Collection of five pamphlets by Wilhelm Röpke (1899-1966). The pamphlets themselves are scarce, but what makes these special is that all five are inscribed by Röpke. From the collection of the late American-Romanian Economics Professor Anghel N. Rugina (the items bear his personal stamp). Masse und Demokratie [The Masses and Democracy]. 1957. 38 pp. 8 ½ x 5 ¼ inches. Erziehung zur Wirtschaftlichen Freiheit [Education towards Economic Freedom]. . 281-299 pp. 8 ½ x 5 ¼ inches. Das Problem der Lebensvorsorge in der Freien Gesellschaft [The Problem of Saving for Retirement in a Free Society]. 1956. 16 pp. 8 ¼ x 6 inches. Eigentum als Säule einer Freien Gesellschaft [Private Property as Pillar of a Free Society]. 1957. 441-447 pp. 8 ¾ x 6 inches. Al Di Là Dalla Domanda e Dall’ Offerta [Beyond Demand and Supply]. 1958. 15 pp. 9 ½ x 6 ½ inches. All in German except Beyond Demand and Supply, which is in Italian. All Very Good plus; some with light underlining.
REGULATIONS AND LAW RELATIVE TO INCOME TAX. DECEMBER 13, 1894 . Washington: Government Printing Office, 1894. 215 by 145mm (8½ by 5¾ inches). Pamphlet in wrappers; 46 pp. Very good with sun discoloration to cover.
Brissenden, Paul Frederick. THE LAUNCHING OF THE INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD . Berkeley: University of California Press, 5078. 270 by 180mm (10¾ by 7 inches). Original printed wrappers; 82 pp. Some pages unopened. Inscribed on the title page: “To Fred C. Mills. With best wishes. Paul F. Brissenden.” Mills is likely the same Mills who authored numerous Boy Scout manuals. Wrappers merely Good (staining and loss to lower right corner); interior Very Good.
Scherman, Harry. THE PROMISES MEN LIVE BY. A New Approach to Economics.. New York: Random House, 1938. 235 by 160mm (9¼ by 6¼ inches). Beige cloth boards with embossed title; xxvi, 492, including index. First Edition. Signed by the author and signed by James Wiborg – a pioneering Tacoma, Washington businessman to whom this copy presumably belonged. Very Good.
Hoyt, Elizabeth Elllis. CONSUMPTION IN OUR SOCIETY. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1938. 235 by 155mm (9¼ by 6 inches). Green cloth boards; vi, 420, including index. Gilt lettering to spine, sharp and distinct blind-stamped border to front panel. First Edition. Very Good; light bumping to head and foot, rubbing to tips, some minor nicks to side edge, slightly cocked spine but tight binding. Underlining in red pencil, primarily through page 69.
Mises, Ludwig von. EPISTEMOLOGICAL PROBLEMS OF ECONOMICS . Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand Company, 1960. 230 by 160mm (9 by 6¼ inches). Original canvas boards; xiii, , 239 pp. First English Edition (previously published in German in 1933). Ex library, but otherwise very good. Interior crisp.
Hayek, F.A. von. WAS DER GOLDWÄHRUNG GESCHEHEN IST [What Happened to Gold as Currency]. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1965. 225 by 145mm (8¾ by 5¾ inches). Brochure; 34,  pp. In German. Ex. lib.
Hayek, F.A. von. DIE DREI QUELLEN DER MENSCHLICHEN WERTE [The Three Origins of Human Values]. Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1979. 225 by 145mm (8¾ by 5¾ inches). Brochure; 54,  pp. In German. Ex. lib.
Fisher, Irving. INFLATION? New York: Adelphi Company, 1933. 190 by 130mm (7½ by 5 inches). Original canvas boards; 104 pp. First Edition. With 14 charts. Very Good.
No author. DIRECTIONS TO JUDGE WHETHER A NATION BE IN A THRIVING CONDITION, and How to Advance the Wealth and Power of Great-Britain; in Which Is Considered, the Letter in the Daily Journal, Jan. 8, 1728. London: Printed for H. Whitridge 1729. 36pp. Later marbled wrappers. Anonymous work. Goldsmiths’ Catalogue #6636.
[Jobert, Luis]. LA SCIENZA DELLE MEDAGLIE, ANTICHE E MODERNE… Opera Tradotta dal Linguaggio Francese Nell’ Italiano da Selvaggio Canturani. Venice: Lorenzo Baseggio 1728. 12mo. (16),454pp. Copper engraved printer’s device on title. Engraved frontispiece and 11 folding plates of ancient coins. Cont. vellum, somewhat soiled and top of spine chipped.
