Edinburgh: printed for William and Charles Tait: and Longman and Co. London, 1825. First edition. 24 cm. x, 423 pp. Original plain blue drab boards with grey paper spine. Half title present. Paper label on spine lacking; 2 cm. chip to head of spine, and wear to bottom of spine; front joint cracked, rear joint chipping. Tipped into front endpaper is a 16 pp. catalog of publications from Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, London; following front endpaper is a 2 pp. catalog of books to be published by W. and C. Tait, Edinburgh, and Longman & Co., London; laid in is a news article from the "Morning Chronicle, " Dec. 26, 1825, discussing the subject of political economy, and mentioning McCulloch's recently published book. M. Previous owner's inscription on front pastedown. A good, clean copy. Item #59813
McCulloch mirrored the development of classical economics in his long career. He took the lead role as the popularizer, peaking public interest in political economy. "Until superseded by the great work of Mill, [Principles] constituted a sort of manual of politico-economical orthodoxy." [see: DNB]
Kress C.1489 Goldsmiths 26097.