The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Ravenstone, Piercy

  • D. P. O’Brien
Reference work entry


Attention was drawn to a book bearing this author’s name because it is mentioned in the Ricardo–Malthus–Mill correspondence. The true identity of the author is not known for certain, although Sraffa (1973), on the basis of two separate identifications in libraries, suggests it was Richard Puller (fl. 1789–1831); on the basis of internal evidence, Dorfman (1966) had previously suggested that the author was an Anglican clergyman, Edward Edwards.

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  1. Sraffa, P. (ed.) 1952, 1973. The works and correspondence of David Ricardo, vols. IX, XI. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Royal Economic Society.Google Scholar

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