Keynes’ A Treatise on Money, in the rare original dust jackets.

  • A Treatise On Money: In Two Volumes.
  • A Treatise On Money: In Two Volumes.

A Treatise On Money: In Two Volumes.


Item Number: 3595

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.

"In 1930, Keynes brought out his heavy, two-volume Treatise on Money, which effectively set out his Wicksellian theory of the credit cycle. In it, the rudiments of a liquidity preference theory of interest are laid out and Keynes believed it would be his magnum opus[however, criticism was swift and extreme] and the Treatise led to the formation of a reading group, known as ‘the circus,’ composed of young Cambridge economists Richard Kahn and others Kahn dutifully delivered reports of the Circus’s discussions to Keynes, who subsequently began revising his ideas. One resulting criticism of the Treatise was that it failed to provide a theory of the determination of output and employment as a whole— a particular pertinent question given the huge amount of unemployment at the time" (History of Economic Thought).

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