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Historical Economics: Art or Science
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Historical Economics: Art or Science

By Charles P. Kindleberger

Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1990. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. x + 370 pp, list of figures, list of tables, Introduction, 5 Parts / 16 Chapters with notes and/or Bibliographic References, Part 1. Economic History of Historical Economics? (2 chapters); Part 2. Europe (chaps 3-7); Part 3. The United States (chaps 8-10); Partr 4. Finance (chaps 11-15), Part 5 Conclusion. Acknowledgments, index. Text clean, binding tight, cover cloth crisp. gilt spine letters bright, fr board with inconspicuous indent along bottom edge, Else Fine/HC in illustrated brown DJ Near Fine. DJ with mylar protector. 6" x 9.15" black cloth boards, in many-toned brown DJ.

$30.00

Evolution, Welfare and Time in Economics : Essays in Honor of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen
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Evolution, Welfare and Time in Economics : Essays in Honor of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen

By Tang, Anthony M. / Westfield, Fred M. / Worley, James S. - Editors

Lexington, MA Toronto: Lexington Books / D.C. Heath & Co, 1976. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. x + 183 pp, foreword, preface, Part I: Evolution as Opposed to Circular Flows; chap 1 The Great Laws of Change (Ken Boulding); chap 2 - The Population Problem: Its Changing Character and Dimensions (Joseph Spengler); chap 3 - Aspects of Post World War II Growth in Less Developoed Countries; (Simon Kuznets). Part II: Some Welfare Questions. Chjap 4 - The Scope of Consumer's Surplus Arguments (J.S. Chipman & J.C. Moore); chap 5 - Equitable Income Distribution: Another Experiment (Jan Tinbergen); Part III. The Element of Time. Chap 6 - Some Questions of Time in Economics (John R. Hicks); Chap 7 - Speeding Up of Time with Age in Recognition of Life as Fleeting (Paul Samuelson); bibliography of Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen; about the contributors, about the editors. Text with footnotes - extensive mathematical notations - chapter endnotes with references, bibliographies. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, blue covers Near Fine, white DJ with very minor nick or two along the edge. Still Near Fine in mylar protector. 6.5" x 9.25" blue cloth boards in white & black DJ.

$42.50

The Development of the Soviet Economic System: An Essay on the Experience of Planning in the U.S.S.R.

By Baykov, Alexander

Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press/The Macmillan Company, 1948. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good +. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. xv, 514 pp, preface, I. Transitional Period and Period of 'War Communism'; II. Period of Restoration and Preparation for the Reconstruction of the National Economy; III. Period of Extensive Industrialization, Collectivization of Agriculture and Rationing; IV. Period of Intensive Endeavour to Improve the Country's Economy and Economic System; bibliography, index. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research, Economic and Social Studies, V: Reprinted, October 1948. Price clipped. Inked name ffep. Two very small chips to top edge spine dj with age-toned spine of same. Lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

European Economic History: The Economic Development of Western Civilization

By Clough, Shepard B.

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1968. Revised Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-Very Good +. xix, 623 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, list of maps, list of charts, list of tables, Part I. Economic Growth: 1. To the Reader. Part II. The Ancient and Medieval Worlds: 2. Economic Achievements in the Ancient World; 3. The Agrarian Economy of the Middle Ages; 4. the Fall and Rise of Medieval Commerce; 5. The Revival of Industry and Business Institutions; 6. Money, Credit, and Business Organization. Part III. The Economic Expansion of Western Culture, 1500 to 1800: 7. European Discoveries and Expansion, 1500 to 1700; 8. Economic Consequences of European Overseas Expansion; 9. Science, Technology, and the Early Industrial Revolution, 1500-1700; 10. Establishing the Capitalist System; 11. Mercantilism -- The Dominant Econimic Theory of Early Modern Times. Part IV. Rapid Economic Growth and Locational Shifts in Western Culture's Economy, 1800 to 1914: 12. the Setting fo the Industrial Revolution; 13. The Mechanization of Industry; 14. The Agricultural Revolution and Its Aftermath; 15. The Revolution in Commerce; 16. Revolution in Investing, Business Organization, and Finance; 17. The New Economy Comes of Age, 1875 to 1914. Part V. Crisis in the Economy of Western Culture, 1914 to 1967: 18. International, Economic, and Social Strains and Stresses; 19. Economic Growth and Economic Depression; 20. The Economics of World War II; 21. Economic Recovery, Expansion, and Miracles; 22. Business Fluctuations, International Trade, and Economic Integration; bibliography, name index, subject index. Second Edition, 1968. Price clipped. 3/4" square chip to top fore-edge corner front panel dj with age-toned and minute chipping and closed tears to top and bottom edges spine. Only the faintest age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with orange and gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$22.50

Readings in Business Cycles

By Gordon, Robert A.; Klein, Lawrence R. (eds.)

