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Book Description
FIRST EDITION. 22.6 x 14cm, pp. [vi], [52], including b/w illustrations + fold-out map to rear. Quarter green cloth (faded), pictorial paper boards by R. L. Taylor. Grubby, significant bump and wear to bottom corners. POI in blue pen to ffep: “W.T. Newlyn/ August 1945”, foxing to front endpapers and title page, creasing to bottom corners, else, clean. Includes contributions by J.A. Jackson, T.H. Tilly and G. Whittle. Good+ Jisc LHD lists 3 copies (NLS, Radcliffe Science Library, Oxford & King’s College, Cambridge).
Dealer Notes
Professor Walter Tessier Newlyn (1915-2002) was a British economist and educator, known for his work on monetary theory and with African nations, especially Uganda. In 1945 – the year of publication, and his inscription in, this title – Newlyn was accepted as a mature student to read economics at LSE and by 1948 he was an assistant lecturer at the University of Leeds (UoL), to which he remained affiliated throughout his career, despite working extensively in Africa. From 1967 (until his retirement in 1978) Newlyn was Professor of Developmental Economics and in 1964 had founded UoL’s African Studies Unit, now LUCAS (Loxley, 2003). Martin Banham observed: “The 1960s were generous days in university life, allowing students and staff the luxury to share each other’s enthusiasms and interests. Such an interchange, intellectual and social, based on a love and enthusiasm for Africa, was important to Walter. By his vision the university was established on the international scene as a centre for research and teaching in African studies and a place where African students and visiting academics could be sure of support, friendship, and a strong professional scholarly concern for the continent’s concerns and opportunities.”
Alongside mountain-climbing, Newlyn was also passionate about the theatre; in the late 1950s, with his wife Doreen Newlyn, he set up the Uganda Pilgrim Players, the country’s first multi-racial theatre group. Back in the UK, Doreen was key to the foundation of the West Yorkshire (now Leeds) Playhouse in 1968.
Walter Newlyn is commemorated by UoL’s Business School and the School of Law’s The Newlyn Building; while his 1961 Theory of Money is still included on economics reading lists across the world.
John Loxley (2003) ‘Professor Walter Newlyn,’ Leeds African Bulletin, no. 65.
Author NOYCE, C.W.F. (Preface); [NEWLYN, Walter]
Date [1945?]
Publisher New Delhi: Himalayan Club/ Printed at the Frontier Exchange Press, Ltd
Condition Good+

Price: £80.00

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