“Wisdom... is often an abstraction associated not with fact or reality but with the man who asserts it and the manner of its assertion”: First Edition of THe Great Crash; Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith

  • The Great Crash 1929.

The Great Crash 1929.

$6,000.00

Item Number: 2759

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955.

First edition, first printing with the date of 1955 on the title page. Octavo, original red cloth. Signed by John Kenneth Galbraith on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. From the library of economist Peter L. Bernstein. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

An instant bestseller and classic since its release it has become the unparalleled point of reference for readers looking to understand American financial history. "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." (The Atlantic Monthly).

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