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The Mortgage Bond Racket. An Exposé of a Ten Billion Dollar Betrayal of Public Confidence
Philadelphia: Roland Swain Company, 1932. Fourth printing. 12mo (18cm). Blue cloth, dustjacket, 92pp. Scattered faint foxing to text, but still a tight, VG copy; in the original dustwrapper, edgeworn with a few small losses along spine; Good. Securities fraud in the real estate industry, leading to billions of dollars in...
[Item #24179]
Price: $85.00
 
The Mortgage Bond Racket. An Exposé of a Ten Billion Dollar Betrayal of Public Confidence
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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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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
 
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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 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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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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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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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
 
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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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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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International Cartels and World Peace: a Condensation of a Study Prepared for and Published by the Kilgore Committee
[New York]: Post War World Council, [1944]. Condensation of a report by Dr. Corwin D. Edwards, prepared for the Sub-Committee on War Mobilization of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs. First edition, 8vo (21cm.); white pictorial staplebound self wrappers; 28pp. Light dust soiling and scattered foxing along bottom upper cover...
[Item #21020]
Price: $20.00
 
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Four Steps to National Stability [cover title]: Being Text of Major-General Gowon's Broadcast on the 1968-69 Budget [half title]
[Lagos]: Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1968. First Edition. Quarto (24cm.); original grey pictorial staplebound wrappers printed in green; 15pp.; illus. Extremities about toned, else Fine.
[Item #24834]
Price: $35.00
 
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Four Steps to National Stability [cover title]: Being Text of Major-General Gowon's Broadcast on the 1968-69 Budget [half title]
[Lagos]: Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1968. First Edition. Quarto (24cm.); original grey pictorial saddle-stitched wrappers printed in green; 15pp.; illus. Extremities about toned, else Fine.
[Item #24835]
Price: $35.00
 
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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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