Campomanes, Pedro Rodriguez, Conde de. DISCURSO SOBRE EL FOMENTO DE LA INDUSTRIA POPULAR. Madrid: D. Antonio de Sancha 1774. Sm. 8vo. (8),cxcviii pp. Cont. vellum with fore-edge ties. Ownership inscription of 1808 on title. Some light soiling but a very good copy.
Best, Michael H. THE NEW COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THE RENEWAL OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY New York: Oxford University Press 2001. Original paper wrappers; xvii, , 286 pp. Index. Inscribed by the author to Stanley Engerman on the fly leaf: “To Stan. My favorite neoclassical economist. Michael Best”. Very good with very light bumping to edges.
Barro, Robert and Grossman, Herschel. MONEY, EMPLOYMENT AND INFLATION Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1976. Original green canvas boards; xii, 263,  pp. Index of names. Inscribed by co-author Robert Barro to Stanely Engerman on the fly leaf: “To Stan. A book that is about up to par with my squash game. Robert Barro. 5/1/76” Very good to near fine; slight damage to dust jacket (including a small 3 by 3 mm hole).
Rockoff, Hugh. THE FREE BANKING ERA A RE-EXAMINATION New York: Arno Press 1975. Original blue canvas boards; ix, , 141,  pp. Ads. a volume in Dissertations in American American Economic History. Stanley Engerman’s personal copy. Inscribed by the author on the fly leaf: “For Stan. With sincere best wishes. – Hugh” Very good with light soiling to boards; light crush damage to bottom of first 15 pages.
Corden, W.M. THE THEORY OF PROTECTION Oxford: Clarendon Press 1971. Original black canvas boards; xiii, , 263. Index. Dust jacket. First Edition. Stanley Engerman’s personal copy with his name in fountain pen on the flyleaf. Inscribed by the author on fly leaf: “To Stan. With warm thanks. Without you it would have been a longer book. – Max” Very good to near fine.
Robinson, Joan. THE ECONOMICS OF IMPERFECT COMPETITION London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1954. Original black canvas boards; xii, 352 pp. 10th Edition. Stanley Engerman’s personal copy with his name in fountain pen on the flyleaf, numerous pages of underlining, drawn in graphs (at times in color), and insightful marginalia. Very good with bumping and wear to top and bottom of spine; paper yellowed (and, of course, with Engerman’s commentary).
Graaff, J. de V. THEORETICAL WELFARE ECONOMICS Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1957. Original green boards; x, 178 pp. Index. First Edition. Francis M. Bator’s personal copy with his name and “Cambridge 1958” in pen on the flyleaf, numerous pages of heavy underlining and insightful marginalia (numbering of concepts, footnote cross-references, and statements of explanation). Along with a notepad sized page of graphs and notes by Bator. Very good, with sunning to the covers (and of course, with Bator’s numerous comments).
Nurkse, Ragnar. PROBLEMS OF CAPITAL FORMATION IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES Oxford: Basil Blackwell 1953. Original dark blue boards; , 163 pp. Second Edition. Francis M. Bator’s personal copy with his name and “Cambridge 1954” in fountain pen on the flyleaf, several pages of heavy underlining and insightful marginalia. Along with 2 letter-size pages of hand-written notes pertaining to the book by Bator; type script copy of a review of this book by economist Helen B. Lamb (1906-1975); and an additional 3 page type script review of this book (by Bator?). Very good, faded spine and light bumping to corners (and of course, Bator’s comments throughout). Included ephemera folded and merely good.
Meade, James E. PROBLEMS IN ECONOMIC UNION Chicago: The University of Chicago Press 1953. Original tan boards; ix, , 120 pp. First Edition. Francis M. Bator’s personal copy with his name and “Cambridge 1953” in fountain pen on the flyleaf. Along with, a notepad sheet printed “Massachusetts Institute of Technology” with Bator’s hand-written notes/index. Very good with bumping to corners and spine; notepad sheet merely good.
Wicksell, Knut. LECTURES ON POLITICAL ECONOMY VOLUME ONE. GENERAL THEORY. VOLUME TWO. MONEY. London: Routledge 1949 – Volume One; 1946 – Volume Two. Original green cloth boards; xxiii, , 299; vi, 237 pp. Volume One is the Fifth Impression; Volume Two is the Second Impression. Francis M. Bator’s personal copy with his name and “Cambridge 1950” in fountain pen on the flyleaf of both volumes. Volume One with approximately 50+ non-consecutive pages of underlining and marginalia. No commentary by Bator in Volume Two. Very good.
