Six Lectures on the French Économistes of the 18th Century.London: Macmillan and Co, Limited, 1897 Stock Code: 122468
Taussig's copyFirst edition, Frank William Taussig's copy, of Higgs's account of the Physiocratic School, originally delivered as a series of lectures at the London School of Economics in 1896. In the same year Taussig had examined the influence of the Physiocrats on English economic advances in his work, Wages and Capital, also published by Macmillan.
"In 1894 Higgs had written the entry on the Economistes for Palgrave, but that piece ran to only two short paragraphs" (Palgrave II, p. 653): this book, in addition to his edition of Richard Cantillon's Essai (1931), remains his most extended work on the subject.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, ruling continued to boards in blind, black endpapers, edges uncut.
Ownership stamp, "F. W. Taussig, Cambridge, Mass." to initial blank, and newspaper clipping with bookseller's description of the Langland Press edition of The Physiocrats pasted to the same. A few knocks to spine and ends bumped, contents toned with some minor nicks to extremities, otherwise a very good copy.
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