Title: Capitalism and the Historians
Author: Hayek, F. A., ed.
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd.
Year published: 1954
Place of Publication: London
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Notes: Capitalism and the Historians, edited by F. A. Hayek (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd., 1954), pp. vii, 192. 8vo. First edition. An excellent copy of this controversial volume. A rare example of the London edition of this book (as opposed to the Chicago edition). Blue hardcover with gilt lettering. Green paper dust-jacket with slight foxing, and discoloration on the spine. Previous ownership mark present. Slight foxing on first and last pages. All other pages are immaculate. In the words of Max Eastman, this is ‘a scholarly little book that will disturb the sleep of a good many scholars.’ The essays contained in this volume defend the factory system, arguing that it has been maligned unfairly in historical literature and that, in fact, it is beneficial to the lives of workers. These essays include an introductory preface by F. A. Hayek, and contributions by T. S Ashton, Louis M. Hacker, W. H. Hutt, and Bertrand De Jouvenel.