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MALTHUS (Thomas Robert): Principles of Political Economy
considered with a view to their practical application. Second Edition with considerable additions from the Author's own manuscript and an original Memoir. Octavo, quarter calf and marbled boards, spine lettered gilt, livpp + 446pp, leaf edges uncut, London: William Pickering, 1836. IMPORTANT SECOND EDITION, published posthumously, contains considerable additions from the authors own manuscript, and edited by John Cazenove (of whom little is known) and a memoir of Malthus by William Otter which is one of the chief authorities of his life. Kress: C4188. Goldsmith 29340. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 3286)   £575.00
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MALTHUS (T. R.): A Letter to the Rt. Hon. Lord Grenville Occasioned by Some Observations
of his Lordship on the East India Company's Establishment for the Education of their Civil Servants, First Edition, 38pp 8vo, modern half calf antique style, good, London, Johnson, 1813. Goldsmith 20734. Photograph available on request. The great political economist and population theorist Malthus was an important professional educator. He taught at Haileybury College as Professor of History and Economics from 1805 until his death in 1834. The College had been attached as "a baneful institution" by Granville since it appeared to be so specialist in training the East India Company's civil service that it simply formed its pupils "into a caste". Grenville's case was that the East India Company should draw its officers from several different public schools, not train specialist force. Malthus came to the defence of his beloved College with this specific rejoinder: "A public school and three years residence at one of our universities may be decidedly the best education for an English statesman; but for an Indian statesman, who must be acquired with the oriental languages, and habituated to Indian customs and manners before he loses his pliability, there is evidently not time for such a course, the oriental languages are best taught in the East; but languages alone are not a sufficient qualification for the administration of the British government in India, and general knowledge is best taught in the west." Malthus moreover defends the very wide range of the curriculum devised at Haileybury. "It was imagined that some of the pursuits that contribute to form this variety were of too difficult a nature for young men of the age above mentioned [sixteen—seventeen]; and the subject of political economy was considered as one. I confess that I once thought so myself. But the particular examples, which I have witnessed, of distinguished progress in this study at the East India College, and the numerous instances of very fair progress, enable me to say with confidence that a youth of seventeen (and this is the most usual age at which the study is begun, as it is generally confined to the last year or year and a half) with a good understanding, is fully able to comprehend the principles of political economy, and is rarely inclined to think them either too difficult or too dull to engage his attention." Finally, and most significantly in terms of the history of educational innovation, Malthus describes the procedure of a competitive examination, as practiced at the College: "The answers are, in all cases which will admit of it, given in writing in the presence of the professors, and without the possibility of a reference to books. After the examination in any particular department is over, the professor in that department reviews at his leisure all the papers which he has received, and places, as nearly as he can, each individual in the numerical order of his relative merit, and in certain divisions implying his degree of positive merit. These arrangements are all subject to the control of the whole collegiate body. They require considerable time and attention, and are executed with scrupulous care and, I firmly believe, with singular impartiality." (Book ref. 13784)   £2100.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry): Blockade and the Civilian Population,
First Edition, 31pp pamphlet octavo, a very good copy in original stapled blue printed wrappers, Oxford, Pamphlets on World Affairs No. 24, Clarendon Press, 1939. *Beveridge on economic warfare through trade and shipping blockades and their effects on the morale and well-being of civilian populations. (Book ref. 20439)   £40.00
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PETTY (William, Sir); [GRAUNT, John]; HULL (Charles Henry, editor): The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty,
together with the Observations upon the Bills of Mortality more probably by Captain John Graunt. Edited by Charles Henry Hull, First Edition thus, 2 volumes, xci, 313; [8], [317-]700pp with some folding facsimiles of handwriting, ALS &c., a fine set in original gilt lettered buckram backed cloth boards, Cambridge, at the University Press, 1899. * The first scholarly edition collecting together all of Petty's important writings – along with Graunt's Observations upon the Bills of Mortality (now definitively known to be by Graunt although at one time considered to be by Petty since he fraudulently claimed it to be his own; see Pearson, The History of Statistics, p.17ff). It was Petty who coined the term "political arithmetic" and it was Petty who is credited as the first to formulate a general theory of government founded on concrete empirical knowledge. The present edition of his works includes all the important works including A Treatise of Taxation and Contributions, 1662; The Political Anatomy of Ireland, 1672; Political Arithmetick, 1676; and his Observations Upon the Dublin Bills of Mortality, 1681; – "a path-breaker in demographic analysis" (- Sills, International Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Vol 12, p.57). "Petty's analytical skill and his insistence on measurement and his clear schematic view of the economy make him the first econometrician, and he was constantly evolving and using concepts and analytical methods that were in advance of his time.." (op cit p.67). Graunt's work, The Natural and Political Observations of Mortality, of which the fifth edition of 1676 is here reprinted, can be seen, in fact, as being even more important than Petty's. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 20138)   £350.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: POPULATION: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: POPULATION
25 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Includes: The Comparative Account of 1831 (which summarises the findings of the first four censuses); the complete census Reports of Great Britain for 1841, 1851, 1871 and 1891; the General reports of England and Wales for 1861 and 1881, with, additionally, material on the Irish Censuses - a truly monumental source for research. * There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather with the exception of 4 volumes which are bound in the publisher's matching green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20090)   £1000.00
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PARLIAMENT: BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: POPULATION: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: POPULATION
25 volumes large folio. FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS & PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Includes: The Comparative Account of 1831 (which summarises the findings of the first four censuses); the complete census Reports of Great Britain for 1841, 1851, 1871 and 1891; the General reports of England and Wales for 1861 and 1881, with, additionally, material on the Irish Censuses - a truly monumental source for research.* The British Parliamentary Papers of the nineteenth century contain vital source material to students of history, commerce, economics, sociology and law. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of the papers overcame this basic problem by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in half green morocco leather. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear. It has the great advantage over the original printings in that it is printed on a strong laid paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has a library book label on the free front endpaper and a neat shelf mark on the spine - otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20089)   £1000.00
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YORKSHIRE: [BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS]; CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1901: YORK: CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1901. County of York. Area, Houses and Population, also Population Classified by Ages, Condition as to Marriage, Occupations, Birthplaces and Infirmities,
First Edition, xv, 277pp large folio, 3 large folding lithographed maps with colour printed details, original blue paper printed wrappers (these a little torn and with some loss at spine but restorable), a very good copy, London, HMSO, 1902. Very detailed statistical infomation relating to Yorkshire. (Book ref. 19870)   £70.00
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UNITED NATIONS: Changing Population Age Structures. Demographic and Economic Consequences and Implications, 1990-2015.
