The Theory of Business Enterprise.New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910 Stock Code: 113345
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 likely during this period that he also painted Veblen's likeness (Tilman, Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, C. Wright Mills and the Generic Ends of Life, p.142) The second book by the author of The Theory of the Leisure Class, this volume discusses the evolution of large business trusts and the economic impact of technological change and is "as near as he ever came to writing a conventional academic book" (Blaug).
Octavo (200 x 135 mm). Original red ribbed cloth, blind rule border to covers, spine lettered gilt, single frame to front board in blind, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.
Extremities slightly rubbed and bumped, a few small scuff marks to boards. An excellent copy.
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