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1966. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. x, 731 pp, preface, I. Theory; II. Methodology; III. Economic Models; IV. Studies of Particular Variables; V. Long Cycles; VI. International Aspects; VII. Forecasting; VIII. Policy. Selected by a committee of the American Economic Association Series: First Edition, 1966. "This is the second collection of 39 reprinted essays in the busines-cycle field to appear in this series, and reflects the growing emphasis on mathematical formulation and econometric treatment, but, it also offers a fair sampling of work in the field that does not rest on mathematical treatment and elaborate regression analysis. With two exceptions, the present volume confines itself to the period since the end of the Second World War. These exceptions are Ragnar Frisch's fammous essay, published in 1933 in the volume in honour of Gustav, Cassel, and Lloyd Metzler's basic article on inventory cycles. Amongst other contributors are J. R. Hicks, Gottfried Haberler, R. G. Lipsey, and W. Arthur Lewis." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Inked name on ffep. 3/4" closed tear to bottom edge front panel dj with age-toned spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light-blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and light-blue top text block edge.

$27.50

Growth and Structure in the Economy of Modern Italy

By Hildebrand, George H.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1965. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xx, 475 pp, preface, Part I. The Italian Miracle: I. The Postwar Economy of Italy in Perspective; II. Inflation and Monetary Policy, 1945-1949: The Inflation Process, The Impacts of Monetary Stabilization; III. The Long Boom, 1948-1961 -- Output, Prices, and Income: The Growth of Output and Its Stability, The Effects of Intervention into the South upon Interregional Imbalance; IV. The Long Boom, 1948-1961 -- The Foreign Balance and Money Supply: The Foreign Balance, Monetary and Fiscal Operations. Part II. The Labor Market: V. Population and the Labor Market: Quantitative Movements, Qualitative Changes; VI. The Labor Force -- Its Growth and Uses: Quantitative and Qualitative Characteristics, Movements in the Structure of Employment; VII. The Problem of Unemployment: The History of the Unemployment Question in Italy, Postwar Unemployment, The Question of Underemployment, A Comparison with West Germany, 1951-1961, Why Persistent Mass Unemployment, 1945-1959; VIII. Wage and Social Secutity Policy: Italian Wage Policy since the Thirties, The Recent Evolution of the Social Welfare System; IX. Postwar Movements in Wages: Wage Movements by Main Sectors, Postwar in Industry, The Broader Significance of the Bifurcated Wage System. Part III. Diversities of Structure: X. Evidence of the Dual Character of the Italian Economy: introduction, Dualism in the Italian Economy; XI. Geographic Dualism: The Paroblem of South Italy; XII. Long-Run Forces Obstructing the Emergence of a Unified Industrial Economy: The Inherent and Acquired Advantages of the North, The Chronic Backwardness of the South, Restricted Capital Formation, Conclusion; XIII. Technological Restraints: Did They delay Economic Unification?: Structural Disequilibrium and the Competitive Model; XIV. Market Imperfections As a Factor in Delayed economic Unification: Before World War II, Market Imperfections and Continued Obstruction of Economic Unification After World War II, Conclusion; XV. Achievements, Problems, and Prospects: Explaining the Boom, Economic Develoopments After 1961, Issues and Prospects; selected bibliography, notes, index. First Edition, 1965. Price clipped. Inked name on ffep. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Quantitative Economic Theory: A Synthetic Approach

