Catechism of Political Economy; or, Familiar Conversations on the Manner in Which Wealth Is Produced, Distributed, and Consumed in Society, translated from the French by John Richter

Philadelphia, (PA): M. Carey & Son, 1817. First American edition. 8vo. 144 pp. With the early bookplate of John S. Claybrooke on the front pastedown; Claybrooke (1808-1872), a Williamson County, Tennessee, businessman was the nephew of Judge John Overton, whose ownership signature "John W. Overton's / 1821" appears on the rear pastedown. Overton (1766-1833), a native of Virginia, migrated to Kentucky and then to Tennessee, establishing an early career in law. He served on the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1811-1816, and edited two volumes of Tennessee Reports; his later years were spent helping advance the political career of Andrew Jackson (see DAB). Pencil underlining and markings through the text, most likely by Claybrooke. Kress B.7040. Old tideline through text, owner's name or inscription torn from head of title page (taking parts of several letters), title page laid down; still a good copy with a wonderful early Tennessee association. Original boards (rubbed and worn, spine eroded). (#5125). Item #58207

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