The Money Illusion.New York: Adelphi Company, 1928 Stock Code: 125882
Inscribed to Nobel Laureate Frederick SoddyFirst edition, second printing (two months after the first). Inscribed by the author to the Nobel Laureate and economist Frederick Soddy on the front free endpaper: "To Professor Frederick Soddy with the compliments of Irving Fisher January 1929". Soddy had been awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1921 for his work on isotopes. The Money Illusion, based on lectures given in the summer of 1927 before the Geneva School of International Studies, aimed "to show how unstable in buying power are all monetary units, including the dollar; what hidden causes produce that instability; what harm results, although ascribed to other causes; and what are the various remedies which have been tried or proposed" (Preface). These arguments would have been of great interest to Soddy, who wrote five books on the need for reform of the international monetary system between 1921 and 1935.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine and front cover lettered in black.
With 5 black and white charts.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Spine darkened and a little bumped at ends, ever so slightly shaken, else a very good copy.
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