The Digital Library of Liberty and Power
"The Guillaumin Collection"

INTRODUCTION | THE AUTHORS (73) | THE BOOKS (142)

[Created: 23 February, 2023]
[Updated: February 29, 2024 ]

Introduction

I have named my collection of classic works about liberty and power the "Guillaumin Collection" in honour of the French publishing firm run by Gilbert-Urbain Guillaumin (1801-64) and his two daughters Félicité and Pauline, which published some 2,359 books, journals, dictionaries, and encyclopedias between 1837 and 1910 (see full list), and thus played a central role in the emergence of the “Paris School” of political economy (my paper and a list of key texts).

The books in the "Guillaumin Collection" are some of the most important works in the development of the classical liberal / libertarian tradition (see my list of “The Great Books of Liberty”). My aim is to create a “near replica” of the original classic text which can be used for scholarly purposes, either by being read online or downloaded for personal use. The texts are in their original language (English, French, German, and Latin), and are based upon either the first edition (such as Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations (1776) ) or the last edition published in the author's lifetime (such as Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments (the 1st ed. appeared in 1759; the final revised edition appeared in 1790)). In addition, there is a facsimile PDF of the original text for those who wish to see an “actual replica” of the text.

These books have been more richly coded and have some features which other titles in the “Digital Library of Liberty and Power” do not have, such as

  1. the original page numbers of the text (the traditional way in which scholars would cite a passage)
  2. a unique paragraph ID number which allows the “citation tool” to grab the ID number and create a “citation” for that paragraph. There is a short version which just has the URL for that paragraph (the “anchor” symbol), and a long version which has the full bibliographic information for the text as well as the URL for that paragraph (the “star” symbol). For more information about this see the "Guide to Using the Citation Tool" and the more detailed description of the features of the Guillaumin Collection and the sources of the original texts.
  3. an easier to read format for these texts in the main section of the Library. The aim is to make these rather dense texts more readable online. The texts are now 600px wide (instead of 750 which was the standard previously), there is more spacing between the lines and the paragraphs, and the background colour is an off-white (based on the ideas of Edward Tufte).

The texts in the collection are in a variety of formats. In the main part of the Library you can find:

  1. a facsimile PDF of the original edition
  2. an “enhanced HTML” with the additional features listed above

In the eBook part of the Library (to which this page is the entry point) there are three kinds of versions of the text:

  1. an “enhanced HTML” which is 600px wide and has the additional features listed above (except for the off-white background colour)
  2. a text-based PDF made from this HTML version, and
  3. an ePub version, also made from this HTML

These are all self-contained files and can be downloaded either singly or bundled together (along with a copy of the facsimile PDF) in a zipped file for reading elsewhere. The zipped file also contains the CSS (the style sheet which formats the texts) and the Java script (which runs the citation tool).

Note: I should mention that a couple of texts in the collection are not strictly “classical liberal” or “libertarian” but are included here because of their influence on both these traditions of political thought.

  1. the works of William Shakespeare - because of his insights into the nature of political and military power, and its effects on those who wield it and those who suffer from it. Shakespeare’s own political views are hard to determine exactly. It would be anachronistic to describe him as a “(classical) liberal” but he might be best describe as a “humanist” or at least a “sceptic”. As well ashis poems Venus and Adonis (1594) and Sonnets (1609) just because i felt like it.
  2. The Federalist Papers written by Hamilton, Jay, and Madison (1788) - because they helped shape one of the great experiments to limit the power of the state by means of a written constitution and the division of power, but which in my view ultimately failed. Again, they are not classical liberal or libertarian, but they were part of the American ”conservative” tradition which has (or once had) some classical liberal and libertarian tendencies.

On Using the Tables Below

The first table lists the authors in the collection in alphabetical order. Clicking on a name will sort the table of texts below by author and take you to the first book by that author.

The second table lists the texts by date of publication. It has information about the author, the title, and the date of the edition used, with links to other parts of the site for more information or particular versions of the texts. The table is "sortable" by "Author" name, book "Title", and date of the "Edition Online". Clicking on the column name will sort the material in ascending order; clicking on it a second time with sort it in descending order. This may take a second or so to happen. The default order of the texts is by the date of the edition we have put online.

 


 

1. The Authors in the Collection (73)

 

2. The Books in the Collection (142)

 

SORT THE TABLE BY: AUTHOR'S NAME - TITLE - DATE OF THE EDITION ONLIINE -

 

  AUTHOR TITLE EDITION ONLINE  
 

Aesop (c. 620–564 BCE)

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Aesop’s Fables (c. 620–564 BCE, 1814)


Æsop’s Fables. Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices. [Trans. by Samuel Croxall, 1722] (London: Carpenter and Son, 1814).

 

1814

 

Several Hands

Magna Carta (1215, 1914)

A "side-by-side" edition of the Magna Carta (or Great Charter of Liberties) (1215). The text and translation comes from Magna Carta: A Commentary on the Great Charter of King John, with an Historical Introduction, by William Sharp McKechnie (Glasgow: Maclehose, 1914).

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1215

 

Boétie, Étienne de la (1530-1563)

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Discours de la servitude volontaire (1553, 1835)


Étienne de la Boétie, Discours de la servitude volontaire (1553). The manuscript was privately circulated because of its radical content and was published in various pirated editions by French Protestants who opposed persecution by the French Catholic state. His friend Montaigne published a version which is the version which most people know. However, a copy of the original manuscript was in the possession of one of his contemporary critics Henri de Mesmes which was published in 1853 in a form which kept most of the original spelling. [See this page for more information.]

The original "Mesme manuscript" - facs. PDF.

It was the bsis for this edition: Notice Bio-Bibliographique sur La Boëtie L'ami de Montaigne, Suivie de La Servitude Volontaire, donnée pour la première fois selon le vrai texte le l'auteur, d'après un manuscrit contemporain et authentique. par le Dr J. F. Payen. (Paris, Typographie de Firmin Didot Frères, Imprimeurs de L'institut de France, 1853).

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1553

 

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Venus and Adonis (1594)


William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis. (London, Imprinted by Richard Field, and are to be sold at the Signe of the White Greyhound in Paules Church-yard, 1594).

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1594

 

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Sonnets (and "A Lovers Complaint") (1609)

William Shakespeare, Shake-speares Sonnets Neuer before Imprinted. (At London: By G. Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be solde by William Aspley, 1609).

This book is available in various formats:

  • a facs. PDF version of the original text [B&W] and [colour from the British Library]
  • an "enhanced HTML" version with the citation tool
  • various eBook formats : HTML, PDF, and ePub
  • a zipped file of the facs. PDF, the eBooks and the code to display them.

