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1 (American Polish Chamber of Commerce) POLAND: Journal of the American Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Incorporated). March 1922. Volume 3, Number 3
(New York/Warsaw: American Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.), 1922. 1922. Good 
(New York/Warsaw: American Polish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc.), 1922.. 1922.. Good. - Small quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed orange wrappers. The wraps are lightly bumped, chipped & soiled with some light creasing. 32 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. There are 2 ink markings in the margins of the text. There is very light creasing to the top edges of the pages & the page corners are lightly bumped Good.

Among the contents of this issue are "The Economic Situation in Poland", "The Credit Association of the Polish Industry" and "Industrial Conditions in Polish Upper Silesia". Most of the text is in English, with a few pages in Polish.

Laid in is an American Polish Chamber of Commerce Information Service newsletter dated March 11, 1922 and consisting of three unbound typed sheets,14 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide, mechanically reproduced. The newsletter has been folded three times. The first sheet is darkened and the edges of the pages are creased & chipped with some short tears at the folds. There is a pencil notation in the top left corner of the first sheet. The newsletter contains such items as "Russian Treaties", "Sugar Production" and "Poland's Foreign and Domestic Debt". 
Price: 10.00 USD

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2 (Carey, Henry Charles; 1793-1879). Baird, Henry Carey RETLAW ON THE GREENBACK
Philadelphia [PA}: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1875. 1875. Good 
Philadelphia [PA}: Henry Carey Baird & Co., 1875.. 1875.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream self-wrappers sewn with cream cord. 15 pages plus a 1-page publisher's catalog. The page corners are bumped with creases to the top page corners. There is some light staining to the title page & catalog. Good.

First edition.

A defense of the economic ideas of Henry C. Carey, possibly written by his nephew, Henry Carey Baird who popularized his ideas [DAB].

Rare. WorldCat locates four copies in the U.S. and one in Europe. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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3 (Cathroy Larder Mines) MINE WORKINGS EXPLAINED FOR THE INVESTOR
Toronto: C. R. Jenner & Co., n.d. [circa 1943]. n.d. [circa 1943]. Very good 
Toronto: C. R. Jenner & Co., n.d. [circa 1943].. n.d. [circa 1943].. Very good. - Small quarto [9 inches high by 6 inches wide]. The brochure consists of a sheet of tan stock, which unfolds to 27 inches high by 12 inches wide & is printed on both sides in black ink. Pages of varying sizes are demarcated by the folds. Their edges are slightly darkened & there are a few very tiny tears at the folds. Illustrated with a diagram of the mine workings, a plan of "Canada's Greatest Gold Mining Area" & photographic illustrations of miners at work & of the mine buildings. Very good.

A brochure put out by the Canadian investment brokers C. R. Jenner & Co. for the information of potential investors in the Cathroy Larder Mines Limited, a Toronto company formed "for the purpose of taking over the five properties of Yama Gold Mines Limited and financing development through to production." 
Price: 25.00 USD

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4 (Credito Italiano) THE ECONOMIC RESOURCES OF ITALY: Their Development During the Last Twenty-Five Years and Their Present Condition / 1895-1920. 2 volumes
Milan: Credito Italiano, 1920. 1920. Very good 
Milan: Credito Italiano, 1920.. 1920.. Very good. - Small quarto [9-3/4 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide] hardcover bound in natural vellum titled in black & with a vignette in black on each front cover. Yapp edges & cotton ties further enhance the binding. There is some light staining to the Vol. 1 covers with a short tear to the rear yapp. xiv & 238 pages plus 39 folding black-and-white plates in decorative green frames; and xiv & [1] leaf plus a folding plate & 255 tipped-in black-and- white plates in decorative green frames. There is minor staining to the bottom margins of a few of the Vol. 2 pages. Very good.

The folding plates in Volume 1 are views of Italian cities. The tipped-in plates in Volume 2 pertain to various industries--mining, metallurgical, electrical, chemical, automobile, aviation, etc.--and to other sectors of the economy, such as agriculture, shipyards, hotels, transport and communications. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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5 (Einaudi, Luigi). Firpo, Luigi; editor BIBLIOGRAFIA DEGLI SCRITTI DI LUIGI EINAUDI (dal 1893 al 1970)
Torino, Italy: Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, 1971. 1971. Very good 
Torino, Italy: Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, 1971.. 1971.. Very good. - Thick octavo, cloth, in dw. Bumped, heavily stained & spotted; dw lightly soiled & chipped with the spine darkened & lightly stained. 909 pp. Color portrait frontispiece, B&W plates & B&W facsimiles. There is some light staining to the edges of the endpapers, else the contents are very good.

