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(ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon.

Études d'économie sociale.

(Theorie de la répartition de la richesse sociale).

Lausanne & Paris, F. Rouge, & F. Pichon, 1936 Stock Code: 140557
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The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed to him on the half-title by the editor Gaston Leduc: "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 (1904-1979) wrote a bibliography of the works of Auguste Walras, the father of Léon Walras. He helped Aline, Leon's daughter, to republish Leon'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 Elements d'economie politique pure.
First published in 1896, Walras's Études d'économie sociale was based on lectures which he held at the University of Lausanne during the years of 1870 through 1892. "As far as pure theory is concerned, Walras is in my opinion the greatest of all economists" (Schumpeter in: Blaug, Great economists before Keynes, p. 264).

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Octavo (217 x 133 mm). Early 20th-century blue half cloth, original green wrappers bound in, spine lettered in gilt, patterned sides, cloth hinge supports.


Binding fine, contents toned. A very good copy.


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