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An Essay on the Principle of Population

by Thomas Robert Malthus

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An Essay on the Principle of Population, or A View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; With An Inquiry into our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which it Occasions.

8vo. Modern ½-brown calf leather binding over marbled boards, gilt decorated spine with 5 raised bands, two black and red gilt lettered morocco labels; new endpapers added. London: Printed for John Murray, 1817. Fifth Edition with Important Additions. 3 volumes.

An Essay on the Principle of Population was first published anonymously in 1798 through J. Johnson (London). The author was soon identified as The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus. In 1803 a second and much enlarged edition was published, with the author acknowledged. Later editions were taken from the second edition, and there are additional changes throughout the sixth edition. It has been acknowledged as one of the most influential economic works in history. Library stamps on the title pages; some numbers in pencil on the copyright pages; title page of volume 1 worn, with a small tape repair; o/w Fine. Rare.


The book An Essay on the Principle of Population was first published anonymously in 1798 through J. Johnson (London).


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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new"...
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
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Title Page
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Raised Band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books. The bands are created in the...
Marbled boards

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