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Fields, Factories and Workshops, or, Industry Combined With Agriculture and Brain Work With Manual Work
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1901. Early printing of Kropotkin's classic popular exposition of Anarcho-Communist theories, originally published as a series of essays in the British monthly Nineteenth Century. "Second large Impression of the Popular Edition." Small octavo (19cm). Original green cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; (ix), 259pp...
[Item #16445]
Price: $25.00
 
Fields, Factories and Workshops, or, Industry Combined With Agriculture and Brain Work With Manual Work
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Washington and the Depression, Including the Career of W.N. Doak
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1932. First Edition. Study of government activities during the early years of the Depression, with "Particular recognition and tribute...accorded the work of the Department of Labor under the leadership of its Secretary, W.N. Doak" (upper jacket panel). Prior to acting as the third United...
[Item #25455]
Price: $125.00
 
Washington and the Depression, Including the Career of W.N. Doak
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Metropolis; or, The Destiny of Cities
London: C.W. Daniel Company, [1930]. First Edition. 12mo (18cm.); original tan cloth-backed boards, gilt-lettered spine, dark brown topstain; 86,[2](ads)pp. Contemporary ownership inscription on half title, minor foxing to preliminaries and textblock fore-edge, else Near Fine. Brief study of the cities of Great Britain in the early years of the economic...
[Item #25155]
Price: $50.00
 
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I Speak For Joe Doakes: For Co-Operation At Home and Among Nations
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1945. First Edition. Small octavo (18cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 167pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in the pictorial dustwrapper, spine-faded (but legible) with brief losses to spine ends (not affecting text); Very Good. "Special Cooperative League Edition" slug on front flap of dustwrapper (as on all...
[Item #20139]
Price: $30.00
 
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The Modern Corporation and Private Property
New York: Macmillan, 1948 [copyright 1932]. Reprint. Groundbreaking economic study on corporate governance and private property under 1930s-era corporate law, with the authors arguing that those with legal ownership over companies have relinquished control to the shareholders and the corporate directors that they elect. At the time of the original...
[Item #25153]
Price: $75.00
 
The Modern Corporation and Private Property
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Negro Employment in Retail Trade: A Study of Racial Policies in the Department Store, Drugstore, and Supermarket Industries ["Studies of Negro Employment, Volume VI]
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania / The Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, 1972. First Edition. Octavo. Red cloth boards; dustjacket. Variously paginated. Tight, unmarked Near Fine copy in lightly worn, Very Good jacket. Sixth volume in the publisher's series "Studies of Negro Employment". Compiles three previously-published works, each with separate...
[Item #24743]
Price: $25.00
 
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The Great Change: Work and Wealth in the New Age
New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1935. First Edition. Study of the effect of mechanization on economics and labor by economist Ely, and Bohn, a socialist and one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World, although his increasing turn toward nationalism led him to abandon the...
[Item #24808]
Price: $45.00
 
The Great Change: Work and Wealth in the New Age
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Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It
New York: Frederick Stokes, 1932. Later Printing. Brandeis's series of articles exposing conflicts of interest between investment bankers and the industrial trusts, originally published in 1913, proved sufficiently prescient to warrant this Depression-era reissue. It has rarely been out of print since. This a tight, attractive copy with a nice...
[Item #18434]
Price: $150.00
 
Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It
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The Coming Economic Crisis [...] A Lecture Delivered Before the Discussion Circle, at the Woodstock Hotel, New York City, February 14, 1949 [WITH] More About the Economic Crisis [...] Discussion on the Coming Economic Crisis Before the Discussion Circle, at the Woodstock Hotel, New York City, March 14, 1949
New York: by author, 1949. First Edition. 1. 12mo (17cm.); original blue printed staplebound wrappers; 47pp.; printed from typescript. Lower wrapper edge trimmed slightly affecting price (25¢), else Fine. BRENNEMAN, p. 29; SEIDMAN B631: "A prediction by the former leader of the party that a major economic crisis is developing...
[Item #25968]
Price: $45.00
 
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The Economics of Communism: the Soviety Economy in its World Relation
New York: Workers Library Publishers, [1939]. A brief demonstration of the Soviet Union's economic expansion, especially between 1929 and 1933, years that coincided with the decline of U.S. and world production. Title page verso: "This pamphlet is the text of a speech delivered at Town Hall, New York, February 27...
[Item #21025]
Price: $15.00
 
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Karl Marx and America
Yonkers: Earl Browder, 1957. First Edition. Quarto (28cm.); original yellow staplebound wrappers; 38 typescript leaves printed on rectos only. Fine. Selected essays by the ex-Communist Party leader, published over a decade after his expulsion.
[Item #25418]
Price: $30.00
 
Karl Marx and America
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Bill of labor exchange note for 1/4
Kepner, PA: Brunswick Valley Colony, 1897. Serial number 38; oblong bank note (6.75x15.5cm.); illus.; printed in brown and red on recto, green on verso. Signed by C. A. (?) Burrows, Pres., and C. (?) D. Rapp, Acct. Previous folds, small loss to top left-hand corner slightly affecting image, else Very...
[Item #21600]
Price: $50.00
 
