Rare Signed Portrait of Ludwig Von Mises
Ludwig Von Mises Signed Portrait.
Von Mises, Ludwig.$7,200.00
Item Number: 62034
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.
Ludwig Von Mises was an Austrian-American theoretical Austrian School economist. Mises wrote and lectured extensively on behalf of classical liberalism. He is best known for his work on praxeology, a study of human choice and action. Mises emigrated from Austria to the United States in 1940. Since the mid-20th century, the libertarian movement in the United States has been strongly influenced by Mises's writings. Mises's student, Friedrich Hayek, viewed Mises as one of the major figures in the revival of liberalism in the post-war era. Hayek's work, "The Transmission of the Ideals of Freedom" (1951) pays high tribute to the influence of Mises in the twentieth century libertarian movement. Mises's Austrian School was a leading group of economists. Many of its alumni, including Hayek and Oskar Morgenstern, emigrated from Austria to the United States and Great Britain. Mises has been described as having approximately seventy close students in Austria, and the Austrians as the insiders of the Chicago School of economics. The Ludwig von Mises Institute was founded in the United States to continue his teachings.
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. James L. Beebe with kindest regards L. Mises.” Fine in the rare original dust jacket with a small chip to the crown spine and wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
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.
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.
"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, 1957.
First edition of Von Mises’ classic work. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Ludwig Von Mises on the half-title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine.
Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1933.
First edition of the early work by Von Mises, later translated into English as Epistemological Problems of Economics. Octavo, bound in full morocco, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panel, marbled endpapers. In fine condition.
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.
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.
"France may be Paris, but Paris is not France": First Edition of Henry James' classic illustrated travel account: A Little Tour in France
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1900.
First illustrated edition of James’ classic account of his six-week tour to provincial France between 1883 and 1884. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, top edge gilt, frontispiece of Old Street, Dijon with tissue guard present. Illustrated by Joseph Pennell. In near fine condition with light rubbing to the crown and foot of the spine. A beautiful example.
Portrait of George Washington after Gilbert Stuart, American School, late 19th century oil on canvas portrait of President George Washington, after the Athaneum portrait by Gilbert Stuart. Housed in a Victorian giltwood frame with floral carved corner ornaments and oval opening. The entire piece measures 35 inches by 40 inches. An exceptional piece.
London: Doves Bindery, 1906.
Quarto, bound in full green morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, all edges gilt. With original caricature and artwork by architect Addison Mizner. Entries dated between 1906 and 1929 and about two-thirds of the leaves remaining blank. Mizner’s contributions include to the guestbook include three self-caricature sketches and also a watercolor, each signed by Mizner. Besides Mizner’s contributions, there are two other watercolors, one a cameo of a bucolic classical ruin, another, a dog looking out onto a panoramic view of pines and the coast, undoubtedly a view from a Farmholme prospect, or nearby, before it was overrun with suburban development. And there are several other fun drawings, including ones of a race car and of a plane. Mizner is credited with pioneering the Mediterranean and Spanish Colonial stucco architectural style in Southern Florida, and also Southern California and Beverly Hills. As virtually integral as this style has become to these places and elsewhere, before Mizner designed the Everglades Country Club’s clubhouse in Palm Beach in 1918, the prevailing style there was Victorian Queen Anne and Colonial Revival shingle homes such as one would have found in Northeastern resorts. Admiration for the Everglades clubhouse made Mizner the go-to architect for millionaires who competed against one another through the 1920s for the most impressive mansion in Palm Beach, formerly primarily a hotel resort, and his style was emulated by other architects hired to build less august developments. Among his legacy is the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Mizner, though, was not your typical nose-to-the-grindstone architect but also a highly colorful figure, famed as a raconteur, a co-author of the satiric “The Cynic’s Calendar of Revised Wisdom for 1903” and many sequels, and a bit of a scoundrel, who with his brother was implicated in some shady transactions relating to the Florida land boom of the 1920s, and this served as the basis for the Stephen Sondheim 2008 musical, “Road Show”. It is the social animal that Mizner was, someone who was able to exploit social connections, that should give this guest book a certain resonance to those fascinated by him and his career. Also, Mizner was a somewhat unconventionally trained architect. He didn’t go to a modern sort of architecture school, but apprenticed in an architectural office, and perhaps it was unorthodox training that later made him so much an original, and eccentric, architect, famous for glitches in his designs such as stairways that went nowhere. But he was regarded as a highly proficient draftsman and talented artist, abilities perhaps all too in short supply in the architectural profession, and here are examples of his quick dash art that provide some delightful corroboration of this reputation. Another guest at Farmholme was Ethel Watts Mumford (Grant), his co-author, who in one place contributed four lines of comic verse and a drawing of two monkeys. Other guests included Elisabeth Marbury, the prominent theatrical agent and lesbian lover of Elsie de Wolfe; Mary Livingston Hunt, of the Old Knickerbocker Livingstons; and many others who were undoubtedly secure in their Social Register bona fides — people with names such as de Forest, Alsop, Callander, Ogden, Hotchkiss. Whoever many of these people were, the same people came back again and again over the two decades, suggesting a close knit group of friends. While many of the entries are just autographs, sometimes accompanied by an anodyne sentiment, not a few are accompanied with a few lines of appreciative verse or snippets of musical notation. One guest, an Eduardo Bucco left several entries in Italian verse. The painter of the watercolor cameo signed in reverse — one needs a mirror to make out the name, which looks something like Raymond Tumball. As august as Farmholme must have been, based on its guests, bits and pieces hinted at in the text of entries, the painted view, the exquisiteness of the guest book itself, we were not able to discover anything definitive about the estate.
Original drawing by playwright Tom Stoppard. “I can’t draw. Really. Look: My Hous, My Dogg (crossed out and replaced with ‘Hors’) Love, Tom.” The drawing corresponds to one of Stoppard’s later plays, The Real Thing, first performed in 1982. Known for his use of playful language in addressing philosophical concepts, Stoppard’s later works sought greater emotional and interpersonal depths, as is also apparent in this lighthearted and intentionally naive portrayal of a scene typical of children’s art. Rare and desirable with an original drawing. The drawing measures 8.5 inches by 8 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 14 inches.