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GALBRAITH, John Kenneth (1908-2006) - The Affluent Society

Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. First Printing (so stated) of the Harvard economist's celebrated examination of America's post-World War II consumer economy and political culture. Demy 8vo: xii,[2],368pp. Publisher's bronze-colored cloth stamped in silver and black, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough-cut; yellow typographic jacket lettered in black and silver and priced $5.00, with author's photo on back panel. Near Fine or better (spine ends a touch frayed); better than Very Good jacket (spine lettering lightly faded, flap folds and spine ends professionally restored, though not affecting lettering or design). Modern Library 100 Best Nonfiction, 46. NYPL Books of the Century, p.145. Galbraith "saw as perilous the modern economy's focus on ever-increasing production. Such a focus increased the violence of boom-bust cycles and inflation, Galbraith argued, and masked growing social imbalance." (NYPL) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.). Near Fine+/Very Good+.
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