De la Banque d'Espagne, dite de Saint-Charles.

[Geneva], 1785.

Two works in one vol., 8vo., pp. xiv, [2], 144, clxii; [iv], 117; contemporary manuscript note to front free endpaper; very good copies in contemporary full calf; spine decorated gilt in compartments.


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First edition. McCulloch describes De la Banque D’Espagne as an “energetic remonstrance against the establishment of the bank in question, which had the consequences foretold by Mirabeau” (McCulloch, p. 188). The second work is a letter on the same subject often found bound up together.

First work: Einaudi 3929; Goldsmiths' 13058; Kress B.907; McCulloch, p. 188; Menger, col. 613.

Second work: Goldsmiths 13060; Kress B.910; Not in Einaudi, McCulloch or Menger.

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