"The Perfectibility of Society"T[homas]. R[obert]. Malthus. 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. London: T. Bensley for J. Johnson, 1807. Fourth edition. xiii, 580; vii, 484 pages, index. Two octavo volumes. Bound in boards with paper backstrip with paper spine label. Some wear and soiling to covers and extremities. Light abrasions to spines. Page edges uncut with some rubbing and light folding. Front pastedown of Vol. I needs affixing. Otherwise, generally a very good set.
"Thomas Robert Malthus, for most of his life professor of modern history and political economy at the East India Company College, Haileybury, was one of the founders of modern economics. His Essay was originally the product of a discussion with his father on the perfectibility of society." (PMM)
Goldsmiths 18640. Kress B.4701. Printing and the Mind of Man 251 (1798 original edition). From the James and Deborah Boyd Collection.
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