Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1933. Later printing. 8vo. 9 volumes, each with an index. (see titles below). All volumes in dust jackets. Uniformly bound in blue cloth with gilt lettered spines. 3 vols have frontispieces, one is a portrait. A fine set in near fine dust jackets.
These 9 volumes of Andrew Carnegie's writings, each with an introductory note by Burton J. Hendrick, were written in the course of Carnegie's lifetime and were first published from 1884 onward. They are here collected for the first time in a uniformly bound 1933 edition. They cover the range of his interests as well as his philosophy of life and business. The titles are: 1. An American Four-in-Hand in Britain; 2. The Gospel of Wealth; 3. The Empire of Business; 4. Round the World; 5. Triumphant Democracy; 6. James Watt; 7. Problems of To-Day; 8. Miscellaneous Writings... Volume I, and; 9. Miscellaneous Writings... Volume 2. All the volumes of this set were originally sold separately and are now quite scarce. The 2 volumes of Miscellaneous Writings are both first editions.
Also issued was a 10th volume, "Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" with a preface by Louise Whitfield Carnegie. It was first published a year after his death. That volume is not present.
Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) was a Scottish born, self-made American industrialist. His holdings in steel and coal made him one of the richest men in America and then turned him into one of America's great philanthropists. He endowed hundreds of libraries, institutions of learning, and other public works. He eventually gave away 90+% of his entire fortune which in today's terms amounted to about 5 Billion dollars. Item #49791