The Principles Of Political Economy
Printed for William Tait, Edinburgh; Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, London; and W. Curry and Co. Dublin.
With a sketch of the rise and progress of the science. by j. r. mcculloch, esq. professor of political economy in the university of london. second edition, corrected and greatly enlarged.
8vo. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. [xii] + 563 pp. Half title may have been omitted by the binder. Bound in contemporary calf; spine rebacked using original, in compartments with raised bands, decorated blind stamping and gilt, with contrasting morocco label, gilt. All edges marbled. Water staining on foot of front and rear flyleaves, title page and last page of index; otherwise a very good clean copy. Shelf label on front pastedown. Library stamp, at foot of title page. Inscription on verso of first free endpaper. John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864) was arguably the first professional economist and had an early association with David Ricardo and his circle; after Ricardo's death, he gave influential memorial lectures in London, which helped to establish his reputation. He was the first Professor of Political Economy at the University of London, 1828-37, but his main career was that of Comptroller of the Stationery Office from 1838. He continued to publish on economics, including three statistical reference books and a bibliography of the literature. His most popular title, The Principles of Political Economy, first published in 1825, was expanded for this second edition (of five issued).
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