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Richesse de l'état, à laquelle on a ajouté les Pièces qui ont paru pour & contre.

Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey, 1764 Stock Code: 123214
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First collected edition, with the titular essay first published in an 8 page pamphlet the previous year. This "rare compilation" (Higgs) contains 16 of the author's tracts, run together continuously and not separated on the pages. Of these, the title essay is most important; "this tract, proposing a single tax, graduated in twenty groups of 100,000 taxpayers each, was the anonymous work of a young official. As it was allowed to circulate, the Physiocrats, who had been cowed into silence by the imprisonment of Mirabeau for producing his 'Theorie de l'Impot', 1760, concluded that they might now renew their activities. Quesnay encouraged Dupont de Nemours to reply to it in his 'Reflexions sur la Richesse de l'Etat'" (Ibid, 3000). The title page of this copy is erroneously dated 1761, altered in a contemporary hand to 1764. A later state is known with the title page corrected to 1764. Uncommon, with Library Hub listing six copies in British institutional holdings.

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Description

Octavo (159 x 95 mm). Contemporary marbled sheep banded with red and green, green morocco spine label, spine elaborately decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges

Condition

Half-title present. 20th-century pencilled notes to verso of front free endpaper. Minor wear around extremities, very occasional faint foxing and creasing to pages, else a highly attractive copy, joints and hinges intact.

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