(ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon.

Études d'économie politique appliquée.

(Théorie de la production de la richesse sociale). Edition définitive par les soins de G. Leduc.

Lausanne & Paris: F. Rouge, & F. Pichon, 1936 Stock Code: 140622

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First Leduc edition, inscribed by the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins on the half-title: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". 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.

Études d'économie politique appliquée
was a collection of articles, originally intended to complete Walras's Élements d'économie politique pure. The treatise remained unfinished, however, and it was eventually published in the form of incomplete Études in 1898.

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Octavo (217 x 136 mm). Early 20th-century blue half cloth, original green wrappers bound in, spine lettered in gilt, patterned sides, cloth hinge supports.


Contents lightly toned as usual, still a fine copy.


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