Money.London, Nisbet & Co. Ltd, at the University Press, Cambridge, 1922 Stock Code: 140288
NotesFirst edition, first impression. The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated November 1922. Robbins has annotated the book, with various marginal lines in the text, a few jottings on the rear free endpaper - "see definition of money", "see articles referred to p31" - alongside annotations on page 8: "But see Walker - also what about newspapers?", p. 77: "The fundamental question of the Cannan article on Deposits is whether all chequeries are of this kind", and p. 99: "this is not true of Cannan's". There is also a pencilled doodle on the front pastedown, possibly an embellished road map. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of 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). This overview of money, its value, quantity, and price level, was the second in the Cambridge Economic Handbook series, edited by John Maynard Keynes, with whom Robertson worked closely.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black.
Spine sunned and a little rubbed with slight wear at head; a good copy.
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