Abrégé des éléments d'économie politique pure.
Précédé d'un avertissement et révisé par les soins de Gaston Leduc.Paris & Lausanne,, F. Pichon, & F. Rouge, 1938 Stock Code: 140621
NotesFirst abridged edition, presentation copy from the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by Leduc on the half-title: "Au prof. Robbins Hommage respectueux signature". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position in British economics" (ODNB). Leduc had a significant role in the posthumous publication and study of the works of both Léon and Auguste Walras. He wrote a bibliography of the works of Auguste, the father of Léon. He helped Aline, Léon's daughter, to republish Léon's 1896 and 1898 works in 1936, as well as Auguste's in 1938. Aline left him many family papers on her death, which he later gave to William Jaffe, the editor of Walras's correspondence and the translator of his Élements d'economie politique pure. The work was first published in 1874-1877, and confirmed Walras's status as the father of general equilibrium theory. Walras prepared this abridged text for use in a course on mathematical economics; this marked its first publication.
Octavo (226 x 138 mm). Later 20th-century orange cloth, red morocco label, original wrappers bound in.
Spine label a little sunned, contents lightly toned. An excellent copy.
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