First Edition of Andrew Carnegie's The Empire of Business
The Empire of Business.
Item Number: 42664
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1902.
First edition of this classic collection of essays. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Carnegie. In good condition. First editions are scarce.
The Empire of Business shares Carnegie's outlook on the economic situation in America at the turn of the 20th century; Carnegie discusses the rewards of hard work, integrity, frugality and other prudent qualities such as the "bugaboo of trusts" that he believes every person should possess if they wish to achieve success in their lifetime. Topics include the state of the oil and steel industries within the United States and the best uses of tariffs. The essays that form the book have been gathered from a number of well received publications from the era, these include the New York Evening Post, the New York Journal and Macmillan's Magazine. The Empire of Business provides the reader with an insight into one of history’s most notable entrepreneurs. Andrew Carnegie is also often described as the most prominent philanthropist in history.