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Biblio has plenty of rare, hard to find, and out of print books on the history of economic thought, and many of them can be found in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From books on the origins of capitalism to books authored by Karl Marx, there is a wide range of diversity featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. If you are interested in the history of economic thought, be sure to peruse the selection of rare and antique books below.

Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Schumpeter, Joseph A. [Signed]

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Hardcover. Boldly signed and dated, without inscription, by Schumpeter upon front free endpaper. A revision of the 1942 first edition with new material appraising the social changes wrought by WWII. xiv, 411...



On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by Ricardo,David

Octavo, 22.1 x 14.6 cm, 19th century quarter polished calf and marbled boards, calf edges to boards, spine with five raised bands, red morocco labels lettered gilt, leaf edges untrimmed, pp.viii + 589 + (1p) errata + (14pp) index, numerous pencil underlin...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books



Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1936. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Publishers dark blue cloth with four blind ruled lines on each board. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Aside from a couple of very small indents into the cloth on the spine...

From Paul Foster Books


New York Cooper's Society Membership Certificate No. 76, July Seventh, 1794. by New York Cooper's Society

Post-Revolutionary War era American artisan society membership certificate, dated July 7, 1794 signed by both artist and engraver, with its original, surviving bright colors, a hand painted engraved pictorial scene of New York City coopers at work on an a...

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Capital: a critical analysis of capitalist production. by MARX, Karl

1889 1st ed Karl MARX Capital German Capitalism Communism Socialism Das Kapital "The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope." ― Karl Marx 'Capital' is one of the most important and foundational texts on materialist capitalism, w...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. by SMITH,Adam

3 volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, contemporary red morocco labels lettered gilt with volume numbers in gilt, head and tails worn, leaf edges entirely uncut, pp.viii + 499 + (1) errata; vi + 518 + (5) appendix + (1) errata; v + ...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


DAS KAPITAL. Kritik der politischen Öekonomie. Erster Band. Buch I. Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Zweite verbesserte Auflage by MARX. KARL

Verlag von Otto Meissner. Hamburg. 1872. SECOND EDITION. 8vo. (8 x 5.7 inches). Title page, 830pp. A fine clean copy throughout, in a fine leather binding with chemise and clamshell box, by Karl-Heinz Neumann, created circa 1970. Full dark brown Buffalo ...

From Paul Foster Books


An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy by STEUART,SIR JAMES

Three volumes, octavo, contemporary pale Irish calf, contemporary dark red labels lettered and numbered gilt, slight wear to head and tails of volume II, pp. (4) + (8) + iii-xii + (6) + 426 + (2)adverts; (32) + 424; (8) + 431 + folding table of coins + ...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


Legal Foundations of Capitalism by John R. Commons

Extremely rare hardback copyright 1924 in good-plus condition; stated first edition, January 1924; well preserved withdrawal from university library with usual stamps and stickers; text block and burgundy boards tight and square; front board shows fading ...

From My November Guest Books



London, printed for Andrew Crooke, at the Green Dragon in St Pauls Church-yard, 1651, but circa 1680.. THIRD EDITION, "ORNAMENTS EDITION", 1651, but circa 1680. Good impression of the figure at top of engraved title, as often, after the first edition, im...

From Roger Middleton


The Works of Adam Smith, LL.D....With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart. In Five Volumes by Smith,Adam

5 volumes, octavo, contemporary calf, contemporary labels lettered in gilt, edges rubbed, covers scuffed, ruled in gilt, spines richly gilt, pp.xv +611; viii + (1) + 499; vi + 523; v + (1) + 515; iv + 584, engraved frontispiece portrait of Adam Smith to ...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


Principles of political economy : considered with a view to their practical application by MALTHUS, Thomas R. (1766-1834)

London: John Murray, Albermarle-Street, 1820. First Edition. Paper-covered Boards. First Edition, with the rare 4-page publisher's catalog, dated April 1820, of this classic of economic theory. 8vo: vi,601, 1]pp. "London: Printed by C. Roworth, Bell-yard...

From Fine Editions Ltd


Lectures on Political Economy, delivered in Trinity and Michaelmas Terms, 1833. by LONGFIELD,Mountifort

Octavo, contemporary cloth backed boards with loss of original paper to boards, printed paper label rubbed, pp.xii, 267, without the half title, a good copy. Blaug: Great Economists before Keynes, pp.135-137. Seligman: On some neglected British Economis...

From Hamish Riley-Smith Rare Books


Grundprobleme der Nationalokonomie; Untersuchungen uber Verfahren, Aufgaben und Inhalt der Wirtschafts Und Gesellschaftslehre by Mises, Ludwig Von

Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1933. An unsophisticated copy of this RARE Mises work, about Very Good, triangular chips top corner front wrapper and bottom corner rear wrapper, smaller chips at edges, rear wrapper separated at spine, paper loss to wrapp...

From Dale Steffey Books


MOTION STUDY: A Method for Increasing the Efficiency of the Workman by Gilbreth, Frank B. PRESENTATION/ ASSOCIATION COPY

New York: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1911. First Edition, Presentation/Association Copy of this seminal work on industrial efficiency, with Typed Letter SIGNED by Frank Gilbreth tipped in at front endpage, under his company's letterhead stationery. Dat...

From Dale Steffey Books


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