List May 2021
with a section on Marx, Engels and Lenin
| ||[AMIGONI, Bartolomeo.]
Sopra il programma proposto dalla Reale Accademia di Torino di provvedere alla
sussistenza dei tessitori di seta quando questa scarseggi o manchi ecc. Memoria di Momoalberto
Manigio membro di nessuna Accademia neppure agraria.
Cosmopoli [Vicenza] 1788.
70p. Contemp. limp marbled boards. A fresh copy. (#37929)
First (only) edition, very rare. A proposal on the provision for unemployed silk weavers, written
in answer to a question proposed by the Royal Academy of Turin. Workers in the silk industry were
often out-of-work because of scarcity of raw materials, and the author suggests among other things the
diversification and a more economical dealing with raw materials, the undertaking of public works,
*Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi. WorldCat locates a copy in Harvard Business School
'A more correct view of the theory of
rent than ... Adam Smith‘
economy, the corn trade and similar subjects, but he
is particularly credited for his (in the present work) anticipating the Ricardian theory of rent,
the first clear formulation of the law of diminishing returns.
| ||ANDERSON, James
Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of national industry; chiefly intended to
promote the agriculture, commerce, manufactures, and fisheries, of Scotland. In a series of letters to a
Dublin, printed for S.Price, W. and H.Whitestone, J.Williams [etc.] 1779.
2 volumes. LXVII,325; [IV],424p., complete with both half titles. From the library of
William Fortescue (?), with his bookplate on paste-downs (rudely removed in the second volume) and
his name on the title of the first volume. Contemp. calf, backs with red and black labels, sides a bit
scratched. A very nice set. (#23406)
First Irish edition. James Anderson was a Scottish gentleman farmer and author of
several works on rural
These volumes 'show clearly that Anderson had a more correct view of the theory of rent than
his greater contemporary and compatriot Adam Smith. Rent, he says, is a premium for the cultivation
of the richer soils, reducing the profits of the cultivators to an equality with those of the cultivators of
the poorer' (James Bonar in Palgrave). 'The association of rent with decreasing returns which
was to be one of the most characteristic features of the Ricardian system, was established by Anderson'
These volumes also contain one of the earliest criticisms of Adam Smith's Wealth of
nations. In a Postscript to letter thirteenth (volume II, p.109-224) Anderson writes: 'I have
seen the very ingenious treatise of Dr. Adam Smith on the nature and causes of the wealth of nations;
and am sorry to find, that I have the misfortune to differ in opinion from an author of such extensive
knowledge, and liberal sentiments, on a subject of so much real importance as that which is here
treated of'. Schumpeter considered Anderson 'one of the most interesting English economists of the
late eighteenth century ... he had to an unusual degree what so many economists lack, Vision'.
The first edition was published in Edinburgh in 1777.
*Kress B.170. Goldsmiths' 11772. Einaudi 117 (the first edition). Schumpeter p.263ff. Palgrave
I,p.39-40 & III,p.287.
Five works of physiocratic
| ||BAUDEAU, Nicolas
Avis aux honnêtes gens qui veulent bien faire. Sur le commerce du bled.
A Amsterdam, chez Marc-Michel Rey. Et se vend à Toulouse, chez Dupleix 1769.
94p. 12mo. Contemp. calf, gilt back with red label, marbled endpapers, red edges,
top of back slightly damaged. Bound with 4 other works. (#35693)
A plea for 'better and cheaper bread' urgently needed for the poor population of France after the
bad harvest of 1767. As a Physiocrat Baudeau of course advocates the free trade in grain, despite the
decrees of 1764 still not guaranteed. He adds several proposals for improving the grinding of corn and
the baking and distribution of bread. First published in the Ephemerides du citoyen and again
separately in 1768.
*Kress and INED list the 1768-edition only. Not in Einaudi or Goldsmiths'.
Bound with: [BAUDEAU, Nicolas] Avis au peuple sur l'impôt
forcé qui se percevoit dans les halles et marchés sur tous les bleds et toutes les farines.
[No place] 1774. 21,p. First edition. A protest against the decree of 1770 regulating the distribution
of bread, according to Baudeau 'raising the taxes on bread for the people with more than 16 millions a
*INED 272. Goldsmiths' 11163. Not in Kress or Einaudi.
And with: La ferme de Pensylvanie. Les avantages de la vertu. Plan
d'instruction pour le peuple; avec quelques observations sur la liberté du commerce de grains.
A Philadelphie, et à Paris, chez Ribou 1775. XII,96p. First (only) edition. A very rare little
book by an unknown author consisting of three essays. The first essay is an allegorical history of a
farm in Pennsylvania named Nobroub (anagram of Bourbon), or 'the happy family',
administered in the same wise way as the state of Pennsylvania. In the second essay the author holds
that a criminal while injuring others above all injures himself, virtue is its own reward. In the third
essay the author pleads for free trade in grain, with several references to the physiocratic
Ephémerides du citoyen and Nicolas Baudeau.
*Not found in any of the usual bibliographies of Americana or economics, but it is included in
Evans, Early American imprints 14029.
And with: BAUDEAU, Nicolas. Questions proposées par M.
l'Abbé Baudeau, a M. Richard des Glannieres, sur son plan d'imposition, soi-disant
économique. [No place 1774.] 22p. First (only) edition. A critical discussion of the plan for
fiscal reform published by Des Glannieres in 1774.
*INED 294. Goldsmiths' 11164. Not in Kress or Einaudi.
And with: LE CRI de l'agriculture. A Paris, chez Ruault 1775. [IV],129,p.
With folding table. On the importance of agriculture, against the taxation of land and for a moderate
taxation of its yield, the introduction of a relief-fund for 'agricultural accidents', the liquidation of the
public debt, a plan for a Royal Bank, against luxury, etc.
*INED 4581. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi.
Lettres d'un citoyen à un magistrat, sur les vingtiemes et les autres impôts.
Amsterdam, chez Arkstée & Merkus 1768.
Small 8vo. [IV],234p. Contemp. calf, gilt back with red label, marbled endpapers,
red edges. Fine copy. Bound with two other books discussing physiocratic ideas on the free trade of
First edition. Baudeau's exposition of the physiocratic theory of taxation, one of his most
important and rarest books.
*INED 285. Goldsmiths' 10454. Not in Kress or Einaudi.
Preceded by: [VAUVILLIERS, Jean François (1737-1801)] Lettre d'un
gentilhomme des états de Languedoc à un magistrat du parlement de Rouen, sur le
commerce des bleds, des farines et du pain. [No place] 1768. [II],47p.
First edition. An uncompromising plea for free trade in grain. Vauvilliers was the most famous
French Hellenist of his time and an adherent of the ideas of the Physiocrats and contributor to the
Ephémérides du citoyen.
*INED 4405 (and p.35 for an uncertain attribution to Baudeau). Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or
And by: Réponse du magistrat de Normandie au gentilhomme de
Languedoc, sur le commerce des bleds, des farines & du pain [drop-title]. [No place or date.] 48p.
A reply to the preceding text in which the anonymous author defends himself against the
accusation that he would not support the free trade in grain.
*INED 4782. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi.
Premiere introduction a la philosophie economique; ou analyse des etats policés.
Par un Disciple de l'Ami des Hommes.
Paris, Didot, chez Didot, Delalain & Lacombe 1771 [at end: De l'Imprimerie de Didot, 1769].
XII (paginated -8,,X-XII),497,[3 privilege]p. Contemp. calf, back richly gilt
with red label, marbled edges, marbled endpapers, light rubbing. Kept in a custom brown calf box.
First and last leaves with some scattered foxing. (#20207)
First edition. The major book of the author and one of the major textbooks of Physiocracy. The
abbé Nicolas Baudeau began as an enemy of Physiocracy, but in 1766 became an adherent of
Quesnay and Mirabeau and 'from then on proved a most useful popularizer and controversialist as well
as an efficient editor'.
*Einaudi 349. Kress S.4657. Mattioli 232. Higgs 5158 ('The best of his works'). INED 291.
