Reflexions politiques sur les Finances et le Commerce,
où l'on examine quelles ont été sur les revenus, les denrées, le change étranger, & conséquemment sur notre commerce, les influences des augmentations & des diminutions des valeurs numéraires des monnoyes.The Hague: chez Antoine van Dole, 1740 Stock Code: 84114
Second 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 in the present work in which he also explains the reasons for its collapse in 1720. A major source of information on the economic life of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, Reflexions politiques was first published in English in 1739.
2 volumes, octavo (150 x 92 mm). Recently rebound to style in marbled calf, twin brown morocco labels, raised bands, compartments elaborately tooled in gilt with central flower tool, all edges red. Engraved vignette to titles, woodcut head- and tailpieces. With half-titles and 8 pp. publisher's ad at rear of Volume 2.
10 folded leaves of tables.
Light toning to endpapers. An excellent set in exceptionally bright condition.
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