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(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139173
(MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135517
SAINT-FOND, Barthélemy Faujas de. Voyage en Angleterre, en Écosse et aux îles Hébrides;
Paris : 1797First edition of this account of Saint-Fond's (1741-1819) travels to Britain in the year 1784, with important observations on the geology of northern England and Scotland, most notably his recognition that Fingal's Cave was a volcanic formation, which had gone unnoticed by Joseph Banks. The work also includes anecdotes of Banks, John Whitehurst and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 127675
DESTUTT DE TRACY, Antoine Louis Claude. Élémens d'idéologie; [together with] Commentaire sur l'esprit des lois de Montesquieu.
Paris : 1825-8Early edition of the author's magnum opus, Élémens d'idéologie, and his commentary on Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws. Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) was one of the founding members of the liberal republican group the Idéologues and famously coined the term "ideology" (in the sense of a "science of the formation of ideas"). While in prison for a year... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 113435
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Anthropologie structurale; [together with] Anthropologie structurale deux.
[Paris] : 1958 & 1973Scarce first edition, first impression, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to fellow social anthropologist and ethnologist Sir Raymond Firth on the half-titles, "A Raymond Firth, avec l'amitié de Claude Lévi Strauss" and "To Raymond Firth, with warmest regards, Claude Lévi Strauss". Anthropologie structurale and Anthropologie structurale... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 118218
CAILLARD, Antoine Bernard. Catalogue des livres rares et précieux de la bibliothéque.
Paris : 1810First edition, second issue, presentation copy from a member of Caillard's family, inscribed "Donné à Monsieur Grutter, par son ami S. C. Caillard" on the half-title, with the rare four page sale schedule. First published by Debure in 1808, the catalogue was printed again, with the additional schedule inserted, for the posthumous auction of the library... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122638
SKARBEK, Frédéric. Théorie des richesses sociales.
Paris : 1829First edition of Skarbek's most substantial contribution to economic theory, which influenced Karl Marx's theory of labour. A reworking of the author's Gospodarstwo narodowe... first published in Warsaw (1820-21), it is divided into two parts, the first discussing production, exchange, revenue and consumption; the second a general examination... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141057
ROBBE-GRILLET, Alain. Dans le labyrinthe.
Paris : 1959First edition, out-of-series for presentation from an edition of 70 plus 7 numbered hors-commerce copes, inscribed from the author to the distinguished editor and journalist François Erval on the front free endpaper, "A François Erval, qui a deja fait tant pour faire connaitre ces recherches, avec tout l'amitié de Robbe Grillet, 30 Sept. 59. Journ... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 119590
WALRAS, Leon. [A single volume containing 10 titles demonstrating Walras's developing theories of economic equilibrium.]
Various places : 1874-91A substantial pamphlet volume, including the first edition of Théorie de la monnaie and the first separate editions of his articles on bimetallism and price variation, from the years of his "second phase of theoretical activity, his period of high creativity and maximum theoretical prolificacy" (Walker, p. 9), when he was in the process of developing... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 116829
(MOORE, Henry.) CRAMER, Gérald; Alistair Grant; David Mitchinson. Henry Moore. Catalogue of Graphic Work. [Together with signed lithograph].
Geneva : 1973Signed limited edition, number 110 of 200 copies signed by Henry Moore. Loosely inserted as issued is a signed lithograph of "Seated Mother and Child" (1973), which is printed on Barcham Green, numbered 35/100 and housed in its original card chemise. This deluxe edition of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's work in the print medium from 1931 to... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 100475
HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.
Paris : 1817First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in Mémoires de physique et de chimie de la societe Arcueil 3 (1817). The work is notable for containing the first map to show the use of isotherms, a term Humboldt coined for lines of equal average temperatures. The chart extends only across the northern hemisphere, from America to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 90281
OLIVIER, Jean. Fencing familiarized: or a New Treatise on the Art of Small Sword.
London : 1780Second edition, first published in 1771, of this fine work on the use of the short sword, most attractively illustrated with a new set of plates; the dedication is also new (dated 18 February 1780) and the dedicatee is Charles Stanhope, third earl of Harrington, army officer, who concluded his career with the colonelcy of the first Life Guards. Olivier... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135146
COURNOT, Antoine Augustin. Principes de la Théorie des Richesses.
