“AMONG THE HALF DOZEN OR SO MOST IMPORTANT FIGURES IN THE LONG HISTORY OF ECONOMICS”: FIRST EDITION OF ALFRED MARSHALL’S MONEY, CREDIT & COMMERCE
MARSHALL, Alfred. Money, Credit & Commerce. London: Macmillan, 1923. Octavo, original green cloth, original dust jacket. $7500.
First edition, by one of the most important turn-of-the-century economists, in the rare original dust jacket.
The founder of "diagrammatic economics," Alfred Marshall was arguably the most important economist of the 19th century. The third of a series by Marshall, succeeding Principles of Economics (1890) and Industry and Trade (1919), this work "contains a quantity of materials and ideas, and collects together passages which are otherwise inaccessible to the student or difficult to access" (John M. Keynes, Essays in Biography). He "was the most eminent economist of his day, and remains among the half dozen or so most important figures in the long history of economics… More than anyone else, Marshall helped make economics a field of study in its own right" (Pressman, 68, 64). With rear leaf of publisher's advertisements. Ink owner signature.
Book with scattered foxing to interior, light wear, toning, and foxing to extremities. Rare dust jacket with paper offsetting to flaps and a bit of wear and toning to extremities. An extremely good copy.