1609

 

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies (First Folio ed. of the plays, 1623)

Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Published according to the True Originall Copies. (London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount. 1623).

This book is available in various formats:

  • a facs. PDF version of the original text
    • a Black and White version [79.5 MB]
    • a clour version double page [164.1 MB]
    • a colur version single page [105.8 MB]
  • an "enhanced HTML" version with the citation tool
  • see also a "Parallel Edition" with page images and minimally coded HTML side-by-side

For the eBooks I have divided the book into three parts because of its size:

Again, because of the size of the file, I have not included the facs. PDF in the zipped file.

See also The Oxford Shakespeare edition of 1916.

1623

 

Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing (1644)


John Milton, Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicenc’d Printing, to the Parlament of England (London. Printed in the Yeare, 1644).

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1644

 

Overton, Richard (1599-1664)

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An Arrow Against all Tyrants and Tyrany (1646).


Richard Overton, An Arrow Against all Tyrants and Tyrany, shot from the Prison of New-gate into the Prerogative Bowels of the Arbitrary House of Lords and all other Usurpers and Tyrants Whatsoever ... (London, 12 Oct. 1646).

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1646

 

Languet, Hubert (Brutus) (1518–1581)

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Vindiciæ contra tyrannos: A Defence of Liberty against Tyrants (1648)


Junius Brutus (Hubert Languet), Vindiciæ contra tyrannos: a defence of liberty against tyrants. Or, of the lawfull power of the prince over the people, and of the people over the prince. Being a treatise written in Latin and French by Junius Brutus, and translated out of both into English. ... (London: Printed by Matthew Simmons and Robert Ibbitson, in Smithfield, neer the Queens-head Tavern, 1648).

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1648

 

Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1650)


John Milton, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates: Proving, That it is Lawfull, and hath been held so through all Ages, for any who have the Power, to call to account a Tyrant, or wicked KING, and after due conviction, to depose and put him to death; if the ordinary MAGISTRATE have neglected or deny’d to doe it. And that they, who of late, so much blame Deposing, are the Men that did it themselves. Published now the second time with some additions, and many Testimonies also added out of the best & learnedest among Protestant Divines asserting the position of this book. The Author, J. M. (London, Printed by Matthew Simmons, nextdoore to the Gilded Lyon in Aldersgate Street, 1650.)

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1650

 

Milton, John (1608-1674)

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EIKONOKLASTES In Answer To a Book Intitl’d EIKON BASILIKE (1650).


John Milton, ΕΙΚΟΝΟΚΛΑΣΤΗΣ in answer to a Book intitl’d ΕΙΚΩΝ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΚΗ, The Portrature of his sacred Majesty in his Solitudes and Sufferings. The Author J. Milton. Publish’d now the second time, and much enlarg’d. (London, Printed by Thomas Newcomb in Thamestreet over against Baynards-Castle M DC L. (1650)).

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1650

 

Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Readie and Easie Way to establish a Free Commonwealth (1660)


John Milton, The readie and easie way to establish a free Commonwealth; and the excellence therof com par'd with the inconveniencies and dangers of readmit­ting Kingship in this Nation. The second edition revis'd and augmented. The author J. M. (London: Printed for the Author, 1660).

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1660

 

Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books (1674)


John Milton, Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. The Second Edition Revised and Augmented by the same Author. London, Printed by S. Simmons next door to the Golden Lion in Aldersgate-street, 1674.

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1674

 

Spinoza, Baruch de (1632-1677)

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Tractatus Politicus (1677)

B.d.S. (Baruch de Spinoza), Opera posthuma. Quorum series post Praefationem exhibitor. (J. Rieuwertsz, 1677). 808 pages. “Tractatus Politicus”, pp. 265-354.

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A translation can be found in in The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza, vol. 1 (1891).

1677

 

Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678)

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Account of the Growth of Popery (1677)


Andrew Marvell, An Account of the Growth of Popery, and Arbitrary Government in England. More Particularly, from the Long Prorogation, of November, 1675, Ending the 15th. of February 1676, till the Last Meeting of Parliament, the 16th. of July 1677. (Amsterdam, Printed in the Year 1677).

 

1677

 

Tyrrell, James (1642-1718)

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Patriarcha non Monarcha. The Patriarch Unmonarch’d (1681)


James Tyrrell, Patriarcha non Monarcha. The Patriarch Unmonarch’d: being Observations on a late Treatise and divers other Miscellanies, Published under the Name of Sir Robert Filmer Baronet. In which the falseness of those Opinions that would make Monarchy Jure Divino are laid open: and the true Principles of Government and Property (especially in our Kingdom) asserted. By a Lover of Truth and of his Country. (London: Printed for Richard Janeway, in Queens-head-Alley in Pater-Noster-Row. 1681).

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1681

 

Milton, John (1608-1674)

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Pro populo adversus tyrannos: or The sovereign Right and Power of the People over Tyrants (1689)


John Milton, Pro populo adversus tyrannos: or The sovereign Right and Power of the People over Tyrants, Clearly Stated and plainly Proved. With some Reflections on the late posture of Affairs. By a true Protestant English-man, and Well-wisher to Posterity. (London : [s.n.], Printed in the year, 1689).

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1689

 

Locke, John (1632-1704)

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Two Treatises of Government (1690)

John Locke, Two Treatises of Government: In The Former, The False Principles, and Foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and his Followers, are detected and overthrown. The Latter is an Essay concerning the true original, Extent, and End of Civil Government (London, Printed For Awnsham Churchill, At The Black Swan In Ave-Mary-Lane, By Amen- Corner, 1690).

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1690

 

Pufendorf, Samuel (1632-1694)

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The Whole Duty of Man according to the Law of Nature (1691)


Samuel Pufendorf, The Whole Duty of Man According to the Law of Nature. By that famous Civilian Samuel Puffendorf Professor of the Law of Nature and Nations, in the University of Heidelberg, and in the Caroline University, afterwards Counsellour and Historiographer to the K. of Sweden, and to his Electoral Highness of Brandenburg. Now made English. Licensed and Entred according to Law. London: Printed by Benj. Motte, for Charles Harper, at the Flower-de-luce over-against S. Dunstan's Church, Fleetstreet. MDCXCI (1691).

 

1691

 

Tyrrell, James (1642-1718)

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Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature (1692)


James Tyrrell, A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature, According to the Principles and Method laid down in the Reverend Dr. Cumberland's (now Lord Bishop of Peterborough) Latin Treatise on that Subject. As also His Confutations of Mr. Hobbs's Principles put into another Method. With the Right Reverend Author's Approbation. (London: Printed, and are to be sold by Richard Baldwin, near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. 1692).

