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Planned Chaos
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Planned Chaos

By Von Mises, Ludwig; Read, Leonard E. [Foreword]

Irvington-on-Hudson, New York: The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc.. Hardcover. 90 pages. "Communist plotters, in the United States as elsewhere, are preparing for the conquest of political power. The discerning student, however, should consider how interventionism, under various enticing labels, is setting the stage for the final overthrow of the voluntary society, the market economy and constitutional government. [This work], by a world-famous expert, will prove a valuable aid to understanding in this field. It will help to explain the errors of those who believe a system based on individual freedom can be 'mixed' with socialism." - Foreword. Details of prior owners handwrittten in ink upon toned front endpaper otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Average wear to publisher's green cloth. Above-average wear to price-clipped dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. Greaves & McGee B-14. . Good. 1947. First English Edition.

$1500.00

Essays in Persuasion
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Essays in Persuasion

By Keynes, John Maynard

London: Macmillan and Co. Limited. Hardcover. xiii, [1], 376 pages. References. "Here are the collected croakings of twelve years - the croakings of a Cassandra who would never influence the course of events in time. They were regarded at the time, many of them, as extreme and reckless utterances. But I think that the reader, looking through them to-day, will admit that this was because they often ran directly counter to the overwhelming weight of contemporary sentiment and opinion, and not because of their character in themselves. So, I should like to clinch the past, as it were, by reminding the reader of what we have been through, and how it appeared at the time, and the nature of the mistakes we made." - from Preface. Prior owner's name and date atop half-title page. Light pencil annotations and lines throughout. Minimal library markings. Binding intact. Average wear to olive-green publisher's cloth. Clearly legible gilt lettering upon spine. A sound copy. Hutchinson 936. . Good. 1931. First Edition.

$395.00

Federal Reserve System, Its Origin and Growth. Reflections and Recollections (2 volumes)
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Federal Reserve System, Its Origin and Growth. Reflections and Recollections (2 volumes)

By Warburg, Paul M.

New York: The Macmillan Company. Hardcover. B00CJEHYKE xx,853,viii,899 pages. Index in each volume. First printing. Reflections and recollections of Paul Warburg [1868 - 1932], considered by many to have been the main driver behind the establishment of the Federal Reserve System in 1913. Warburg was reluctant to publish this work until, in the autumn of 1928, "I became convinced that the Federal Reserve System had entered upon a gravely critical period in its career, and that for the discussion about to ensue it was highly important that certain vital facts in the origin and growth of the System be adequately understood." - viii [v1]. Gilt lettering upon spines. Average wear to publisher's navy cloth. Bookplate of prior owner, a Dutch doctor, inside each front board. Laid in is the original handwritten purchase receipt, dated 1931, issued by an Amsterdam book dealer. Front free endpaper of volume 2 neatly removed. Bindings and hinges intact. A sound copy of this essential chronicle of early twentieth century American central bank history. Masui p.1431. . Good. 1930. First Edition.

$7500.00

Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle
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Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle

By Hayek, Friedrich A. [Kaldor, N. And Croome, M., Translators]

London: Jonathan Cape Limited. Hardcover. 244 pages. Index of authors cited. Reprint of the first English edition of Hayek's first book, first published in German in 1929. Chapters include: The Problem of the Trade Cycle; Non-Monetary Theories of the Trade Cycle; The Fundamental Cause of Cyclical Fluctuations; Unsettled Problems of Trade Cycle Theory. Heavily-worn former libary copy with usual markings. Hinges intact. A worthy vintage reference copy. Cody & Ostrem B-1, Cohen 184, Masui p.245. . Fair. 1933. Third Impression.

$495.00

The Constitution of Liberty
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The Constitution of Liberty

By Hayek, F[riedrich] A[ugust] Von

USA: The University of Chicago Press/Phoenix Books. Hardcover. First printing. x, 570 pages. Extensive footnotes. Index of authors quoted. Index of subjects. "A thorough exposition of a social philosophy which ranges from ethics and anthropology through jurisprudence and the history of ideas to the economics of the modern welfare state." - dust jacket. A National Review panel ranked this work the ninth best non-fiction book of the twentieth century. Date of Hayek's passing inked atop front free endpaper. Two tiny ink marks to footnote on page 475. Occasional nearly imperceptible pencil erasures to first quarter of book. Dust soiling to top edge otherwise book quite clean with light wear. Binding sound. Moderate wear to dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A quality copy. Cody & Ostrem B-12, Pressman p.180. . Very Good. 1960. First Edition.

