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Economics, Philosophy and the Social Sciences

Pietro Borgo. Libro de Abacho 1540

PIETRO BORGO

Libro de Abacho 1540

The second Italian commercial arithmetic – a practical book for the use of merchants

BORGO,Pietro. Libro de Abacho. Venice,Bernardino de Bindoni 1540 Quarto, 20.0 x 15.5 cm, contemporary vellum, yapped edges, later endpapers, 99 leaves [leaves 1, 68-69, 88, 91 and 100 are unnumbered; no leaves for 7 and 8; leaf 80 is misnumbered 74, leaf 86 misnumbered 8], woodcut initials, rinted mathematical calculations in the margins thro....

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ROBERT BOYLE and JOHN LOCKE. General History of the Air 1692

ROBERT BOYLE AND JOHN LOCKE

General History of the Air 1692

Edited by John Locke

BOYLE,Robert and LOCKE,John The General History of the Air, Designed and Begun by the Honble Robert Boyle Esq. London, Awnsham and John Churchill 1692 Quarto, fine contemporary panelled calf, five raised bands, morocco label lettered gilt, pp.xii, 259, [1] adverts, woodcut diagram in the margins of pp.133, 135, inscribed in ink on inner blank Ex L....

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John Briscoe. An Explanatory Dialogue of a late Treatise, intituled A Discourse on the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England.With Proposals for Supplying their Majesties with Money on easy Terms

JOHN BRISCOE

An Explanatory Dialogue of a late Treatise, intituled A Discourse on the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England.With Proposals for Supplying their Majesties with Money on easy Terms

Proposals for a Land Bank - Money creation and debt management

BRISCOE,[John]. An Explanatory Dialogue of a late Treatise, intituled A Discourse on the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England.With Proposals for Supplying their Majesties with Money on easy Terms, Exempting the Nobility, Gentry, &c. from Taxes, enlarging their yearly Estates, and enriching all the Subjects in the Kingdom.....

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George Joachim GOSCHEN. The Theory of Foreign Exchanges 
1861 First edition

GEORGE JOACHIM GOSCHEN

The Theory of Foreign Exchanges 1861 First edition

The classic treatise on foreign exchanges. The first systematic exposition of the effects of the bank rate

The Theory of Foreign Exchanges. London, Effingham Wilson Royal Exchange 1861 Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine lettered gilt, label of Bibliothek der Wiener Handelsakademie on the upper cover and inside, leaf edges marbled, printers woodcut on title of a grasshopper, pp.xii + 139 pages, discreet library stamp on title, a fine c....

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 Justinian I. Codex Justinianus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and the Summaria of Hieronymous Clarius] Venice, Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino 16 Sept 1495

JUSTINIAN I

Codex Justinianus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and the Summaria of Hieronymous Clarius] Venice, Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino 16 Sept 1495

Justinian’s Codification of Roman Law - “the most notable and enduring achievement of the age”

JUSTINIAN I. Codex Justinianus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and the Summaria of Hieronymous Clarius] Venice, Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino 16 Sept 1495 Folio, 15.5 x 10.3 inches, 16th century blind stamped alum-yawed pigskin with the clasps, skilful repairs to hinges and top of spine, leaf edges blue, 318ff, printed in two columns w....

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John Locke. Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money. 1692

JOHN LOCKE

Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money. 1692

First edition of John Locke’s first book on economics

[LOCKE, John]. Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money. In a Letter to a Member of Parliament. London, Awnsham & John Churchill 1692 Small octavo, 15 x 8.8cm, contemporary mottled calf, rebacked, five raised bands, leaf edges mottled pp.(4) +4 +192, title within double ruled border with....

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MOUNTIFORT LONGFIELD. Lectures in Political Economy. Dublin 1834 First Edition

MOUNTIFORT LONGFIELD

Lectures in Political Economy. Dublin 1834 First Edition

Longfield’s remarkable lectures – a ‘neglected British Economist’

LONGFIELD,Mountifort Lectures on Political Economy, delivered in Trinity and Michaelmas Terms, 1833. Dublin, William Curry, Jun, and Company 1834 Octavo, contemporary cloth backed boards with loss of original paper to boards, printed paper label rubbed, pp.xii, 267, without the half title, a good copy. Blaug: Great Economists before Keynes, ....

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T.R. Malthus. Essai sur le Principe de Population.
Genève 1830

T.R. MALTHUS

Essai sur le Principe de Population. Genève 1830

Original printed paper covers, uncut and unopened

MALTHUS, T.R. Essai sur le Principe de Population…3me edition française, trés-augmentée. Genève, Abraham Cherbuliez 1830 4 volumes, octavo, original printed paper covers, entirely uncut and unopened, xxixpp + 434pp; (2) + 420pp; (2) + 384pp; (2) + 381pp, spines darkened, some wear to extremities, an excellent copy. £500 Not in Kress or....

