Théorie critique de l’impot …

Paris, Guillaumin et Cie, 1861.

8vo, pp. xxxv, [1] blank, 119, [1] blank, [1] contents, [1] blank + advertisement leaf; a fine copy, crisp and clean, rebound in modern cloth, spine lettered gilt.

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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.

Einaudi 5972; Walker 27.

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