First Collected Edition
CAREY, Mathew. Essays on Political Economy. or the Most Certain Means of Promoting the Wealth, Power, Resources, and Happiness of Nations, applied particularly to the United States. Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea- Chesnut Street , 1822.
First collected edition. Octavo (8 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches; 214 x 135 mm). ii, [4], [iii]-x, [2], [9]-546, [10, index] pp. With general title-page and title-pages for all essays except The Farmer's & Planter's Friend which is not required for correct collation. We could find no copies of this at auction in over thirty years. Book comprises:

Addresses of the Philadelphia Society for the Promotion of National Industry. Philadelphia, 1822. Sixth Edition.


The New Olive Branch: or the Attempt to Establish an Identity of Interest Between Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce: And to Prove that a Large Portion of the Manufacturing Industry of this Nation Has Been Sacrificed to Commerce, and that the Commerce Has Suffered by this Policy Nearly as Much as Manufactures. Philadelphia: M. Carey & Sones, 1821. Second Edition.


Address to Congress: Being a View of the Ruinous Consequences of a Dependence on Foreign Markets for the Sale of the Great Staples of this Nation, Flour, Cotton, and Tobacco... [1822]. First published May 10, 1820. Second Edition.


Address to the farmers of the United States, on the Ruinous Consequences to their Vital Interests, of the Existing Policy of this Country. [1822]. First published Feb 11, 1821. Second Edition.


The Farmer's & Planter's Friend.

Contemporary full sheep. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. With previous owner Andrew Gray's signature on first leaf of text. Front hinge cracked but holding. Boards and spine rubbed. A one-inch chip to bottom of spine at joint. Pages toned as usual for American paper. A closed tear to page 404. Still a very good copy.

Mathew Carey was a publisher and economist. "The colorful and productive life of Mathew Carey started in Ireland in 1760. Receiving a liberal education, he chose the business of printer and bookseller, and published a controversial political broadside and fled to France, meeting Benjamin Franklin and the Marquis de Lafayette. Returning to Ireland after a year's stay, he established a successful new opposition newspaper called the Volunteer's Journal. It printed attacks on Parliament which led to his arraignment before the House of Commons for libel in 1784, and imprisonment. After his release in 1784, he moved to Philadelphia. Lafayette loaned him money to start the newspaper, The Pennsylvania Herald, which was popular and covered legislative debates. Carey then published of The American Museum, (1786-1792). In 1791 he married, and opened a small bookselling shop... His publishing company became the largest and most successful in America at the time, featuring the Quarto Family Bible and such writers as Sir Walter Scott and James Fennimore Cooper. In 1814 he wrote the Olive Branch, or Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic, a recognized authority in regard to the political history of the period before the War of 1812. In 1820 his New Olive Branch endeavored to harmonize various classes of society, followed in 1822 with Essays on Political Economy, and a series of tracts supporting tarifs as the only means of advancing all classes... He was a key figure in keeping the revolutionary spirit alive in early America, and in establishing a national book distribution network." (Penn State University Libraries).

Andrew Gray was a politician from Delaware.

Einaudi. Goldsmiths'. Howes C141. Kress. Sabin 10866.

HBS # 68692 $1,000

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