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1 BOISGUILBERT, Pierre Le Pesant de (1646-1714). La France Ruinée Sous le Regne de Louis XIV. Par Qui & Comment. Avec les moyens de la Retablir en peu de tems.
Cologne: Pierre Marteau, 1696. 1696 
Small 12mo. 214 pp. Engraved frontispiece; lacks a folding map (apparently as issued for this copy). 20th-century olive boards, green morocco gilt-stamped spine label. Fine. RARE. EARLY PRINTING. The first appearance of this tract was in 1695 under a different title, Le détail de la France (also 1696 and 1697, etc.). "This was a very pessimistic assessment of the economic condition of France, the need to make its fiscal structure more effective and equitable, and to be less dirigiste in economic policy" (Maddison, p. 284). Another printing in 1696 appears in 83 pages (same publisher). The frontispiece appears to depict an artist and another undetermined figure, perhaps a group of politicians or economists, with a background uprising of both civilians and military against the establishment. Pierre le Pesant, sieur de Boisguilbert or Boisguillebert was a French economist and a Jansenist, one of the inventors of the notion of an economical market. "Boisguilbert (or Boisguillebert) was a radical anti-Colbertiste with the luck to be far away from French court. An avid proponent of laissez-faire and minimalist government, he has been rightly regarded as the father of the Physiocrats and grandfather of the French Liberal School... Boisguilbert's 1696 and 1707 investigations concluded that France of Louis XIV was, basically, a mismanaged country. Its people, he argued, were miserable and only subdued by violence which, Boisguilbert predicted, was a state of affairs that could not last for very long. Both... books were proscribed and Boisguilbert, for a time, was sent to internal exile in the Auvergne region. His works were a great influence upon Quesnay, the Physiocrats and other anti-Colbertiste Enlightenment economists. Interestingly, Karl Marx claimed a great intellectual debt to Boisguilbert" (The New School). Maddison, Angus, and Angus Maddison. Contours of the World Economy, 1-2030 A.D.; Essays in Macro-economic History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.; The New School. "Pierre le Pesant, Sieur de Boisguilbert, 1646-1714" [Available online]; See Goldsmiths'-Kress No. 03308; Félix Cadet, Pierre de Boisguilbert: précurseur des economistes, 1646-1714, 1967. Locations: UCB, UCI, UCSD, UCSC, UCLA (all reprints). For issue with 83 pp., see: Princeton University Library, Bibliothèque nationale de France [title differs (also no map): Le détail de la France, ou, La France ruinée sous le règne de Loüis XIV]. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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2 COURNOT, Antoine-Augustin; E. Paul BOTTINELLI. Souvenirs (1760-1860); précédés d’une introduction par E.-P. Bottinelli.
Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1913. 1913 
8vo. xxxviii, 266 pp. Index; partially unopened. Printed wrappers; spine a fragment, disbound, otherwise very good. Rare. “Antoine-Augustin Cournot, (born August 28, 1801, Gray, France—died March 31, 1877, Paris), French economist and mathematician. Cournot was the first economist who, with competent knowledge of both subjects, endeavoured to apply mathematics to the treatment of economics. His main work in economics is Recherches sur les principes mathématiques de la théorie des richesses (1838; Researches into the Mathematical Principles of the Theory of Wealth). His primary concern was the analysis of partial market equilibrium, which he based on the assumption that participants in the process of exchange are either producers or merchants whose goal is the maximization of profit. He therefore ignored the concept of utility. His most important contributions were his discussions of supply-and-demand functions and of the establishment of equilibrium under conditions of monopoly, duopoly, and perfect competition; his analysis of the shifting of taxes, which he treated as changes in the cost of production; and his discussion of problems of international trade. Cournot was the first economist to define and draw a demand curve to illustrate the relationship between price of and demand for a given item. He proceeded to show that the profit-maximizing output for a producer is reached when the marginal cost (the cost of producing one additional unit) equals the marginal revenue (the revenue realized from selling one additional unit). This work was lost until its rediscovery by Joan Robinson almost a century later. Moreover, Cournot introduced the idea of elasticity of demand, though he did not use that phrase.” – Encyclopedia Britannica (online). 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 FOSTER, Margery Somers. “Out of Smalle Beginings...”: An Economic History of Harvard College in the Puritan Period (1636 to 1712).
Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1962. 1962 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xx, 243 pp. Plates, figs., tables, index. Red cloth, gilt-stamped cover emblem and spine title, dust-jacket; jacket a bit worn, else fine. Burndy bookplate. First Edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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4 GRONER, Alex, et al.; JOSEPHY, Alvin M., Jr. (ed.). The American Heritage History of American Business & Industry. Introduction by Paul A. Samuelson.
New York: American Heritage, (1972). 1972 
4to. 384 pp. Photos and illustrations (including half-title and frontis., many in color), index. Green cloth, gilt-stamped cover illustration and spine title, dust-jacket; jacket a bit rubbed and worn. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Very good. ISBN: 070011567 
Price: 2.00 USD
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5 HEWITT, John. Hewitt’s Tables of Simple Interest. Shewing at one View, the Interest of any Sum of Money, from one Penny to 100,000 l., from one Day to 365, from one Month to 11, and from one Year to 10, at 3, 4, 5, 6 per Cent…
London: Printed for John Clarke and C. Hitch, 1747. 1747 Signed
12mo. [10], [i-v], vi-cxxix, [i] pp. Second leaf is signed A3, A[7] recto blank. Original full calf, gilt-stamped double-ruling to covers; heavily worn, front cover open tear, lacks original spine, joints reinforced with kozo. Internally clean. Ownership signature of John Coryton. As is (internally very good). RARE. Complete title: Hewitt’s Tables of Simple Interest. Shewing at one View, the Interest of any Sum of Money, from one Penny to 100,000 l., from one Day to 365, from one Month to 11, and from one Year to 10, at 3, 4, 5, 6 per Cent. II. A Table of Time, which shews the Number of Days between any two in a Year. III. Nine Tables of Brokerage or Commission: The Stock or Value of Goods sold, from one Pound to 100,000 l. at 1/8, ¼, ½, ¾, 1, 1 ¼, 1 ½, 1 ¾, 2, 2 ¼, 2 ½, 2 ¾, 3, 3 ¼, 3 ½, 3 ¾, 4, 4 ¼, 4 ½, 4 ¾, to 5 per Cent. IV. Nine Tables to reduce the most Current Pieces of Gold, both Foreign and Domestick, into Pounds, &c. and on the contrary to reduce Pounds, &c. into those different Pieces of Gold; shewing what each Piece should properly weigh. The first edition was issued in 1736. This is the second edition. A Dublin printing followed in 1773. Provenance: John Coryton is likely son to Peter Goodall, who took the Coryton name after his marriage to the niece of the fourth and final Baronet, with whose death in 1739 the baronetcy became extinct (UK National Archives). LOCATIONS: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA); The British Library, St. Pancras; National Library of Scotland. National Archives. “Coryton of Pentillie, Pellaton.” [available on-line]. English Short Title Catalog N002433. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 KAYE, Joel. Economy and Nature in the Fourteenth Century: Money, Market Exchange, and the Emergence of Scientific Thought.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1998). 1998 0521572762 / 9780521572767 
FIRST EDITION. Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, Fourth Series, Vol. 35. 8vo. x, 273 pp. Index. Black cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0521572762 First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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7 LAWTON, James (ed.). Shop Talk: Papers on Historical Business and Commercial Records of New England Delivered before a Symposium Held November 2, 1973, at the Boston Public Library.
Boston: Boston Public Library, 1975. 1975 0890730032 / 9780890730034 
8vo. foreword [i], 51, (52) pp. Frontis. port. of Lydia Estes Pinkham, illustrations. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Near fine. This work has been bound into a protective library folder with cloth spine. ISBN: 0890730032 
Price: 5.00 USD
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