Essai politique sur le revenu public des peuples de l’antiquité, du moyen age, des siècles modernes, et spécialement de la France et de l’Angleterre, depuis le milieu du 15e. siècle jusqu’au 19e … Tome premier [– deuxième].

Paris, Giguet & Michaud, 1806.

Two vols, 8vo, pp. 420; [iv], 503, [1] errata; a few minor blemishes, but a very nice copy, attractively bound in contemporary full marbled calf, gilt fillet, spines decorated gilt with star device, gilt morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces, insignificant worming to lower joint of vol. I at head.

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First edition, a very nice set. ‘Cet imporant ouvrage sur les recettes publiques contient une histoire financière et une théorie de l’impôt. Ganilh passe rapidement sur la partie historique et traite de la science du revenu public en 4 livres: législation et administration, dépenses publiques, contributions, comptabilité. En faveur de l’industrie et du bien-être, ainsi que pour une harmonie entre les consommations individuelles et sociales, mais contre le populationnisme agricole et l’impôt direct’ (INED).

Ganilh (1758–1836) ‘was a mercantilist with considerable modifications, due no doubt largely to his extensive acquaintance with the economic literature of his own time’ (Palgrave).

Goldsmiths’ 19270; INED 1953; Kress B.5046; this edition not in Einaudi.

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