The text is in Italian. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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6 (Hanna, J. L.) ON FEBRUARY 26, 1948 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF J. L. HANNA AS DIRECTOR AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY
(San Francisco, CA: Standard Oil Company, 1948). 1948). Fine 
(San Francisco, CA: Standard Oil Company, 1948).. 1948).. Fine. - Quarto [12-3/8 inches high by 9-3/8 inches wide], maroon paper covered boards backed with tan cloth & titled in gilt on the spine with initials stamped in gilt on the front board. The boards are lightly rubbed with a very small area of the surface of the front board rubbed away. [7] leaves printed in black with calligraphed words & decorations in red. Near fine.

A unique proof copy of a "Resolution of Appreciation". The calligraphy is by Fridolf Johnson.

The Standard Oil Company of California T-2 tanker "J. L. Hanna" was built in 1945. 
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7 (Jellicoe, Charles; Brown, Samuel; Hodge, William Barwick; Younger, Samuel; Sprague, T.B.; et al) THE ASSURANCE MAGAZINE AND JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF ACTUARIES. Vol. VII. Part I. April, 1857 - Vol. VII. Part 4. January, 1858 and Vol. VII. Part 6. July, 1858. (Nos. XXVII-XXX and No. XXXII) (5 issues)
London: Charles and Edwin Layton, 1857-1858. 1857-1858. Good 
London: Charles and Edwin Layton, 1857-1858.. 1857-1858.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are lightly soiled & foxed with the issue numbers handwritten in the top left corners of the front wraps. The spines are darkened & chipped with small pieces out. The Part 6 spine is torn & the lower third of each wrap is detached. Title, [1] leaf & pages [1]-60 plus index & ads; title, [1] leaf & pages [61]-120 plus ads; title, [ii] & pages [121]-180 plus ads; title, [ii] & pages [181]-240 plus ads; and title, [ii] & pages [301]-360 plus ads. Partially unopened. Illustrated with tables & with a folding diagram in Part I. There is some light foxing & the page edges are slightly darkened. Good.

The Institute of Actuaries was founded in 1848 and contributed to the study of the theory of life contingencies, enabling an exchange of ideas between its members and bringing about a greater consistency in their methods. Its aims were advanced by the publication of its Journal, originally called The Assurance Magazine, which first appeared in September 1850. The magazine was founded by two well-known actuaries, Charles Jellicoe and Samuel Brown, and was adopted as the organ of the Institute of Actuaries in 1852. Jellicoe continued as its editor until 1867 when he was succeeded by T. B. Sprague. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 200.00 USD

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8 (Keynes, John Maynard). Harris, Seymour E.; editor THE NEW ECONOMICS: Keynes' Influence on Theory and Public Policy
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. 1947. Good 
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, maroon cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly rubbed with some tiny white stains to the covers. The cloth of the spine is bubbled & the head of the spine is faded. The dust jacket is rubbed, creased & chipped with tears & pieces out. xxii, 686 & ix pages plus colophon. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. There is a previous owner's book plate on the front pastedown. There are a few light stains to the top edge & the front & bottom edges of a few pages are chipped where they have been roughly opened. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

First edition. Edited and with an introduction by Seymour E. Harris. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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9 (Keynes, John Maynard; Mantoux, Etienne). Robbins, Lionel; Bareau, Paul; Dacey, W. Manning; Parker, Alwyn; editor LLOYDS BANK REVIEW. New Series No. 3. January, 1947
(London: Lloyd's Bank), 1947. 1947. Very good 
(London: Lloyd's Bank), 1947.. 1947.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial tan wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped with a few tiny stains to the rear wrap. The spine & extremities are darkened & the head & tail of the spine are slightly chipped. Title & 76 pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait plate and with graphs & tables. The bottom page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

Among the contents of this issue are "Mantoux v. Keynes" by Alwyn Parker, "Economic Prospects" by Lionel Robbins, "Reconstruction of the Low Countries" by Paul Bareau and "The Cheap Money Technique" by W. Manning Dacey.

There is a lengthy owner's note on the title page recording that this journal came from the library of economist/philosopher Henry Hazlitt and that the red ink notation, "Mantoux & Keynes", on the front wrap is Hazlitt's. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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10 (MacGaregill, J. H.) ON FEBRUARY 26, 1948 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF J. H. MACGAREGILL AS DIRECTOR AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY
(San Francisco, CA: Standard Oil Company, 1948). 1948). Very good 
(San Francisco, CA: Standard Oil Company, 1948).. 1948).. Very good. - Quarto [12-3/8 inches high by 9-3/8 inches wide], maroon paper covered boards backed with tan cloth & titled in gilt on the spine with initials stamped in gilt on the front board. The boards are lightly rubbed with a few tiny white stains to the front board. 15 & [1] leaves printed in black with calligraphed words & decorations in red. Very good.

