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Bionomics: The Inevitability of Capitalism
New York: John Macrae / Henry Holt and Company, 1990. 423 pages. An influential book on economics and investing, likening the economy to an ecosystem rather than a machine. ISBN: 9780805010688.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Stephen Jay Gould, who is cited a number of times in the text: "To Stephen Jay Gould, for all you have taught me. Michael Rothschild." A nice association copy.
From the Harvard office library of the paleontologist and leading advocate for evolution, Stephen Jay Gould. With a tipped in bookplate indicating the provenance.
Intellectually, Gould understood the true nature of these bookplates, but the book collector in him appreciated them. In his essay "A Seahorse for All Races" Gould writes about one of his prized possessions, a book from Charles Dickens' library: "Dickens made no annotations, but a bookplate on the cover, presumably inserted as a come-on for a sale after Dickens' death in 1870, does prove that [he] kept and shelved the book."
We offer our Gould bookplates, printed letterpress in two colors, in the same spirit.Book ID: 215469More details Price: $156.25
Robinson Crusoe's Money; or, the Remarkable Financial Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Remote Island Community.
New York: Harber & Brothers, Publishers, 1876. 118 pages. Illustrations by Thomas Nast. An economic parable, illustrated by the great political cartoonist of the day, advocating a "free silver" monetary policy. At the time, the US was on the gold standard, whcih meant that anyone could trade gold metal for gold coinage (a "free gold" exchange policy). Free silver advocated the same for silver, even though the value of silver coins was greater than the value of silver bullion. For example, say a quarter contained 15 cents worth of silver, a free silver policy would have allowed Americans to take 15 cents of silver and turn it into 25 cents worth of money, thereby expanding the money supply. ISBN: B00AZ19LZE.
First edition (first printing). A very good copy with no dust jacket. Green cloth with blindstamp on cover. Gilt lettering and decorative border on spine. Wear to edges and minor scuffs. Former owner's bookplates on front pastdown. Former owner's news clippings about (and cartoons by) Thomas Nast glued to front free endpaper, and to publisher's ads on rear pages following last numbered page.Book ID: 120647More details Price: $125.00
The Theory of Interest: As Determined by Impatience to Spend Income and Opportunity to Invest It
Philadelphia: Porcupine Press, 1977. 566 pages. Reprint edition of 1930 book. ISBN: 9780879918644.
Reprint edition. Very good in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 115039More details Price: $90.00
Night "Eyes" For Motorists (1945); Atom and "Eve" (1949); Plastic Models Aid Big Machine (1953); Plastic "Shot" Cements Model Parts (1953). Westinghouse Corporation Photographs (4)
Pittsburgh: Westinghouse Electric Corporation, 1945-1953. 10 x 8 inch, B/W promotional photographs showing women performing various tasks. The Atom and "Eve" photograph pictures Miss Frances Peejak, the first woman to join the staff of Westinghouse Electric Corporation atomic scientists. ISBN: 281AIB1050448.
First edition (first printing). Photographs are near fine with wrinkling from pasted descriptive label on rear. Pasted labels describe the activity that is pictured.Book ID: 267014More details Price: $60.00
FYI For Your Improvement
Minneapolis: (Lominger Limited Inc.), 2004. 630 pages. ISBN: 9780974589237.
Very good in wrappers (paperback). Clean inside. No writing, highlighting or underlining.Book ID: 115158More details Price: $45.00
Mammonart: An Essay in Economic Interpretation
Pasadena: Published By the Author, 1925. 390 pages with 2 pages of ads of Sinclair publications. ISBN: B001AC6UHY.
First edition (first printing). Paperback edition of 4000 copies. Very good copy with illustrated cover. Front cover edge, spine top edge and rear corners reinforced with clear tape. Small chips at spine bottom.Book ID: 262942More details Price: $40.00
The Applied Theory of Money (A Treatise on Money, Vol. 2)
London & New York: Macmillan & St. Martin's Press for the Royal Economic Society, 1971. 390 pages. Volume VI of the Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes. ISBN: 9780333107195.
A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Spine somewhat tanned.Book ID: 219486More details Price: $37.50
Oil and Geopolitics in the Caspian Sea Region
Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 1999. 305 pages. The book consists of essays on the history of oil development in the region, the politics in the various regional countries and the perspective of external states, including the United States. ISBN: 9780275963958.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in blue paper over board covers. No dust jacket.Book ID: 114475More details Price: $37.50
Gold points a moral : enquiry into the failure of the international gold standard and its bearing upon the future,
The Hague: Nijhoff, 1935. ISBN: B002C8949Q.
GoodBook ID: 117792More details Price: $30.00
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
Crown Business, 2012. ISBN: 9780307951526.
NEWBook ID: 251368More details Price: $26.00
Foreign, National, State, and County Indebtedness (Census Bulletin No. 64, May 12, 1891)
Washington, DC: Department of the Interior, Census Office, 1891. 52 pages. Gives debt figures for 1880 and 1890. ISBN: 281AIB1024540.
First edition (first printing). Very good in self wrappers. A bit grubby.Book ID: 108357
"S & H" Green Stamp Premiums. The Sperry & Hutchinson Company. Co-Operative Discount Stamps
First Edition Thus
New York: The Sperry & Hutchinson Company, 1926. 28 page catalogue of goods available to green stamp collectors, a very popular commercial pomotional idea for many years. ISBN: 281AIB1048378.
First edition thus. Very good in illustrated brown wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 263420
The 48 Laws of Power
Penguin (Non-Classics), 2000. This could possibly be the only book you need to become a ruthless, successful business person. 48 Laws of Power outlines the rules you need to know to become powerful both in career and in life. ISBN: 9780140280197.
NEWBook ID: 261615
Small Business in Brass Fabricating: The Smith and Griggs Manufacturing Co. of Waterbury
New York University Press, 1956. 116 pages. Marburg was a professor of economics. ISBN: 9780814702901.
First edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.Book ID: 108477
The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated: Expanded and Updated, With Over 100 New Pages of Cutting-Edge Content.
Crown, 2009. ISBN: 9780307465351.
NEWBook ID: 241898More details Price: $24.99
Penguin Books, 2013. ISBN: 9780143124177.
NEWBook ID: 254128More details Price: $23.00
The Laws of Human Nature
Penguin Books, 2019. ISBN: 9780143111375.
NEWBook ID: 258307More details Price: $23.00
Navigating Your Later Years For Dummies
For Dummies, 2018. ISBN: 9781119481584.
NEWBook ID: 236489More details Price: $22.99
Southern Commercial Conventions, 1837-1859
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1930. 240 pages. Monograph was the author's Ph.D. thesis in 1927. ISBN: B00108EXGS.
First edition (first printing). Very good in tan wrappers (paperback). Pages uncut. Cover edges have small chips. Tanning to covers and spine.Book ID: 267399More details Price: $20.00
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Penguin Books, 2009. ISBN: 9780143116172.
NEWBook ID: 246379More details Price: $20.00