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Economics in Perspective. A Critical History. by  John Kenneth GALBRAITH - First Edition - 1987 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 145454)

Economics in Perspective. A Critical History.

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Economics in Perspective. A Critical History.

by GALBRAITH, John Kenneth

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company,, 1987. THE DEDICATION COPY Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine and upper board gilt. With dust jacket. Top edge lightly dust-soiled, spine ends of jacket very lightly worn; a very good copy. First edition, first printing, the dedication copy, boldly inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Eric and Freda to make official what is printed herein. With enduring thanks and affection, John G - 1987" From the library of economist Eric Roll. Born in Romania, Roll moved to England to attend university, becoming a professor at Hull in 1930 and a British citizen in 1931. He was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1939 and he and his wife sailed for the US, spending most of the Second World War in Washington D. C., where Roll was plunged into international politics in a new position as a British diplomat concerned with food policies. Following the war Roll returned to Britain and was responsible for the UK's success in the Marshall Plan negotiations; he served as an envoy to NATO; and became one of the "flying knights" of the Brussels negotiations, before retiring from public service to become a banker. Roll met Galbraith in Washington during the war when their common interests, they were both Keynesians and public servants focused on the relationship between governments and the market, led to a warm, life-long friendship, and Galbraith later described Rolls as "the most accomplished negotiator in public affairs in the post-war era" (ODNB).


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Economics in Perspective. A Critical History.
GALBRAITH, John Kenneth
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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.


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