[Rouen]: [n.p.], 1707. First Edition, First Issue. Quarto, , 204,  pages; VG; Bound in contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands, gilding faded and a bit rubbed, inner hinge front cover cracked but binding solid. Large folding table, "Formulaire qui peut servir pour tout un pays", at page 192.; Extremely Rare First Edition, First Issue, with B4 in an uncancelled state, on p. 16, a setier is given as weighing 170, rather than 240 pounds, "...le septier pesant net cent soixante & dix livres..."; In Le Projet d’une dixme royale (“Project for a Royal Tithe”), one of the 18th century’s most important writings on political reform, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707) suggested replacing existing taxes, which were unfair and offered limited yield, with a 10% income tax on all land and trade from which no one should be exempt. He substantiated his arguments with a mass of statistical documentation practically unprecedented and, in doing so, pioneered the use of statistics in economics. The idea, which occurred to Vauban as he made observations on his constant travels throughout the kingdom, was intended to help France overcome an economic crisis and keep its rank as a great power. As the situation worsened, in 1706 Vauban had his book secretly printed in François Maurry’s Rouen press and gave his entourage the first copies, bound in Paris at the widow Fétil’s. The French government, too deeply committed to the system of tax farming (i.e., selling the right to collect taxes to groups of financiers for a fixed sum), was reluctant and even unable to revoke the exemptions of the privileged classes. Their dependence on them, and lacking interest in fundamental reforms, led to the government suppressing the publication of his book. On February 14, 1707 the Privy Council ordered the destruction of all the copies, which had been published without permission. The ailing Vauban did not survive the affair, dying on March 30th. Subsequent searches of his home failed to turn up any other copies.; According to Boislisle, the first edition was printed in Rouen in 1706 at the initiative of the Abbé de Beaumont (who is actually credited with the authorship of the work by Boisguilbert). Vauban had the sheets bound by the widow of a certain Fétil, and took great pains that the book did not have any public circulation. It was prohibited on 14 February 1707, but apparently the police were only able to seize two copies. To the police, the binder declared she had had 264 copies in total, 12 bound in morocco, the rest in calf. The two copies seized at the Abbé de Beaumont's were described as in 'veau fauve' and marbled parchment. See Arthur Michel de Boislisle, La Proscription du projet de Dime Royale et la mort de Vauban (Mémoire lu à l'Académie des sciences morales et politiques), Paris, 1875.; A notable rarity, of 'an erudite economic work much in advance of its time, and distinguished both by accuracy of method and breadth of view' (Palgrave), 'creditable alike to the heart and the head of its illustrious author' (McCulloch). 'Though the book was published anonymously, and only a few copies issued (for circulation among friends), Vauban had to submit to the mortification of seeing it 'pilloried' by the parliament, while he himself incurred the displeasure of the king (Louis XIV).' (Palgrave).; The copy of the author himself contained four pages of manuscript in which statements were to be found which could not be printed and in which Vauban, among other things, clearly distinguishes between nobles which have earned their title and position by their actions, whether by their ancestors and by themselves and are an honour to the State, and those who have purchased their titles and are of no use at all to the State. [Les Collections Aristophil].; The Projet d'une Dixme Royale is an outstanding work in the field of public finance. Its two most notable features are its understanding of the central role of fiscal policy in economic reform - the result of an exceptionally comprehensive grasp of the economic process - and its use of detailed numerical data to substantiate conclusions. Schumpeter called the work 'unsurpassed, before or after, in the neatness and cogency of the argument . Purposeful marshalling of all the available data was the essence of his analysis. Nobody ever understood better the true relation between facts and argument. It is this that makes him an economic classis in the eulogistic sense of the work, and a forerunner of modern tendencies' (Schumpeter, History of Economic analysis, p. 204).; BH consignment; shelved case 3.
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Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner, 1809. First edition. octavos in dark brown leather; six-band spine with gold gilt; condition: Good; boards show moderate shelf wear; corners slightly bumped and frayed; binding strong; inscriptions on end pages of vol. 1; paper heavily foxed and stained with offsetting on most pages, but not detrimental to text; text in tight print; pp. 556 and 496; contains folded maps of all areas described; please contact us for shipping costs; SH consignment; shelved in Case # 9.
