"The Greatest Representative Of Classical Political Thought": Rare First Edition Of The Works Of David Ricardo In The Original Cloth
The Works of David Ricardo, Esq., MP. with A Notice of the Life and Writings of the Author.
Ricardo, David; (Edited by McCulloch, J.R.).$4,200.00
Item Number: 3508
London: John Murray, 1846.
First edition of the works of Ricardo. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. In very good condition with light rubbing to the cloth. Uncommon, especially in the original cloth. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
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).