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81 Smith, Adam; Blanqui, Jerome-Adolphe; Say, Jean-Baptiste; et al RECHERCHES SUR LA NATURE ET LES CAUSES DE LA RICHESSE DES NATIONS.... Traduction du Comte Germain Garnier entierement revue et corrigee et precedee d'une Notice Biographique par M. Blanqui, Membre de l'Institut; Avec les Commentaires de Buchanan,G. Garnier, Mac Culloch, Malthus, J. Mill, Ricardo, Sismondi; Augmentee des Notes Inedites de Jean-Baptiste Say, et D'eclaircissements historiques par M. Blanqui. (2 volumes)
Paris: Chez Guillaumin, Libraire, 1843. 1843. Good Signed
Paris: Chez Guillaumin, Libraire, 1843.. 1843.. Good. - Octavo, 9-3/4 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide. Hardcovers. Two volumes uniformly bound in three-quarter maroon cloth with marbled boards, titled and decorated in gilt on the spines. The covers are rubbed and soiled. lxxix & 520 pages; and [iv] & 714 pages. Illustrated with an engraved portrait of Adam Smith. The endpapers are darkened and there is scattered foxing and staining throughout. The engraving is foxed with a short tear to its top edge. Several page corners are creased and there are holes to the front edge of a couple of leaves, though none affect the text. Good.

From the collection of Francois Henri van Kinschot, with his bold black & white bookplate illustrated with a color vignette of his coat of arms mounted on the front pastedown of each volume and signed by him at the top of both front endpapers. Van Kinschot's white armorial seal is additionally mounted at the top of each half-title.

Appointed mayor of Alkmaar in 1934, Francois Henri van Kinschot (1899-1985) held the post until 1946 but, refusing to collaborate with the Nazis, he took a break from his duties between 1942 and 1945. In 1946 he was appointed mayor of Leiden and held this position until his retirement in 1964. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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82 Soddy, Frederick MONEY VERSUS MAN. A Statement of the World Problem from the Standpoint of the New Economics
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1933). (1933). Good 
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., (1933).. (1933).. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in yellow on the spine, in a printed yellow dust wrapper. The head and tail of the book's spine are slightly bumped and the edges of the bottom corners slightly rubbed. The dust jacket is soiled and its spine is darkened with minor chips to the corners and head of the jacket's spine. 121 pages. There is some offsetting to the endpapers and minor foxing to the top corner of the last few leaves. The top edge is soiled. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First American edition. The English economist and scientist, Frederick Soddy (1877-1956) won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry on 1921.

"This is a primer of the famous scientist's 'new economics.' For years Professor Soddy has brilliantly attacked the great paradox of modern money: our increasing mastery over nature and wealth production as opposed to our growing demoralization in the face of finance." -- Quoted from the dust wrapper blurb. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD

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83 Stammhammer, Josef; compiler and editor BIBLIOGRAPHIE DER FINANZWISSENSCHAFT
Jena, Germany: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1903. 1903. Very good 
Jena, Germany: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1903.. 1903.. Very good. - Octavo, original printed orange wraps bound into three-quarter green calf & marbled boards titled in gilt on spine. Wraps lightly soiled; boards lightly bumped & rubbed with slight fraying to top corner of rear board. Title, [1] leaf, 415 & [1] pp. Very good.

A bibliography of trade, finance and taxation. The text is in German. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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84 Stirling, Margaret; Draper, Evelyn; et al THE KRESS LIBRARY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS CATALOGUE Covering Material Published through 1776 with Data upon Cognate Items in Other Harvard Libraries
Cambridge, MA: Maurizio Martino, circa [1993]. [1993]. Fine 
Cambridge, MA: Maurizio Martino, circa [1993].. [1993].. Fine. - Quarto, maroon cloth titled in gilt. ix & 414 pages. Fine.

Limited reprint edition of 250 copies. 
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85 Thackeray, S. W., The Rev THE LAND AND THE COMMUNITY. In Three Books
NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1889. 1889. Very good 
NY: D. Appleton & Co., 1889.. 1889.. Very good. - Small octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on spine & front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed; the covers are bumped & the tail of the spine is lightly chipped. xiv & 223 pp. Very good.

First American edition. With a six--page preface by Henry George.

This study, originally written as a Cambridge University thesis, is in three parts: a history of land tenure in England, a consideration of how and to whom compensation should be paid when land rights revert to the community, and a section on statistics.

