Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws,
and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country.London: Printed for J. Johnson and Co., 1814 Stock Code: 147763
First edition of the first of Malthus's tracts on the Corn Laws. Malthus writes that it is not his "intention, on the present occasion, to express an opinion on the general question" but to state what appear to him "the advantages and disadvantages of each system, in the actual circumstances". Following publication he came down in favour of restrictions on imports, and in a second tract in the following year he supported these restrictions. Very uncommon in commerce.
Octavo. Uncut, in blue paper wrappers.
Light peripheral nicking and faint stain to wrappers, contents with gentle foxing and with slight running closed tear at top gutter where opened a little crudely, else clean and fresh. An excellent copy.
Black 2822; Einaudi 3677; Goldsmiths' 20940; Kress B.6351; Mattioli 2218.
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