Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cycles: The Science of Prediction by Edward R. Dewey and Edwin F. Dakin

Cycles: The Science of Prediction

by Edward R. Dewey and Edwin F. Dakin

Book Description:
Henry Holt and Company, 1947. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, Red cloth with gilt lettering over black on spine, Fifth printing, May 1947.

Book Condition:
Good, fraying at top corner leaving board exposed about 3/4" x 1/4," appears to be dampstaining in same area, but endpapers and pages were not affected, some flaying at edges, corners and spine extremes (not as bad as it sounds, detailed photos cheerfully provided upon request), pages are free of marks and only show slight tanning appropriate to the age of this title. Spine straight, binding intact.

Dust Jacket Condition:
Fair, in mylar, some pieces missing (see photo), and some tears, inner flaps intact, price intact.

Dewey first became interested in cycles while Chief Economic Analyst of the Department of Commerce in 1930 or 1931 because President Hoover wanted to know the cause of the Great Depression. Dewey reports that economists gave him no consistent answers on the cause of the depression and he lost faith in economic methods. He received and took advice to study how business behavior occurred rather than why. The book offers, within scientific limits, a key to some of the rhythms of the future. 255 pages.

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