"Undoubtedly the most important work on probability" First Edition of Keynes’ Treatise on Probability

  • A Treatise on Probability.

A Treatise on Probability.


Item Number: 3669

London: MacMillan & Company, 1921.

First edition of what Bertrand Russell called, “undoubtedly the most important work on probability that has appeared for a very long time,” and a “book as a whole is one which it is impossible to praise too highly.” Octavo, original brown cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. In near fine condition with the spine gilt very bright. A very sharp example.

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.

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