Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1947. First Edition. A very Nearly Fine copy of the book, clean and unused, but with traces of white paint on the lower edge of the front board. In a Very Good, original dust jacket with a medium chip from the front flap fold, toning at the spine and minor edge-wear. Despite the flaws a presentable copy in the scarce original dust jacket.
First edition, first impression of this "milestone in the conversion of modern economists to the view that all economic behavior can be studied as the solution to a maximization problem explicitly or implicitly employing the formulation of a differential and integral calculus" (Blaug). Here, Samuelson demonstrates that the common mathematical structure underlying multiple branches of economics is based on a set of basic principles: the optimising behavior of agents and the stability of equilibrium as to economic systems. For this work Samuelson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1970.
Fundaburk 2039. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. (Item #2230)