Schumpeter, Joseph A. THE THEORY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AN INQUIRY INTO PROFITS, CAPITAL, CREDIT, INTEREST, AND THE BUSINESS CYCLE Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1949. Original red canvas boards; xii, 255 pp. First Edition – Third Printing. Francis M. Bator’s personal copy with his name and “Dec. 1949” in fountain pen on the flyleaf, approximately 56 pages of heavy underlining and insightful marginalia (numbering of concepts, footnote cross-references, and statements of explanation). Very good, spine fading and light rubbing to boards (and of course, Bator’s notations).
Hawtrey, R. G.. MONETARY RECONSTRUCTION London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1923. Original green canvas boards; vii, , 147 pp. First Edition. “Frank D. Graham” in fountain pen to fly leaf. Very good, top and bottom of spine with heavy wear, light rubbing and bumping to boards, paper yellowed.
Gilbart, James William. LECTURES ON THE HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES OF ANCIENT COMMERCE London: Printed by Waterlow and Sons 1847. Orig. blind stamped brown cloth boards; xxiv, 316 pp. Index. A presentation copy inscribed on the title page by the author. Good plus, cloth a bit faded, extremities of spine lightly frayed and top 3 inches of spine “burst” open. Interior very good. Prior owner’s stamp to fly leaf.
Cooke, Edward. THOUGHTS ON THE EXPEDIENCY OF REPEALING THE USURY LAWS London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely and Jones 1818. Disbound; , 58 pp.
Comber, William Turner. A VIEW OF THE NATURE AND OPERATION OF BANK CURRENCY AS CONNECTED WITH THE DISTRESSES OF THE COUNTRY London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones 1817. Disbound; iv, 54pp.
Condillac, Étienne Bonnot de. LE COMMERCE ET LE GOUVERNMENT CONSIDÉRÉS RELATIVEMENT L’UN À L’AURE. OUVRAGE ÉLEMENTAIRE. NOUVELLE EDITION. [TRADE AND GOVERNMENT, CONSIDERED RELATIVELY TO ONE ANOTHER…] Paris: Letellier & Maradan 1795. Modern marbled paper covered boards; iv, 380 pp. Uncut copy. Second Edition (the first is 1776). In French. Very good, with prior owner’s stamp to title page, some pages lightly browned.
[Sarpi, Paolo]. FATHER PAUL OF BENEFICIARY MATTERS: OR THE DUES OF THE ALTAR BEING, A COMPLEAT HISTORY OF ECCLESIASTICAL REVENUES. SHEWING, I. THEIR RISE, PROGRESS, AND THE VARIOUS MEANS BY WHICH THEY HAVE ACCRUED TO THE CHURCH… THAT ECCLESIASTICKS BECOME TOO GREEDY IN ACQUIRING ESTATES… THE ORIGINAL OF TYTHES…[TRANSLATED BY CHRISTOPHER HAYES] London: Printed for Olive Payne 1730. Cont. calf; , xviii-xxi, , xxii-xlviii, , 260 pp. Corners rounded, rebacked, red morocco spine label, marbled end papers. The preliminaries are paginated quite irregularly, but perfectly complete. Woodcut initials and headpieces. A very good copy; rubbing to covers (heavy rubbing on a ½ by ½ inch square area); ½ by 1½ inch section cut from fly-leaf (likely to remove the prior owner’s name); light foxing – but overall quite a nice copy.
Carley, Francis D.. FINANCIAL FORECAST New York: Office of the Monetary Trust March 23, 1896. Fold to standard letter size 4 page financial newsletter. Good plus with multiple fold marks and paper starting to separate at one of the creases.
Beatty, John. HIGH TARIFF OR LOW TARIFF, WHICH? ANSWER TO “COIN’S FINANCIAL SCHOOL.” THE CAUSE OF LOW PRICES. [Columbus, Ohio]: [Hann & Adair] 1897. Original red cloth boards; , 155, ; , 79, ; 15. With three separate parts. The second section has its own title-page, reading: To the Readers of Coin’s Financial School. An Answer, and imprint as follows: “Published by S. K. Donavin, of Columbus, Ohio, 1895.” Apparently inscribed by Gen. John Beatty on flyleaf. Good plus; wear and soiling to boards; heavy dust to edges; interior clean.
Randolph, Carman F. THE “HOME MARKET” AND THE FEDERAL SURPLUS New York: The Reform Club 1888. Original printed green wrappers; 64 pp. Removed from a bound volume of pamphlets, paper spine mostly chipped away.
Kelley, Willaim Darrah. THE FINANCES WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENCE OF THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, GIVING THE VIEWS OF THE HON. WM. D. KELLEY TO THE PHILADELPHIA PRESS, NOVEMBER 4, 1873. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, Industrial Publisher 1873. Pamphlet; 16 pp. Stabbed & tied at inner margin. Small tear at top of final leaf with a loss of 3 letters in the headline.
