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(QUESNAY, François.) Will, J. G., & Jean-Charles François (engrs.) Pair of engraved portraits of François Quesnay.
Paris : 1747 & 1767The first of these two portraits, engraved by J.G. Will after a painting by J. Chevallier in 1745, depicts Quesnay seated, surrounded by books and papers. That of François, engraved in 1767 after a painting by Frédoux, is particularly interesting, employing a variety of artistic styles. Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 110063
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, 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, François.] Physiocratie, ou constitution naturelle du gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain. Publié par Du Pont, des Sociétés Royales d'Agriculture de Soissons & d'Orléans, & Correspondant de la Société d'Émulation de Londres.
Pékin, and sold in Paris : 1767First edition, the extremely rare first issue with the fictitious Pékin imprint on the title pages of both parts, in the corrected state. Issued thus to avoid French censorship, but in fact printed in Paris, the Pékin issue was printed in very small numbers and swiftly withdrawn because of a reference made by the editor, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours,... Learn More£110,000.00
Stock Code: 124093
(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
[PATTULLO, Henry.] Essai sur l'amelioration des terres.
Paris : 1758First edition, scarce, of a highly influential book: "Its influence was to be very great and Pattullo was to be quoted throughout the rest of the century as one of the famous agriculturists of his time, and the founder of a definite agricultural system the Essai is a handbook of English farming for the use of the French" (Andre J. Bourde, The Influence... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 102146