A unique proof copy of a "Resolution of Appreciation". The calligraphy is by Fridolf Johnson.

The Standard Oil Company of California T-2 tanker "J. H. MacGaregill" was built in 1945. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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11 (Malthus). Lebrecht, Vittorio IL MALTHUSISMO E I PROBLEMI SOCIALI: Saggi Critici
Torino: Ermanno Loescher, 1893. 1893. Good Signed
Torino: Ermanno Loescher, 1893.. 1893.. Good. - Small quarto [9-5/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide], rebound [without original wraps] in dark green cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine. The covers are slightly warped & the binding is bumped & rubbed, affecting the titling. The head of the spine is chipped & frayed. 167 pages plus errata/corrigenda page. The pastedowns & endpapers are darkened & there is scattered foxing & light staining. Good.

First edition. The text is in Italian.

The book is inscribed by the author but the inscription & signature have been partially cut off in rebinding.

"This interesting work proposes to examine by the light of scientific criticism the theory of Malthus and the principal objections that have been brought against it. The author turns his attention, first, to pointing out the irrefutability of the biological tendency as Malthus has shown it, and the necessity which devolves upon political economy to recognize it as a fundamental law. Lebrecht does not ignore the objections raised by various writers against this tendency; on the contrary he estimates them with praiseworthy impartiality; yet after careful examination he believes that they are not destructive of the theory....He does not deny that the coefficient of procreation is essentially economic and that poverty is one of its potent factors; yet he affirms that the prolific action of poverty can be remedied by moral influences.... [From a review of the book by Achille Loria and Cornelia H. B. Rogers in "Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 4, May 1894, p. 134].

Rare. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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12 (Marshall, Alfred). Pigou, A[rthur] C[ecil] ALFRED MARSHALL AND CURRENT THOUGHT
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd / New York: St. Martin's Press, 1953. 1953. Very good 
London: Macmillan & Co Ltd / New York: St. Martin's Press, 1953.. 1953.. Very good. - Small octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The spine & extremities are very slightly darkened. The dust wrapper is darkened & lightly soiled & chipped. vii, 84 & [1] pages. There is some very light foxing to the prelims & rear blanks. There are a few light pencil markings. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First edition.

The first part of the book is a slightly revised version of Pigou's Marshall Lectures given at Cambridge University in 1952. The second part is a statistico-economic paper on Problems of the Trade Balance. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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13 (Ricardo, David; 1772-1823). Stephinger, Ludwig DER GRUNDGEDANKE DER VOLKSWIRTSCHAFTSLEHRE UND DIE RENTENTHEORIE RICARDOS
Stuttgart: Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1910. 1910. Good 
Stuttgart: Verlag von Ferdinand Enke, 1910.. 1910.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed greenish gray wrappers. The wraps are darkened & chipped around the edges. The spine is chipped. There is a large piece out of the head of the spine & the top sections of the wraps are detached. Title, [2] leaves & 51 pages with a folding table in the rear. The top section of the last signature is detached. There is an owner's ink name on the half title, with pencil markings & notations on a few pages. Good.

The text is in German. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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14 (Ricardo, David; Carey, Henry Charles). Adler, Abraham RICARDO UND CAREY IN IHREN ANSICHTEN UBER DIE GRUNDRENTE. Von Dr. A. Adler
Leipzig: J. M. Gebhardt's Verlag, 1873. 1873. Good 
Leipzig: J. M. Gebhardt's Verlag, 1873.. 1873.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The spine & extremities are darkened & the head & tail of the spine are chipped. The wraps are lightly chipped with light soiling to the rear wrap. 36 pages, unopened. The page edges are darkened. Good.

First edition.

Economist Abraham Adler [1850-1892] was born in Bavaria. He studied at the University of Leipzig and devoted himself to a scientific presentation of commercial exchange. In 1898, he founded the first commercial school in Leipzig. He was the author of numerous textbooks and was president of the B'nai B'rith Lodge and of the Jewish Community of Leipzig. This work was also published as Adler's dissertation. The text is in German.

