“In any society freedom of thought will probably be of direct significance only for a small minority": First Edition of F.A. Hayek's Der Weg zur Knechtschaft
Der Weg zur Knechtschaft [The Road To Serfdom].
Hayek, Friedrich August von [F.A.].$350.00
Item Number: 106768
Eerlenbach-Zurich: Eugen Rentsch Verlag, 1945.
First German edition of one of the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism ever published. Octavo, bound in contemporary cloth. In near fine condition.
"Hayek has written one of the most important books of our generation. It restates for our time the issue between liberty and authority with the power and rigor of reasoning that John Stuart Mill stated in his great essay, On Liberty" (Hazlitt, 82). [I]n my opinion it is a grand book. . . . Morally and philosophically I find myself in agreement with virtually the whole of it: and not only in agreement with it, but in deeply moved agreement" (John Maynard Keynes). The Road To Serfdom placed fourth on the list of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century by National Review magazine and was named by Modern Library as one of the 100 best non-fiction books of the twentieth century. Contemporary name to the front free endpaper and title page, near fine in the rare original dust jacket with a contemporary name to the front panel.