"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: Rare First British Edition of Capitalism Socialism and Democracy; Signed by Joseph A. Schumpter

  • Capitalism Socialism and Democracy.

Capitalism Socialism and Democracy.

Item Number: 30067

London: George Allen and Unwin, 1943.

First British edition of the economist’s ground-breaking work. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Joseph Schumpeter on the front free endpaper and dated in 1945. Light rubbing, near fine in dust jacket with a few small chips. This is the first example of this title we have handled signed.

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy is widely considered one of the greatest works on social theory written in the 20th century. Named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century and by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since World War II.