Paris : 1863First edition. Cournot was the first "to visualize the general interdependence of all economic quantities and the necessity of representing this cosmos by a system of equations" (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, 1986, p. 467). In 1838 he published Recherches sur les Principes Mathématiques de la Théorie des Richesses. Perhaps because he... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123005
(TURGOT.) [RULIÉ, Pierre.] Théorie de l'Intéret de l'Argent,
Paris : 1780First edition. The work is assigned by Barbier to Pierre Rulié, a parish priest of Saint Pierre de Cahors, with the text then revised by J. L. Gouttes and by Turgot. The treatise serves to justify the commercial loaning of money at interest, and instigated various refutations by the clergy, incensed by its defence of usury. Turgot's 1770 paper on lending... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 129392
BÖHM-BAWERK, Eugen von. Histoire Critique des Théories de l'Intérêt du Capital.
Paris : 1902-1903First edition in French of Geschichte und Kritik der Kapitalzins-Theorien (1884, this taken from the second German edition of 1900), "an exhaustive survey of the alternative treatments of the phenomenon of interest: use theories, productivity theories, abstinence theories, and many more. Most significant in this early work is his devastating... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139981
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.
Paris & London : 1818Second edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont. This work was first published in English as The Rationale of Reward, (London, J. & H. Hunt, 1825) and The Rationale of Punishment, (London, R. Heward, 1830), both translated and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 101528
(SILK WEAVING) SIMMONDS, S. Théorie du Tissage [Theory of Weaving]
?Lyon : c.1900Exceptional French course workbook in superb, fresh condition, concentrating entirely on silk production and weaving and containing a spectacular array of fabric samples from simple taffetas and serges to pekins, fantasies, and royales, in a range of superb colours and patterns. Most likely generated at the École de Tissage in Lyons, the French silk... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139189
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Critique de la raison dialectique (précédé de Question de méthode). Tome I. Théorie des ensembles pratiques.
Paris : 1960First edition, first impression of Sartre's second major philosophical work, with the title misprinted Question rather than Questions de méthode, one of 85 copies printed on vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, this copy numbered 55.
The Critique "is the result of sustained thinking which began in the fifties, that is, at the same time he was drawing... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 134749
HELIODORUS of Emesa. Les Amours de Theagene et Chariclee.
Paris : 1623A fine volume with the suite of engravings from the first Thiboust edition of the popular ancient Greek romance, the Aethiopica of Heliodorus of Emesa. Jacques Amyot's translation of Heliodorus, first published in 1547, introduced the work to France, where it long retained its popularity. The iconography of the Aethiopica is of considerable interest.... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 65944
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.
London : 1811First edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont.
"Samuel Bentham, Jeremy's brother, had long been urging Bentham to translate, or get translated into French, his writings on legislation, in order that his name and views... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 98719
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Qu'est-ce que la propriété?
Paris : 1841Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis, together with the first editions of his two succeeding works, the "deuxième" and "troisième" memoirs. Qu'est-ce que la propriété? was first published in 1840, and shocked its readership with its famous assertion that "all property is theft", which remains widely cited among radical... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129328
BOULAINVILLIERS, Henri de. Etat de la France,
London : 1727-8First edition. Boulainvillier's work, an administrative survey of France, provides an essential account of the political and social structure of the Ancien Régime. As with his other historical works, published in the years following his death in 1722, Boulainvillier strongly supports the right of the parlements and nobility against the absolutism of... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 141842
MORELLET, André. Mémoire sur la situation actuelle de la Compagnie des Indes: seconde édition, augmentée d'une Historie de la Compagnie...
Paris : 1769Second, enlarged, and best edition of the first work, first published in the same year; first edition of the other works. The Abbé Morellet (1727-1819), by conviction a persistent supporter of free trade, wrote many pamphlets and polemics attacking privilege and monopoly. In his Mémoire, Morellet gives a succinct history of the Compagnie des Indes... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 93593
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Abrégé des éléments d'économie politique pure.
