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An Essay on the Principle of Population

First Edition



The world’s population is now 7.4 billion people. As we stand witness to a possible reversal of modernity’s positive trends, Thomas Malthus’s pessimism is worth full reconsideration.

With the first published version of Malthus’s Essay (1798) are selections from the expanded version (1803), which he considered definitive, as well as his Appendix (1806). Accompanying the text is an introduction and explanatory annotations by Joyce E. Chaplin and a rich selection of supporting materials. A chronology and a bibliography are also included.

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    Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography

    Benjamin Franklin, Joyce E. Chaplin

    First Edition, Paperback, 2012

    The only edition of the celebrated Autobiography that includes the long-missing and recently identified “Wagon Letters.”