MALTHUS, Thomas Robert.

Essai sur le principe de population.

Traduit De L'Anglois.

Paris: J. J. Paschoud, 1809 Stock Code: 93446
£2,750.00

The most influential work of its era on population, in a contemporary binding

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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 the sixth edition of 1826, which was a scholarly expansion of the first. A political economist who occupies a hallowed place in the history of biology, Malthus was acknowledged by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace as a key influence in developing the theory of natural selection.

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Description

3 volumes, octavo. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, brown morocco labels, spines lettered in gilt with gilt and black motifs, edges uncut.

Condition

Board edges slightly faded and a little scuffed, joints tender, tips bumped and lightly rubbed. A very good set.

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