The Anatomy of Power by John Kenneth Galbraith
First Edition Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in 1983
Signed Custom Binding by the Harcourt Bindery
Binding Details: Custom leather binding by the Harcourt Bindery, Charlestown, Massachusetts bound in three-quarter morocco leather over complimentary cloth boards that has raised bands to the spine, gilt titling, and gitled center motifs and ruling. There are marbled endpapers, hand-sewn silk headbands, with gold gilted top page ends. The Harcourt Bindery label appears on the bottom of the last free endpaper.
Book Details: This is a first edition, first printing of Galbraith’s critically acclaimed “The Anatomy of Power” published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, in 1983. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in his New York Times review wrote: “Professor Galbraith's theory of power holds that it is ''men'' not ''man'' who hold the key to power, by which he means of course that the source of power today lies in organizations. ''The management-controlled corporation,'' he writes, ''the trade union, the modern bureaucratic state, groups of farmers and oil producers working in close alliance with governments, trade associations, and lobbies - all are manifestations of the age of organization. ' … The result is so intricately yet neatly put together that you can almost hear it ticking. And just as Professor Galbraith hoped would be the case, one of its chief fascinations lies in the number of windows it opens on everyday life.”
Measures approximately 9” x 6” with 206 pages and includes a table of contents, foreword by the author, and an index.
Condition Report: The binding is in FINE condition. Internally, the book is very clean with no signs of previous ownership. Overall, this is a beautiful binding that houses an interesting study by one of the most respected economists of the twentieth century.
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