Cragin, Aaron H. IRON SHIPS AND THE RESTORATION OF COMMERCE SPEECH OF HON. AARON H. CRAGIN, OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, DELIVERED IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES. FEBRUARY 6, 1873. Washington, D.C.: Chronicle Publishing Company 1873. Unopened folded pamphlet; 16 pp. Good plus with light soiling; paper brittle.
Davis, Garret. THE PUBLIC CREDIT SPEECH OF HON. GARRET DAVIS, OF KENTUCKY, ON THE BILL TO STRENGTHEN THE PUBLIC CREDIT, DELIVERED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, FEBRUARY 27TH, 1869. Washington, D.C.: Intelligence Printing House 1869. Unopened folded pamphlet; 8 pp. Some soiling and creasing.
Ramsey, Alexander. SPEECH OF ALEX. RAMSEY OF PENNSYLVANIA ON THE BILL FOR THE REDUCTION OF THE TARIFF. DELIVERED IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 1846. Washington, D.C.: Printed at the Office of Blair and Rives 1846. String bound pamphlet; 12 pp. Double column text. Stabbed & tied at inner margin. Title page with a few stains.
Casey, Douglas R. THE INTERNATIONAL MAN THE COMPLETE GUIDEBOOK TO THE WORLD’S LAST FRONTIERS. FOR FREEDOM SEEKERS, INVESTORS, ADVENTURERS, SPECULATORS, AND EXPATRIATES. Alexandria: Alexandria House Books 1981. Original paper boards; XVI, 143,  pp. Third Edition. With dust jacket. With a preface by Harry Browne and a foreword by Harry D. Schultz. Illustratred with graphs and tables throughout comparing countries around the world. Very good with a few underlines in text. Dust jacket merely good with chipping and wear.
Somary, Wolfgang. DIE KOSMOLOGIE DES GELDES [THE COSMOLOGY OF MONEY] Schaffhausen: Novalis 2008. Original illustrated boards; 240 pp. Second Edition. In German. Nicely illustrated throughout. Near fine; corners bumped.
IMPORTANT NINETEENTH-CENTURY AND MODERN PRINTS, COMPRISING THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE DR. FELIX SOMARY AND OTHER OWNERS. LONDON, TUESDAY 23RD APRIL, 1974 [SOTHEBY & CO. AUCTION CATALOG] London: Sotheby & Co 1974. Original paper wrappers; 108 pp. Pamphlet with lot numbers and price estimates laid in. Together with, Fine Old Master Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, Comprising The Propety of The Late Dr. Felix Somary…and other owners. London, Thursday 11th July 1974 [Sotheby & Co. Auction Catalog] London: Sotheby & Co, 1974. 240 by 180mm (9½ by 7 inches). Original paper wrappers; 79 pp. Pamphlet with lot numbers and price estimates laid in. Both catalogues extensively illustrated with Felix Somary’s artwork collection. April Catalogue: Good plus; mild wear to wraps, with bump to head of spine; soiling to bottom edges of pages. July Catalogue: Very good with light damage to spine.
von Böhm-Bawerk, Eugen. POSITIVE THEORIE DES KAPITALES VIERTE, UNVERÄNDERTE AUFLAGE. MIT EINEM GELEITWORT VON PROF. DR. FRIEDRICH WIESER, WIEN. ERSTER BAND [UND] ZWEITER BAND. [POSITIVE THEORY OF CAPITAL… 4TH UNCHANGED EDITION. WITH A FOREWORD BY PROF. DR. FRIEDRICH WIESER…] Jena: Gustav Fischer 1921. 1/4 cloth with original brown boards; XXIV, 488; VIII, 350,  pp.
Seelye, Juilus Hawley. THE CURRENCY QUESTION SPEECH OF JULIUS H. SEELYE, OF MASSACUSETTS, IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1876. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office 1876. Disbound pamphlet; 8 pp. Julius Hawley Seelye (1824-1895), independent US. House Representative of Massachusetts gave this pro-sound currency speech.
August 30, 1856 original check for $1,500. Remitted to “Stockton” and issued by Adams & Co. Bankers. Hole with small tear marks in center – likely where the check was attached to a pin-wall.
Harper, Alexander. SPEECH OF MR. HARPER, OF OHIO ON THE BILL TO AUTHORIZE THE REISSUING OF TREASURY NOTES… Washington: Gates & Seaton 1838. Disbound pamphlet; 16 pp. Alexander Harper (1786-1860)
Frankfurth, Ernst. GELDBRIEFE VOM SILBERSTROM [LETTERS ON MONEY FROM THE SILVER STREAMS] Montevideo: Roturando Adelantas 1915. Original purple-brown wrappers; 88pp (+ 1 loose leaf errata). In German.
