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1 Martineau, Harriet A Tale of Ireland [Illustrations of Political Economy No. IX. Ireland a Tale]
Unknown Unknown 1849 Later Printing Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Unknown: Unknown, 1849. This small volume is missing its Title Page, so publisher information is unknown. The text is that of Martineau's and there is a faint pencil inscription on the front paste-down dated 1849. Brown cloth binding, blindstamped with ruling and decorations; titling in gilt on the spine. Rubbed at the margins, with a chip at the head of the spine. Textblock is foxed but very readable; 178 pages. Please note the condition issues. Quercus must offer this as a Binding Copy, in need of restoration or repair. This mighht be a worthwhile effort, since Martineau's works, although famous and significant, are rather uncommon.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Martineau, Harriet Illustrations of Political Economy (10 Volumes Only)
London Charles Fox 1832 First Edition Paperback Very Good No Jacket 
London: Charles Fox, 1832. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) has been called "the first female sociologist." Her 1837 study, "Society in America," which contains a critique of the state of female education, is considered foundational. She was certainly a prominent Victorian public intellectual, friend to J.S. Mill, George Elliot, Carlyle, H.H. Millman, and Bulmer-Lytton. She wrote on history and travel, and translated Comte. She was an activist, and her support for abolition made her unpopular in America. An atheist and in poor health, she had a fascination with Mesmerism. Supposedly, she dated Erasmus Darwin. These booklets are her tutorial on the ideas of Malthus, Ricardo, and Bentham. Here are ten volumes, Very Good copies generally. They are in the original binding, paper wraps secured with thread. The text blocks are excellent, very clear, but these are fragile productions, and some covers are detached. Quercus offers the following volumes. No. III, Brooke and Brooke Farm. A Tale (stated Third Edition), 1833. 140 pages, rear cover not present; No. IV, Demarara. A Tale, 1832. 143 pages, rear cover present but detached, front cover not present; No. X, Homes Abroad. A Tale. 128 pages, 1832; No. XI, For Each and For All. A Tale, 132 pages, 1832; No. XIV, Berkeley the Banker. A Tale. 172 pages, 1833; No. XVI, Messrs. Vanderput and Snoek. A Tale. 140 pages, 1833; No. XIX, Sowers Not Reapers. A Tale. 148 pages, 1833; No. XXIII, The Three Ages. A Tale. 126 pages, 1833. Front cover present but detached; No. XXIV, The Farrars of Budge-Row. A Tale. 136 pages, 1834. Front cover present but detached; and No. XXV, The Moral of Many Fables, 144 pages, 1834. This volume also has sewn-in Title and Content pages for I, II, VII, V, III, VIII, and IV, along with two pages of labels. . First Edition. Printed Wrapper. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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3 Marx, Karl Capital. A Critique of Political Economy. The Process of Capitalist Production
London George Allen and Unwin Ltd 1929 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1929. Considering his influence on the world, decent editions of this seminal work are rather hard to find. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the Second Printing, "Translated from the Fourth German Edition by Eden & Cedar Paul." Black cloth binding; covers ruled, with titling in gilt on the spine. Clean text; xvi, continuing to 927. Bibliography and Index. Mild bumps, top a bit dusty, with some abrasions on the rear cover. Really a rather nice copy for one's bedtime reading. No dustwrapper.. Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Smith, Adam LL.D, F.R.S. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
London, Manchester & New York George Routledge and Sons, Limited 1893 First Thus Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London, Manchester & New York: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1893. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of Smith's great work, still appreciated and applied today. First Edition Thus, a part of "Routledge's Popular Library Uniform with this Volume." With a biography of Smith and an introduction by Dugald Stuart. Brown cloth binding, with the title on the front cover and the spine in gilt. Clean text; xvi, 780 pages, indexed. Light bumps, offset tanning to the endpapers, tiny Brentano's label on the rear paste-down. The spine has darkened a bit (more an umber than brown, but gilt still bright). The front hinge has cracked, but is holding well; a bit of reinforcement might be wise. Withal, an attractive copy of this important work.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Veblen, Thorstein The Instinct of Workmanship. And the State of the Industrial Arts
