The Road to Serfdom.

HAYEK Friedrich August von (1944.)

£6000.00  [First Edition]

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First edition, first printing. 8vo. viii, 184 pp. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt (small amount of very faint spotting to endpapers and edges of text block, otherwise internally completely clean and unmarked; just a hint of rubbing to tips of spine and corners, a near fine copy).  London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd.

Hayek's classic polemic against centralisation and collectivism, among the most influential and popular expositions of classical liberalism and libertarianism, was "far and away the most eloquent and straightforward statement of his political and economic outlook that Hayek ever achieved" (ODNB). Though in the short term the book failed to halt the rapid extension of government power into economic life, over the next few decades the book inspired countless proponents of economic liberty, became a foundation of the revival of liberal economics, and was adopted as a guiding text in the Thatcher and Reagan projects.

An American edition of the book appeared later in the same year, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Cody & Ostrem B-6.

Stock Code: 251268

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