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On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation. Third edition.
London: John Murray, 1821 - Octavo (228 x 143 mm). Contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, flat spine ruled and direct lettered gilt, new endpapers, edges uncut. Ownership inscription in pencil of J. S. Charles to title dated 1871, with his ink ownership stamp to p. v; that of N. W. Beatson Bell of Balliol College Oxford dated 1887 in ink to front pastedown. Underlining and marginalia in pencil and in ink throughout. Spine and boards professionally repaired; half title and final blank leaf discarded; occasional light spotting; overall a very good copy. Third edition and the last with Ricardo's amendments. This edition contains significant corrections and additions, the most important being a new chapter on machinery which was highly relevant in light of the Industrial Revolution. By 1817, through the publication of a number of notable pamphlets, Ricardo had become a respected authority on questions of economics. Urged by James Mill and others to set down a systematic account of his theories, he produced the present work. It is based on older and accepted theories of the relations among rent, labour and production, but there is a new emphasis provided by his theory of distribution. Ricardo's exact mathematical approach and deductive methods have had an enormous influence on succeeding generations of economists and have proved of lasting value, especially in the fields of currency, banking and foreign trade. Carpenter XXXVII (5); Einaudi 4741; Goldsmiths' 23131; Kress C.769; Sraffa 5c.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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