8vo, pp. [iv], 248; a few small spots throughout, but a very good, crisp copy, uncut in the original pink paper wrappers, printed paper label to spine, a couple of short splits to the spine, some chips to extremities; unsigned contemporary presentation ink inscription to the front pastedown.
US $942 €842
Added to your basket:
Examen de quelques questions d’économie politique, et notamment de l’ouvrage de M. Ferrier intitulé Du Gouvernement considéré dans ses rapports avec le commerce.
First edition. Dubois-Aymé uses mathematical methodology to examine two of the cases he considers. In the first instance he ‘compares the power due to the riches of two countries. This power he maintains is in proportion to the goods available to each country over and above its indispensable requirements for consumption and reproduction’ (Theocharis, p. 80). Later he discusses ‘the relation between the salary of the unskilled worker and that of the skilled worker, who needs to undergo a period of apprenticeship at a certain expense. The condition is that the salary of the skilled worker should be such as to give him over his shorter working life total earnings equal to his earnings as a general labourer plus his costs of apprenticeship’ (Theocharis, p. 80).
Einaudi 1625; Goldsmiths’ 23733; Kress C.1052; Theocharis, see pp. 80-81.
You may also be interested in...
SHIP MONEY AND THE GREAT SEAL PRYNNE, William.
An humble remonstrance against the tax of ship-money lately imposed: laying open the illegality, injustice, abuses, and inconveniences thereof. Written by William Prynne during his imprisonment in the Tower of London, to free his country from that heavy tax; and then communicated to some special friends in writing. Since that printed without his privity, by an imperfect copy, an. 1641, so full of non-sense errors, and mistakes almost in every line, as makes it altogether useless, yea ridiculous: but now set out by a true copy, agreeing with the original; to right the author, and promote the publique good. Together with some briefe observations touching the Great Seale of England.
First authorised edition, after the ‘nonsensical, useless, yea ridiculous’ printing of 1641, of this polemic against the ship tax imposed by Charles II in 1634, by the prolific puritan pamphleteer, lawyer, and later Bath MP William Prynne (c.1600-1669), composed while confined to the Tower of London, and smuggled out by a friendly gaoler. This is accompanied by an example of his antiquarian interests, which, though mentioned on the title, in fact appeared later in the year and is often not present. The opening of the great seale of England describes the history of the Great Seal, its importance in guaranteeing state documents, and the role of the Lord Chancellor as keeper of the seal.
ESTC: R212529 and R234376; this is the variant noted by OCLC with the B quire signed “F”, designed to be bound with the first work.
An Essay on the State of the Country, in Respect to the Condition and Conduct of the Husbandry Labourers, and to the Consequences likely to result therefrom.
First edition. The author, who has been identified as the social reformer Francis Place (1771-1854), concludes that, with current low profit margins, squeezed by a large variety of duties, tithes and taxes as well as rent, farmers were unable to increase labourers’ wages, and therefore a further increase to taxes levied on landlords would only generate the inevitable and lethal consequence of reducing their capacity for investment.