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First edition. A very rare autobiographical novel by this German feminist author, known for her radical opinions on the rights of women, democracy and sexuality. She was a republican and atheist and advocate of free love, she smoked cigars and dressed as a male. She considered marriage a form of prostitution, since for most women it was impossible to marry for love as they were economically dependent on their husbands. Many of her views were shared by other feminists, but only few openly expressed their opinions. Not surprisingly her free-spirited behaviour and her political opinions caused much outrage and she was called a whore and watched by the police.
The present novel reflects het own experiences as the daughter of an oppressive father, her marriage to a wealthy English industrialist in 1835 (forced by her father as she said) and her divorce in 1839. They married again and divorced a second time in 1844. She became befriended with the circle of the Young Hegelians, among whom was Max Stirner, but because of her openly expressed nonconformism she was forced to leave Berlin as ‘enemy of the state' in 1846.
First (only) edition. Written shortly after the fall of the Paris Commune this pamphlet greatly contributed to the spread of anarchism in Italy. Bakunin put all his hopes on the International which he had joined in 1868, whereas Mazzini had critisized it as ‘devilish'. He reproaches Mazzini for his deism and political idealism or ‘political theology', bourgeois with no element of a social revolution. Instead he underscores the necessity of revolutionary action of the international labouring classes. The working class and peasantry were to organize from below, through local structures federated with each other, ‘creating not only the ideas, but also the facts of the future itself'.
The upper wrapper has ‘Première partie' printed, but no other parts appeared.
BECK, Jakob Sigismund (1761-1840)
Grundriss der critischen Philosophie.
Halle, in der Rengerschen Buchhandlung 1796.
Small 8vo. XVI,296p. Contemp. blue boards, rubbed. Stamp on title, front paste-down with stamp and some other markings. Author's initials completed in ms. (#27382)
A complete system of the philosophy of science
First edition. In the Theory of science Bolzano attempted to design a complete system of the philosophy of science, including epistemology, scientific methodology and education, etc. Yet it is for his seminal contribution to logic that the author is now best remembered. Though initially of little influence his book was rediscovered by a.o. Husserl and Twardowski and this his magnum opus has now been acknowledged as one of the ground-breaking works in the history of logic.
Bolzano opposed the metaphysical idealism of Hegel and reverted to Leibniz's logicism. His logic is based upon the distinction between the logical meaning of a judgment and the actual awareness giving rise to the passing of that judgment. Logic is the doctrine of the possible, true and untrue, judgments contents that exist in themselves and can be examined, expressed or not.
Bolzano studied philosophy, mathematics and theology in Prague and became a catholic priest in 1805. He was appointed professor of philosophy of religion, but in 1820 dismissed and charged because of his liberal political views and anti-militarist agitation. Though cleared of all charges after a long ecclesiastical trial he was still forbidden to teach and to have his works published. Though the present work was finished already in 1830 it could therefore not appear before 1837.
Zesde en laatste druk. Een staatkundig handboekje van de Republiek, oorspronkelijk uitgegeven in het Latijn in 1649 en verschillende keren ook in Nederlandse vertaling herdrukt. Behandelt achtereenvolgens het ontstaan van de Unie, haar inrichting, de admiraliteiten, het leger, de geldmiddelen, buitenlandse betrekkingen, de compagnien, het bestuur van de gewesten en de belastingen. De 'bijgevoegde stukken' bevatten o.a. Paulus Merula's Kort verhael van den staet der republycke van Hollandt, Franchois Vranck's Korte vertooninge van het oude recht van Hollant (1587), en verschillende verdragen met betrekking tot de Unie en met buitenlandse mogendheden.
Boxhorn werd in 1632 benoemd tot hoogleraar in de welsprekendheid in Leiden en volgde in 1648 Daniel Heinsius op als hoogleraar in de geschiedenis en staatkunde. Hij gaf talloze boeken uit (meer dan 60 in 20 jaar!), zowel tekstcritische uitgaven van oude kronieken als historische en politieke werken, gedichten, enz.
