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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH POLITICAL ECONOMIST LEONE LEVI., Levi, Leone. (1821-1888). British political economist
61 Levi, Leone. (1821-1888). British political economist AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH POLITICAL ECONOMIST LEONE LEVI.
[London]: 26 October 1870. 1870. Very good Signed
[London]: 26 October 1870., 1870.. Very good. - 55 words penned in black ink on a 6-3/4 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide sheet of light gray paper with the papermaker's device embossed in blind at top left. Signed "Leone Levi". There is offsetting to the bottom edge caused by a glue stain & paper remnant on the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Levi writes to a James Robinson that he is willing to have his name added to a committee as long as he does not have to be responsible for any expenses or attend any meetings. Leone Levi [1821-1888] was a British political economist born to a Jewish family in Italy. He moved to England at a young age, was converted to Christianity and became a member of the English bar in 1859. Much of his time and energy was spent on organizing chambers of commerce and in 1850 he published "Commercial Law of the World". He urged the benefits that would result from an international commercial code and his suggestions led to the passage of acts in 1858 which made the mercantile laws of Britain uniform in many respects. Among his other publications was "History of British Commerce and of the Economic Progress of the British Nation from 1863 to 1870". 
Price: 75.00 USD
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH ECONOMIST  SAMUEL LOYD JONES, LORD OVERSTONE., Lord Overstone. Jones, Samuel Loyd.
62 Lord Overstone. Jones, Samuel Loyd. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH ECONOMIST SAMUEL LOYD JONES, LORD OVERSTONE.
OveRstone Park, Northampton, U.K.: 8th September, 1857. 1857. Very good Signed
OveRstone Park, Northampton, U.K.: 8th September, 1857.. 1857.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink and filling 2 sides of a sheet of cream notepaper folded to form 4 sides approximately 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Overstone". There is a small hole in the top inner corner of each side, slightly affecting 1 letter of the text on the 2nd side. There is an ink notation by a collector on the 4th side. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good.

Samuel Loyd Jones [known as Lord Overstone after 1850] writes to the Lord Mayor of London, politely declining to join a committee unless the mere listing of his name would be helpful by signifying his approval of the project. "As an old man of business I am averse to undertake any office, especially one connected with the collection and administration of pecuniary funds, when I cannot give personal attention to the duties of it...."

Samuel Loyd Jones, Lord Overstone [1796-1883] was a British banker and economist, leader of the Currency School and the main architect of Peel's Banking Act of 1844. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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63 Marcus, Stanley HIS & HERS: The Fantasy World of the Neiman-Marcus Catalogue
NY: The Viking Press, (1982). (1982). Fine Signed
NY: The Viking Press, (1982).. (1982).. Fine. - Quarto, orange cloth backed red paper covered boards titled in red on spine, in red dw. The covers are lightly bumped; the dw is rubbed. 200 pp. Profuse B&W & color illustrations. Near fine in a very good dw.

Review copy, inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "To Bobbie and Lou Goldblatt - With warm regards to former fellow-retailers! Stanley Marcus / 9.24.82 / Chicago". A nice association copy as Lou Goldblatt was among the first cut-price discount retailers.

Laid in are four mechancially reproduced pages of biographical information on Stanley Marcus, printed on one side only, together with a 7-7/8" x4-7/8" B&W portrait photo. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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64 Mason, A.E.W THE ROYAL EXCHANGE: A Note on the Occasion of the Bicentenary of the Royal Exchange Assurance
London: Royal Exchange, 1920. 1920. Good 
London: Royal Exchange, 1920.. 1920.. Good. - 8vo, green cloth (bumped & rubbed; spine darkened); titled in gilt on front cover & spine; t.e.g. 103pp. ("International University Society" bookplate on soiled front pastedown; "Wing Heath & Co. Insurance Brokers" stamp on front endpaper). Frontispiece & 6 plates, including one in color. Good.

