8vo, pp. 167, , with engraved portrait frontispiece; occasional minor foxing, otherwise a good copy in later quarter calf over marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label.
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Oeuvres posthumes ... ou mémoire de M. Turgot, sur les administrations provinciales, mis en parallele avec celui de M. Necker, suivi d’une lettre sur ce plan, & des observations d’un républicain sur ces mémoires; & en général sur le bien qu’on doit attendre de ces administrations dans les monarchies.
First edition, published by Honoré Gabriel Mirabeau. The work was originally drawn up by DuPont de Nemours in 1776 under the title Mémoire sur les municipalités after a draft left by Turgot. The Lettre which begins on page 99 was written by DuPont de Nemours and the Observations (p. 113ff.) by Brissot de Warville. The work was reprinted in 1788.
Einaudi 1668; Goldsmiths’ 13504; INED 1614 bis; Kress B.1203; not in Mattioli.
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