VEBLEN, Thorstein.

The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914 Stock Code: 147734
£225.00
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First edition, first printing. "As in other work by Veblen, an extensive anthropological-historical background provides the underpinning for his argument. The theme was not a new one for him, but he developed it more fully than in earlier works. Humans, he declared, have a basic instinct to create things of usefulness to themselves and others. That instinct can become perverted by the social institution of private ownership, which leads to the predominance of the 'pecuniary' over the 'industrial' elements in society. Further development of this theme or variations of it appear in his later books" (ANB).

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Description

Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt.

Condition

Offsetting and residue of an old clipping pasted to front free endpaper. Light peripheral rubbing, a couple of minor creases to spine, contents clean; a near-fine copy with the gilt lettering particularly bright.

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