Dit ex. met een zeldzame titel van de Goudse drukker Willem vander Houve. Deze 'zesde' druk wordt meestal gevonden met een titel zonder plaats en naam van drukker, hoewel er ook ex. bekend zijn van de Haagse drukker J.Tongerloo.
*Van de Klashorst 154 (1650). NNBW VI,k.178.
BUQUOY, Georg von (1781-1851)
Die Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft nach einem neuen Plane und nach mehrern eigenen Ansichten dargestellt. [Bound with:] Das nationalwirthschaftliche Prinzip oder was zuletzt alle nationalwirthschaftliche Anstalten bezwecken müssen. Erster Nachtrag zur Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft. [And with:] Erläuterung einiger eigenen Ansichten aus der Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft nebst tabellarischer Uebersicht des Zusammenhanges der wesentlichen Gewerbe unter einander und mehreren Beyträgen zum technischen Theile der Nationalwirthschaft. Zweyter Nachtrag zur Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft. [And with:] Begründung des Begriffes vom reellen Werthe in nationalwirthschaftlicher Hinsicht. Ferner: Theorie des Steuerwesens in nationalwirthschaftlicher Hinsicht. Endlich: Zusammenstellung der wesentlichen Verrichtungen bey dem Bleichen, Färben und Drucken der Wollen-, Seiden-, Baumwollen-, Leinen-Zeuge und Garne, nach Grundsätzen der Chemie und Physik. Dritter Nachtrag zur Theorie der Nationalwirthschaft.
Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel 1815-18.
4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. [II],306, 307-330, VIII,331-441,, [IV],443-524p. With engraved plate to the first part. Contemp. half calf, gilt back with black label, marbled sides, yellow edges. Light foxing to title and endpapers. (#29943)
First and only edition. A rare analysis of the terms 'currency' and 'price', though without deep theoretical insight an impressive collection of data that has been of great use for later economists. The author provides the means to compare the value of gold and silver coins used in Venice with the currencies used in various Italian cities as well as in Cadiz, Lisbon, Constantinople, Alexandria, Vienna and England, shown in the impressive tables. Cappello attempted to end the monetary disorder in Venice and wanted to banish foreign currencies as means of payment. In his opinion foreign currencies should be treated as all other goods for sale, and therefore subjected to market forces.
*Kress 5187. Kress, Italian 281. Goldsmiths' 8725. Einaudi 860. Palgrave I, p.217.
An early example of a Friendly Society
First edition of both parts, very rare. A famous plan for the founding of an institution for the relief of the disabled, sick and poor people, based upon the principle of mutual benefit. This plan has been recognized as an early example of a Friendly Society.
'C'est le plus ancien projet de Piarron de Chamousset, qui a en vue non pas seulement les indigents, mais les malades de toutes conditions, particulièrement ceux (les isolés - célibataires, militaires, marchands, etc.) qui ne sont ni assez riches pour se faire soigner chez eux, ni assez pauvres pour les maisons de charité. Cet établissement ouvert à tous serait également proportionné à tous (différentes catégories de chambres, dortoirs), et les traitements seraient dispensés équitablement sans tenir compte de la somme allouée' (INED).
Chamousset was head of the Chambre des comptes, fysician and inventor - known as the initiator of the Petite Poste, a local postal service in Paris, He was also one of the greatest philanthropists of the eighteenth century, admired by among others Rousseau and Voltaire. He spent his fortune on projects for poor relief and medical care for the lower classes.
*Einaudi 4434. INED 3573 (the first part only). Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Granier.
A manual for moneychangers, following the official ordinance of March 1633. It depicts both sides of 1685 coins in their actual size, with descriptive text and their exchange rate. Included are the gold and silver coins in circulation in all European countries. It was also used to detect counterfeit money and a few counterfeit coins are also reproduced. The text of the ordinance is reproduced on the first seven pages. Also published in French by the same publisher the same year.
First edition, first printing. A now classic book in the history of mathematical economics. Debreu was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1983 ‘for having incorporated new analytical methods into economic theory and for his rigorous reformulation of the theory of general equilibrium'.