Paris & Lausanne, : 1938First abridged edition, presentation copy from the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by Leduc on the half-title: "Au prof. Robbins Hommage respectueux signature". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140621
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. De l'Origine et des Progrès d'une Science Nouvelle.
London & Paris : 1768First edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy. This copy has leaf B1 in the rare, uncancelled state. Schumpeter, in his discussion on the physiocrats, calls Dupont "by far the ablest of the lot" (p. 226) and Palgrave notes; "If Quesnay was the father of... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 112212
PERREAU, Jean André. Mizrim, ou le Sage a la Cour, Histoire Egyptienne.
Neuchatel : 1782First edition of Perreau's fable, accounting for the life of Mizrim, a wise man in the service of the Egyptian pharaoh Ozymandias, who serves as a minister of the realm and is entrusted with the education of the pharaoh's son. Perreau (1749-1813), a physiocrat and protégé of Mirabeau, uses the tale as a discourse on good kingship and just politics.
The... Learn More£1,300.00
Stock Code: 127809
LUCHET, Pierre Louis de La Roche du Maine Marquis de. Histoire de Messieurs Paris.
[Laussane : 1776First edition of this work on the Paris brothers, based on a manuscript autobiography composed in 1729 by Claude Paris (1670-1744) for his children, and purporting to show how a kingdom can, in five years, pass from stagnation to a flourishing economy. Luchet (1740-1792) was a French essayist and theatre manager, whose other works included an essay... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118822
MIRABEAU, Honoré Gabriel, comte de. Considérations sur l'Ordre de Cincinnatus ou imitation d'un pamphlét Anglo-Americain...
London : 1784First edition, second issue, including the translation of Price's work for the first time. In the present work Mirabeau agreed with the argument put forward by Burke: the Order of Cincinnati was detrimental to the ideals of the new American republic. Based on an anonymous American pamphlet which had criticised the proposed Order of Cincinnati (Considerations... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 115180
SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. Études sur les sciences sociales.
Paris : 1836-8First edition of one of the author's last works, an enlarged compilation of most of his writings on economy. "In order to explain, once for all, his entire social philosophy, Sismondi had the happy idea to assemble, and to publish under the title Etudes sur les sciences sociales, an old treatise on political constitutions which forty years earlier he... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 113296
DUPUIT, A. J. Etienne-Juvenal. De la mesure de l'utilité des travaux publics;
Paris : 1844 & 1849First edition of Dupuit's two articles, printed in numbers 116 and 207 of the Annales des ponts et chaussées. The copy of the economist Henry Ludwell Moore, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper and his extensive pencilled annotations to the articles, mostly in English with some French. The annotations mostly take the form of summaries... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127699
(BRAUNER, Victor, illus.) GOLL, Yvan. Le Char triomphal de l'antimoine.
Paris : 1949First and limited edition, pre-publication presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "à Adolphe de Milly avec mon trés amical souvenir, Yvan Goll, Paris 11 avril 1949"; number 90 of 300 copies on Rives (from a total edition of 333). The colophon notes that "cet ouvrage a été achevé d'imprimeur le 15 Mai 1949". The recipient was a French-born... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 122170
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Traités de législation civile et pénale,
Paris : 1802First edition, translated and edited by Étienne Dumont, from Bentham's manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont of Bentham's ideas.
"Romilly tells an amusing story of Bentham's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 101581
BAILLET, Adrien. Auteurs deguisez sous des noms étrangers;
Paris : 1690First edition of the first work in French devoted to pseudonyms. "Unlike Latin works on pseudonyms of the period, Baillet does not simply unmask authors who have written under assumed names; instead he offers a history of the practices, civil and ecclesiastical, of naming and re-naming, as well as a reflection on and a limited justification for the... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 128678
PELLARIN, Charles. Lettre de Fourier au grand juge (4 Nivôse an XII).
Paris : 1874First edition of one of Charles Fourier's important early writings, inscribed by the editor of the work and one of his most enthusiastic disciples, Charles Pellarin, "A madam Miyneros ?, Hommage de son dévoué condisciple Ch. Pellarin", on the half-title. François Marie Charles Fourier (1722-1837) is considered one of the founders of utopian socialism;... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 126495
MORELLET, André. Prospectus d'un nouveau dictionnaire de commerce.
