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An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy by STEUART,SIR JAMES - 1770

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An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy by STEUART,SIR JAMES - 1770

An Inquiry into the Principles of Political Oeconomy

by STEUART,SIR JAMES

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Kress 6760. Goldsmith 10611. Higgs 4854. Blaug, Great Economists before Keynes, pp.241-242. Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, p.176.

First Dublin edition. The first important English work on political economy. James Steuart (1712-1780) is represented as someone who produced a systematic treatment of economics, but in pre-Physiocratic form. Although his book was first published in 1767, the main elements of the argument were established in isolation in Germany in the late 1750's. The Principles is dominated by a concern with a socio-economic system in a situation where different national economies have different growth rates. Both perspectives ensured that the book was largely concerned with matters of economic policy, and have given the misleading claim that Steuart was a mercantilist. Steuart was particularly worried about population growth and his views bear an uncanny resemblance to the later views of Malthus.

David Hume is reported as being critical of the 'form and style' of the work but 'exceedingly pleased' with it as an 'ingenious performance' when he looked it over in manuscript in 1766. Whilst Steuart's interventionist economic principles provoked Adam Smith to refute them in The Wealth of Nations, recent commentary has emphasized the continuity in Scottish economic thought from David Hume to James Steuart to Adam Smith.

Marx noticed him and he gradually enjoyed some attention from the members of the German Historical School in the 19th Century who appreciated his historical bent and his belief that economic development must be consciously managed by the state. More recently he has been hailed as a forerunner of the 'economics of control' and the concept of development planning.

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The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. Translated from the Original Portugese of...
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The Lusiad; or, the Discovery of India. An Epic Poem. Translated from the Original Portugese of Luis de Camöens. The Second Edition

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Goldsmith 11720. Viner, Guide to John Rae’s Life of Adam Smith pp.70-74. Not in Kress or Vanderblue.
Second edition, but the first to contain this critical attack on Adam Smith’s laissez-faire doctrines to the East India Trade in the Wealth of Nations. The long criticism appears on pages clxi-clxxxvi and begins; "Of the example of Portugese Asia cannot be better enforced by an examination of the popular arguments relative to the British commerce with India. A recent Writer on the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, has stood forth as the philosophical champion for the abolition of the Monopoly of the English United East India Company…"
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India Pamphlets 1858

India Pamphlets 1858

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[MILL,John Stuart] East India (Improvements in Administration). Copy "of a Memorandum (prepared at the India House) of the Improvements in the Administration of India during the last Thirty Years". London 1858Folio, disbound, pp.1-38 +(2).MacMinn, p.90FIRST EDITION, from Parliamentary Papers, 1857-1858, XLIII. Of this Memorandum Mill wrote in his manuscript of the bibliography of his writings of this I was partly the author and partly the editor, the facts being furnished by the departments of the India House.MacMnn: "A review of the improvements in legislation, education, religion, roads, and other matters achieved under the supervision of the East India Company".withSix pamphlets in two volumes[MILL,John Stuart] Memorandum of the Improvements in the Administration of India during the last thirty years. London, 1858Tall octavo, blue cloth on grey boards, spine lettered in gilt, pp.(4), 101, drop head title.Very rare, 1 copy only in Copac at BL. MacMinn, p.90First separate edition. Of this Memorandum… Read More
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An Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy and of the principal philosophical...
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An Examination of Sir William Hamilton’s Philosophy and of the principal philosophical questions discussed in his writings

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An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy and of the principal philosophical questions discussed in his writings. London, Longmans, Green 1865
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of Hamilton's Lectures of 1860-61 "I was greatly disappointed with the Lectures…I found that the points of apparent agreement between his opinions and mine were more verbal than real; that the important philosophical principles which I had thought he recognised, were so explained away by him as to mean little or nothing, or were continually lost sight of…Now, the difference between these two schools of philosophy, that of Intuition, and that of… Read More
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Grundsätze der Politischen Oekonomie, nebst einigen Anwendungen auf die...
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Grundsätze der Politischen Oekonomie, nebst einigen Anwendungen auf die Gesellschaftswissenchaft. Aus dem Englischen ubersetzt und mit Zuzatzen von Adolph Soetbeer.

by Mill, John Stuart

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First edition in German, translated by the political economist Adolph Soetbeer [1814-1892]. This edition is more than a translation; it is an elaboration, with contradictions discarded or reconciled. It includes an appendix, an extensive bibliography, and statistical tables.
"As far as I have had time to examine it the translations seems extremely well executed: the sense appears to be very faithfully & clearly rendered. I only regret that your time & pains were not bestowed on the edition which is now about to go to press & which I have not only revised throughout but have entirely recast several important chapters; in particular the two most important, those on Property & the on the Futurity of the Labouring Classes" Mill to Soetbeer, March 18 1852, in Mineka, Later letters of John Stuart Mill, letter no.74
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Om det Representativa Styrelsesättet.
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Om det Representativa Styrelsesättet.

by MILL,John Stuart

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MILL,John Stuart. Om det Representativa Styrelsesättet. Öfversättning. Foöreningens Boktryokeri, Norrköping 1862
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Essai sur le Principe de Population…3me edition française,...

