The Principles Of Political Economy
Printed for William Tait, Edinburgh; Longman,Brown,Green, and Longmans London.
With some inquiries respecting application,a sketch of the rise and progress of the science. by j. r. mcculloch, esq. a new edition, corrected throughout.
Large 8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. Half title + [xxiv] + 574 pp. Bound in original half calf; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt, with contrasting morocco label, gilt extremites rubbed and top rear hinge has some insect damage but is quite sound. All edges marbled with a small damp stain effecting the top of the fore-edge margin of the first 150 pages. Library stamp, Pekin Student Interpreters at head of title page. otherwise good condition. John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864) was arguably the first professional economist and had an early association with David Ricardo and his circle and, after Ricardo's death, 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 third edition (of five issued in his lifetime).
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