The Vested Interests and the State of Industrial Arts.New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1919 Stock Code: 146930
First edition, first printing. Veblen's book continues his critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. Derived from articles published in The Dial over 1918-19, Veblen argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests, with the common man presented with an illusion of democracy and free enterprise which is no longer present.
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in black, printed paper label to front cover.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, and ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine lightly sunned, minor rubbing at extremities, endpapers lightly toned; a very good copy.
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