"This civilization is rapidly passing away, however. Let us rejoice or else lament the fact as much as everyone of us likes; but do not let us shut our eyes to it" First Edition of Schumpeter's Capitalism Socialism and Democracy; In the rare dust jacket
Capitalism Socialism and Democracy.
Schumpeter, Joseph A.$15,000.00
Item Number: 68028
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1942.
First edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in an excellent dust jacket with a few small chips to the crown and foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare in the original dust jacket.
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy is widely considered one of the greatest works on social theory written in the 20th century. It is the third most cited book in the social sciences published before 1950, behind Marx's Capital and The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
Other Books by this Author
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. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume one, “To Seymour Harris with kind regards Joseph Schumpeter.” Some light rubbing to the bottom of the cloth, a near fine set of this landmark work. 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. Books signed by Schumpeter are extremely rare and virtually unobtainable. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
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.
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.
“THINGS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL MOVE BY THEIR OWN MOMENTUM”: First edition of Joseph Schumpeter's Economic Doctrine And Method
New York: Oxford University Press, 1954.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. An excellent copy in a bright near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
New York: Augustus M. Kelley, Inc, 1951.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Economist Robert K. Arnold’s copy with his signature to the front free endpaper. Translated by Heinz Norden. Edited with an introduction by Paul M Sweezy. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1947.
Second edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing to the extremities.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"If history could teach us anything, it would be that private property is inextricably linked with civilization": First German Edition of Von Mises Classic Treatise on Money, Theorie des geldes und der Umlaufsmittel
Munich & Leipzig: Dunker & Humblot, 1912.
First German edition. Translated into English as The Theory of Money and Credit. Octavo, original wrappers. Spine has some chipping and traces of tape, a small paper library label to the front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare.
First Edition of Milton Friedmans First Book Income From Independent Professional Practice; Signed by Him
New York: National Bureau of Economic Research, 1945.
First edition of Milton Friedman’s first book, co-authored with fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist, Simon Kuznets. Octavo, original blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine. Signed by Milton Friedman on the title page. In near fine condition. Income From Independent Professional Practice served as his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Exceptionally rare, especially signed.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Inscribed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the authors, “For Gordon St. Angelo, a fellow fighter in the good cause Milton Friedman.” Additionally signed and dated in the year of publication by Rose Friedman. The recipient Gordon St. Angelo helped create a foundation with Milton and Rose Friedman to promote and help establish educational choice in America. He served as President & CEO of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation for School Choice until 2009. Near fine a fine dust jacket. An exceptional association copy.