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|Veblen, Thorstein [Signed by Florence Kelley and Mary Sanford. James Farmer's Copy]||The Theory of the Leisure Class. An Economic Study in the Evolution of Institutions [Signed by Florence Kelley and Mary Sanford. James Farmer's copy]|
Publisher: New York. The Macmillan Company. 1899, 1899
Used - Good. First edition. Hardcover. Bound in green cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Minor scuff to bottom front corner and some slight wear evident at crown and foot of spine, but overall remarkably clean, bright and tight. 400 pages + 2 pages of ads. Gift inscription on the front endpaper, "M.R.S. from F.K. May 20, 1900." The name Mary R. Sanford is signed below that. On the inside front cover is a "Safford Sanford" bookplate. Above that bookplate the name James Farmer is...
|VEBLEN, Thorstein||The Theory of the Leisure Class|
|Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York, 1899|
Used. Half-title + TP + v-viii + 1-400 + - = Publisher's Advertisements + 1 blank leaf, Octavo. First Edition.This masterful work of criticism of Gilded Age American Capitalism was the first of Veblen's nine books. It made its author famous overnight and added a number of phrases to the language - most notably "conspicuous consumption". It has been claimed that Veblen was the "last man to know everything" - an assertion that even he would have disputed. He was, however, extremely... (PHILOSOPHY & RELIGIONS)
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