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41 George, Henry A PERPLEXED PHILSOPHER: Being an Examination of Mr. Herbert Spencer's Various Utterances on the Land Question with Some Incidental Reference to His Synthetic Philosophy
New York: Charles Webster & Company, 1892. 1892. Fair Signed
New York: Charles Webster & Company, 1892.. 1892.. Fair. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE EMINENT ECONOMIST & PHILOSOPHER HENRY GEORGE - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The cloth is splitting along the front joint and the front cover is nearly detached. The spine is chipped with 2 horizontal tears. The covers are rubbed & bumped with some staining. Half-title, iii & 319 pages plus an 8-page publisher's catalog. The hinges are cracked and the front endpaper is lacking. There are some minor chips to the front edges of the first few leaves and minor dampstaining to the inner edge of the front blank. Fair.

First edition.

Inscribed and signed by Henry George on the front blank and dated "Dec/92". The inscription is further annotated "Re-sent Sept. 18, 1893". First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD

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42 Gooch, Winslow L FOREST INDUSTRIES OF THE PHILIPPINES by Winslow L. Gooch, Forest Products Utilization Specialist (Special Technical and Economic Mission to the Philippines), United States Mutual Security Agency
Manila: The Bureau of Forestry, May 1953. May 1953. Very good 
Manila: The Bureau of Forestry, May 1953.. May 1953.. Very good. - Small quarto [10-3/8 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial green & white wraps. The rear wrap is soiled & spotted with its bottom corner chipped. There is some very light spotting to the front wrap. The spine is creased, chipped & slightly darkened. 160 mechanically reproduced pages with an errata sheet tipped onto the title page. Black- and-white illustrations & tables. The front edge of the last leaf is chipped & the bottom corners of a number of rear leaves are chipped, else very good.

"A Cooperative Project of The Bureau of Foresty, The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, The Philippine Council for United States Aid and The United States Mutual Security Agency". 
Price: 25.00 USD

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43 Greenwood, W[illiam]. J[ohn] FOREIGN STOCK EXCHANGE PRACTICE AND COMPANY LAWS OF ALL THE CHIEF COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD. Methods of Selling British Securities Abroad. Foreign Laws affecting British Works and Branches established Abroad
London: The Financial Book Co., 1911. 1911. Good 
London: The Financial Book Co., 1911.. 1911.. Good. - Small octavo, red cloth. The binding is bumped & soiled with a small stain to the bottom edge of the rear cover. The spine is faded with the head chipped. xxxii & 272 pages, There is a tiny stain to the fore-edge & to the front edge of 1 page. Good.

First edition.

From the library of Roland Redmond, counsel to the law firm of Carter, Ledyard and Milburn. The firm's stamp is on the pastedowns and endpapers & on the bottom edge of the book.

Rare in commerce. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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44 Griffiths, Noel A HISTORY OF THE GOVERNMENT SAVINGS BANK OF N. S. W. (Australia's Largest Savings Bank). An Outline of the events leading to its Present Importance. With a Foreword by H. D. Hall (President)
Sydney: W. T. Baker & Co. Ltd. Printers, 1930. 1930. Good Signed
Sydney: W. T. Baker & Co. Ltd. Printers, 1930.. 1930.. Good. - Octavo, dark green cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The covers are bumped with fraying to the top corner of the rear cover. The head of the spine is rubbed, the tail is slightly chipped & the titling on the spine is somewhat faded. 95 pages. The front endpaper is darkened & there is foxing throughout. Illustrated with black-and-white plates. Good.

First edition.

From the library of Robert McCall, whose signature appears on the front endpaper and whose name is underlined in the Preface, where the author thanks him for carefully reading the manuscript "with a view to its improvement". The book is inscribed by Griffiths on the front endpaper and signed by him in full in the year of publication. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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45 Gutman, Walter THE GUTMAN LETTER
(New York: Something Else Press, 1969). 1969). Very good 
(New York: Something Else Press, 1969).. 1969).. Very good. - Quarto, teal cloth titled in gilt on the spine, in a dust wrapper. There is a small area of staining to the bottom edge of the front cover. The dust jacket is rubbed with the top edge chipped. xi, [i] & pages [13]-142, printed in 2 columns. Small areas of the front endpapers are rubbed & there is a tear to the top corner of the endpaper. Illustrated in color & black & white. Very good.

