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“father of modern economics”

SAMUELSON, PAUL. Economics: An Introductory Analysis.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948

Original green cloth. Extremities rubbed. Very good. Half morocco case.

First edition of the greatest and most influential modern economics text-book. Inscribed by Samuelson for Eric Roll, who has also signed the volume. Roll, professor of economics and later chairman of S. G. Warburg & Co., wrote the classic History of Economic Thought (1938, 4th ed., 1973).

Paul Samuelson was the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economics. Economic historian Randall E. Parker has called him the “father of modern economics.”

“His Economics … has educated millions of students, teaching that economics, however dismal, need not be dull” (New Palgrave). The book has gone through nineteen editions,  and sold four million copies in forty languages. Through this work Samuelson exerted a profound influence on American perspectives on economics and on national policy.

Provenance: Eric Roll, professor of economics, director of the Bank of England, and chairman of S. G. Warburg & Co. His works include the classic History of Economic Thought (1938, 4th ed., 1973).