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ROBBINS, Lionel.

The Economic Causes of War.

London, Jonathan Cape, 1939 Stock Code: 140345
£350.00
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First edition, first impression. The author's own copy, used by him to mark up the errata for correction, most likely for the second edition of 1940. He has annotated the relevant passages in the book with his desired changes, and has additionally noted a few page numbers on the front free endpaper. In this endeavour he was assisted by the economist Horace William Brindley Joseph (1867-1943), who sent through an errata list of his own recommended changes, together with a covering autograph letter signed, both of which Robbins kept loosely inserted in the book. Dated 22 November 1940, Joseph writes in his letter "My Dear Robbins, I've just been enjoying your little work on the Economic Causes of War. Do you care to have a note of some misprints that caught my eye?". Joseph goes on to comment on the book, and postulates a theory that the erosion of property rights which socialist thought has occasioned has additionally eroded grounds of territorial sovereignty, legitimating the invasions which caused the war.
In The Economic Causes of War Robbins rejects the Marxist ideas of capitalist economic structures causing wars, instead finding the anarchic political organization of the world to be the "root disease of our civilization", and thus concludes that national sovereignty in economic matters must be curbed and replaced by some sort of a federation. The book was sold with the rest of Robbins's library following his death.

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Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in blue.

Condition

Minor wear at extremities, foxing to endpapers; a sound copy, all holding.

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