British Incomes and Property. The Application of Official Statistics to Economic Proposals.
STAMP Sir Josiah (1916.)
£175.00 [First Edition]
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First edition. 8vo. xvi, 538, [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Original dark blue ribbed cloth, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in blind, ruling continued to boards in blind with embossed lettering to front cover (some faint offsetting to half title, otherwise internally clean, light wear to tips of spine, corners gently bumped, withal a very good copy indeed). London, P.S. King & Son, Ltd.
The first book by the distinguished British economist and statistician Sir Josiah Charles Stamp, first Baron Stamp (1880-1941), based on his doctoral thesis written under the supervision of A.L. Bowley at the London School of Economics. 'His doctoral thesis, which remains his most important work, exhibited immense knowledge of the changing law and conventions relating to British income tax and succeeded in charting the innumerable pitfalls which lay beneath the surface of published income-tax statistics, thereby laying sure foundations for their interpretation' (New Palgrave).
'As an economist, Stamp made a major contribution to the economics of taxation and to the understanding of tax returns as a statistical source.' In addition to his direct contributions to economics, Stamp also served in a series of prestigious public positions including Director of the Bank of England and President of the Royal Statistical Society as well as various notable advisory positions to the British government. 'It is not often that the academic and practical qualities he possessed in such high degree are to be found in one man' (New Palgrave).
'With the publishers' compliments' stamp to title page.
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