“Though freedom is not a state of nature but an artifact of civilization, it did not arise from design: FIRST EDITION OF THE ECONOMISTS CLASSIC WORK, THE CONSTITUTION OF LIBERTY; SIGNED BY F.A. HAYEK
The Constitution of Liberty.
Hayek, Friedrich August von [F.A.].$18,500.00
Item Number: 3502
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1960.
First edition Hayek’s classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by F.A. Hayek on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
The Constitution of Liberty is Hayeks classic statement on the ideals of freedom and liberty, ideals that he believes have guidedand must continue to guidethe growth of Western civilization. "One of the great political works of our time, . . . the twentieth-century successor to John Stuart Mill's essay, 'On Liberty" (Henry Hazlitt). Named by Modern Library as one of top 100 books of non- fiction of the twentieth century. Also named by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the most hundred influential books since World War II.
Other Books by this Author
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.
The 40th Anniversary of the economist’s classic work. Signed by F.A. Hayek. One of 200 signed numbered copies. Octavo, full morocco. Gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels with double-line gilt ruled borders, all edges gilt. In fine condition without wear.
"I do not think it is an exaggeration to say history is largely a history of inflation, usually inflations engineered by governments for the gain of governments": First Edition of Essays on Hayek; Signed by Legendary Economists F.A. Hayek and Milton Friedman
New York: New York University Press, 1976.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket with a light wear to the extremities. Signed by Milton Friedman on the front free endpaper and F.A. Hayek on the title page. We have never encountered these two Nobel Prize-winning economists signature in the same volume. Edited by Fritz Machlup. Essays by William F. Buckley, Jr., Gottfried Dietze, Ronald Max Hartwell, Shirley Robin Letwin, Fritz Machlup, George C. Roche III and Arthur Shenfield. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
First Edition of Hayek's New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas; Signed by Him
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1978.
First edition of this collection of writings by the Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by F.A. Hayek on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
“In any society freedom of thought will probably be of direct significance only for a small minority": First Australian Edition of F.A. Hayek's Classic The Road To Serfdom
Sydney: Dymock's Book Arcade, 1944.
First Australian edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism published. Octavo, original cloth. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket that has some tape reinforcement to the verso.
“DEMOCRACY IS ESSENTIALLY A MEANS, A UTILITARIAN DEVICE FOR SAFEGUARDING INTERNAL PEACE AND INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM”: THE ROAD TO SERFDOM; SIGNED BY F.A. HAYEK
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1944.
First edition, third printing published one month after the first edition. Octavo, original cloth. Preface by John Chamberlain. Boldly signed and dated by the author on the front front free endpaper, “F.A. Hayek May 22, 1975.” Near fine in a excellent dust jacket with light rubbing to the spine. The Road to Serfdom is one of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published.
Glencoe, Illinois.: The Free Press, 1952.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by F.A. Hayek on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"Who I hope will accept this as the successful accomplishment of the mission for which then years ago persuaded me to come to this country and which has occupied me ever since...": First Edition of F.A. Hayeks Classic Treatise The Constitution of Liberty; With a full page inscription
Chicago: The University of Chicago, 1960.
First edition of the economist’s influential work. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Mr. W.H. Luhnow who I hope will accept this as the successful accomplishment of the mission for which then years ago persuaded me to come to this country and which has occupied me ever since- even though it was only more recently that I came to see how I could adequately present the case. With the compliments of the author F.A. Hayek Christmas 1959.” The recipient, William H. Luhnow was the head of the William Volker Trust, which brought Hayek to America. He was most well known for his management of the influential William Volker Fund during the period between 1947 and 1964 in the United States. Luhnow directed the Fund to support libertarian and conservative intellectuals and academics. Luhnow began reading F.A. Hayek’s influential book The Road to Serfdom and developed into a classical liberal. As his familiarity with and commitment to liberal economic ideas grew, Luhnow began using more and more of his influence over his uncle’s charitable fund to give sizable contributions to libertarian and conservative causes.”Between April 1 and 10, 1947, a group of liberals met in the Hotel du Parc on Mont Pelerin, sur Vevey, in Switzerland, to discuss liberalism and its decline,the possibility of a liberal revival, and the desirability of forming an association of people who shared ‘certain common convictions’ about the nature of a free society. The conference was the idea of F.A. Hayek who organized it, with funds provided by Dr. Albert Hunold, who raised money from Swiss sources to cover the costs of the accommodation and European travel, and by Mr. W.H. Luhnow of the William Volker Charities Trust in Kansas City, U.S.A., who financed the travel of the American participants. In the final sessions of the conference, after discussion about the naming of a permanent body, and the preparation of a ‘statement of aims’ and ‘a memorandum of association’, the participants formally decided to found The Mont Pelerin Society. Later that year, on November 6, 1947, the Society was registered as an American corporation of 65 members under the presidency of Hayek” (R. Max Hartwell, The Re-emergence of Liberalism). Luhnow paid F. A. Hayek’s salary at the University of Chicago; he funded lectures that Milton and Rose Friedman turned into Capitalism and Freedom and he approved the grant that enabled Murray Rothbard to write Man, Economy and State. As early as 1946, Luhnow earmarked Volker Fund money to support Leonard Read and agreed to fund the establishment the Foundation for Economic Education, which became the first major post-war libertarian think-tank. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. The longest inscription from Hayek we have seen and an exceptional association copy, linking Hayek with the person responsible for bringing his work to the United States.
FIRST EDITION OF THE SENSORY ORDER; INSCRIBED BY F.A. HAYEK TO FRIEND AND FELLOW UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PROFESSOR DAVID GRENE
Chicago: University of Chicago, 1952.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To David Grene with all the best wishes from F.A.H Nov. 52.” The recipient was David Grene, a professor of classics at the University of Chicago from and co-founder of the Committee on Social Thought. In 1950, Hayek left the London School of Economics for the University of Chicago, where he became a professor in the Committee on Social Thought. Near fine in the rare dust jacket with some wear to the spine and extremities. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association.
"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.
First Edition of American Power And The New Mandarins: Historical and Political Essays; Signed by Noam Chomsky
New York: Pantheon Books, 1969.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Noam Chomsky on the title page. Bookplate to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear.