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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: in der Missisippischen Staats-Druckerey, 1720 Stock Code: 135019
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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 himself so), gives an account of the rise and decline of France under Louis XIV, the state of France following his death, its subsequent recovery under the Prince Regent, and an account of Law's activities and Mississippi Company.

Bound after this work is a copy of the life of Cardinal Giulio Alberoni, prime minister of Anjou, a German translation apparently from the Italian, published in 1718. The work is attributed in WorldCat to Jean Rousset de Missy.

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Octavo (163 x 100 mm). Bound with another work in contemporary speckled paste paper boards, paper spine label lettered in manuscript.


With engraved portrait frontispiece of John Law.


Spine ends, joints and corners rubbed, with some flaking of sprinkled paper coverning, paper stock lightly browned with occasional spotting; a very good copy.


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