"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes"; First Edition of Andrew Carnegie’s Classic Work The Gospel Of Wealth

  • The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays.

The Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays.


Item Number: 34047

New York: The Century Company, 1901.

First edition of Carnegie’s classic essay about the responsibilities of those of great means to use their wealth for the good of society. Octavo, original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear. First printings are uncommon.

The Gospel of Wealth describes the responsibility of philanthropy by the new upper class of self-made rich. Andrew Carnegie proposed that the best way of dealing with the new phenomenon of wealth inequality was for the wealthy to redistribute their surplus means in a responsible and thoughtful manner. More than a century later this classic work has inspired modern day philanthropy.

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