First Edition of Paul A. Samuelson's Foundations of Economic Analysis; Signed by Him and in the rare original dust jacket
Foundations of Economic Analysis.
Samuelson, Paul A.$16,000.00
Item Number: 19046
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s magnum opus and one of the most influential economic texts of the twentieth century. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author “Paul A. Samuelson MIT” on the title page. Light rubbing, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with light toning to the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. The nicest example we have seen of this title.
"Fifty years after it was written, "Foundations of Economic Analysis" (together with Hicks Value and Capital) is still one of the most inspiring classics of general equilibrium economics" (Niehans, History of Economic Theory). Paul Samuelson is one of the developers of both neo-Keynesian and neoclassical economics, the latter of which still dominates mainstream economics. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for having written considerable parts of economic theory, and he is one of the ten Nobel Prize winning economists still signing the Economist's statement opposing the Bush tax cuts. One of Samuelson's many novel contributions was that he generalized and applied mathematical methods developed for the study of thermodynamics to the field of economics. His inspiration for doing so came, in part, from his mentor, polymath Edwin Bisdwell Wilson who was a former Yale student of the founder of chemical thermodynamics, Willard Gibbs. Samuelson, therefore, is a successful example of interdisciplinarity, and he combined these ideas in his magnum opus Foundations of Economic Analysis (1947).
Other Books by this Author
"The Foremost Academic Economist of the 20th Century"; Signed First Editions of The Collected Papers of Paul A. Samuelson.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1966-2011.
First editions of each volume of the collected papers of Nobel Prize-winning economists papers. Octavo, 7 volumes, original cloth. Volumes 1-5 are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. Volumes 1-5 are signed by Paul A. Samuelson; volumes I & II are signed by fellow Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, who served as editor of these volumes. Volumes 6 and 7 are fine in a fine jackets, and were published posthumously. A very attractive set, scarce signed.
Glen Ridge, New Jersey: Thomas Horton and Company, 1973.
First edition of this collection of writings by the Nobel Prize-winning economist. Octavo, original blue cloth. In very good condition. Signed and dated by Paul Samuelson on the title page.
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc, 1948.
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT.” Some light dampstaining to a few pages, very good in a fine dust jacket. With a new foreword by the author.
Chicago: Cowles Commission For Research in Economics at The University of Chicago, 1952.
Rare econometric paper by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul A. Samuelson. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Small contemporary name to the front panel. In near fine condition. A nice example.
Signed by Fifteen Nobel Prize-Winning Economists, Including Paul A. Samuelson; Milton Friedman; F.A. Hayek; Kenneth Arrow and Herbert A. Simon
Samuelson, Paul A.; Milton Friedman; Jan Tinbergen; Simon Kuznets; John Hicks; Kenneth Arrow; Wassily Leontief; Gunnar Myrdal; Friedrich A. Hayek; Leonid Kantorovich; Tjalling Koopmans; James Meade; Herbert A. Simon and Lawrence Klein.
First Day Cover for honoring 100th Anniversay of National Academy of Sciences, postmarked Oct. 14, 1963. Signed by 14 winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics. They include: Paul A. Samuelson (1970); Milton Friedman (1976); Jan Tinbergen (1969); Simon Kuznets (1971); John Hicks (1972); Kenneth Arrow (1972); Wassily Leontief (1973); Gunnar Myrdal (1974); Friedrich Hayek (1974); Arthur Lewis (1979); Leonid Kantorovich (1975); Tjalling Koopmans (1975); James Meade (1977); Herbert A. Simon (1978); and Lawrence Klein (1980). Double matted and framed. A unique piece, most rare and desirable signed by 15 Nobel Prize-winning economists.
First edition of Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Inscribed by Paul A. Samuelson to Fellow Economist Gottfried Haberler
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.
First edition of this landmark work in modern economics. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to fellow Harvard economist, Gottfried Haberler in a contemporary hand, “To Gottfried with best regards from Paul.” Samuelson was in Haberler’s first Harvard class in 1936. Haberler was an Austrian-American economist who worked in particular on international trade. One of his major contributions was reformulating the Ricardian idea of comparative advantage in a neoclassical framework, replacing the outdated labor theory of value with the modern opportunity cost concept. With Haberler’s Harvard University’ stamp and American Institute stamp above Samuelson’s inscription. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A significant association copy linking these two great economists of the twentieth century and inscribed in a first printing, most likely at the time of publication, as this title went through multiple printings in the first year.
Santa Monica, California: The Rand Corporation, 1949.
