[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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New York/London: Appleton and Co./Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1889. First US Edition [Second Issue]. Octavo; G+; Ochre boards and spine with gilt lettering; Some bumping and scuffing to the edges and corners of the boards, some slight tearing to the cloth at the spine edges, spine scuffed, gilt lettering faded but visible fraying at the corners; Binding is shaken with some tearing at the gutter and end papers both front and rear; Text block is age toned, as typical; Free of marking; BD consignment, shelved case 10.
London: J. Tonson, 1727. First Edition. Quarto, 325 pages; VG; full brown leather boards, re-backed with modern paneled light brown leather, burgundy label with gilt lettering, gilt leaf to each other panel; boards have single gilt roll t border, single gilt roll to board edges, moderate wear and rubbing; with all 18 plates of tables, including 1 folding; text block red; interior clean; wide margins; TB consignment; shelved case 3.
London: John Murray, 1846. First edition. Thick octavo in discolored purple embossed hardcovers with gold letters on spine; VG; heavy discoloration and some soiling on boards; fraying around edges; previous owner's name on ffep; a couple of open gutters; dusty, deckled edges; occasional foxing; occasional penciled notes in margins; text clean; pp. 584; shelved in Case # 7.
New York: Rand, McNally & Company, 1926. Octavo 325pp. hard cover in VG condition. Scarce book, inscription with author's initials on front free endpaper, uncertain if author actually inscribed. Bumping and shelf wear. Boards rubbed at extremities (spine, corners, and lower cover edges). Front cover has gilt embossed title and author lettering. Embossed lettering on spine worn to same color as spine, sunned? Front hinge starting. Text block lower corner has small dampstain. Text age toned, and has foxing. CW consignment. Shelve in Case 10. Spine is maroon.
New York: Knopf, 1961. First Edition. Octavo; VG in VG slipcase; Blue cloth spine with gilt lettering; Red slipcase; Some minor wear to the edges, bumping; Case shows wear to the corners and title plate; Interior clean with only minor age toning; Excellent condition; First trade edition of a book originally privately printed; 153 pages; CASE 12.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 252 pages, VG/VG-; white DJ, red/navy blue/black lettering: mild overall wear to DJ, light age-toning to covers (mostly to margins), "$6.95" to front flap, DJ protected by mylar; navy blue cloth boards, bright silver lettering: mild bumping/wear to head and tail; mild wear to margins of boards; scattered fingerprint markings to boards; very mild wear to text-block, very light foxing/age-toning to top, fore- and bottom-edges clean; top corners of pages 13/14 and 51-52 dogeared; section of text circled in blue ink to page 13; marginalia and underlining in blue ink to pages 52-53; INSCRIBED by Ted Kennedy to "President McClosky" to ffep, inscription dated 1972; capital "E" in red ink to ffep, inscription unaffected; EM consignment; shelved Case 5.
London: W. Meadows, 1745. Second edition. Octavo; vg+/none; brown leather spine with no text and raised bands; gilt filigree rulings; shelf wear and bumping; edges and joints, chipping and wear; endpapers, toning starts, Front board loose yet not detached; 428 pp., "A table of English Silver Coins with plates," 28 pp.; "A table of English Gold Coins with plates," 4 pp.; index, 12 pp.; boards, use wear; else good.
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1968. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 464; G/G-; sunned light green spine with red text; dust jacket has slightly soiled exterior; some rubbing to edges; price clipped front flap; small publisher's sticker to front flap; cloth shows little wear; lightly sunned spine; mild rubbing rubbing to corners; strong boards; text block has light wear to exterior edges; interior clean; illustrated;.
Great Britain: Cambridge University Press, 1991. UK Printing. wide 8vo. VG+/VG. thick red DJ spine with small centered black titles. neat, minimal edgewear, under clear protective cover. fine red clothbound volume, gilt stamped centered titling on black imprinted label and volume indicator and publisher in gilt also. thick sturdy boards with matching endpapers. contents include 54 figures, 5 maps, frontispiece and 8 color plates,15 black and white plates and 81 tables. extra thick volumes, unblemished inside and out. 992 pp. ISBN# 0521327091.
