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.
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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.
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