Antiquates Limited - Logo

MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. I. Life in the wilds. A tale.

London. Charles Fox, 1832. Third edition.
xx, 124pp.

[Together with:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. II. The hill and the valley. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. Third edition. [4], 140pp.

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. III. Brooke and Brooke Farm. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1833. Third edition. [4], 139pp, [1].

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. IV. Demerara. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. Second edition. vii, [1], 143pp, [1].

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. V. Ella of Garveloch. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. Second edition. [8], 144pp.

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. VI. Weal and woe in Garveloch. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. Second edition. [4], 140pp.

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. VII. A Manchester strike. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. Second edition. [8], 136pp.

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. VIII. Cousin Marshall. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. First edition. [4], 132pp.

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. IX. Ireland. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. First edition. [4], iii, [1], 136pp.

[And:] MARTINEAU, Harriet. Illustrations of political economy. No. X. Homes abroad. A Tale. London. Charles Fox, 1832. [4], 128pp.

12mo. 10 volumes bound as five. Uniformly bound in contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly Rubbed.
Early editions of the first 10 books in Harriet Martineau's (1802-1876) Illustrations of political economy series, a pioneering collection of works of political economy presented under the guise of fiction. Regarded as a founder of sociology, Martineau was amongst the first social theorists to examine household economy, women, marriage, children, religious life and race. The series of twenty-three tales in twenty-five parts were published monthly from February 1832 and proved to be a publishing phenomenon, even outselling Dickens, helping to spread the free market ideas of Adam Smith throughout the British empire.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 21061