"The Foremost Academic Economist of the 20th Century"; The Collected Papers of Paul A. Samuelson Volume I; Inscribed by Him
The Collected Scientific Papers of Paul A. Samuelson. Volumes I.
Samuelson, Paul A. [Edited by Joseph E. Stiglitz; Robert C. Merton; Hiroaki Nagatni; Kate Crowley].$950.00
Item Number: 53008
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.
"It is a measure of Professor Samuelson's preeminence that the sheer scale of his work should be so much taken for granted," observes a reviewer in the "Economist" who goes on to note that "a cynic might add that it would have been better for Professor Samuelson to write less merely to give others a chance to write at all." In fact, Samuelson's output, his "extraordinary mastery of methods, both mathematical and linguistic" (review of Volume 4 of "The Collected Scientific Papers"), have not diminished. Volumes 1 through 4 encompass more than 280 articles. The first two contain virtually all of Samuelson's contributions to economic theory through mid-1964; Volume 3 contains all the scientific papers written from mid-1964 through 1970, and the last volume brings his work up to through 1976.