Essai sur le Principe de Population…3me edition française, trés-augmentée.

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Third edition in French translated from the fifth English edition of 1817 by Pierre Prevost and his son G.Prevost. Previous French editions were published in 1809 and 1823.
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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. New Edition in Four Volumes....
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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.

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India Pamphlets 1858

India Pamphlets 1858

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[MILL,John Stuart] East India (Improvements in Administration). Copy "of a Memorandum (prepared at the India House) of the Improvements in the Administration of India during the last Thirty Years". London 1858Folio, disbound, pp.1-38 +(2).MacMinn, p.90FIRST EDITION, from Parliamentary Papers, 1857-1858, XLIII. Of this Memorandum Mill wrote in his manuscript of the bibliography of his writings of this I was partly the author and partly the editor, the facts being furnished by the departments of the India House.MacMnn: "A review of the improvements in legislation, education, religion, roads, and other matters achieved under the supervision of the East India Company".withSix pamphlets in two volumes[MILL,John Stuart] Memorandum of the Improvements in the Administration of India during the last thirty years. London, 1858Tall octavo, blue cloth on grey boards, spine lettered in gilt, pp.(4), 101, drop head title.Very rare, 1 copy only in Copac at BL. MacMinn, p.90First separate edition. Of this Memorandum… Read More
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Om det Representativa Styrelsesättet.
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Om det Representativa Styrelsesättet.

by MILL,John Stuart

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MILL,John Stuart. Om det Representativa Styrelsesättet. Öfversättning. Foöreningens Boktryokeri, Norrköping 1862
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A képviseleti kormány
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A képviseleti kormány

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MILL,John Stuart. A képviseleti kormány. A Második Kiadás után Magyarra forditotta Jánosi Ferencz. Pest, Emich Gusztáv Tulajdona, 1867
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From Capitalism to Socialism: Day to Day Pamphlets No. 8
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From Capitalism to Socialism: Day to Day Pamphlets No. 8

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Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, London, 1932, Very Good Softcover, 53 pages, 5" x 7.25", crease on front cover, slight edgewear, otherwise clean and tight. John A. Hobson (1858 - 1940), was an English economist, social scientist and critic of imperialism.
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The Sky and the Forest
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The Sky and the Forest

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Samuel The Seeker
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Samuel The Seeker

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Sinclair, Upton. Samuel, The Seeker Copyright 1910. Apparently published by author. No publisher stated. First Edition. States printed at Western Printing and Lithography, Racine, WI. Yellow Boards with black titling. Used. Very Good/ No Dj is Included. Rare/Scarce. A nice copy.
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Goldrush Days With Mark Twain, Illustrated with Woodcuts By Henry J. Glintenkamp

Goldrush Days With Mark Twain, Illustrated with Woodcuts By Henry J. Glintenkamp

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William R. Gillis. Goldrush Days with Mark Twain (H. Glintenkamp woodcuts). Copyright 1930. Albert & Charles Boni, NY. With an into by Cyril Clemens. RARE H. Glintenkamp WOODCUTS 6 woodcut illustrations included, Twain frontis (Three old friends), and 5 other historic and realistic woodcut illustrations. MEMOIRS. HISTORY OF NEVADA GOLDRUSH. Summary: Mr. Gillis was a friend of American author/humorist Mark Twain and was with him at Virginia, Nevada in the Goldrush days. In 1859 placer miners in the Great Basin discovered the largest gold and silver strike that had happened in the United States up until that time. RARE H. Glintenkamp WOODCUTS. Used. Good- Condition. 264 pages. Used. Good condition. First few pages are loose. Frontis is still affixed to binding. Green cloth boards gold titling. No titles left on spine. Spine is sunned.
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The Polynesian Triangle

The Polynesian Triangle

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ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST. THE VIKING PRESS, FIRST EDITION STATED FIRST PRINTING THUS, APRIL, 1947. Used. Very good condition/Good + condition original unclipped, $2.00 price appears on front flap. Fuscia dust jacket spine is a trace sunned. Mylar wrap. Another Part of the Forest, a play in three acts by Lillian Hellman, author of "The Little Foxes", and "The Searching Wind". Patricia Neal frontispiece.
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Worlds Revealed - The Dawn of Japanese and American Exchange

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At the Bottom of the Ladder

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Oscar-The-Grouch's Alphabet Of Trash (1977 Golden Shape 1st Ed.  A)
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Oscar-The-Grouch's Alphabet Of Trash (1977 Golden Shape 1st Ed. "A")

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