First Edition, 407pp folio, very good copy in original paperback, Geneva, United Nations, 1992 (Book ref. 19716)   £38.00
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PARLIAMENT: REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &c:: Third Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England,
First Edition, 363pp octavo, a good copy in library cloth, a few early library marks, London, HMSO, 1841. (Book ref. 19496)   £24.00
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PARLIAMENT: REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &c:: Fourth Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England,
First Edition, 361pp octavo, disbound, extending tables, some dustiness but a good copy, a few early library marks, London, HMSO, 1842. (Book ref. 19490)   £14.00
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PARLIAMENT: REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &c:: Fourth Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births,
Deaths and Marriages in England, First Edition, 228pp folio, contemporary half calf, needing rebacking, extending tables, old library stamp on title, very good copy, London, HMSO, 1842. (Book ref. 19494)   £35.00
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PARLIAMENT: REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &c:: Eighth Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England,
First Edition, 390pp folio, contemporary half calf, needing rebacking, extending tables, old library stamp on title, very good copy, London, HMSO, 1848. (Book ref. 19495)   £35.00
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PARLIAMENT: REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &c:: 82nd Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England and Wales (1919),
First Edition, cviii, 520pp folio, a good copy in library cloth, blue paper wrapper bound in, a few early library marks, London, HMSO, 1920. (Book ref. 19498)   £30.00
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PARLIAMENT: REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &c:: 81st Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages in England and Wales (1917)
First Edition, clxxiii, 450pp folio, a good copy in library cloth, blue paper wrapper bound in, a few early library marks, London, HMSO, 1918. (Book ref. 19497)   £30.00
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PARLIAMENT: REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS &c:: First [and Second] Annual Report of the Registrar-General of Births,
Deaths and Marriages in England, two volumes bound in one, First Edition, 125pp [First Report]; 35, 130pp [Second Report], folio, contemporary half calf, rehinged, a very good copy, new label, London, HMSO, 1839-40. The rare first two volumes of essential social statistics which have appeared in the United Kingdom annually ever since - these examples are also rare because of their tall folio format (they are more usually found in octavo). The Registrar, T. H. Lister, describes in detail the work of his Department and how the statistics were collected and tabulated. He was aided by the great statistician William Farr. Most significantly not only were the numbers but also the actual causes of death were scientifically recorded for the first time and tabulated within 94 sections. Moreover deaths were quantified not only by the ages at which they occurred but within each sex and within each broad band of employment (either amongst those employed in Agriculture; those employed in Trade/Manufacture, or other groups). They were also tabulated area by area so that health statistics can be compared geographically for the first time. Also for the first time life-expectancy was the subject of scientific country-wide tabulation. Momentous political, sociological, public health and medical decisions were taken on the basis of the statistics contained in these volumes - their importance in the history of public welfare and social policy cannot be over-estimated. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 18892)   £90.00
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DARBY (H. C. editor): A New Historical Geography of England,
First Edition, 767pp royal octavo, maps, library label on front endpaper and small library name stamp verso title, otherwise unmarked, an excellent copy in original cloth, with dustwrapper (this with number at foot of spine - the binding itself is unmarked), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1973. (Book ref. 18583)   £12.00
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DARBY (H. C. editor): A New Historical Geography of England,
First Edition, 767pp royal octavo, maps, library label on front endpaper and small library name stamp verso title, otherwise unmarked, an excellent copy in original cloth, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1973. (Book ref. 18601)   £10.00
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WINCH (Donald) ed: Malthus: An Essay on the Principle of Population,
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, First Edition, 392pp octavo, mint paperback, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1992. (Book ref. 17937)   £10.00
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WRIGLEY (E. A.): Industrial Growth and Population Change,
A Regional Study of the Coalfield Areas of North-West Europe in the later Nineteenth Century, second edition, 193pp tall octavo, maps, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1962. (Book ref. 17270)   £12.00
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WRIGHT (Harold); KEYNES (J. M. introduction): Population,
second edition, 178pp 8vo, library bookplate and shelf label on spine but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Nisbet, 1925. One of an important series of books edited by Keynes and with an introduction by him by way of consolidating the Cambridge School. (Book ref. 13081)   £14.00
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