Indian Currency and Finance.London: Macmillan and Co., Limited 1913 Stock Code: 131307
His first bookFirst 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 seat on the Royal Commission on Indian Finance and Currency the same year.
Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, covers ruled in blind.
Library bookplate and shelfmarks to pastedown of the Vereniging voor de Effectenhandel (the Amsterdam Association for Securities Trading). Sticker residue to base of spine, light toning to endpapers and half-title. A very good, bright and tight copy.
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