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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
(TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques, trans.) TUCKER, Josiah. Questions importantes sur le commerce,
London [i.e Paris?] : 1755First edition in French of the second part of Tucker's Reflections on the Expediency of a Law for the Naturalization of Foreign Protestants (1752), translated by Turgot in his first published piece on economics. Tucker wrote the first part of his tract in 1751 in support of Robert Nugent's bill to relax British naturalisation laws against foreign protestants,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 127430
ÉPRÉMESNIL, Jaques Duval d'. Correspondance sur une question politique d'agriculture.
Amsterdam & Paris : 1763First edition of this printed correspondence between Épremesnil and Dupuy d'Emportes of the Academy of Florence, concerning agricultural issues, in which Éprémesnil stresses the importance of free trade. Épremesnil (1745-1794) later had an important role in pushing for the summoning of the Estates General, before defending the monarchy in the French... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 123202
MALLET DU PAN, Jacques. Memoirs and Correspondence of Mallet du Pan,
London : 1852First edition in English of this important work on the French Revolution, originally published in French the previous year. Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749-1800) was a Swiss-born journalist, who "had been a firm supporter of the French Revolution in its moderate phase. In fact, from 1789 to 1792 he directed the political writings of the great newspaper... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 133489
BRISSOT DE WARVILLE, Jacques-Pierre; CLAVIÈRE, Étienne; CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de (eds.) Le Moniteur. Numéro I-IV.
[No place : 1788First edition, the first four numbers of Le Moniteur, a political journal edited by Brissot de Warville, Clavière, and Condorcet, all published. Issues two and four consider taxation, proposing the abolition of all existing taxes and their replacement by equally distributed voluntary subsidies.
In this volume, the fourth number is the 50-page... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 51530
[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
BURLAMAQUI, Jean Jacques. Principes du droit naturel.
Geneva : 1747First edition of the Swiss legal and political theorist's principal work, an important influence on the American Founding Fathers. A natural law professor at the University of Geneva, Burlamaqui (1694-1748) conceived of his treatise as a general introduction to his subject intended for students, but its success and influence far exceeded his expectations.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 113546
(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
NECKER, Jacques. State of the Finances of France, laid before the King.
London : 1781First edition in English, originally printed in France the same year under the title Compte Rendu au Roi. Jacques Necker (1732-1804) was the finance minister to Louis XVI, popular among the people for his commoner background and perceived financial acumen. Published as the French involvement in the American Revolutionary War was still ongoing,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137896
NECKER, Jacques. Sur le compte rendu au roi en 1781.
Lyon : 1788The octavo Lyon-Bernuset issue. This is Necker's vehement defence against accusations made by his successor, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, who claimed that Necker's tenure as comptroller-general of finances was not the success it was generally perceived as, and that Necker's celebrated Compte rendu - a balance sheet of his administration which gave... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 126503
DERRIDA, Jacques. The Work of Mourning.
Chicago & London : 2001First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by Derrida to the poet and photographer Ira Cohen on the title page, "Pour Ira, de tout coeur, J.D." The book is a collection of eulogies, essays and condolences on the deaths of 14 writers and thinkers who were Derrida's friends or colleagues: Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 111353
SAVARY, Jacques. Pareres, ou Avis et Conseils sur les plus importantes Matières de Commerce.
Paris : 1688First edition of the author's continuation of his manual on mercantile trade, Le Parfait Négociant (1675). Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet (1661), who was his patron, but he later made good his name... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 116183
PEUCHET, Jacques. Vocabulaire des termes de commerce,
Paris : 1801First edition, scarce: Copac lists only three copies in British institutional libraries (British Library, Manchester and National Library of Scotland). Jacques Peuchet (1758-1830), was a French jurist and economist, whose important works on population were drawn upon by Malthus. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 97378
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
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
SAVARY, Jacques. Dictionnaire universel de commerce:
Paris : 1723-30First edition, complete with the supplementary volume, of the first commercial dictionary, produced by the two sons of Jacques Savary, author of Le Parfait Négociant. Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 89895
BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques. The Life and Writings of Turgot, Comptroller-General of France 1774-6.
New York : 1971A reprint of the first American edition, published in 1895, of W. Walker Stephen's study of French economist, philosopher, and administrator Turgot. The first UK edition was published in the same year. It was reprinted as part of publisher Burt Franklin's Research & Source Works Series. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 124179
BRISSOT, Jacques Pierre. J. P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to his Constituents, on the Situation of the National Convention;
London : 1794 & 1789First edition in English of Brissot's tract, first edition of Mémoires Secrets. Brissot, a key figure in the Girondist faction in the French Revolution, originally published this work in France in 1793, a few months before he was guillotined. Taking the form of an open letter his constituents, it warns of the "anarchism" of the Jacobin faction, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125491
NECKER, Jacques. De l'administration des finances de la France.
