Les Économiques. Par L[‘Ami] D[es] H[ommes].

Amsterdam and Paris, Lacombe, 1769.

4to, pp. xii, 388 (of 396, bound without the 8-page Table des matières at the end); two preliminary leaves misbound after p.386, neat underlining and side-ruling to the first 40 pages in black ink, damp-stain to the upper margin in the gutter, occasionally entering the text, one or two blank corners torn away,; but a large, wide-margined copy bound in nineteenth-century half calf, red morocco lettering-piece.


US $8047€6521

Make an enquiry

Very rare first quarto edition of parts one and two, also issued in 12mo. A further volume of two additional parts was published in 1771. Mirabeau, who seems to have taken the title of this work from the Économiques of Xenophon, here gives various methods of economic instruction for the different levels of society; he also suggests the method of approach in the instruction of heads of government.

INED 3196; for the 12mo edition, see Einaudi 3943; Goldsmiths’ 10511; Higgs 4568; Kress S.4574; Mattioli 2432.

You may also be interested in...


Les Epaves… avec un eau-forte frontispiece de Félicien Rops.

Rare first edition of Baudelaire’s last book, a collection of poems published in Brussels, containing the 6 banned poems from Fleurs du mal - their first appearance since the 1857 first edition - and 17 new poems which had previously appeared in journals and reviews.

Read more


Théorie critique de l’impot …

First and only edition of Walras’ second published book on economics and an important early testimonial to his profound admiration for, and intellectual identification with, his father. In the lengthy preface, he reviews the ideas contained in the works of Auguste Walras, including the concept of ‘rarety’ which was to influence Walras’ formulation of marginal utility, and then relates this intellectual patrimony to his own essay on taxation which follows a discussion of the international congress on taxation in Lausanne in 1860.

Read more