Principes d’économie politique, suivis de quelques recherches relatives à leur application et d’un tableau de l’origine et du progress de la science.

Paris, A. Moussin for Guillaumin et Cie, 1863.

Two vols, 8vo, pp. xvi, 430; 368; occasional spotting, heavy in places; contemporary black roan-backed boards with marbled sides and vellum tips, spines gilt in compartments, lettered directly in gilt in two, edges speckled, sewn on four sunken cords; lightly rubbed at extremities, a very good set.

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French translation of McCulloch’s Principles. First published in 1825, the book provided the first synthetic modern definition of political economy and quickly established itself as one of the most referenced manuals on the subject. ‘For McCulloch was reserved the honour of presenting in a popular form the ideas of Ricardo, modifying them in the superior manner possible to his eminently positive and practical mind’ (Blanqui, History of Political Economy in Europe, p. 461).

Augustin Planche’s translation, based on the fourth English edition, was first published in 1851.

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