DESCARTES, René (1596-1650)
Brieven, aan veele hoog-geagte personen, van verscheide ampten, geschreven: handelende van de over-natuur-kunde, natuur-kunde, zede-kunst, genees-kunst, wis-kunst, zang-kunst, en werk-daad, enz. Zijnde ten hoogsten dienstig, om de voorgaande werken des schrijvers te verligten, en duidelijker te doen verstaan. Door Renatus Des-Cartes beschreven: en van J.H.Glasemaker vertaalt.
t'Amsterdam, by Jan ten Hoorn 1692.
3 parts in 1 volume, the first 2 parts continuously paginated. 4to. [VIII],664,268p. With numerous woodcut figures in the text. Contemp. vellum. With the bookplate of the well-known Amsterdam book collector Bob Luza. (#32603)
[DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel (1739-1817)
Discours prononcé à l'Assemblée nationale, sur l'état & les ressources des finances. Imprimé par ordre de l'Assemblée.
A Versailles, chez Baudouin 1789.
IV,5-218p. With 6 folding tables. Uncut and unopened in modern half vellum, marbled sides. One line on page 111 made illegible, as is the case in other copies. Partly evenly browned. (#20027)
A commentary on Malthus, 'one of his best books'
First (only) edition, rare. The last book of Dupont de Nemours published in the year of his death in America. It is the only criticism of Malthus' population theory from a physiocratic point of view, since all other important adherents of Quesnay had died when Malthus published his book. 'Dupont declared that Malthus was too pessimistic; that the poor would not pactice moral restraint; that population pressure spurred men to increase production. America need not fear population growth for 600-1.000 years at least.'
Dupont's criticism of Malthus is followed by a French translation of four chapters of Malthus' great work dealing with physiocracy that were omitted in Pierre Prevost's translation of 1809 (p.39-115), and by a letter from Dupont to Jean Baptiste Say (p.116-59).
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 21762.1. Einaudi 1666. Not in Mattioli. INED 1603. Spengler p.199.
First (only) edition, second issue. A refutation of the false biographical account of Edelmann published in the Altonaische gelehrte Zeitungen (1747), thus indirectly a partial autobiography. Edelmann assumed (unjustified according to Bamberger) that it was written by the Braunschweig Probst Joh. Christian Harenberg.
Edelmann was a German Pietist who having read Spinoza's Tractatus became an enthusiastic propagator of his philosophy. He published several books that brought him into big trouble and his books were burned at Frankfurt in May 1750.
As place of publication have been suggested Glückstadt bei Hamburg, Bad Berleburg and Altona. A part of this edition appeared dated 1747.
*Bamberger 425. Spinoza Bibliografie 37. Not in Van der Linde or Wolf.
FLUSSER, Emil (1888-1942)
Krieg als Krankheit. Geleitwort von Albert Einstein.
Heide in Holstein, Paul Riechert 1932.
[VIII],150p. Orig. printed wrappers, frayed at margins with minimal loss. (#15569)
First edition, rare. The importation and manufacture of printed or painted cloth was forbidden in France in 1686, at the instance of the wool and silk industry. Forbonnais here investigates the arguments for and against the prohibition. He favours a liberal policy, but a ‘libéralisme dirigé'. Pages 72-90 are taken by ‘Observations sur l'Examen', attributed to Vincent de Gournay.
*INED 4426. Goldsmiths' 9026. Mattioli 1303. Not in Kress or Einaudi.
Bound with: [François Véron de FORBONNAIS] Essai sur l'admission des navires neutres dans nos colonies [caption-title]. [No place, no publisher 1756 or 1759.] 107p.
First edition. Forbonnais here argues for a conditional admission of merchant ships of neutral countries to France's colonial ports in the interests of commerce. This (also) appeared the same year as the first part of Divers mémoires sur le commerce.
*INED 4424 (1759). Goldsmiths' 9481 (1759). Kress 5516 (‘Divers mémoires', 1756). Not in Einaudi or Mattioli. BnF (FRBNF31564872) dates this 1756.
And with: Jerome BELLONI (1688-1760) Dissertation sur le commerce. Traduite de l'italien par Mr. A*** [François Morénas]. A La Haye, aux depens de la Compagnie 1755. 72p.
