QUESNAY, François. Traité de la gangrène.
Paris : 1749First edition. An early work by the French Enlightenment economist François Quesnay (1694-1774), intellectual leader of the physiocrats, the first systematic school of political economy. He is best known for his important Tableau économique (1758). Quesnay originally trained as a physician and, at the time of publication of the Traité de la gangrène,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 96589
QUESNAY, Francois. Magnificent autograph letter signed, to François Véron Duverger de Forbonnais.
[Versailles] : 1758One of two known letters of Quesnay's correspondence with Forbonnais, giving a valuable insight into Quesnay's working methods. The letter concerns two works, one by Quesnay, the other by Forbonnais.
The first part of the letter deals with Forbonnais' Recherches et Considerations sur Ies Finances de la France, which was anonymously published in Basel... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 86329
(QUESNAY, Francois.) BELLIAL DES VERTUS, le Sieur de, attributed author, [but see below.] Essai sur l'administration des terres.
Paris : 1759First edition of a work which has been attributed to Quesnay since it expresses many Physiocratic beliefs, in particular those relating to agriculture and its importance to the country's economy.
Scholarship, both past and present, remains divided on its authorship. Higgs refused to acknowledge the work to be Quesnay's (he lists it as by le Sieur... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 118440
(QUESNAY.) ALBON, C. C. F., Comte de. Eloge historique de M. Quesnay.
Paris : 1775Very rare first edition in book form of this obituary of Quesnay, which first appeared in the Nouvelles ephémérides économiques, in May 1775. Another edition, by Cailleau, appeared later the same year. Albon here gives an outline of physiocratic teaching, and points out Quesnay's influential distinction between the natural and the legal right, something... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 107291