Bern Porter, 1946. Second Edition, 1/1500 copies. Tall Octavo, 46 pages; G-; in publisher's cream wraps, plain spine, lettered and decorated in black on front cover, moderate rubbing and shelfwear, including cracking and folding to upper edge of front cover; SIGNED by Miller on the rear wrap; reddish stain to rear wrap, partially over 'Henry'; previous owners name on ffep; Limited edition of 1500 copies; The First US edition, preceded by both the 1938 Paris edition and the 1943 British edition; shelved case 2.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1935. first edition. Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Off-white spine with black text; Boards are slightly sunned on exterior with heavily sunned spine, otherwise exterior has just slight shelf wear with strong & sturdy panels; Text block has darkened slightly due to age with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 363. Inscribed by the author. eb/nd.
New York: A. Wessels, 1909. Presumed First Edition. 8vo., 361 pp., VG-/no DJ; blue cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine; bumping/chipping to head and tail of spine, horizontal crease above "A. WESSELS' logo to tail of spine (lettering affected yet legible; bumping to corners of boards, cocking to boards, boards somewhat shaken, binding sturdy; ex libris bookplate to front paste-down, square area of age-toning to ffep from bookplate; age-toning to interior, slight fading to text (legible), occasional marginalia in pencil; INSCRIBED by Post to first blank page, dated "Chicago / Dec 1909"; Post served as Assistant Secretary of Labor from 1913-1920 under the Wilson administration; shelved Case 1.
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.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995. Octavo; VG; Hardcovers; Green spines with red labels and gold texts; 3 Vols. are in uniform condition; Boards have minor marks to the front and rear exterior but have solid binding; Text blocks of all volumes are clean; 399p. (Vol.1); 727p. (Vol.2); 568p. (Vol.3) Oversized book.Additional shipping and handling needed for expedited/international orders. Economy international shipping may not be available. Contact seller for details.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First Edition. First Edition; Octavo; VG-/G+; Yellow spine with black and grey text. DJ has Brodart cover jacket, foxing present, general shelfwear, edge wear, small open tears along edges, price clipping to front flap; Boards have light rubbing to edges, bumping to corners, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has foxing to fore edge and free end papers, has personal inscription in ink by previous owner on front free end paper and signature on half title page, otherwise, clean, free of marks on pages; pp 368. Shelve in upstairs area, on shelf perpendicular to copier.
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office and Longmans, Green and Co., 1952. First. Volume I only; octavo; VG/no-DJ; navy spine, gold text; cover has rubbing, sunning and ex-library label on spine, spine slightly cocked, cornerwear; textblock has pencil markings on some pages, ex-library stamps and label on front pastedown and free endpaper, otherwise clean; pp 732.
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1970. Reprint. Octavo, 428 pages; VG-; fully bound in brown cloth, spine and front cover have gilt lettering; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, spine has a small closed crack, has minor bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have age toning, minimal blotching along the top edge, and minor detachment in several locations; shelved Economics.
New York: Kaplan Publishing, 2011. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., 319pp.; VG/VG; spine black with red and white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut; mild shelfwear and rubbing; text block clean; sticker on front cover of dust jacket, stating that it's signed; SIGNED flat on title page by Prakash; shelved law.
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1967. Reprinted. Octavo; pp 200; VG/VG-; lavender spine with ivory text; dust jacket shows slight wear to exterior; some soiling to rear; slightly sunned spine; minor rubbing to corners; cloth shows slight shelf wear to exterior; strong boards; text block has very light foxing to exterior edges; interior clean.