Includes a chapter on the South Sea Bubble. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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65 Mill, James. (1773-1836) MANUALE DI ECONOMIA POLITICA di Giacomo Mill. Versione sulla terza edizione originale inglese. Con note
Milano: Antonio Fontana, 1831. 1831. Good 
Milano: Antonio Fontana, 1831.. 1831.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed wraps. The wraps are stained, soiled & chipped with pieces out & with the corners creased. The backstrip is heavily worn. xvi & 259 pages. There is scattered foxing. The page corners are creased & the front edges of the first few leaves are chipped. The last leaf is stuck to the rear wrap. Good only. ,

An early Italian edition of "Elements of Political Economy" by James Mill, who based his book on lessons he taught his teenage son John Stuart Mill.

The book is from the series "Collezione di Manuali componenti una Enciclopedia di Scienze Lettere ed Arti". 
Price: 125.00 USD

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66 Myers, Gustavus HISTORY OF CANADIAN WEALTH. Vol. I
Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1914. 1914. Very good 
Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1914.. 1914.. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. vi & 337 pages. The page edges are slightly darkened. Very good.

First edition. Volume 1 was the only one published. First Edition. 
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY RADICAL ECONOMIST SCOTT NEARING INVITING HIS CORRESPONDENT TO VISIT., Nearing, Scott. (1883-1983). American radical economist, political activist and an advocate of simple living.
67 Nearing, Scott. (1883-1983). American radical economist, political activist and an advocate of simple living. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY RADICAL ECONOMIST SCOTT NEARING INVITING HIS CORRESPONDENT TO VISIT.
Harborside, ME: August 4th, 1972. 1972. Very good Signed
Harborside, ME: August 4th, 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Letter penned in blue ink and filling most of one side of a sheet of Social Science Institute letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Scott Nearing". There is some light creasing to the paper. Folded twice for mailing. Together with the mailing envelope addressed in an unknown hand. Very good.

Nearing is replying to an Arthur W. Manchester in Boston, inviting him to visit the Institute. "Some of us here are working on idological & agricutural problems. If you are up this way, why not look in on us and share a meal & some ideas - ".

Scott Nearing [1883-1983] was a radical economist, educator, writer, political activist and an advocate of simple living. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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68 Noble, H. G. S THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE IN THE CRISIS OF 1914
Garden City, NY: The Country Life Press, 1915. 1915. Good 
Garden City, NY: The Country Life Press, 1915.. 1915.. Good. - Octavo, [rebound in?] brown cloth. with gilt-lettered labels on the spine. 1 of the labels is slightly chipped. iii & 89 pages. The page edges are slightly darkened & the last text page is creased. The book is cracked after the title page & the hinges are reinforced with linen tape. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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69 Northend, Charles. (1814-1895) THE COMMON SCHOOL BOOK-KEEPING; Being a Simple and Practical System of Single Entry; Designed for the Use of Public Schools, and Adapted to the Wants of Mechanics, Farmers, and Retail Merchants; Containing Various Forms of Notes, Receipts, Orders, Bills, and Other Useful Matter
Boston: William J. Reynolds, 1845. 1845. Very good 
Boston: William J. Reynolds, 1845.. 1845.. Very good. - Small quarto [7-7/8 inches high by 6-5/8 inches wide], printed green boards backed with brown cloth tape. The rear board has advertisements for Reynolds school books. The front board is bowed with soiling & small stains. There is a chip out of the cloth tape near the head of the spine. 8 pages of text plus 48 blank lined ledger pages. There is a chip out of the bottom corner of the front endpaper & there is some minor staining to the text pages. Overall, a very good copy.

First edition. Scarce in the original boards.

Educator Charles Northend was born in Newbury, Mass. in 1814. He became principal of the Epps school in Salem, Mass. and for many years was superintendant of the public schools in Danvers, Mass. and New Britain, Conn. He was president of the American Institute of Instruction in 1864 and was the author of numerous schoolbooks. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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OKONOMI OG POLITISK SUVERENITET: Interessespillet om Svalbards politiske status., Ostreng, Willy.
70 Ostreng, Willy. OKONOMI OG POLITISK SUVERENITET: Interessespillet om Svalbards politiske status.
Oslo [Norway]: Universitetsforlaget, (1974). (1974). Good 
- Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened and there is foxing to the spine & the adjacent edge of the front cover. 142 pages. The contents are very good. Good.

First edition.

