An Essay on the Principle of Population; or, A View of Its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with, An Inquiry into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which It Occasions.

George Town, (DC): Published by J. Milligan, R. Chew Weightman, 1809. First American, from the third London edition. 8vo. 2 volumes: xvi, 510, xxxiv; vii, 542 pp. Half-title to each volume present. Here Malthus "laid down his famous principle that population increases in a geometrical, and subsistence only in an arithmetical ratio, and argued that population is necessarily limited by the 'checks' of vice and misery" (DNB). PMM 251 (for the first edition, published London, 1798). American Imprints 17974. Contemp. flame calf (rubbed, joints repaired), leather spine labels. Persistent foxing, else a very good copy. (1451). Item #54511

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