First Edition of "of this classic account of the human tendency to follow orders" Obedience To Authority; Inscribed by Stanley Milgram To His Mother
Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View.
Item Number: 62022
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. The dedication copy. Inscribed by Stanley Milgram to his Mother on the front free endpaper, “Dear Mom, This book would certainly not have been possible without you! With all my love to a wonderful mother, who is a wonderful grandmother too. Your son, Stanley 10 December 1973.” Milgram has drawn a picture of an angel below the inscription. Laid in is a note from Stanley Milgram’s brother attesting to this being in his mother’s collection. An exceptional association. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Between 1961 and 1964, Stanley Milgram carried out a series of experiments at Yale University in which human subjects were instructed to administer what they thought were progressively more painful electric shocks to another human being to determine to what extent people would obey orders even when they knew them to be painful and immoral. The experiments came under heavy criticism at the time but were ultimately vindicated by the scientific community. “Milgram’s experiments on obedience have made us more aware of the dangers of uncritically accepting authority,” wrote Peter Singer in the New York Times Book Review. Milgram's experiments on obedience to authority are considered among the most important psychological studies of the twentieth century. Basis for the motion picture The Experimenter, starring Peter Sarsgaard and Wynona Ryder.
Other Books by this Author
First Edition of "of this classic account of the human tendency to follow orders" Obedience To Authority; Inscribed by Stanley Milgram
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1974.
First edition of the author’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Stanley Milgram on the front free endpaper, “To Nat with warm regards, Stanley.” The recipient was a student at Yale University of Milgram’s. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"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.
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.
First Editions of the Collected Works of Nobel Prize-Winning Economists Collected Works; Each Volume Signed by Him
Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999-2002.
First editions of each of volume that comprise the collected works of Nobel Prize-winning economist James M. Buchanan’s papers. Each volume is signed and dated by James M. Buchanan. Octavo, original half cloth, 19 volumes. In fine condition, dust jackets were not issued for these volumes.
"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; Signed 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 Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.