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KEYNES, John Maynard.

Rare books by John Maynard Keynes including first edition, signed first edition, and finely bound copies of The Economic Consequences of Peace, and General Theory of Employment. 

John Maynard Keynes, (1883-1946) is one of the most renowned names in 20th century economics.

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  1. Indian Currency and Finance.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Between 1906 and 1908, Keynes served as a civil servant with the India Office in Whitehall; while he did not find the work to his liking it did contribute to his first published book on economics. Learn More
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  2. 131307
    First edition, first impression, of Keynes first book. Keynes served as a civil servant in the India Office from 1906 to 1908, and, while he did not like the work, he used it as the basis for the present book, a defence of the Indian currency system against those who wished to move to a gold-based currency. Keynes took his... Learn More
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  3. 126295
    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second book, which established his reputation as a political economist. Keynes resigned from his position as principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, in protest of the heavy reparations demanded from Germany. The Economic Consequences... Learn More
    £1,100

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  4. 126294
    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second book, which established his reputation as a political economist. Keynes resigned from his position as principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, in protest of the heavy reparations demanded from Germany. The Economic Consequences... Learn More
    £1,250

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  5. 131310
    First edition, first impression, of this mathematical-philosophical work, the subject of Keynes's fellowship dissertation, in which he sought to establish a mathematical basis for probability theory as Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead had done for symbolic logic. Russell wrote of this work "the mathematical calculus... Learn More
    £975

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  6. 124615
    First edition, first impression, of this mathematical-philosophical work, the subject of Keynes's fellowship dissertation, in which he sought to establish a mathematical basis for probability theory as Russell and Whitehead had done for symbolic logic. Russell wrote of this work "the mathematical calculus is astonishingly... Learn More
    £800

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  7. 122234
    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second work on the German reparations, arguing for a reduction in payments demanded from Germany. A nice liberal association copy, Walter Runciman the younger being a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge who "during the 1920s gradually moved to the right in the sense that he... Learn More
    £175

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  8. 131311
    First edition, first impression. Following the success of Keynes's first work on the question of German reparations, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, The Sunday Times paid Keynes a large sum for five widely syndicated articles on the same subject, which appeared in August and September 1921. The present work, published... Learn More
    £300

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  9. 132052
    First edition, first impression. Keynes's Tract on Monetary Reform was written against the monetary disorders which World War I had left in its wake, and contained his controversial attack on the Gold standard. Learn More
    £300

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  10. 131306
    First edition in French, first printing, of Keynes's Tract on Monetary Reform, first published in London the previous year. The Tract was written against the monetary disorders which World War I had left in its wake, and contained his controversial attack on the Gold standard. Keynes provided a special preface for this translation.... Learn More
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  11. 131316
    First edition in book-form, first impression. The book comprises three articles Keynes wrote when he and Lydia Lopokova visited Russia in 1925, soon after their marriage. The articles first appeared in the Nation and Athenaeum in October 1925. "A Short View of Russia failed to sell very well at the start. Issued by Leonard... Learn More
    £225

