Théorie de l'Intéret de l'Argent,
tirée des principes de droit naturel, de la théologie & de la politique; contre l'abus de l'impotation d'usure.Paris: Chez Barrois, 1780 Stock Code: 129392
Defence of usuryFirst 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 money at interest is quoted extensively. Uncommon, with Library Hub listing copies in six British institutions.
Duodecimo (163 x 96 mm). Contemporary mottled sheep, smooth spine tooled in gilt, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, red edges.
With the half-title and privilege leaves. Very minor insect damage to sheep, marbling of front free endpaper peeling, contents a little toned. An attractive copy.
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