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  1. Money and Trade considered.
    [LAW, John.] Money and Trade considered.

    Edinburgh : 1705

    First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they are all the same. Of the few... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 117696

  2. 127370
    (LAW, John.) Arrest du Conseil d'Estat du Roy, qui ordonne que les Billets de la Banque Generale, établie par les Lettres Patentes des 2. & 20. May dernier, seront reçûs comme argent pour le payement de toutes les especes de Droits & d'Impositions dans tous les bureau

    [Paris : 1717

    A rare folio broadside concerning Law's Banque generale, dated 10 April 1717, the next step in his aim to establish the bank as the bank of the government.
    "Law was not content to just run a private bank. His vision, as reflected in his earlier mémoires, involved a great deal more than this. He wanted the state to be formally involved in the banking... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 127370

  3. 135019
    (LAW, John.) ANON. Curieuse Anmerckungen über den Staat von Franckreich, welchen Ludwig der XIV. zeit seiner Regierung fest gegründet, und nunmehro der Regente durch die listigen Rathschläge des Mr. Laws zu allgemeiner Bewunderung glücklich verbessert.

    Leipzig : 1720

    Rare first edition of this anonymous account of the State of France under Louis XIV and under the Regent, who "under the clever guidance of Mr. Law has to the amazement of all fortunately improved it" (our translation). Dedicated to "Mons. Law" who, "der Welt bey anderthalb Jahren so viel zu reden gemacht hat", the stubbornly anonymous author (he signs... Learn More
    £11,250.00

    Stock Code: 135019

  4. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment in his role as controller-general of finance of France.
    LAW, John. Autograph letter signed to an unnamed "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment in his role as controller-general of finance of France.

    Paris : 1720

    A fine example of the famous speculator John Law's signature, appended to an autograph letter written in a neat cursive secretarial hand, to an unknown "Monsieur", giving orders for the provision of payment, written during perhaps the most prosperous period of Law's career, following Law's appointment to the post of controller-general of finance of... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 125706

  5. Observations on the Scheme of Mr. Law, in France, and of Sir Humphrey Mackworth, in Great-Britain: And Concerning the Establishing Paper-Money, and Forcing Credit.
    (LAW, John.) (Sir Humphrey Mackworth, attributed author.) Observations on the Scheme of Mr. Law, in France, and of Sir Humphrey Mackworth, in Great-Britain: And Concerning the Establishing Paper-Money, and Forcing Credit.

    London : [1720]

    First and only edition of a very scarce work comparing the financial schemes of John Law and Sir Humphrey Mackworth, two figures infamous in financial history for their activities in paper credit and speculation, apparently written by Mackworth himself in defence of his own projects and schemes, as outlined in his 1720 pamphlet "A Proposal for Payment... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 109322

  6. Money and Trade Considered:
    LAW, John. Money and Trade Considered:

    Glasgow : 1750

    First Foulis press edition, originally published in 1705. Money and Trade Considered was the seminal work of the Scottish financial adventurer and French finance minister John Law (1671-1729), in which he argued that an expansion of the money supply would produce an expansion in output and consequently an export surplus. He therefore proposed that Scotland... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 134860

  7. 125365
    LAW, John. Money and Trade Considered:

    Glasgow : 1760

    Second Foulis Press edition, originally published by the press in 1750, first published in London in 1705. The Foulis Press was renowned for the quality of their paper, typography and book design, and their works are rarely found uncut in boards. Money and Trade Considered was the seminal work of the Scottish financial adventurer and French finance... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 125365

  8. Œuvres complètes publiées pour la première fois par Paul Harsin.
    LAW, John. Œuvres complètes publiées pour la première fois par Paul Harsin.

    Paris : 1934

    First edition of this important and scholarly edition of Law's works, the first modern attempt to include all of Law's writings and correspondence, preceded only by the collected edition published in 1790 by Sénovert. More recent scholarship has discounted some of the works included here as Law's, but it remains a very useful edition. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 105281

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