First Edition of "The most influential social science treatise of the twentieth century": First Edition of Keynes' The General Theory; Finely Bound
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.
Keynes, John Maynard. [J.M.].
Item Number: 67036
London: Macmillan & Co, 1936.
First edition of the economist’s masterpiece. Octavo, finely bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers. In fine condition, small stamps to the copyright page.
The General Theory ranks with Smiths Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus Essay on Population as a guide for public policy. The London Review of Books has grouped The General Theory "among the glories of modern publishing, edited with exemplary authority and lack of fuss." Many innovations of The General Theory remain central to modern macroeconomics. It was placed on Time's 2001 top one-hundred non-fiction books written in English since 1923 and The Times Literary Supplement 100 greatest books of the twentieth century.