17 June 2008
MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, a View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness. London: for J. Johnson, 1803.
4o (265 x 204 mm). (Some intermittent spotting.) Contemporary calf, spine decorated and lettered in gilt (joints starting, corners rubbed); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Hans Sloane-Stanley (1739-1827), British Member of Parliament and Lord of Trade 1780-1782 (library stamp).
"A SUBSTANTIALLY NEW BOOK, CONTAINING THE RESULTS OF HIS CAREFUL ENQUIRIES ON THE CONTINENT AND HIS WIDE READING OF THE APPROPRIATE LITERATURE" (DNB)
Second edition, including important numerical data to support Malthus's thesis as presented in the first edition of 1798, but "in its present shape, it may be considered as a new work, and I should probably have published it as such, omitting the few parts of the former which I have retained, but that I wished it to form a whole of itself" (Malthus, Preface). Carpenter XXXII (2); Einaudi 3668; Goldsmiths' 18640; Kress B.4701.
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