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KEYNES, John Maynard.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Macmillan and Co, Limited, 1936

Stock Code: 133822

£3,250
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition, first impression. "The world-wide slump after 1929 prompted Keynes to attempt an explanation of, and new methods for controlling, the vagaries of the trade-cycle... in his General Theory, he subjected the definitions and theories of the classical school of economics to a penetrating scrutiny and found them seriously inadequate and inaccurate" (PMM). His conclusion, namely that "the regulation of the trade-cycle - that is to say the control of booms and slumps, the level of employment, the wage-scale and the flow of investment - must be the responsibility of governments", permanently altered the terms of economic debate and considerations of the role of government in managing the economy (or not).

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Description

Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered and double-ruled in gilt, ruling continued to covers in blind. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Contemporary ownership signature of Andrew Munro Kerr to front free endpaper. Minor crease and short nick to pp. 63/64, very faint foxing to initial few leaves and edges, jacket toned and chipped, with scratches to rear panel and chipping at foot of spine panel with the imprint gone. Overall, still a very good copy.

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