Paris : 1784First edition, described by the great Scottish political economist John Ramsay McCulloch as "the only authentic account of the finances of France previously to the Revolution. Owing to the popularity of its author, and the peculiar circumstances of the country at the time when it was published, the Revolution having all but commenced, the demand for... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109029
(NECKER, Jacques.) GUERINEAU DE SAINT-PERAVI, attributed author. Examen impartial du systême de M. Necker sur les administrations provinciales,
[Paris] : 1785First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127682
[DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel.] TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques. Œuvres posthumes,
Lausanne : 1787First edition, published by Honoré Gabriel Mirabeau, son of Victor de Riquetti. The work was originally drawn up by Du Pont de Nemours in 1776 under the title Mémoire sur les municipalités after a draft left by Turgot. The Lettre which begins on page 99 was written by Du Pont de Nemours and the Observations (p. 113ff.) by Brissot de Warville. The... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 114588
DERRIDA, Jacques. Signéponge.
Paris : 1988First French edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Pour Serge et Michele ? fidèlement, J. Derrida". Derrida's tribute to the poetry of Francis Ponge was originally published in the US in 1984, in a bilingual edition entitled Signésponge-Signsponge. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 115229
ARROW, Kenneth J. Social Choice and Individual Values.
New York : 1951First edition of Arrow's brilliant doctoral thesis, published as number 12 in the series of Cowles Commission Monographs. Employing the notational system of symbolic logic, at the time unfamiliar to economists, Arrow proposed to solve a question in politics which no economist and few political scientists had ever posed: suppose all individuals can rank... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124548
WEDDERBURN, Alexander. Essay upon the Question What Proportion of the Produce of Arable Land ought to be paid as Rent to the Landlord?
Edinburgh : 1776First edition of Wedderburn's treatise, submitted in response to a question posited by the Edinburgh Society in 1753. Uncommon, with ESTC listing copies in 14 institutions.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page, though without direct attribution. The library was assembled in the early... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 129258
MEAD, Edward Sherwood, & Julius Grodinsky. The Ebb and Flow of Investment Values.
New York & London : 1939First edition, first printing, with the scarce dust jacket. This is fellow academics Mead and Grodinsky's "net view of investment policy for the post-1929 surplus (versus scarcity) economy. Dividing industries whose profits are increasing from those whose profits are decreasing, the authors offer techniques for both buying and selling securities, as... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 121653
MONCADA, Sancho de. Restauracion politica de España, primera parte, de eos publicos Al rey Don Filipe Tercero nuestro señor.
Madrid : 1619Very rare first edition; each discourse with a special title-page and continuous pagination and signatures, except for the seventh (in two parts) and eighth which have separate pagination and signatures. Moncada's importance as a political economist was assured by this work, which was probably presented to Philip III in 1618. In it, Moncada, who was... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 111853
AFTALION, ALbert. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.
Paris : 1913First edition, very scarce: one of the earliest statements of the acceleration principle "an important concept which has been used successfully in explaining investment behaviour as well as cyclical behaviour in a capitalist economy. It will continue to play an important role in macroeconomic models as well as in models of business cycles." (The New... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135866
LAMBERT, Johann Heinrich. Neues Organon
Leipzig : 1764First edition, scarce in commerce, of the Swiss polymath's principal philosophical treatise, "the most comprehensive theoretical elaboration of the idea of a 'mathesis universalis'" (Arndt) envisaged by Descartes and Leibniz, containing one of the first appearances of the term "phenomenology". We can trace no copies having appeared at auction outside... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139740
[DUTOT, Charles.] Reflexions politiques sur les Finances et le Commerce,
The Hague : 1740Second edition of this important work, published two years after the first edition. Reflexions politiques was first written in the form of three letters to Melon in 1735 but not published until three years later. Little is known of Dutot, save that he was a cashier in the Compagnie des Indes, founded by Law, whose system the author examines favourably... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84114
[HORTON, R. Wilmot.] The West India Question Practically Considered.
