8vo., 32 leaves, printer’s device on title; marbled paper boards, leather label on upper cover.
US $1305 €1113
Added to your basket:
Harangue ... touchant ce qu'ont faict les deputez de l’Université de Paris envers le Roy. Mise de Latin en Francois.
First French-language edition of the above, issued simultaneously with the Latin text and presumably translated by Ramus himself. Apart from La Dialectique, this is one of Ramus’ very few works in the vernacular. Very rare.
Ong, Inventory, 495 (no copy in the US).
You may also be interested in...
SCHLÖZER, August Ludwig.
Öffentliches und privat= Leben, von ihm selbst beschrieben. Erstes Fragment. Aufenthalt und Dienste in Russland, vom J. 1761 bis 1765, Litterar Nachrichten von Russland in jenen Jaren.
Scarce first edition of Schlözer’s auto-biography, which covers the period he spent in St. Petersburg as a private teacher and as scientific assistant to Gerhard Friedrich Müller, and subsequently as professor of Russian history at the Academy. A second part was intended, but was never published. In 1828 Schlözer’s son Christian undertook a more complete biography of his father, which was issued in two volumes.
PELLISSERY, Roch-Antoine de.
Eloge politique de Colbert: qui n’a point été présenté à l’Academie Française pour le prix de la St. Louis 1773.
First edition. This work provides a detailed examination of Colbert’s financial and economic work, with detailed information about the situation in France since his ministry. Colbert was the contrôleur général under Louis XIV and a firm believer in the mercantilist doctrine that the expansion of commerce was essential for the wealth of the state. He was less interested in internal trade and maintained restrictions and tariffs which in effect left the internal economy stagnant. The Physiocrats were to oppose this approach in favour of strengthening and liberalising the internal economy; Turgot tried to dismantle many elements of Colbert’s system.