New York B.W. Huebsch 1918 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1918. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Edition. Green cloth binding, ruled and stamped on the front cover; gilt titling on the spine. Bright text; ix, 355 pages. This is an ASSOCIATION COPY, with the signature (1920) of Arthur G. Coons (1900-1968) longtime president of Occidental College and one of the architects of the California Master Plan for Education. There is a gift label to Library (with release) on front paste-down, and library numbers in pencil on rear paste-down; these are the only ex-library treatments. However, Coons has heavily notated this book throughout, an insight into his scholarly mind at an early age. Bumped corners; rubbed at the margins. No dustjacket. An interesting historical document.. Reprint Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 Veblen, Thorstein The Theory of Business Enterprise
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1910 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Veblen's critique of corporate dominance was first published in 1904; it's lessons ring true today.This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition, from six years later; the copyright page retains the statement "Published September, 1904." Maroon ribbed cloth binding, ruled on the front; gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; vii, 400 pages. Contemporary (1913) signature on the FFEP. Bumped, with rubbing to the head and foot of the spine, some spots on the rear cover; cracked at the Title Page.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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7 Veblen, Thorstein The Theory of Business Enterprise
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1932 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1932. Veblen's witty views remain relevant today; insightful and a surprisingly fun read! First published in 1904. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of a Later Printing. Maroon cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine. Clean, bright text; vi, 400 pages. Some neat underlining in the first chapter. Small signature on the front paste-down. Spine lightly faded. Front gutter has cracked but is holding. Quercus reccommends some reinforcement as preventive maintenance. No dustjacket.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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8 Veblen, Thorstein The Theory of the Leisure Class
New York & London The Macmillan Company 1915 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & London: The Macmillan Company, 1915. Certainly one of the most famous of economic theories, by one of the more fascinating theorists. The original publication was 1899, a fitting close to the 19th Century but still relevant today, and a great read; Veblken is quite funny. This is a Very Good copy of the Second Printing of the "New Edition" of 1912. (In effect, this is the seventh printing since 1899.) Dark blue cloth binding, blindstamped on the front cover as part of "The Macmillan Standard Library." Clean text; 404 pages, indexed, with 2 pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Light wear, with rubbing at the margins. A solid copy for a nice evening's read. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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9 Veblen, Thorstein The Theory of the Leisure Class. An Economic Study of Institutions
New York B.W. Huebsch 1922 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: B.W. Huebsch, 1922. Certainly one of the most famous economic theories, by one of the more fascinating theorists. The original publication was 1899, a fitting close to the 19th Century but still relevant today, and a great read. This is a Reprint of the "New Edition" from the 3rd Printing (1918). A Very Good copy: dark green cloth binding, ruled and stamped, with gilt lettering on the spine. Mild wear; with a diagonal crease across the spine; front gutter has cracked but is holding well. This is an ASSOCIATION copy, with the signature of Stanley H. Chapman, prominent American social scientist, on the FFEP.Clean and fresh text; 403 pages, indexed. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Reprint.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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10 Willey, Freeman O. Whither Are We Drifting as a Nation
St. Louis Geo. C. Hackstaff, Printer 1882 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
St. Louis: Geo. C. Hackstaff, Printer, 1882. Freeman (Otis) Willey authored several books on economics. A review (of a different title, 1897) in the Journal of Political Economy called him an "economic optimist." This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, which is scarce. (Quercus believes he revised and reissued it a few years later). Brown publisher's cloth binding, ruled and decorated on the covers, with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 544 pages, bright and unfoxed. Neatly penned contemporary (1887) signature on the second free endpaper. Rubbed at the margins, mild bumps, some wrinkling of the cloth on the rear cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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