Octavo. 106pp. Original printed wrappers over black cloth with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece. These two memoirs are the only papers by Lord Keynes which he expressly desired to be published after his death. The first is the inside story of the breaking of the blockade of Germany, in which Keynes played a leading part, after the 1914-1918 war. The second is an examination of the beliefs and philosophy of Keynes and his closest friends when they were undergraduates at Cambridge, and of how far their individualistic principles of ethics stood the test of experience in his case. Spine of wrappers slightly age-toned. Minor offsetting on endpapers. Wraps in overall good to good+, binding and interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Two Memoirs: Dr. Melchior, A Defeated Enemy ...
Publisher: Augustus M. Kelley
Publication Date: 1949
Book Condition: vg
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Augustus M. Kelley, New York, 1949. First American Edition. NF/VG- (minus) , book front board slightly rubbed, front/rear eps show some offsetting. DJ spine & extremities darkened, front panel rubbed/spotted, three small punctures top left corner front panel near spine, but DJ is still fully intact. Overall a tight solid copy (despite mylar protected DJ) . ; 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering spine, frontis, unclipped DJ, 106pp. , List of Persons Mentioned Otherwise Than by Their Full Names. Bookseller Inventory # 3185
Book Description Augustus M. Kelley, New York/ London, 1949. First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. The two autobiographical fragments contained in Two Memoirs reveal two distinct dimensions of Keynes's life. Taken together, 'Dr. Melchior: A Defeated Enemy', written in the early 1930s, and 'My Early Beliefs,' show both the man of action and the man of thought. Bookseller Inventory # 3678