Aktins, Willard E. GOLD AND YOUR MONEY WITH ILLUSTRATIONS AND GRAPHS. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company 1934. Orange cloth boards; 164pp. Plus photographic frontispiece and two full-page photographic plates. Orange cloth titled boldly black; in orange dust jacket printed in blue and gilt. First Edition, published February 1934. Frontispiece is a collage with metallic onlay color (shows all the minted gold in the world as if melted together into a huge cube sitting in the middle of Wall Street). One photographic plate showing a farm auction is entitled “Farm Foreclosing Ushers in Civil War in 1933-34” and the 2nd photographic plate is of a drawing of bulls running in front of the stock market “A Contributing Factor to the Depression”. Nice vignette block print head-pieces, in-text cartoons and figures.
Wegerif, Boudewijn. “THE DOLLAR IS THE CURRENCY OF OUR CRUCIFIXION.” LIBERATION FROM MONEY AND THE CROSS Oxford: Friends . Staplebound pamphlet; 44 pp. Produced in concert with the Swedish group Communidad, an anarcho-atheist communal organization. Several photos and illustrations throughout. Very good plus; paper toned.
Whitney, Richard. ADDRESS ON “MILITARISM, UNEMPLOYMENT + INFLATION” – ANTI-DRAFT CONFERENCE 12/11/’79 San Francisco: [self published by the author] 1979. Handwritten 1 pg. cover-letter along with 8 lvs. standard letter sized stapled photocopies of a handwritten speech. Very good; folded once, old paperclip rust stains; photocopy a little faded but legible (aside from the handwriting, at times).
Young People’s Socialist League / Socialist Party of Massachusetts. THE WAR AND INFLATION Cambridge: YPSL 1970. Single standard letter sized flyer, mimeographed text both sides. Mild edge wear with date penned at upper right corner; old fold marks; minor sunning to bottom edge.
Drinkwater, John and “Throgmorton” – contributors. ECONOMIC BULLETIN NEW SERIES – NUMBER 7, SEPTEMBER 1965. TWO ARTICLES, “A NOTE ON THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SYSTEM” AND A VERY SHORT ONE “EXPORTS OF BRITISH PRIVATE CAPITAL TO THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES”. London: Economic Committee of the Communist Party 1965. Side-stapled mimeographed; 35 pp. Very good except for rusting staples.
Ala’ilima, Fay C. SAMOAN VALUES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRELIMINARY DRAFT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, EAST-WEST CENTER [Honolulu]: [self-published by the author] 1964. Mimeographed sheets stapled in upper left corner; 17 pp. Later published by the East-West Center as a 13-page pamphlet of the same title attributed to Vaiao J. Ala’ilima and Fay C Ala’ilima and published in the East-West Center Review Vol 1, Nr. 3 February 1965. Very good; very minor discoloring and rubbing to 1st page.
Stark, Leonhard. Single page A4 sized original typed signed letter dated March 22, 1963 from Stark (in Bromma, Sweden) to historian Sebastian Hafner (in Hamburg, Germany). Along with 1 page type script “Aristokratische Demokratie” and small format advertisement for his book [“The German of Tomorrow”]. All in German. Letter very good (folded twice); added type script merely good with fold crease and small tear with very minor text loss.
Bloomfield, Arthur I. MONETARY POLICY UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL GOLD STANDARD 1880-1914 New York: Federal Reserve Bank of New York October 1959. Original yellow wrappers; 62,pp. With an introduction by Alfred Hayes (1910-1989), President of the New York Federal Reserve. This is economist Stanley Engerman’s (1936- ) personal copy with numerous underlines, check marks and 1 hand-drawn graph. Very good; some fading to cover and spine; small black mark to cover. Stamp to title page: “This book is being sent to you on a complimentary basis” [presumably sent from the Federal Reserve to Engerman]. “S. Engerman” in pen on title page.
Cross, Ira B. CALIFORNIANS AND HARD MONEY [Berkeley]: [University of California] 1946. Stapled pamphlet in tan wraps; 15pp. Reprinted essay from California Folklore Quarterly. Introduction by Robert Sproul (1891-1975), 1st system-wide president of the U.C. system. Written in the form of a question posed by Samuel T. Farquhar (1890-1949) and answered by Ira. B. Cross (1880-1977). Very good, fold mark to cover.
