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VEBLEN, Thorstein.

Rare books by Veblen Thorstein, including first editions and signed first edition copies of Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.

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  1. The Theory of Business Enterprise.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Theory of Business Enterprise.

    New York : 1910

    Second edition. Inscribed by Veblen on the front free endpaper: "B. J. Olsson Nordfeldt. T. B. Veblen". Nordfeldt (1878-1955) was a Swedish-American artist who painted two portraits of Veblen, both now lost. Nordfeldt studied art in the U.S. and Europe. Between 1903 and 1907 he lived in Chicago, depicting Chicago landmarks and scenes, and it was most... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 113345

  2. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.

    New York : 1915

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author in ink on the front free endpaper, "Mr W. C. Curtis with the compliments of Mr. Veblen". Published shortly after the outbreak of the first World War, Veblen's fourth book aimed to account for why and how Germany had so successfully dominated the modern industrial market, basing... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 122230

  3. An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. An Inquiry into the Nature of Peace and the Terms of its Perpetuation.

    New York : 1917

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by Veblen on the front free endpaper, "To Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt, Thorstein Veblen." Nordfeldt (1878-1955) was a Swedish-American artist who painted two portraits of Veblen, both now lost. Nordfeldt studied art in the US and Europe. Between 1903 and 1907 he lived in Chicago, depicting... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 113384

  4. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.

    New York : 1923

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Isaac A. Hourwich and days of auld lang syne. Thorstein Veblen." Hourwich (1860-1924) was a Lithuanian scholar, activist and Debsian socialist who participated in various radical Socialist movements in Russia and Belarus before emigrating to the U.S. in 1890 to... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 113346

  5. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.

    New York : 1923

    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... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 88082

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