Very Good / Very Good. Item #9674
New York: Columbia University Press, 1934. First Edition. Octavo (22.5x15x2.5cm); 269pp. Plain khaki paper jacket with red printing. Volume in warm beige linen, black spine stamping; University of Columbia emblem stamped in blind on front panel with additional blind-stamped border. Textblock top edge speckled in blue.
Ex-library with institutional stamp in Hebrew on the title page. Two bookplates: one personal, one from the library. Jacket shows heavy browning with chips and tears along all edges, with one dribble of ink(?) on front; all tears now closed within mylar; jacket remains solid and whole. Volume very clean with only slight erosion to crown of spine; paper clip ghost on dedicatory page; pages otherwise unmarred and unmarked.
This first of many studies from the hand of Eli Ginzberg treats the context in which Adam Smith conceived his "Wealth of Nations." Ginzberg, a professor of economics at Columbia, would go on to be a topic economic advisor to Eisenhower and subsequent presidents.