An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness
London: John Murray, 1817. Fifth edition. Leather bound. Three volumes. 496, 507, 500 pp. Octavo [22 cm]; original full leather bindings with blind stamped borders to front and rear boards, five raised bands, leather labels with gilt stamped titles on backstrips. All edges marbled. Bookplates neatly attached to the front pastedown of each volume, small booksellers plate in volume one. Minor sporadic foxing throughout. Front and rear boards of volume one are cleanly detached along hinge (both still present). Some minor bumping, rubbing at edges and corners. Good. Item #42092
Malthus' major work on socioeconomics. Last corrected edition during the author's lifetime, with important additions and revisions.