Publications about economics and economic theory from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Notable works include a fifth edition of An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, a first edition of Memoires Des Sages Et Royalles Oeconomies D’Estat… De Henry Le Grand by Maximilien de Bethune, Duke of Sully, and signed first editions and first printings of two volumes of The Collected Scientific Papers of Paul A. Samuelson edited by Joseph E. Stiglitz.
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Law, Political Science, and Economics
About This Collection
First editions, signed volumes, rare books, autograph letters, and ephemera. Foundational works in the history of law and political philosophy, including books that influenced the American and French Revolutions.
Second Story Books, an ABAA/ILAB member, is Washington, DC’s oldest used and rare bookstore and is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024. Internationally known for its fine selection of antiquarian and out-of-print titles and collections, Second Story Books also provides appraisals for institutions and individuals.