"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
London: MacMillan & Company, 1931.
First edition of Keynes’ first volume of collected essays. Octavo, original green cloth. Signed and dated by J.M.Keynes in 1936. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is lightly worn. Rare signed.
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, 1923.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. In very good 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.
London: MacMillan & Company, 1931.
First edition of Keynes’ first volume of collected essays. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in the original dust jacket which is chipped at the head and a few other closed tears. Uncommon in the original dust jacket.
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 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.
Stanford: Hoover Press, 1987.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the half title page, “To the Jackson Hole economist Tucker Smith, Milton Friedman.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Introduction by Anna J. Schwartz. Foreword by W. Glenn Campbell. Edited by Kurt R. Leube. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An important collection of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s writings.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1939.
First edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original cloth. Some light rubbing to the cloth, a very good set of this landmark work. From the library of economist Moses Abramovitz, with his signature to volume one. Abramovtitz was known for his Catch-Up Growth Hypothesis, which attempted to explain what caused Western Europe’s Golden Era of economic growth from 1948 until 1972 and also for his work on business cycles. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable with noted provenance.
"A good portfolio is more than a long list of good stocks and bonds. It is a balanced whole, providing the investor with protections and opportunities with respect to a wide range of contingencies": Rare First Edition of Markowitzs Landmark Work Portfolio Selection
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1959.
First edition of the economist’s work, which revolutionized modern investment theory and practice. Octavo, original blue cloth. In near fine condition, lacking the rare dust jacket.