Second French edition. Originally published in 1750 as De commercio ... Dissertatio.
*Kress 5419. Goldsmiths' 9014.
[FORBONNAIS, François Véron de (1722-1800)]
Principes et observations oeconomiques. [Volume 2:] Observations oeconomiques sur divers points du sistême de l'auteur du Tablau oeconomique.
A Amsterdam, chez Marc Michel Rey 1767.
4 parts in 2 volumes. Small 8vo (16 x 10 cm). [II],[2 errata],X,160,[2 errata],161-316; [IV],[2 errata],284p. With 4 folding tables to volume 1. Contemp. calf, gilt backs with double labels, red edges, marbled endpapers. (#37760)
First (only) edition. The long title does not fully reflects the contents of this work. It includes tables for exchange rates (‘Vergelyking der wissel-courssen') between Amsterdam and the various commercial cities of Europe (p.1-300), preceded by an instruction for the use of these tables (‘Instructie van ‘t gebruik der tafelen') (p.XVII-XXXIV). Then follows ‘Konstige machinen of rekenkundige werktuigen, in de wissel-handel' (p.301-319). The following part is ‘Bericht van de munten en wissel-handel, in de voornaamste koopsteden van Europa' (23p.), followed by ‘Uitvoerig bericht, van al het geene, dat by deze universaal-regels voornamentlyk moet in acht genomen worden, waar op de basis of de grondslag van dit geheele werk rust' (120p.), followed by an index to the complete work.
The author was one of the greatest monetary theorist of his time in Germany, credited with the successful reform of the monetary system in Brunswick and Prussia. He published an important treatise on the currency system and the circulation of money, in fact a theoretical plan for devaluation, in 1749 (Abdruck von einem Schreiben, die Deutsche und anderer Völcker Münz-Verfassung betreffend). At the time of publication of the present work Graumann lived in Amsterdam, working for the main Amsterdam merchant houses. A French translation of this (Le guide du negocint) appeared 1740, a German translation (Licht des Kaufmans) 1754.
*Kress 4337. Bierens de Haan 1796 (erroneously dating it 1749). EHB 383. Not in Goldsmiths'.
[GRAUMANN, Johann Philipp (1690-1762)]
Vernünftige Vertheidigung des Schreibens die teutsche und anderer Völker Münz-Verfassung betreffend, der so genanten gründlichen Prüfung desselben entgegen gesetzet. Nebst einem Anhange, worin die in der Erfahrung gegründete Ursachen von dem Steigen und Fallen des Gold- und Silber-Preises, und dem darauf sich gründenden Steigen und Fallen des Wechsel-Courses abgehandelt werden.
Berlin, Christian Friderich Voss 1752.
4to. [VIII],63,p. Contemp. cream boards, back with ms. title. Stamp on verso of title ('ex bibliotheca fideicomm. Ernestii Aug'), old ms. library entries on first paste-down and free endpaper. An attractive copy. (#28970)
GUARNIERI, Paolo Emilio.
Dell'impiegar la gente dissertazione.
In Verona, per gli eredi di Marco Moroni 1784.
XXIII,[1 blank],122,[2 errata]p. With an engraved title-page with medallion with the portraits of the author and the dedicatee within a decorate border, by Gergli (del) and Dion Valesi (inc). Uncut in contemp. limp boards, back worn. Modern bookplae to front paste-down. A very fresh copy. (#38946)
HORTON, Robert Wilmot (1784–1841)
Lectures on statistics and political economy, as affecting the condition of the operative and labouring classes. Delivered at the London Mechanics' Institution, in 1830 and 1831. With notes. To which are prefixed correspondence and resolutions, published in 1830 by a select class of members of the London Mechanics' Institution.
London, Edmund Lloyd 1832.
XVp. & 10 lectures with own title-pages of 32p. each separately paginated. Fine recent two-tone boards, marbled endpapers. Name to half-title and title, half-title frayed, title with a few spots. (#30440)
HUME, David (1711-1776)
Vier Philosophen. Aus dem Englischen. [Followed by:] Apulejus Discurs über das Mittel glücklich zu seyn mit den Anmerkungen des Hrn. Professors Formey. Aus dem Französischen.