A landmark in the history of of social
liberation, praised by Marx
|BELLERS, John (1654–1725)
Proposals for raising a College of Industry of all useful trades and husbandry, with profit
for the rich, a plentiful living for the poor; and a good education for youth. Which will be advantage to
the government, by the increase of the people, and their riches.
London, printed and sold by T.Sowle 1696.
Small 4to. [II],28p. Nineteenth-century half calf, back with gilt-lettered red label,
marbled sides. Mild browning, upper margin closely trimmed, just touching a few page numbers.
Armorial bookplate of the Macclesfield North Library 1860. (#30070)
Second edition, with some substantial alterations, first published the previous year. A famous
publication in the history of social liberation. It was a source of inspiration for Robert Owen, who
published a new edition of it in 1818, and was highly praised by Karl Marx.
Perhaps inspired by Plockhoy's A way propounded to make the poor in these and other
nations happy (1659) Bellers here designs a complete plan for the organization of industry and
labour. He proposes the founding of ‘colleges of industry', agricultural and manufacturing co-operative
settlements to enable the poor to care for themselves. Colonies of at least 300 people would have
collective capital and labour, and not money but labour would be the standard of value, thus giving a
draught for a labour theory of value. Family life would be private - he therefore uses the term colleges
rather than communities - and much attention would be paid to education. It would be beneficial to the
poor, enabling them to care for themselves, as well as to the rich and the state, no longer forced to
support the poor.
Marx refers to Bellers in Das Kapital several times. He calls Bellers ‘a very phenomenon
in the history of Political Economy, [who] saw most clearly at the end of the 17th century, the
necessity for abolishing the present system of education and division of labour, which beget
hypertrophy and atrophy at the two opposite extremities of society'.
*Wing B1830. Kress 1932. Goldsmiths' 3369. McCulloch p.275.
[BREDERODE, Lancelot van (1583-1668)]
Vande apostasie. Dat is vanden afval der christenen. Tweede editie. Verbetert en klaerder
Gedruct voor den Autheur [1659/60].
[VIII],332,p. Onafgesneden in nieuw leer. (#32625)
Tweede druk. Een eerste druk verscheen hetzelfde jaar eveneens anoniem, maar met vermelding
van de naam van de drukker Jacob Nieuwelingh op de titel. Lancelot van Brederode werd in 1613
benoemd tot raad van het Hof van Holland maar werd in 1620 ontslagen wegens remonstrantse
gevoelens. In dit zijn enige boek bestreed hij gereformeerde leerstellingen, in het bijzonder die van de
erfzonde en de predestinatie. Beschuldigd van socianisme werd dit boek 18 december 1659 verboden
door de Staten van Holland en in mei 1661 in Amsterdam 'opgehaald'.
*Knijff & Visser 3033 (met afbeelding). Knuttel, Verboden boeken 33. NCC vermeldt 2
ex. van de eerste druk (KB en UVA) en 1 ex. van deze tweede druk (UBL).
CAPELLEN, Alexander van der (c.1594-1656)
Gedenkschriften ... beginnende met den jaare 1621, en gaande tot 1632; [Tweede deel:] ...
beginnende met den jaare 1634, en gaande tot 1654... by een gezameld en uitgegeven door Robert
Jaspar van der Capellen..
Utrecht, J. v. Schoonhoven 1777-78.
2 delen. [II],XLV,,660; [II],508p. Met gegraveerd portret door R.Vinkeles in deel
1. Contemp. perkament. Lichte watervlek in hoek voorwerk deel 1. Mooie set. (#20685)
Eerste (enige) druk. Van der Capellen was heer van Aartsbergen, Boedelhoff en Mervelt, lid van
de ridderschap van Zutphen, gecommitteerde ter Staten Generaal en rechter van stad en ambt van
Doesburg. Hij was bovenal een invloedrijk staatsman, vertrouweling van Frederik Hendrik en Willem
II. Zijn herinneringen bevatten talrijke details over de gebeurtenissen van zijn tijd, o.a. over zijn
(matigende) rol bij de strijd van Willem II tegen Amsterdam.
| |The education of the deaf and
dumb CZECH, Franz Herrmann
Versinnlichte Denk- und Sprachlehre, mit Anwendung auf die Religions- und Sittenlehre
und auf das Leben. [Bound with
:] Nothwendigkeit der allgemein einzuführenden
Elementar-Bildung der Taubstummen ...
Vienna, gedruckt und in Commission der Mechitaristen-Congregations-Buchhandlung 1836-37.
2 volumes in 1. 4to. XXI,[2 table],[1 blank],25-441,[3 errata]; 33,p. With an
engraved frontispiece, 67 plates, 4 maps (2 folding), and numerous woodcut figures in the text.
Contemp. half calf, back richly gilt with raised bands, marbled sides, yellow edges. A very fine copy
printed on fine paper. (#29945)
First edition. The first work on the education of the deaf and dumb
to attract international attention. It was published as a help for teaching the deaf mutes, with detailed
exposition of the system both in the text and on the numerous figures or scenes on the fine plates.
Czech regarded thinking as a mental activity, innate in each individual. Articulated speech may make
the process easier but is not intrinsically necessary. Czech therefore thought it both morally and legally
a duty to provide education to the deaf and dumb.
Czech had been professor of philosophy at the Theresianischen Ritter-Akademie in
Vienna and in 1818 was appointed professor at the famous Wiener-Taubstummen-Institut. This
institute was founded in 1779 by Maria Theresia after the example of the French Institution
Nationale des Sourds Muets of the famous abbé de l'Epée.
| ||DEBREU, Gerard (1921-2004)
Theory of value. An axiomatic analysis of economic equilibrium.
New York, John Wiley & London, Chapman & Hall .
XII,114p. Orig. cloth with the (somewhat discoloured) dust jacket. (Cowles
Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University. Monograph 17) (#38728)
First edition, first printing. A now classic book in the history of mathematical economics.
Debreu was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1983 ‘for having
incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of the
theory of general equilibrium'.
One of the major books in the history
of probability theory
Essai sur les probabilités de la durée de la vie humaine; d'où l'on
déduit la manière de déterminer les rentes viageres, tant simples qu'en tontines:
précédé d'une courte explication sur les rentes à terme, ou
annuités; et accompagné d'un grand nombre de tables.
Paris, Guerin 1746.
[VI],[2 approbation, errata, avis au relieur],132p. (including a table on p.102), 22
tables (table 3 on 3 pages, table 4 on 2 pages, tables 6-13 double-page, tables 16-21 half-page), [1
privilege du roi]p. Bound with two additional pieces. (#29011)
Together 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemp. calf, rubbed, extremities worn, joints cracked but
holding, gilt back with red label, red edges, marbled endpapers. Small corner (2 cm) of half title torn
away. Small armorial blank stamp ('Charles Anderson') in corner of first blank and half-title. The usual
light browning. A very good copy with ample margins.
First (only) edition, with the Objections and Addition, rarely found together. The
Essay on the probabilities of the duration of human life is one of the major books in the history
of statistics and probability theory. Deparcieux had studied various schemes for life insurance,
including that developed by the Neapolitan banker Lorenzo de Tonti, whereby upon the death of a
participant his share (or only its dividends) is distributed to the remaining members. For the
construction of mortality tables Deparcieux studied the life expectancy of members of restricted
groups like religious communities, in order to exclude the effects of migration. His tables were used in
France for decades.
Deparcieux was a scientist and mathematician, member of the French Academie des Sciences
and professor at the Collège de France. He was also a mechanical engineer with particular
interest in hydrodynamics and as such best known for his project for the supply of water for Paris, the
Canal de l'Ourcq, carried out during the Empire.
Followed by: Objections faites à M. Deparcieux ... sur son Livre des
probabilités ... avec les réponses à ces objections [drop title]. [No place or
date, privilege at end dated 1746.] 16p.
