131. J. M. Keynes to Harrod , 27 January 1927 [a]

[Answered by 134 ]

27 January 1927

My dear Harrod,

You are of course acquainted with the Cambridge Economic Handbooks. We are thinking of making arrangements for two or three additional volumes to those already published. Do you feel inclined to try your hand at one. Henderson has suggested that possibly a volume under some such title as "International Economics" might suit your bent. It could include something about international trade, but also international economic agreements and international loans. If you are at all attracted by the idea, perhaps we might have a talk about it some time, and if there is some other topic, not already covered, which you like better, I hope you will suggest it. [1]

The standard length of the volumes is from 50,000 to 55,000 words. The remuneration is by royalty on a rather complicated basis, which works out that the author receives not less than 10% of the published price, rising to 12 % or 15% in the case of the circulation reaching given figures within given times. I will let you have the exact particulars if you are inclined to think seriously of coming into the series.

Yours ever,

J. M. K.

Roy Harrod, Esq., Christ Church, Oxford. [b]

  1. 1. Harrod eventually wrote International Economics for the CEH series ( 1933:10 ); however, birth was much more complicated than expected: see note 1 to letter 135 .
    1. a. TLCcI, one page, in JMK CEB/1/7; photocopy of the Cc in HP II-200. Reproduced by kind permission of the Provost and Scholars, King's College, Cambridge.

      b. Ts: «Christchurch, OXFORD».


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