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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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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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Studies in the Evolution of Industrial Society
New York: The Chautauqua Press, 1903. First Edition. Progressive but anti-Socialist critique of American political economy. Ely was a founder of the American Economic Association as well as the Christian Social Union. 12mo. Blue cloth boards, lettered in white; 497pp + ads. Light wear; spine lettering faded; Very Good.
[Item #16609]
Price: $20.00
 
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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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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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They Have No Answer. Speeches Delivered in the House of Lords
Glasgow: The Strickland Press, 1950. Reprint. Excerpts from the speeches of the Hastings Russell, 12th Duke of Bedford before the House of Lords, all on the subject of monetary reform. Russell, an ardent Pacifist and advocate of Social Credit, was accused on several occasions of harboring Fascist sympathies. His son...
[Item #18453]
Price: $25.00
 
They Have No Answer. Speeches Delivered in the House of Lords
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Capitalism, Slavery, and Republican Values: American Political Economists, 1819-1848
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 189pp; illus. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Else a clean, sharp, tight copy in lightly soiled, VG+ dustwrapper.
[Item #15226]
Price: $15.00
 
Capitalism, Slavery, and Republican Values: American Political Economists, 1819-1848
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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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How Good are Our Colleges?
New York: Public Affairs Committee, Inc. 1938. First Edition. Octavo. Blue wrappers; 31pp; illus. Light rubbing along edges; else a very good or better copy with no interior markings.
[Item #15659]
Price: $30.00
 
How Good are Our Colleges?
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The South: Its Economic-Geographic Development
New York: John Wiley, 1938. Historical survey of economic, agricultural, and cultural institutions in the American South, with much on the region's unrealized potential. Illustrated throughout with photographic text illustrations (halftones). Octavo. Tan cloth boards, lettered in brown on spine and front cover; dustjacket; 528pp; illus.Includes bibliography. Tight, clean, VG...
[Item #16021]
Price: $40.00
 
The South: Its Economic-Geographic Development
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British War Economy (Series Title: History of the Second World War United Kingdom Civil Series)
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1953. Second edition, with amendments. Octavo (24cm). Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 583pp. Tight, straight copy, VG or better; text block edges lightly soiled; in slightly worn and spine-darkened dustwrapper. Slight residual must from storage, but text clean and unmarked.
[Item #16860]
Price: $45.00
 
British War Economy (Series Title: History of the Second World War United Kingdom Civil Series)
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Castaways of Plenty: A Parable of Our Times
Denver: The World Press, Inc. 1944. Later printing. A desert-island parable criticizing free-market economics. First issued as a Technocracy tract in the mid-1930s; there were many reprints - this is the 7th printing. A nicely preserved copy. Octavo. Staple-bound pictorial wrappers; 48pp; illus. Mild external soil, else Near Fine, with...
[Item #18870]
Price: $20.00
 
Castaways of Plenty: A Parable of Our Times
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The Road to Serfdom
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1944. Later printing. The sixth impression. Landmark of 20th century conservative/libertarian economics. 2,000 copies were issued in the first printing of September 1944, selling out in less than 2 months; new printings followed almost monthly until the text was re-set for the Second Edition in...
[Item #18872]
Price: $75.00
 
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Democracy Works
New York: Random House, 1939. First Edition. Octavo. Tan cloth boards; 334pp. Lacking jacket, else a tight, straight copy, text unmarked; brief external dusting and wear, VG.
[Item #19110]
Price: $15.00
 
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Life, Liberty and Property: A Story of Conflict and a Measurement of Conflicting Rights
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1941. First Edition. Jones's uncommon first book, an investigation, based on interviews conducted at the peak of the Great Depression, of middle-class and working-class attitudes towards private property versus collectivism. Following a decade-long journalistic career for Fortune Magazine, Jones would go on to prominence as a stock market...
[Item #18632]
Price: $250.00
 
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Trends in American Capitalism
New York: International Publishers, 1948. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 128pp. Very Good in chipped and soiled dustwrapper. Slightly uncommon in cloth. SEIDMAN L25: "Marxist interpretation of American economic trends...authors predict that capitalism will result either in another depression or another world war, with catastrophe for the American people...
[Item #19108]
Price: $20.00
 
Trends in American Capitalism
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The Profits of War. Translated from the French Les Profits de Guerre a travers les Siecles by Geoffrey Sainsbury
New York: Dutton, 1937. First American Edition. Important work exploring the profit motive in war from the Classical Era through the early stages of the European conflict of the Thirties. Octavo. Tan cloth, lettered in deep red on spine and front cover; red top-stain; dustjacket; 287pp. Mildest of toning to...
[Item #18888]
Price: $40.00
 
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The Twilight of Empire: an Economic Interpretation of Imperialist Cycles
New York: Vanguard Press, 1930. First Edition. Nearing offers a fundamentally Marxist interpretation of contemporary economic trends in the West, likening the rise of trusts, monopolies and cartels to the rise of Imperial powers in antiquity and predicting their imminent collapse under the weight of Third World revolt (if we...
[Item #16397]
Price: $150.00
 
The Twilight of Empire: an Economic Interpretation of Imperialist Cycles
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The Right to The Whole Produce of Labour: The Origin an dDevelopment of the theory of Labour's Claim to the Whole Product of Industry. with an Introduction and Bibliography by H.S. Foxwell
London: Macmillan, 1899. First English Language Edition. A survey and critique of socialist thought, from Godwin to Marx. Foxwell's introduction consumes more than 100pp and is perhaps the real draw to this edition. Octavo (19.5cm). Publisher's maroon cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine; cx+271pp. Institutional spine label; hand-stamps and...
[Item #14986]
Price: $65.00
 
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Codes of Fair Competition Vol. VII (Nos. 287-329). As Approved February 17-March 10, 1934. With Supplemental Codes, Amendments, Executive and Administrative Orders Issued Between These Dates
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1934. Octavo. Green cloth boards; 777pp. Includes Codes for Graphic Arts Industries, Daily Newspapers, Photographic Mounts, Chilled Car Wheels, Gummed Labels, etc etc. Light wear; a few leaves paperclipped; VG.
[Item #19111]
Price: $15.00
 
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Codes of Fair Competition Vol. XXIII (Amendments). As Approved April 23-July 30, 1935. With Supplemental Codes, Amendments, Executive and Administrative Orders Issued Between These Dates
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1934. Octavo. Green cloth boards; 587pp. Amendments to codes for cotton textiles, domestic freight forwarding, ladies' handbags, cotton garments, toll bridges, etc etc. Shaken; front hinge cracked at contents page; text complete and unmarked; Good.
[Item #19112]
Price: $15.00
 
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Codes of Fair Competition Vol. XX (nos. 539-543). As Approved December 20, 1934-January 23, 1935. With Supplemental Codes, Amendments, Executive and Administrative Orders Issued Between These Dates
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1935. Octavo. Green cloth boards; 636pp. Relating to Puerto Rican baking industry; flat glass manufacturing; retail meat trade, etc. Light soil; VG.
[Item #19113]
Price: $15.00
 


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