DEUTSCHE GOLD & SILBER SCHEIDE-ANSTALT VORMALS RÖSSLER TECHNISCHE ABTEILUNG. PREIS VERZEICHNIS NO 10. [GERMAN GOLD AND SILVER REFINERY FORMERLY RÖSSLER. TECHNICAL DIVISION. PRICE INDEX NO 10.] Frankfurt: [Degussa] [ca. 1904]. Green loose-leaf binder; 4, 16, 14, 8, 12, 6, 10, 14, 18, 20pp. (a total of 122 pp. divided into company divisions A through J; this binder complete). In German. Together with: P.F. Dujardin & Co. Düsseldorf. Gas Brenner und Gas Öfen für hohe Temperaturen nach Meker […Gas Burners and Gas Ovens for High Temperatures After the Meker Design] Düsseldorf: Dujardin, [ca. 1920]. 225 by 150mm (9 by 6 inches). Original gray illustrated wrappers; 84 pp. On the cover “Meker Brenner” [Meker Burners]. In German.
Miller, Henry G. CHAPTERS ON SILVER Chicago: Coin Publishing Company 1894. Original gray printed wrappers; 110, 2pp. (ads for Coin’s Financial Series). Very good; lightly soiled wrappers, light damage to front cover corners, and browned throughout.
Huttenbach, August. THE SILVER STANDARD AND THE STRAITS CURRENCY QUESTION Singapore: Fraser and Neave 1903. Original red canvas boards; [xi], 147pp. Good. Front hinge separated, damp stains on front board, boards rubbed, bottom fore-edge corner pages slightly stained red, minor foxing on endpapers.
Edwards, Edward. THE NAPOLEON MEDALS A COMPLETE SERIES OF THE MEDALS STRUCK IN FRANCE, ITALY, GREAT BRITAIN AND GERMANY, FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE EMPIRE IN 1804, TO THE RESTORATION IN 1815, ENGRAVED BY THE PROCESS OF ACHILLES COLLAS, WITH HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES London: Henry Hering 1837. Lg. folio; x, 168pp. Plus a frontispiece and 40 plates with multiple images, done by an early photo-engraving process. Later 1/2 black calf, gilt ornamented spine, over textured gray cloth. A portion of the original brown cloth, gilt, with the printed title, is mounted on the front cover. Bound in at front are the prospectuses for 2 other contemporary medalic plate books. Very good; plates with some foxing (as is usual for this book); title page with some offset browning from the frontispiece; dark stain at top fore-edge of final plates (images not affected). Small oval library blind stamp at bottom of title page and one other leaf.
Rouille, Guillaume. PRIMA [LA SECONDA] PARTE DEL PRONTVARIO DE LA MEDAGLIE DE PIU ILLUSTRI & FULGENTI HUOMINI & DONNE, DAL PRINCIPIO DE MONDO INSINO AL PRESENTE TEMPO, CON LE LOR VITE IN COMPENDIO RACCOLTE. Lyon: Appresso Guglielmo Rovillio 1553. 4to. Cont. vellum; , 172, ; 248, pp. Indices (of medallions). 2 parts in 1, each with a title page. In Italian. Lavishly illustrated with 828 medallion woodcut portraits. Title pages with woodcut vignettes. Decently cool manicule on pg. 128 of the first part. Very good. Vellum lightly soiled, hand lettering on spine partly effaced. Old water stain at top fore-corner of a few final leaves. Text leaves lightly browned & some old soiling. Miniscule burn mark affecting a few pages. One leaf with a horizontal tear repaired. One medallion woodcut “glued over” – not clear if original or a repair. Pg. 5 incorrectly numbered 13. Bookplate on front pastedown. Overall a fairly impressive copy.
Chassepol, Francois de and Beauvais, Buillaume. A TREATISE OF THE REVENUE AND FALSE MONEY OF THE ROMANS TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, A DISSERTATION UPON THE MANNER OF DISTINGUISHING ANTIQUE MEDALS FROM COUNTERFEIT ONES. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL PRINTED AT PARIS 1740. London: J. and P. Knapton 1741. 1/2 red calf over linen; , xxxii, 228pp. (including 1 page of ads). Bound by Riviere & Son (circa 1910). Very good, except foot of spine scuffed; wear at hinges; lightly bumped corners. Prior owner’s initials stamped on title page (along with other minor notations to title page).
JAHRESBERICHT DES K. UND K. GENERAL-CONSULATES IN HAMBURG FÜR DAS JAHR 1897. [FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMBASSY IN HAMBURG FOR THE YEAR 1897] [Hamburg]: [k. und k. Generalkonsulat] 1898. Half-linen boards; 298 pp. Index. Type script with blueprint copies of tables and a few handwritten pages; minor hand-written corrections throughout. In German. Very good; with library or embassy numbers on cover; stamps of the Austrian Trade Museum; two withdrawal stamps dated March 18, 2010; light scuffing and wear to covers; 1 page loose.