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1692

 

Sidney, Algernon (1622-1683)

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Discourses concerning Government (1698)


Algernon Sidney, Discourses concerning Government, by Algernon Sidney, Son to Robert Earl of Leicester, and Ambassador from the Commonwealth of England to Charles Gustavus King of Sweden. Published from an Original Manuscript of the Author (London, Printed, and are to be sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1698).

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1698

 

Toland, John (1670-1722)

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Art of Governing by Partys (1701)


John Toland, The Art of Governing by Partys: Particularly, in Religion, in Politics, in Parlament, on the Bench, and in the Ministry; with the ill Effects of Partys on the People in general, the King in particular, and all our foren Affairs; as well as on our Credit and Trade, in Peace or War, &. (London, B. Lintott, 1701).

 

1701

 

Boétie, Étienne de la (1530-1563)

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Discourse of Voluntary Servitude (1553, 1735)


Stephen de la Boetie, Discourse of Voluntary Servitude. Wrote in French By Stephen de la Boetie. One of the King's Councelors in the Court of the Parliament at Bordeaux, in the Reign of Charles IX of France. London: Printed for T. Smith, and sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1735.

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1735

 

Gordon, Thomas (c. 1691–1750)

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Political Discourses upon Tacitus (1737)


Thomas Gordon, "Political Discourses upon Tacitus" in The Works of Tacitus. In Four Volumes. To which are prefixed, Political Discourses upon that Author by Thomas Gordon. The Second Edition, corrected. (London: T. Woodward and J. Peele, 1737). Four volumes. Part 1 in vol. 1, pp. 1-236 ; Part 2 in vol. 3, pp. 1-255. (1st ed. 1728-31).

 

1737

 

Hutcheson, Francis (1694–1746)

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Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue (1738)


Francis Hutcheson, An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, In Two Treatises. I. Concerning Beauty, Order, Harmony, Design. II. Concerning Moral Good And Evil. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. (London: D. Midwinter, et al., 1738).

 

1738

 

Grotius, Hugo (1583-1645)

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Rights of War and Peace (1625, 1738)


Hugo Grotius, The Rights of War and Peace, in Three Books. Wherein are explained, the Law of Nature and Nations, and the Principal Points relating to Government. Written in Latin by the Learned Hugo Grotius, and Translated into English. To which are added, all the large Notes of Mr. J. Barbeyrac, Professor of Law at Groningen, and Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin. (London : Printed for W. Innys and R. Manby, J. and P. Knapton, D. Brown, T. Osborn, and E. Wicksteed, 1738).

 

1738

 

Hume, David (1711-1776)

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Treatise of Human Nature (1739)


David Hume, A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects (London: Printed for John Noon, at the White-Hart, near Mercer's-Chapel, in Cheapside. MDCCXXXIX. (1739)).

  • Volume 1. Of the Understanding (1739)
  • Volume 2. Of the Passions (1739)
  • Volume 3. Of Morals (1740)

This book is available in various formats:

  • I have not been able to find a facs. PDF version of the original 1739 edition. However, Selby-Bigge issued a reprint of the original edition in 1896 [facs. PDF]
  • the 3 volumes in 1: an "enhanced HTML" version with the citation tool
  • various eBook formats: HTML, PDF, and ePub
  • a zipped file of the facs. PDF, the eBooks and the code to display them.

 

1739

 

Hume, David (1711-1776)

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Essays, Moral and Political (1741)

David Hume, Essays, Moral and Political (Edinburgh: Printed by R. FLEMING and A. ALISON, for A. KINCAID Bookseller, and Sold at his Shop above the Cross. MDCCXLI (1741)).

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1741

 

Gordon, Thomas (c. 1691–1750)

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Political Discourses upon Sallust (1744)



Thomas Gordon, "Political Discourses upon Sallust" in The Works of Sallust, Translated into English with Political Discourses upon that Author. To which is added, a Translation of Cicero’s Four Orations against Cataline (London: R. Ware, 1744), pp. 1-202.

  • a facs. PDF version of the original text: part 1 and part 2
  • an "enhanced HTML" version with the citation tool
  • various eBook formats: HTML, PDF, and ePub
  • a zipped file of the facs. PDF, the eBooks and the code to display them

1744

 

Gordon, Thomas (c. 1691–1750)

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Essay on Government (1744)



Thomas Gordon, An Essay on Government (London: J. Roberts, 1747).

1747

 

Hume, David (1711-1776)

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Political Discourses (1752)

David Hume, Political Discourses. By David Hume Esq.
(Edinburgh. Printed by R. Fleming, For A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson. M.DCC.LII.(1752)),

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1752

 

Trenchard, John (1662-1723) and Thomas Gordon (1691-1750)

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Cato’s Letters: or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects (1755)


John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon, Cato’s Letters: or, Essays on Liberty, Civil and Religious, and Other Important Subjects. In Four Volumes. The Sixth Edition, corrected. (London : Printed for J. Walthoe, T. and T. Longman, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Hodges, A. Millar, J. and J. Rivington, and M. Cooper. MDCCLV (1755)).

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1755

 

Cantillon, Richard (1680s-1734)

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Essai sur la nature du commerce (1755)


[Richard Cantillon], Essai sur la nature du commerce en général. Traduit de l’anglois. (A Londres, chez Fletcher Gyles, dans Holborn. M.DCC. LV. (1755).

 

1755

 

Burke, Edmund (1711-1776)

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Vindication of Natural Society (1756)


Edmund Burke, A Vindication of Natural Society: or, a View of the Miseries and Evils arising to Mankind from every Species of Artificial Society. In a Letter to Lord **** By a late Noble Writer. (London: Printed for M. Cooper, 1756).

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1756

 

Wollaston, William (1660-1724)

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Religion of Nature Delineated (1759)


William Wollaston, The Religion of Nature Delineated. By Mr Wollaston. The Eighth Edition. To which is added, a Preface containing a general Account of the Life, Character, and Writings of the Author: Also a Translation of the Notes into English. London: Printed for J. Beecroft, J. Rivington, J. Ward, R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, P. Davey and B. Law, and G. Keith. MDCCLIX (1759).

 

1759

 

Voltaire (1694-1778)

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Traité sur la Tolérance (1763)


Voltaire, Traité sur la Tolérance (n.p. and no publisher, 1763).

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1763

 

Blackstone, William (1723-1780)

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Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765)


Commentaries on the Laws of England. Book The First. By William Blackstone, Esq. Vinerian Professor of Law, and Solicitor General to Her Majesty. (Oxford. Printed at the Clarendon Press. M. DCC. LXV. (1765)). Vol. 2 is dated 1766, vol. 3 1768 and vol. 4 1769.

