The Scope and Method of Economic Science. An Address delivered to the Economic Science and Statistics Section of the British Association at Aberdeen 10 September, 1885.London: Macmillan and Co., 1885 Stock Code: 135844
First edition, very scarce. "This British Association address argues that abstract reasoning can never be 'a substitute for an accurate and thorough investigation of facts', and discusses at length the relations between economics and politics." (Batson).
"His texts were generally distinguished more by the careful clarity of his exposition and the evenhandedness with which he weighted the pros and cons of every debate and his conscientious scepticism, than by innovative ideas or stimulating rhetoric. It was in letters to friends, and to some extent in his 1885 presidential address to Section F of the British Association for the Advancement of Science... that he expressed himself in more colourful terms." (Phyllis Deane in The New Palgrave).
Octavo, pp. [iv], 57 + advertisement leaf; original beige cloth, front board and spine lettered black.
Library blindstamp to title and final text leaf, library labels of Menomonie Public Library to pastedowns, shelfmark in ink to front cover; front board slightly soiled with a small puncture to the cloth; a very good copy.
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