Arlington, VA: Bloomberg BNA, 2015. Fourth Edition. Octavo: VG/no-DJ hardback: Black spine with gold text: Boards are strong and clean, slight bumping to corners, binding is tight: Textblock exterior is clean and pages are free of markings, folds or tears: Fourth Edition: Volume IB only: Unpaginated.
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.
Philadelphia: The American Philisophical Society, 1957,1960,1964. Mixed Editions. Small Quarto; G/Fair; beige spines with dark blue text; 3 volumes: vol. 1, Methodological Considerations and Reference Tables, pp 757; vol. 2, Analyses of Economic Change, pp 289; vol. 3, Demographic Analyses and Interrelations, pp 367; dust jackets show sunned exteriors; chipping to edges; slight wear to tail edges; cloths are lightly sunned; strong boards; text blocks show slight age toning to exterior edges; vol. 1 has slightly cocked spine; light toning to interiors.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. Octavo; G/G; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, gold with black print; DJ has edgewear, mild shelfwear; Boards in tan cloth with brown print, mildly cocked spine, slight wear to spine caps; Text block has black-tinted top edge, stray pencil mark on front pastedown, else clean and tight; xv, 215 pages.
Stockholm, Sweden: Institution for International Economic Studies, January 1991. Monograph Series : No. 19, Swedish Printing. large 8vo. VG-/ - no DJ. bright medium blue wraps spine and volume with tiny black titling. paperback corners are a touch thumbed. heavy foxing to title page, less so to the following preface sheets. remainder of white textblock includes no marks, with tables and figures numbered within the chapters. outer edges are lightly foxed. 372 pp. ISBN# 9171469001.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1934. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardbacks. 2 volume set; Green spines with gold texts/titles; boards are strong and mostly clean, except for a single black spot on the back of Volume I and a few stray scratch marks/rubbed areas on both volumes; boards have mild edgewear; pen writing on the front free end pages; bindings are strong; a few moisture exposure staining noted on the top fore-edge; textblock is age-toned but otherwise clean. Volume 1: Pp. 472 Volume 2: Pp. 419.
London / New York: Macmillan & Co. Ltd / St. Martin's Press, 1956. Thick octavo; vg/good-; dj, sunned-to-tan spine with red and black text; dj, shelf wear; age-toning; 4" black mark, rear cover; chipping; HB, green cloth spine with gold text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; illus.: figures, tables; former owner's name inked to FFEP and stamped to tail end of text block; 768pp.
Cambridge: Cambridge at the University Press, 1903-1905. Octavo; Three volumes, mixed editions; G-/no DJ; Hardcover w/out DJ; Spine, brown with gold print; Boards in brown cloth with gold print, wear to corners and spine caps, shelfwear; Text blocks have book plates on endpapers, spotting to endpapers, tears to hinges at endpapers, intermittent spine breaks; Vol. 1, During the Early and Middle Ages, 4th edition, frontispiece, 724 pages; Vol. 2, Modern Times, Part I, Mercantile system, 3rd edition, 608 pages; Vol. 3, Modern Times, Part II, Laissez Faire, no edition statement, pages 610-1039.
Memphis: The Minstrel Publishing Company, 1978. First Edition/Limited Edition. Octavo; VG/VG-; Hardcover with dust jacket and additional see-through laminated cover; white spine with black text. Laminated cover and dust jacket have general shelf wear, the dust jacket has a small closed tear at bottom of publisher's stylistically "cut" front cover; boards are strong and clean with minor edge wear and spotting along edges; exterior text block has age-toning throughout as well as light foxing along top and sides; interior text block is clean aside from publishing company's sticker on page 160; 160pp. Author signed and limited edition, numbered 1168/5000.
Paris: Marcel Giard, 1927. Second Edition. Octavo; pp 691; G-/paperback; tanned spine from original blue covers with black text; wraps are age toned, mostly to spine; sticker residue to front, slight stamped writing to rear, some chipping to edges; text block has deckled age toned edges, age darkened interior; French text.