Glogau, bey Christian Friedrich Günthern 1760.
Small 8vo. [VIII],9-143p. Old marbled stiff wrappers, some wear. Stamp to verso of title, some markings to front endpaper. Mild browning throughout. (#37016)
First (only) edition. A rare Swiss accountancy book divided into two parts. The larger first part of the volume is a general introduction to double entry book-keeping. The second part deals with fractions in commercial arithmetic and exchange operations.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 13244. HAL p.160 (erroneously calling for 265 leaves).
JUGLAR, Clement (1819-1905)
Des crises commerciales et de leur retour périodique en France, en Angleterre et aux Etats-Unis. Deuxième édition.
Paris, Guillaumin 1889.
XX,560p. With 17 mostly double-page tables and 7 large folding tables at end. Finely bound in recent half morocco, marbled sides and endpapers, t.e.g., orig. printed wrappers (stained and with some repairs) preserved. (#24403)
First (only) edition. The author was a mathematician and road engineer by profession. He became Rhine building inspector and tax councillor in Hessen, and is remembered for his breakthrough of the Rhine in the Hessian Ried. He also occupied himself with economics, mostly relating to money and taxation, and Theocharis has credited him for being ‘the first German author known to have used mathematics in his economic writings'. This is his most important book.
‘Kröncke's main contribution is in the theory of money. He was the first author to introduce the velocity of circulation into the formula of the equation of exchange. The ideas was not his but he was the first, as far as I have been able to ascertain, to use symbolic writing for explaining the role of the velocity of circulation of money.'
*Kress B.4813. Mattioli 1877. Humpert 11880. Not in Goldsmiths'. R.D.Theocharis, Early developments in mathematical economics, p.100.
KRöNCKE, Claus (1771-1843)
Uber die geistlichen Wittwenkassen im Grossherzogthume Hessen, und über die Gräflich Erbach-Fürstenauische Diener-Wittwenkasse. Ein Beitrag zu den Berechnungen bey Gründung und Prüfung der Beamten-Wittwenkassen.
Darmstadt, G. Jonghaus 1842.
128p. Uncut and unopened in orig. printed wrappers. (#13750)
First edition. Inscribed by the author 'à Domela Nieuwenhuis/ fraternellement/ Pierre Kropotkine'. Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1919) was the most important leader of the early socialist movement in the Netherlands. In the 1890's he became disappointed with parliamentary methods and started propagating social anarchism.
With the bookplate of F.B.Enthoven, the author of an early (1901) Dutch history of anarchism. Bound with: Pierre Kropotkine, La conquête du pain. Préface par Elisée Reclus. Cinquième édition. Paris, P.V.Stock 1895. XV,297,p.
The origins of the indigenous inhabitants of America ... Grotius refuted
LAET, Joannes de (1581-1649)
Notae ad dissertationem Hugonis Grotii De origine gentium Americanum: et observationes aliquot ad meliorem indaginem difficillimae illius quaestionis. [Bound with:] Responsio ad dissertationem secundam Hugonis Grotii, De origine gentium Americanarum. Cum indice ad utrumque libellum.
Amstelodami, apud Ludovicum Elzevirium 1643-44.
2 volumes in 1. Small 8vo. 223, [IV],116,p. Contemp. overlapping vellum, back with ms. title. Unobtrusive old repair to title and last leaf. (#33420)
A precursor of John Law
A notoriously rare proposal for financial and governmental reforms similar to the scheme of John Law. The extreme rarity of this book has been explained by Law's eagerness to destroy as many copies as he could find to hide the fact that much of his own ideas were contained in this book.
‘[La Jonchère] advocates one sole tax, to be paid without privilege or exemption, by all Frenchmen without distinction, to consist of a percentage collected in money or in kind, on the general produce of the ground, mines, quarries, etc., by a ‘Compagnie du Commerce', to be formed for the purpose. This company was to have the monopoly of foreign trade, its shares being given as reimbursement of the price of all the offices sold by the king's predecessors and of the capital of the rents due to towns or individuals. The corn collected by the company was also to be entrusted with the recoinage and ‘diminuations' of the metallic currency, which were to bring it down to what La Jonchère calls ‘its intrinsic value'.'
