Very Good / Fair. Item #5537
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. Second Edition. Octavo. 141 pages. Signed by author on verso of half title with inscription, "With all best wishes / Adolf A. Berle / 1942." Ownership inscription of Herbert G. Cummings, a professor of economics from University of Pittsburgh, to front pastedown.
Unclipped dust jacket has original "$2.00" price present, is heavily chipped along edges, spine and rear joint, and front flap is entirely detached. Toned and spotted throughout. Fair only jacket now housed in a mylar protector.
Navy blue boards are stamped in gilt at spine. Faded and rubbed at spine ends with one puncture 1/3 of way down. Binding is sound, spine a bit rolled, and underlining/marginalia in pen and pencil throughout.