BAUDEAU, Nicolas (1730-1792)
Lettres d'un citoyen à un magistrat, sur les vingtiemes et les autres impôts.
Amsterdam, chez Arkstée & Merkus 1768.
Small 8vo. [IV],234p. Contemp. calf, gilt back with red label, marbled endpapers, red edges. Fine copy. Bound with two other books discussing physiocratic ideas on the free trade of grain.

First edition. Baudeau's exposition of the physiocratic theory of taxation, one of his most important and rarest books.
*INED 285. Goldsmiths' 10454. Not in Kress or Einaudi.
Preceded by: [VAUVILLIERS, Jean François (1737-1801)] Lettre d'un gentilhomme des états de Languedoc à un magistrat du parlement de Rouen, sur le commerce des bleds, des farines et du pain. [No place] 1768. [II],47p.
First edition. An uncompromising plea for free trade in grain. Vauvilliers was the most famous French Hellenist of his time and an adherent of the ideas of the Physiocrats and contributor to the Ephémérides du citoyen.
*INED 4405 (and p.35 for an uncertain attribution to Baudeau). Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi.
And by: Réponse du magistrat de Normandie au gentilhomme de Languedoc, sur le commerce des bleds, des farines & du pain [drop-title]. [No place or date.] 48p.
A reply to the preceding text in which the anonymous author defends himself against the accusation that he would not support the free trade in grain.
*INED 4782. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi.

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