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The State of the Poor: Or an History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present… by  Sir Frederic Morton Eden - First Edition - 1797 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 20029)

The State of the Poor: Or an History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Period; in Which are Particularly Considered Their Domestic Economy with Respect to Diet, Dress, Fuel and Habitation.

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The State of the Poor: Or an History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Period; in Which are Particularly Considered Their Domestic Economy with Respect to Diet, Dress, Fuel and Habitation.

by Eden, Sir Frederic Morton

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London: J. Davis, for B. & J. White, G. & G. Robinson, T. Payne, 1797. First edition of this classic work. Quarto, 3 volumes, bound mottled full calf, raised bands, gilt titles to the spine, gilt lined, black morocco spine labels. In excellent condition with the folding table facing p. viii of the appendix in Volume III. Praised as "one of the classical works in the history of economics" and "the beginning of sociology" (Carter and Muir, Printing and the Mind of Man). Eden's seminal work, founding a methodology of obtaining and systematically analyzing facts to the extant that it has served as the basis of sociological investigations ever since; such that even Karl Marx commented in his Das Kapital that "Eden was the only pupil of Adam Smith who achieved anything of any significance during the eighteenth-century" (PMM).

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
20029
Title
The State of the Poor: Or an History of the Labouring Classes in England, from the Conquest to the Present Period; in Which are Particularly Considered Their Domestic Economy with Respect to Diet, Dress, Fuel and Habitation.
Author
Eden, Sir Frederic Morton
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. Davis, for B. & J. White, G. & G. Robinson, T. Payne
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1797
Keywords
The State of the Poor Frederic Morton Eden First Edition
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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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