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China's Destiny & Chinese Economic Theory [Printer's File Copy]
New York: Roy Publishers, [1947]. First Edition. "Amerasia Edition" (spine foot). Octavo (22cm.); original terracotta cloth in black pictorial dust jacket; 347pp.; color map endpapers. Jacket extremities quite chipped and rubbed, spine considerably toned, shallow loss to spine foot affecting text without loss of meaning; Fine in About Very Good...
[Item #25966]
Price: $35.00
 
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The China Quarterly. No. 1: Jan-March, 1960
London: Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1960. First Edition. Scarce first issue of this important journal of Chinese-Western affairs. Contributors to this issue include Howard Boorman, Robert C. North, Choh-ming Li, Karl Wittfogel, Guy Wint, others. Octavo. Printed card wrappers; 115pp; folding map at rear. Covers slightly creased and soiled. Text...
[Item #15390]
Price: $25.00
 
The China Quarterly. No. 1: Jan-March, 1960
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28 Days: A History of the Banking Crisis
New York: Greenberg, 1933. First Edition. On the events leading up to and encompassing the Michigan Bank Holiday and subsequent national banking crisis of 1933. The authors were members of the Wall Street Journal staff. 12mo. Cloth boards; 86pp. Cut-out portion of jacket flap tipped on to front endpaper (jacket...
[Item #19631]
Price: $25.00
 
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Stalin & Co.
Leipzig: Paneuropa-Verlag, [1931]. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm.); original red wrappers lettered in white; 56pp.; map of Europe ("Sowjetunion und Europäische Staaten") printed in red inside upper wrapper Spine cocked, wear from handling, else a Very Good, bright copy. Text in German.
[Item #25785]
Price: $25.00
 
Stalin & Co.
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A New Depression?
New York: New Century Publishers, 1949. First Edition. SEIDMAN B754: "A Daily Worker staff member examines signs of a growing economic crisis which is being produced by the basic contradictions in capitalism." 12mo. Staple-bound pamphlet; pictorial wrappers; 22pp. Date stamp to first inside leaf, else a bright, clean copy. Cover...
[Item #16499]
Price: $15.00
 
A New Depression?
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Woman Power, Social Imperatives, and Home Science
Accra: Ghana Universities Press, 1969. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); original blue staplebound printed wrappers; 19pp.; illus. Fine. Inaugural lecture delivered on May 16th, 1969, at the University of Ghana, Legon, where the author was a professor of Home Science. Delineates a number of imperatives, including the improvement of women's education...
[Item #25178]
Price: $30.00
 
Woman Power, Social Imperatives, and Home Science
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The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community: Women and the Subversion of the Community, by Mariarosa Dalla Costa; A Woman's Place, by Selma Jones [cover title]
Bristol, England: Falling Wall Press Ltd. [1973]. Second Edition. Octavo (20cm.); original magenta printed staplebound wrappers; [2],78pp. Fine. Seminal work co-authored by an Italian and an American-born Englishwoman, arguably launching the "domestic labor debate," in which Dalla Costa and James define housework as necessary labor, invisible by its removal from...
[Item #25231]
Price: $20.00
 
The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community: Women and the Subversion of the Community, by Mariarosa Dalla Costa; A Woman's Place, by Selma Jones [cover title]
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Real Wages in the United States, 1890-1926
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1930. First Edition. Early study of American unemployment and cost of living published the year the author spent as secretary of Pennsylvania Commission on Unemployment and adviser to the New York Commission on Unemployment. Douglas would go on to serve as state senator from Illinois from...
[Item #24809]
Price: $40.00
 
Real Wages in the United States, 1890-1926
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Red Economics
New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1932. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 327pp. Covers slightly dusted; endpapers darkened; brief pencil notations to front endpaper; Very Good. In the uncommon photomontage dustwrapper (credited to Keystone View); rubbed overall with small losses and abrasions; Good. Overview of the Soviet Union's First Five Year Plan.
[Item #21964]
Price: $75.00
 
Red Economics
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The Road to Serfdom
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944. First American Edition. Early printing of one of the most influential books on economics of the 20th century. 2,000 copies were issued in the first printing of September 1944, selling out in less than 2 months. Published by the University of Chicago where Hayek...
[Item #16735]
Price: $200.00
 
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A Theory of Interest
New York: MacMillan, 1914. First Edition. Very nice copy of this classic and much-referenced work. Uncommon in the first edition; the present copy is inscribed to monetary theorist Carl Strover. Small octavo (19cm). Cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt; xi, 228pp. Author's presentation inscription to front endpaper: "To Carl Strover...
[Item #14040]
Price: $450.00
 
A Theory of Interest
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Business Cycles. A Theoretical, Historical, and Statistical Analysis of the Capitalist Process (2 vols)
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1939. Second Printing. Landmark of 20th-century economic analysis; still in print; early printings are notably scarce. Two octavo volumes (23cm). Original maroon cloth, titled in black and gilt on spines; pp 1-448; 449-1095. Mild external wear, with some rubbing to spine ends; scattered marginalia in pencil, mostly...
[Item #16152]
Price: $500.00
 
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Economic Problems of Modern Society
New York: Ronald Press, 1938. Second printing. Elementary economics textbook published at the height of the Great Depression, clearly intended as a primer for an American public forced for the first time to comprehend economic dysfunction on a catastrophic scale. Much on New Deal monetary & fiscal policy, social spending...
[Item #10797]
Price: $65.00
 
Economic Problems of Modern Society


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