The Science of Finance.Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1895 Stock Code: 113331
First edition in English of the German economist Gustav Cohn's System der Finanzwissenschaft, originally published in Stuttgart in 1889. This translation was also the first book to bear Veblen's name, preceding his first original work, The Theory of the Leisure Class, by four years. After being awarded a fellowship in the Political Economy Department at the University of Chicago in 1892, Veblen's translation of Cohn's work helped launch the Economic Studies of the University of Chicago book series of which the present work forms the first volume. Cohn "was regarded as someone who chartered a middle way between the descriptivism of some historicists and the deductivism of English economics" (Rutherford, The Institutional Movement in American Economics, p. 40).
Octavo. Original dark green cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, black endpapers.
Contemporary ink note to verso of front free endpaper. Spine slightly cocked, extremities a touch rubbed and bumped, mild spotting to edges, front joint tender, rear joint cracked but holding. A very good copy.
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