First Edition of the Kenneth Arrows First Book Social Choice and Individual Values; Inscribed by Him to a Fellow Economist
Social Choice and Individual Values.
Arrow, Kenneth J.$5,000.00
Item Number: 3375
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1951.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s ground breaking work. Octavo, original blue cloth with titles and frontispiece in gilt. Inscribed by the author in a contemporary hand to fellow economist David W. Slater, “For Dave with best wishes Ken.” Slater has written his name and Dept. of Economics Stanford University. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some chipping to the top front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare, especially in the original dust jacket and inscribed by Arrow.
The Nobel Prize-winning economist's first book was his doctoral dissertation at Columbia. "Arrows impossibility theorem appeared to have such startling consequences for both political philosophy and welfare economics that literally hundreds of papers have been written to refute it. But Arrows theorem has withstood all technical criticisms and has never been decisively challenged on its own grounds" (Great Economists Since Keynes, 6). Named by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books since World War II.
Other Books by this Author
Amsterdam-London: North -Holland Publishing Company, 1971.
First edition of this collection of essays by Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Kenneth J. Arrow on the title page. Small name to the front free endpaper, in near fine condition. No jacket was issued for this title. Books signed by Arrow are uncommon.
The Collected Papers of Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Kenneth J. Arrow, Volumes 1-6; Each Signed by Him
Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1983-1985.
First editions of each volume in the Nobel Prize-winning economist’s collected papers. Octavo, original cloth, 6 volumes. Each volume is signed “Best wishes Kenneth J. Arrow” on the front free endpaper. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Rare and desirable signed by Arrow.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971.
First edition, later printing of the economist’s classic work. Octavo, original illustrated boards, no dust jacket was issued. Signed by Gary Becker on the title page. Rare and desirable signed.
"Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it": First Edition of Two Lucky People; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed, “For Kristin, more power to you, Milton Friedman.” Also signed by Rose Friedman below his signature. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Philip Carret has "the best long term investment record of anyone I know" Warren Buffett: Rare First Edition of Art of Speculation; Signed by Philip Carret
New York: Barron's, 1927.
First edition of the Wall Street legend’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Carret on the title page. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with a few small chips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First Edition of Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny; Inscribed by Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Amartya Sen
London: Allen Lane, 2006.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the Amartya Sen on the title page.