A study of the economic and political sovereignty of Svalbard and the various interests affecting its political status. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. It is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas.

The text is in Norwegian. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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71 Phipson, Cecil Balfour THE SCIENCE OF CIVILISATION / Or The Principles of Agricultural, Industrial, and Commercial Prosperity
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limited, 1900. 1900. Good 
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limited, 1900.. 1900.. Good. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is rubbed & bumped. The spine is slightly darkened with its head & tail creased. xv & 512 pages. Illustrated with 41 tables. The front hinge is starting & there is occasional very light foxing & soiling. There is a short tear to the front margin of 1 rear leaf. Ex-library with the remnant of a handwritten sticker on the spine, a library label on the front pastedown & the remnants of a label with glue stains on the rear pastedown, and with a blind stamp on the title page & another on the front margin of 1 text page. Good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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72 Preston, Lyman PRESTON'S TREATISE ON BOOK-KEEPING: or, arbitrary rules made plain: in two parts. Adapted to the use of academies and common schools, with varied examples; accompanied with detailed explanations: the first part being designed for the use of mechanics of all classes; the second, attanged more particularly for the instruction of young men who contemplate the pursuit of mercantile business. Showing the method of keeping accounts by Double Entry: Embracing a variety of useful instruction relative to different kinds of business. By Lyman Preston, author of 'Interest Tables," &c
Hartford: D.F. Robinson & Co., 1833. 1833. Good 
Hartford: D.F. Robinson & Co., 1833.. 1833.. Good. - Octavo, printed tan boards backed with a black calf spine. The covers are heavily stained and rubbed with wear to the edges and corners. The head and tail of the spine are chipped with a small piece out near the top of the spine. 184 pages with examples of forms plus 4 pages of testimonials entitled "Recommendations". The hinges are cracked with evidence of some early worming to the front hinge. There is scattered foxing throughout. The bottom edges of a dozen pages are creased and there is dampstaining to the bottom edges of several other pages. Good.

An early edition of this work which was first published in 1831. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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73 Prince, Russ Alan; Harris, Richard L ADVANCED PLANNING WITH THE ULTRA-AFFLUENT: A Framework for Professional Advisers
New York: Institutional Investors Newsletters, 2002 2002 1893339947 / 9781893339941 Fine Signed
New York: Institutional Investors Newsletters, 2002. 2002. Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY RICHARD L. HARRIS - Octavo, red cloth in a dust wrapper. The front panel of the dust jacket is very lightly rubbed. xvii & 180 pages. Illustrated in black & white with tables & diagrams. Near fine.

First edition.

Inscribed in the year of publication by co-author Richard L. Harris: "4/21/02 / To George, / Who is one of the wealthiest people I know -- in friends and stuff / Richard". The book was originally published for the price of $400.00! Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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74 Proudhon, P.-J MANUEL DU SPECULATEUR A LA BOURSE. Cinquieme Edition
Paris: Librairie de Garnier Freres, 1857. 1857. Good 
Paris: Librairie de Garnier Freres, 1857.. 1857.. Good. - Small octavo, marbled boards backed with brown calf & titled in gilt between raised bands & decorations in gilt on the spine. The spine is rubbed & the boards are heavily rubbed & bumped. xii & 511 pages. Illustrated with tables. There is scattered foxing with some pencil markings in the margins. Good.

The text is in French. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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75 Ricardo, David THE WORKS AND CORRESPONDENCE OF DAVID RICARDO. Edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M. H. Dobb. Volume IX: Letters July 1821-1823
(London): Cambridge University Press, 1952. 1952. Very good 
(London): Cambridge University Press, 1952.. 1952.. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The covers are lightly bumped with the bottom edges rubbed. The dust jacket is darkened, chipped & lightly soiled with a few stains to the rear panel. vii, [ii] & 401 pages. The book is lightly cracked at the title. Illustrated with a black-and-white portrait plate & a folding facsimile tipped in at the rear. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