$1500.00

Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase in Want with Increase of Wealth.  The Remedy
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Progress and Poverty: An Inquiry Into the Cause of Industrial Depressions, and of Increase in Want with Increase of Wealth. The Remedy

By George, Henry [Signed]

New York: Henry George & Co.. Hardcover. Signed and inscribed by Henry George [1839-1897] upon first blank leaf. Publisher's brown blind-ruled cloth, gilt-lettered spine, floral endpapers; 4,xi,[3],512,[2],4,[4]pp. Moderate wear to extremities. Few light red pencil marks to four leaves. Trifles of ink writing atop front free endpaper and second blank leaf. Several thin ink lines on pages 138 and 241. Binding tight. 19 x 13 cm. George, an unknown printer in 1870's San Francisco, witnessed the city's evolution from rough encampment to wealthy metropolis, while at the same time observing the emergence of pauperism. He endeavored to discover why wealth grew simultaneously with poverty and, after years of study, produced this book, determining that a single tax on land value was the solution. Once early publishing difficulties were overcome, sales of the book skyrocketed into the millions internationally, exceeding all titles other than the bible in the 1890s. As a result, the Single Tax Movement was founded and George soon became the third most famous American, behind only Thomas Edison and Mark Twain. George inscribed this copy to Wm. B. Scott with whom he worked at The Standard, a weekly single-tax newspaper George founded and published from 1887 to 1890. An impressive signed association copy of what is considered the most influential of American works on economics. It is indeed ironic that, despite the exalted efforts of George, today's uber-wealth of San Francisco co-exists with a multitude of homeless souls cast upon her streets. Fundaburk 1451, Howes G-106, Batson p.87, Grolier - American One Hundred, #81. . Good. 1880. Fourth Edition.

$25000.00

The magic of money; translated from the German by Paul Erskine
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The magic of money; translated from the German by Paul Erskine

By Schacht, Hjalmar

London: OLDBOURNE. Hardcover. B0000CNH4C 220 pages. Schacht [1877-1970] "made possible Germany's astounding economic recovery between the wars. He laid the firm economic foundation which enabled Germany to rearm and Hitler to take the initiative in a second world war. In 1939 Hitler dismissed Dr. Schacht for his refusal to permit the Reichsbank to assist in preparations for war. After the war he was held as a political prisoner first by the Americans and then by the Germans, finally being acquitted of complicity with the Nazis at Nuremburg. This is Schacht's own account of his personal experiences, of how he overcame two inflations and warned against a third, the post-war inflation. It is an interesting and revealing document of international high finance, of economic and political maneuvering and duplicity, taken from fifty years of banking. The personality of the author emerges strongly in these pages showing a man completely dedicated and committed to his profession, a man fascinated by the idea, the ethos, of money - its power, for good or evil, to mould the lives of men, and how to harness that power." - dust jacket. Former library copy with usual markings and average wear. Binding intact. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this important and instructive account. Cohen 474, Aldcroft & Rodger p.84, . Fair. 1967. First Edition.

$950.00

Germany Under Direct Controls: Economic Aspects of Industrial Disarmament 1945-1948
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Germany Under Direct Controls: Economic Aspects of Industrial Disarmament 1945-1948

By Balabkins, Nicholas

USA: Rutgers University Press. Hardcover. xi, [3], 265 pages. Footnotes and index. "Primarily concerned with the effects of the industrial disarmament policy on Germany. Examines the role of direct controls in the execution of policy objectives in the American and British zones. The Soviet and French zones of occupation are not discussed." - Preface. Former library copy with usual markings and moderate wear to publisher's beige cloth. Dust jacket not included. Binding intact. A sound reference copy. . Good. 1964. First Edition.