The mention of ‘Seconde edition' is probably fictious. WorldCat does not locate any copy printed before 1720. The 1970 EDHIS reprint also from this ‘second' edition. The name and place of the publisher are probably fictious as well.
*INED 2517. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths', Einaudi or Mattioli. Palgrave I,p.537.
LAUTS, Ulrich Gerard Lauts (1787-1865)
Japan in zijne staatkundige en burgerlijke inrigtingen en het verkeer met Europesche natiën.
Amsterdam, G.J.A.Beijerinck, 1847.
VIII,,357,p. Contemp. half red calf, back romantically gilt decorated, closed tear in back, little rubbed. (#36989)
The controversy over the priority of the invention of the calculus
LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm (1646-1716) & Johann BERNOULLI (1667-1748)
Commercium philosophicum et mathematicum. Ab anno 1694 ... ad annum 1716.
Lausanne & Geneva, Marci Michaelis Bousquet 1745.
2 volumes in 1. 4to. [IV],XXVIII,484; [II],492p. With 23 folding engraved plates and vignette on both titles. Contemp. half calf, gilt back with red label, sprinkled sides and edges. A very fine, remarkably fresh copy. Without the portrait of Leibniz added to some copies. (#32510)
LENIN, Nikolai [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov] (1870-1924) & [Petr MASLOV (1867-1946)]
Ob agrarnoi programme. Otvet na kritiku nashego proekta programmy [in Cyrillic]. [At head:] X. Zum Agrarprogramm. - Lenin. Antikritik.
Zheneva, Ligi Russkoï Revoliutsionnoï Sotsial-demokraticheskaia Rabochaia [Geneva, League of Russian Revolutionary Social-Democratic Workers] 1903.
Small 8vo (17,5 x 11 cm). [II],42,p. Small margins, but no loss. Title with small paper flaw in inner margin of title, no loss of text. Contemp. cloth-backed marbled boards. Preceded by a work by Friedrich Engels. (#28552)
Metodo pratico per ragguagliare i cambj di tutte le piazze d'Europa all' uso degli scrittorj dei banchieri, o sieno negozianti di cambj. Edizione seconda.
Venezia, apppresso Gio: Battista Novelli 1766.
Folio (34 x 22 cm). [VIII],244p. Contemp. vellum, rubbed and little worn, back renewed, red sprinkled edges. (#24379)
[MANDEVILLE, Bernard (1670-1733)]
The mischiefs that ought justly to be apprehended from a whig-government.
London, printed for J.Roberts 1714.
40p. Disbound. Number in upper left corner of title. (#34275)
NAIGEON, Jacques André (1738-1810)
Recueil philosophique ou mélange de pieces sur la religion & la morale. Par différents auteurs.
Londres [Amsterdam, Marc Michel Rey] 1770.
2 volumes in 1. Small 8vo. [IV],190, [IV],253,p. Contemp. calf, back richly gilt, red edges, marbled endpapers. An old lithographed library ticket to front paste-down. (#38066)
Aggiustamento universale di pesi, e misure de panni di lana, seta, lino, & vittouaglie, d'Europa, Asia, et Africa, necessario à negotianti.
In Venetia [Venice], per li Turini 1643.
Small 8vo. 88p. Contemp. limp vellum. Mildly browned througout, the first quire heavier. (#14687)
First edition thus. Oresme's famous treatise on money Tractatus de origine, natura, jure et mutationibus monetarum was written about 1350. It was the first treatise entirely devoted to economics. It is here translated into French, preceded by a translation of Wilhelm Roscher's lecture of 1862 Un grand économiste français du quatorzième siècle, a biographical sketch of Oresme by Richard Séguin, and a study of Oresme's work by the translator Louis Wolowski. This is followed by the original Latin text of 1528, together with a French translation, of Copernicus' treatise on money Monete cudende ratio, preceded by a lecture on that work by Wolowski.
