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A Letter on the True Principles of Advantageous Exportation....

In Refutation of Certain Popular Notions on that Subject.

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Published: London J. M. Richardson, 1818

Stock Code: 127276

£3,750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First separate edition of this anonymous tract, originally published in The Pamphleteer Volume XII, number 23. Arnold Plant declared that "the anonymous author of this tract should take his place with Ricardo, J. S. Mill, Longfield, Mangoldt and Edgeworth as one of the outstanding exponents of the theory of international trade in the nineteenth century... His use of algebraic symbols in setting out the ratios between the quantities of commodities, his method of ascertaining from these ratios which of a number of commodities can be most advantageously exported and imported, his demonstration that the ratios used may be either those of quantities of different commodities within the same countries or of the same commodities in different countries, will bear comparison with, for instance, Professor Viner's own lucid exposition well over a century later" (Plant, introduction to 1933 reprinting, pp. 40-41). Although the tract was reprinted in the Pamphleteer in the same year, it has otherwise left little trace. It is now a great scarcity, with no known auction records, and only eight copies of the first edition known in public institutions worldwide.

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Description

Octavo (197 x 120 mm). Recent quarter cloth, paper label to spine, marbled paper sides.

Condition

Light marking to cloth, some very faint scattered foxing, else an excellent copy.

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