  • a facs. PDF version of the original text
  • an "enhanced HTML" version with the citation tool (4 vols in 1)
  • various eBook formats: HTML, PDF, and ePub
  • a zipped file of the facs. PDF, the eBooks and the code to display them.

 

1765

 

Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques (1727-1781)

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Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses (1766)


Turgot, Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses (1766).

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1766

 

Smith, Adam (1723-1790)

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Lectures on Jurisprudence (1766)


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  • there is no facs. PDF version of the original text
  • an "enhanced HTML" version with the citation tool
  • various eBook formats: HTML, PDF, and ePub
  • a zipped file of the eBooks and the code to display them.

 

1766

 

Voltaire (1694-1778)

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Raison par alphabet. (Dictionnaire philosophique Sixième édition, 1769)


Voltaire, La Raison par alphabet. Sixième édition revuë, corrigée & augmentée par l’Auteur. (n.d., n.p., 1769). Première Partie A-I; Seconde Partie L-V; “L’A,B,C, Dix-sept Dialogues traduit de l’anglais.”

This is the "sixth edition" of the Dictionnaire philosoiphique (1st ed. 1764).

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1769

 

James Harrington (1611–1677)

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The Oceana and Other Works (1771)


The Oceana and Other Works of James Harrington, with an Account of His Life by John Toland (London: Becket and Cadell, 1771).

 

1771

 

Voltaire (1694-1778)

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Questions sur l’Encyclopédie, par des amateurs (1774)


Voltaire, Questions sur l’Encyclopédie, par des amateurs(Genève: n.p., 1770-73, 1774).

The 1st edition was published in 9 vols in 1770-1771 anonymously and with no named publisher, and another 4 volume set appeared as part of the Collection complette des oeuvres de Mr. de * * * (Genève, 1774) as Tomes 21-24.

We have the 1770-71 edition only in facs. PDF: vol1 - vol2 - vol3 - vol4 - vol5 - vol6 - vol7 - vol8 - vol9.

The 1774 edition is in the following formats:

1774

 

Smith, Adam (1723-1790)

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Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)


Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. By Adam Smith, LL.D. and F.R.S. Formerly Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Glasgow. In Two Volumes. (London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell, in The Strand, MDCCLXXVI (1776)).

This book is available in various formats:

  • a facs. PDF version of the original text [ vol.1 - vol.2]
  • an "enhanced HTML" version with the citation tool
  • various eBook formats (2 vols in 1): HTML, PDF, and ePub
  • a zipped file of the facs. PDF, the eBooks and the code to display them.

1776

 

Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)

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Common Sense (1776)


[Thomas Paine], Common Sense; addressed to the inhabitants of America, on the following interesting subjects. I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the English Constitution. II. Of monarchy and hereditary succession. III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs. IV. Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflections. (Philadelphia: Printed, and Sold, by R. Bell, in Third-Street. MDCCLXXVI (1776).)

 

1776

 

Montesquieu, Charles Louis de Secondat de (1689-1755)

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Esprit des Lois (1748, 1777)


Charles Louis de Secondat baron Montesquieu, De l' Esprit des Lois. Nouvelle Édition, Revue, corrigée, & considérablement augmentéé par l' Auteur. (Londres, MDCCLXXVII (1777). 4 vols.

1777

 

Ferguson, Adam (1723-1797)

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Essay on the History of Civil Society (1782)


Adam Ferguson, An Essay on the History of Civil Society. By Adam Ferguson, LL. D. Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh. The Fifth Edition. (London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell, Edinburgh. M DCC LXXXII. (1782)).

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1782

 

Hamilton, , Alexander (1755-1804), James Madison (1751-1836), and John Jay (1745-1829)

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Federalist: A Collection of Essays, written in favour of the New Constitution (1788)


[Hamilton, Alexander, James Madison and John Jay]. The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, Written in Favour of the New Constitution, As Agreed Upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787. (New-York: Printed and sold by J. and A. M’Lean, no. 41, Hanover-Square., 1788). 2 Volumes.

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1788

 

Smith, Adam (1723-1790)

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Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759, 1790)


Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments; Or, An Essay towards an Analysis of the Principles by which Men naturally judge concerning the Conduct and Character, first of their Neighbours, and afterwards of themselves. To which is added, a Dissertation on the Origin of Languages. By Adam Smith, LL. D. Fellow of The Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh; One of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs in Scotland; And formerly Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University Of Glasgow. Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell in The Strand; and W. Creech, and J. Bell and Co. at Edinburgh. MDCCXC. (1790)

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1790

 

Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)

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Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s attack on the French Revolution (1791)


Thomas Paine, Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke’s attack on the French Revolution. Second edition. By Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Congress in the American war, and Author of the work intitled "Common Sense." (London: Printed for J. S. Jordan, no. 166, Fleet-Street. MDCCXCI (1791)).

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1791

 

Wollstonecraft, Mary (1759-1797)

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Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (London: J. Johnson, 1792). pp. 452

Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (Boston: Peter Edes, 1792). pp. 340

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1792

 

Humboldt, Wilhelm von (1767-1835)

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Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Gränzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen (1792, 1851)


Wilhelm von Humboldt,Ideen zu einem Versuch, die Gränzen der Wirksamkeit des Staats zu bestimmen (Breslau: Heinrich Richte, 1851).

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1851

 

Paine, Thomas (1737-1809)

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Rights of Man. Part the Second. Combining Principle and Practice (1792)


Thomas Paine, Rights of Man. Part the Second. Combining Principle and Practice. By Thomas Paine, Secretary for Foreign Affairs to Congress in the American War, and Author of the Work entitled Common Sense; and the First Part ff The Rights Of Man. The Second Edition. (London: Printed for J. S. Jordan, No. 166, Fleet-Street. 1792).

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1792

 

Godwin, William (1756-1836)

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Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793)


William Godwin, An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice, and its Influence on General Virtue and Happiness (London: G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1793). 2 vols.

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1793

 

Condorcet (1743-1794)

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Esquisse d’un tableau historique des progrès de l’esprit humain (1795)


Condorcet, Esquisse d’un tableau historique des progrès de l’esprit humain. Ouvrage posthume de Condorcet (Paris: Agassi, L’an III de la République, une et indivisible). (1795)

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1795

 

Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804)

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Zum ewigen Frieden; Ein philosophischer Entwurf (1795)


Immanuel Kant, Zum ewigen Frieden; Ein philosophischer Entwurf (Konigsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1795).

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1795

 

Knox, Vicesimus (1752-1821)

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Spirit of Despotism (1795)


Vicesimus Knox, The Spirit of Despotism (London: Printed in the Year 1795. Philadelphia: Reprinted by Land and Ustick, for Selves and Mathew Carey. Nov. 28, MDCCXCV (1795)).

