London: Hamish Hamilton, 1993. 8vo. First edition. Original black hardcovers, silvergilt. Two black and white photographic plate sections. Unclipped d/w is faded on the spine and has a couple of short closed tears. Near fine in very good + d/w. Item #6051
'The history of The Economist is fascinating both because it is the story of a great and influential journal and because of its response to all the great issues of the day, from the Irish famine (it did not know what to do) to women's suffrage (inconsistent) and from hanging (always against) to privatization (passionately for).' A suitably weighty tome.
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