First edition.

The illustrations document the non-Wall Street activities of security analyst and former art critic and painter Gutman, his love of nude models, circus goddesses, female weight-lifters and strongwomen, and his friendships with such figures as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Robert Frank. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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46 Hartzok, Alanna DEMOCRACY, EARTH RIGHTS, AND THE NEXT ECONOMY
(Great Barrington, MA: E. F. Schumacher Society, 2002). 2002). Very good 
(Great Barrington, MA: E. F. Schumacher Society, 2002).. 2002).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial gray & black wrappers. The binding is very lightly bumped. 41 & [1] pages. There are a few ink markings to page 15. Very good.

Twenty-First Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 2001. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN ON THE VERSO AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM HOPE "COIN" HARVEY, A LEADING ADVOCATE OF COINAGE OF SILVER INTO MONEY., Harvey, William Hope. (1851-1936). Known as "Coin" Harvey, he was a leading advocate of the use of silver as legal tender.
47 Harvey, William Hope. (1851-1936). Known as "Coin" Harvey, he was a leading advocate of the use of silver as legal tender. NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN ON THE VERSO AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM HOPE "COIN" HARVEY, A LEADING ADVOCATE OF COINAGE OF SILVER INTO MONEY.
Circa [1930]. [1930]. Very good Signed
Circa [1930].. [1930].. Very good. - Portrait, approximately 5 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide, clipped from a newspaper and mounted on a piece of card 6-5/8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Inscribed & signed on the verso in black ink: "To / Seymour Halpern / with my best wishes / W H Harvey". There is some minor soiling to the mount & a small area of the surface of its bottom edge is rubbed away. Very good.

William Hope Harvey [1851-1936] was an American lawyer, author, politician and health resort owner. Known as "Coin" Harvey, he is best remembered as a leading promoter of the use of silver as legal tender. He adopted the view that the demonetization of silver through the Coinage Act of 1873 was extremely harmful to the economy, which went through a series of depressions and recessions in the last quarter of the 19th century. He advocated a return to the unlimited coinage of silver into money and authored his popular 1894 pamphlet "Coin's Financial School" to advance this policy.

The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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48 Higgs, Henry; editor PALGRAVE'S DICTIONARY OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 3 volumes
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1925, 1926. 1925, 1926. Good 
London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1925, 1926.. 1925, 1926.. Good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt. Bumped & lightly rubbed with a few small stains & light staining to Vol. 1 rear cover; tiny hole in cloth of Vol. 2 rear cover; score mark to Vol. 3 front cover. xvii, [i] & 924 pp.; xviii, [i] & 966 pp. plus publisher's catalogue; and xxiii & 849 pp. plus publisher's catalogue. Owner's ink inscription & signature on Vol. 1 front endpaper with stain to flyleaf, light soiling to half-title & page edges slightly darkened; Vol. 2 cracked at p. 464 with tears to paper along front hinge & the rear hinge starting; owner's ink name on Vol. 3 front pastedown with 2 rear pages roughly cut. Good.

Vol. 2 was published in 1925, Vols. 1 and III in 1926.

The best reference in the field. 
Price: 200.00 USD

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49 Hirschman, Albert O RIVAL VIEWS OF MARKET SOCIETY and Other Recent Essays
(New York): Viking, (1986). (1986). 0670813192 / 9780670813193 Fine 
(New York): Viking, (1986).. (1986).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. vii & 197 pages. Near fine.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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50 Hobson, J. A WORK AND WEALTH: A Human Valuation
NY: The Macmillan Company, 1914. 1914. Good 
NY: The Macmillan Company, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on spine. The covers are rubbed & bumped with a few small, light stains. The spine & titling are faded with the head & tail chipped. xvi, [1] l. & 367 pp. & 7-page publisher's catalogue. There is an attractive bookplate on the front pastedown with light offsetting to the endpaper. The book is lightly cracked at p. 254 & there is a short tear to 1 page of the catalogue. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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51 Howey, Richard S A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GENERAL HISTORIES OF ECONOMICS 1692-1975
Lawrence, KS: The Regents Press of Kansas, (1982). (1982). Fine 
Lawrence, KS: The Regents Press of Kansas, (1982).. (1982).. Fine. - Octavo, light tan cloth titled in black. The covers are bumped with some soiling to the rear cover. xii & 240 pp. The contents are fine.

