An Essay on the Principle of Population

Thomas Malthus : An essay on the principle of population; or A view of its past and present effects on human happiness. With an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions. 5th ed., with important additions, Murray, 1817
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Title page of Thomas Robert Malthus's: An Essay on the Principle of Population

This set provides a definitive scholarly variorum edition of Malthus' An Essay on the Principle of Population. The edition is based on the second edition of 1803, the work upon which Malthus' repuation as a population theorist and political economist was first built. It shows those parts of the work that incorporated the first edition of 1798, and gives all…


Malthus "Essay on the Principle of Population," 1817

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There are two versions of Thomas Robert Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population. The first, published anonymously in 1798, was so successful that Malthus soon ...