4to, pp. , vii, , 110, ; tear to p. 109 repaired (not affecting text), and minor damp stains to the first half, but otherwise a good copy; disbound.
US $490 €453
Added to your basket:
Essays in agriculture: or, a variety of useful hints, for its improvement, with respect to air, water, earth, heat and cold; as an attempt to ascertain their influence on vegetation…
First and only edition in English. Little is known of Beardé; born at the beginning of the eighteenth century, he won the 1766 prize offered by the Agricultural Society of Saint Petersburg with his Essay in answer to the question ‘Est-il plus avantageux à un état que le paysan possède en propre du terrain, ou qu’il n’ait que des biens meubles? Et jusqu’où doit s’étendre cette propriété pour l’avantage de l’État?’ He criticised the physiocrats in some of his works, and was in turn attacked by Baudeau in the Ephémérides du Citoyen. He died in 1771. The first edition appeared in French in 1768.
Rothamsted, p. 19; not in Kress or Goldsmiths’.
You may also be interested in...
The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo, edited by Piero Sraffa with the Collaboration of M.H. Dobb.
First comprehensive edition of the works of the political economist David Ricardo (1772-1823).
AMERICA’S ROLE IN WORLD BALANCE OF POWERA RARE EXAMPLE WITH UNIFORM VARIANTS [SAINTARD, Pierre-Louis de.]
Roman politique sur l’état présent des affaires de l’Amérique, ou Lettres de M***. à M***. Sur les moyens d’établir une paix solide & durable dans les colonies, & la liberté générale du commerce extérieur.
First edition of Saintard’s influential work on the international balance of power, in which he considers the consequences of the presence of European colonial powers in North America. The text is presented as a series of letters dated from July to September 1756, on the eve of the Seven Years’ War, and seeks to find a balance of power among the colonizing nations which would eliminate war and encourage commerce. To preserve peace in Europe, Saintard advocates the avoidance of conflict in the French and British colonies and freedom of the seas.