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Rare economics books from Peter Harrington. Our extensive collection of first editions, autographed and signed and library sets spans subjects including economics, law, philosophy and politics, from authors including Keynes, Smith, Mill and Hamilton.

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. John Kenneth Galbraith.
    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 101353

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  5. 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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  6. The Works of Thomas Robert Malthus.
    First collected edition of Malthus's works, published as part of Pickering Masters series, edited by Professor E. A. Wrigley and Dr. David Souden, with a bibliography of the author's works. "Each Pickering Masters edition comprises an author's complete published works and in some cases works directly influenced by him as... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 112211

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  7. The Elements of Political Economy.
    First edition of Wayland's Elements of political economy, which "promptly displaced Jean Baptiste Say's Treatise on political economy as the principal economics text in American colleges. Designed to be useful to the layperson, Wayland's book inveighed against the statism of the French Revolution, the backwardness of the... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 112164

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  8. Essays on Political Economy: in which are illustrated the principal causes of the present national distress; with appropriate remedies.
    First edition, sometimes attributed to George Robertson, of these essays written by Huskisson after his resignation from Wellington's government in 1828. Basically Smithian in approach, the Essays "propose some important financial reforms, repudiate the landowners' monopoly, and most notably, anticipate J. S. Mill's concept... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 111977

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  9. Report of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce for the Year 1876-77.
    First and only edition, decidedly scarce: no copies cited in either Copac or OCLC. This attractive copy has an excellent provenance: bearing, on the front cover, the gilt arms and motto ("crux mihi grata quies" - "the cross gives me welcome rest") of the Adam family. This is almost certainly from the library of Sir Frank... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 111938

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  10. Individualism and Economic Order.
    First UK Edition, first Impression. A collection of essays pursuing and expanding on themes developed in Hayek's landmark work, The Road to Serfdom. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 110000

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  11. Money Credit & Commerce.
    First edition, first impression. The third volume in a planned four book series exploring "the direction of man's efforts for the attainment of material ends: and to search for possibilities of improvements Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 111779

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  12. Metodo de llevar y uniformar la cuenta y razon en las contadurias principales del reino, y tratado teorico-practico para las casas de comercio: Ordenado por Don Ramon Vald
    First edition of a scarce work introducing a standard method of accounting for use by the main Comptrollers of the kingdom of Spain, with a theoretical and practical treatise for business houses, illustrated with examples, complete with the 4-page Adicion. Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 111621

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  13. Epistemological Problems of Economics. Translated by George Reisman.

    Epistemological Problems of Economics. Translated by George Reisman.

    Princeton, New Jersey, Toronto, London, and New York: 1960

    First edition in English of von Mises's Grundprobleme der National Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 112918

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  14. Economic Policy for a Free Society.
    First edition. A classic Libertarian manifesto presented as a "unified and comprehensive set of principles" (IESS), by a founder of the Chicago School. Simons exerted a profound and lasting influence on post-war thinking about the role of government in achieving economic stability. The work contains twelve previously published... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 112902

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  15. A History of the Greenbacks
    First edition, first printing, of the author's acclaimed study of the impact of inflation on the economy of the Union. "From 1860 to 1864, textiles quadrupled in price as a result of the dearth of cotton. In general, wholesale prices rose more than did retail prices. The inflation imposed a heavy tax on working men, estimated... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 112868

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  16. Laws of Wages.
    First edition of the author's first book. Henry Moore taught economics at Johns Hopkins, Smith College and finally Columbia University. He is most famous for his pioneering work in econometrics. Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 111315

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  17. The Principles of Scientific Management.
    First trade edition in a publisher's deluxe or binding with the name of Olaf Nelson gilt stamped to front board. The style of binding and manner of gilt-stamping the name to front board is identical to other contemporary association copies of this important business text. The owner is likely to have been N. O. Nelson (1844-1922),... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 112738

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  18. Éléments d'économie politique pure ou théorie de la richesse sociale.
    First edition of part one, written by one of the leading mathematical economists. Three years after Jevons and Menger, but independently of them, Walras here enunciated the theory of marginal utility. In this work he continued and refined the work inherited from his father and was successful in developing the law of general... Learn More
    £13,750

    Stock Code: 112640

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  19. Lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue and Arms.
    First edition of this collection of notes taken from Adam Smith's early lectures. It contains the formative ideas behind the The Wealth of Nations. "Based on a set of student notes from Smith's lectures, probably delivered during the session 1763-4, that came into Cannan's hands in the spring of 1895" (Tribe). Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 107817

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  20. Essays on Hayek. Edited by Fritz Machlup. Foreword by Milton Friedman.

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