Inscribed by Author New York, 1963. 8vo, cloth with jacket, 182 pp. Inscribed by Brooks on the front free endpaper: "To the Heaths, with Best Wishes from John Brooks." "Christmas, 1962" written beneath, presumably in the hand of one of the Heaths. An uncommonly nice copy of a very scarce American business title. Brooks' essay on the Edsel is perhaps his best known New Yorker contribution. Besides the two pieces on the Edsel the book also includes the essays "A Proust on Wall Street," "A Corner in Piggly Wiggly," and "The Impacted Philosophers." The book is in near fine condition with minimal normal wear. The jacket is very good with normal rubbing and wear, including a few spots to rear panel and a tiny closed tear at head of spine. Remains quite attractive. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Fate of the Edsel & Other Business ...
Publisher: Harper & Row
Publication Date: 1963
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Victor Gollancz, New York, 1963. hardcover. Condition: Fair. 1ST. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP88755786
Book Description Victor Gollancz, New York, 1963. hardcover. Condition: Good. 1ST. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP94645612
Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # GB0007F1RZUI3N01
Book Description Harper & Row. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # GB0007F1RZUI3N00
Book Description 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Poor. Piece(s) of the spine missing. Ex-Libris and is stamped as such. Solid binding. Book. Seller Inventory # 123542770
Book Description Gollancz, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Good condition book. Library rebind, using original dust jacket. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Dust jacket has been slightly folded during rebinding process, but remains wholly intact. Interior pages are in excellent condition, bright, clear and unmarked. A very nice condition copy. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0008565945
Book Description Gollancz, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1964 second impression. No dust-jacket. Some wear to red cloth-bound covers. Internally in good condition, pages lightly tanned. VIN3. Seller Inventory # ABE-1476877992045
Book Description Harper & Row, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # XH007F1RZU
Book Description Victor Gollancz, London, 1963 First U.k. Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1963. 8vo. pp 183. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered gilt on spine. The publisher's own retained copy with their stamp reading, ‘file copy’ on the front pastedown and on the front and back of the yellow d/w. Fine in very good dust jacket, slightly dusty and with very faint edgewear and no loss. No inscriptions, not price-clipped. Seller Inventory # C48575
Book Description Victor Gollancz, Ltd., London, 1963. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Book is "good, ex-library" with several small green "New Zealand National Library Service" page-stampings and a red "Cancelled" stamping to FFE. No edge-stampings. Looks like a couple of standard library attachments have been removed from the rear endpapers, without causing too much damage. Book remains square and tight but smells slightly musty to us. Dewey decimal number painted to spine of both book and jacket. Jacket might still grade good or better, save that the rear flap has been cut off, trimmed down, and glued to the blank FFE. (Librarians do strange things.) Jacket is therefore pretty much complete, but in two pieces; call it "fair." Not price clipped; original "21/-" price still showing. A compromised copy, but we have placed the bulk of the jacket in a mylar protector (after freeing it from the book, to which it was partially glued down) -- volume is easily read and now looks quite presentable on the shelf. Author Brooks acknowledges the Edsel probably seemed like a pretty good idea when it was OK'd in 1955, but it took two years and a quarter of a billion dollars to get it to market; it was a big rattling boat of a car whose designers were more interested in loading it up with push-button gadgets than with its (tank-like) gas mileage or its (crummy) handling characteristics; there was nothing breathtaking about its boxy appearance; quality control was so bad that literally half the early-delivered models leaked oil or had gadgets that wouldn't work, and at that point it turned out it didn't matter how many tens of millions were spent on promotion (including an hour-long, prime-time TV show.) Book also contains shorter, irreverent business-related essays on price-fixing, bid-rigging, and the stock exchange, most of which originally appeared in The New Yorker magazine. 182 pp. Reduced from $385. Seller Inventory # 006062