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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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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 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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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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Fascism & Big Business. Introduction by Dwight Macdonald. Translated by Frances and Mason Merrill
New York: Pioneer Publishers, 1939. First Edition. Classic work on the capitalist basis of totalitarian fascism, by Guérin, a French socialist politician and trades union leader. Originally published in French as Fascisme et grand capital (1936). This translation includes a substantial (35pp) introduction by Dwight MacDonald. Scarce in dustwrapper. Octavo...
[Item #20119]
Price: $75.00
 
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Cause and Control of the Business Cycle
Cambridge: American Institute for Economic Research, 1939. Second Printing. Octavo. Blue cloth boards; dustjacket; v, 224pp. Cloth spotted, else tight and unread in a bright, nearly flawless dustwrapper.
[Item #20116]
Price: $25.00
 
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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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The Development of Italy's Economic System Within the Framework of European Recovery and Cooperation
Rome: Interministerial Reconstruction Committee / Officine Grafiche "Apollon" 1952. First Edition. Large octavo (24cm). Printed card wrappers; [vi], 348pp; illus. Covers and page margins toned, but not brittle; spine slightly darkened; Very Good. Survey of post-war reconstruction projects in Italy. Illustrated throughout with photographic plates (halftones).
[Item #20118]
Price: $40.00
 
The Development of Italy's Economic System Within the Framework of European Recovery and Cooperation
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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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Beyond the New Deal
New York: Whittlesey House, 1934. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Black cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover. Light external wear; gentle lean to spine; text clean, tight and unmarked. A solid, VG copy.
[Item #20520]
Price: $20.00
 
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Beyond the New Deal
New York: Whittlesey House, 1934. Second Printing. Octavo (23cm). Black cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover. Straight, tight copy; text clean and unmarked. Near Fine, but lacking dustwrapper.
[Item #20522]
Price: $20.00
 
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Beyond the New Deal [Inscribed copy]
New York: Whittlesey House, 1934. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). Black cloth boards, lettered in silver on spine and front cover. Front hinge thinly cracked (internal), else a tight, VG copy. Inscribed by the author on front endpaper to Joseph Frelinghuysen, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey (served 1917-1923). Lawrence, a....
[Item #20523]
Price: $20.00
 
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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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