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“THE FIRST AND GREATEST CLASSIC OF MODERN ECONOMIC THOUGHT”

SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London, 1776. Two volumes.

First edition of Smith’s masterpiece, the most important work in modern economic thought. A lovely association copy from the library of Smith's friend and correspondent Thomas Wharton, Commissioner of Excise for Scotland from 1771-1809. $165,000.

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“PROFITS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, BUT LOSSES NEVER DO”

LIVERMORE, Jesse L. How to Trade in Stocks. New York, 1940.

First edition of the only book by Jesse Livermore, one of Wall Street’s most flamboyant stock traders, featuring the first in-depth explanation of the famed Livermore Formula, his highly successful trading method still in use today, and containing 16 full color charts. A stunning copy in extremely scarce unrestored original dust jacket. $20,000.

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VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF MARX’S MAGNUM OPUS, DAS KAPITAL

MARX, Karl. Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production. London, 1887. Two volumes.

First edition in English of the first part of Marx’s landmark Das Kapital, the only part published in his lifetime, containing substantial revisions made by Marx for the first French translation, this two-volume work edited by Engels and translated from the third German edition. A very scarce and important printing of a seminal work in economic and political thought. $17,000.

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“GAVE LOCKE A PERMANENT PLACE AMONG THE FOUNDERS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY”

[LOCKE, John]. Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest. London, 1692. First edition of Locke’s important economic tract, “one of the scarcest and also one of the most important of his writings on mercantile and monetary theory” (AMEX Bank Library 269). $15,000.

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“THE ABLEST MASTER OF POLITICAL ARITHMETIC” (HAMILTON)

POSTLETHWAYT, Malachy. Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. London, 1751-1755. Two volumes.

First edition of Postlethwayt's massive work, the "most influential source" for Alexander Hamilton in crafting America's financial system and the "inspiration for U.S. industrial policy" in its impressive two-volume assemblage of international treaties and laws of manufacturing, maritime commerce and much more, complete with 26 folding tables and 24 large folding maps, including many of North and South America, as well as those of Europe, Asia and Africa. $14,500.

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“A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS”

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this scarce posthumous collection of Smith's essays, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume, handsomely bound. $14,500.

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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL ECONOMIC TREATISE OF THE 20TH CENTURY, FIRST EDITION IN THE SCARCE ORIGINAL DUST JACKET

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. $14,000.

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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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“ITS APPEARANCE FORMED A NEW ERA” IN POLITICAL ECONOMY

RICARDO, David. On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. Georgetown, D.C, 1819.

First American edition, one of only 500 copies, of this most important work by Ricardo—"the first 'scientific economist" (PMM)—based on the first London edition of 1817, uncut and partially unopened. $8500.

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THE FIRST APPEARANCE OF JOHN OVERTON'S WONDERFULLY DETAILED, EARLY, AND LARGE 17TH-CENTURY FOLDING MAP OF AMERICA, DEPICTING CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, AS WELL AS HIS SPLENDID MAPS OF AFRICA, ASIA AND EUROPE

ROBERTS, Lewes. The Merchants Map of Commerce. London, 1671.

Second, expanded edition of Roberts' major work, "one of the earliest systematic treatises on its subject in English" (DNB)—this is the first edition to include John Overton's four splendidly detailed and large engraved folding maps of America, Africa, Asia and Europe, and in this edition "the description of 'America and the Provinces thereof,' pp. 47-64, contains much fuller accounts of New England, New Netherland, and other places, than that in the first edition" (Sabin). Handsomely bound in period-style paneled calf. $8500.

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