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7 March 2007
MENGER, Carl (1840-1921). Untersuchungen über die Methode der Socialwissenschaften, und der politischen Oekonomie insbesondere. Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, 1883. 8°. Half-title (margins very lightly browned). Contemporary half cloth, original wrappers bound in (small repair in upper compartment of spine). Provenance: Kovák (signature on front wrapper).
FIRST EDITION of Menger's second major work. He 'undertook to vindicate the importance of theory in the social sciences. This was an effort that seemed necessary to him in view of the complete indifference or even hostility which most of his German colleagues ... had shown towards his attempt in the earlier Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre (1871) to reconstruct economic theory' (von Hayek in IESS). Einaudi 3834.
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