"AN ATTEMPT TO SUBSTITUTE EXACT ENQUIRIES ... FOR GUESS WORK AND GROUNDLESS ARGUMENT" (1884)

JEVONS, W. Stanley

Investigations in Currency and Finance

Published: London: Macmillan and Co.

Date: 1884

first edition tall 8vo. xliv, 428pp., 20 diagrams (many folding, some coloured), modern contemporary-style half russet morocco, spine panelled by gilt tooled bands with gilt tooled centre-pieces,

Note
"These papers are, throughout, an attempt to substitute exact enquiries, exact numerical calculations, for guess work and groundless argument .... to investigate inductively the intricate phenomena of trade and industry .... Perhaps, one might say that theory is all-important; and yet fact is all-important also" [Jevons]. "Important" [Schumpeter].

Condition
a few unobtrusive embossed library blind stamps, trifle dusty, else a very good copy in handsome binding.

£350

Offered by P & B Rowan