Rare original research memorandum written by Paul A. Samuelson providing a simple introduction to the dynamic problems of maximizing as investigated by von Neumann and Dantzig. Octavo, 23 pages typescript on original Project Rand Research Memorandum letterhead. Assigned to Lt. R. S. Weinberg, USAF. In near fine condition.
First Edition of Inside the Economist's Mind; Signed by Economists Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell
Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original illustrated boards. Signed on the title page by Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Paul Volcker, Christopher Sims, Thomas Sargent and John Campbell. These economists were interviewed for this volume. In near fine condition, without a dust jacket as issued. Rare and desirable.
Paul Samuelson and Modern Economic Theory; Inscribed by the Nobel Prize-winning Economist Paul Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 193.
Early printing of this collection of essays by ten leading economists survey Paul Samuelson’s extensive achievements to modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Edited by E. Cary Brown and Robert M. Solow. Presentation copy, inscribed by Samuelson on the title page, "For Rick Bigger, Paul A. Samuelson Princeton, ’85.” Fine in a very good dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Essays by Paul A. Samuelson, Kenneth J. Arrow, F.H. Hahn. Hendrik S. Houthakker, Ronald W. Jones, Robert C. Merton, Richard A. Musgrave, Don Patinkin, Robert M. Solow, James Tobin and C.C. von Weizsacker.
“NO OTHER BOOK HAS CONTRIBUTED SO MUCH TO THE EMERGENCE OF A UNIVERSAL BODY OF ECONOMIC KNOWLEDGE”: PAUL SAMUELSON’S ECONOMICS, FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY HIM
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.
First edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT.” In very good condition, lacking the rare dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s magnum opus and one of the most influential economic texts of the twentieth century. Octavo, original burgundy cloth with titles in gilt. Signed “Paul A. Samuelson MIT” on the title page. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, uncommon signed.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s magnum opus and one of the most influential economic texts of the twentieth century. Octavo, original burgundy cloth with titles in gilt. Signed “Paul A. Samuelson MIT” on the title page. An excellent example with light wear to the cloth, some toning to the spine, near fine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First Edition of Linear Programming and Economic Analysis; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Paul A. Samuelson and Robert M. Solow
New York: McGraw-Hill Company, Inc., 1958.
First edition of this classic text. Octavo, original gray cloth. Signed by both Paul A. Samuelson and Robert M. Solow on the title page. In near fine condition.
First Edition of Linear Programming and Economic Analysis; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Paul A. Samuelson to Fellow Economist Francis M. Bator
New York: McGraw-Hill Company, Inc, 1958.
First edition of this classic text. Octavo, original gray cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed Paul Samuelson to colleague and close friend Francis Bator on the front free endpaper, “With thanks of Paul S.” With Francis M. Bator signature and note Gift of PAS, Jan. 17, 1958. Also laid in is a note, “With the Compliments of Paul A. Samuelson.” The recipient, Francis M. Bator was Deputy National Security Advisor of the United States from 1965 to 1967. He was also a Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Bator was Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy in Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government where he was founding chairman of the School’s Public Policy Program, and director of studies in its Institute of Politics. Before coming to Harvard in 1967 he served as deputy national security advisor to President Lyndon Johnson covering U.S.-European relations and foreign economic policy. On the occasion of his departure from the White House, The Economist of London headed an article about his service “Europe’s Assistant.” Bator’s 1958 article “The Anatomy of Market Failure,” was recently described as “the standard reference” to the “approach [that] now forms the basis of …textbook expositions in the economics of the public sector.” His 1960 book, The Question of Government Spending, was described in the Economic Journal “as a model of the sort of contribution which the economist can make to informed public discussion” and in the New York Times as one of seven books that influenced President Kennedy’s approach to the presidency. In near fine condition. A nice association.
First Edition of The New Economics: Keynes' Influence on Theory and Public Policy; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Paul Samuelson and James Tobin
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. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing to the extremities. Signed by economists Paul Samuelson and James Tobin, who contributed essays to this volume. 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. A very nice volume dedicated to the work and influence of Lord Keynes.
"The Foremost Academic Economist of the 20th Century"; The Collected Papers of Paul A. Samuelson Volume I; Inscribed by Him
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1966.
First edition, early printing of Volume I of the Nobel Prize-winning economists papers. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For Doug Burrows, Paul A. Samuelson, Endicott House, June 21, 1972.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
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.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
First Edition of Golden Rules of Economic Growth; Signed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Edmund Phelps
New York: W.W. Norton & Norton Company, Inc., 1966.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s first book, a collection of twelve essays in mathematical economics. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Edmund Phelps on the title page. Slip for review laid in. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.