Pure Economics.London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1898 Stock Code: 141083
NotesFirst edition in English, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper, and one inked line to p. 153. An excellent economics provenance: 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). He cited Pantaleoni in his 1934 article "Remarks upon Certain Aspects of the Theory of Costs" (Economic Journal, 44, pp. 1-18).
Pure Economics (first published in Italian in 1889) was called "a landmark" by Schumpeter, and contributed to the introduction of marginalist ideas in Italian economic thought. The work "is a classic of the Mathematical School, and contains besides much new matter of the author's, some previously unpublished work of Marshall's" (Batson). "Enriched by Marshall's apparatus of foreign and domestic trade (from his privately printed pamphlets of 1879), it gave an important lead away from old and toward new things. In this consists its importance it is brilliantly written and is still worth reading" (Schumpeter, p. 857).
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt.
With diagrams in text.
Spine sunned, extremities rubbed and a little nicked, light spotting to endpapers. A very good copy.
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