Canberra, Australia: Department of Environment, Sport, and Territories, 1996. First thus, with volume 1 of the report and volume 2 of the appendices. Two volumes, paperback quarto. Part of a biodiversity series, paper #9, biodiversity unit. Both volumes blue spine with white lettering. Slight rubbing to the covers of both volumes. Binding, book block edges, and pages all very good for both volumes. Text pages clean and unmarked. Volume 1 to 205pp, volume 2 to 199pp. A report on biodiversity and negative economic externalities pertinent the management of Australian wildlife.
Boston: Sampson, Davenport, and Company, 1878. Octavo; pp 860; Fair/no-DJ; dark brown spine with gilt text; blind-stamped borders and oval design to front; full title: The Massachusetts Register and Business Directory, 1878, Containing a Record of State and County Officers, Merchants, Manufacturers, Etc., No. XCIX; some soiling to exterior; split starts to joints; slightly bumped corners; moderate wear to edges; slightly sunned spine; chipping to head and tail spine edges; text block has darkening to exterior edges; light moisture staining towards head edge at title page; pictorial endpapers; interior has slight age toning; frontispiece; illustrated; slight cracking to gutters; previous owner's name to tipped in map at front.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1912. Thick Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; green spines with gilt text to red bar; 4 volumes: vol. 1, Farms, pp 618; vol. 2, Crops, pp 699; vol. 3, Animals, pp 708; vol. 4, Farm and Community, pp 650; cloths have heavy wear to exteriors; soiling to exteriors; ex-library markings to spines; chipping and fraying to edges; splitting to rear joint of vol. 3; chip to front fore edge of vol. 3; text blocks show some soiling to exterior edges; interiors have light toning; cracking to gutters; ex-library with markings to first and last few pages; frontispieces; ex-library pouches to rear pastedowns; open tear to rear endpaper of vol. 3; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Minneapolis: The Northwestern Miller, 1923. Large Quarto; pp 147; Fair/paperback; ivory spine with blue text; covers have some soiling to exterior; few chips to corners; creases to spine; text block shows modest wear to exterior edges; interior lightly toned; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Tokyo: Togo Sheba, 1935. Large Octavo; pp 1131; G-/no-DJ; dark red spine with gilt text; cloth has slight sunning to exterior; moderate rubbing wear to edges; sturdy boards; text block shows some age toning to exterior edges; minor wear to fore edge; interior lightly toned; cracking to gutters; ex-library bookplate to front pastedown; ex-library with markings to ffep and last ad page with tape mends; condition noted; numerous illustrations; some charts and maps; English text.
Cambridge, MA; London: East Asian Research Center, Harvard University, 1977. First edition. Octavo; pp 323; VG-/no DJ; sun faded navy spine with gilt text; cloth has slight sunning to exterior edges and spine, boards are strong and sturdy; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges, numbers in ink on copyright page, previous owner's name on front pastedown; interior clean;.
New York: Harper and Row, 1976. First Edition. 8vo in grey boards, black and red text on a white dj spine. VG+/VG. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FFEP. Minimal wear to the boards. Dj is lightly soiled on the front and back covers. 453 pgs. ISBN 0-06-010476-7. This item was from our Bethesda store, now shelved in Maryland warehouse with our regular stock. BOOK SHELVED IN THE RARE & EXPENSIVE SECTION.
Antwerp: Fonds Mercator, 1995. Quarto; pp 343; VG/G; dark green spine with white text; slipcase has moderate wear to exterior; intact panels; dust shows slight wear to exterior; scratch to front joint; cloth has minimal wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight wear to exterior edges; profusely illustrated; interior clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Chapel Hill, NC: Chapel Hill Press Inc., 2006. Two 4to hardcovers in slipcase. VG+. Ex-Library of Congress- each has barcode sticker on dedication page. Interiors otherwise pristine,minor bumping to spine, some residue on back boards where price sticker was removed. Light shelfwear, bumping to one corner of slipcase. Vol. One 297 pp. 1880849836. Vol. Two 332 pp. 1880849836. [Gilt text on blue spines. In cases.].