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Barthélémy MARMONT DU HAUTCHAMP,. Histoire des Finances Sous la Minorité de Louis XV. Pendant les années 1719 & 1720. Précedée D’un Abrégé de la Vie du Duc Regent, & du sur Sr.Law. La Haye 1739

BARTHéLéMY MARMONT DU HAUTCHAMP,

Histoire des Finances Sous la Minorité de Louis XV. Pendant les années 1719 & 1720. Précedée D’un Abrégé de la Vie du Duc Regent, & du sur Sr.Law. La Haye 1739

Eonomist John Law’s System – the best contemporary record and history. The Mississippi Project’s Birth, Bubble and Collapse

[MARMONT DU HAUTCHAMP, Barthélémy] Histoire des Finances Sous la Minorité de Louis XV. Pendant les années 1719 & 1720. Précedée D’un Abrégé de la Vie du Duc Regent, & du sur Sr.Law. Tome Premier – Tome Sixieme. La Haye, chez Pierre du Hondt 1739 Twelvemo, 6 volumes bound in 3 volumes, 16.2 x 9.3cm, very fine contemporary continent....

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Fray Thomas de Mercado. Summa de Tratos y Contratos. Seville 1571

FRAY THOMAS DE MERCADO

Summa de Tratos y Contratos. Seville 1571

The first description of the quantity theory of money

The School of Salamanca and the Quantity Theory of Money THOMAS DE MERCADO, Fray. Summa de Tratos y Contratos...anadidas ala primera addition, muchas nueuas resoluciones. Y dos libros enteros, como parace en la pagina siguente. Seville, Hernando Diaz 1571 Thick quarto, 20.0 x 14.0cm, quarter vellum and cloth boards, five raised bands, spine le....

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William Julius Mickle. The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. 1778 2nd edition

WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE

The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. 1778 2nd edition

Critical attack on Adam Smith’s laissez-faire doctrines to the East India Trade in the Wealth of Nations

MICKLE, William Julius. The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. Translated from the Original Portugese of Luis de Camöens. The Second Edition. Oxford, Jackson and Lister 1778 Quarto, contemporary tree calf, edges worn, rebacked, red morocco label, (2) + ccxxxvipp + 496pp, including the dedication to the Duke of Buccleuch, engraved ....

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John Stuart and James Mill. Rare books and Autograph Letters

JOHN STUART AND JAMES MILL

Rare books and Autograph Letters

First and early editions, contemporary translations, contemporary anatagonists, critics and biographers....

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Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de MONTESQUIEU. De l’Esprit des Loix. Paris [1748]
First edition

CHARLES-LOUIS DE SECONDAT, BARON DE MONTESQUIEU

De l’Esprit des Loix. Paris [1748] First edition

The Doctrine of the Separation of Powers A universal criterion of Constitutional Government

De l’Esprit des Loix. Ou du rapport que les Loix doivent avoir avec la Constitution de chaque Gouvernement, les Moeurs, le Climat, la Religion, Le Commerce, &c. à quoi l’Auteur a ajouté Des recherches nouvelles sur les Loix Romaines touchant les Successions, sur les Loix Françoises, & sur les Loix Féodales. Tome Premier [Tome Seconde] Geneve....

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Sir Thomas More. Utopia.

SIR THOMAS MORE

Utopia.

Dublin 1737 First Dublin edition

MORE,Sir Thomas Utopia: written in Latin by Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England. Translated into English by Gilbert Burnet, late Bishop of Sarum. To this edition is added, a short account of Sir Thomas More’s life and his trial. Dublin, R.Reilly, for G.Risk, G.Ewing, and W.Smith 1737 Small octavo, contemporary pale calf, double rule to covers....

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JOHANN HEINRICH PESTALOZZI. Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt. Bern & Zurich 1801 1st edition

JOHANN HEINRICH PESTALOZZI

Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt. Bern & Zurich 1801 1st edition

Pestalozzi's principles of education

PESTALOZZI, Johann Heinrich. Wie Gertrud ihre Kinder lehrt, ein Versuch den Muttern Anleitung zu geben, ihre Kinder selbst zu unterrichten. Bern & Zurich, Heinrich Gessner 1801 Octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, black morocco label, engraved portrait of Pestalozzi + (1) + 390pp, an excellent copy. Printing and the Mind of....

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David Ricardo. Autograph Letter to Hutches Trower 1823

DAVID RICARDO

Autograph Letter to Hutches Trower 1823

A lost letter from David Ricardo to his frequent correspondent Hutches Trower

David Ricardo Autograph letter in ink, signed to Hutches Trower. London 24 April 1823 Quarto, 20 x 25cm, 3 pages in ink + integral address leaf. Unpublished. A lost letter from David Ricardo to his frequent correspondent Hutches Trower. The Ricardo/Trower Letters are in University College Library, London passed to them in the 19th century. This ‘....

