Two vols, 8vo, pp. [xii], 575,  blank; [viii], 775,  errata; marginal tear to one leaf (text unaffected), else a very good copy in contemporary sprinkled sheep, spines decorated gilt in compartments, upper joint of volume one restored preserving the original spine, volume two with the gilt largely eroded, joints and spine ends restored, red edges.
Added to your basket:
Undersøgelse om National-Verstands Natur og Aarsag … Af det Engelske oversat og med nogle Anmærkninger oplyst af F. Dræbye. Første Deel [–Hertil er føiet Gouvernør Pownals Brev til Forfatteren i hvilket nogle af de i dette Vœrk fremsatte Lœresœtninger prøves. Anden Deel].
First edition in Danish of the Wealth of Nations, published together with a translation of Thomas Pownall’s critical Letter … to Adam Smith (1776). The translation was prepared from the 1776 first edition by Frants Draebye. Smith acknowledged it in two letters of 1780, the first to Andreas Holt, Commissioner of the Danish Board of Trade and Economy, to whom he wrote ‘It gives me great pleasure to hear that Mr Dreby has done me the distinguished honour of translating my Book into the Danish language…’ (Correspondence, letter 208), the second to Peter Anker, Consul General of Denmark in Great Britain (ibid., letter 209), and sent three copies of the second edition with the letters.
Tribe 19; Vanderblue, p. 23; not in Goldsmiths’ or Kress; NUC locates copies at Yale and Harvard only; OCLC adds Northwestern.
You may also be interested in...
PAGNINI, Giovanni Francesco; Francesco BALDUCCI PEGOLOTTI; Giovanni da UZZANO.
Della decima e di varie altre gravezze imposte dal comune di Firenze, della moneta e della mercatura de’ Fiorentini fino al secolo XVI (vol. 3: la pratica della mercatura scritta da Francesco Balducci Pegolotti e copiata da un codice manoscritto esistente in Firenze nella Biblioteca Riccardiana; vol. 4: la pratica della mercatura scritta da Giovanni di Antonio da Uzzano nel 1442).
First edition, scarce on the market, of a highly important work in the history of economics and world trade. Pagnini (1714-89) worked in the financial department of the Tuscan government and published translations of several of Locke’s works. The Della decima is his most important work, giving ‘a history of that tax [tithes] and the trade of the ancient Florentines, with a digression on the value of gold and silver, and on the rate of prices of commodities in the 14th and 15th centuries compared with those of the 18th century. This work is still of use in the study of prices’ (Palgrave III, p. 53).
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.