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DER HOMO OECONOMICUS IN DER KLASSISCHEN NATIONALOEKONOMIE UND SEINE KRITIK DURCH DEN HISTORISMUS.
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DER HOMO OECONOMICUS IN DER KLASSISCHEN NATIONALOEKONOMIE UND SEINE KRITIK DURCH DEN HISTORISMUS.

By Fey, Alfred.

Limburg an der Lahn: Limburger Vereinsdruckerei, 1936., 1936.. Good. - Octavo, cream boards backed with black cloth. The binding is soiled & there is a tiny 1938 label on the front cover & some staining to the bottom edge of the rear cover. 141 pages. There is a small stain to the fore-edge with some tiny marks to the top edge. There is a bookseller's stamp on the title page. The rear endpaper is lightly stained & rippled. Good. <p>First published edition of a 1933 University of Frankfurt am Main dissertation.<p>The text is in German.

$75.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH POLITICAL ECONOMIST LEONE LEVI.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH POLITICAL ECONOMIST LEONE LEVI.

By Levi, Leone. (1821-1888). British political economist

[London]: 26 October 1870., 1870.. Very good. - 55 words penned in black ink on a 6-3/4 inch high by 4-3/8 inch wide sheet of light gray paper with the papermaker's device embossed in blind at top left. Signed "Leone Levi". There is offsetting to the bottom edge caused by a glue stain & paper remnant on the verso where the letter has been removed from an album. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. Levi writes to a James Robinson that he is willing to have his name added to a committee as long as he does not have to be responsible for any expenses or attend any meetings. Leone Levi [1821-1888] was a British political economist born to a Jewish family in Italy. He moved to England at a young age, was converted to Christianity and became a member of the English bar in 1859. Much of his time and energy was spent on organizing chambers of commerce and in 1850 he published "Commercial Law of the World". He urged the benefits that would result from an international commercial code and his suggestions led to the passage of acts in 1858 which made the mercantile laws of Britain uniform in many respects. Among his other publications was "History of British Commerce and of the Economic Progress of the British Nation from 1863 to 1870".

$75.00

OKONOMI OG POLITISK SUVERENITET: Interessespillet om Svalbards politiske status.
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OKONOMI OG POLITISK SUVERENITET: Interessespillet om Svalbards politiske status.

By Ostreng, Willy.

Oslo [Norway]: Universitetsforlaget, (1974)., (1974).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened and there is foxing to the spine & the adjacent edge of the front cover. 142 pages. The contents are very good. Good. <p>First edition.<p>A study of the economic and political sovereignty of Svalbard and the various interests affecting its political status. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. It is one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas.<p>The text is in Norwegian.

$15.00

ADDRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, / At Their Fourth Annual Fair, October 14, 1831.

By Everett, Edward.

New York: Van Norden and Mason, 1931., 1931.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light brown wraps sewn with cream cord. The wraps are lightly soiled & the front wrap is lightly chipped with a piece out of its bottom inner corner. The head & tail of the spine are torn & the upper & lower sections of the wraps are detached. 50 pages. Illustrated with a chart [census for 10-year periods 1790-1830]. The contents are very good. Fair. <p>First edition.<p>The American Institute was an association of inventors. It organized exhibitions, lecture series and radio broadcasts to inform the public about new technologies, and served as a center for inventors' professional activities. The American Institute of The City of New York was chartered in May 1829. In the 1980s, it was merged with the New York Academy of Sciences.

$10.00

TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN BANKER MARY ROEBLING, FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF A U.S. BANK.
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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY AMERICAN BANKER MARY ROEBLING, FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF A U.S. BANK.

By Roebling, Mary. (1905-1994). American banker. First woman to serve as president of a major U.S. bank and first woman governor of the American Stock Exchange.

Trenton, NJ: September 9, 1976.. 1976.. Fine. - 84 words typed on a sheet of cream-colored 11 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide National State Bank letterhead with 'Mary G. Roebling / Chairman of the Board" printed at the top below a vignette of a sailing ship. Signed "Mary Roebling". There is a small pencil notation at top right. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. <p>Roebling writes to Congressman Seymour Halpern, regretting that she cannot attend the signing of the new Declaration of Independence for children. "I am sure the affair will be most successful. Certainly it is in behalf of a most worthwhile effort. Child abuse and child neglect is appalling and daily the newspapers tell of more and more cases."<p>Mary Roebling [1905-1994] was an American banker. After the death of her second husband Siegfried Roebling in 1936, she took his seat on the Trenton Trust Company board. She was elected president of the board in January 1937, the first woman to serve as president of a major U.S. bank. When the bank merged with National State Bank in 1972, she chaired the combined banks until 1984. From 1958 to 1962 she was governor of the American Stock Exchange, their first woman governor.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$125.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY RADICAL ECONOMIST SCOTT NEARING INVITING HIS CORRESPONDENT TO VISIT.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY RADICAL ECONOMIST SCOTT NEARING INVITING HIS CORRESPONDENT TO VISIT.