998 items are catalogued with appendices and tables providing additional information. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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52 Jaksch, Hellmut DER KAMPF UM DIE GOLDWAHRUNG IN ENGLAND: Zur Ideengeschichte der Englischen Geldpolitik seit Kriegsende. (Cover title)
Riga: Buchdruckerei W. F. Hacker, 1928. 1928. Good 
Riga: Buchdruckerei W. F. Hacker, 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream self-wraps backed with paper tape. The wraps are darkened, chipped & soiled with the corners creased. The head of the spine is torn & the paper tape is chipped with stains around the staples. 74 & [1] pages. The fore-edge and top & bottom edges are stained. The page edges are darkened & their corners & front edges are creased. Good only.

"Inaugural-Dissertation zur erlangung der wurde eines Doktors der Staatswissenschaften der hohen Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultat der Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel. Vorgelegt von Hellmut Jaksch aus Riga". The text is in German. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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53 Javits, Benjamin A MAKE EVERYBODY RICH: Industry's New Goal
New York: R. C. Forbes Publishing Company, (1929). (1929). Very good Signed
New York: R. C. Forbes Publishing Company, (1929).. (1929).. Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY BENJAMIN JAVITS - Octavo, tan paper covered boards backed with black cloth. The corners & the rear board are lightly rubbed & there are a few tiny white marks to the boards The spine is faded. 300 pages. Very good.

Inscribed at length on the front endpaper to Percy H. Johnston, President of Chemical Bank [1920-1948] and signed in full by the author: "...The intelligent use of credit is the greatest force for good in the world to-day. It seems too bad that we so little understand its use to build this civilization. / May I not greet you as one who understands 'Credit Power' and as one in whose hands some of that power lies rather than as President of 'Old Bullion'?"

The book was written in collaboration with Charles W. Wood. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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54 Johnson, William Wickcliffe SKETCHES OF THE LATE DEPRESSION; Its Causes, Effects and Lessons, with A Synoptical Review of Leading Trades during the Past Decade
Montreal: J. Theo. Robinson, Publisher, 1882. 1882. Good 
Montreal: J. Theo. Robinson, Publisher, 1882.. 1882.. Good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. There is some white staining to the front cover with a small, white stain to the rear cover. There is a small tear to the head of the spine & the tail is creased. 258 pages. The contents are very good. Good. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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55 Jonsson, Asgeir WHY ICELAND?
New York: McGraw-Hill, (2009). (2009). 0071632840 / 9780071632843 Very good 
New York: McGraw-Hill, (2009).. (2009).. Very good. - Octavo, paper-covered boards in a dust wrapper. The dust wrapper is lightly rubbed. vi & 230 pages; Very good.

First edition.

Asgeir Jonsson, Chief Economist at Kaupthing Bank, Iceland's biggest bank before the economic collapse of 2008, gives an inside account of "how one of the world's smallest countries became the meltdown's biggest casualty". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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56 Kampelik, Frantisek Cyril. Z NEDOSTATKU PENEZ ORBA, OBCHOD, PRUMYSI, REMESLA V NYNEJSI DOBE KLESAJI! Jak si teda k penezum pomuzeme, aby obzivy a blahobytu pribylo?
Hradec Kralove: Nakladem vlastnim, 1866. 1866. Very good 
Hradec Kralove: Nakladem vlastnim, 1866.. 1866.. Very good. - Octavo, three quarters teal cloth & marbled teal boards with the original green wrappers bound in. There is some light staining to the inner edges of the boards along the spine and the spine is faded. 64 pages. There is scattered foxing. Very good.

