"It is better to be roughly right than precisely wrong" First Edition of Keynes A Treatise On Probability
A Treatise on Probability.
Keynes, John Maynard [J.M.].$1,250.00
Item Number: 1502
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.
In 1999, Time magazine included Keynes in their list of the 100 most important and influential people of the 20th century, commenting that: "His radical idea that governments should spend money they don't have may have saved capitalism." In addition to being an economist, Keynes was also a civil servant, a director of the British Eugenics Society, a director of the Bank of England, a patron of the arts and an art collector, a part of the Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals, an advisor to several charitable trusts, a writer, a philosopher, a private investor, and a farmer.
Other Books by this Author
New York/ London: Augustus M. Kelley, 1949.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
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: 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.
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.
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.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Inscribed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the authors, “For Gordon St. Angelo, a fellow fighter in the good cause Milton Friedman.” Additionally signed and dated in the year of publication by Rose Friedman. The recipient Gordon St. Angelo helped create a foundation with Milton and Rose Friedman to promote and help establish educational choice in America. He served as President & CEO of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation for School Choice until 2009. Near fine a fine dust jacket. An exceptional association copy.
"Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon": First Edition of Money and Mischief; Inscribed by Milton Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich Publishers, 1992.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author, "For Alan, some bedtime reading, Best regards Milton." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
FIRST EDITION OF RICARDOS FUNDAMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE SCIENCE OF ECONOMICS: ON THE PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY AND TAXATION
London: John Murray, 1817.
First edition, without the publishers advertisements at the end. One of 750 copies. Octavo, contemporary half calf. Bookplate of John Hales Calcraft, member of Parliament in the late 18th century. Calf lightly rubbed, a near fine example. Rare in contemporary calf.
First Edition of Linear Programming and Economic Analysis; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Paul A. Samuelson and Robert M. Solow
New York: McGraw-Hill Company, Inc., 1958.
First edition of this classic text. Octavo, original gray cloth. Signed by both Paul A. Samuelson and Robert M. Solow on the title page. In near fine condition.