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  12. 131318
    First edition, first impression. The copy of the economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and his annotations to the text. Keynes and Robbins had a troubled relationship. In 1930 Keynes was appointed by the Labour Government to head a committee of economists, and invited... Learn More
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  13. 128851
    First edition, first impression. The copy of the Keynesian economist Percy H. Asher, author of the 1938 work National Self-Sufficiency, with his extensive annotations in pencil and ink throughout the second half of the first volume, and in one section of the second volume. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two... Learn More
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  14. 124380
    First edition, first impression. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two major contributions to economic theory and his most comprehensive work on monetary theory. It anticipates many of the ideas of the General Theory, which it immediately preceded and by which it has been, perhaps unfairly, overshadowed. Learn More
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  15. 126984
    First edition, first impression. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two major contributions to economic theory and his most comprehensive work on monetary theory. It anticipates many of the ideas of the General Theory, which it immediately preceded and by which it has been, perhaps unfairly, overshadowed. Learn More
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  16. 131455
    First edition, first impression. A Treatise on Money is the first of Keynes's two major contributions to economic theory and his most comprehensive work on monetary theory. It anticipates many of the ideas of the General Theory, which it immediately preceded and by which it has been, perhaps unfairly, overshadowed. Learn More
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  17. 131323
    First editions, first impressions, the copies of the LSE economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), with his annotations.
    A Treatise on Money was the first of Keynes's two major contributions to economic theory and was his most comprehensive work on monetary theory. It anticipated many of the ideas of the General Theory,... Learn More
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  18. 131315
    First edition, first impression. "Keynes' intensive public activity with respect to the policy discussions of the inter-war period was reflected in the more than three-hundred articles he wrote for the 'highbrow' news magazines of the time (particularly the Nation and Athenaeum - of whose board Keynes was chairman in the... Learn More
    £125

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  19. 131321
    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's biographies of politicians and economists. The copy of the economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated 1933. Keynes and Robbins had a troubled relationship. In 1930 Keynes was appointed by the Labour Government to head a... Learn More
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  20. 131320
    First complete edition, first impression. The Means to Prosperity originally appeared as four articles in The Times between 13 March and 16 March 1933. Keynes wrote these articles, which are here presented in an expanded form, as a result of the decision in 1932 to hold a full-scale international economic conference in London.... Learn More
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  21. 129475
    First edition, first impression. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously... Learn More
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  22. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.
    First edition, first impression. Written in the aftermath of the great depression, Keynes's masterwork is generally regarded as probably the most influential social science treatise of the century; it quickly and permanently changed the way the world looked at the economy and the role of government in society. Learn More
    £6,500

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  23. 130666
    First edition, first impression. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously... Learn More
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  24. 131025
    First edition, first impression. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously... Learn More
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  25. 131337
    First edition, first impression, the uncorrected version, of Keynes's most successful essay in persuasion, the application of his General Theory to wartime economy. A corrected version, issued in orange printed boards, was published a few months later. "Apart from suggesting ways of adding greatly to the financial resources... Learn More
    £100

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  26. 125295
    First edition, first impression, of two posthumously printed papers originally read by Keynes to the memoir club of his Bloomsbury friends. "There are no veils here, but then these memoirs were not written for publication, and the reason they are published now is not because of their great interest or because of their literary... Learn More
    £90

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  27. 131336
    First edition, first impression, of two posthumously printed papers originally read by Keynes to the memoir club of his Bloomsbury friends. "There are no veils here, but then these memoirs were not written for publication, and the reason they are published now is not because of their great interest or because of their literary... Learn More
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  28. 124842
    First edition, first impression. Economist Roy Harrod (1900-1978), a friend and colleague of Keynes, was commissioned by Keynes's younger brother Geoffrey to compose this biography. It "was a compelling and magisterial account of Keynes's career and achievements" (ODNB). Learn More
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  29. 131327
    First edition, first impression. The two lectures were given by Leijonhufvud at the London School of Economics on 10 and 11 March 1969, in connection with the publication of his book On Keynesian Economics and the Economics of Keynes. The Institute for Economic Affairs welcomed the author's support for classical economics,... Learn More
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  30. 131334
    First edition, first impression, of this series of essays on the subject of "what has become of the Keynesian revolution?". With a compliments slip from one "A.C." at the Financial Times loosely inserted. Learn More
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  31. Keynes and Economic Development.
    First edition, first impression. Includes contributions from Graham Bird, Edward Heath, I. M. D. Little, W. B. Reddaway, Hans Singer, and John Williamson. Learn More
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  32. Keynes as Philosopher-Economist.
    First edition, first impression. Includes contributions from Samuel Brittan, Anna Carabelli, Paul Davidson, Sheila Dow, Martin Hollis, Tony Lawson, and Robert Skidelsky. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 97647

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