By Nearing, Scott. (1883-1983). American radical economist, political activist and an advocate of simple living.

Harborside, ME: August 4th, 1972.. 1972.. Very good. - Letter penned in blue ink and filling most of one side of a sheet of Social Science Institute letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Scott Nearing". There is some light creasing to the paper. Folded twice for mailing. Together with the mailing envelope addressed in an unknown hand. Very good. <p>Nearing is replying to an Arthur W. Manchester in Boston, inviting him to visit the Institute. "Some of us here are working on idological & agricutural problems. If you are up this way, why not look in on us and share a meal & some ideas - ".<p>Scott Nearing [1883-1983] was a radical economist, educator, writer, political activist and an advocate of simple living.

$125.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH ECONOMIST  SAMUEL LOYD JONES, LORD OVERSTONE.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY BRITISH ECONOMIST SAMUEL LOYD JONES, LORD OVERSTONE.

By Lord Overstone. Jones, Samuel Loyd.

OveRstone Park, Northampton, U.K.: 8th September, 1857.. 1857.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink and filling 2 sides of a sheet of cream notepaper folded to form 4 sides approximately 7 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. Signed "Overstone". There is a small hole in the top inner corner of each side, slightly affecting 1 letter of the text on the 2nd side. There is an ink notation by a collector on the 4th side. Folded 3 times for mailing. Very good. <p>Samuel Loyd Jones [known as Lord Overstone after 1850] writes to the Lord Mayor of London, politely declining to join a committee unless the mere listing of his name would be helpful by signifying his approval of the project. "As an old man of business I am averse to undertake any office, especially one connected with the collection and administration of pecuniary funds, when I cannot give personal attention to the duties of it...."<p>Samuel Loyd Jones, Lord Overstone [1796-1883] was a British banker and economist, leader of the Currency School and the main architect of Peel's Banking Act of 1844.

$150.00

Z NEDOSTATKU PENEZ ORBA, OBCHOD, PRUMYSI, REMESLA V NYNEJSI DOBE KLESAJI! Jak si teda k penezum pomuzeme, aby obzivy a blahobytu pribylo?

By Kampelik, Frantisek Cyril.

Hradec Kralove: Nakladem vlastnim, 1866.. 1866.. Very good. - Octavo, three quarters teal cloth & marbled teal boards with the original green wrappers bound in. There is some light staining to the inner edges of the boards along the spine and the spine is faded. 64 pages. There is scattered foxing. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Frantisek Cyril Kampelik [1805-1872] was a Czech doctor and author. He participated actively in the revolution of 1848. After the uprising was defeated, a warrant was issued for his arrest and he went into exile for several months. After an unsuccessful run for the state parliament in 1861, he left politics and worked as a doctor for the rest of his life. As a writer, he devoted himself to politics and economics. In this work, he explores how to rescue a failing economy.<p>Rare.

$150.00

NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN ON THE VERSO AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM HOPE "COIN" HARVEY, A LEADING ADVOCATE OF COINAGE OF SILVER INTO MONEY.
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NEWSPAPER PORTRAIT INSCRIBED TO FUTURE NEW YORK POLITICIAN SEYMOUR HALPERN ON THE VERSO AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM HOPE "COIN" HARVEY, A LEADING ADVOCATE OF COINAGE OF SILVER INTO MONEY.

By Harvey, William Hope. (1851-1936). Known as "Coin" Harvey, he was a leading advocate of the use of silver as legal tender.

Circa [1930].. [1930].. Very good. - Portrait, approximately 5 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide, clipped from a newspaper and mounted on a piece of card 6-5/8 inches high by 5 inches wide. Inscribed & signed on the verso in black ink: "To / Seymour Halpern / with my best wishes / W H Harvey". There is some minor soiling to the mount & a small area of the surface of its bottom edge is rubbed away. Very good. <p>William Hope Harvey [1851-1936] was an American lawyer, author, politician and health resort owner. Known as "Coin" Harvey, he is best remembered as a leading promoter of the use of silver as legal tender. He adopted the view that the demonetization of silver through the Coinage Act of 1873 was extremely harmful to the economy, which went through a series of depressions and recessions in the last quarter of the 19th century. He advocated a return to the unlimited coinage of silver into money and authored his popular 1894 pamphlet "Coin's Financial School" to advance this policy.<p>The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co- sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.

