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A Brief Introduction to the Infinitesimal - FISHER, Irving - 1897. 
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1897 - Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription to half-title. Spine gently rolled, extremities a little rubbed, occasional very minor spotting, a few pencil annotations. An excellent copy. First edition of this slim volume containing the "substance of lectures by which I have been accustomed to introduce the more advanced of my students to a course in modern economic theory" (preface), though this publication was designed for personal study rather than the lecture theatre. "Fisher was the consummate pedagogical expositor, always clear as crystal. He hardly ever wrote for fellow experts. His mission was to educate and persuade the world. He took the trouble to lead the uninitiated through difficult material in easy stages. Whenever he was teaching or tutoring students, he wrote handbooks or texts for their benefit - in mathematics and science when he was still a student himself, in the principles of economics when he was the professor responsible for the introductory course. Fisher's economics text was published in 1910 and 1911. Its graceful exposition of sophisticated theoretical material will impress a modern connoisseur" (Tobin in The New Palgrave 2, p. 370). [Attributes: First Edition]
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