Draft of beginning of Introduction, 1933
Scope and Contents
Carbon typescript headed 'Book 1 // The Technique // Chapter 1 Introductory'. A draft of 'Economics of Imperfect Competition' corresponding to the beginning of the Introduction (pp. 1-6 of the 1933 edition), but showing earlier states of the text. Corrected throughout in ink by Joan Robinson, and substantially amended in the hand of J.M. Keynes (pencil). Joan Robinson incorporated many (but not all) of J.M. Keynes' suggested rephrasings into the published text. She tended, however, to ignore his suggested large-scale cuts. One word in the revised text (1933) may be due to Joan Robinson's misreading of J.M. Keynes' characteristic scrawl: where J.M. Keynes had suggested in the margin of fol. 7 the words, 'The reader may object that there is surely . . .', 'Economics of Imperfect Competition' (1933) reads 'clearly' (p. 5) for 'surely'. The misreading is not implausible.
Inscribed by Joan Robinson in ink on fol. 1, 'To P.S. // Keep this I have // another copy. // I would like the // article back at // your convenience'. (Later heavily deleted in ink by Joan Robinson.) 8 leaves, flimsy foolscap, apparently from the same stock as that of JVR/1/2/1-2. Archival foliation only.
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DateText: Before publication in 1933.
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- From the Fonds: Robinson, Joan Violet, 1903 - 1983 (née Maurice, economist) (Person)
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