Imperial Germany and the Industrial Revolution.New York, The Macmillan Company, 1915 Stock Code: 122230
NotesFirst 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 his arguments on business enterprise rather than "national genius". Joseph Dorfman, in his Introduction to the 2006 edition, argues that this is "the finest drama that Veblen ever wrote" (p. xii).
Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, single frames to boards in blind, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the dust jacket.
Previous owner's initials to dust jacket panels and spine in ink, some faint pencil annotations to the text. A bright copy, endpapers tanned and lightly foxed, complete with the rare dust jacket, spine faded, a little chipped with some loss to jacket spine ends and extremities, flaps pasted to inner boards, overall in very good condition.
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