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MALTHUS, T[homas] R[obert]. Principes d'economie politique, consideres sous le rapport de leur application pratique.

Paris. J.-P Aillaud, 1820. First edition in French.
8vo. In two volumes. xxxii, 501, [1]; [4], 452pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, early inked ownership inscriptions to half-titles, scattered foxing.
The first edition in French (published in the same year as the first English edition) of English cleric and scholar Thomas Robert Malthus's (1766-1834) Principles of Political Economy. In the work, Malthus proposes investment in public work and private luxury as a means of increasing effective demand.
£ 325.00 Antiquates Ref: 23195