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Corrections to the First Printing of Volumes I-X*(Additional to the list in Vol. X, p. 411) - David Ricardo, The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, Vol. 11 General Index 
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, ed. Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2005). Vol. 11 General Index.
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[p. 45] Identification of ‘Piercy Ravenstone, M.A.’ Ricardo refers several times with interest to the book, A few Doubts as to the Correctness of some Opinions generally entertained on the subjects of Population and Political Economy, ‘by Piercy Ravenstone, M.A.’1 It has been generally accepted that ‘Piercy Ravenstone’ is a pseudonym,2 and it is now possible to give the author’s real name.
A copy of A few Doubts has come to light, on the title-page of which ‘Piercy Ravenstone, M.A.’ has been crossed out, and ‘Richard Puller’ written in; ‘Puller on Political Economy’ is lettered on the spine of the binding, which is contemporary; this may well have been the author’s own copy. Another copy, which is in the Feltrinelli Library in Milan, is inscribed on the fly-leaf: ‘The real author of this book was Richard Puller, brother of Sir Christopher Puller, Chief-Justice of Bengal, and uncle of Christopher Puller, member for Hertfordshire about 1858. The present head of the family is Charles Puller, of Youngsbury, Herts.’3
The chapter on Machinery (which was added in ed. 3 of the Principles, 1821) was first translated into French in the Paris edition of 1847, and the above passage read as follows: ‘l’opinion des classes ouvrières sur les machines qu’ils croient fatales à leurs intérêts, ne repose pas seulement sur l’erreur et les préjugés, mais sur les principes les plus fermes, les plus nets de l’Économie politique.’1 (Editor’s italics.)
The intrusion of the word ‘seulement’ made nonsense of the whole statement. The editor of the next French edition (1882) tried to put it right without referring to the original English; and taking it for granted that Ricardo must have held the orthodox view, amended the passage to read: ‘l’opinion des classes ouvrières sur les machines qu’ils croient fatales à leurs intérêts, ne repose pas seulement sur l’erreur et les préjugés, mais sur l’ignorance des principes les plus fermes, les plus nets, de l’Économie politique.’2 (Editor’s italics.) Thus the revised version represented Ricardo as saying precisely the opposite of what he had actually said.
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