Followed by: Addition à l'Essai sur les probabilités de la
durée de la vie humaine ... par M.Deparcieux. Paris, H.L.Guerin & L.F.Delatour 1760.
32,p., including 4 tables.
*Kress 4801 and 4801a. Einaudi 1529. INED 1346. McCulloch p.246.
Second Dutch edition of the
Discours de la méthode, with the first Dutch edition of the
Géometrie DESCARTES, René
Proeven der wysbegeerte: of redenering van de middel om de reden wel te beleiden, en de
waarheit in de wetenschappen te zoeken; de verregezichtkunde, verhevelingen, en meetkunst. Door
J.H.Glazemaker vertaalt. [Bound with 3 other works by Descartes.
t'Amsterdam, gedrukt by Tymon Houthaak, voor Jan Rieuwertsz. 1659.
4to. [VI],416,p. With numerous woodcut figures in the text. Contemp.
overlapping vellume. The original French title in a later hand on top of page 1, page 33-39 with a
water stain. Z1 is a cancel as in all other known copies. Fine copy. (#21960)
Second Dutch edition of the Discours de la
méthode, here for the first time including first editions of Dutch translations of the
Dioptrique, the Météores , and the Géometrie. The first
Dutch edition of the Discours was published also by Rieuwertsz in 1656 with the title
Redenering van t' beleed. The present translation has been revised by Glazemaker making use
of Descartes' Latin Specimina philosophiae.
*Van Otegem p.85-88. Glazemaker 8.
Bound with: Kort begryp der zangkunst. In de Latijnsche taal beschreven, en van
J.H.Glazemaker vertaalt. t'Amsterdam, gedrukt by Tymon Houthaak, voor Jan Rieuwertsz. 1661. 46p.
First (only) Dutch edition of Musicae compendium, originally published in Utrecht
in1650. Glazemaker's translation was done ‘with great help and support of a certain gentleman',
hitherto unidentified. *Van Otegem p.465-468. Glazemaker 12.
And with: Les passions de l'ame, of de lydingen van de ziel. Van Renatus des Cartes in
de Fransche taal beschreven, en door J.H.Glazemaker vertaalt. t'Amsterdam, gedrukt by Tymon
Houthaak, voor Jan Rieuwertsz. 1659. [XVI],99,p.
Second Dutch edition of Les passions de l'ame of 1649. The first Dutch edition was
published also by Rieuwertsz in 1656. This second edition was revised by Glazemaker who ‘made
some interesting changes'. *Van Otegem p.402-405. Glazemaker 9.
And with: Verantwoording aan d'achtbare overigheit van Uitrecht, in de welke de
lasterigen, en valsche beschuldigingen van enigen zijner tegenstrevers tegen hem klarelijk ontdekt
worden. t'Amsterdam, ter drukkerye van Tymon Houthaak 1661.
43p. First (only) Dutch edition of Querela apologetica ad amplissimum magistratum
Ultrajectinum, originally published in Groningen in 1656. The translation has been attributed to
Glazemaker. *Van Otegem p.481-483. Glazemaker 13.
DESCARTES, René (1596-1650)
Brieven, aan veele hoog-geagte personen, van verscheide ampten, geschreven: handelende
van de over-natuur-kunde, natuur-kunde, zede-kunst, genees-kunst, wis-kunst, zang-kunst, en
werk-daad, enz. Zijnde ten hoogsten dienstig, om de voorgaande werken des schrijvers te verligten, en
duidelijker te doen verstaan. Door Renatus Des-Cartes beschreven: en van J.H.Glasemaker vertaalt.
t'Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn 1692.
3 parts in 1 volume, the first 2 parts continuously paginated. 4to. [VIII],664,268p.
With numerous woodcut figures in the text. Contemp. vellum. With the bookplate of the well-known
Amsterdam book collector Bob Luza. (#32603)
Second Dutch edition. The first volume of the original French
edition of Descartes' correspondence appeared 1657, the second volume 1663 and the third volume
1667. The first two volumes of the first Dutch edition appeared 1661, the third volume 1684. The
present edition also served as the fourth volume of Descartes' Alle de werken.
*Van Otegem p.614-617. Glazemaker 20.
Memoirs of the head of the trading
post at Dejima
| ||DOEFF, Hendrik
Herinneringen uit Japan.
Haarlem, de erven François Bohn 1833.
VIII,268,[2 publ. cat.]p. Uncut in contemp. sprinkled boards, back chipped, printed
label only partly preserved. Small old stamp and shelfmark to half title and title. A fine bright copy.
First (only) edition. Hendrik Doeff was head of the trading post of the Dutch East India
Company at Deshima (Dejima) from 1803 to 1817. His Recollections of Japan is one of the
most important accounts of Japan and Dutch-Japanese relations. Doeff's prolonged administration met
with extreme difficulties. When he arrived at Deshima he found the administration of his predecessors
a chaos and a fire had destroyed part of the buildings. After the outbreak of the Napoleonic Wars the
traffic with Batavia had becomen extremely difficult, ships were captured by the English or by Chinese
pirates. After Holland was captured by France and the East Indies by Britain - Deshima being the only
place on earth where the Dutch flag flied - only a single ship from the East Indies arrived. The Dutch
trade monopoly was heavily attacked by Russia and Britain and the Phaeton Incident of 1808, an
English frigate attacking Deshima, asked the utmost of Doeff's diplomatic skills. Yet Doeff was very
successful in maintaining good relations with the Japanese and he has also been praised for his genuine
interest in the Japanese language and civilization. Unfortunately his papers, including a
Dutch-Japanese dictionary, got lost in a shipwreck on his return to Holland and his present
recollections are therefore his only literary remains.
First German edition GROTIUS, Hugo (1583-1645)
Drey Bücher vom Rechte des Krieges und des Friedens, darinnen das Recht der
Natur und der Völcker, wie auch die vornehmsten Sachen desjenigen Rechtes, welches von der
Regierung eines Staates handelt, erkläret, und die Anmerckungen des Verfassers
hinzugefüget werden. Aus dem Lateinischen ins Deutsche übersetzet durch P.B. S[inold]
g[enannt] Schütz. Nebst einer Vorrede Herrn Christian Thomasii.
Leipzig, Friedrich Groschuff 1707.
4to. VI,84,,1248,p. With an engraved allegorical frontispiece with inset
portrait of Grotius, and an engraved vignette. Contemp. panelled calf, back with gilt lettered label,
sprinkled edges, very light wear to upper joint. A very nice copy. (#31521)
First German edition of Grotius' great De jure belli ac pacis (1625). This translation is
preceded by a preface by Christian Thomasius: Von der Historie des Rechts der Natur bis auf
Grotium; von der Wichtigkeit des Grotianischen Werck's, und von dem Nutzen gegenwärtiger
Ubersetzung. A second German edition, translated by Johann Niclas Serlin appeared in 1709. That
edition was, contrary to the present, heavily annotated. The translator in his preface to the present
translation however says that he preferred to translate the book unchanged, because the annotations
and comments of other writers often obscure the work rather than clarify it.
*Ter Meulen & Diermanse 662. Printing and the mind of man 125.
| ||HEGEL, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
System der Wissenschaft. Erster Theil, die Phänomenologie des Geistes.
Bamberg und Würzburg, bey Joseph Anton Goebhardt 1807.
[VIII],XCI,[3 errata],765,,[2 advert.]p. Contemp. boards, red sprinkled edges,
back with ms. label. Stamp on title, cancellation on verso. Small closed tear in inner margin of p.13/14
not affecting text, small contemp. annotations in lower margin of five pages, the last a poem by
Schiller. A very nice copy. Provenance: Dr Wilibald Grimm (1807-1891), a German Protestant
theologian at the University of Jena, with his name on front paste down dated 1841, stamps from the
‘Landeskirchliche Bücherei Hamburg', and modern bookplate of J[acques] A[ttali] (1943-),
French economist, writer, and senior civil servant, to front free endpaper. (#29531)
First edition, the only part published. The phenomenology of spirit (or The
phenomenology of mind) is Hegel's first major philosophical and most widely discussed work. It
exercised an influence on modern philosophy that can hardly be overestimated.
