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W. Stanley Jevons

Selected Works in Variorum Editions, 1st Edition

Edited by Inoue Takutoshi

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This is the first variorum edition of the works of William Stanley Jevons (1835-1882), covering The Coal Question and The Theory of Political Economy, two of the most important books in economics and the social history of Victorian Britain.

Both books were revised by Jevons during his life time and this variorum edition includes meticulously studied textual comparisons, not only between the different editions revised by Jevons himself, but also with the ones posthumously published, such as the 2nd and 3rd editions of The Coal Question, the 2nd to 5th editions The Theory of Political Economy and the edition edited by R. D. Collison Black.The comparisons cover the statistical data and various charts as well as the texts, all of which reveal the flow of ideas of Jevons according to the social changes.

Including a new introduction by the editor, a complete bibliography and name index this collection will be an indispensable research resource for students and scholars of the history of economic thought and of nineteenth-century England.

Table of Contents

Volume I: The Coal Question, An Inquiry Concerning the Progress of the Nation,and the Probable Exhaustion of Our Coal-mines.

Variorum edition based on the first edition in 1865 with editorial notes and appendixes., approx. 405 pp.

W. Stanley Jevons (1835-1882): From a Man of Science to an Economist, by Takutoshi Inoue

Headnote of The Coal Question, by Takutoshi Inoue

Textual Note of The Coal Question, by Takutoshi Inoue

Abbreviations

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapters I – XVII (Texts based on the first edition 1865 and end notes by Takutoshi Inoue)

Appendix I: Preface to the second edition

Appendix II: Index

Appendix III: Preface to the third edition

Appendix IV: Explanation of Plates

Appendix V: Name Index

 

Volume II: The Theory of Political Economy

Variorum edition based on the first edition in 1871 with editorial notes and appendices., approx. 380 pp.

Headnote of The Theory of Political Economy, by Takutoshi Inoue

Textual Note on The Theory of Political Economy, by Takutoshi Inoue

Preface and Introduction

Chapters I –VIII (Texts based on the first edition 1871 and end notes by Takutoshi Inoue)

Appendix I: Preface to the second edition

Appendix II: Logical Method of Economics

Appendix III: Disutility and Discommodity

Appendix IV: Theory of Dimensions of Economic Quantities

Appendix V: Popular Use of the Term Value

Appendix VI: Dimension of Value

Appendix VII: Analogy to the Theory of Lever

Appendix VIII: Negative and Zero Value

Appendix IX: Variation of the Price of Corn

Appendix X: Dimension of Labour

Appendix XI: Relations of Economic Quantities

Appendix XII: Joint Production

Appendix XIII: Dimension of Capital, Credit, and Debit

Appendix XIV: Dimension of Interest

Appendix XV: Peacock on the Dimension of Interest

Appendix XVI: List of Mathematico-Economic Writings

Appendix XVII: List of the Author’s Economic Writings

Appendix XVIII: ‘Notice of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy,’ Report of British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1862 (1863), Notices and Abstracts of Miscellaneous Communications to the Section (Statistical Science), pp. 158-59.

Appendix XIX: ‘Brief Account of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy,’ Journal of the Statistical Society of London, vol. xxix (1866), pp. 282-87 (reprinted in the Theory of Political Economy, ed. by H. S. Jevons, 4th edition, 1911, Appendix III, pp. 303-14)

Appendix XX: ‘Note by the Editor on the Author’s Theory of Interest (Theory of Political Economy, ed. by H. S. Jevons, 4th edition, 1911, Appendix I, pp. 279-293)

Appendix XXI: A Fragment on Capital, Interested to form part of Chapter XXV, Author’s Principles of Economics (Theory of Political Economy, ed. by H. S. Jevons, 4th edition, 1911, Appendix II, pp. 294-302)

Appendix XXII: Preface to the third edition by Harriet A. Jevons (1888, pp. li-lii.)

Appendix XXIII: Preface to the fourth edition by H. Stanley Jevons (1911, pp. lv-lix.)

Appendix XXIV: Preface to the fifth edition by H. Stanley Jevons (1957, pp. i-iii.)

Appendix XXV: Introduction and Notes to the Penguin Books’s Edition by R. D. Collison Black (1970, pp. 7-39, 262-71.)

Appendix XXVI: Bibliographical List of W. S.Jevons’s Writings, etc., by Takutoshi Inoue and Micheal V. White. With a list of the reviews and translations of his writings and obituaries of him, by Takutoshi Inoue

About the Editor

Takutoshi Inoue, is the former President of Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS023000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
HIS021000
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
SOC043000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Asian American Studies