Venezia & Roma: Istituto Per La Collaborazione Culturale, 1969. Large Octavo; VG/G; Italian language; Off-white spine with black text; Slipcase has sunned exterior with small tears at fore edge corners, otherwise intact; Dust jacket are lightly sunned exterior but clean and without defect; Boards have minimal shelf wear & strong;Text block lightly age toned & clean; Sticker residue on rear pastedown; pp 432.
n.p. C.F. Burgess Laboratories, Inc., n.d. Octavo; VG; navy blue spine without text; decorative gilt designs with lines to front and rear boards; C.F. Burgess Laboratories: Burgess Battery Company, Burgess Products Company, Burgess-Parr Company; cloth shows light sunning to spine, rubbing wear toward spine head edge, slight rubbing wear to exterior; text block is unmarked, unnumbered, uncut pages; ivory silk end pages;.
San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, 1967. Octavo; pp 256; VG/G; dark beige spine with black text; dust jacket shows some soiling to exterior; minor chips to edges; price clipped front flap; cloth has little wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has mild wear to exterior edges; interior clean;.
Chicago: The System Company, 1905-1906. Octavo; 6 volumes; G+/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, black with gold print; Each volume in slipcase of dark green paper, corners and edges of some slipcases are torn, but all are intact; Boards are half bound with black leather to spines and corners, marbled paper to boards, very slight wear to some spine caps, but else clean and strong; Text blocks have gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, uncut pages, name in ink on front endpapers; Volume titles: The Cost of Production / B.C. Bean, editor (ix, 198 pages) — Organizing a Factory / C.E. Woods (156 pages) — Business Correspondence / C.A. Burt, editor (221 pages) — Selling / A.L. Macbain, et al. (vii, 199 pages) — Credits and Collections / T.J. Zimmerman, editor (vi, 196 pages) — Buying / M.J. Clifford, et al. (216 pages).
New York: The New York City Record Publishing Company, 1886. Octavo; pp 224; Fair/no-DJ; dark red spine with black text; full title: The New York City Record for the Year 1886 Containing A Complete List of the Different Departments of the City Government, Its Bureaus and Branches; With the Names, Residences, Positions and Salaries of All Employees; exterior cloth shows chips to spine heat and foot; embossed illustration and titles to panels; rubbed corners; noticeable soiling to exterior, as is; text block has darkening to edges due to age; ex-library markings inside, as is; profusely illustrated; cracking to gutters, as is; ex-libris bookplate to front pastedown; pictorial endpapers;.
New York: Columbia University Press, 1939. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 582; G/no-DJ; dark green spine with gilt text; cloth has mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; light ink to p 17; ex-library with markings and stamps inside; good binding; illustrated with several charts;.
Standard Oil Company of California, 1946. First Edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ paperback; tan booklet with plastic comb binding; cover has age toning, water staining along fore edges, edgewear, name written in front upper corner, minor creasing along spine, binding is strong; textblock has age toning, spotting, water staining on fore edges, pencil markings in margin of page 22, otherwise clean; pp 64.
New York: Warner Business Books, Warner Books, 2001. Octavo; First printing; G/G+; Hardcover with DJ; Spine, brown with white print; DJ has slight edgewear, slight shelfwear; Boards in grey paper and black cloth with gold print, mild wear to corners and spine caps, shaken binding; Text block clean and tight; Signed in ink by author Welch on label affixed to front flyleaf; xvi, 479 pages, illustrated (b&w plates). BL consignment.
New York: Garland Pubs. 1987. Facsimile edition. Thin, large quarto in beige cloth hardcovers with small brown letters on spine; in good condition; minimal soiling; paper and text clean; pp. 195; contains papers on the science of administration originally published in 1937 by the Institute of Public Administration at Columbia University; shelved in Business section.
