Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 8vo Autograph; Inscribed and Signed by noted economist Galbraith to Lloyd and Mary Reynolds. Lloyd G. Reynolds, economist and scholar, is widely credited with creating the field of labor economics. In 1945, Reynolds joined the faculty of Yale University, where six years later, he became chair of the Department of Economics. Reynolds remained at Yale until his retirement in 1980. Galbraith and Reynolds were great friends over the years. Reynolds was part of Galbraith's first trip to the Soviet Union and is mentioned in several of Galbraith's books and memoirs.; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
Very good+ condition. Very good+ condition (DJ) Octavo (8vo). Signed xiv, 449 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minimal shelfwear. Unclipped dustjacket with minimal rubbing and shelfwear, and a small tear and a few small creases; protected in archival mylar. Minor spotting to closed page edges. Signed and inscribed on the front endpaper by the author "For the Reuss' [Henry S. Reuss] with all good wishes for all three years from [signed] John K. Galbraith 1986." First edition.
Publishers Weekly, 1986-10-17 Galbraith's celebrated wit and intelligence inform this miscellany of short pieces published over the past three decades. With a few exceptions (including a fine exploration of economics and the arts), the Harvard economist and author (The New Industrial State, etc.) sets aside economics to gather reviews of favored writers (from Mencken to Robertson Davies), travel observations, profiles (JFK, Henry Luce) and analyses of issues from Harvard's governance to arms control. One dips in and rediscovers the pleasures, say, of reading Evelyn Waugh, meets Indian art historians, journeys with the author to Brazil and Argentina. The collection, sure to appeal to Galbraith admirers, is an interesting view of this multifaceted liberal thinker's enthusiasms and concerns. (November 17)
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