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MALTHUS, Thomas Robert.

Rare books by economist Thomas Malthus, including first editions, signed first editions and copies in fine bindings.

Regularly stocked editions by Malthus include the first French language edition and the first Russian language edition.

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  1. 134324
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;

    London : 1803

    The Great Quarto edition, notionally the second edition of the Essay on Population published in 1798, but so substantially enlarged, rewritten, and re-titled as to be a new book.
    "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 134324

  2. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;

    London : 1803

    Second edition, first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work. He did not claim originality... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 121257

  3. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;

    London : 1806

    Third edition, following the extensively revised "Great Quarto" of 1803, and the first in two octavo volumes, the format which was to remain the standard in Malthus's lifetime for the most widely-discussed economic tract of its era. This third edition has important alterations and additions, particularly the appendix, in which Malthus replied to some... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 74871

  4. Essai sur le principe de population.
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. Essai sur le principe de population.

    Paris : 1809

    First French edition, translated by Pierre Prévost. First published in English in 1798, it was perhaps the most influential work of its era on population, arguing that the growth of a population would always outrun its ability to feed itself. The first edition was so successful that Malthus soon elaborated on it under his real name, culminating in... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 93446

  5. 128931
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;

    London : 1817

    First three-volume edition, the fifth overall, with extensive additions compared to the previous editions. Malthus contributed a new preface, rewrote chapters 8 to 13, and provided new chapters on France, England, and the Poor Laws. The additions were so substantial that Malthus also published them in a separate volume, for those who owned earlier editions.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 128931

  6. 128928
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. Principles of Political Economy considered with a view to their practical application.

    London : 1820

    First edition. The book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise, though Malthus published it to establish his own position against that of Ricardo, with whom he had been having an ongoing debate about the nature of labour, demand and profit. "In his 'Principles of Political Economy', Malthus was proposing... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 128928

  7. Principles of Political Economy
    MALTHUS, T. R. Principles of Political Economy

    London : 1820

    First edition. The book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise, though Malthus published it to establish his own position against that of Ricardo, with whom he had been having an ongoing debate about the nature of labour, demand and profit. "In his 'Principles of Political Economy', Malthus was proposing... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 90470

  8. Principles of Political Economy considered with a view to their practical application.
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. Principles of Political Economy considered with a view to their practical application.

    London : 1820

    First edition. The book was conceived as a series of tracts rather than a comprehensive and systematic treatise, though Malthus published it to establish his own position against that of Ricardo, with whom he had been having an ongoing debate about the nature of labour, demand and profit. "In his 'Principles of Political Economy', Malthus was proposing... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 75206

  9. Definitions in Political Economy,
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. Definitions in Political Economy,

    London : 1827

    First edition of "a valiant attempt to resolve differences of opinion in political economy by codifying its terminology and establishing rules for the definition of terms. It could be regarded as one of the earliest works on the methodology of economics" (ODNB). Malthus devotes separate chapters to, among others, the French economists, Adam Smith, Say,... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 127338

  10. 128580
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. First Essay on Population 1798.

    London : 1926

    First facsimile edition, first impression, in the scarce dust jacket, here a plain variant possibly intended for export issue. "In this reprint the Royal Economic Society has endeavoured to reproduce the Essay of 1798 with the least possible change, preserving its features not only in the lines, pages, and spelling, but it is hoped with fair success,... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 128580

  11. 125297
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. The Travel Diaries.

    Cambridge : 1966

    First edition, first impression. "In the first edition of his Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), Malthus confined himself to theory. Subsequently, in 1799, Malthus traveled to Scandinavia in search of the necessary empirical evidence to support his theory. His journey took him from Hamburg in the south to Trondheim in the north, and included... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 125297

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