First Edition of Ludwig Von Mises' Bureaucracy; In the Rare Dust Jacket
von Mises, Ludwig.$475.00
Item Number: 21098
London: William Hodge & Company, 1945.
First edition of this early work by von Mises. Small octavo, original cloth. Small name on the front free endpaper, near fine in a original dust jacket with a chip to the foot of the spine and a closed tear to the rear panel.
Writing in an age of exuberant socialism, Ludwig von Mises in Bureaucracy lucidly demonstrates how the efficiencies of private ownership and control of public good production ultimately trump the guesswork of publicly administered “planning through codes and officialdom." Although Von Mises aptly critiques bureaucracy and expounds thoroughly upon the immense power of law-like codes of commissions and administrations, he does not condemn nor dismiss bureaucracy but rather frames its proper bounds within constitutional democratic governments. Named by The National Review as one of the 100 greatest books of the twentieth century.
Other Books by this Author
“thinking is always thinking of a potential action": First Edition of Human Action: A Treatise On Economics; Inscribed by Ludwig Von Mises
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949.
First edition of the economist’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. Ernest T. Weir with kindest regards L. Mises.” Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
"If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization": First German Edition of Von Mises Classic Treatise on Money, Theorie des geldes und der Umlaufsmittel
Munich & Leipzig: Dunker & Humblot, 1912.
First German edition. Translated into English as The Theory of Money and Credit. Octavo, original wrappers. Spine has some chipping and traces of tape, a small paper library label to the front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951.
First edition of the new edition of this work on socialism by von Mises. Octavo, original cloth. Translated by J. Kahane. In near fine condition. A very nice example.
Verlag von Gustav Fischer: Jena, 1922.
First German edition. Octavo, cloth. In near fine condition. The English translation appeared in 1936, as Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis.
Portrait of the influential Austrian School economist Ludwig Von Mises. Boldly signed, “August 27, 1971 Ludwig Mises.” The portrait measures 8 inches by 10 inches. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable.
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1957.
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949.
First edition, second printing (published one month after the first) of the economist’s magnum opus. Octavo, rebound in cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “To Mr. John Rohr Ludwig Mises Dec. 19, 1968.” In near fine condition. Laid in is the rare index of this title by Vern Crawford.
Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1933.
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