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"IN POLITICAL ECONOMY I THINK SMITH'S WEALTH OF NATIONS THE BEST BOOK EXTANT" (JEFFERSON): 1791 EDITION OF WEALTH OF NATIONS WITH 1792 EDITION OF HIS THEORY OF MORAL SENTIMENTS, THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF THE "INVISIBLE HAND"

SMITH, Adam. Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth.of Nations… WITH: Theory of Moral Sentiments. London / Edinburgh, 1791, 1792. Five volumes.

Splendid set of Smith's Wealth of Nations, the first published after his death, sixth edition—"the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), together with Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, his first book, seventh edition—"Smith himself ranked it above Wealth of Nations"—rarely found together, a memorable five volumes from the library of leading German Neo-Kantian Heinrich Rickert, beautifully bound in contemporary tree calf gilt. $15,000.

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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ECONOMIC TREATISE OF THE 20TH CENTURY

KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. London, 1936.

First edition of Keynes' last major work, considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century, rarely found in the original dust jacket. With Keynes clipped signature laid in. $13,000.

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“THE UNDISPUTED BIBLE OF ECONOMIC DOCTRINE”

MILL, John Stuart. Principles of Political Economy. London, 1848. Two volumes.

First edition of Mill's important and influential work on political economy, "the undisputed bible of economic doctrine" (Roll, 353), a beautiful copy in original cloth. $12,000.

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"THE EARLIEST MANUAL, IN ANY LANGUAGE, OF THE PRINTING TRADE"

(PRINTING, et al.) MOXON, Joseph. Mechanick Exercises. London, 1683[-1684]. Two volumes bound as one.

Rare first edition of Moxon's guide to the chief trades of his day, with the all-important second volume devoted entirely to the printing trade, the first such manual published in any language—as well as the first English book to describe ink making—illustrated with 49 (of 60) engraved plates, 25 of which relate to the printing trade. Issued in parts, "very few complete sets have been preserved, the work being, perhaps, the most difficult to obtain in the whole range of typographical literature" (Bigmore & Wyman). In this copy, the volume on printing was bound without one part only—the three numbers on letter-cutting—and thus wants 48 pages from the total of 394 and ten plates from the total of 35, but includes complete chapters and their accompanying illustrations on printing, the construction and functions of the press, mold-making and the casting of letters, the duties of compositors, correctors, pressmen, and warehouse-keepers, and includes a lengthy dictionary of terms at the end. $12,000.

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"THE FATHER OF PUBLIC RELATIONS": PROPAGANDA, SIGNED BY EDWARD BERNAYS

BERNAYS, Edward L. Propaganda. New York, 1928.

First edition of Bernays' Propaganda, signed by him, the controversial work n which he boldly proclaims the "conscious and intelligent manipulation… of the masses is an important element in democratic society," pivotal in developing "his lifelong dictum that everything is a matter of public relations, whether the individual knows it or not” (Manning, 24-5), in original gilt-stamped cloth. $11,500.

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"THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC TREATISE ON ECONOMICS FROM THE PEN OF AN AMERICAN": VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF RAYMOND'S INFLUENTIAL THOUGHTS ON POLITICAL ECONOMY, 1820

RAYMOND, Daniel. Thoughts on Political Economy. Baltimore, 1820.

First edition of Raymond's pioneering work on political economy, boldly challenging Smith's Wealth of Nations in opposing laissez faire, free trade and principles of individualism, praised by John Adams as "a proud monument of American literature," arguing government "should be like a good shepherd, who supports and nourishes the weak and feeble ones in his flock," one of only750 copies, a very scarce uncut copy. $9500.

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"THERE SEEMS NO REASON WHY THE AVERAGE STUDENT SHOULD NOT REAP THE REWARDS OF SUCCESSFUL STOCK MARKET OPERATION"

SCHABACKER, Richard W. Stock Market Theory and Practice. New York, 1930.

First edition, first printing of Schabacker's first book, his pioneering 1930 volume on the stock market, with 105 illustrations, charts and diagrams, three folding, including folding frontispiece of the financial district, an especially handsome copy in bright original dust jacket. $9200.

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INSCRIBED BY FISHER TO FELLOW STABLE MONEY ADVOCATE RALPH WESCOTT, IN SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

FISHER, Irving. Money Illusion. New York, 1928. First edition, presentation/association copy, of this analysis of currency instability by America's first great economist, warmly inscribed by Fisher in the year of publication to a fellow stable money proponent, "To Mr. Ralph W. Wescott with the compliments and love of Irving Fisher, August, 1928." $8500.

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