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
CHAFFERS, William., Hall-marks on Gold and Silver Plate. Illustrated with tables of annual date letters employed in the Assay Offices of England, Scotland and Ireland, and a fac-simile of a copper-plate of makers’ marks at Goldsmiths’ Hall. To which are now added, a History of L’Orfevrerie Francaise, With Extracts from the Statutes, Ordinances, etc., and Twelve Plates of French Hall Marks. Fifth edition, revised and considerably augmented., Bickers & Son, 1875