Travels in the North of Germany, describing the present state of the social and political
institutions, the agriculture, manufactures, commerce, education, arts and manners in that country,
particularly in the kingdom of Hannover.
Edinburgh, Archibald Constable 1820.
2 volumes. XXVI,,496; X,518p., no half-titles. Attractively rebound to style in
half calf, gilt backs with red and green label, marbled sides. A nice and fresh set. (#20041)
First edition of the author's second book. It is the result of his three-year tour to study the social
and economic conditions on the continent in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars. His observations
are accompanied with anecdotes demanded by his publisher to make the work amusing, and with
considerations on good government and administration. Hodgskin's concern with social and economic
justice forecasts his later involvement in trade unionism and socialism.
Hodgskin is best remembered for his defence of the right of labourers to 'combine' and for his
denouncement of the appropriation of the most part of value produced by the labour of industrial
workers as illegitimate (Labour defended against the claims of capital, 1825). It influenced
generations of trade unionists and socialists, including Karl Marx.
*Kress C.551. Goldsmiths' 22760.
HOWLETT, John (1731-1804)
The insufficiency of the causes to which the increase of our poor, and of the poor's rates
have been commonly ascribed; the true one stated; with an enquiry into the mortality of country houses
of industry, and a slight general view of Mr. Acland's plan for rendering the poor independent.
London, printed for W.Richardson 1788.
IV,118,[2 advert.]p. Modern calf-backed marbled boards with gilt lettered morocco
First (only) edition. The author of this 'valuable tract' (McCulloch) holds that the true cause of
the increase of the poor in England has been 'the greater advance in the price of provisions than in the
price of labour ... this alone will at once account for the increased numbers, the increased expences,
and the increased distresses of the poor'. He defends the system of the poor laws as 'a venerable pile,
raised by the hands of skilful architects', though he admits that it may need occasional repairs and
improvements, 'but if pulled entirely down, we might stand a chance of either being buried in its ruins,
or, at best, of never raising any thing in its stead of equal grandeur, utility, or beauty'.
John Howlett was a clerk in holy orders and a statistician, and his works 'merit attention on
account of his independence of thought and careful investigation of fact'. In his Examination of Dr
Price's Essay on the population of England and Wales (1781) Howlett opposed Price's thesis that
the population of England and Wales had decreased, and in his Enclosures a cause of improved
agriculture (1787) he insisted that enclosures rendered necessary by the increase in population and
resulted in agricultural improvement.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 13670. Palgrave II,p.335. McCulloch p.283.
JORIS, David (c.1501-1556)
t'Wonder-boeck: waer in dat van der werldt aen versloten gheopenbaert is. Wie een der ick
(segt de Heere) senden sal, ontfangt in mynen naem, die ontfanght my: wie my ontfanght, ontfanght
den die my ghesonden heeft. Hoochghelovet moet hy sijn, die als een ambassatoer ghesonden komt,
inden name des Heeren. Opt nieuw ghecorrigeert unde vermeerdert by den autheur selve: int jaer 1551.
[Rotterdam, Dirck Mullem c.1595.]
4 parts in 1 volume. Folio. [X],125,[2,1 blank]; [VI],164,; [IV],50,[1,1 blank];
[II],34, lvs. With 3 full-page engravings, 2 signed 'IRW' (Hieronymus Wierix), a large woodcut in
the first part, 3 large woodcuts in the fourth part, a few smaller woodcuts, and numerous woodcut
initials. Scattered old annotations and striping, annotations to first and last blanks. Mostly marginal
staining, particularly in the upper inner corner in the first and last part. Printed in double columns. Part
2, lvs 33-36 bound after 39; lvs 91-93 after 94. Contemp. calf over wooden boards, minor
imperfections, richly blind tooled, once rebacked and recased, brass corners to both boards (1 gone),
remnants of clasps, and center piece to front board (gone from back board). (#35734)
Third edition, a literal reprint of the much enlarged second edition
published in 1584 in Vianen by the same printer. Both the second and the third edition were published
without name of place or printer and were dated 1551, no doubt because of its hazardous contents.
First published in 1542-44 in Deventer by Dirk van Borne.
The Book of miracles is the chief book of David Joris, a glasspainter by trade and the
most important leader of Dutch anabaptism in the 1530's after the debacle of Munster. He strongly
rejected violence and consistently advocated a peaceful approach, but he also represented a dangerous
mysticism which could, and indeed did among some of his many followers, result in libertinism. Joris
book provoked a heated dispute with Menno Simons, who considered him a false prophet, 'deceiver
and falsifier of the divine truth' in stead of holding to the Scriptures. Joris also defended unrestricted
religious liberty and during his stay in Basel stood up for the pitiable Michael Servetus. Not
surprisingly he was a long-life fugitive, and though he was buried with full honors in Basel his corpse
and his books were publicly burned three years afterwards.
*Van der Linde 58. TB 5644.
MANGOLDT, Hans von (1824-1868)
Grundriss der Volkswirthschaftslehre. Ein Leitfaden für Vorlesungen an
Hochschulen und für das Privatstudium.
Stuttgart, J.Engelhorn 1863.
XVI,224p. Contemp. half cloth, corners worn. Small name stamp (‘E.Baumstark') on
title, library bookplate to front paste-down. Two pages with mild brown offsetting from an inserted
First edition. Mangoldt was a civil servant and professor of political science and economics at
Göttingen and Freiburg and according to Schumpeter ‘among the century's most significant figures in
This is one of his two important contributions to economic theory (the other being Die Lehre
vom Unternehmergewinn of 1855). ‘It was a comprehensive but highly compressed work, which
stands out not only for its path-breaking discussion of price formation but also for its liberal use of
geometric diagrams, including the Marshallian cross of demand and supply. No doubt, Cournot,
Dupuit and Gossen had been there before him but there is no evidence that Mangoldt knew anything of
There was a second edition of this in 1863, but Schumpeter points out that that edition ‘leaves
out the most original element in it, namely the geometrical apparatus that Mangoldt devised for the
theory of international values; but Edgeworth brought it to light again'.
*Schumpeter p. 503-504. M.Blaug, Great economists before Keynes, p.148.
|MARPERGER, Paul Jacob
Schlesischer Kauffmann, oder: ausführliche Beschreibung der Schlesischen
Commercien, und deren ietzigen Zustandes; sonderlich wie des Hertzogthums Ober- und
Nieder-Schlesiens vortreffliche Situation ... ein grosses zu deren Auffnahm contribuiren, und noch
fernerhin beytragen könnten. Wobey zugleich auch die wahre Beschaffenheit der Oder-Fahrt ... wie
auch ein vollkommener Unterricht von den Schlesischen Müntzen, Maassen, und Gewichten ...
mit beygefüget wird.
Breslau und Leipzig, Michael Hubert 1714.
Small 8vo. [XXIV],711p. Modern half vellum, red edges. Title printed in red and
First (only) edition. An exhaustive description of Silesian commerce, including chapters on its
geography, government, natural resources, mining, the trade in flax, yarn, canvas, wool, leather, salt,
tobacco, etc., its weights and measures, currency exchange, trade fairs, customs, traffic, etc.
*Kress S.2669. Humpert 329.
| ||MARPERGER, Paul Jacob (1656-1730)
Trifolium mercantile aureum, oder dreyfaches güldenes Klee-Blat der werthen
Kauffmannschafft, bestehend: 1) In des Autoris seinen wohlgemeynten Vorschlag von einer neu zu
eröffnenden Kauffmanns-Academie. 2) Einem vollständigen Collegio über die
Wissenschafft der Commercien, und 3) Einer lehrreichen mechanischen Werck-Schul ...
Dresden und Leipzig, in Verlegung des Autoris 1723.
