Abriss der Staatsökonomie oder Staatswirtschaftslehre.

Berlin, Realschulbuchhandlung, 1808.

8vo, pp. xx, 276; some light foxing in places, but a very good copy in the original blue wrappers, corners chipped, spine worn off at the extremities, edges rubbed.


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Rare first edition. Krug was a civil servant whose writings on political economy and statistics had to be carved out of ‘the odd spare hour’. From 1805 to 1834 he was heavily involved in the development and expansion of the Prussian Statistical Bureau, during which time he conducted numerous statistical and economic studies. In 1804/1805 he published the economic and statistical annals of the Prussian State along with Ludwig Heinrich von Jakob. In 1826 he was accepted as a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg.

His political economy stems from the theories of the physiocrats Quesnay and Mirabeau, James Stuart, Adam Smith and British classical economists.

Humpert 857; Kress B. 5385. Very rare: OCLC reveals only a handful of copies in Germany and 2 in Denmark, no copies in the UK or US (except the Baker copy cited in Kress).

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