New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1947. Reprint of First American Edition in 1920. Cloth. Small 8vo, blue cloth with greenish-yellow lettering on spine, Mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (all corners trimmed by the publisher), iv + 188 pages. Near Fine / Very Good +. Item #2662
Classic critique of capitalism. Likely first reprint post-war of the 1920 first American edition.
Richard Henry "R. H." Tawney (1880 – 1962) was an English economic historian at the London School of Economics,. He was also a prominent social critic, ethical socialist, Christian socialist, and an important proponent of adult education. His other famous book was Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926).
Historian A. L. Rowse asserted that "Tawney exercised the widest influence of any historian of his time, politically, socially and, above all, educationally."--Wikipedia adapted
Internally clean, tight copy. Slight age-toning. Printed dust jacket with a few clean tears, edgewear, and rubbing. A first edition from 1920 has recently been listed at $450.