1946: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc 1946.
First edition of this classic work by Schumpeter. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 130196
The Theory of Economic Development: An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 1936.
First edition of what many scholars believe to be Schumpeter’s masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Nobel Prize-winning economist and student of Joseph Schumpeter, Robert Solow on the front free endpaper, with the inscription which reads, “I sat in Schumpeter’s lectures just about 70 years ago. The best of what I remember is in the middle chapters of this book. Robert Solow 5/10/06.” Solow in reviewing Schumpeter’s work said, “In my view–and that of most contemporary economists, I believe–Schumpeter’s most original and most lastingly significant book was Theory of Economic Development, which appeared in 1911 (and was translated into English in 1934). It was at the University of Czernowitz, … that he worked out his conception of the entrepreneur, the maker of “new combinations,” as the driving force and characteristic figure of the fits-and-starts evolution of the capitalist economy. He was explicit that, while technological innovation was in the long run the most important function of the entrepreneur, organizational innovation in governance, finance, and management was comparable in significance.” In near fine condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions are rare.
Price: $7,800.00 Item Number: 63014
First Edition of The New Economics: Keynes' Influence on Theory and Public Policy; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Paul Samuelson
SAMUELSON, PAUL A.]; EDITED BY SEYMOUR HARRIS; ESSAYS BY J.M. KEYNES GOTTFRIED HABERLER WASSILY LEONTIEF ABBA LERNER JOAN ROBINSON JOSEPH A. SCHUMPETER JAN TINBERGEN JAMES TOBIN ETC. .
New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1947.
First edition of this collection of essay regarding the influence of John Maynard Keynes. Octavo, original blue cloth. Signed by Nobel Prize winning-economist Paul Samuelson, who contributed an essay to this volume. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Other contributors include John Maynard Keynes, Wassily Leontief, Lloyd Metzler, Gottfried Haberler, Wassily Leontief, Abba Lerner, Joan Robinson, Joseph A. Schumpeter and Jan Tinbergen among others.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 15058
Rare First Edition of Economists Joseph Schumpeters Classic Work Business Cycles; Inscribed by Him to Fellow Economist Seymour Harris
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc 1939.
First edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume one, “To Seymour Harris with kind regards Joseph Schumpeter.” The recipient, Harvard economics professor Seymour Harris, was an editor of the book, Schumpeter as Social Scientist and editor of The New Economics; which Schumpeter was a contributor. In near fine condition with light shelfwear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Schumpeter are rare.
Price: $32,500.00 Item Number: 4496
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. 1939.
First edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, 2 volumes. Original cloth. Some light rubbing to the cloth, a very good set of this landmark work. From the library of economist Moses Abramovitz, with his signature to volume one. Abramovtitz was known for his Catch-Up Growth Hypothesis, which attempted to explain what caused Western Europe’s Golden Era of economic growth from 1948 until 1972 and also for his work on business cycles. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable with noted provenance.
Price: $5,800.00 Item Number: 3909