"THE FIRST SYSTEMATIC TREATISE ON ECONOMICS FROM THE PEN OF AN AMERICAN": VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF RAYMOND'S INFLUENTIAL THOUGHTS ON POLITICAL ECONOMY, 1820
RAYMOND, Daniel. Thoughts on Political Economy. Baltimore, 1820.
First edition of Raymond's pioneering work on political economy, boldly challenging Smith's Wealth of Nations in opposing laissez faire, free trade and principles of individualism, praised by John Adams as "a proud monument of American literature," arguing government "should be like a good shepherd, who supports and nourishes the weak and feeble ones in his flock," one of only750 copies, a very scarce uncut copy. $9500.