[Economics] [Biography] Essays in Biography
New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1933. First American Edition, 1st Printing.
Small Octavo (7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 200 x 135 mm), ix, , 318 pages, in blue cloth, titles in silver to spine, in a printed dust jacket (hard cover).
Biographical essays of some politicians and economists: Lloyd George, Bonar Law, Churchill, Trotsky, Malthus, Marshall, etc. Eight black-and-white plates, separated by tissue guards.
One of Keynes's more interesting essays is about Trotsky, who had written "Where Is Britain Going?" Keynes is scathing: "Its dogmatic tone about our affairs, where even the author's flashes of insight are clouded by his inevitable ignorance of what he is talking about, cannot commend it to an English reader." But he hastens to add: "Yet there is a certain style about Trotsky."
This book is quite scarce in the original dust jacket.
CONDITION: Some rubbing to the cloth, bumping to spine edges, and a bit of fading to the spine titles. Internally, slight toning to pages and some creases in a couple of the tissue guards. The dust jacket is sunned, especially to the spine, and has a large chip at the top of the front panel, obscuring part of the "M" in Maynard. There also are smaller chips on the spine and flaps, along with creasing to the flaps. The flap corners are trimmed but the $2.50 price is intact. Very Good or better in a Fair dust jacket. Item #591