$99.95

Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History
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Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History

By Friedman, Milton

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Hardcover. 0151620423 Signed, without inscription, by Milton Friedman upon half-title. 274 pages. References. "Discusses the creation of value: from stones to feathers to gold. Outlines the central role of monetary theory and shows how it can act to ignite or deepen inflation, as one instance. Explains, in layman's English, what the present monetary system in the United States - a system without historical precedent - means for your paycheck and savings book as well as for the global economy." - dust jacket. Milton Friedman [1912-2006] won the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1976. Clean and unmarked with light wear. PRESSMAN p.242. . Very Good. 1992. First Printing.

$1950.00

Theory of Games and Economic Behavior
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Theory of Games and Economic Behavior

By von Neumann, John; Morgenstern, Oskar

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Hardcover. xx, 641 pages. Subject index. Reprint of the 1953 third edition. "Posterity may regard this book as one of the major scientific achievements of the first half of the twentieth century." - American Mathematical Society Bulletin. "The appearance of a book of this calibre is indeed a rare event." - American Economic Review. "I have sometimes wondered whether a brain like von Neumann's does not indicate a species superior to that of man." - Nobel Laureate Hans Bethe. Former library copy with usual markings. Front hinge starting. Binding intact. Please note: Very heavy wear. Not pretty but a worthy reading copy of this landmark work. PRESSMAN p.189. . Fair. 1955. Third Edition.

$195.00

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement
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Free to Choose: A Personal Statement

By Friedman, Milton

USA: Mariner Books. Paperback. 0156334607 Signed by both Milton and Rose Friedman and briefly inscribed (For Bob) upon half-title page. Reprint of the 1980 first edition with a new Introduction by the authors. "In this classic about economics, freedom, and the relationship between the two, Nobel laureate and presidential advisor Milton Friedman and his wife Rose explain how our freedom has been eroded and our prosperity undermined through the explosion of laws, regulations, agencies, and spending in Washington, and how good intentions often produce deplorable results when government is the middleman. The Friedmans also provide remedies for these ills - they tell us what to do in order to expand our freedom and promote prosperity." - back cover. Unmarked with average wear. PRESSMAN p.242. . Good. 1990. Reprint.

$1500.00

Post-Capitalist Society
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Post-Capitalist Society

By Drucker, Peter Ferdinand

USA: Harpercollins. Hardcover. 0887306209 Signed, without inscription, by Peter Drucker upon front free endpaper. First printing. 232 pages. Index. "A probing and incisive analysis of the major world transformation from the Age of Capitalism to the Knowledge Society and how it will affect society, economics, business, and politics now and in the years ahead." - dust jacket. "Peter Drucker's pen is like a laser beam focusing powerful illumination on every subject touched." - R.M. Kanter, Harvard Business School. Drucker [1909-2005] was described in a 2014 Forbes article as "the founder of modern management." Prior owner's initials atop title page otherwise book clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Light wear to price-clipped dust jacket which is sunned at spine and partially on front panel. . Very Good. 1993. First Edition.

$1500.00

Money and banking, illustrated by American history
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Money and banking, illustrated by American history

By White, Horace

USA: Ginn and Company. Hardcover. B000858LEO xiv, 491, 6 [ads] pages. First published in 1895, this edition "revised and continued to the year 1911", per title page. Tissue-protected frontispiece illustrates gold coins in circulation 1830-1860. A most fascinating vintage view of America's monetary history with twenty-one chapters including: Money a Commodity; Coinage; Legal Tender; Gold as a Metal; The Gold Standard; Colonial Bills of Credit; Revolutionary Bills of Credit; The Greenbacks; Confederate Currency; Silver Dollars and the Panic of 1893; Functions of a Bank; The Clearing-House System; Colonial Banking; Early American Banks; The First and Second Banks of the United States; Foregin Banking Systems; The Panic of 1907; The Central Bank Question; and more. Curiously, while the copyright page suggests a printing date of 1911 Appendix D consists of the Federal Reserve Bill, stated to have been introduced in 1913, thus this copy must have been printed no earlier than 1913. Front free endpaper neatly removed. Ink stamp and early handwritten price inside front board, otherwise unmarked with average wear to embossed maroon publisher's cloth. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. Sure to be of interest to those fascinated by the perpetual question "What is a dollar"? . Good. 1913. Fourth Edition.

