4to, pp. xii, 388 (of 396, bound without the 8-page Table des matières at the end); two preliminary leaves misbound after p.386, neat underlining and side-ruling to the first 40 pages in black ink, damp-stain to the upper margin in the gutter, occasionally entering the text, one or two blank corners torn away,; but a large, wide-margined copy bound in nineteenth-century half calf, red morocco lettering-piece.
US $7682 €6529
Very rare first quarto edition of parts one and two, also issued in 12mo. A further volume of two additional parts was published in 1771. Mirabeau, who seems to have taken the title of this work from the Économiques of Xenophon, here gives various methods of economic instruction for the different levels of society; he also suggests the method of approach in the instruction of heads of government.
INED 3196; for the 12mo edition, see Einaudi 3943; Goldsmiths’ 10511; Higgs 4568; Kress S.4574; Mattioli 2432.
You may also be interested in...
The first collected editionWith the John Adams Family bookplates of the library of Charles Francis SMITH, Adam.
The Works of Adam Smith … With an account of his life and writings by Dugald Stewart … in five volumes.
First edition of the collected works, including The Theory of Moral Sentiments, An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Considerations Concerning the Formation of Languages and Essays on Philosophical Subjects. The account of Smith’s life by Dugald Stewart, another leading light of the Scottish Enlightenment, is found at the end of volume 5, and was first published in 1793.
Théorie critique de l’impot …
First and only edition of Walras’ second published book on economics and an important early testimonial to his profound admiration for, and intellectual identification with, his father. In the lengthy preface, he reviews the ideas contained in the works of Auguste Walras, including the concept of ‘rarety’ which was to influence Walras’ formulation of marginal utility, and then relates this intellectual patrimony to his own essay on taxation which follows a discussion of the international congress on taxation in Lausanne in 1860.