Published for the Royal Economic Society. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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76 Robinson, Joan; et al COLLECTED ECONOMIC PAPERS
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, Inc., 1951. 1951. Good 
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, Inc., 1951.. 1951.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & the covers are slightly warped. The head of the spine is lightly chipped & frayed. The dust jacket is chipped with pieces out of the head & tail of its spine and its spine & extremities are darkened. xii & 236 pages. There are tiny areas of foxing & soiling to the fore-edge with a small gray mark to the fore-edge. Good.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN BANKER MARY ROEBLING, FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF A U.S. BANK., Roebling, Mary. (1905-1994). American banker. First woman to serve as president of a major U.S. bank and first woman governor of the American Stock Exchange.
77 Roebling, Mary. (1905-1994). American banker. First woman to serve as president of a major U.S. bank and first woman governor of the American Stock Exchange. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN BANKER MARY ROEBLING, FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF A U.S. BANK.
Trenton, NJ: September 9, 1976. 1976. Fine Signed
Trenton, NJ: September 9, 1976.. 1976.. Fine. - 84 words typed on a sheet of cream-colored 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide National State Bank letterhead with 'Mary G. Roebling / Chairman of the Board" printed at the top below a vignette of a sailing ship. Signed "Mary Roebling". There is a small pencil notation at top right. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine.

Roebling writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern, regretting that she cannot attend the signing of the new Declaration of Independence for children. "I am sure the affair will be most successful. Certainly it is in behalf of a most worthwhile effort. Child abuse and child neglect is appalling and daily the newspapers tell of more and more cases."

Mary Roebling [1905-1994] was an American banker. After the death of her second husband Siegfried Roebling in 1936, she took his seat on the Trenton Trust Company board. She was elected president of the board in January 1937, the first woman to serve as president of a major U.S. bank. When the bank merged with National State Bank in 1972, she chaired the combined banks until 1984. From 1958 to 1962 she was governor of the American Stock Exchange, their first woman governor.

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: 125.00 USD

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78 Sachse, Oscar KANN FREIGELD UNS RETTEN?
Arbon, Switzerland: Genossenschaftsdruckerei, n.d. [1930s]. n.d. [1930s]. Good 
Arbon, Switzerland: Genossenschaftsdruckerei, n.d. [1930s].. n.d. [1930s].. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed vermilion wraps. The wraps are rubbed, bumped & soiled with the front edge of the front wrap faded. 32 & [1] pages. The pages are lightly bumped. The edges are foxed with some light foxing to the margins of the text. Good.

First edition. The text is in German.

Before World War II, in a time of unemployment, deflation and unused resources, there was widespread demand for increasing the volume of money. Oscar Sachse, Sir Stafford Cripps and others recommended a mechanism advocated by Silvio Gesell to increase purchasing power by quickening the speed of circulation. In the theory of Freiwirtschaft, Freigeld [free money] is a monetary unit. It is a local currency, convertible into other currencies; it is maintained as a stable currency [no inflation or deflation] and there is no incentive to hoard it as it will automatically lose its value after some time. It was claimed that, as a result, interest rates would drop to near zero. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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79 Salzman, L. F ENGLISH TRADE IN THE MIDDLE AGES
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1931. 1931. Good 
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1931.. 1931.. Good. - Octavo, maroon cloth. The binding is rubbed. The spine is faded with the head lightly chipped & frayed and with a small stain to the tail. xii & 464 pages. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece and numerous full-page & textual illustrations in black & white. The endpapers & the front pastedown are partially darkened with a previous owner's ink name on the front endpaper. The fore-edge is spotted. Good.

First edition. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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80 Schmidt, Dr. Conrad DER NATURLICHE ARBEITSLOHN
Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1887. 1887. Good 
Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - Small octavo [9-3/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed orange wrappers. The wraps are chipped & slightly darkened with some tiny brown marks to the bottom edge of the front wrap & with tears to the top edge of the front wrap, the bottom corner of the rear wrap & the tail of the spine. [vi] & 87 pages, partially unopened. There is occasional foxing & there are a few short tears to the edges of the pages. Good.

Staatswissenschaftliche Studien, published by Gustav Fischer, edited by Dr. Ludwig Elster. 1. Band. 1. Heft. Also published as a doctoral dissertation, overseen by Dr. Elster, for the Philosophy faculty of the University of Konisberg. The text is in German. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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