 

1795

 

Say, Jean-Baptiste (1767-1832)

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Traité d’Économie Politique (1803)


Jean-Baptiste Say, Traité d’Économie Politique, ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent, et se consomment les richesses. Par Jean-Baptiste Say, Membre du Tribunat (De L’imprimerie De Crapelet. À Paris, An XI —1803). Two volumes.

 

1803

 

Schiller, Friedrich (1759-1805)

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Wilhelm Tell (1804)


Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell. Schauspiel von Schiller. Zum Neujahrsgeschenk auf 1805. (Tübingen, in der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1804).

 

1804

 

Millar, John (1735-1801)

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Origin of the Distinction of Ranks (1806)

John Millar, The Origin of the Distinction of Ranks: Or, An Inquiry into the Circumstances which give rise to Influence and Authority, in the different Members of Society. By John Millar, Esq. Professor of Law in The University of Glasgow. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which is prefixed, An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by John Craig, Esq. (Edinburgh: Printed For William Blackwood, South-Bridge Street; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, Paternoster-Row, London. 1806).

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1806

 

Mill, James (1773-1836)

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Commerce Defended (1808)


James Mill, Commerce Defended. An answer to the arguments by which Mr. Spence, Mr. Cobbett, and others, have attempted to prove that commerce is not a source of national wealth. By James Mill, Esq. Author of an Essay on the Impolicy of a Bounty on the Exportation of Corn. (London: Printed for C. and R. Baldwin, New Bridge-street. 1808).

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1808

 

Constant, Benjamin (1767–1830)

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De l'esprit de conquête et de l'usurpation (1814)


Benjamin de Constant-Rebecque, De l'esprit de conquête et de l'usurpation, dans leurs rapports avec la civilisation européenne. Par Benjamin de Constant-Rebecque, membre du Tribunat, éliminé en 1802, correspondant de la Société royale des sciences de Gottingue. Quatrième édition, revue et augmentée. (Paris, H. Nicolle, 1814).

 

1814

 

Constant, Benjamin (1767–1830)

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Principes de politique, applicables à tous les gouvernements (1806-10, 1815)


Benjamin Constant, Principes de politique, applicables à tous les gouvernements représentatifs et particulièrement à la constitution actuelle de la France (Paris: Alexis Eymery, Mai 1815).

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1815

 

Comte, Charles (1782-1837) and Charles Dunoyer (1786-1862)

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Anthology of Articles from Le Censeur (1814-15) and Le Censeur européen (1817-19)


Charles Comte, Charles Dunoyer, et al., An Anthology of Articles from Le Censeur and Le Censeur européen (1814-19). 488 pp. - 17 articles from Le Censeur (1814-185) and 18 from Le Censeur européen (1817-1819).

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1817

 

Constant, Benjamin (1767–1830)

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Commentaire sur l’ouvrage de Filangieri (1822)


Commentaire sur l’ouvrage de Filangieri par M. Benjamin Constant (Paris: Chez P. Dufort, Librairie, Quai Voltaire, no. 19, M. DCCCXXII (1822)). Vol. 1.

Commentaire sur l’ouvrage de Filangieri par M. Benjamin Constant. Deuxième partie. (Paris: Chez P. Dufort, Librairie, Quai Voltaire, no. 19, M. DCCCXXIV (1824)). Vol. 2.

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1822

 

Destutt de Tracy, Claude (1754–1836)

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Traité d'économie politique (1823)


Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Traité d'économie Politique. Par M. Le Comte Destutt de Tracy, Pair de France, Membre de L'institut de France, et de la Société Philosophique de Philadelphie. (Paris, Chez Mmes Bouguet et Lévi, Libraires, Quai des Augustins, No. 23, 1823).

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1823

 

Mill, James (1773-1836)

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Essays in the Supplement to the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1824)


James Mill, Twelve Essays in the Supplement to the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. With Preliminary Dissertations on the History of the Science. Illustrated by Engravings. (Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Company, 1824).

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1824

 

Bentham, Jeremy (1748-1832)

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Book of Fallacies (1824)


Jeremy Bentham, The Book of Fallacies: From Unfinished Papers Of Jeremy Bentham. By a Friend. (London : Published by John and H. L. Hunt, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden. 1824).

 

1824

 

Dunoyer, Charles (1786-1862)

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Industrie et la morale considérées dans leurs rapports avec la liberté (1825)


Charles Dunoyer, L’Industrie et la morale considérées dans leurs rapports avec la liberté (Paris: A. Sautelet et Cie, 1825).

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1825

 

Comte, Charles (1782-1837)

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Traité de législation (1826-27)


Charles Comte, Traité de législation, ou exposition des lois générales suivant lesquelles les peuples prospèrent, dépérissent ou restent stationnaire (Paris: A. Sautelet et Cie, 1826-27). Four volumes.

1827

 

Dunoyer, Charles (1786-1862)

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Nouveau traité d’économie sociale (1830)


Charles Dunoyer, Nouveau traité d’économie sociale, ou simple exposition des causes sous l’influence desquelles les hommes parviennent à user de leurs forces avec le plus de LIBERTÉ, c’est-à-dire avec le plus FACILITÉ et de PUISSANCE (Paris: Sautelet et Mesnier, 1830). 2 vols.

 

1830

 

Hodgskin, Thomas (1787-1869)

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Natural and Artificial Right of Property Contrasted (1832)


Thomas Hodgskin, The Natural and Artificial Right of Property Contrasted. A Series of Letters, addressed without permission to H. Brougham, Esq. M.P. F.R.S. (London: B. Steil, 1832).

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1832

 

Comte, Charles (1782-1837)

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Traité de la Propriété (1834)


Charles Comte, Traité de la Propriété. Par Charles Comte. Membre de la Chambre des Députes, Secrétaire perpétuel de l' Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques de l'Institut, Professeur honoraire de Droit a l'Académie de Lausanne, Avocat a la Cour Royale de Paris (Paris: Chamerot, Libraire quai des Augustins, 13; Ducollet, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, 15. M DCCC XXXIV (1834)). 2 vols.

 

1834

 

Wade, John (1788–1875)

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Black Book: An Exposition of Abuses in Church and State (1835)


John Wade, The Black Book: An Exposition of Abuses in Church and State, Courts of Law, Municipal Corporations, and Public Companies; With a Précis of the House of Commons, Past, Present, and to Come. A New Edition, greatly enlarged and corrected. By the original Editor. With an Appendix. (London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange. MDCCCXXXV (1835).)