By Brems, Hans

New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.. 1968. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xv, 514 pp, preface, acknowledgments, Introduction on Method and Scope; Part 1. Household Equilibrium: 1.The Utility Function; 2. How to Derive a Demand Function from a Utility Function; 3. Generalization: Optimum Consumption; 4. Optimum Replacement of Consumer Durables; 5. How to Derive a Supply-of-Labor Function from a Utility Function; 6. How to Derive a Supply-of-Saving Function from a Utility Function. Part 2. Firm Equilibrium: 7. The Demand Faced by the Firm; 8. The Production Function; 9. How to Derive a Cost Function from a Production Function; 10. Cost and Indivisibility; 11. Optimum Output; 12. Optimum Input and Output: Neoclassical Model; 13. Optimum Input and Output: Linear Prograpmming; 14. Optimum Quality of Output; 15. Optimum Period of Production; 16. Optimum Quality of Capital Goods; 17. Optimum Replacement of Capital Goods. Part 3. Industry Equilibrium: 18. Industry Equilibrium under Pure Competition; 19. Nonpure Competition; 20. Duopoly Price in the Absence of Product Differentiation; 21 Duopoly Price under Product Differentiation; 22. Duopoly Quality of Output; 23. Labor- Management Bargaining. Part 4. General Equilibrium: 24. An Austrian Model without Capital; 25. One-Country General Equilibrium; 26. Two-Country General Equilibrium; 27. An Austrian Model of Labor and Capital; 28. The Equilibrium Rate of Interest in a Stationary Economy; 29. The Static Open Leontief Model; 30. The Static Closed Leontief Model; 31. The Dynamic Open Leontief Model; 32. The von Neumann Model. Part 5. Aggregate Equilibrium Levels: 33. The Aggregate Consumption Function; 34. A Truncated Keynesian Model; 35. The Complete Keynesian Model; 36. A Keynesian Two-Country Model; 37. A Keynesian Model of Fiscal Policy; 38. Labor and Capital in a Keynesian Model. Part 6. Aggregate Equilibrium Time Paths: 39.The Wicksellian Model of Inflation; 40. Keynesian Models of Inflation; 41. Suppressed Inflation; 42. The One-Country Harrod-Domar Model of Growth; 43. The Differential Equations of the Harrod-Domar Model; 44. A Two- Country Harrod-Domar Model of Growth; 45. Labor and Capital in a Cobb- Douglas Model; 46. The Differential Equations of teh Cobb-Douglas Model; 47. A Two-Country Cobb-Douglas Model; 48. The Equilibrium Rate of INterest in a Vintage Model of Growth; index. First Edition, 1968. "This book has a two-fold emphasis. As far as method is concerned, the emphasis is on solvability: all models presented are solvable, and solved. Simple, explicit assumptions are given, and only elementary mathematics is necessary. As far as scope is concerned, the emphasis is on synthesis: the author builds from simple models to households, firms and industries to more complex models of general economic equilibrium. Similarly, both micro and macro economic theory, the latter being built upon the former, are covered. Capital and interest theory and international trade theory are treated fully." Not Price Clipped. Minor edge wear to dj with a few small lighly rubbed spot to front panel of same. Thin small name plate with 2" + magic marker line-out at top edge ffep with only the faintest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth.

$27.50

Il conflitto Epidemico

By Rossi, Guido

Milano: Adelphi Edizioni. 2003. F First Edition. S Trade Paperback. Fine. 143 pp, introducione, Conflitto di interessi e mercati, Il conflitto di interesss oggi, L'utopia dei codici di autoregolamentazione, L'illusione delle autorita' sovranazionali, L'equivovo dell'etica degli affari e dei codici etici e il ruolo della moral. Saggi Nuova Serie, no. 41. First Edition, 2003. Inscribed by the Author on ffep. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no highlighting or marginalia. Wraps.

$17.50

The Dynamic Economy: A Dialogue in Play Form

By Moulton, Harold G. (With the Collaboration of Frank Palmer)

Washington DC: The Brookings Institution. 1950. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. vii, 238 pp. First Edition, 1950. "The dialogue written in the form of a play, tells the dramatic story of American Industrial progress during the 19th century and set forth the policy requirements for continued economic advancement. From decade to decade the participants, who represent the various groups in society, survey current economic developments, seeking to answer the age-old question, whether there can be progressive improvemnt in living standards for the masses. The discussions are thus concerned with fundamental economic issues which have been recurrent throughout our history. The result is a dramatic story of the forcces which have overcome the limitations of nature and transformed the 'statec' state, which earlier writers foresaw, into a dynamic society. The method of presentatiion is unique in economic literature. The dialogues put basic econimic concepts and principles in simple, realistic terms which sharpen and clarify the issues." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Lightly age-toned spine dj. Only the slightest edge wer, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Gray cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

International Volatility and Economic Growth: The First Ten Years of the International Seminar on Macroeconomics
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International Volatility and Economic Growth: The First Ten Years of the International Seminar on Macroeconomics

By De Menil, Georges; Gordon, Robert J. [Edts.]

