Conversations on Political Economy;
in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained.London, Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816 Stock Code: 125362
NotesFirst edition of Marcet's popular work on economics, designed for the use of schools. Taking the format of a dialogue between a female teacher and pupil, the two explore the concepts of capital, labour, property, commerce and money, in a casual conversational style readily understandable by the book's youthful audience. At a time when the discipline was generally deemed to be the preserve of men, Marcet's work proved highly popular, undergoing numerous editions and helping to popularise the study of economics. Macaulay wrote that "every girl who has read Mrs. Marcet's little dialogues on political economy could teach Montagu or Walpole many lessons in finance".
Duodecimo (179 x 107 mm). Rebound to style in sprinkled calf, preserving original morocco label.
Tiny foxing to initial and final leaves, a few faint creases to pages, small chip to corner of p. 29 not affecting text, else a near-fine copy.
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