Holroyd, John Baker Earl of Sheffield. OBSERVATIONS ON THE COMMERCE OF THE AMERICAN STATES A NEW EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED. WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING TABLES… Dublin: Luke White 1784. Cont. calf; 10, , 287, ; 24 pp. With 11 tables at back (10 folding). Table 3 is 4 leaves, one folding, an Table 9 contains the final 24 pages of text. Nicely rebacked, old red morocco label laid down. This is the far more uncommon first Irish edition. Very good; wear and scuffing to boards; light soiling to some plates – but crisp without foxing; title page reinforced at spine.
Schmidt, Emerson P. INFLATION AND THE POST-WAR Washington: Chamber of Commerce of the United States 1944. Stapled pamphlet; 22pp. Post-war readjustments bulletin No. 10. Interesting cover illustration depicting the trajectory of the US economy with three divergent post-war paths: “Post War Boom”, “Hold our Own”, and “Collapse”. Some fading and light red-pencil on front cover; light creasing at “spine”, otherwise very good. Emerson P. Schmidt (1899-1976) was chief economist of the Commerce Department. He is also the grandfather of Eric Emerson Schmidt – the former CEO of Google. This curious pamphlet attempts to address how America will come to terms with the financial distortions of World War II: “The war has created an enormous number of distortions and maladjustments – excessive supply of money is only one of them.” pg. 22. Will we have inflation or deflation? Are price controls in our future? Provides insight on the US Government’s formal position on how to address monetary distortions caused by World War II. We are currently awaiting the Commerce Department’s 2022 pamphlet entitled “Post-COVID 19 readjustments bulletin”.
Cohen, Henri and De Ricci, Seymour. GUIDE DE L’AMATEUR DE LIVRES A GRVURES DU XVIII SIECLE. SIXTH EDITION. REVISED BY SEYMOUR DE RICCI. Paris: Rouquette 1912. Early 20th century calf; , XXVI, 1247,  pp. Top edge gilt. Viennese bookbinder F.W. Papke engraved and stamped in gold the bookplate of Gottfried Eissler on the back cover. Marbled endpapers, onto which Felix Somary’s bookplate is attached. In French. Very good plus, except for rubbing and scuffing to spine and front cover.
Dickeson, Montroville Wilson. THE AMERICAN NUMISMATICAL MANUAL OF THE CURRENCY OR MONEY OF THE ABORIGINES, AND COLONIAL, STATE, AND UNITED STATES COINS WITH HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE NOTICES OF EACH COIN OR SERIES. ILLUSTRATED BY NINETEEN PLATES OF FAC-SIMILES. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1859. Lg. 4to.; 256pp. Index. Plus 19 color printed plates. with multiple images on each, most printed in copper, silver and gold in order to represent the original coins. Frontispiece lithograph portrait of the author bound in. In addition, there are some text woodcuts. Very nicely rebound in 1/2 black morocco, gilt, over the original pebbled boards. Top edge gilt. Very good plus, except light foxing throughout and old water stain at bottom inner margin of last few leaves, no plates affected.
Senior, Nassau William. THREE LECTURES ON THE TRANSMISSION OF THE PRECIOUS METALS FROM COUNTRY TO COUNTRY, AND THE MERCANTILE THEORY OF WEALTH. DELIVERED BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN JUNE 1827. THE SECOND EDITION. London: John Murray 1830. Later marbled wrappers; , 96pp. Very good.
VALUATIONS-TABELLE DERER COURS HABENDEN SILBER UND GOLDENEN MÜNZ SORTEN… [VALUATIONS TABLE WITH THE COURSE OF CURRENT SILVER AND GOLD COINS…] Dresden: [no publisher indicated] January 23, 1778. Folded broadsheets;  pp. In German. With woodcut printers device. Very good with middle fold crease and edge creasing.
Hutton, Hugh. THE INFLATIONIST Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Inquirer January 13, 1938. Original editorial cartoon from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Depicts “The Inflationist” catching a ride at the “Bonus Highway No. 1”. Grease pencil on thick stock. Signed Hugh Hutton. On bottom: “At the same old stand. Monday January 13th”. On reverse, a faint stamp: “Art Dept….1938. The Philadelphia Inquirer.” Cartoon dimensions: 400 by 300mm (15¾ by 12 inches) Image very good, but light to medium soiling especially at the edges.
Borsodi, Ralph. [CARDBOARD POSTER PROMOTING SPEECH ON INFLATION BY BORSODI] Columbus, OH: October 19, . Semi-rigid cardboard poster, on which is stated: “IN COLUMBUS. RALPH BORSODI. Author of ‘Inflation is Coming!’ Lecture and open Discussion: ‘What YOU Can Do About Inflation NOW’ — a lecture which may save you from disaster…” Good plus, with medium soiling, corners bumped, left edge with tear marks.
