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1 Reponse de M. de Calonne a L'Ecrit de M. Necker, Publie en Avril 1787; Contenant L'Examen des Comptes de la Situation des Finances Rendus en 1774, 1776, 1781, 1783 & 1787: Avec des Observations sur les Resultats de L'Assembee des Notables
Londres T. Spilsbury Janvier 1788 Full Calf Very Good Minus 
8vo. xvi, 424 pp. An account of Calonne's administration. Spine has gilt embossed "II" below title, suggesting that this was previously paired with Necker's writing. However, the volume is complete in terms of the given title. (There are no folding tables, as in a larger format version.) Upper spine extremity a bit chewed, with small pinprick hole beneath. Scuffing and wear to leather elsewhere. Light scattered soiling within. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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2 Butterworth, Benjamin The Growth of Industrial Art. Cincinnati Industrial Exposition, Cincinnati, Ohio. Southern Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, Louisville.
Washington DC Government Printing Office 1892 Full Leather Very Good Plus 
Elephantine folio size, 19 by 15.5 inches, with 200 pages and thus 200 plates illustrating every conceivable profession and trade of the period, their equipment, methods, steps in the production process. Leather with handsome Greek key border. Darkening around perimeter of boards. Wear along the joints and corners. Interior-wise, this copy is clean and tight. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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3 Chernow, Ron Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A. Random House Inc 1998 0679438084 / 9780679438083 Hardcover As New As New Jacket 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Selections from the Edinburgh Review, Comprising The Best Articles in That Journal, From Its Commencement to the Present Time. With A Preliminary Dissertation and Explanatory Notes. (6 volumes), Cross, Maurice, editor.  Contributing writers include Jeremy Benthem, M. V. Cousin, Ugo Foscolo, Thomas Macauley, John Stuart Mill, David Ricardo, John Russell, et. al.
4 Cross, Maurice, editor. Contributing writers include Jeremy Benthem, M. V. Cousin, Ugo Foscolo, Thomas Macauley, John Stuart Mill, David Ricardo, John Russell, et. al. Selections from the Edinburgh Review, Comprising The Best Articles in That Journal, From Its Commencement to the Present Time. With A Preliminary Dissertation and Explanatory Notes. (6 volumes)
Paris Baurdry's European Library 1835 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 1835 to 1836, 6 volumes. The Edinburgh Review, begun in 1802 (and continuing until 1929), was a leading political and literary quarterly especially in its earlier decades, and a beacon of "liberalism" as the word was traditionally understood, and thus generally advocating laissez-faire policies, championing liberties, and supporting of free trade and less governmental tampering with the marketplace. Its stable of contributors is perhaps unrivaled among such publications, then or now, and indeed, it is virtually inconceivable that any one publication would draw upon so many thinkers whose ideas would have an indelible and lasting effect on society. As an anthology of the "best of" up until the publication date, the six volumes are organized around topics, with generally several pieces, some of them extended, on each of the covered larger themes. The first volume begins with a "Preliminary Dissertation on The Progress of Periodical Literature: and The History, Principles and Tendency of The Edinburgh Review", which is a summary of the review and what it stood for, as well as a synopsis of its highlights. Following comes the thematic sections. Starting with volume one, these are: Poetry and the Drama, Character of Distinguished Poets, Sketches of the Old English Dramatists, Character of Eminent Divines, Philosophers, Statesmen, Orators, Historians, Novelists and Critics; Miscellaneous Literature (German, Historical Writing, etc.); Metaphysics and Moral Science; Education; Political History; Foreign Politics; Miscellaneous Politics; Civil and Religious Liberty; Reform in Parliament, Church Reform, Liberty of the Press, West India Slavery; Political Economy -- Laws and Jurisprudence, Ireland. With all these broad categories, there are several, or even many, shorter pieces by different authors. There is scattered foxing, sometimes heavy. Most of the interior is clean, however. Modern green half calf over contemporary marbled boards. Some edge wear to the boards. Marbled endpapers. Overall a very good copy. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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5 Duke of Bedford A Great Agricultural Estate: Being the Story of the Origin and Administration of Woburn and Thorney
London John Murray 1897 First Edition Cloth Good 
8vo - over 7. Book. Front hinge a bit shaken. Bookplate removed from flypaper. Chipping top of spine, and spine darkened. Pages clean, age toned/browned. Good copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Eminent Literary Men One Hundred Years' Progress of the United States, Giving, in a Historical Form, the Vast Improvements Made in Agriculture, Cultivation of Cotton and Sugar, Commerce, Travel and Transportation, Steam Engine, Manufacture of Cotton, Woolen, Silk Paper, fire-
Hartford, CT L. Stebbins 1874 Cloth Bound Very Good 
4to - over 9. Book. 546 pp., 280 engravings, including 2 color chromolithographs. VG. Slight fading to gilt decoration on cover, but still quite bright. Slight unraveling of cloth at upper spine tip area. Pages toned, but clean. Work discusses and illustrates virtually every aspect of American economy and its current status as of the 1870s. Work is particular informative about technology, decorative arts, and industrialization, written at a pivotal time in Americn history, at the onset of the most dramatic upsurge in industrialization, from which the U.S. was to emerge as the most powerful economy in the world, surpassing Britain, France, etc. Of great interest to students of history and economic history as well as trivia seekers and those passionate about the decorative arts. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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7 Veblen, Thorstein The Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic Study of Institutions
New York The Macmillan Company 1905 Hardcover Very Good 
Book. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. viii, 400, [2] pp. Classic, acerbic analysis of American conspicuous consumption, consumer culture, and many other at the time iconoclastic notions. In margin prior owner drew very light straight pencil lines along many passages of note. Pencil easily completed erasable, but a good many of these. Otherwise, or in spite of this, a very good copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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