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VEBLEN, Thorstein.

Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.

New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1923 Stock Code: 88082
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First edition of Veblen's most caustic work, a discussion of the need for advertising and salesmanship in modern business, with a sly dig at Christianity, where he describes Propaganda of the Faith as"quite the largest, oldest, most magnificent, most unabashed, and most lucrative enterprise in sales-publicity in all Christendom" (p. 319). This copy is inscribed to Mildred V. Bennett, who from 1920 looked after Veblen in New York and on Washington Island. Books signed by Veblen are very rare.

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Description

Octavo (187 x 121 mm). Original green ribbed cloth, blind-stamped roll border to covers, spine lettered gilt

Condition

Presentation inscription signed by Veblen to Mildred V. Bennett, with her embossed ownership stamp to the front free endpaper. Very slight wear to the spine ends. Small ink blot to one leaf. A very fine copy with a rare inscription.

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