Introductory Lectures on Political Economy, delivered at Oxford in Easter Term.
WHATELY Richard (1831.)
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Third edition, revised and expanded. 8vo. xx, 313,  pp. Contemporary polished calf, spine with five single raised bands outlined in gilt, the second panel lettered in gilt on green morocco label, the rest elaborately tooled in gilt, covers with single gilt fillet borders, marbled edges (modern bookplate to front pastedown, extremities very slightly rubbed, otherwise a most handsome copy). London, John Parker and Sons.
The principle economic work by the English philosopher, economist, and theologian Richard Whatley (1787-1863), displaying "flashes of originality, as in his famous aphorism on the labour theory of value, 'It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them, but on the contrary men dive for them because they fetch a high price', and in his suggestion to re-name the subject 'Catallactics, or the science of exchanges'" (New Palgrave).
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