Small 8vo. [XIV],343[i.e. 345, p.142/143 twice],p. With an engraved
frontispiece. Recent decorated boards, back with gilt green label. (#20366)
First (only) edition. A project for the establishment of institutions for the education of children
and adults for technical and commercial professions. A rare volume by this prolific author of works on
commerce and trade.
‘In it, he sketched out his "well-intended suggestions" for opening a merchant academy, a
commercial college (also referred to as a Mercantilische Informations-Collegium) and a variety
of mechanical work schools in Saxony. His suggestions hinged upon a diagnosis of the problems
currently besetting the existing educational establishment, which Marperger insisted were many.
Opportunities to learn about Commercia, or commercial wares and things, did not exist at universities.
Throughout Saxony, merchants, mechanics and handworkers were treated as foreigners, their expertise
unappreciated, not to mention the fact that they tended to know very little about the commercial
theories underlying the professions they practised ... The Trifolium contained a kind of early
blueprint for elaborated training programmes for young miners, mechanics, engineers or other
"artisanal experts"' (Kelly J. Whitmer, Projects and pedagogical expectations: Inside P. J.
Marperger's ‘golden clover leaf' (Trifolium), 1700–1730).
*Kress S.3093. Humpert 5245. There were reprints of this in 1990 and 1997.
Historische atlas van Noord-Nederland van de XVI eeuw tot op heden.
Rotterdam, Verbruggen & Van Duym 1865.
Folio. Met lithografische titel en 14 dubbelbladige handgekleurde lithografische
kaarten met telkens 9 tot 37p. tekst. Orig. blind en goud gestempeld linnen met groen leren rug met
vergulde titel. Een fraai, zo goed als vlekkeloos ex. (#16495)
Eerste druk van de eerste historische atlas van Nederland,
oorspronkelijk uitgegeven in afleveringen tussen 1851 en 1865. *Koeman II, Mee 1, p.274, en erratum
VI, p.208. De Buck 647.
|MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat de
De l'esprit des loix, ou du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque
gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c. A quoi l'auteur a ajouté des
recherches nouvelles sur les loix romaines touchant les successions, sur les loix françoises &
sur les loix féodales.
A Leyde, chez les Libraires Associés 1749.
2 volumes in 1. 4to. VIII,[XVI],369, [II],396[misnumbered 306],[14 index &
errata]p. Contemp. calf, gilt back with label, marbled endpapers, red edges. ‘JRB' in ink to title.
Occasionally some light foxing but a fine copy. (#31088)
|MOSER, Johann Jakob
Von der Landeshoheit in Steuer-Sachen, wie auch anderen Geld- und Natural-Abgaben;
nach denen Reichs-Gesezen und dem Reichs-Herkommen, wie auch aus denen Teutschen
Staats-Rechts-Lehrern, und eigener Erfahrung; mit beygefügter Nachricht von allen dahin
einschlagenden öffentlichen und wichtigen neuesten Staats-Geschäfften, so dann denen besten,
oder doch neuesten, und in ihrer Art einigen, Schrifften davon.
Franckfurt und Leipzig 1773.
4to. [IV],839p. Contemp. half vellum, back with red label, red edges, label on foot of
back. Two small stamps on title and verso. (#30463)
First edition. A comprehensive volume on German legislation of taxation by ‘the father of
German constitutional law'. It is a separate volume of the fourth part of his Von der Landeshoheit
im Weltlichen, which formed the sixteenth volume of his Neues teutsches Staatsrecht.
A classic of the Mathematical School
of economics PANTALEONI, Maffeo
Principii di economia pura.
Firenze [Florence], G.Barbèra 1889.
Small 8vo. 376p. Orig. blue cloth. Last leaf foxed. (Manuali Barbèra di
scienze giuridiche, sociali e politiche VIII) (#29858)
First edition. Pantaleoni's most important book, a classic of the Mathematical School 'which
contributed to the introduction of marginalist ideas in Italian economic thought and which ... made a
considerable impression outside Italy as well'. 'Austrian or 'Austro-Walrasian' in fundamentals,
enriched by Marshall's apparatus of foreign and domestic trade ... it gave an important lead away from
old and toward new things. In this consists its importance ... it is brilliantly written ... and is still worth
reading'. A second edition appeared in 1894 and an English translation in 1898.
*Einaudi 4280. New Palgrave III,p.794. Schumpeter p.857. Batson p.30.
| |A major contribution to the theory of
Siméon Denis (1781-1840)
Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements en matière criminelle et en
matière civile, précédées des règles générales
du calcul des probabilités.
Paris, Bachelier, 1837.
4to. [IV],IX,,415p. Contemp. boards, back with green label, rubbed. Some foxing
First edition. Poisson's Research on the probability of judgments in criminal and civil
matters is his major contribution to the theory of probability. Poisson was the principal successor
to Laplace and he largely followed the latter's position. He is now best remembered for his emphasis to
the 'law of large numbers', now called Poisson distribution.
|RODBERTUS-JAGETZOW, Johann Karl
Zur Erkenntniss unsrer staatswirthschaftlichen Zustände. Erstes Heft: Fünf
Theoreme [all published].
Neubrandenburg and Friedland, G.Barnewitz 1842.
VIII,175,(i.e. 177, p.90b and 90c inserted after p.90a),[1 errata]p. Contemp. half
cloth, gilt back, marbled sides, decorated endpapers. Vague call number at foot of title, there
underlaid, some scattered brown spots, small stamp at foot of last and another page, old pencil
scribbling on errata-leaf and rear free endpaper. Still a good copy. (#24051)
First edition. One of the earliest andmost important publications of the author, a pioneer of the
theory of state socialism. Rodbertus, known as Rodbertus-Jagetzow from the name of his
Pommeranian estate of Jagetzow, was a major figure in the development from utopian to scientific
Rodbertus defended the Ricardian labor theory of value and was also influenced by Sismondi.
‘For Rodbertus, labour was the only true source of productive wealth. His fundamental proposition,
taken from Ricardo, was that the working-classes would always receive only a subsistence wage: the
"ron law" of wages. Hence, any growth of national income would inevitably increase the share of rent
and profits, whereas the proportion going to wage-earners would fall. This in turn would produce
recurrent economic crises as consumption would fail to match output due to lack of demand.
Rodbertus may thus be considered as a continental forerunner of underconsumptionist theorists.'
*Kress C.5941. Goldsmiths' 33076. Einaudi 4806. Humpert 8130. New Palgrave IV,p.218.
The 'Northeastern part of Siberia, the
Ice-Sea, the Eastern-Ocean and the Northwestern coast of America' SARYTSCHEW [SARYCHEV], Gawrila
Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan. Uit
de Hoogduitsche vertaling van Johann Heinrich Busse overgezet door N. Messchaert.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart 1808.
2 volumes in 1. [II],XXXII,190; III-X,334p., wanting half-title to volume 2 as usual.
With a large folding engraved map (78 x 47 cm) of the 'Northeastern part of Siberia, the Ice-Sea, the
Eastern-Ocean and the Northwestern coast of America', 5 engraved plates coloured by hand, 10
folding engraved plates, and a folding table. Small tear (c.5 cm) in the map. Contemp. half calf,
marbled boards, extremities and joints somewhat worn, edges dust-soiled. (#38245)
First (only) Dutch edition. An account of the Russian expedition in
search for the Northeast Passage to Northeastern Siberia, the Polar Sea and the Northeastern Ocean
during the years 1785-1794. The expedition was headed by Joseph Billings, an English navigator in
the service of Catherine II, assisted by Sarychev. The expedition greatly contributed to the mapping of
the Chukchi Peninsula, the West Coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
The original Russian edition appeared 1802. This Dutch edition was done after the German
translation of 1805-06. An abridged English edition appeared 1806.
SAVARY, Claude Etienne (1750-1788)
Brieven over Egypte; in welken de zeden van 's lands oude en hedendaagsche inwooners
met elkander vergeleeken, en de tegenwoordige staat des lands ... beschreeven worden. Uit het Fransch
in 't Nederduitsch overgebragt. Met de aantekeningen zoo van ... Johan Gottlieb Schneider ... uit den
Hoogduitschen druck ontleend, als van den Nederduitschen vertaaler, vermeerderd.
