A Tract on Monetary Reform - John Maynard Keynes FIRST EDITI...

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A Tract on Monetary Reform - John Maynard Keynes FIRST EDITION 1923

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From the personal Library of the Headmaster of a religious private school - A Tract on Monetary Reform - John Maynard Keynes FIRST EDITION 1923. Macmillan & Co., Ltd., St. Martin's Street, London, Hardcover. Condition: Very Good No Dust Jacket Navy blue cloth-covered boards with gilt titles and borders to spine and blind borders to front and rear boards. Edges of boards slightly rubbed. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed. Contemporaneous owner's name in fountain pen to top of front free endpaper: Pages clean with no foxing. Endpapers aged. School name rubber stamp. ***In a very good plain buff-coloured black printed dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of 7/6 net. Edges of dustwrapper very slightly rubbed and creased. 1cm closed tear to bottom edge of rear panel of dustwrapper. Head and tail of spine slightly creased and rubbed. Very small closed tear and creasing to tail of spine of dustwrapper. Tiny loss and creasing to head of spine of duswpraer.Spine of dustwrapper slightly discoloured. A couple of tiny surface marks to rear panel of dustwrapper. 224mm x 146mm. xiii prelim-pages including contents and two-page preface dated October 1923 by the author to the for plus 209 text-pages including index and two-page publisher's advertisement for John Maynard Keynes. Also include separately, a newspaper cutting from the News Chronicle dated April 22 1946 with an obituary of the author. Contents: Preface; Chapter I: The Consequences to Society of Changes in the Value of Money - I. As Affecting Distribution: 1. The Investor; 2. The Business Man; 3. The Earner; II. As Affecting Production. Ch. II. Public Finance and Changes in the Value of Money - 1. Inflation as a Method of Taxation 2. Currency Depreciation versus Capital Levy. Ch III: The Theory of Money and the Exchanges - 1. The Quantity Theory re-stated; 2. The Theory of Purchasing Power Parity; 3. The Seasonal Fluctuation of the Exchanges; 4. The Forward Market in Exchanges. Ch IV: Alternative Aims in Monetary Policy - 1. Devaluation versus Deflation; 2. Stability of Prices versus Stability of Exchange; 3. The Restoration of the Gold Standard. Ch. V: Positive Suggestions for the Future Regulation of Money - 1. Great Britain; 2. The United States; 3. Other Countries; Index. Rare and valuable volume. 524g

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