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1835

 

Wade, John (1788–1875)

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Appendix to the Black Book (1835)


John Wade, Appendix to the Black Book: An Exposition of the Principles and Practices of the Reform Ministry and Parliament: the Church and the Dissenters; Catastrophe of The House of Lords; and Prospects of Tory Misrule: With Tables of Ecclesiastical and Election Statistics, and Corrections of Former Editions of The Black Book. By the Original Editor. Sixth Edition, with The ‘Crisis’ and a Characteristic List of the Anti-Reform Government. (London: Published By Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange. MDCCCXXXV (1835)).

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1835

 

Mill, James (1773-1836)

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Essays written for the Reviews (1836)


James Mill, An Anthology of Essays written for the Reviews (1815-1836). Edited by David M. Hart (2020).

 

1836

 

Say, Jean-Baptiste (1767-1832)

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Traité d’économie politique (1803, 1841)


Jean-Baptiste Say, Traité d’économie politique ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent et se consomment les richesses. Sixième édition entièrement revue par l'auteur, et publiée sur les manuscrits qu'il a laissés, par Horace Say, son fils (Paris: Guillaumin, 1841).

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1841

 

Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)

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Proper Sphere of Government (1843)

Herbert Spencer, The Proper Sphere of Government. A Reprint of a Series of Letters, originally published in “The Nonconformist”. By Herbert Spencer (London: W. Brittain, 1843).

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1843

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Cobden et la ligue, ou l’Agitation anglaise pour la liberté du commerce (1845)


Frédéric Bastiat, Cobden et la ligue, ou l’Agitation anglaise pour la liberté du commerce (Paris: Guillaumin, 1845). “Introduction,” pp. i-xcvi.

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1845

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Sophismes économiques (1846)


Sophismes économiques. Par M. Frédéric Bastiat, Membre du Conseil général des Landes (Paris: Guillaumin, 1846).

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1846

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Sophismes économiques II (1848)


Sophismes économiques. Par M. Frédéric Bastiat. Membre correspondant de l’Institut et du Conseil général des Landes. Deuxième Série. (Paris: Guillaumin, 1848).

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1848

 

Thiers, Adolphe (1797-1877)

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Propriété (1848)


Adolphe Thiers, De la Propriété (Paris: Lheureux et Cie., 1848).

 

1848

 

Thiers, Adolphe (1797-1877)

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Property (1848)


Adolphe Thiers, The Rights of Property: A Refutation of Communism & Socialism (London : R. Groombridge & Sons, 1848). Unknown translator.

 

1848

 

Tocqueville, Alexis de (1805-1859)

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Démocratie en Amérique (1835, 1848)


De la Démocratie en Amérique. Par Alexis de Tocqueville, Membre de l’Institut. Revue, corrigée et augmentée d’un Avertissement et d’un Examen comparatif de la Démocratie aux États-Unis et en Suisse. (Paris: Pagnerre, Éditeur. Rue de Seine, 14 Bis, 1848).

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1848

 

Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

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Soirées de la rue Saint-Lazare (1849)


Gustave de Molinari, Les Soirées de la rue Saint-Lazare; entretiens sur les lois économiques et défense de la propriété (Paris: Guillaumin, 1849).

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1849

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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État. Maudit Argent (1849)


L’État. Maudit Argent. Par M. Frédéric Bastiat, Représentant du Peuple. Membre Correspondant de L'institut, et du Conseil Général des Landes. (Paris: Guillaumin et Ce, 1849.)

 

1849

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Loi (1850)


La Loi. Par M. F. Bastiat. Membre correspondent de l'Institut. représentant du peuple a l'assemblée nationale. (Paris: Librairie de Guillaumin et Cie, 1850).

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1850

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas (1850)


Frédéric Bastiat, Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas, ou l’Économie politique en une leçon. Par M. F. Bastiat. Représentant du Peuple à l’Assemblée Nationale, Membre correspondant de l’Institut (Paris: Guillaumin, 1850).

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1850

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Harmonies économiques (1850, 1851)


Frédéric Bastiat, Harmonies économiques. 2me Édition. Augmentée des manuscrits laissés par l’auteur. Publiée par la Société des amis de Bastiat. (Paris: Guillaumin, 1851).

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1851

 

Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)

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Social Statics (1851)


Herbert Spencer, Social Statics: or, The Conditions essential to Happiness specified, and the First of them Developed (London: John Chapman, 1851).

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1851

 

Spooner, Lysander (1808-1887)

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Essay on the Trial by Jury (1852)


Lysander Spooner, An Essay on the Trial by Jury (Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1852).

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1852

 

Humboldt, Wilhelm (1767-1835)

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Sphere and Duties of Government (1792, 1854)


Wilhelm von Humboldt, The Sphere and Duties of Government. Translated from the German of Baron Wilhelm von Humboldt, By Joseph Coulthard, Jun. (London: John Chapman, MDCCCLIV (1854)).

 

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1854

 

Tocqueville, Alexis de (1805-1859)

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Ancien Régime et la Révolution (1856)


Alexis de Tocqueville, L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution. Deuxième Édition (Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1856).

 

1856

 

Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

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Cours d’économie politique (1854, 1863)


ustave de Molinari, Cours d’économie politique, professé au Musée royal de l’industrie belge, 2 vols. 2nd revised and enlarged edition (Bruxelles et Leipzig: A Lacroix, Ver Broeckoven; Paris: Guillaumin, 1863).

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1863

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Œuvres Complètes (1862-64)


Œuvres Complètes de Frédéric Bastiat. Mises en Ordre, Revues et Annotées d’après les manuscrits de l’auteur. Deuxième Édition. (Paris: Guillaumin et Cie Libraires, 1862-64). 7 vols.

The 1st ed. in 6 vols. was published between 1854-55. The 2nd ed. with 7 vols. came in 1862-64.

Tome Premier. Correspondance, Mélanges (1862)

Tome Deuxième. Le Libre-Échange (1862)

Vol. 3 "Cobden et la ligue" is not inlcuded as most of it consists of translations from the English by Bastiat. We do have his Intrduction from the 1st ed. of 1845.

Tome Quatrième: Sophismes Économiques, Petits Pamphlets I (1863). We also have online the 1st ed. of 1846 (see above).

Tome Cinquième. Sophismes Économiques Petits Pamphlets II [1er Édition] (1854). Note: this volume comes from the 1st ed. but it seems to be identical to the 2nd ed. We also have online the 1st ed. of 1848 (see above).

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Vol. 6 "Harmonies Économiques" is not included here as we have the 2nd ed. of 1851 (see above).

