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VERNE, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas;
Boston : 1873First American edition, a particularly nice copy in the original cloth of one of the classics of science fiction, originally serialized in France between 1869 and 1870.
It was first published in English by Sampson Low in late 1872 and issued in America shortly after by James Osgood, bound from the same sheets and with a cancel title page. This... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 142445
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class.
New York : 1899First edition of the Norwegian-American professor's first published book, his most successful work. Veblen's thesis was a serious economic analysis of contemporary America, but after William Dean Howells gave the book a rave review as a social satire, it became a best-seller. "Into it he poured all the acidulous ideas and fantastic terminology that... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 129325
VEBLEN, Thorstein. Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.
New York : 1915First 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
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Higher Learning in America:
New York : 1918First edition, first printing. In his analysis of the structure of American university communities, Veblen (1857-1929) argues that the ideal university, where one seeks knowledge for its own sake, does not exist in the United States and that "the reason for this is that business ethics and practices had been incorporated into the management of American... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 113351
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the Common Man.
London : 1924First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1919, following publication as articles in 1918-1919. Veblen's book continues his witty critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. In these articles, he argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129275
(VERMONT ASYLUM.) Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.
Vermont : c.1850Founded in 1834 as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, later renamed the Brattleboro Retreat, and still in operation today as Retreat Healthcare, the asylum was one of the first such institutions established in the United States. The initial funds for its foundation came from a bequest left by Anna Hunt Marsh, the wife of a wealthy local doctor, who... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 111218