$150.00

LEGAL TENDERS. THE POWER OF THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE MONEY. Opinion of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire on the Constitutionality of the Legal Tender Act. The Right of Congress to Issue Paper Money a Constitutional One, and Not Dependent on the Necessities of War.

By (Sargent, Jonathan Everett).

[New Hampshire], circa [1865].. [1865].. Fair. - Octavo, 9-3/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, printed self- wraps. 16 pages, un-cropped and unopened. The pages are toned and darkened with the first and last pages soiled. The first signature (consisting of 8 pages) is splitting along the spine. The front edges of the pages are slightly chipped. <p>A rare separate publication of this case.<p>The City of Concord issued a promissory note for $2,000 to the plaintiff Mr. George. When George sought to redeem the note, he was paid in paper currency, which he refused on the grounds that the currency was not legal tender. Seeking payment in silver and gold, George took the case to court which initially ruled in his favor. The City of Concord appealed the decision of the lower court to the Supreme Court of New Hampshire which sided with the City and ruled that paper currency was Constitutional.<p>The opinion of Jonathan Everett Sargent in the case of George vs. Concord.<p>The American lawyer and politician Jonathan Everett Sargent (1816-1890) served as the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, as President of the New Hampshire Senate and later as the Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court of Judicature.

$150.00

SHORT ROAD TO SPECIE-CURRENCY.

By Williams, John E. (1804-1877).

(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. <p>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!..."<p>Scarce.

$75.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ADRIEN FAVRE PRESENTING HIS WORK ON THE METRIC SYSTEM TO THE PRESIDENT OF AN INSTITUTION.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY ADRIEN FAVRE PRESENTING HIS WORK ON THE METRIC SYSTEM TO THE PRESIDENT OF AN INSTITUTION.

By Favre, Adrien. Author of an important work on the metric system. He was a high school teacher in Toulouse.

Toulouse [France]: December 13, 1930.. 1930.. Very good. - 79 words penned in black ink on the 1st side of a sheet of cream paper folded once to form 4 sides 8-1/2 inches high by 6 inches wide. Signed "A Favre". There is some very light soiling & some tiny marks to the blank 4th side. Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. <p>In this letter, written in French, Favre presents a copy of his book advocating the spread of the metric system [Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1930] to the president of an institution. He hopes that it will be of particular interest to the Americans. "J'ai l'honneur de vous adresser ce meme jour un exemplaire de mon livre 'Les Origines du Systeme Metrique' qui vient de paraitre. J'espere qu'on voudra bien y trouver quelques details capable d'interesser specialement les Americains..." Favre identifies himself in the letter as a teacher at a high school in Toulouse.

$75.00

AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by HENRY FAWCETT expressing his regrets that he can't attend the meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science.
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by HENRY FAWCETT expressing his regrets that he can't attend the meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science.

By Fawcett, Henry (1833-1884). British economist and satesman.

Aldeburgh, Suffolk: September 25, circa [1869]., [1869].. Good. - Over 35 words penned on a 4-3/4 inch high by 4-1/2 inch wide sheet. A brief letter addressed to the British barrister and historian Edwin Pears: "I have forwarded your letter to the Mayor of Brighton. I regret that I shall not be able to be present at the coming meeting at Bristol." Signed "Henry Fawcett". Once folded, the letter is mounted with glue from the verso of the corners onto slightly thicker stock from an album. <p>The British academic, statesman and economist Henry Fawcett (1833-1884) was blinded in a shooting accident when he was 25 years old. Despite the lost of his sight he continued with his studies, especially in the field of economics. Taking part in the Oxford Evolution Debate in 1860, he responded to a question as to whether he thought Bishop Wilberforce had actually read Darwin's "Origin of Species" by replying "Oh no, I would swear he never read a word of it" and went on to defend the logic behind Darwin's theories at the next meeting. He published several works including the "Manual of Political Economy", "The Economic Position of the British Labourer" and "Labour and Wages", becoming professor of Political Economy at Cambridge and later Rector at Glasgow University. Elected as Member of Parliament for Brighton in 1865, he campaigned for women's suffrage and met Elizabeth Garrett, to whom he unsuccessfully proposed. He later married her sister Millicent.

