First Editions Of The Works of Famed Economist David Ricardo; In the Rare Original Dust Jackets
The Works And Correspondence Of David Ricardo.
Ricardo, David; Edited by Piero Sraffa & M.H. Dobb.$2,500.00
Item Number: 4284
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1951-55.
First editions of the works of economist David Ricardo. Octavo, original cloth, 10 volumes. Each are near fine to fine in excellent dust jackets. An very nice set, uncommon in such exceptional condition.
David Ricardo became a stockbroker at the age of 21 and slowly became a recognized economic scholar in England. Though he retired at 42, he spent the following years of his life concentrating on his writing and research. "David Ricardo is without doubt the greatest representative of classical political economy. He carried the work begun by Adam Smith to the farthest point possible Ricardo, writing 50 years later than Smith, showed a greater insight into the working of the economic system In the opinion of his own contemporaries at home and abroad, Ricardo was acknowledged the leader of the science His most important work is On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, first published in 1817" (Roll, History of Economic Thought, 155-6).