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DE QUINCEY, Thomas.

Rare books by Thomas De Quincey, including first editions, signed first edition copies, and copies in fine bindings of The Logic of Political Economy, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, and Autobiographical Sketches.

Regularly stocked editions of de Quincey’s works include the first nonesuch edition.

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  1. Klosterheim: or, The Masque.

    Klosterheim: or, The Masque.

    By The English Opium-Eater.
    First edition of De Quincey's only original novel, a Gothic romance set in Swabia during the Thirty Years' War. A precursor of the 20th-century comic book superhero, De Quincey's masked hero lives secretly in the city, emerging in the nick of time to perform incredible deeds on behalf of the oppressed. (As De Quincey was by now constantly in hiding from debt-collectors, emerging only to deliver his manuscripts to publishers, some degree of self-identification seems likely. Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1832

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    Stock Code: 29409

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  2. The Logic of Political Economy.
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    The Logic of Political Economy.

    First edition. The Logic of Political Economy, De Quincey's exposition of Ricardian economics, is the author's principal economic work. Rearranged from a series of papers by his publisher and discussing the relative influence of utility and scarcity, the former being described as affirmative or power value, the latter as negative or resistance value, De Quincey's essay received a glowing review from John Stuart Mill. Learn More
    £8,250

    Date of Publication: 1844

    Published: Edinburgh & London

    Stock Code: 93298

    Signed: Yes

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  3. The Logic of Political Economy.

    The Logic of Political Economy.

    First edition. Aroused from lethargy by the study of Ricardo's Political Economy in 1818, De Quincey (1785-1859) became as enthusiastic about economics as he had previously been critical. In 1823 he published, in the London Magazine, an article demonstrating the fallacy in the Malthusian theory of population. This was followed the next year by a discussion of Ricardo's doctrines in the Dialogues of three Templars, again in the London Magazine. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1844

    Published: Edinburgh and London

    Stock Code: 101250

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  4. De Quincey's Works.

    De Quincey's Works.

    A handsomely bound set of De Quincey's works. Learn More
    £900

    Date of Publication: 1862

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 80913

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