New York: Russell & Russell, 1969. Reissued. Small quarto; pp 195; G/no-DJ; dark blue spine with silver text; cloth shows slight scratches to exterior, light sunning to exterior, minor wear to corners; text block has light toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name to ffep; slightly cocked spine, heavy underlining throughout text;.
New York: Macmillan, 1932. First Edition. Octavo; VG/G-; Green/gray spine with blue text; DJ front cover interior flap price clipped, 2" open tear at heel of spine, 1" tall extended open tear over upper spine leading 2" onto both boards; Textblock age-toned, has light foxing on exterior head, interior clean; 319pp.
Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1977. First Edition. Octavo: VG/VG-: White spine with faded red and black text: DJ has general shelfwear, age toning and fading down spine, some light soiling: Boards are strong with some light dust staining, some rubbing at corners: Textblock has some dark smudges, age toning, pages are clean and free of markings, folds and tears: First Edition: 608 pp.
Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company, 1973. First Edition. Octavo; pp 451; VG/G; cream spine with pea green text; dust jacket has lightly sunned exterior; light rubbing to exterior; small sticker to rear; cloth shows light sunning to spine; mild wear to exterior; strong boards; text block shows slight age toning to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
New York: Romance of American Petroleum and Gas Co., 1911. Large Octavo; G-/no-DJ; black spines with gilt text; 2 volumes: vol. 1, pp 363; vol. 2, pp 423; cloths have moderate shelf wear to exteriors; slightly worn edges; text blocks have some foxing to exterior edges; patterned endpapers; interiors show lightly tone toward edges; frontispieces; profusely illustrated; slightly cracked rear gutters; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
(unstated publisher location): Second Mobile Radio Broadcasting Company, 1945. December 1943-May 1945 edition. Quarto. Fair- with no dust jacket. Gray spine with no markings. White panel to front cover with black lettering. Significant rubbing to covers. Owner bookplate to rear pastedown. Binding loosened near the rear hinge with two signatures detached. Foxing to several pages. Foxing to text block edges. Foxing to the margins of several pages. 89pp.
Rochester, NY: The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, 1982. Octavo; pp 231; VG-/no-DJ; grayish green spine with gilt text to red and black bars; cloth has slightly sunned exterior; minor wear to edges; strong boards; text block shows only light wear to exterior edges; photographic endpapers; profusely illustrated with photographs; interior clean.
Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1985. Octavo; pp 322; VG-/G-; red spine with black and white text; dust jacket shows slight rubbing to exterior; some sunning to spine; cloth shows little wear; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated with charts and graphs;.
New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc., 1947. Reprinted. Small quarto; pp 560; VG-/no-DJ; green spine with gilt text; cloth shows slightly sunned exterior, minor wear to corners, strong boards; text block has light toning to exterior edges; previous owner's name, some writing to ffep; underlining and writing toward front of text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: North-Holland, 1976. Two Volumes; Octavos; VG/VG-; Yellow spines with black text. DJs have general self wear, foxing, no tears; Boards are clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblocks are clean, free of underlining/highlighting; Vol. 1 pp 296, Vol. 2 pp 312; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1977. Large Quarto; pp 325; G-/Fair; ivory spine with black text; dust jacket has soiling to exterior; small chips to corners; cloth shows some smudges to exterior; sturdy boards; text block shows slight toning to exterior edges; frontispiece; interior clean; profusely illustrated; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders;.
Cairo, Egypt: Dr. Ragab Papyrus Institute, 1980. Octavo; pp 217; G/no-DJ; tan spine with black text; pictorial papered boards show slight rubbing wear to exterior; minor edge wear; sturdy boards; text block shows light toning to exterior edges; light toning toward edges to interior; profusely illustrated; French text;.
Washington, C.C. Urban Institute Press, 1986. First Edition. Octavo; First Edition, First Printing; VG; Paperback; Spine yellow with black print; Cover has stray pencil marks on front, some fading, bump to front lower right corner and to rear upper left corner; Textblock clean and tight but for slight corner creasing at top of final pages, owner's name ink on half-title page; xviii, 246 pages, graphs, tables.