$50.00

FRAGMENT OF AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY EMILE LOUIS VICTOR DE LAVELEYE.
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FRAGMENT OF AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY EMILE LOUIS VICTOR DE LAVELEYE.

By de Laveleye, Emile Louis Victor. (1822-1892). Important Belgian economist.

Circa [1870].. [1870].. Good. - Octavo. The concluding section of a letter penned on one-and-a-half sides of a sheet of paper, 8-1/8 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide. Signed "Laveleye". There is a paper-clip mark & soiling to the top edge of both sides of the letter. There is a short tear to the top edge. Folded twice for mailing. Good. <p>The letter, which is in French, evidently deals with economic or personal financial matters.<p>Emile Louis Victor de Laveleye [1822-1892] was one of a group of young lawyers, doctors and critics, all old pupils of philosopher Francois Huet, who met weekly to discuss social and economic issues. This led Laveleye to publish articles expressing his views on these subjects, which contributed to his reputation as an economist. In 1864 he was elected to the chair of political economy at the state University of Liege. In 1873 he was one of the co-founders of the the Institut de Droit International.

$75.00

INCENTIVES UNDER CAPITALISM AND SOCIALISM.

By Laidler, Harry W.

New York: League for Industrial Democracy, (1933).. (1933).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wrappers. The binding is rubbed, bumped & soiled with some minor foxing & a few small stains. There is a tear to the spine at the top staple & the top half inch of the front wrap is detached. 54 pages. The page corners are lightly bumped. Good. <p>First edition.<p>Harry W. Laidler was the Executive Director of the League for Industrial Democracy, described in an introductory note as "a membership society engaged in education toward a social order based on production for use not profit".

$15.00

ADVANCED PLANNING WITH THE ULTRA-AFFLUENT: A Framework for Professional Advisers

By Prince, Russ Alan; Harris, Richard L

New York: Institutional Investors Newsletters, 2002. 2002. Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY RICHARD L. HARRIS - Octavo, red cloth in a dust wrapper. The front panel of the dust jacket is very lightly rubbed. xvii & 180 pages. Illustrated in black & white with tables & diagrams. Near fine. <p>First edition.<p>Inscribed in the year of publication by co-author Richard L. Harris: "4/21/02 / To George, / Who is one of the wealthiest people I know -- in friends and stuff / Richard". The book was originally published for the price of $400.00!

$45.00

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

By Townsend, George H

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. <p>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.<p>Scarce. No copies are located by COPAC.

$75.00

ESSAYS IN BIOGRAPHY

By Keynes, John Maynard

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1933).. (1933).. Good. - Octavo, blue cloth in a dust wrapper. The covers are unevenly darkened with some light spotting to the bottom edge of the rear cover. The spine is spotted. The dust jacket chipped with tears & pieces out and with its spine & extremities darkened. The jacket spine is rippled & discolored from humidity. x & 318 pages plus colophon. There is some light staining to the pastedowns & endpapers. 8 black-and-white plates [portraits of economists] with tissue guards. Good in a fair dust wrapper. <p>First American edition. Advance copy with the publisher's slip tipped onto the front flap of the dust wrapper.<p>Among the essays are biographies of Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, Robert Malthus, Alfred Marshall, F. Y. Edeworth, and F. P. Ramsey. Also included is Keynes's review of Trotsky's book "Where Is Britain Going?"

$75.00

RIVAL VIEWS OF MARKET SOCIETY and Other Recent Essays

By Hirschman, Albert O

(New York): Viking, (1986).. (1986).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. vii & 197 pages. Near fine. <p>First edition.

$50.00

THE SCOTTISH TRADE COURIER: A Record of Manufacturers and Traders who desire to develop Foreign and Colonial business. Textile and Allied Trades Section

By Cunliffe-Lister, Sir Philip

(Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.: Glasgow & West of Scotland Guardian Society Ltd., (1934).. (1934).. Good. - Small quarto [approximately 10-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], dark blue cloth titled in gilt with a vignette in red & gilt on the front cover. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped with a few small stains & with dampstaining to the top edge of the front cover. There is a tiny chip to the head of the spine. Unpaginated. Illustrated with a few pictorial ads in black & white. The top edges & top corners of the front pastedown & the first 13 pages are dampstained. Good. <p>'Seventeenth Year of Issue". The book includes three sections: English Section, Section Francaise and Seccion Espanol in those three languages. The foreword is by Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister, President of the Board of Trade, 1922-29.<p>There is the stamp of The D. Siegel company and the date 1934 on the first page.<p>Rare.

$75.00

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