4to., pamphlet, pp. III, 83-107, IV-VII. Pages browned, brittle and loose; otherwise complete. A very rare item. An early issue of the still-running New York political journal, The New Republic, which had been founded in 1914. The issue is notable especially for containing John Maynard Keynes’ ‘The Return Towards Gold’ one of several essays the economist wrote opposing the decision in Britain to return to the gold standard, which the Treasury and Bank of England had convinced Chancellor Winston Churchill to reestablish the year of this issue’s publication. Keynes would continue to write in opposition to the gold standard until it was abandoned by the British government in 1931. Contents also of note are Edmund Wilson’s review of an exhibition at the Anderson Galleries curated by Alfred Stieglitz, with much attention giving to the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe; and a review of the Letters of Olive Schreiner by Virginia Woolf.
KEYNES, John Maynard et al., The New Republic. Wednesday March 18, 1925 [containing ‘The Return Towards Gold’ by J. M. Keynes]., , 1925
Biographies & Letters
TOPLIS, William., A Genealogical History of the English Sovereigns, from William I. to George III. inclusive, accompanied with A brief Statement of the principal Events in each Reign; Biographical notices of all the noble families connected with the royal houses; and illustrated by genealogical tables., Thomas Underwood, 1814