*Einaudi 4141. Mattioli 2622.
'The first practical statement of socialist doctrine‘
The first work is Owen's most important work in which he outlines the principles of social reform. It has been acknowledged as ‘the first practical statement of socialist doctrine'. It consists of four parts: an introductory first essay, a second essay in which ‘the principles of the former essay [are] continued, and applied in part to practice', a third essay in which ‘the principles of the former essays [are] applied to a particular situation', and a final essay in which ‘the principles of the former essays [are] applied to government'. These four essays were originally issued separately in 1813 and 1814 and together for the first time in 1816 (as a 'second edition'), and again in 1817.
The second work prints verbatim Owen's speech at the opening of the Institution for the Formation of Character, a school for both young children and for adults. It is dedicated ‘to those who have no private ends to accomplish, who are honestly in search of truth, for the purpose of ameliorating the condition of society, and who have the firmness to follow the truth wherever it may lead, without being turned aside from the pursuit by the prepossessions or prejudices of any part of mankind'. It was first published in 1816.
*National Library of Wales 5 & 9. Kress C.137 & C.371. Goldsmiths' 22273 & 22702. Einaudi 4247 (first work only). Printing and the mind of man 271.
First edition. An important treatise on the commerce, trade and population of the French, English and Spanish colonies in America, Africa, Asia ans Australia. The author proposes a reorganization of the colonies and to develop its agricultural colonies in Africa, which would reduce the slave trade. Trafficking cannot compensate for the decrease in population in the Antilles, where black mortality is very high. It would be more logical to use blacks in their own country, therefore to establish colonies in Africa, than to transplant them at such great cost.
The second volume is entirely devoted to Saint Domingo, where the author was appointed commissioner of the colony in 1791. It is lacking in many sets.
*INED 3442. Kress B.4429 (first volume only). Sabin 58158 (first volume only). Martin & Walter 26281.
First edition. An important contribution to population theory, with outspoken advocacy of birth control. It was provoked by William Godwin's second reply to Malthus. ‘More sanguine than Malthus about the reform of institutions, he rejected Godwin's inconsistency and naivité. His defence of Malthusian principles and methods testifies to his own faith in individual effort and to the improvements in civilization he witnessed in his lifetime.'
‘Place lays great stress on the misery, poverty, and crime which so frequently result from large families; and insists that it should be clearly pointed out to the poor that the market can be overstocked with labour; that this caused the low rate of wages; that misery and poverty follow indiscretion; and that by voluntary restriction of families, the supply of labour might be brought rather under the demand.'
This is the author's only contribution to economic literature. Place was a radical reformer, friends with James Mill and Jeremy Bentham. He drafted the People's Charter in 1838, though he took no part in the later more extreme phase of Chartism, and greatly contributed to the legalization of trade unions.
*Kress C.943. Goldsmiths' 23493. Einaudi 4458. Not in Mattioli. Palgrave III,p.112. New Palgrave III, p.879.
I. Genueser Finanzwesen vom 12. bis 14. Jahrhundert. II. Die Casa di S. Giorgio.
SMITH, Adam (1723-1790)
Theorie der sittlichen Gefühle. Uebersetzt, vorgeredet, und hin und wieder kommentirt von Ludwig Theobul Kosegarten. [And:] Zweyter Band, welcher die Zusäzze zur sechsten Ausgabe enthält.
Leipzig, in der Gräffschen Buchhandlung 1791-95.
2 volumes in 1. [XXXII],463,[1 advert.], VIII,248,[1 errata]p. Contemp. boards, red edges, rubbed, corners and edges worn, back with part of covering paper gone. From the library of the German classicist Friedrich August Menke, with his name on front free endpaper. (#31736)
Kipper un Wipper
Two of the major publications of the ‘Tipper and See-saw time' by this Lutheran theologian and pastor in Magdeburg.
