Small 8vo, pp. xii, 593,  blank,  contents,  blank; bookplate to the front pastedown; leaves uniformly browned as usual; a good copy in the original blue illustrated paper boards, spine lightly sunned, remains of paper label to rear cover.
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First edition of an abridged version of the Trattato di Sociologia Generale (1916), Pareto’s principal contribution to sociology.
S. E. Finer, Vilfredo Pareto: sociological writings, p. 327.
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