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The Great Crash 1929. by  John Kenneth Galbraith - Signed First Edition - 1955 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 3462)

The Great Crash 1929.

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The Great Crash 1929.

by Galbraith, John Kenneth

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1955. First edition, first printing with the date of 1955 on the title page. Octavo, original red cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "With love and all good wishes to my very good friend Mary Lord from J.K. Galbraith June 1955." The recipient, Mary Pillsbury Lord was heir to the Pillsbury fortune and from 1948-1952 chaired and organized the U.S. Committee of UNICEF. In 1953 President Eisenhower appointed her to succeed Eleanor Roosevelt as the United States representative to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. An excellent example in a bright near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lucy E. Clark. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An instant bestseller and classic since its release it has become the unparalleled point of reference for readers looking to understand American financial history. "Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community" (The Atlantic Monthly).

Synopsis

Of Galbraith's classic examination of the 1929 financial collapse, the Atlantic Monthly said:"Economic writings are seldom notable for their entertainment value, but this book is. Galbraith's prose has grace and wit, and he distills a good deal of sardonic fun from the whopping errors of the nation's oracles and the wondrous antics of the financial community." Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
3462
Title
The Great Crash 1929.
Author
Galbraith, John Kenneth
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1955
Keywords
John Kenneth Galbraith inscribed first edition, The Great Crash first edition, The Great Crash Signed First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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octavo
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fine
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