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Economics and social sciences rare books from Peter Harrington. Our extensive collection of first editions, autographed and signed and library sets spans subjects including economics, law, philosophy and politics.

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  1. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
    First edition of the second volume of Das Kapital, edited from Marx's manuscripts by Friedrich Engels. "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 111888

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  2. Eichmann in Jerusalem.
    First edition in German, translated from the English by Brigitte Granzow. Originally published in 1963 by Viking Press, New York. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 100755

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  3. Herr Vogt.
    First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete. It is an answer to the slanders against himself, Engels and their supporters which appeared in Karl Vogt's 1859 pamphlet, Mein Prozess gegen die Allgemeine Zeitung. "Herr Vogt is Marx's 'forgotten' work. Mentioned... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 86306

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  4. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band Buch I: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Fünfte Auflage.
    A very attractive, uniformly bound set of Marx's masterpiece, The set comprises the fifth edition of volume 1, the third edition of volume 2, and the second edition of volume 3. Only the first edition of the first volume appeared in Marx's lifetime; the other volumes were published from his manuscripts by Engels. The second... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 85400

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  5. Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, the life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca.
    First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513. The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial... Learn More
    £65,000

    Stock Code: 107613

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  6. Drop-head title: Treasury Department, January 6, 1791. Sir, I have the Honor to transmit to you a Report to the House of Representatives, relative to Appropriations of Money, for certain Purposes therein mentioned.
    First edition of the first Federal budget, prepared by Alexander Hamilton, first Secretary of the Treasury and submitted to F. A. Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives. "As America's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton stands alone in the annals of American financial history. One of the founding... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 95550

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  7. Towards the Understanding of Karl Marx.
    £35

    Stock Code: 96254

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  8. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
    Second edition, first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 96622

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  9. Europe Since The War.
    Second edition, first impression of this brief history of post-war Europe, revised to 1936, whereas the previous edition concluded in 1932, a year prior to its publication. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £20

    Stock Code: 96242

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  10. Europe Since The War.
    Third edition, first impression of this brief history of post-war Europe, revised to 1939. The previous editions, published in 1933 and 1936, concluded in 1932 and 1936 respectively. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £15

    Stock Code: 96243

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  11. The Economic Consequences of the New Deal.
    First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. A critique of Roosevelt's New Deal, concluding that "a first-rate earthquake, from coast to coast, could have re-established scarcity much more effectively, and put all the survivors to work for the greater glory of Big Business Learn More
    £30

    Stock Code: 96370

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  12. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, first impression. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. From the publisher's archive. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 96375

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  13. Post D. Some Experiences of an Air Raid Warden.
    First edition, fourth impression. First published in March the same year. A memoir of Strachey's experiences as a London air-raid warden. Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893 Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 96377

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  14. Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)
    "In the academic year 18767 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical..."> Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture, "Three Forces", read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877.
    "In the academic year 18767 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 86058

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  15. Patterns of Negro Segregation.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 101481

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  16. John Kenneth Galbraith.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 101353

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  17. Woman: A Vindication.
    £275

    Stock Code: 101329

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  18. Commentaries on the Laws of England.
    First editions of volumes three and four, third edition of the first, and second edition of the second; with the ownership inscription of Cornish landowner and tory politician Henry Hawkins Tremayne (1741-1829) to the title page of the third volume. The Tremaynes were a family of wealthy landowners who were heavily involved... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 101300

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  19. Essays on Truth and Reality.
    First edition, first impression of this collection of essays in which Bradley developed his theory of absolute idealism, previously expounded in Appearance and Reality (1893). Bradley is remembered as one of the last idealists, and his philosophy was notably the subject of T. S. Eliot's unpresented doctoral thesis at Harvard,... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 112515

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  20. Rechtliche Wirthschaftsstze und Cautelen bey Contracten, Kaufen, Verkaufen, Verpachten und Verwalten ffentlicher oder Privatgter, so weit sich ein Wirth und Cammeralist davon Kenntniss erwerben muss.
    Scarce first edition of a legal guide for estate and land managers, written by the son of the German jurist Georg Zincke, with an introductory biography of his father at the beginning of the work. In a series of 305 paragraphs, the author explains all the legal ins and outs of contracts, obligations, buying, selling, brokering,... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 110668

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