FIRST EDITION OF J.M. KEYNES' A TRACT ON MONETARY REFORM
A Tract on Monetary Reform.
Keynes, John Maynard [J.M.].
Item Number: 3671
London: MacMillan & Company, 1923.
First edition of this important treatise, which is devoted to the need for stable currency as the indispensable foundation to a healthy world economy. Octavo, original blue cloth. In very good condition.
"To those who wish to seek early indications of the theories that were later to appear in the General Theory, the Tract is the most rewarding source. In it will be found, above all, the clearest possible demonstration of Keyness abiding interest in the objective of stabilizing the level of business activity" (Roll, A History of Economic Thought).
Other Books by this Author
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1930.
First American editions of each volume. Octavo, two volumes, original cloth. Each volume is fine in the original dust jackets which have had some professional restoration.
London: MacMillan & Company, 1930.
First editions of each volume. Octavo, two volumes, original blue cloth. Review copy with the slip from MacMillan in volume one. Each volume is fine in the rare dust jackets with light wear to volume one of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare in the original dust jackets and in this condition.
New York/ London: Augustus M. Kelley, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
London: MacMillan & Company, 1931.
First edition of Keynes’ first volume of collected essays. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket which has a few small chips and wear.
"It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong" First Edition of Keynes A Treatise On Probability
London: MacMillan & Company, 1921.
First edition. Octavo, original brown cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. In very good condition with some general wear to the extremities.
Autograph Letter Signed By J.M. Keynes To "The Man Who Understood Keynes Mind More Than Any of His Contemporaries": Stockbroker and Close Friend Oswald Toynbee Falk
St. Louis: St. Louis, 1917.
Autograph Letter Signed by J.M. Keynes To Oswald Toynbee Falk, a stockbroker and a close friend of Keynes. "[St Louis approaching New York] 11 Sept 1917. My dear Falk, I have had the enclosed letter from Herbert Samuel and have promised to do my best to secure such an article as he indicates. Will you try your hand? I should be very grateful if you would. I suspect that in your usual way you will disclaim the competence. But I would undertake to be the judge of that. In any case you might perhaps fortify yourself with collective wisdom by getting your dining party to discuss it first. I am not sure it wouldn’t prove a very instructive topic. If so, perhaps I might bring Mr. Samuel as a guest? I expect to be back in England by the end of the first week of October. Sincerely yours J.M. Keynes." Written on printed letterhead of the Royal Economic Society, Kings College, Cambridge (From Mr. J. M. Keynes, Editor of the Economic Journal). Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Letters signed by Keynes seldom enter the marketplace.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The political problem of mankind is to combine three things: economic efficiency, social justice and individual liberty": First American Edition of the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1936.
First American edition with the date of 1936 on the title page of the economist’s masterpiece, generally regarded as the most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some light wear to the crown of the spine and overall wear. Uncommon in this condition.
"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.
First Edition of Milton Friedmans First Book Income From Independent Professional Practice; Signed by Him
New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1945.
First edition of Milton Friedman’s first book, co-authored with fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist, Simon Kuznets. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Signed by Milton Friedman on the title page. In near fine condition. Income From Independent Professional Practice served as his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare, especially signed.