Rare First Edition of Henry Hazlitts Classic Economics In One Lesson; Inscribed by Him to Fellow Journalist Benjamin Stolberg
Economics In One Lesson.
Item Number: 41012
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1946.
First edition of the author’s seminal work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to fellow journalist and close friend on the front free endpaper, “To Ben Stolberg with warm regards Harry Hazlitt.” Stolberg worked as editor of The Bookman, as well as a columnist for leading newspapers, such as the New York Times and the New York Herald Tribune. Both he and Hazlitt were contributors to The New York Times. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association copy of a book that is exceptionally rare signed and inscribed.
Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the "Austrian School," Henry Hazlitt was a philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Economics in One Lesson was praised upon publication, and has since sold over one million copies. "It is a brilliant performance. It says precisely the things which need most saying and says them with a rare courage and integrity" (F.A. Hayek). "A brilliant and pithy work first published in 1946, at a time of rampant statism at home and abroad, it taught millions the bad consequences of putting government in charge of economic life. College students across America and the world still use it and learn from it. It may be the most popular economics text ever written" (The Von Mises Institute).