Amsterdam, Martinus de Bruijn 1788-89.
3 volumes. XVI,446; XVI,364; XIV,390p. With 2 folding maps, a folding plan of
Alexandria and a folding plan of the interior of the Great Pyramid. Early nineteenth-century half cloth,
gilt backs, marbled sides. Book plate to front paste downs. A nice set. (#38354)
First (only) Dutch edition of the author's Lettres sur
l'Egypte (1785-86), translated after Schneider's annotated German edition. The (anonymous)
Dutch translator has included the notes from that German translator.
Savary was a French orientalist and traveler, translator of the Quran and author of a
posthumously published Arabic grammer. These literary letters give an exhaustive survey of ancient
and contemporary Egypt. The first two volumes relate his travels in Egypt where he visited places like
Alexandria, Rosetto, Bulak, Cairo, Damietta, Tamieh, Faiyum, Dendera, and Thebe. He includes
details on the ancient and modern history of the country, its geography, inhabitants, customs, daily life,
trades, politics, architecture, etc. The major part of the third volume is dedicated to the religion and
mythology of the Egyptians.
|SAY, Jean Baptiste
Traité d'économie politique, ou simple exposition de la manière
dont se forment, se distribuent, et se consomment les richesses.
De l'Imprimerie de Crapelet. A Paris, chez Deterville An XI - 1803.
2 volumes. [IV],XLVI,527; [IV],572p. Contemp. half calf, gilt backs with red label.
Very light wear to corners and a small worm trace in lower joint of first volume. A crisp set. (#20740)
First edition. Say's magnum opus was save for Smith's Wealth of nations the most
popular economic book of the nineteenth century. Though Say's reputation has suffered from his being
considered as merely the exponent of Adam Smith in France, he deserves an own place in the history
of economic thought. He succeeded in overthrowing the work of the physiocrats, and subjected the
whole conception of political economy and of the role of the economist to a most thorough
examination. And of course he was Say of Say's law of markets.
'Say's work grew from purely French sources ... It is the Cantillon-Turgot tradition, which he
carried on and from which he could have developed - whatever it was he actually did - all the main
features of his analysis including his systematic schema and his entrepreneur. The most important of
these features, and his really great contribution to analytic economics, is his conception of economic
equilibrium, hazy and inperfectly formulated though it was. Say's work is the most important of the
links in the chain that leads from Cantillon and Turgot to Walras.'
*Schumpeter p.491. Carpenter XXXIII,1. Kress B.4729. Goldsmiths' 18616. Einaudi 5118.
SCHLETTWEIN, Johann August (1731-1802)
Les moyens d'arreter la misere publique et d'acquitter les dettes des etats.
Carolsrouhe [Paris], Michel Macklot 1772.
Small 8vo. 96p. With engraved allegorical vignette on pages 3 and 5, and tail piece
on page 6. Uncut in contemp. decorated boards. First leaves a bit yellowed, stain in margin of 2 or 3
leaves. An old hand added his(?) name to the first paste down, and used the margins of the title, verso
and page 3 to repeat the author's name and the title etc. Still an unsophisticated good copy. (#23523)
First (only) edition. Schlettwein was the major representative of physiocracy in Germany. He
had studied 'cameralistic sciences' in Jena and initially held orthodox mercantilist ideas. His interest in
physiocracy aroused when he entered in 1770 into the service of the margrave Karl Friedrich von
Baden-Durlach. The margrave entrusted him with the introduction of reforms based upon the new
principles in the village of Dietlingen (near Durlach), where he among other things abolished serfdom
and the guild system.
This is his only book written in French, according to a notice at the end finished in August 1771
in Paris, where he had gone in the company of the margrave to meet the 'économistes'
personally. The next year he left the service of the margrave and went to Basle where he helped his
friend Isaac Iselin with the publishing of the important physiocratic journal Ephemeriden der
Menschheit. In 1777 he was honoured with a professorship at the newly founded
Oekonomische Fakultät in Giessen which he held unto 1785.
*Kress 6899. Palgrave III,p.361. Schumpeter p.227.
[SCIALOJA, Antonio (1817-1877)]
Carestia e governo.
[Torino, tip. Gius. Favale e Comp. .
61,p. Orig. printed green wrappers, somewhat creased and frayed. The author's
name printed at end and added in ms. on the upper wrapper, the printer's name at end only. (#40032)
First edition. Scialoja's reputation is mostly based upon his I principj della economia sociale
esposti in ordine ideologico of 1840, in which he stoutly upheld the principles of liberty at a date
when Naples was the stronghold of absolutism and protection. He became a major figure in the
development of its liberal economic and financial policy, serving as a minister of finance, agriculture
and education in successive revolutionary governments.
His present Famine and government, ‘written in the style of Bastiat, sparkles with
controversial vivacity'. A second edition appeared in Napoli in 1861.
*Palgrave III,p.366. Not in Einaudi or Mattioli.
|STIRNER, Max [Johann Kaspar Schmidt]
Edinstvennyj i ego sbstvennost' [in Cyrillic]. [With a biography by M.Kronenberg.
Translated from the German by V.Ulrich.]
St-Petersburg, Mysl & Leipzig, A.Miller 1906.
X,244,p. With sketch-portrait by Friedrich Engels. Contemp. half cloth. Title with
neatly closed tear, last 50 pages with a tiny (1-2 mm) hole. (#41326)
One of two editions of the first Russian translation of Stirner's magnus opum Der Einzige
und sein Eigenthum (1845), the ‘bible of individualist anarchist literature‘. Another edition dated
1906 appeared in Moscow, no priority known.
*WorldCat locates 2 copies of our edition (Staatsbibliothek Berlin and IISH Amsterdam) and 2
copies of the Moscow edition (Staatsbibliothek Berlin and University of Bern). It was apparently
popular in Russia at the time because more editions appeared 1907, 1909 and 1910
UFFENBACH, Zacharias Conrad von (1683-1734)
Merkwürdige Reisen durch Niedersachsen Holland und Engelland.
Frankfurt und Leipzig (volume 1 and 2) & Ulm, auf Kosten der Gaumischen Handlung (volume
3 volumes. [XX],CLXXXVI,544; [II],604,; [X],756p. With portrait, 3
title-vignettes, 72 figures on 50 folding leaves and a figure in the text. Contemp. vellum, a little
dust-soiled, red edges. Without 18 lvs index. (#33645)
First (only) edition. Uffenbach studied in Strasbourg and Halle law,
philosophy and history and there, in the nearness of the Leipziger Buchmesse, became an enthusiastic
if not fanatic collector of books and manuscripts. He started travelling through Saxony, Thuringia and
Brandenburg, soon followed by travels to the German Hanseatic towns and through the Netherlands,
England and Belgium.
Uffenbach visited libraries, museums and others places of interest and met with book dealers,
writers, scientists, etc., and always bought books and manuscipts for his ever expanding library. A
catalogue of his library appeared in four volumes between 1729 and 1731.
Uffenbach kept a minute account of his travels, here posthumously published by his friend
Johann Georg Schelhorn who added a biographical sketch of the writer. The part dealing with his visit
to Oxford in 1710 was published in an English translation in 1928. The work is richly illustrated with
fine folding plates showing scientific instruments, artefacts, a library, etc.
It appears that this work was issued with various imprints: Frankfurt and Leipzig without name
of the printer, and Ulm, also Ulm and Memmingen, with the printer's name ‘auf Kosten Johann
Friederich Gaum' or ‘auf Kosten der Gaumischen Handlung'.
The illustrations are chaotically numbered, but all illustrations in the list in the beginning of the
third volume are presen, though they are not (and can not be) bound at the indicated places.
