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NEW IDEAS ON POPULATION: with Remark on the Theories of Malthus and Godwin. [And] Nouvelles Idees sur La Population, avec des Remarques sur les Theories de Malthus et de Godwin

Everett, Alexander H. First edition. 8vo. 21 cm. 125pp. Bound with the first French edition (Paris: Jules Renouard, 1826); 125 pp. Later full leather, darkening to spine, gilt rules and gilt stamping on spine label. Some foxing to endpapers of American edition and foxing to text of French edition. Front joint cracked, rear starting, laid down on front pastedown is large printed bookplate of Library of the Newton Theological Institution. An early American response to Malthus. Sabin 23233. American Imprints.12482. Alexander Hall Everett (1792-1847) was an American diplomat, who served in Europe as charge-d'affaires to The Hague from 1818 to 1824, then minister to Spain from 1825 to 1829. His "New Ideas on Population" was first published in Boston in 1823 and reprinted in London the same year. A second Boston edition appeared the same year as the first French translation (and the sixth edition of Malthus's Essay). Schumpeter notes that Everett "was perfectly right to call his book New Ideas on Population (1823). For his main point, viz., that increase in population means increased production of food and is likely to induce improvements in the methods of its production, was new in his day, much more so at any rate than anything Malthus ever said. It introduced one of the two relations that are lacking in Malthus between the increase of population and the increase of subsistence, and in general presented, quite independently of the specifically American elements of its argument, a useful approach to the population problem as a whole" (History of Economic Analysis, 1994, p. 553). Goldsmiths' 23786.
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IN THE CAROLINAS [cover and drop-title]

First edition (?). Small 4to (23 cm.), folded into narrow 8vo wrappers. (8) pp., text in double columns on two of the pages. Illustrated from six full-page beautiful color lithographs by James McKell, picturing a polo match proceeding beyond spectators in the foreground, two couples and an instructor shooting clay targets, a couple in hunting pink riding to the hounds, a gentleman in suit and tie, with his African-American guide paddling his boat, bass fishing in a pine-bordered pond, a couple quail shooting over a pair of setters, and two couples out for a country drive in their touring car, and several smaller similar images on the pages printing the text; the wrappers are illustrated with a seventh large illustration, picturing a young woman teeing off on a golf course while being observed by a male companion and their African-American caddie. Not in Thornton. Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Very good. Original color illustrated wrappers. (10258). Promotional for Pinehurst and Southern Pines, North Carolina, and Camden, South Carolina, using the services of the railway for transportation, and listing only a few hotels and inns for each town (adding several also for Pine Bluff, N.C., and Columbia, S.C.). The promotional text covers only half of two columns, leaving the beautiful McKell illustrations featuring well-to-do sporting types, fashionably dressed for the 1920s, to make the sale. James C. McKell (1884-1956), a native of Burlington, Iowa, studied art in Des Moines and Philadelphia before opening a studio in the latter city in 1909. By the late 1910s his illustrations were appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and he was soon producing travel posters, illustrations for "Country Gentleman" and "Ladies Home Journal" and pulp magazine covers, and eventually provided artwork for illustrations in novels, and business ephemera, in addition to continuing his long term relationship with Saturday Evening Post.
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LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF JAMES IREDELL, One of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States

McRee, Griffith J. First edition (Weeks, p. 29: "The printing of these volumes was paid for by James C. Johnston of Edenton, N.C."). 8vo. 2 volumes: viii, 570, (2, ad leaf); vii, 607, (2, ad leaf) pp. Frontispiece portrait, engraved facsimile of Iredell's bookplate; errata slip. An excellent association copy, inscribed on the front endpaper "Honl. Wm. C. Rives / with the respects of / James C. Johnston / Hayes March 6th 1865"; Johnston (1782-1865) and his father Samuel Johnston (Governor of N.C., 1787-1789, first U.S. Senator from N.C., and close friend of Iredell's) built Hayes Plantation, where this copy was signed, in Edenton, N.C. in the early years of the 19th century; at the younger Johnston's death, the plantation passed into the hands of a business associate whose descendants sold and donated the papers and books from the Hayes Library in the early 1980s. Among the papers was a copy of the Declaration of Independence that had come from the papers of Joseph Hewes, a signer from N.C., and, like Iredell and Johnson, a resident of Edenton. Rives (1793-1868; U.S. Senator, 1841-1845), a Virginian, served as Minister to France, 1829-1833 and 1849-1853; two months after writing the inscription in this book, Johnston died and Rives followed in 1868. Sabin 43653. Howes M-185. Thornton 8284b. Weeks, p. 29: "The story of Judge Iredell's life is told in his letters and those of his friends, including all the men who were prominent in Revolutionary times in North Carolina . the book is the best and almost only authority for the social, political, and intellectual life of N.C., 1776-1800." Some foxing and minor marginal staining, but a very good copy with an excellent association. Original brown cloth (faded, some spotting), gilt spine titles (faded). (10223).