CAREY, Henry Charles.

The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign:

Why It Exists, and How It May Be Extinguished.

Philadelphia: A. Hart, Late Carey & Hart, 1853 Stock Code: 117176
£1,000.00

Presentation copy

Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Signor Giulio with the respects of the author". Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879) was hailed by his contemporaries as "the political economist of the age" (Sartain's Magazine), and his earlier work, The Credit System (1838), was considered "the best work on the credit system that has ever been published" (Journal des Economistes). Here he examines global economic policies in relation to slavery. "H. C. Carey was the first to unite with a general knowledge of natural science a deep interest in philosophy as well as originality in the treatment of economic problems. No American of the 19th century can claim more justly our high regard for labors well done than this zealous champion of monism. What August Comte was to France and John Stuart Mill to England, Carey, in a way, meant to America" (Boucke, The Development of Economics, 1750-1900). He was later elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as an Associate Fellow in 1863.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine and boards stamped in blind.

Illustrations

With the errata slip tipped in to page 93.

Condition

Extremities lightly rubbed with a few knocks, head of spine a little crushed and frayed, endpapers browned, contents foxed, overall a very good copy.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book