[WICQUEFORT, Abraham de (1606-182)]
Verhael in forme van journael, van de reys ende 't vertoeven van den seer doorluchtige
ende machtige prins Carel de II koning van Groot Britannien, &c. Welcke hy in Hollandt gedaen heeft,
zedert den 25 Mey, tot den 2 Junij 1660. [Bound with
Anglia triumphans. Sive in
inaugurationem serenissimi, potentissimi ac invictissimi principis, Caroli II ... poëmation
:] Engelsche triomph, ofte gedichten van verscheyde poëten, op de
herstellinge van Carel de II...
In ‘sGraven-Hage, by Adrian Vlack 1660.
2 volumes in 1. Folio (41 x 26 cm). [IV],4,132, 34,32p., several errors in pagination.
With engraved coat-of-arms of Charles II on both titles, 2 engraved headpieces, and 6 double-page
engraved plates by David and Pierre Philippe and Theodor Matham after J.Toorenvliet and A. van de
Venne. Contemp. blind- and gilt tooled vellum, gilt edges, some light soiling, corners slightly worn.
Without the portrait. (#32147)
First edition. A splendidly illustrated acount of Charles II's travels
through the Netherlands from Breda, where he had lived during his exile, to the port of Scheveningen,
to regain the Crown of England. Charles was enthusiastically applauded and ‘the cities were too small
to house all the people who desired to see the new king.'
The plates show Charles's arrival in Delft, his arrival in The Hague, a banquet at the Mauritshuis
offered by the States of Holland, Charles address to the States General, his address to the States of
Holland (here in Muller's state b), and his departure from Scheveningen.
This was also published in French and English (translated by Sir William Lower), by the same
publisher and with the same plates.
*Landwehr, Splendid ceremonies 126. Muller, Nederlandse historieplaten 2156.
MARX, ENGELS and LENIN
|MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch I: Der
Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Zweite verbesserte Auflage.
Hamburg, Otto Meissner 1872.
[II],830p. Contemp. half calf, gilt back. Small name stamp (‘Jakob Vowinckel') on
title, and front endpapers. Some light browning throughout as may be expected, and two tiny brown
spots on the title and next (dedication) leaf. A very nice copy. (#23444)
Second revised edition, with an afterword dated 24 January 1873. This second edition has
generally been used as the basis for most later editions and research. The third edition was published
10 years later by Engels in the year of Marx's death.
MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
Le capital. Traduction de M.J.Roy, entièrement revisée par l'auteur.
Paris, Librairie du Progrès, 11, rue Bertin-Poirée, 11 .
4to. 351,p., including half-title with vignette France. Le capital, title with
vignette Droits de l'homme, on verso vignette with H.Catenacci inv and ??
1887, portrait of Marx, facsimile of a letter from Marx to La Châtre, Préface de
la première édition dated 25 July 1875, and an Avis au lecteur on p.348,
Extraits de la postface de la seconde édition allemande on p.348-351, errata on p.351,
and table of contents on last page with Paris - Imp. H.Noirot, 22, rue de l‘Abbay(?). Modern
red quarter morocco with marbled boards and endpapers, orig. printed wrappers (little stained and a
with a few marginal tears) with vignette Liberte Egalite Fraternite La Mort preserved (#15175)
Though usually described as ‘second issue' of the first French
translation of the first volume of Das Kapital it is in fact a new edition. It was published not
before 1887 by Henri Doniol, who had taken over the business of Maurice La Châtre, the
publisher of the original edition of 1872-75. Doniol was an active publisher of socialist works, closely
related to the Parti ouvrier français.
The translation was done after the second German edition and revised by Marx himself. Marx
himself regarded it an original work 'wich has a scientific value independent from the original and
should be consulted even by readers familiar with the German language'.
*A.Uroeva, Une oeuvre éternelle. Les pionniers de l'édition du Capital,
MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
Kapitaal en arbeid. Bewerkt door F.Domela Nieuwenhuis.
‘s Hage, gedrukt bij Liebers & Co [upper wrapper: Gravenhage, Liebers & Co., 1881].
VIII,87p. Orig. red printed boards, damaged at back and loosening. (#17890)
Second edition, first printed earlier the same year. The first appearance of Das Kapital in
Dutch, though in a very concise form. Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1919), a theologian by
education, was the major founder of the Dutch socialist movement and the first socialist member of the
Dutch parliament. By the end of the century he became disappointed in state socialism and
parliamentarism and for the rest of his life propagated social-anarchism and atheism.
Though Marx showed his appreciation for the present volume, his annotations in a copy
presented to him were highly critical. It nevertheless acquired international fame with translations into
German (published in New York 1887), Danish (1888, and again 1897 and 1904 ), Swedish (1906)
and Norwegian (1920)
A genuine translation of (the first nine chapters of) the first volume, translated by the Dutch
Marxist Franc van der Goes, did not appear before 1901. A complete Dutch translation of the first
volume was published in 1910.
This second edition differs from the first in number of pages (the first counting VIII,82 pages)
and the imprint. It is also printed on slightly better paper.
G.Nabrink, Bibliografie van, over en in verband met Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis,
| |First Dutch edition MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
Het kapitaal. Eerste deel: Produktieproces van het kapitaal. Hoofdstuk I-IX met
aanhangsel. Vertaling van F. van der Goes.
Amsterdam, S.L. van Looy 1901.
XXIII,,258,[4 advert.]p. Later green cloth, faded and little worn. Decorative
bookplate to front paste down. (Published as volume 17 of the Internationale bibliotheek,
which is mentioned on the original binding only.) (#19431)
First Dutch edition of (the first nine chapters of) the first volume of Marx' magnum opus. Rare,
particularly in the original printed wrappers. Translated after the fourth German edition published by
Friedrich Engels in 1890, with the prefaces to the first and the second edition. In a short preceding
notice the translator expresses the hope that a complete translation will follow soon. In fact a complete
Dutch translation of the first volume was not published before 1910. In 1881 the great Dutch socialist
leader Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis had published a kind of summary of the book (Kapitaal en
arbeid). Though Marx showed his appreciation for it, his annotations in a copy presented to him
were highly critical. In 1894 appeared Het kapitaal. Kritiek van de staathuishoudkunde ... Eerste
deel ... 1e afl., perhaps a preprinting of the first chapter of the present translation; only a single
copy of this could be located (UVA).
The translator Franc van der Goes (1859-1939) was an insurance broker and literary critic who
in 1891 joined the social democratic party. He became an ardent propagandist of social democracy and
for a time the major theorist of orthodox Marxism in the Netherlands, closely allied to German
Sozialdemokratie. From 1899 to 1912 he also lectured Marxist economics at the University of
*BWSAN V,p.82. Harmsen p.75.
MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
Salaires, prix, profits. Traduction par Charles Longuet.
Paris, V.Giard & E.Brière 1899.
Small 8vo. 104p. Orig. printed yellow wrappers, somewhat stained, back damaged.
Signature in corner of first text page. (#24910)
First separate French edition, translated after the German edition of 1889. Lectures delivered at
the General Council of the International Workingmen's Association on 20 and 27 June 1865 with the
title Wages, price and profit. It was first published in a German translation by Eduard
Bernstein in the Neue Zeit of 1889, with the title Lohn, Preis und Profit. It first
appeared in book form in 1898, edited by Eleanor Marx and Edward Aveling after the English
manuscript, with the title Value, price and profit.
*Rubel 625. Draper 971.
|MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
& Friedrich ENGELS (1820-1895)
Le manifeste communiste. Traduction nouvelle par Charles Andler. Avec les articles de
F.Engels dans la Réforme (1847-1848).
Paris, Société nouvelle de librairie et d'édition (Librairie Georges
Small 8vo. 97,p. Orig. printed orange wrappers, stamp on upper wrapper.
(Bibliothèque socialiste. No 8.) (#17628)
First edition of the second French translation. The translation was done after the fourth German
edition of 1890. It has the preface of Marx and Engels to the second edition of 1872, Engels' prefaces
to the editions of 1883 and 1890, and appended La collaboration de Frédéric
Engels à la Réforme de Flocon et de Ledru-Rollin.
