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The Rev.d T. R. Malthus, M.A._F. R. S.
The Rev.d T. R. Malthus, M.A._F. R. S. Professor of History & Political Economy at the East India College, and Author of an Essay on the principle of Population, &c. &c.
Painted & Engraved By J. Linnell.
Lonson, Published, January 1.st 1834 for John Linnell, Porchester Terrace, Bayswater by Dominic Colnaghi & C.o Pall Mall East.
Very fine mezzotint, plate 455 x 345mm (18 x 13½"), with large margins.
Three quarter length portrait of Thomas Robert Malthus (1766 1834) seated on a chair with a book in his lap, dressed in an academic gown over his dark tailcoat. Malthus was an English cleric, scholar and influential economist in the fields of political economy and demography. In his 1798 book An Essay on the Principle of Population, Malthus observed that an increase in a nation's food production improved the well-being of the population, but the improvement was temporary because it led to population growth, which in turn restored the original per capita production level. In other words, humans had a tendency to utilize abundance for population growth rather than for maintaining a high standard of living, a view that has become known as the "Malthusian trap."
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