[Charles Baron Clarke; Pitcairn] C.B. Clarke, eminent botanist but also writer on politics and economics.
], 12pp., [12mo], incomplete or not completed (since p.12 has only a few lines), additions and corrections. He commences: "Let us picture to ourselves an island in the North Temperate Zone, as Pitcairn Island, with a small community entirely cut off from the rest of the world. We will begin by supposing ten households on it; and that, at the end of September the harvest has been got in . . . | The capitalist . . . will allow himself as much food as his appetite disposes him to consume. With the rest, he will set the nine laborers to work . .
The four volumes in this collection, spanning almost sixty years, are filled with a mass of information relating to the day-to-day business of tax assessment and collection in one of the home counties during Queen Victoria's reign. An unusual survival, they are of interest in the fields of economics and local history.All four items complete and clearly legible, on aged and lightly-discoloured paper, in heavily worn bindings (Item One in vellum and Item Two in calf), with two of the four lacking their spines.
[Full title] "The Gross and Net Produce of all the Branches of the Revenue under the Management of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs in England. Together with an Adjustment of the Net Produce with the Payments into the Exchequer Annually from Christmas 1710. To which are prefixed the underwritten Acco[unts] viz[t] : 1. The Yearly Payments into the Receipt of Exchequer on all the several Branches of the Customs from Michaelmas 1679 to Christmas 1710. 2. The Payments into the Exchequer for prohibited uncustomed and forfeited goods Annually from Christmas 1701. 3.
18pp., 8vo, with additional 4pp. advertising (with many reviews quoted) Rohde's "A Practicable Decimal System", and a specimen page (illustrating coins) from the same work. Disbound, front wrap detached and heavily chipped (with note about cataloguing date initialled by a librarian). No back wrap. Text, one corner chipped, mainly good condition. Copies (of second edition - no first recorded) held by copyright libraries, a library in the Netherlands, and the LSE. None recorded in USA (WorldCat).
26pp., 8vo, disbound, lacking wraps, title detached and grubby, with annotation by librarian and blind stamp of Wigan Free LIbrary, contents good condition. WorldCat lists copies at University of London and University of Wisconsin, but LSE have a copy in the Beveridge papers.
23pp., 8vo, disbound, lacking front wrap, chipped, title and back wrap dusted, poor condition but text complete. Wigan Free Library blind stamp on title. "What the world now needs is to stop this artificial fall of prices and raise them slowly to a moderate level. The only practicable means of doing this is to restore the old law of coining silver as freely as gold and to let people pay their debts in either metal at the choice of the debtor. This arrangement is called bimetallism, or the use of a joint standard" (p5).
[ Committee for Cyprus Affairs, London; Cyprus Progressive Party of Working People; Jimmy Shields (1900-1949) of the Communist Party of Great Britain ]
[ Committee for Cyprus Affairs, 95a Tottenham Court Road, London. ] Memorandum dated from Nicosia, 20 December 1943.
21pp., folio. Duplicated typescript on eleven sheets of yellow and white paper, stapled together. Followed by a separate Committee for Cyprus Affairs document on 'Co-operatives in Cyprus', 5pp., folio, on white paper. The memorandum is unattributed, but the two items are stapled together and apparently from the same source. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. The memorandum's authors are named as 'Central Committee | Progressive Working Peoples Party (AKEL) | Pancyprian Trade Union Committee | Central Committee | Pancyprian Small Shopkeepers' Union'.
40pp., 8vo, printed paper wraps, damaged with small loss, contents good. FFull title appesars to be (front cover): "Free trade. Preferential tariffs. Canadian fiscal policy. Imperial trade and foreign trade. Sugar bounties & sugar taxes. Foreign prison-made goods. Merchandise marks. Trade questions & the diplomatic service : the annual meeting of the Cobden Club, 1897 with the Committee's report". Copies in seven libraries, home and abroad, but no copy in BL (COPAC and WorldCat).
[Reports and printed material relating to the stock market, assembled by an Anglo-German firm of City of London stockbrokers between 1918 and 1934]
The material in the albums dates from and relates to the periods 1918-1919, 1929, 1931 and 1933-1934. Two of the albums are supplied by London stationers.
The collection of seven items is in fair condition, lightly-aged and with slight rust staining to a few pages. The material is from the archives of an Anglo-German firm of City of London stockbrokers (see the list of clients in Item One below, all with German names), and is valuable for the material it contains revealing the impact of the First World War on the firm's own business (see Item Two below, regarding the 'Enemy [i.e.
 + 77 + pp. With frontispiece photograph of Draft. Stapled. In orange printed wraps. Compliments stamp of the Yorkshire Evening news on front cover. In good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Two-page introductory note on Gough states that 'His first close interest in the study of economics was aroused when an old shoemaker - of the class now largely driven out by modern machinery - advised him to read Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations." [...] Mr.
[ Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke ] Em. [Emile] de Laveleye
Bruxelles: Librairie C. Muquardt, 1875
35pp., 8vo, red full leather gt (large gilt "D" for "Dilke"at centre front), aeg, marbled eps, front board detached, edges sl. chipped, worn and dulled. Inside front board, the bookplate of Charles Wentworth Dilke, with an additional small round printed label stating, "The Property of Sir Charles W. Dilke, 76 Sloane St. Catalogue No. ". Part of authorial inscription on titlepage removed by ruthless binder, leaving the words "hommage de | l'auteur", a Belgian economist, one of the co-founders of the Institut de Droit International in 1873 .Apparently a scarce pamphlet.
Yves Guyot (1843-1928), French laissez-faire politician and economist [ Charles H. d'Eyncourt Leppington; W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., London publishers ]
One letter 20 July 1884; the other from London, 6 March [1888?].
Written in a crabbed, difficult hand. ONE: 20 July 1884. 2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly-aged. Apparently writing to the publisher of the translation, he thanks him for the copies he has been sent, expressing 'l'honneur que vous m'avez fait en entreprennant cette edition'. TWO: London, 6 March [1888?]. 1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and browned paper. A short letter, referring to Leppington.
Pierre Paul Leroy-Beaulieu (1843-1916), French economist
Letter One: on letterhead of 27 Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, 17 March 1883. Letterr Two: Paris. 9 June 1886.
Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. ONE: 1p., 8vo. Despite being unacquainted with 'M. Tirman', he offers to do his best to be of assistance to 'M. Emile Farrence'. Petit's letter, dated 19 May 1883 is on the reverse of the second leaf of the bifolium. Writing to one of the individuals mentioned in Leroy Beaulieu's letter, he explains that he is forwarding that letter, and asks for it to be returned to him on his arrival. TWO: 1p., 16mo. He apologises for making him wait 'deux jours de plus'.
Colin Clark (1905-1989), Anglo-Australian economist and statistician [ Queensland Bureau of Industry, Brisbane, Australia. ]
[ Queensland Bureau of Industry, Brisbane, Australia. ] Vol. I, Number I. January 1949.
5pp., 4to., with the last page a double-page fold-out on card, mainly comprising a table. Unbound. In fair condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Stamp of the Leplay House Library in the top right-hand corner. 'SPECIMEN ISSUE' printed in the top left-hand corner of the first page. The full article is titled 'International Comparisons of the Purchasing Power of Money', with headings: 'Sources of Data on Prices', 'Other Sources', 'Re-Calculation of Purchasing Power of the £ in I.U., 1938', 'International Comparisions of the Purchasing Power of Money, 1946-47'.
[James Mill. Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher. He was a founder of classical economics]
C. Baldwin, Printer, New Bridge-street, London, .
Four pages, 8vo, bifolium, stab holes, formerly bound among advertising leaves of a periodical presumptively, wear and staining mainly to edges, but text clear and complete. The projectors (particularly James Mill, father of John Stuart Mill) "have long been of the opinion, that a publication devoted to the dissemination of liberal and useful knowledge, on a more comprehensive plan than any which has yet appeared [including] New Discoveries in the Arts and Sciences". No other hard copy of the item has been recorded. The periodical survived from 1830-1806.
Gilbert Slater (1864–1938), economist and social reformer.
[No place given] 11 Dec. 1922
Postcard, 12 lines on one side, address on other. "I saw Galton F.W. Galton, sometime secretary to the Webbs] today, & he promised to put the pamphlet before his C[ommit]tee. He seemed to think that they would quite probably undertake the publication. I presume this would be acceptable in case no further progress has been made towards guarantee. He said they would not [underlined] subsidise publication by another body [...] a promising opening." Slater tarted the addess with "F.W." (crossed out) supporting identification of F.W. Galton.
Sir John Sinclair, , Scottish politician, writer on finance and agriculture.
133 George St, 19 Feb. 1830.
One page, 16mo, good condition. "With Sir John Sinclair's best respects - He thought that the Duke of Atholl would like to see the copy of so interesting a letter from so respectable a countryman, as General Stewart of Garth."
[United Kingdom Parliament: Gold and Silver Commission, 1887 and 1888; Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the Recent Changes in the relative Values of the Precious Metals]
First Report, 1887; Second Report, 1888; Final Report, 1888. All three volumes by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
The three volumes in folio, in their original printed blue wraps. First Report: viii + 364pp. With fold-out table. Second Report: viii + 276pp. Final Report: x + 157pp. All three aged and worn, with the final signature and back cover of the First Report detached, and the Final Report lacking its back cover, and with front cover detached and damage to last few leaves. Second Report with withdrawn label of Owen College, Manchester. The three volumes all 'With Minutes of Evidence and Appendices'. Containing an enormous quantity of information within the minutes and supporting material.
