mississippi scheme; the latter is discussed with a blend of admiration (in principle) and mistrust (in practice). Defoe's attitude towards credit can be gauged from his decision to sell his shares in the South Sea scheme... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 122924
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 : 1777First 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
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1778Second 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
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
HAMILTON, William. Book-Keeping New Modelled:
Edinburgh : 1735First edition, extremely rare, with the ESTC (T183835) locating only one copy in Britain, at the National Library of Scotland, and two in America (Harvard and Pennsylvania). Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 105424
MARX, Karl. [Das Kapital, in Russian:] Kapital. Kritika politicheskoi ekonomii.
St Petersburg : 1872 & 1885 & 1896First edition in Russian of all three volumes of Das Kapital, extremely rarely found complete. This was the first foreign translation of "the Bible of Marxism". Though the censors viewed its appearance complacently - "few people in Russia will read it, and fewer still will understand it" - the first volume, issued in 3,000 copies, was quite successful... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 127174
LA JONCHERE, Étienne Lécuyer de. Systême d'un nouveau gouvernement en France. Tome I [-IV].
Amsterdam : 1720First edition of a very rare work by La Jonchère, one of the most original works of political economy of the 18th century.
Writing after the death of Louis XIV in 1715, La Jonchère puts forward a detailed and comprehensive plan of financial reform. Although he "expressly denies having followed Vauban's Dixme Royale, he starts from the same... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 116257