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David Ricardo. Principles of Political Economy 1817 First edition

DAVID RICARDO

Principles of Political Economy 1817 First edition

One of the most important works of economics of the 19th century

RICARDO,David On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. London, John Murray 1817 Octavo, 22.1 x 14.6 cm, 19th century quarter polished calf and marbled boards, calf edges to boards, spine with five raised bands, red morocco labels lettered gilt, leaf edges untrimmed, pp.viii + 589 + (1p) errata + (14pp) index, numerous pencil underlinin....

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Samuel Smiles. Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859

SAMUEL SMILES

Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859

First edition - Classic of the Self-Help ethic

Smiles,Samuel. Self-Help: With Illustrations of Character and Conduct. London, John Murray 1859 Octavo, 7.5 x 5.5 ins, original purple/brown cloth, covers panelled and ruled in blind with floral central motif, spine lettered in gilt, spine faded, original brown endpapers with faint cracks on inner hinge of endpapers, pp.xii + 343, Edmonds & Remnant....

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Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Glasgow 1805

ADAM SMITH

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Glasgow 1805

First printing in Scotland and first with a portrait

ADAM SMITH An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New Edition in Four Volumes. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Glasgow, R.Chapman 1805 4 volumes, twelvemo, ORIGINAL PALE BLUE BOARDS, UNCUT, original printed paper labels, engraved frontispiece portrait of Ad....

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Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations. 1884

ADAM SMITH

The Wealth of Nations. 1884

An interleaved copy

SMITH,Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. With an Introductory Essay and Notes by Joseph Shield Nicholson,M.A. London, T.Nelson and Sons 1884 1 volume bound in 2 volumes, octavo, contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, calf edges, maroon morocco labels lettered gilt, five raised bands, leaf edges uncut, int....

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Adam Smith. The Wealth of Nations. 1786 Fourth edition

ADAM SMITH

The Wealth of Nations. 1786 Fourth edition

SMITH,ADAM. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. London, A.Strahan and T.Cadell 1786 3 volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, contemporary red morocco labels lettered gilt with volume numbers in gilt, head and tails worn, leaf edges entirely uncut, pp.viii + 499....

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Adam Smith. The Works 1811-1812 First edition

ADAM SMITH

The Works 1811-1812 First edition

SMITH,Adam The Works of Adam Smith, LL.D....With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart. In Five Volumes. London, T.Cadell and W.Davies 1811-1812 5 volumes, octavo, contemporary calf, contemporary labels lettered in gilt, edges rubbed, covers scuffed, ruled in gilt, spines richly gilt, pp.xv +611; viii + (1) + 499; vi + 523; v + (1....

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JAMES STEUART. Principles of Political Oeconomy. Dublin 1770

JAMES STEUART

Principles of Political Oeconomy. Dublin 1770

First Irish edition

STEUART,SIR JAMES. An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy. Dublin, James Williams and Richard Moncrieffe 1770 Three volumes, octavo, contemporary pale Irish calf, contemporary dark red labels lettered and numbered gilt, slight wear to head and tails of volume II, pp. (4) + (8) + iii-xii + (6) + 426 + (2)adverts; (32) + 424; (8) + 4....

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Alexis de Tocqueville. De la Democratié en Amérique. Paris 1835 First edition

ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE

De la Democratié en Amérique. Paris 1835 First edition

de Tocqueville’s masterpiece of political philosophy

Alexis de TOCQUEVILLE De la Democratié en Amérique. Tome Premier, Tome Second Paris, Charles Gosselin, 1835 Octavo, contemporary quarter calf and mottled paper boards, spine ruled gilt, four raised bands, contemporary black morocco labels lettered gilt, marbled endpapers, leaf edges marbled, pp.(4) + xxiv + 367; (4) + 459, folding engraved map o....

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JOHN WHEELER. A Treatise of Commerce. Middleburgh 1601 First edition. Presentation Copy

JOHN WHEELER

A Treatise of Commerce. Middleburgh 1601 First edition. Presentation Copy

One of the great rarities of economic literature

WHEELER,John A Treatise of Commerce, Wherin are shewed the commodies arising by a wel ordered, and ruled trade, Such as that of the Societie of Merchants Adventurers is proved to bee, written principallie for the better information of those who doubt of the Necessarienes of the said Societie in the State of the Realme of Englande. Middleburgh, Richa....

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William Wilberforce. A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE

A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807

First Edition Uncut in the original sheets

WILBERFORCE,William. A Letter on the Abolition of the Slave Trade; Addressed to the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of Yorkshire. London, Luke Hansard & Sons for T.Cadell and W.Davies and J.Hatchard, 1807 Octavo, 23.0 x 15.0 cm, uncut in the original sheets, stab holes, pp.(2) +396 + (4), printing flaw on page 276 affecting part of the text o....

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