IBERIA INTRODUCES ANTI-INFLATION VACATIONS Chicago: Anarchist Black Cross . double-sided poster. Extra thick yellow-beige paper with dark purple ink. As stated on back “Poster/broadside appears as issue 8 of the Black Cross Bulletin.” Illustrated on front with a large cigar chomping “capitalist” (sitting) and his female companion standing behind him – both smug and grinning. Likely depicting the American capitalists on vacation in Spain. Illustrated on back with with Salvador Puig Antioch, his garroting, and a fist raised in protest. Very good; previously folded twice; two very small burn marks (no image/text loss).
G. Siebert. Hanau A.M. PLATIN -AFFINERIE UND -SCHMELZE Hanau: G. Siebert 1904. Stapled black paper wrappers; 38, pp. Embossed on the cover: “Platin” “G. Siebert” along with 8 coins – all printed in platinum color in striking contrast to the black paper. Printed by Lechleder & Stroh. Sales catalogue of platinum products. In German. Lavishly illustrated throughout with both base platinum products such as wire and foil, but also a wide variety of laboratory instruments made entirely of platinum. Very good, covers lightly rubbed. Several interior stamps of the previous owner: “L. Kornblüh. Wien”.
Kanitz, Graf G. AM GRABE VON OTTO JEIDELS. AUS DER ERINNERUNG NACHGESCHRIEBEN. [AT OTTO JEIDEL’S GRAVE. WRITTEN FROM MEMORY.]. Stamford, Connecticut: The Overbrook Press, 1947. 230 by 160mm (9 by 6¼ inches). Black printed boards;  pp. Illustrated frontispiece. 200 copies printed. A eulogy of Jeidels. In German. Good plus. Interior pulling free of boards and old water stain to top of end papers.
Brandt, Karl. LAND VALUATION IN GERMANY. [n.p.]: [n.p.], . 350 by 210mm (13¾ by 8¼ inches). Stapled mimeographed speech;  pp. In English. Draft of an article Brandt published in the Journal of Farm Economics, Feb. 1937, Vol. 19, No. 1. There are differences between this copy and the published version—the footnotes differ and there are slight differences throughout the text (for example, an “outstanding scholar” becomes the “only scholar” in the published version. Good plus, the first and last pages quite brittle at the fold marks (the speech was folded in half). Staples rusting.
Heindel, Robert. Original cover illustration art for SIGNET publication of Ayn Rand’s For the New Intellectual. New York: Signet, [early 1960’s]. 500 by 380mm (19¾ by 15 inches). Illustration board. Image is approx. 240 by 200mm (9½ by 8 inches). This is the original acrylic painted cover illustration art (not a print or reproduction) by Robert Heindel for Ayn Rand’s novel For the New Intellectual, used by publisher SIGNET for its widely popular paperback series. Offered together with a matching SIGNET paperback copy.
Heindel, Robert. Original cover illustration art for SIGNET publication of Ayn Rand’s Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. New York: Signet, [early 1960’s]. 500 by 380mm (19¾ by 15 inches). Illustration board. Image is approx. 240 by 200mm (9½ by 8 inches). This is the original acrylic painted cover illustration art (not a print or reproduction) by Robert Heindel for Ayn Rand’s book Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, used by publisher SIGNET for its widely popular paperback series. Offered together with a matching SIGNET paperback copy.
FIRST BOOK OF MODERN MINERALOGY, MINING ENGINEERING, GOLD & SILVER METALLURGY
Wieser & Mises’s Post-War Commentary
Liberty Magazine No. 1
Stucken, Dr. Rudolf. Die wertbeständigen Anleihen in finanzwirtschaftlicher Betrachtung Schriften des Vereins für Sozialpolitik… veranstaltet von Karl Diehl und Felix Somary. [Stable Value Bonds from a Financial Economy Perspective. Writings of the German Economic Association… organized by Karl Diehl and Felix Somary]. München and Leipzig: Verlag von Duncker & Humblot, 1924. Paper wrappers; 78 pp. Together with an advertisement on the inside back cover for von Mises’s Theorie des Geldes und der Umlaufsmittel together with blurbs in support from Max Weber, Schumpeter, and Benjamin Anderson (whose statement is in English). The publication is part of a series from the German Economic Association (i.e. an ongoing regularly published journal). In German. Very good; paper somewhat brittle; top-edge uncut.
McGinty, Brian. Haraszthy at the Mint. Los Angeles: Dawson’s Book Shop, 1975. Red cloth over decorative boards; 60,  pp. 10 illustrations. Edition limited to 300 copies. Number 10 in the “Famous California Trials” series. Very good with faint markings to covers.
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