Due to the rising price of silver by the end of the 16th century silver coins of the German city-states became more worth than their nominal value. After the outbreak of the Thirty Years War currencies were debased to finance the high costs of the war and the coinage system of the Habsburg Empire fell into complete disorder. Coins were weighted to sort out the not-yet-debased pieces ('kippen und wippen') and melted and mixed with copper or other cheap metals and reissued.
It worked in the beginning but soon resulted in worthless coins and the complete disarray of the monetary system. Prices raised enormously and caused dreadful distress among the population. Popular protest arose and a great number of pamphlets denouncing the practice appeared between 1620 and 1622. By 1623 the debased coins were withdrawn, but the losses were carried by the impoverished population.
First volume: *Kress S.505. Goldsmiths'-Kress 00507.16. Humpert 10945,
Second volume: *Not in Kress or Goldsmiths'-Kress. Humpert 10946.
SüSSMILCH, Johann Peter (1707-1767)
Die göttliche Ordnung in den Veränderungen des menschlichen Geschlechts, aus der Geburt, dem Tode und der Fortpflanzung desselben erwiesen. Zwote und ganz umgearbeitete Ausgabe.
Berlin, Buchladen der Real Schule 1761-62.
2 volumes in 1. [VIII],[III]-XVI,576,114,; [II],625,77p. With numerous tables in the text and 1 folding table at end. Wanting a dedication leaf before the preface. Contemp. half calf, gilt back with red label, marbled edges, little rubbed. (#39627)
TARDE, Gabriel (1843-1904)
Paris, Félix Alcan 1902.
2 volumes. [VI],383; [IV],449p. Contemp. half cloth, backs lettered gilt, marbled sides. Name on front free endpapers. (#28583)
Second edition, from the same year as the first edition. Flora Tristan's notes on female emancipation, posthumously edited by Alphonse Constant. It represents the ideas of Flora Tristan, but in a form which is not hers.
*Not in Kress, Goldsmith', Einaudi or Mattioli. We could locate only a single copy of the first edition (BnF) and only a few copies of this second edition worldwide.
TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques (1727-1781)
Oeuvres de Mr. Turgot, ministre d'état, précédées et accompagnées de mémoires et de notes sur sa vie, son administration et ses ouvrages.
Paris, de l'imprimerie de Delance [first volume: de l'imprimerie de A.Belin] 1808-11.
9 volumes. With engraved portrait of Turgot by Tardieu after Ducreux. Mid-nineteenth century half calf, gilt backs with raised bands, marbled edges, sides and endpapers, bound by J.T.Heald, Wilmington, Del[aware]. From the library of Alexis and Elizabeth du Pont Rencourt, with their bookplate to all volumes. Portrait foxed. A very well bound set. (#26723)
A classic of international law that greatly influenced the thinking of the framers of the American constitution
VATTEL, Emer (Emmerich) de (1714-1767)
Le droit des gens, ou principes de la loi naturelle, appliqués à la conduite & aux affaires des nations & des souverains.
A Londres [but Neuchâtel] 1758.
2 volumes in 1. 4to. XXVI,[26 table of contents],541; [IV],[16 table of contents],375,[1 errata]p. Contemp. calf, back richly gilt with orange label, red edges, foot (ca.15 mm) of back with stabilized defect. A fresh copy. (#30363)
ZUCCOLO, Lodovico (1568-1630)
Dialoghi ... De'saluti. Della eminenza della pastorale. Della bellezza. Della detta, e della disdetta. Della vergogna. Della clemenza. Della gelosia. Del flusso, e riflusso delle virtu, e de'vitij. Della città Felice. Dell' amore scambieuole fra'cittadini. Del piacere. De'terrori panici. Della republica d'Evandria. Della republica d'Utopia. De'varij fini degli huomini. Ne'quali con varietà di eruditione si scropono nuoui, e vaghi pensieri filosofici, morali, e politici.
In Venetia, appresso Marco Ginammi 1625.
4to. [XL],278,[2 blank]p., lvs a3 and a4 bound between b4 and c1. With woodcut priner's device on title and numerous woodcut initials. Contemp. carta rustica. Uncut with ample margins, upper margin unopened, vague water stain in blank outer margin throughout, small loss in lower margin of b4, far from printed text. (#38663)
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