Search results for: 'essays in the history of economics'
VINER, Jacob. Essays on the Intellectual History of Economics.
Princeton, NJ : 1991First edition, first printing. Viner is considered, along with Frank Knight, to be one of the founders of the Chicago School of Economics, and Mark Blaug has called him "the greatest historian of economic thought that ever lived". Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 130931
ROBBINS, Lionel. The Evolution of Modern Economic Theory and Other Papers on the History of Economic Thought.
London : 1973First edition, second printing (first 1970) signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The volume is a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of the History of Economic Thought, beginning with Robbins's masterful attempt in the title essay to show how the development of modern western economic analysis can be exhibited as a series of... Learn More£100.00
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PETTY, Sir William. Several Essays in Political Arithmetick. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which are prefix'd, Memoirs of the Author's Life.
London : 1755Fourth edition of Petty's writings on Political Arithmetic and Demography. "The text follows that of 1699 except that the French version of Five Essays is omitted. The brief account of the author gives the main facts of his life and fortune." (Keynes).
"Instead of using only comparative and superlative Words, and intellectual Arguments, I have taken... Learn More£1,250.00
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DAVENANT, Charles. Discourses on the Publick Revenues, and on the Trade of England. In two Parts.
London : 1697-8First edition of this important early work on economics. Sir Charles Davenant (1656-1714), MP and, at the end of his life, Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, took many years to become recognized as an economist of the first rank, a fact explained by the sophistication of his thought. Part I of the present Discourses contains five essays, on "Political... Learn More£3,250.00
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NEWMAN, Peter; Murray Milgate; John Eatwell. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money & Finance.
London : 1992First edition of a companion work to The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics (1987). "While it is composed in the same scholarly spirit as The New Palgrave there are several differences between that more general work and the present Dictionary... A major difference is that whereas the essays in The New Palgrave were predominantly on theory and doctrine,... Learn More£250.00
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DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
Shellbanks : 1834First 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
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TAYLOR, John. Essays on Money, and the Standard of Value.
London : 1833First collected edition, the author's own copy with his ownership signature dated 1884 to the front pastedown, and his manuscript additions and corrections apparently intended for a future edition. The book collects Taylor's previously published economic tracts and reissues them with a new general title page and introduction: The Restoration of National... Learn More£2,750.00
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PLACE, Francis. Illustrations and Proofs of the Principle of Population:
London : 1822First edition of the foundation work of the modern birth-control movement, of great significance in economics, social history, and population theory. The only full-length book of the autodidact radical author Francis Place (1771-1854), the son of a violent London innkeeper who overcame many hardships to become a successful tailor, Illustrations and... Learn More£4,000.00
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MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1817First three-volume edition, the fifth overall, with extensive additions compared to the previous editions. Malthus contributed a new preface, rewrote chapters 8 to 13, and provided new chapters on France, England, and the Poor Laws. The additions were so substantial that Malthus also published them in a separate volume, for those who owned earlier editions.... Learn More£1,500.00
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YEATS, W. B. A complete set of the Dun Emer Press books.
Dundrum, Dublin : 1903-7An attractive complete set of the books issued by the Dun Emer Press, the private press established by Yeats's sisters that played a central part in the Celtic Revival. The poet acted as literary editor and subsidised its productions; a number of the publications are Yeats first editions. "In 1902, when Lily Yeats and her sister, Elizabeth, were invited... Learn More£4,250.00
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VAUBAN, Sébastien Le Prestre de Projet d'une dixme royale: qui supprimant la taille, les aydes, les doüanes d'une province à l'autre, les décimes du clergé, les affaires extraordinaires; & tous autres impôts onereux & non volontaires: Et diminuant le prix du sel de moitié & plus, produi
[Rouen : 1707Very rare first edition, first issue (with B4 in uncancelled state: on p. 16, a setier is given as weighing 170, rather than 240 pounds, here corrected in a contemporary hand), and a notable rarity, of "an erudite economic work much in advance of its time, and distinguished both by accuracy of method and breadth of view" (Palgrave), "creditable alike... Learn More£52,500.00
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MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. The Travel Diaries.
Cambridge : 1966First edition, first impression. "In the first edition of his Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), Malthus confined himself to theory. Subsequently, in 1799, Malthus traveled to Scandinavia in search of the necessary empirical evidence to support his theory. His journey took him from Hamburg in the south to Trondheim in the north, and included... Learn More£75.00
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HUME, David. Œuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites de l'anglois. Tome premier [- septième]. Nouvelle édition.
London : 1788Most complete edition, by virtue of the inclusion of Hume's writings on economics, being the third, enlarged edition of the second French collected works of Hume, first published in 1759-64. "The contents are differently ordered and vol. 7... is an addition, containing seven of the Political Discourses of 1752 translated by Mlle. de la Chaux" in 1767... Learn More£2,250.00
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GRIGORYEV, Vasily Vasilyevich. Rossiya i Aziya: Sbornik Issledovaniy i Statey po Istorii, Etnografii i Geografii, Napisannykh v Raznoye Vremya …
St Petersburg : 1876First and only edition, OCLC locates a single copy at the University of Aberdeen. Collection of ten articles by leading Russian Orientalist and Central Asia specialist Vasily Grigoryev (1816-81). A compilation with much material on the early history of Kazakhstan, one of Grigoryev's key research interests being the Khazars and the Golden Horde, interpreted... Learn More£3,750.00
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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 not been... Learn More£25,000.00
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EVERETT, Alexander Hill. Nouvelles Idées sur la Population,
Paris : 1826First French edition of this major early American response to Malthus. Presentation copy from the author to the Swedish Academy, inscribed on the half-title: "À l'académie suédoise, hommage de l'auteur, par les soins de M. Jullien, de Paris". The inscription was quite possibly written by M. Jullien, who had been entrusted by the author with the delivery.... Learn More£650.00
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(OPIUM FANTASY.) [LIGNE, Charles-Joseph de?] Voyage à Visbecq.
[Brussells? : ca.1794]Original manuscript of an extraordinary dreamlike fantasy which describes an opium-induced journey to the centre of the earth. The existence of the novel remained unknown for more than 200 years until it was discovered in a Parisian bookshop and published in 2007 with a long essay by Éric Lysøe (see below).
The text is written in the first person,... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 139702