A first separate French edition, translated by Laura Lafargue, was published as an offprint from
the journal Ere nouvelle in 1895. That edition was followed the next year by a Brussels edition
and in 1897 by a new Paris edition.
*Andréas 394. Rubel 70.
|MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
& Friedrich ENGELS (1820-1895)
Le manifeste communiste. Traduction nouvelle par Charles Andler. Avec les articles de
F.Engels dans la Réforme (1847-1848). 5me mille.
Paris, Société nouvelle de librairie et d'édition, Edouard Cornély
Small 8vo. 97,p. Orig. printed orange wrappers. (Bibliothèque socialiste.
No 8.) (#12732)
A new issue of the second French translation, first published in 1901. The translation was done
after the fourth German edition of 1890. It has the preface of Marx and Engels to the second edition of
1872, Engels' prefaces to the editions of 1883 and 1890, and appended La collaboration de
Frédéric Engels à la Réforme de Flocon et de Ledru-Rollin.
A first separate French edition, translated by Laura Lafargue, was published as an offprint from
the journal Ere nouvelle in 1895. That edition was followed the next year by a Brussels edition
and in 1897 by a new Paris edition.
*Andréas 459. Rubel 70.
ENGELS, Friedrich (1820-1895)
Der Bankerott. Fragment aus einem Fragmente über den Handel. [In
Berlin, F.Reichardt 1846.
Modern artificial leather. Somewhat waving and some dampstaining. (#12508)
First printing of Engels' article on bankruptcy. Engels' article takes
the issues from October, p.23-28 and November, p.69-76. The whole volume includes the issues from
June to December 1846.
‘Der Bankerott ist die ingeniösteste und unverschämte Erfindung, die je existirt hat; er
garantirt der Kaufmann die Fähigkeit, das Publikum um eine, seinem Vermögen oder Kredit
angemessene Summe zu bestehlen, so das ein reicher Mann sagen kann; Ich etablire mich 1908 als
Handelsmann; ich will an dem und dem Tage des Jahres 1810 so und so viele Millionen denen,
welchen sie gehören mögen, stehlen.'
‘Bankruptcy is the most ingenious and outrageous invention that has ever existed; it guarantees
the merchant the ability to steal the public for a sum appropriate to his fortune or credit, so that a rich
man can say: I establish myself as a trader in 1908, on a certain day of the year 1810 I will steal so and
so many millions from those to whom they belong.'
*Not in Rubel or Draper.
ENGELS, Friedrich (1820-1895)
Wilhelm Wolff. [In
:] Die neue Welt. Illustrirtes Unterhaltungsblatt für das
Volk. Herausgegeven unter der Redaktion von Wilhelm Liebknecht in Leipzig. Erster Band.
Leipzig, Druck und Verlag der Genossenschafts-Buchdruckerei 1876.
4to (31 x 22 cm.) 520p. Orig. gilt decorated cloth. (#14374)
First printing of Engels' biography of Wilhelm Wolff. Engels'
article takes the issues between 27 and 47, i.e. p.244-246, 252-254, 273-274, 283, 371-372, 386-387,
399-400, 410-411, 422-423, 434, 463-464.
Wilhelm Wolff (1809-1864) was a Silesian socialist activist and a close friend of Marx and
Engels. He was active in the weavers' uprising in Silesia in 1844, ‘a prelude to the unstoppable
proletarian drama, in the war of the have-nots against the tyranny and selfishness of private property'.
He was a member of the Bund der Gerechten, co-founder of the Bund der
Kommunisten and editor of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung. Marx honoured Wolff by
dedicating the first volume of Das Kapital to him.
An abridged version of this article appeared 1886 as an introduction to Wolff's book Die
schlesische Milliarde (earlier published in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung of 1846), and
entirely in 1909 in Wolff's Gesammelte Schriften.
Die neue Welt was a social democratic entertainment magazine, richly illustrated with
woodengravings, including portraits of revolutinary personalities and socialist forerunners. It was
founded in 1873 by the Sozialdemokratischen Arbeiterpartei, but the present volume was the
first to appear. It mainly contained articles on popular science and history, biographies of personalities
in whose tradition the socialist movement saw itself and articles in which the interests of the working
class family were met, for example on raising children and housekeeping.
*Rubel 74. Draper 918.
LENIN, Nikolai [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov]
(1870-1924) & [Petr MASLOV
Ob agrarnoi programme. Otvet na kritiku nashego proekta programmy [in Cyrillic
] X. Zum Agrarprogramm. - Lenin. Antikritik.
Zheneva, Ligi Russkoï Revoliutsionnoï Sotsial-demokraticheskaia Rabochaia
[Geneva, League of Russian Revolutionary Social-Democratic Workers] 1903.
Small 8vo (17,5 x 11 cm). [II],42,p. Small margins, but no loss. Title with small
paper flaw in inner margin of title, no loss of text. Contemp. cloth-backed marbled boards. Preceded
by a work by Friedrich Engels. (#28552)
First edition. Published in the year of the split between the Bolshevik faction headed by Lenin
and the Menshevik faction headed by Julius Martov. The present discussion on the agrarian program,
Lenin defending nationalization and Maslov municipalization of the land, was ‘one of the main issues
that divided both parties'.
*Zaleski 1457. Dekker & Nordemann Antiquarian Department, Catalogue 26 (1980): The
two Russian revolutions. The libraries of Leon Bernstein and Boris Souvarine 746.
Bound with: Friedrich ENGELS (1820-1895) Krest'ianskii vopros vo Frantsii i
Germanii. [Translated from the German by V.Perovaja. Edited and with the foreword by
G.V.Plekhanov.] [in Cyrillic]. [At head:] Die Bauernfrage in Frankreich und
Deutschland. Zheneva, Rossijskoj Social'demokraticeskoj Rabocej Partii [Geneva, Russian Social
Democratic Workers' Party] 1904. 40p. Stamp on title.
First Russian edition. Originally published as an article in Die Neue Zeit, volume 12,
LENIN, Nikolai [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov]
Vpered [at head
:] En avant. Nr 1-18 [all published]. [And
:] Proletarii [at
:] Le prolétaire. Nr 1-26 [all published]. [In Cyrillic.
Zheneva, Rossijskoj Social'demokraticeskoj Rabocej Partii [Geneva, Russian Social Democratic
Workers' Party] 1905.
Large folio (44 x 30 cm). Issues between 4 to 8 pages. Bound in 1 volume half cloth,
one issue loosely inserted. Printed in triple columns on varying types of paper. (#14014)
Complete runs of these weekly Bolshevik newspapers published in
Geneva. After the Second Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1903 the
Mensheviks seized control of its journal Iskra. In December 1904 Lenin and his comrades
Vorovskii, Lunacharskii and Krupskaia decided to publish a new journal. It continued the
revolutionary tradition of the Iskra and played an important role in the fight against
Menshevism. It was the first Bolshevik weekly newspaper. Lenin contributed many leading articles.
The Vperedwas published from January 4 to May 5, 1905. It was continued by the
Proletarii, from May 27 to November 25.
‘The significance of Vpered in the history of the CPSU is defined by the fact that the
paper was an ideological-political organ abroad that cooperated with the practical organ in Russia - the
Bureau of Committees of the Majority - to give political and organizational shape to Bolshevism.
Vpered played an outstanding role in the struggle against Menshevism, the creation of a new
kind of party, and the preparation of the Third Congress of the RSDLP. At its 22nd session, the Third
Congress instructed the Central Committee to establish a new central organ of the party; it was to be
called Proletarii. In a special resolution concerning Vpered, the congress took note of
the paper's role and significance and expressed its gratitude to the editorial board for its pioneering and
energetic revolutionary activity (KPSS v rezoliutsiiakh, 7th ed., part 1, 1954, p.86).'
*Zaleski p.332 & 325. Dekker & Nordemann Antiquarian Department, Catalogue 26 (1980):
The two Russian revolutions. The libraries of Leon Bernstein and Boris Souvarine 753 & 754.