London : 1826First edition, written in response to James Stephen's England Enslaved by her Own Slave Colonies, published the same year, which argued that England should end the privileges of the West Indian planters. Instead, Horton supports a full investigation of the state of the slaves before any anti-slavery legislation is undertaken, and argues that the planters... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 129895
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
(WOMEN'S EDUCATION.) The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. A run of twenty-three issues of its Report.
Oxford : 1894-1919A set of important reports published by the pioneering Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), containing a mass of historical information relating to the state of women's education in Oxford at the height of the suffragette agitation. The earliest is dated 1894-95, the latest 1918-19; each spans from October of one year to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 124133
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) STEAD, William T. (ed). Coming Men on Coming Questions.
London : 1905First editions, pamphlet issues, of this series intended "when completed as a handy encyclopaedia of facts and figures - political, social, and biographical - covering most of the important questions to be dealt with in the new parliament" (Prefatory Notice). Churchill's contribution represents the first published statement of his stance on the free... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134724
[MIRABEAU, Victor de Riquetti, marquis de.] Les économiques.
Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : 1769First duodecimo edition of Mirabeau's Les économiques, also printed in a single quarto volume format the same year. A further volume was published in 1771, also in both quarto and 2-volume duodecimo formats. Complete sets are very scarce.
Mirabeau, who seems to have taken the title of this work from the Économiques of Xenophon, here gives various... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126597
LE TROSNE, Guillaume-François. Recueil de plusieurs morceaux economiques,
Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : 1768First edition of three of the Physiocrat and lawyer's essays on the freedom of the grain trade and the French economy, written while he was Royal Councillor at the Orléans Presidial Court. The articles are "De l'utilité des discussions économiques", "Lettre a Monsieur B... Une Nation agricole a-t-elle d'autres intérêts dans le Commerce de ses denrées,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120775
HUME, David. Discours politiques.
Amsterdam : 1754-7First edition of this important series of economic publications, published in view of the increasing interest in works of political economy appearing in France, England, and Holland. In 1754 Schreuder and Mortier published the first volume, Hume's Political Discourses. Owing to the growing interest and the relative scarcity of earlier publications,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132008
LE MERCIER DE LA RIVIERE, Pierre Paul. L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés Politiques.
London : 1767First edition by "the ablest expositor of this i.e. physiocratic system" (McCulloch), written following Le Mercier's retirement from Parliament in 1759. Praised by Adam Smith and Diderot amongst others, L'Ordre naturel was, according to Palgrave, considered more highly than L'Esprit des loix by some of Le Mercier's contemporaries. The author argues... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119925
HOLBACH, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d'; Abraham Gaultier. Pieces Philosophiques.
[Amsterdam? : 1771First collected edition of these three materialist texts. The first, Parite de la Vie & de la Mort by Abraham Gaultier, was first published in 1714, this being the second edition. Gaultier, like Bernard Mandeville and La Mettrie, was a physician turned philosopher; in the present treatise he offers an entirely materialist vision of the body and soul,... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 128984
[GALIANI, Ferdinando.] Dialogues sur le Commerce des Bleds.
London [i.e. Paris?], : 1770First edition of the work that established Galiani's reputation as an economist, a bold attack on the physiocrats and a virulent critique of the royal edict of 1764 liberalising the trade in grain. Galiani was secretary of the Neapolitan embassy in Paris, and was well connected with the leading enlightenment figures of the day. He left the manuscript... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127440
PARIS-DUVERNEY, Joseph, & François-Michel-Chrétien Deschamps. Examen du livre intitulé réflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce.
The Hague : 1740First edition. Pâris-Duverney and Deschamps refute Dutot's Réflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce (1738) - a favourable consideration of John Law's paper currency system. Pâris-Duverney (the third of the four brothers Pâris, whose financial plans had been accepted under the Regency in 1716) had fallen into disgrace with the rise of... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 93440
BONNET, Victor. Questions économiques et financières à propos des crises.
Paris : 1859First edition of the financial publicist and editor's work on the role of currency reform in economic crises. Bonnet (1814-1889) "became a counsellor of state and a member of the Institute. He wrote in the Revue des Deux Mondes from 1860 to 1884, in favour of the monopoly of a bank of circulation, a single standard (gold), indirect taxation, and a reduction... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 114786
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
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
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Probably Jacques Soustelle in disguise."
[1960s]Commuters on the underground, reading the newspaper headline "Clarissa Believed Seen in Paris", remark that it is probably just Jacques Soustelle in disguise. Soustelle was an anthropologist and had been Governor General of Algeria, then Minister of State, but had disagreed with De Gaulle's turn for Algerian Independence. He was dismissed from parliament... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 100804
TYSSOT DE PATOT, Simon. Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse.