Amsterdam: North-Holland. 1991. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. 472 pp, General Introduction: A Decade of Debate on International Macroeconomic Policy. PART I. STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE: Introduction to Part I -- 1. International Adjustment with Wage Rigidity, William H. Branson and Julio J. Rotemberg with comments Jeffre D. Sachs and Richard Porter; 2. Comparing Productivity Growth: An Exploration of French and United States Industrial and Firm Data, Ziv Grilichesand Jacques Mairesse comments Martin N. Baily and Michael Bruno; 3. Housing Markets, Unemployment, and Labour Market Flexibility in the U.K, Gordon Hughes and Barry McCormack coments Martin N. Baily and Takenori Inoki, 4. Labour Market Flexibility in Japan in Comparison with Europe and the U.S., Toshiaki Tachibanaki comments Richard Layard and Jacques Mairesse; 5. Productivity, Wages, and Prices Inside and Outside of Manufacturing in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, Gobert j. Gordon comments William H. Branson and Heinz Konig. PART II. THE EXTERNAL CONSTRAINT AND THE EXCHANGE RATE RIGIME: Introduction to Part II -- 6. The Collapse of Purchasing Power Parities During the 1970s, Jacob A. Frenkel comments William H. Branson and Roland Vaubel; 7. Real Exchange Rate Overshooting and Output Cost of Bringing Down Inflation, William H. Buiter and Marcus Miller comments Robert P. Flood and Uwe Westphal; 8. The International Monetary System: An Analysis of Alternative Regimes, Marcus Miller and John Williamson comments Stanley Fischer and Gilles Oudiz; 9. The Advantage of Tying One's Hands: EMS Discipline and Central Bank Credibility, Francesco Giavazzi and Marco Pagano comments David Begg and Maaurice Obsfeld; 10. Domestic Saving and International Capital Movements in the Long Run and the Short Run, Martin S. Feldstein comments Uwe Westphal and James Tobin. PART III. INTERNAL AND ESTERNAL DEBT: Introduction to Part III -- 11. Current and Anticipated Deficits, Interest Rates, and Economic Activity, Olivier J. Blanchard comments Edmond Malinvaud and Stephen Marris; 12. The Pure Theory of Country Risk, Jonathan Eaton, Mark Gersovitz and Joseph E. Stiglitz comments Roger Guesnerie and Martin Hellwig; 13. Growth and External Debt Under Risk of Debt Repudiation, Daniel Cohen and Jeffrey D. Sachs comment by William D. Nordhaus.. Faintly bumped top fore-edge corners, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Cloth.

$15.00

The Transformation of Wall Street: a History of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Modern Corporate Finance

By Seligman, Joel

Boston Toronto: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1982. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. xvi + 701pp, preface and acknowledgments, 12 chapters, notes, index. Inscribed by the Author on the ffep to previous owner, Sidney Fine. binding tight, top edge with minor fox dots, else pages clean and unmarked, cover cloth unworn and spine lettering bright. Inner DJ flap price-clipped. DJ with slight wear to the extremities - in mylar protector. 6.25" x 9.25" black cloth boards, gilt spine letters, in black DJ.

$30.00

Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: Tough-Minded Economics for a Just Society
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Hard Heads, Soft Hearts: Tough-Minded Economics for a Just Society

By Blinder, Alan S.

Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1988. F First Paperback Edition. S Trade Paperback. Fine. xi, 236 pp, preface, Introduction: Murphy's Law of Economic Policy, 1. Needed: Hard Heads and Soft Hearts, 2. Striking a Balance Between Unemployment and Inflation, 3. Do We Know How to Manage the National Economy?, 4. Who Will Protect Us From Protectionism?, 5. Cleaning Up The Environment: Sometimes Cheaper is Better, 6. It Can Happen Here: The Improbable Saga of Tax Reform, 7. On Breaking Murphy's Law, notes, index. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Wraps.

$14.00

Barriers to World Trade: A Study of Recent Commercial Policy

By Gordon, Margaret S.

New York: The Macmillan Company. 1941. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. xii, 530 pp, acknowledgments, Part I: Introduction and Background, Part II: The Control of International Payments, Part III: Control of the International Movement of Goods, Part IV; International Commercial Bargaining, conclusions, selected bibliography, index. Price clipped with 1/2" square chip at top edge spine near front panel dj, 2/1" closed tear and minor edgewear to top edge of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt letter and blind stamped borders to front board, gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

American Economic History Since 1860

By Kirkland, Edward Chase

New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts. 1971. F First Edition. S Trade Paperback. Fine. xiii, 78 pp, editor's foreword, preface, abbreviations, I. General Trends in the Performance of the Economy, II. Bibliographies on Special Phases or Topics, III. Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877, IV. The Era of Rapid Econimic Growth, 1877-1914, V. Work, Wealth,and Welfare During the Fifty Years' War, 1914-1970, notes, index. Goldentree Bibliographies in American History series. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Wraps.

