First Edition of the Kenneth Arrows First Book Social Choice and Individual Values; Inscribed by Him
Social Choice and Individual Values.
Arrow, Kenneth J.$3,800.00
Item Number: 78935
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 and dated by Kenneth Arrow on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and wear. 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
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.
First Edition of the Kenneth Arrows First Book Social Choice and Individual Values; Inscribed by Him to a Fellow Economist
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. Presentation copy, 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.
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.
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. 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.
"Good questions outrank easy answers": Economics: An Introductory Analysis; Signed by Paul A. Samuelson
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948.
First edition reprint of the original 1948 first edition of this influential text by the father of modern economics. Octavo, original boards. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page, “Paul A. Samuelson MIT, 2007.” Its fundamental impact on the opinions and approaches of today’s most influential economists is extraordinary. Upon publication this text immediately became the authority for the principles of economics courses. The book continues to be the standard-bearer for principles courses, and continues to be a clear, accurate, and interesting introduction to modern economics principles. The New York Times considered Samuelson to be the “foremost academic economist of the 20th century”.