An Expert on Political Economy Defends Primogeniture and Entail McCulloch, J[ohn] R[amsay] [1789-1864]. A Treatise on the Succession to Property Vacant by Death: Including Inquiries into the Influence of Primogeniture, Entails, Compulsory Partition, Foundations, &c. Over the Public Interests. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848. vi, , 193,  pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Near-contemporary pebbled cloth, recently rebacked, gilt institution name to front board, gilt institution insignia to rear board, lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, faint inkstamps to title page and a few other leaves. $650. * Only edition. McCulloch was comptroller of the Stationary Office and one of the first experts on public finance. In addition to this work and related articles in the Scotsman, Edinburgh Review and Encyclopedia Britannica, he compiled and annotated the Literature of Political Economy, an important reference work. His Treatise on the Succession to Property Vacant by Death is a carefully argued defense of the law of primogeniture and entail. Kress Library of Business and Economics Catalogue C.7477. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:224.
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