Tome Septième. Essais - Ébauches - Correspondance (1864)

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1862

 

Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

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Utilitarianism (1863)


John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill. Reprinted from Fraser's Magazine. (London: Parker, Son, and Bourn, West Strand. 1863).This book is available in various formats:

1863

 

Spooner, Lysander (1808-1887)

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No Treason Nos. 1, II, and VI (1867-1870)


Lysander Spooner, No Treason Nos. 1, II, and VI (1867-1870)

  • No Treason, No. 1 (Boston: Published by the Author, No. 14 Bromfiled Street, 1867). [facs. PDF]
  • No Treason. No II. The Constitution (Boston: Published by the Author, No. 14 Bromfield Street. 1867). [facs. PDF]
  • No Treason. No VI. The Constitution of No Authority (Boston: Published by the Author, 1870). [facs. PDF]

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1867

 

Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

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Subjection of Women (1869)

The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill (London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869).

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1869

 

Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

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On Liberty (1859, 1869)


On Liberty. By John Stuart Mill. Fourth Edition. (London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer. 1869). This was the last edition which appeared during Mill's lifetime.

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1869

 

Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

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Principles of Political Economy (1848, 1871)


John Stuart Mill, Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy. By John Stuart Mill. In Two Volumes. Seventh Edition. (London: Longmans, Green, Reader And Dyer, 1871).

 

1871

 

Bastiat, Frédéric (1801-1850)

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Lettres d’un habitant des Landes (1877)


Frédéric Bastiat, Lettres d’un habitant des Landes (Paris: A. Quantin, 1877).

 

1877

 

Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

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Evolution économique du XIXe siècle (1880)


Gustave de Molinari, L’évolution économique du XIXe siècle: théorie du progrès (Paris: C. Reinwald 1880).

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1880

 

Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

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Evolution politique et la Révolution (1884)


Gustave de Molinari, L’évolution politique et la Révolution (Paris: C. Reinwald, 1884).

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1884

 

Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)

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Man versus the State (1884)


Herbert Spencer, The Man versus the State: Containing “The New Toryism,” “The Coming Slavery,” “The Sins of Legislators,” and “The Great Political Superstition.” Reprinted from The Contemporary Review. With a Postscript. (London: William and Norgate, 1884).

1884

 

Ritson, Joseph (1752-1803)

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Robin Hood. A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads (1795, 1885)


Joseph Ritson, Robin Hood. A Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballads, now extant, relative to that celebrated English Outlaw. To which are prefixed Historical Anecdotes of his Life with Eighty Wood Engravings by Thomas Bewick. Printed on China Paper. Also Nine Etchings from Original Paintings by A. H. Tourrier and E. Buckman (London: John C. Nimmo, 1885).

 

1885

 

Herbert, Auberon (1838-1906)

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The Right and Wrong of Compulsion by the State (1885)


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1885

 

George, Henry (1839-1897)

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Protection or Free Trade (1886)


Henry George, Protection or Free Trade: An Examination of the Tariff Question with Especial Regard to the Interests of Labor (New York: Henry George & Co., 1886).

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1886

 

Spooner, Lysander (1808-1887)

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Letters to Senator Thomas Bayard (1882) and President Grover Cleveland (1886)


1. Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Thomas F. Bayard: Challenging his Right - and that of all the Other So-called Senators and Representatives in Congress - to Exercise any Legislative Power whatever over the People of the United States (Boston: Published by the Author, 1882).

2. Lysander Spooner, A Letter to Grover Cleveland, on his False Inaugural Address, the Usurpations and Crimes of Lawmakers and Judges, and the Consequent Poverty, Ignorance, and Servitude of the People (Boston: Benj. R. Tucker, Publisher, 1886).

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1886

 

Smith, Bruce (1851-1937)

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Protest against the growing Tendency toward undue Interference by the State (1887)


Bruce Smith, Liberty and Liberalism: A Protest against the growing Tendency toward undue Interference by the State, with Individual Liberty, Private Enterprise and the Rights of Property (London: Longmans, Green, and Co.,1887).

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1887

 

Donisthorpe, Wordsworth (1847-1914)

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Individualism: A System of Politics (1889)


Wordsworth Donisthorpe, Individualism: A System of Politics (London: Macmillan and Co., 1889).

 

1889

 

Spinoza, Baruch de (1632-1677)

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Tractatus Politicus (1677, 1891)

The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza, translated from the Latin, with an Introduction by R.H.M. Elwes. Revised Edition. (London: George Bell and Sons, 1891). 2 vols.

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1891

 

Leroy-Beaulieu, Paul (1843-1916)

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Modern State in relation to Society and the Individual (1891)


Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, The Modern State in relation to Society and the Individual (London : S. Sonnenschein & co., 1891). Trans. A.C. Morant. A translation of the first French edition of 1890.

 

1891

 

Richter, Eugen (1838–1906)

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Sozialdemokratische Zukunftsbilder (1891, 1893)


Eugen Richter, Sozialdemokratische Zukunftsbilder. Frei nach Bebel. Verlag „Fortschritt-Aktiengesellschaft“ (Berlin, November 1893).

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1893

 

Smith, Adam (1723-1790)

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Lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue and Arms (1763, 1896)


Adam Smith, Lectures on Justice, Police, Revenue and Arms. Delivered In The University of Glasgow by Adam Smith. Reported by a Student in 1763. And Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Edwin Cannan (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1896).

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1896

 

Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)

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Principles of Ethics (1897)


Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Ethics. In Two Volumes (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1896-97).

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1897

 

Spencer, Herbert (1820-1903)

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Principles of Sociology (1898)


Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology, in Three Volumes (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1898). Authorized third edition.

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1898

 

Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

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Grandeur et décadence de la guerre (1898)


Gustave de Molinari, Grandeur et décadence de la guerre (The Rise and Fall of War) (Paris: Guillaumin, 1898).

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1898

 

Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

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Esquisse de la société future (1899)


Gustave de Molinari, Esquisse de l'organisation politique et économique de la société future (Paris: Guillaumin et cie., 1899).

 

1899

 

Smith, Adam (1723-1790)

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Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776, 1904)


Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, edited with an Introduction, Notes, Marginal Summary and an Enlarged Index by Edwin Cannan (London: Methuen, 1904). 2 vols.

  • Vol. 1: Preface, Introductions, Books 1-4
  • Vol. 2: Book 4 (continued), Book 5, and Appendix

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1904

 

Acton, John Dalberg (1834-1902)

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Lectures on Modern History (1906)


John Dalberg-Acton, Lectures on Modern History. By the late Right Hon. John Emerich Edward First Baron Acton D.C.L., Ll.D., etc. etc. Regius Professor of Modern History in yhe University Of Cambridge. Edited With an Introduction by John Neville Figgis, M.A. Rector of Marnhull and Reginald Vere Laurence, M.A. Fellow and Lecturer of Trinity College, Cambridge (London: Macmillan and Co., Limited; New York: The Macmillan Company, 1906).

