Three vols, 8vo, pp. [ii], xxii + 474; [viii], xvi + 480; [iv], xvi + 511, ; very faint spotting to preliminaries, but an exceptionally fresh set, in the original embossed damson cloth, spines lettered in gilt, minor rubbing and spines lightly sunned.
US $1552 €1323
Added to your basket:
Principles of social science.
First edition, a very attractive copy, of Carey’s principal work. ‘His treatment of social science was original, and led him to a series of supposed discoveries, the order of which he has stated in the introduction of his most important work The Principles of Social Science. His point of departure was a theory of value which he defined as the “measure of the resistance to be overcome in obtaining things required for use, or the measure of nature’s power over man” - in simple terms the cost of reproduction. This theory Carey applied to every case of value - to commodities, services, and in some passages seemingly to man himself’ (Palgrave).
IESS (1858-1860); for an account of the development of Carey’s thought see Palgrave I, p. 227 and Green, Henry Charles Carey p. 50 ff.
You may also be interested in...
[LONDON ZOO.] HARVEY, William (illustrator).
The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society delineated … Quadrupeds, Vol. I [– Birds].
First edition, first issue, of the first record of the menagerie of the Zoological Society. Founded in 1826 with botanical gardens and a zoological collection at Regent’s Park, the Zoological Society of London was soon established as the foremost natural history collection in Europe, receiving the Royal Menagerie from William IV in 1831.
BRUECKMANN, Franz Ernst.
De Cervo Volante et eius Hybernaculo.
First and only edition of the earliest monograph on the stag beetle. The fine plate shows the insect in all its glory, also his winter quarters in the trunk of an oak tree.