$17.50

Italian Public Enterprise

By Posner, M. V.; Woolf, S. J.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1967. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xi, 160 pp, preface, abbreviations. 1. The Economic Environment; 2. The History of the Public Sector in Italy; 3. State Enterprises; 4. The Growth of the Public Sector; 5. The Finance of Growth, 6. The Pattern of Investment; 7. The Performance and Control of Public Enterprises; tables, index. Price clipped with only the faintest age-toning to spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Development Problems in Latin America: An Analysis by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America

By Quintana, Carlos (foreword)

Austin: Published for the Institute of Latin American Studies by the University of Texas Press. 1970. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xlviii, 318 pp, Foreword by Carlos Quintana; Introduction; I. Foreign Trade and the Development of Latin America; II. Industrialization and Development; III. Planning Concepts and Experiences; IV. Remarks on Financing and Foreign Investment; V. Economic Integration in Relation to the Decelopment of Latin America; VI. Inflation and Growth in Latin America; VII. Social Conditions and Effects of Economic Development; VIII. Problems and Policies Relating to World Trade; IX. Toward a Dynamic Development Policy for Latin America; annex: ECLA Publications, index. First Edition, 1970. "Since World War II the ECLA, an agency of the United Nations, and its long-time head, Raul Prebisch, have pioneered in a manner unique among international organizations. This wholly Latin American group of social scientists has gained world-wide respect for the substantial scholarship that has gone into its analyses, the intellectual integrity that has characterized its activities, and the impact of its ideas and controversal proposals. This volume represents an important effort by the ECLA to synthesize, describe, and evaluate its own labors during the 20 year period following World War II." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. On the faintest edge wear to dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with black title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

The French Franc 1914-1928 : The Facts and Their Interpretation

By Dulles, Eleanor Lansing

New York, New York: MacMillan Company, Publishers, 1929. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fair - Good. Octavo. xxxvi + 570 pp, preface, introduction by Allyn A. Young, .list of Charts & Tables in text, Analysis : A. The problem. The Significance of the Depreciation; B. The History of the Depreciation, C. Various Aspects of the Depreciation, D. The End of the Depreciation;, Statistical Appendix, (9 chapters), index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, with light age-toning to the edges. Cover cloth near fine, gilt spine lettering bright. DJ chipped at lower spine (1" or so) also along rear top edge, tanned spine. 6.1" x 8.9" dark blue cloth boards, deckled foreedges, in manila DJ with black lettering. DJ in mylar protector.

$35.00

Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings. Volume II

By Bentham; Jeremy

London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1952. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. 458 pp. Critical Edition Based on His Printed Works and Unprinted Manuscripts by W. Stark. Published George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. for the Royal Economic Society, London. Very slight at tip of cloth spine, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth.

$27.50

Jeremy Bentham's Economic Writings. Volume I

By Bentham; Jeremy

London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. 1952. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. 412 pp. Critical Edition Based on His Printed Works and Unprinted Manuscripts by W. Stark. Published George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. for the Royal Economic Society, London. Crease near top edge dj front panel. 1/2" rt. triangel chip at top spine dj with 1/4" chip at bottom front panel fore-edge same, and minor edgewear, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth.

$27.50

Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand: A Working Guide
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Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand: A Working Guide

By Young, Laura S.

New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. Reprint. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Sidonie Coryn. Large 8vo. xii, 273 pp, preface, introduction, 1. The Makeup of the Book; 2. Bindings and Book Design; 3. Equipping a Workshop; 4. Materials and Their Use; 5. Basic Techiques; 6. General Techniques; 7. Specific Techinques; 8. Finishing; 9. Other Binding Styles; 10. Protective Cases; 11. Conservation Work; appendix: supply sources, pH and P.I.R.A. tests, recipes of paste, egg, glair, and leather dressing, metric conversion charts, bibliography, index. Revisions by Jerilyn Glenn Davis. Photography by John Hurt Whitehead index. Revised Second Edition, 1999. "This book is designed as a working guide in the field of hand bookbinding and book conservation. It is intended as a practical manual for teachers and their students; as an instruction guide to be followed by the beginner attempting to learn binding on his or her own; and as a ready reference for experienced binders, book collectors, book dealers, and librarians. Hand bookbinding in the United States has been influenced primarily by the English, French, and German schools of binding. The techniques described in this volume follow in principle the German school and, to the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first book in which these binding practices have appeared in English. German techniques move in a logical sequence and can be executed efficiently." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark-blue cloth with gilt lettering at spine.

$66.00

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