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Theory of Moral Sentiments

“SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

SMITH, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments. London, 1761.

Scarce and important second edition of Smith’s first book, the first with Smith’s major additions and revisions at the core of “his central concepts of sympathy and the impartial spectator” (Tribe, 14), a work increasingly regarded as “one of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world” (Amartya Sen). $16,500.

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Essays on Philosophical Subjects

"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 core volume of Smith's essays, issued posthumously, 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. $13,800.

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Propaganda

"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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Stock Market Theory and Practice

"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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Commercial and Notarial Precedents

"THE FIRST JEWISH AUTHOR TO HAVE A LAW BOOK PUBLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES"

MONTEFIORE, Joshua. Commercial and Notarial Precedents. Philadelphia, 1803.

First American edition of the groundbreaking work by Montefiore, the Jewish attorney born in England but long barred from practicing except as a notary public, this rare edition containing his substantial revisions to the 1802 English edition in his notes "scattered throughout… exclusively useful" to American legal principles, published less than ten years before he traveled to America and later made it his home, with Jefferson possessing a copy of an 1804 three-volume edition issued with a first American edition of Montefiore's Commercial Dictionary (1804), in contemporary full brown sheep. $7800.

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Ethics of Liberty

FIRST EDITION OF THE ETHICS OF LIBERTY, INSCRIBED IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION BY MURRAY ROTHBARD

ROTHBARD, Murray. Ethics of Liberty. Atlantic Highlands, N.J. 1982.

First edition of Rothbard's "second magnum opus… a pillar of the Rothbardian system" in its bold pursuit of principles introduced in Man, Economy and State, inscribed in the year of publication by Rothbard, the father of libertarianism: "To L— & L— F— Warmest regards to two genuine and uncompromising radical (i.e. genuine) libertarians. Murray Rothbard." $7200.

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Stock Market Theory and Practice

“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 of Schabacker’s comprehensive guide to the stock market, with 105 illustrations, charts, and diagrams, three folding. $7200.

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