Paris : 1769First edition of the prospectus for Morellet's planned but ultimately unrealised Dictionnaire de commerce, issued with his Catalogue, considered "the first bibliography of economic literature" (Carpenter, p. 2).
"This prospectus, which is undoubtedly one of the very best specimens of that class of works, was intended to exhibit the principles... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 122249
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie politique appliquée.
Lausanne & Paris : 1936First Leduc edition, inscribed by the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins on the half-title: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140622
BAUDELAIRE, Charles; Féli Gautier (ed.) Carnet de Charles Baudelaire.
Paris : 1911First edition, one of 100 copies printed. This copy unnumbered but inscribed on the limitation page by the publisher to the Parisian bookseller and publisher Edouard Champion (1882-1938): "A Monsieur Edouard Champion en remerciement de son amabilité, J. Chevrel." With two loosely inserted autograph letters written by the author of the introduction,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 95783
SAINT-MARTIN, Louis Vivien de. Histoire de la Géographie.
Paris : 1873 & 1874First edition of Saint-Martin's study of geography's history.
Louis Vivien de Saint-Martin (1802-1897) was a French geographer, historian and writer who also produced several works of history and a 25-volume translation of the works of Walter Scott. He "developed the taste for geographic knowledge, at a time when, in Paris, no one much cared... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117631
(MATISSE, Henri.) ROUVEYRE, André. Apollinaire.
Paris : 1952First edition thus, first printing, number 233 of 300 on vélin d'arches, from a total edition of 350, with the chemise and slipcase in unusually nice condition.
The friendship between the caricaturist and writer André Rouveyre (1879-1962) and the artist Henri Matisse (1869-1954) left a trail of art works and a correspondence of over 1 100 letters.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 132731
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de Monsieur Turgot.
London : 1786The true first edition of Condorcet's life of Turgot, Gertis's edition A, the first of four editions published with a London imprint in 1786. Condorcet was a strong supporter of Turgot, who had attempted to implement physiocratic ideas as the French finance minister from 1774 to 1776. His biography seeks to vindicate Turgot's thought and work, and is... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127444
NECKER, Jacques. Collection complette de tous les ouvrages …
Utrecht : 1781First edition of this collection of works by and about Jacques Necker, presenting a variety of contemporary opinions, both positive and negative, on his time and influence as finance minister for Louis XVI (1777-81). Despite proving to be a popular and capable reformer he had enemies at court who, led by Marie-Antoinette, plotted his dismissal in 1781.... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 126500
DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.
Paris : 1912First edition, first impression, of one of the author's most influential works, his sociological study of religion. "In his last great work, The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, Durkheim gave his most compelling demonstration of the structuralist method, tracing relationships between social organization, religious beliefs, and such fundamental... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114093
MASSON, Fredéric. Napoléon et Son Fils.
Paris : 1904First edition, first impression, number 783 of 800 copies. Frederic Masson (1847-1923) was a French historian who specialised in Napoleonic history and produced a series of biographical works about Napoleon and his family, including the present title. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 125547
HUME, David. Œuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites de l'anglois. Tome premier [- septième]. Nouvelle édition.
London : 1788Most complete edition, by virtue of the inclusion of Hume's writings on economics, being the third, enlarged edition of the second French collected works of Hume, first published in 1759-64. "The contents are differently ordered and vol. 7... is an addition, containing seven of the Political Discourses of 1752 translated by Mlle. de la Chaux" in 1767... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 113403
GOYON DE LA PLOMBANIE, Henri. La France Agricole et Marchande.
Avignon : 1762First edition of this economic utopia. Published anonymously, as were many of Goyon de la Plombanie's works. Foreshadowing the effects of increased production on society, the results of industrialisation, urban migration and overcrowding, he proposed the use of cartography to document natural borders and indicate ownership and the improvement of road... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 93463
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Œuvres, jurisconsulte anglais.
Brussels : 1829-30First collected edition of Bentham's works, edited and partly translated into French by Bentham's collaborator and disciple Etienne Dumont, preceding by 8 years the first English collected edition. "Even in the English-speaking world it was largely through Dumont's versions that Bentham came to be read" (Dinwiddy, p. 293). Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123580
HELVÉTIUS, Claude-Adrien. De l'Esprit.