Laid in is a printed slip from the publisher of The Standard, reproducing a letter of commendation of the book addressed to Henry George by the Rev. Dr. F. D. Huntington, Episcopal Bishop of Central New York. First Edition. 
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86 Townsend, George H THE TRUTH RESPECTING OUR FINANCES. / THE NATIONAL BALANCE-SHEET 1852--1868. Being an Accurate Account of Public Expenditure Since the Conservatives Acceded to Power, Under Lord Derby and Mr. Disraeli, in1852, to the Present Time. Taken from the Statistical Returns Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Second Thousand
London: William Macintosh, 24, Paternoster-Row, 1868. 1868. Very good 
London: William Macintosh, 24, Paternoster-Row, 1868.. 1868.. Very good. - Octavo, printed self-wraps, disbound, removed. 20 pages. Illustrated with tables. The page edges are slightly darkened. There is some staining to the title page with a tiny stain to the bottom edge of the last page. There is a small, light stain to page 2 & another to page 3. Very good.

The author contends that during the period 1852-1868, the expenditures of the Liberal administrations [under Lord Palmerston with Gladstone as Chancellor of the Exchequer], exceeded those of Conservative administrations, even allowing for the expenses of the Crimean War.

Scarce. No copies are located by COPAC. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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87 Verplanck, William E THE SITE OF THE ASSAY OFFICE ON WALL STREET: An Illustrated Historical Sketch of the Successive Public Buildings and Men in Public Life Connected with the Site; Interspersed with Some Family History
Published by the author, 1921. 1921. Good 
Published by the author, 1921.. 1921.. Good. - Octavo, navy blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with some dampstaining to the front edge of the rear cover. The gilt titling on the spine is a bit faded & the tail of the spine is slightly chipped. 42 pages with 4 addendum slips dated 1925 laid in. Illustrated with 11 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece. There is light staining & foxing to the pastedowns, endpapers & flyleaf. 1 of the addendum slips is foxed. The front edges of the leaves are slightly rippled from dampstaining. Good.

First edition.

An addendum to the preface dated 1925 states that the author originally collected the material in this book for an address he had been asked to deliver at the formal opening of the new Assay Office: "Owing to the great loss of life due to the explosion of a bomb in September, 1920, and the consequent delay in the completion of the building under another superintendent the new edifice was opened without ceremony." The author was subsequently encouraged to make the material available in this book. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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88 Wilcken, Ulrich ACTENSTUCKE AUS DER KONIGLICHEN BANK ZU THEBAN / In den Museen von Berlin, London, Paris. Aus den abhandlungen der Koenigl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin vom Jahre 1886
Berlin: Verlag der Koenigl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1886. 1886. Good 
Berlin: Verlag der Koenigl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1886.. 1886.. Good. - Small quarto [11 inches high by 8-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wraps. The wraps are darkened, chipped & a bit brittle with small pieces out of the top corners. 68 pages. The page corners are lightly creased & there is occasional foxing, else the contents are clean & bright. Good.

First edition.

Wilcken was an expert in the study of papyri. In this work, he deciphers and comments on an account of the activities of an ancient Theban bank. The commentary is in German with extensive extracts from the Greek text.

Rare. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD

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89 Williams, John E. (1804-1877). SHORT ROAD TO SPECIE-CURRENCY.
(New York}: (1874). (1874). Good 
(New York}: (1874).. (1874).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is darkened and lightly soiled & bumped with stains to the front wrap. Title, 8 pages & [1] blank leaf. The page corners are bumped. There are light vertical creases where the pamphlet has been folded. Good.

This pamphlet prints a letter dated May 11th, 1874 from John E. Williams of the Metropolitan National Bank to the Hon. John Sherman, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Williams was a passionate advocate of specie currency or national legal tender notes. Arguing that the Congress and the public have been prone to cling to outdated methods, he writes: "Among such useless antiquities, may be classed, 'the Suffolk Bank System,' so called, which was the most unmitigated paper-scheme ever devised; under it, millions of bank bills were redeemed without using a dollar of specie!" He proposes that "Congress assume, at once, the inherent, sovereign prerogative of a Government 'of the people, by the people, and for the people,' and exercise it by furnishing all the inhabitants of the United States with a uniform National currency!..."

Price: 75.00 USD

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90 Wissowa, Felix, Dr KATALOG DER BIBLIOTHEK DER HANDELSKAMMER ZU BERLIN. Band II: Volkswirtschaftslehre. Teil I: Geschichte und Theorie
Berlin: Liebheit & Thiesen, 1914. 1914. Good 
Berlin: Liebheit & Thiesen, 1914.. 1914.. Good. - Small quarto, blue cloth. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed. 233 pp. The page edges are slightly darkened. Ex-library with numerals on the title page & a label on the spine. Good.

There is a small thumb-hole in the center section of the fore-edge which appears to have been created by the publishers. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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