1809 1st ed Thomas Malthus Essay on Principle of Population Political Economics

MALTHUS, Thomas Robert

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Thomas Malthus was an 18th-century British philosopher and economist famous for his ideas about population growth. He is best known for his book ‘An essay on the principle population.’ He developed what is now referred to as the Malthusian growth model, an exponential formula used to forecast population growth. Here in ‘An essay on the principle population’ Malthus

“laid down his famous principle that population increases in a geometrical, and subsistence only in an arithmetical ratio, and argued that population is necessarily limited by the ‘checks’ of vice and misery” (DNB).

 

Associated with Darwin, whose theory of natural selection was influenced by Malthus’ analysis of population growth, “Malthus is arguably the most misunderstood and misrepresented economist of all time.” (Landsburg) He simply argued that people would limit their growth before they found a way to increase food supply to match natural population growth.

 

This is the first American edition of ‘An essay on the principle population’ printed in George Town.

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1809 1st ed Thomas Malthus Essay on Principle of Population Political Economics

 

Thomas Malthus was an 18th-century British philosopher and economist famous for his ideas about population growth. He is best known for his book ‘An essay on the principle population.’ He developed what is now referred to as the Malthusian growth model, an exponential formula used to forecast population growth. Here in ‘An essay on the principle population’ Malthus

“laid down his famous principle that population increases in a geometrical, and subsistence only in an arithmetical ratio, and argued that population is necessarily limited by the ‘checks’ of vice and misery” (DNB).

 

Associated with Darwin, whose theory of natural selection was influenced by Malthus’ analysis of population growth, “Malthus is arguably the most misunderstood and misrepresented economist of all time.” (Landsburg) He simply argued that people would limit their growth before they found a way to increase food supply to match natural population growth.

 

This is the first American edition of ‘An essay on the principle population’ printed in George Town.

 

Item number: #7587

Price: $1950

 

MALTHUS, Thomas Robert

 

An essay on the principle 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.

 

George Town [D.C.]: Published by J. Milligan, at J. March’s bookstore. R. Chew Weightman, printer., 1809. First American Edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • 1 – xvi, 510, xxxiv
    • 2 – vii, [1], 542
  • References: Lauren F. Landsburg ‘The Library of Economics and Liberty: Thomas Malthus’; Oxford Dictionary of National Biography;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 5.5in (23cm x 14cm)
  • Extremely rare and desirable

 

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7587

Categories

Law & Government

Philosophy

Authors

MALTHUS, Thomas Robert

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete