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Constitution of Liberty. F. a. Hayek. FIRST EDITION

Constitution of Liberty. F. a. Hayek. FIRST University Chicago Press. (1960) first edition (no additional printings listed) HARDCOVER WITH DUST JACKET. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. Dust Jacket: edge-wear, several edge-tears (none longer than 1/2") and bumps. Some rubbing on the front panel. NOT PRICE-CLIPPED. BOOK: Really nice condition, slight age toning to the page edges, two miniscule ink spots inside the front cover. Covers are slightly bowed. Paul Elder (bookseller) sticker inside the back cover. Binding is tight with no looseness to pages. Slight shelf-wear on the bottom. A beautiful copy of a seminal work on social theory.  Not Ex-Library, Not Facsimile, Not Print on Demand.


Friedrich Hayek (1899 – 1992), born in Austria-Hungary as Friedrich August von Hayek and frequently referred to as F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian and British economist and philosopher best known for his defence of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for his "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and ... penetrating analysis of the interdependence of economic, social and institutional phenomena".

Hayek was a major social theorist and political philosopher of the twentieth century,[2][3] and his account of how changing prices communicate information which enables individuals to co-ordinate their plans is widely regarded as an important achievement in economics.

The Constitution of Liberty is a book by Austrian economist and Nobel Prize recipient Friedrich A. Hayek. The book was first published in 1960 by the University of Chicago Press and it is an interpretation of civilization as being made possible by the fundamental principles of liberty, which the author presents as prerequisites for wealth and growth, rather than the other way around.(wikipedia) AH24a