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Rare History of Economic Thought Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Biblio has plenty of rare, hard to find, and out of print books on the history of economic thought, and many of them can be found in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From books on the origins of capitalism to books authored by Karl Marx, there is a wide range of diversity featured below in the Biblio Rare Book Room. If you are interested in the history of economic thought, be sure to peruse the selection of rare and antique books below.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. In Three Volumes. The Fourth Edition. by SMITH,Adam

3 volumes, octavo, contemporary half calf and marbled boards, contemporary red morocco labels lettered gilt with volume numbers in gilt, head and tails worn, leaf edges entirely uncut, pp.viii + 499 + (1) errata; vi + 518 + (5) appendix + (1) errata; v + ...

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On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by Ricardo,David

Octavo, 22.1 x 14.6 cm, 19th century quarter polished calf and marbled boards, calf edges to boards, spine with five raised bands, red morocco labels lettered gilt, leaf edges untrimmed, pp.viii + 589 + (1p) errata + (14pp) index, numerous pencil underlin...

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Legal Foundations of Capitalism by John R. Commons

Extremely rare hardback copyright 1924 in good-plus condition; stated first edition, January 1924; well preserved withdrawal from university library with usual stamps and stickers; text block and burgundy boards tight and square; front board shows fading ...

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Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Schumpeter, Joseph A. [Signed]

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Hardcover. Boldly signed and dated, without inscription, by Schumpeter upon front free endpaper. A revision of the 1942 first edition with new material appraising the social changes wrought by WWII. xiv, 411...



The Works of Adam Smith, LL.D....With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart. In Five Volumes by Smith,Adam

5 volumes, octavo, contemporary calf, contemporary labels lettered in gilt, edges rubbed, covers scuffed, ruled in gilt, spines richly gilt, pp.xv +611; viii + (1) + 499; vi + 523; v + (1) + 515; iv + 584, engraved frontispiece portrait of Adam Smith to ...

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Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1936. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Publishers dark blue cloth with four blind ruled lines on each board. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Aside from a couple of very small indents into the cloth on the spin...

From Paul Foster Books


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New Edition in Four Volumes. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. Embellished with an Elegant Head of the Author. by SMITH,ADAM

4 volumes, twelvemo, ORIGINAL PALE BLUE BOARDS, UNCUT, original printed paper labels, engraved frontispiece portrait of Adam Smith from the Tassie Medallion, pp.viii, 304; iv, 286; iv, 284, (4); iv, 280, skilful repair to hinges of volume I, heads of spin...

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Six Crises by Richard Nixon SIGNED

Doubleday, 1962. HBDJ, Stated 1st edition, 1962, OP, Minor Rub, Soil DJ, small mended tear DJ,owner sticker, VG+/VG, AS-IS. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover....



An Historical Account of all Taxes, Under what Denomination soever; from the Conquest to the Death of George the First. by STEVENS, Captain John

London: Printed for John Wilcox, at Virgil's Head against the New Church in the Strand, 1733. Leather Bound. Very Good. The Second EDITION, to which is added, a Table of the principal Transactions in each King's reign. 8vo. pp. xxxi, (1), 374,...

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1933 Chicago and The World's Fair by Anon

Inside is nice with the exception of a border mark around something that had been laid in and removed on flyleaf page. Hardcover, no dust jacket, is bent and has a wavy affect from being stored poorly. There are some small nicks on the spine and top edge....

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The Commerce Clause by Felix Frankfurter

University of North Carolina Press 1937. The Weil Lectures on American citizenship series. Text is clean and unmarked. Dark blue boards are sturdy showing light shelf and edge wear. Spine is bright and unfaded.. Small stain on foredge. No DJ....

From BookandPen


Agriculture and Industrialization: The Adjustments that Take Place as an Agricultural Country Is Industrialized. [FIRST EDITION]. by Chang, [Zhang] Pei-kang

Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1949.. Royal octavo. Pp. xii, 270. Footnotes, bibliography, appendices, index. With 29 tables. Hardcover, original cherry cloth, spine gilt, with blurb from dust-jacket tipped-in onto first free endpaper. In fine cond...

From Librarium of The Hague



Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1936. FIRST EDITION. 1st printing. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.6 inches). A previous owner has written their name on the title page and there are a few previous owner's ink marks on pages 3 and 4, otherwise a near fine bright copy in...

From Paul Foster Books


A TREATISE ON MONEY. Volume one; The pure theory of money. --- Volume two; The applied theory of money by KEYNES. JOHN MAYNARD

Macmillan and co. Limited. London. 1930. FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.7 inches). Ex Library set, withdrawn from University Library (Exeter). Circular perforated library stamp to each title page and ink number written on the verso of both tit...

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