Eight pages, 4to, stapled, as issued, light foxing throughout, fold at middle, good condition. First page (title) contains a brief list of recipients, including Alan Brooke, Keynes to become "Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)", each recipient being the subject of a one page encomium in Latin. Keynes's commences, "inter hospites praeclaros nostrorum unum honorare gaudemus, [...]" The previous owner, "Lt [?] E. Weber, KOSB", has signed to top of first page.
Louis Francis Salzman (1878-1971), British economic historian.
ALS, 14 Brookside, Cambridge; 19 August , 2pp., 12mo, good condition. Written on returning the proofs of two articles. 'I see you have cut out my proof of the early intrusion of the Friar Tuck element into the Robin Hood cycle: - the only piece of information in the article which a student could not easily find elsewhere! However, I don't suppose any students will bother about any part of these articles except the Bibliographies, so it probably doesn't matter.' He continues with a few scholarly points.
ALS, on letterhead of 3 Gayton Crescent, Hampstead; 25 April 1917, one page, 12mo, minor shading not affecting text. He is enclosing 'a little book written by my wife' (Ideals True and False by Florence Edgar Hobson), another copy of which has been sent to the Daily News, and he wonders 'if it is possible for space to be found for a notice of some kind'.
Messrs. J. & S. Ricardo & Co., London bankers [Colombian Mining Association; David Ricardo (1772-1823), economist]
Throgmorton Street [London]. 27 November 1824.
1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Reads: 'Gentlemen/ | We are very much obliged to you for your offer of Fifty Shares in the Colombian mining Association which we have great pleasure in accepting. We did not make any application as we had hoped to have heard first from you on the subject.' The family firm of the economist and MP David Ricardo, who had been disowned on his marriage to a gentile in 1793. It did substantial business in the Hispanic world.
John Percival Day (1880-1949), Professor of Economics, McGill University, Montreal [University of St Andrews; University of London; Stephen Leacock]
Dundee School of Social Study and Training (University of St Andrews), Scotland; McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dating from between 1920 and 1942.
A total of 1290 pages, in six 4to notebooks. Internally clean, on lightly aged paper, in worn and repaired bindings, with the back cover of one of the volumes loose. Day has signed three of the covers, and decorated the cover of one volume with the crests of three Universities: Montenegro, St Andrews and London. All the texts are carefully written out Day's neat, close hand, with tables and graphs, some titles in red ink, and occasional pencil annotations. A list of the contents of the six volumes ends this description.
[London School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.)]
ondon School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.) Clare Market, Portugal Street, Kingsway, W.C.2. [Printed by St. Clements Press Ltd., Portugal Street, Kingsway, W.C.2.] [London, 1920.]
8pp., 12mo. Stapled. Aged and creased. On first page: 'It is not proposed to issue a complete programme for the Summer Term. This leaflet contains all additions and alterations in the announcements of lectures, classes and seminars made in the School Calendar, together with the General Time Table for the current Term.' The table covers the last four pages, and gives details of the Time; Short Title; Lecturer; No. of Course; Date of beginning. Lectures include 'The Constitution of the United States' by 'Prof. Westermarck', 'Economic History from 1485 (Class)' by 'Mr.
J. T. Danson of the Middle Temple [[John Towne Danson (1817-1898); The Statistical Society, London]
For private circulation. Read before the Statistical Society, 21st Feb. 1848. London: Printed by M. & W. Collis, 52, Bow Lane, Cheapside. 1848.
40pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with slight damage to the fore-edge of the findal leaf. The title continues: 'and | An Attempt to develope [sic] the connexion (if any) between the changes observed and the variations occuring during the same period in the prices of the most necessary articles of food.'
Four pages, 4to, unbound as issued, closed tears along fold marks, some foxing, text clear and complete. Form, "Proposal for Advance", partly filled in by Samuel John Smith, Gordon Cottages Cifton [sic] Road St Albans Herts", "Signalman on the Midland Railway". Other questions to answer include Amount required, For How Long and How proposed to be paid (the answer to this has been excised). Fee of £1.1.0 with application. Terms stated (eg regularity of payments).
[an Anglo-German stockbroker in the City of London during the Great War and 1898-1909 periods]
Manuscript album, in German, 1898 to 1909, with label of a Hamburg stationer. Two other albums from 1917, with labels of London stationers.
The three items come from the papers of an Anglo-German City of London stockbroker, with Item One, below, indicating that he was based in Germany between 1898 and 1909, and that he had moved to England by 1917. A major point of interest is the fact that the material has been assembled by an educated, intelligent and well-informed individual with good knowledge of both German and English economic realities, at a time of high conflict between the two nations. ONE: 94pp., folio. In black cloth quarter-binding with brown marbled boards, and label of W. Harneit, Hamburg. Consisting of 88pp.