Rare. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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15 (Ruskin, John). Hobson, J. A JOHN RUSKIN / SOCIAL REFORMER
London: James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 1898. 1898. Good 
London: James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 1898.. 1898.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth with a printed paper label on the spine. The binding is bumped & rubbed with the head & tail of the spine chipped. The label is darkened, rubbed & chipped. xi & 336 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog. There are owner's names on the front endpaper & half- title. There is some foxing to the pastedowns, endpapers & prelims & there are blue pencil & ink markings to a few pages. Illustrated with a sepia- toned portrait frontispiece. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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LEGAL TENDERS. THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MONEY. Opinion of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire on the Constitutionality of the Legal Tender Act. The Right of Congress to Issue Paper Money a Constitutional One, and Not Dependent on the Necessities of War., (Sargent, Jonathan Everett).
16 (Sargent, Jonathan Everett). LEGAL TENDERS. THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MONEY. Opinion of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire on the Constitutionality of the Legal Tender Act. The Right of Congress to Issue Paper Money a Constitutional One, and Not Dependent on the Necessities of War.
[New Hampshire], circa [1865]. [1865]. Fair 
[New Hampshire], circa [1865].. [1865].. Fair. - Octavo, 9-3/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, printed self- wraps. 16 pages, un-cropped and unopened. The pages are toned and darkened with the first and last pages soiled. The first signature (consisting of 8 pages) is splitting along the spine. The front edges of the pages are slightly chipped.

A rare separate publication of this case.

The City of Concord issued a promissory note for $2,000 to the plaintiff Mr. George. When George sought to redeem the note, he was paid in paper currency, which he refused on the grounds that the currency was not legal tender. Seeking payment in silver and gold, George took the case to court which initially ruled in his favor. The City of Concord appealed the decision of the lower court to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire which sided with the City and ruled that paper currency was Constitutional.

The opinion of Jonathan Everett Sargent in the case of George vs. Concord.

The American lawyer and politician Jonathan Everett Sargent (1816-1890) served as the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as President of the New Hampshire Senate and later as the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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17 (Shaw & Sanford) SANSHAW: PARTICIPATION OWNERSHIP
NY: Sanshaw Organization, 1929. 1929. Very good 
NY: Sanshaw Organization, 1929.. 1929.. Very good. - Small octavo, black cloth titled in black within gilt rectangles on spine & front cover. The covers are lightly rubbed. 34 pp. B&W frontispiece & full-page B&W illustrations. The contents are fine.

A booklet promoting investment in Sanshaw's co-operative ownership corporation. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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18 (Smith, Adam). Ginzberg, Eli THE HOUSE OF ADAM SMITH
New York: Columbia University Press, 1934. 1934. Good Signed
New York: Columbia University Press, 1934.. 1934.. Good. - Octavo, tan cloth titled in black with decorations in black on the spine. The binding is lightly soiled with 2 tiny stains to the rear cover. The head of the spine is chipped & slightly frayed. viii, [i], 265 & [2] pages. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait frontispiece. The margins of the frontispiece are slightly darkened. Good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author and signed "Eli 12/34" on the front endpaper. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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19 (Smith, Adam). MacPherson, Hector C ADAM SMITH
Edinburgh and London: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, (1899). (1899). Very good Signed
Edinburgh and London: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, (1899).. (1899).. Very good. - Small octavo, red cloth titled in gilt with decorations in gilt on the spine & in gilt with decorations & a vignette in gilt on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled & the spine is somewhat faded. viii & pages 9-160. There is a previous owner's name & address on the front endpaper. Very good.

First edition. A title in the "Famous Scots Series".

Inscribed by the author and signed in full on the front endpaper. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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20 Aldrich, Nelson W BANKING REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES: An Address by Nelson W. Aldrich, Before the Academy of Political Science. October 15, 1913
[New York?]: (1913). (1913). Very good 
[New York?]: (1913).. (1913).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wraps. The wraps are bumped with small stains at the staples & some very light foxing. The spine & extremities are darkened. The head of the spine is torn with a piece out & the tail is chipped. 67 pages. A few top page corners are bumped. Very good.

First edition.

Senator Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island played a leading role in the creation of a United States central bank. Aldrich conducted a nationwide campaign for sweeping banking reforms "with a view to creating a flexible currency that would expand and contract in volume as the necessities of business might dictate....The campaign was brilliantly successful. In November 1911, the Convention of American Bankers, in session at New Orleans, indorsed the Aldrich Plan. A bill based upon it was drawn up by the Monetary Commission and submitted to Congress." Unluckily for Aldrich, in the 1912 election the Democrats took possession of the House. "The bill of the Monetary Commission was quietly set aside....Thereafter, he could do nothing but stand aside while the victorious party, laboring hard to make the country believe they were not continuing his work, brought the reform movement to a conclusion by establishing the system of the Federal Reserve. It was not altogether a conclusion he could approve..." [Quotations from DAB]. In this address to the Academy of Political Science, Aldrich expresses his reservations about the Democrats' bill.

Rare. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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