36031: Thomas Robert Malthus. An Essay On The Principle
Thomas Robert Malthus. An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, a View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness... a New Edition, Very Much Enlarged.
London: Printed for J. Johnson by T. Bensley, 1803. Second edition. Quarto. viii, [ix-xi, Contents], [xii, Errata], -610 pages. Contemporary sheep with gilt border and frame and floral blind-stamping on the covers. Red leather title label affixed to the spine, lettered in gilt. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers and text edges. Binding rubbed and worn, with corners exposed. Boards recently re-attached along the hinges. Bookplate to front pastedown. Two small ink stains to fore-edge. Scattered foxing to text. Small area of corner loss to 3O2. A mostly very clean copy in very good condition.
"In 1803, Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work" (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).