$79.95

Hjalmar Schacht For And Against Hitler - A Political-Economic Study of Germany 1923-1945

By Peterson, Edward Norman

Boston: The Christopher Publishing House. Hardcover. 416 pages. Exhaustive bibliography. Footnotes. "Re-examines the record, in order better to appreciate the past and present problems of Europe, political and economic. The career of Hjalmar Schacht happens to be an excellent mirror for those problems: why democracy fell in Germany (as it had in much of the world); why the unspeakable Nazi came to despotic power over one of the most cultured and civilized nations of the world; whether dictatorships are better qualified to deal with the complexities of industrial life; why foreign trade in the post-war world departed so far from the cherished principles of the nineteenth century; how and why war came to Europe and the world in 1939; how the citizen can react to the modern police state; what can be done to remove a modern dictator or whether it is possible at all; whether one major trend of the modern world, class struggle, can be replaced by the other, nationalism; whether 'strong-man-rule' is the proper solution to the 'Bolshevik Danger'; what action can be taken to curb the dominant trend in the economy toward inflation; how should peace-loving powers treat a fanatical dictator - with force or with conciliation. It is a study of these basic problems of modern civilization rather than merely as the study of an individual who sought and obtained world-wide fame that this work was attempted." - Foreword. Dust jacket not included. Former library copy with usual markings. Binding intact. Above-average wear to publisher's red cloth. A worthy copy of this fascinating study. MADDEN p.237, LASKA 311, STACHURA p.131, ALDCROFT & RODGER p.75. . Fair. 1954. First Edition.

$2500.00

Money
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Money

By Platt, James

London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.. Hardcover. 208 pages. Chocolate brown embossed boards adorned with gilt and black. Chapters include: The Origin of Money; What is Money?; Currency; Gold Money; Silver Money; Paper Money; Bills of Exchange; Bank Shares; Banking; Exchange; Interest; Wealth; Capital; Panics; Individual Success; and National Prosperity. Contents considerably toned with age with an old book scent. 1.5" indent to top of backstrip. Binding tender but intact. Two-inch openings to top edge of approx fifteen pages. A worthy copy of this vintage monetary reference. . Fair. 1881. First Edition.

$99.95

Account settled
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Account settled

By Schacht, Hjalmar Horace Greeley

London: G. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Hardcover. B0007J19TK 327 pages. Index. Photographic frontispiece portrait of author. Translated from the 1948 German first edition. "The only full-length statement published since the war by a major figure in Hitler's government. Provides the detailed story of prewar German economic policy in the words of the man primarily responsible for it." - dust jacket. Moderate wear to unmarked book which remains tight and square. Foxing to edges. Average wear and soiling to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. KEHR & LANGMAID 817, ALDCROFT & RODGER p.83, PETERSON p.367. . Good. 1949. First English Edition.

$850.00

The Wide World Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly, February (Feb.) 1899, Vol. 2, No. 10 - Strangest Horse Race on Earth / Gun Robbers of Fyzabad
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The Wide World Magazine - An Illustrated Monthly, February (Feb.) 1899, Vol. 2, No. 10 - Strangest Horse Race on Earth / Gun Robbers of Fyzabad

By Bahadur, Khan; Ibrahim, Syed; Quick, J.W.; Stuart-Glennie, J.S.; Metcalfe, A.E.; Turner, Samuel; Bone, W.H.; al, Et

