JEVONS, W. Stanley.

Investigations in Currency and Finance.

Edited with an Introduction by H. S. Foxwell.

London: Macmillan and Co., 1884 Stock Code: 149558
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First edition of this posthumous collection of essays, chiefly applications of statistics to questions of money, prices, and fluctuations.

The essays "indicate that Jevons was a pioneer in the graphic presentation of economic and financial statistics, adapting for the charting of the economic 'weather' the methods used in his meteorological studies. Like Marshall and Pareto, Jevons was one of the few leading late nineteenth-century neoclassical exponents of deductive marginal analysis who also made valuable contributions to statistical and descriptive economics, in 'an attempt... to substitute exact inquiries, exact numerical calculations, for guess-work and groundless argument' (p. xxiv)" (IESS).

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt.

Illustrations

With 20 coloured tables, 9 of them folding.

Condition

Bookseller's ticket to front free endpaper. Very light wear at extremities, pp. 369-77 with light chips and tears (not affecting text). A very good copy.

Bibliography

Batson, p. 95; Einaudi 3064.

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