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FISCHER, Heinrich August.

Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.

Nebst einem Repertorio von denen dahin gehörigen Schriften und Abhandlungen: Zusammengetragen von einem Liebhaber der deutschen Reichshistorie und der gemeinnützlichen Wissenschaften.

Leipzig: Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf, 1755 Stock Code: 135287
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First edition of Fischer's history of the old German economy from the earliest times, and of the recent development of Cameralism, comprising a valuable survey of the historical literature from the 17th century onwards. Including treatises on agriculture, arts and manufactures, as well as law and Fischer gives a 126-page bibliography, two colums per page, "Repertorium von denen zum Oekonomie und Cameralwesen gehörigen Schriften und Abhandlungen", with sections on calculation, farming, poor and poor houses, construction, forestry, mining, population, bee-keeping, brewing, book-keeping, calendars, cameralism, canals, commerce, compensation, contracts, duties, evictions, exemptions and expenses, factories, dyeing, surveying, finance, fisheries, rivers, gardening, coinage, corn, mortgages, hunting, incorporation, interest, merchandise, lending, pawnbroking, liquidation, weights and measures, markets, monopolies, milling, economic subjects, obligations, horses, planting, policy, prescription, procuration, receipts, restitution, salt, sheep, shipping, smelting, damages, silk, sequestration, silver, coal, taxes, streets, taxation, toleration, textiles, usury, livestock, water, wine, purchasing, widows, tolls, etc. Many titles are in Latin, with others in German (Becher, Dithmar, Gasser, Justi, Marperger, etc), French, including Savary, Bodin, Vauban, Law, Melon and Forbonnais. Dutch authors include Struyck, de Witt and Le Long. Belloni is the sole Italian author we noted, with Hume, Miller and Evelyn representing England and Scotland, albeit in German translation, John Law being listed in both French and German.

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Quarto (220 x 172 mm). Contemporary half sheep and sprinkled paper boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments, morocco label missing.


Printed in Gothic letter. Woodcut headpiece and initial to first text leaf.


Spine label missing, the lettering still visible in blind on the spine, sprinkled paper covering boards torn away in places, title mounted on a stub (?a cancel), pale marginal dampmark to upper outer corner of text; still a very good copy.


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