“thinking is always thinking of a potential action": First Edition of Human Action: A Treatise On Economics; Inscribed by Ludwig Von Mises

  • Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

Human Action: A Treatise on Economics.

Item Number: 7255

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1949.

First edition of the economist’s magnum opus. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. James L. Beebe with kindest regards L. Mises.” Fine in the rare original dust jacket with a small chip to the crown spine and wear to the extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.

Human Action is the single most important work by Von Mises and one of the most influential economic works of the twentieth century. "It should become the leading text of everyone who believes in freedom, in individualism, and in the ability of a free-market economy not only to outdistance any government-planned system in the production of goods and services for the masses, but to promote and safeguard . . . those intellectual, cultural, and moral values upon which all civilization ultimately rests" (Henry Hazlitt).