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1906

 

Richter, Eugen (1838–1906)

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Pictures of the Socialistic Future (1907)


an English trans. of Sozialdemokratische Zukunftsbilder (1891, 1893)

Eugen Richter, Pictures of the Socialistic Future (Freely adapted from Bebel), trans. Henry Wright, Introduction by Thomas Mackay (London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1907).

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1907

 

Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)

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Staat (1907)


Franz Oppenheimer, Der Staat (Frankfurt am Main: Literarische Anstalt. Rotten & Loening, 1907).

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1907

 

Carter, James Coolidge (1827-1905)

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Law: Its Origin, Growth and Function (1907)


James Coolidge Carter, Law: Its Origin, Growth and Function. Being a course of lectures prepared for delivery before the Law School of Harvard University (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1907).

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1907

 

Acton, John Dalberg (1834-1902)

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Historical Essays & Studies (1907)


John Dalberg-Acton, Historical Essays & Studies. By John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton First Baron Acton D.C.L., Ll.D., etc. etc. Regius Professor Of Modern History In The University Of Cambridge. Edited by John Neville Figgis, M.A. sometime Lecturer in St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Reginald Vere Laurence, M.A. Fellow and Lecturer of Trinity College, Cambridge. (London: Macmillan and Co., 1907).

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1907

 

Acton, John Dalberg (1834-1902)

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History of Freedom and Other Essays (1907)


John Dalberg-Acton, The History of Freedom and Other Essays. By John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton First Baron Acton D.C.L., Ll.D., etc. etc. Regius Professor Of Modern History in the University Of Cambridge. Edited with an Introduction by John Neville Figgis, M.A. sometime Lecturer in St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge and Reginald Vere Laurence, M.A. Fellow and Lecturer of Trinity College, Cambridge (Macmillan and Co., Limited, St. Martin’s Street, London 1907).

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1907

 

Molinari, Gustave de (1819-1912)

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Economie de l'histoire: Théorie de l'Évolution (1908)


Gustave de Molinari, Économie de l'histoire: Théorie de l'Évolution (Paris: F. Alcan, 1908).

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1908

 

Leroy-Beaulieu, Paul (1843-1916)

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Collectivism (1908)


Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, Collectivism: A study of some of the leading social questions of the day, by Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, tr. and abridged by Sir Arthur Clay (New York : E. P. Dutton, 1908). The 1st French edition was published in 1884.

 

1908

 

Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914)

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Devil’s Dictionary (1911)


Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1911).

 

1911

 

Leroy-Beaulieu, Paul (1843-1916)

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État moderne et ses fonctions (1911)


Paul Leroy-Beaulieu, L’État moderne et ses fonctions. 4e édition. Revue et augmentée (Paris: Félix Alcan et Guillaumin, 1911).

 

1911

 

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

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Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1916)


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, ed. with a glossary by W.J. Craig M.A. (London: Oxford University Press, 1916).

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1916

 
 

Erasmus, Desiderius (1466-1536)

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Against War (1517, 1917)


The Humanists’ Library. Edited by Lewis Einstein. II. Erasmus against War with an Introduction by J. W. Mackail (Boston: The Merrymount Press, MDCCCCVII (1917)).

This is a modernized version of an English translation of Erasmus’s *Dulce Bellum Inexpertis* (war is sweet to those who have not experienced it) (1517) which was published in 1534 as Bellum Erasmi (Erasmus on War).

 

1917

 

Erasmus, Desiderius (1466-1536)

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Complaint of Peace (Querula Pacis) (1521, 1917)


Desiderius Erasmus, The Complaint of Peace. Translated from the Querula Pacis (A. D. 1521) of Erasmus. (Chicago London: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1917).

The editor of the 1917 edition says that the translation comes from an English edition published in 1802, or the “First Year of General Peace.” It lacks the Preface by the anonymous editor of this edition.

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1917

 

Pareto, Vilfredo (1848-1923)

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Traité de sociologie générale (1917-19)


Vilfredo Pareto, Traité de sociologie générale. Édition française par Pierre Boven. Revue par l’auteur. Volume I (Paris: Librairie Payot, 1917). Volume II (Paris: Librairie Payot, 1919).

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1919

 

Bourne, Randolph (1886-1918)

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Untimely Papers (1919)


Bourne, Randolph, Untimely Papers. By Randolph Bourne. Foreword By the Editor James Oppenheim (New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1919).

 

1919

 

Boétie, Étienne de la (1530-1563)

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Discours de la servitude volontaire (1553, 1922)


Étienne de La Boétie, Discours de la servitude volontaire : suivie du Mémoire touchant l’édit de janvier 1562 [inédit] et d’une lettre de M. le conseiller de Montaigne. Introduction et notes de Paul Bonnefon. Conservateur de la Bibliothèque de L’Arsenal. Orné d’un portrait gravé sur bois par Ouvré (Paris : Bossard, 1922).

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1922

 

Wieser, Friedrich (1851-1926)

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Gesetz der Macht (1926)


Friedrich von Wieser, Das Gesetz der Macht (Wien: Verlag von Julius Springer, 1926).

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1926

 

Oppenheimer, Franz (1864-1943)

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Staat (1926)


Franz Oppenheimer, System der soziologie. Zweiter Band: Der Staat (Jena: G. Fischer, 1926).

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1926

 

Mises, Ludwig (1881-1973)

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Liberalismus (1927)


Ludwig von Mises, Liberalismus (Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1927).

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1927

 

Mises, Ludwig (1881-1973)

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Gemeinwirtschaft: Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus (1922, 1932)


Ludwig Mises, Die Gemeinwirtschaft: Untersuchungen über den Sozialismus. Zweite, umgearbeitete Auflage (Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1932) [1st edition 1922].

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1932

 

Nock, Albert Jay (1870-1945)

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Our Enemy, The State (1935)


Albert Jay Nock, Our Enemy, The State (Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1950). Third Impression. First 1935. Second 1946.

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1935

 

Mises, Ludwig (1881-1973)

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Socialism (1936, 1951)


Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis. Translated by J. Kahane B.Sc. (Econ.) New Edition, Enlarged With An Epilogue (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1951). First edition London: Jonathan Cape, 1936.

 

1951

 

Mises, Ludwig (1881-1973)

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Nationalökonomie: Theorie des Handlens und Wirtschaftens (1940)


Ludwig von Mises, Nationalökonomie: Theorie des Handlens und Wirtschaftens (Genf: Editions Union, 1940).

1940

 

Tannehill, Morris and Linda (n.d.)

Market For Liberty (1970)


Morris and Linda Tannehill, The Market For Liberty (Lansing, Michigan: Privately Printed, March, 1970).

 

1970