London: George Newnes, Limited. Single Issue Magazine. Pages 418-528. Features: The Adventures of Louis De Rougemont - Part VI; How Mohammedans Pray - photo-illustrated article; The Pirate of "The Ghost" - a stowaway saves a blockade-runner; Where Beasts are Baptized - astonishing ceremonies in Brittany - photo-illustrated article; The Story of an Alpine Adventure - Miss A.E. Metcalfe and Miss M. Cartwright take a wrong turn in the Swiss mountains; A Race up Mont Blanc, by Samuel Turner (with is photo); Fascinated by a Snake - photo-illustrated tale from Australia; Congo Money - fascinating photo-illustrated article showing grass mats, cowrie shells, beads, etc.; Bob Mansell's Lion; Run Amok - Borneo tale by E.W. Barrant (with his photo); Floating Church on the Seine - article with nice photos; Strangest Horse Race on Earth - the 'Palio' of Sienna - article with great photos; Gun Robbers of Fyzabad - tale related by veteran Michael Lynch, with his photo; The Havoc Wrought by One Man - Chinaman Gong Ung Chung blows up powder magazine at the Western Fuse Works in Oakland, California - article with photos; The Wreck of the "General Grant" - a desert island experience; Illustrations of the curious "Knapp" roller-boat; Photo of William Laurens and the boat he lived in for years; Photo of a bag of 369 caribou in Newfoundland; and more. Front cover missing. Back cover loose but present. Above-average external wear and soiling. Few pencil markings. A worthy vintage copy. . Fair. 1899. First Edition.

$295.00

The end of reparations
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The end of reparations

By Schacht, Hjalmar Horace Greeley

London: J. Cape & H. Smith. Hardcover. B00085IBMG 271 pages. Index. Author was "the man upon whom fell the brunt of piloting Germany through the financial dangers of 1923 to 1929. It was the historic German financial collapse of 1923 that first brought Dr. Schacht into prominence. In November of that year he was made the Imperial Currency Commissioner with the specific purpose of stemming the nation's hyperinflation. This book is one of the best contributions yet made to an understanding of post-War difficulties in finance and economics. In particular, Chapter XIII, on 'The Socialist System,' contains a warning for Great Britain which can hardly fail to make a profound impression." - Introduction. Modicum of library markings. Binding sound. Moderate foxing, primarily to fore- and bottom edges. Above-average but not excessive overall wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy. ALDCROFT & RODGER p. 98, PETERSON p.367. . Fair. 1931. First English Edition.

$750.00

Entnationalisierung des Geldes: E. Analyse d. Theorie u. Praxis konkurrierender Umlaufsmittel (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und wirtschaftrechtliche Untersuchungen) (German Edition)
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Entnationalisierung des Geldes: E. Analyse d. Theorie u. Praxis konkurrierender Umlaufsmittel (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche und wirtschaftrechtliche Untersuchungen) (German Edition)

By Hayek, Friedrich A. von

Germany: Mohr. Hardcover. 3163402720 Signed and inscribed by Nobel laureate Hayek to prominent German legal scholar E.W. (Ernst-Wolfgang) Bockenforde atop front free endpaper. XIII, [1], 136, [1 ad] pages. Text in German. Argues government monopolization of the printing and circulation of money leads to its excessive creation, thus inflation. Proposes private businesses be allowed to issue their own currency. Perhaps Satoshi Nakamoto was spurred, in part, by this work to introduce Bitcoin to the world. It is intriguing to contemplate what Dr. Hayek would think of cryptocurrencies. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. A splendid copy. [Bibliographic Reference: Pressman pages 177 and 180] . Fine. 1977. First German Edition.

$5500.00

Schacht: Hitler's magician,: The life and loans of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht,
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Schacht: Hitler's magician,: The life and loans of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht,

By Muhlen, Norbert

New York: Alliance Book Corporation. Hardcover. B00085B3ZI xvi, [2], 228 pages. "For more than fifteen years - under the Republican and Nazi regimes - the enigmatic figure of Dr. Hjalmar Schacht has cast a sinister shadow across the intricate network of international finance." - dust jacket. "Mr. Muhlen has succeeded brilliantly in giving a complete and concise picture of Schacht 'as the economist of the Third Reich'." - Introduction. This edition issued just after Hitler removed Schacht from his position as President of the Reichsbank in January 1939. Above-average wear. Few library markings. Binding sound. A worthy reading copy of this fascinating study. Aldcroft & Rodger p.83. . Fair. 1939. First American Edition.

$350.00

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