Six parts bound in two vols. Large 4to, cont. polished mottled calf, spines nicely gilt. Avignon, 1756-1758-.
First edition of all six parts, and a fine copy, of one of the great classics of political economy. This work marks the birth of the physiocratic school and contains the first appearance on a large scale of the “Tableau Economique” of Quesnay (portions of Quesnay’s work had been privately printed in a few copies only at the palace at Versailles in 1758 and 1759).
In this work, Mirabeau made the ideas of Cantillon known and the book had a very great influence in the years before the Revolution.
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