Bourdeaux [i.e. The Hague] : 1710 [i.e. around 1714]First edition of this early utopian novel, "the best-known of all the radical philosophical novels of the Early Enlightenment" and which "surpassed practically every other work of philosophical fiction of the age for notoriety" (Israel, pp. liii and lvi). The novel details a Frenchman shipwrecked off South Africa - the co-ordinates are given as 60E/44S,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 123204
HOBSON, John Atkinson. The Crisis of Liberalism: New Issues of Democracy.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, of Hobson's "most important work of political theory" (ODNB), in which "he explored the idea of society as an organism. It was a system of interdependent individuals, whose free individuality was essential to the health of the whole, yet who could also develop rational and collective aims embodied in an impartial, benevolent,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 129395
(ELECTIONS). Questions to be asked by the Poll Clerks, who are to enter the Answers given by Voters in the books.
[Northampton?] : [1767?]A remarkable survival, being a sheet of instructions given to poll clerks in the 18th century, probably for the Northampton Borough Election of 1767-8. The instructions instruct the clerk to ask the voters name, where they live, where their freehold lies, and what is consists of; then, who is the occupier of the lands if they own it, and who they rent... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 120704
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735Second edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence of his management of the... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 117470
[DUTOT, Charles.] Reflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce.
The Hague : 1738First edition of this important work, first written in the form of three letters to Melon in 1735 but not published until three years later. Little is known of Dutot, save that he was a cashier in the Compagnie des Indes, founded by Law, whose system the author examines favourably in the present work in which he also explains the reasons for its collapse... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 87750
DIDEROT, Denis. Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques.
Amsterdam : 1772A highly appealing collected edition of Diderot's philosophical and theatrical works, printed in the year that the publication of the Encyclopédie finally finished. There were two editions of Diderot's works published in Amsterdam that year, the other being that of Marc Michel Rey, though this is generally accepted to have priority. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128660
[GOSSELIN, Charles-Robert.] Réflexions de M. de L********, adressées aux notables sur la question proposée par un grand roi.
[Place and publisher not stated] : 1787One of two editions published in 1787, one under the present title, the other under Reflexions d'un citoyen..., without established priority. The work was Gosselin's contribution to one of the many philosophical essay contests held in 18th-century France. The book is scarce, with OCLC locating five copies of this edition. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132505
[BERKELEY, George.] Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
Dublin : 1744First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135077
MESSANCE, Louis. Recherches sur la Population des Généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon, de Rouen, et de Quelques Provinces et Villes du Royaume,
Paris : 1766First edition of this riposte to Montesquieu's and Mirabeau's claims of depopulation, a classic example of the 18th-century French tradition of political arithmetic. "Messance was secretary to the intendant of the Auvergne, Jean-François de La Michodière, and he published his Recherches sur la population in 1766. Recognizing the impossibility of coming... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 123649
[GALIANI, Ferdinando.] De' Doveri de' principi neutrali verso i principi guerreggianti e di questi verso i neutrali libri due.
[Naples] : 1782First edition of this scarce work, which earned Galiani the chair of first assessor in the council of finances in Naples. The book was written during the war between England and France in 1778, during which the Kingdom of Naples stood neutral. It points out the rights and duties of neutral and warfaring powers. Several chapters discuss aspects of trade... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 114995
CERBONI, Giuseppe. Sur l'importance d'unifier les études de la comptabilité mémoire réimprimé avec d'autres travaux statistiques et présenté à l'institut International de Statistique réuni à Rome en avril 1887.
Rome : 1887A rare and fine edition, first published in 1882 (only one institutional copy traced of that first appearance: Harvard). Contains (pages 119-165), a Catalogue of works on accountancy published in Italian from 1202 (Fibonacci) to 1882. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 105405
HOBBES, Thomas. Œuvres philosophiques et politiques.
Neufchatel : 1787First collected edition in French. It includes the young Huguenot intellectual Samuel Sorbière's popular translation of "De cive" (first 1649); a translation of "De corpore politico", long attributed to Sorbière but now thought to have been by prolific translator John Davies (Malcolm, pp. 464-5); and "Human Nature" translated by the prominent French... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120538
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735First edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence of his management of the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 117457
[PATERSON, William.] An Enquiry into The State of the Union of Great Britain, and The Past and Present State of the Trade and Publick Revenues thereof.
London : 1717First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as the best means of paying off... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 122176