Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1844.
First edition. ix, [i], 260pp. With 4pp. advts. at back. 8vo. From the library of Gulian C. Verplanck and with his ownership signature on front board. Publisher's drab boards, green cloth shelf-back original paper spine label; slightly cocked, corners lightly bumped, some rubbing to boards, chipping to paper label with loss of a few letters; moderate foxing to end papers and title page. Sound and internally generally clean in uncommonly well preserved in original boards Einaudi 1535; Goldsmiths' 33558; Green 152; Kress C.6279; McCulloch, p. 20; Morrison pp. 321-4; 336; 3. Item #316460
Thomas De Quincey, 1775-1859. Pursuing ever more transgressive excursions after his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) and his On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts (1827), De Quincey turned his attention to the concepts of value, wages, rent, and profit.
Gulian C. Verplanck, 1786-1870, American attorney, politician, writer, member of U. S. House of Representatives for New York, Chairman Of the House Ways and Means committee, contributed articles & poetry to the North American Review, among the founders of the American Academy of the Fine Arts, helping to establish New York City as a center for the arts.
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