FIRST EDITION OF KEYNES’ FIRST VOLUME OF COLLECTED ESSAYS, 1931
KEYNES, John Maynard. Essays in Persuasion. London: Macmillan, 1931. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of Keynes’ first volume of collected essays.
These 25 essays reflect Keynes' abiding interest in the turmoil brought about by war, peace, and the changing face of the world's economy. "Here are the collected croakings of 12 years—the croakings of a Cassandra who could never influence the course of events in time. The volume might have been entitled 'Essays in Prophecy and Persuasion,' for the Prophecy, unfortunately, has been more successful than the Persuasion…" (Preface).
Book fine, price-clipped dust jacket with a few stray marks, creasing to top of rear panel. A near-fine copy.