First edition, first printing. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. A very good copy, the binding square and firm with a little bumping to the corners and some very light fading to the spine. The contents are clean throughout and free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Lacking the dustwrapper. A nice example.
The first edition of Sraffa's attempt to perfect classical economics' theory of value, as originally developed by Ricardo and others, and the founding work of the Neo-Ricardian school. "Production of Commodities is a peculiarly sparse book. The argument has been pared to the absolute minimum to sustain the propositions which Sraffa wishes to advance. Yet, the precision and logical elegance of the argument are 'the work of an artist working in the medium of economic theory' (P. Newman)" (John Eatwell in The New Palgrave).
Stock code: 17515