First edition of Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices, signed by Peter F. Drucker. Thick octavo, xvi, 839pp. Red cloth, title in gilt on spine, publishers devise on front cover. Yellow end papers. Trace of fading along top edge of red cloth. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. In publishers dust jacket, near fine condition, $15.00 on front flap with 0274 code below, light wear along top edge from handling, otherwise fine. Signed by Peter F. Drucker on the front free end paper. A scarce first edition by itself and exceptional to find it signed by the “founder of modern management” himself.
Comments: One of the key works from professor and business consultant, Peter F. Drucker. Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices continues to be taught in business programs throughout the world. This scarce first edition is a follow-up to his other influential works, including Concept of the Corporation (1946) and The Practice of Management (1954).