First edition.

Frantisek Cyril Kampelik [1805-1872] was a Czech doctor and author. He participated actively in the revolution of 1848. After the uprising was defeated, a warrant was issued for his arrest and he went into exile for several months. After an unsuccessful run for the state parliament in 1861, he left politics and worked as a doctor for the rest of his life. As a writer, he devoted himself to politics and economics. In this work, he explores how to rescue a failing economy.

Rare. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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57 Keynes, John Maynard ESSAYS IN BIOGRAPHY
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1933). (1933). Good 
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1933).. (1933).. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth in a dust wrapper. The covers are unevenly darkened with some light spotting to the bottom edge of the rear cover. The spine is spotted. The dust jacket chipped with tears & pieces out and with its spine & extremities darkened. The jacket spine is rippled & discolored from humidity. x & 318 pages plus colophon. There is some light staining to the pastedowns & endpapers. 8 black-and-white plates [portraits of economists] with tissue guards. Good in a fair dust wrapper.

First American edition. Advance copy with the publisher's slip tipped onto the front flap of the dust wrapper.

Among the essays are biographies of Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Robert Malthus, Alfred Marshall, F. Y. Edeworth, and F. P. Ramsey. Also included is Keynes's review of Trotsky's book "Where Is Britain Going?" Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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58 Knight, Charles KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: A View of the Productive Forces of Modern Society and the Results of Labor, Capital and Skill. By Charles Knight. Revised and Edited, with Additions, by David A. Wells, A.M. ... Illustrated with Numerous Engravings
Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1856. 1856. Good 
Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1856.. 1856.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine with blind-stamped decorations in blind on the covers. The covers are rubbed and soiled with wear to the corners. The head of the spine is heavily chipped with a quarter inch of the cloth having perished. There is a 2 inch split to the cloth along the middle of the rear joint with some corresponding chips to the spine. iv & 503 pages plus a 24-page publisher's catalog, illustrated with numerous textual engravings. A previous owner's name is stamped at the top of the front endpaper and title page. Lacking the half-title, there is a piece torn from the bottom front corner of the title and the first page, not affecting the text. A good working copy.

First American edition.

Includes much on American trade, including the economic needs of the American Indians, the Hudson's Bay Indians and thus the Hudson's Bay Company, the effects of slavery on production, cotton manufacture leading up to the cotton-gin and the progress of cotton manufacture in America, etc., etc., etc. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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59 Laidler, Harry W. INCENTIVES UNDER CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM.
New York: League for Industrial Democracy, (1933). (1933). Good 
New York: League for Industrial Democracy, (1933).. (1933).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wrappers. The binding is rubbed, bumped & soiled with some minor foxing & a few small stains. There is a tear to the spine at the top staple & the top half inch of the front wrap is detached. 54 pages. The page corners are lightly bumped. Good.

First edition.

Harry W. Laidler was the Executive Director of the League for Industrial Democracy, described in an introductory note as "a membership society engaged in education toward a social order based on production for use not profit". First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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60 Lassen, Gotthilf Ferdinand BIDRAG TIL BORSENS HISTORIE / i de forste halvhundrede Aar. Samlede og udgivne af G. F. Lassen
Kiobenhavn: Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1858. 1858. Good 
Kiobenhavn: Thieles Bogtrykkeri, 1858.. 1858.. Good. - Small quarto [10-3/8 inches high by 9 inches wide]. Original self-wraps bound in brown marbled paper covered boards backed with brown calf with a gilt-lettered brown leather label mounted on the front board. The boards are bumped & rubbed. The spine is chipped with a large piece out of the head & a small piece out of the tail. 68 pages with the text printed within a double frame. There is occasional light foxing & soiling. Probable ex-library with "Athenaeum" stamped in gilt on the front board & a small blue "Athenaeum" stamp on the title & the first page of the text. Good.

First edition.

A history of the stock exchange during its first fifty years, collected and edited by G. F. Lassen. The text is in Danish.

Scarce. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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