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THE high esteem in which Mr Ricardo's works are held,
and their increasing scarcity, have occasioned their being
collected, and published in this volume. It contains, in
addition to the “Principles of Political Economy and Tax-
ation,” and his detached Tracts, his Essays on the Funding
System and on Parliamentary Reform, and his Speech on
the Ballot, originally published in the Supplement to the
Encyclopædia Britannica and in the Scotsman. A short
Sketch of his Life and Writings is prefixed to the work;
and an Index is subjoined to facilitate its consultation.

LoNDoN, April 1846.

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