Principles of Political Economy with some of their Application to Social Philosophy.

MILL John Stuart (1848.)

£8750.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xvi, 593, [3], 4 [publisher's advertisements]; xv, [1], 549, [1], [2, publisher's advertisements] pp. Original green cloth, printed paper labels to spine, covers with double blind fillet borders, pale yellow endpapers, edges untrimmed (small contemporary bookseller's blindstamp to front free endpaper of Vol. 1, neat near contemporary ownership inscriptions to title pages of both volumes, otherwise generally internally clean and unmarked; small amount of tiny white flecking to spines, Vol. 1 with minor chipping to tips of spine, spine label of Vol. 1 chipped without loss of text, some trivial rubbing and marking to covers, corners gently bumped, still a really excellent set). London, John W. Parker and Son.

One of the great classics of nineteenth century economics - a pleasing set, unrestored in the original cloth.

Mill's Principles ranked as the 'undisputed bible of economic doctrine' in the English-speaking world up until the publication of Alfred Marshall's Principles in 1890 (Roll, History of Economic Thought, p. 353). 'It drew its enormous appeal from its extensive coverage of contemporary economic issues, from its judicious blending of economic analysis and historical illustrations, from its masterful synthesis of Ricardian doctrine with many of the qualifications introduced by Ricardo's critics, from its radical tone contained within an orthodox framework, from its elegant style, and from the reputation of Mill as a logician, philosopher, political theorist and bell lettrist. Here was no mere economist but a leading Bethamite, a 'saint of liberalism', and a figure that towered over the intellectuals of his time in almost every debate' (Blaug).

Einaudi 3907; Goldsmiths' 35525; Jevons, p. 280; Kress C.7500; Mattioli 2408.

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