Keynes, John Maynard

The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money.

Published: Macmillan And Co. Limited. London. 1936


The First UK Printing published by Macmillan and Co. Limited in 1936. The BOOK is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. Free from inscriptions and erasures. The blue-green boards are clean and the gilt titling remains bright. Slight spine lean present. There is some mild spotting and offsetting to the end papers as usually encountered with a light unobtrusive water stain confined to just the upper edge of the end papers. The pages remain clean with no annotations or markings. The first issue WRAPPER is complete and is in VERY GOOD++ or better condition. It is correctly priced at 5/- net to the front lower flap. Some barely noticeable toning to the spine, folds and upper edges. Mild age related edge wear with a little loss at the upper spine end not involving any of the lettering. A few closed tears with a larger 6cm closed tear to the upper front panel (which has a small amount of reinforcing tape to the verso -which does not show through to the front). The wrapper has benefitted from some minor professional surface cleaning which has enhanced its appearance. It has NOT undergone any repairs or restoration and presents very well in the removable Brodart archival cover. Keynes' last major work was considered the most influential economic treatise of the 20th century. Keynes' General Theory ranks with Smith's Wealth of Nations as an intellectual event and with Malthus' Essay on Population as a guide for public policy'. The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle. First in 'A Treatise on Money', 1930, and later in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate' (PMM 423). Increasingly scarce with such attributes.

Very Good++/ Very Good+



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