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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
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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.

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


With the errata slip tipped in to page 93.


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


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