Paris : 1758Rare first edition, printing B, of the controversial French Enlightenment philosopher's most radical work, "On the Mind", with annotations transcribed from those made by Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his own personal copy, thus foregrounding the importance of Helvétius and Rousseau's dialogue to contemporary and subsequent readings of De l'Esprit.
In... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 117797
(JONES, E. T.) BOCHET, Pierre-Alexis. Le guide du comptable, ou nouveaux éléments de comptabilité commerciale, méthode synthétique, brève et facile,
Paris : 1863First edition, rare. Bochet prefaces his work with a summary of Edward Jones's work of 1796 on single entry bookkeeping. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 104928
[MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de.] De l'Esprit des loix.
Geneva : First edition of this classic of social science, "one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century" (PMM), very rare complete with the errata in the final state.
Several emendations were made to the text after some copies had been issued, including cancelling certain leaves which had risky statements on monarchy, on Richelieu, and on... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 131773
MARCEAU, Marcel. Les rêveries de Bip.
Paris : 1978First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A Hubert Juin, de tout coeur, Bip flower, Marcel Marceau 1978". Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown". The recipient, in fact Hubert Loescher (1926-1987), was a Belgian poet, novelist,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140934
(LEVITZKY BINDING.) LECONTE DE LISLE, Charles Marie René. Poèmes Antiques; Poèms Barbares; Poèmes Tragiques; Derniers Poèmes.
Paris : [c.1900]An attractively bound set of Leconte de Lisle's poetry, published as part of Lemerre's Petite Bibliotheque Libraire series. It consists of four works: Poèmes Antiques (first published in 1852); Poèms Barbares (1862 as Poésies barbares); Poèmes Tragiques (1884); and Derniers Poemes (1895). Georges Levitsky was a 20th-century Odessa-born binder in... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123292
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph manuscript.
c.1952An unpublished fragment from Sartre's unfinished novel, La Dernière Chance, the final volume of his projected tetralogy, Les Chemins de la liberté (Roads of Freedom). Two chapters had appeared in Les Temps modernes in 1949 under the title Drôle d'amitié (Strange Friendship), but Sartre dropped the work in 1952.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129308
[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
CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece.
Paris : 1782First edition, first issue, the Discours Préliminaire concluding on the fourth line of page xvi. First volume only, but complete in itself, and without doubt one of the most desirable of all 18th-century works on Greece. A second volume was published in two parts, the first in 1809, and the "final biographical livraison was published posthumously"... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 83997
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle.
London & Paris : 1768First edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy. Schumpeter, in his discussion on the physiocrats, calls Dupont "by far the ablest of the lot" (p. 226) and Palgrave notes: "If Quesnay was the father of physiocracy, Dupont was its godfather, for he gave it... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 123576
FRANKLIN, Benjamin. Œuvres.
Paris : 1773First collected edition in French of the author's collected works. The first part is entirely devoted to electricity and includes previously unpublished pieces. Translated by Jacques Barbeu-Dubourg (1709-1779) from the fourth edition in the original English. A close friend of Franklin and his translator and publisher in France, Barbeu-Dubourg was also... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 98387
ROEDERER, Pierre Louis, comte. Œuvres.
Paris : 1853-9A handsome set of the works of Roederer (1754-1835), prominent French politician during the Revolution and first French Republic. This set was owned and custom bound for Yves Marsaudon (1899-1985), with his bookplate to front pastedowns and his gilt initials at foot of spines; a prominent free mason, Marsaudon converted from Catholicism to the Orthodox... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 122618
PLUMARD DE DANGEUL, Louis-Joseph. Remarques les avantages et les desavantages de la France et de la Gr. Bretagne, par rapport au commerce, et aux autres Sources de la Puissance des Etats.
Leyden : 1754Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this popular work comparing the British and French political economies, this copy from the library of André Morellet, a collection which was largely acquired as reading material during the preparation of his Encyclopédie.
Although it claimed to be a translation, Plumard de Dangeul published... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 120792