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Early Italian banking
Banco di Santo Ambrosio.
Delle leggi, contratti, et governo del Banco Santo Ambrosio della citta di Milano, stabiliti nella congregatione de' Signori Gouernatori di detto Banco. Il giorno di Lunedi, li due del mese d'Aprile M.D.CI. Accetati, & confermati dal Conseglio Generale de' Signori Sessanta di detta città. Giovedi 12. Luglio di detto anno.
In Milano, per Pandolfo Malatesta .
4to. 36,[11 patent by Juan de Velasco]p. Title with woodcut device of the bank, and several woodcut initials and ornaments in the text. Contemp. carta rustica. Printed on fine paper. (#31168)
The Dutch in Brazil
BARLAEUS, Caspar (1584-1648)
Rerum per octennium in Brasilia et alibi gestarum, sub praefectura illustrissimi Comitis I. Mauritii, Nassauiae &c. Comitis, historia. Editio secunda. Cui accesserunt Gulielmi Pisonis medici Amstelaedamensis tractatus 1. De aeribus, aquis & locis in Brasilia. 2. De arundine saccharifera. 3. De melle silvestri. 4. De radice altili mandihoca.
Clivis [Kleve], Tobiae Silberling 1660.
Small 8vo. [XII],664,p. With engraved title, portrait and coat-of-arms, 3 folding engraved maps (South America and the Western part of Africa, Brazil under Dutch rule, and Mauritiopolis, Recife and surroundings) and 5 folding engraved views. Contemp. vellum, back with red label. With bookplate of the famous book collector John Carter Brown (and his name stamp in red on the verso of the portrait), and bookplate of the book and art collector M. Pimenta Camargo. Without the plate of a sun-eclipse present in part of the copies. (#34387)
*Kress C.3410. Humpert 6895. Palgrave I,p.125.
BENTHAM, Jeremy (1748-1822)
Chrestomathia: being a collection of papers, explanatory of the design of an institution, proposed to be set on foot, under the name of The Chrestomathic Day School, or chrestomathic school, for the extension of the new system of instruction to the higher branches of learning, for the use of the middling and higher ranks of life. [Bound with:] Chrestomathia. Part II. Containing appendix, No. V. Being an essay on nomenclature and classification.
London, printed for Messrs. Payne and Foss and R.Hunter. By J.M'Creery 1816-16.
2 parts in 1 volume. [II],XXI,,IX-X,68,24,69-98; IV,99-347p. With 2 folding tables in part 1. Nineteenth- or early twentieth-century half cloth, back lettered gilt, marbled sides. Bookplate of Sidney Broad to front paste-down. (#30826)
BENTHAM, Jeremy (1748-1822)
Draught of a new plan for the organisation of the judicial establishment in France: proposed as a succedaneum to the draught presented, for the same purpose, by the Committee of Constitution, to the National Assembly, December 21st, 1789.
No place, no publisher March 1790.
[II],26p. Fine modern boards, back with gilt-lettered red label. Upper margin closely trimmed, touching the pagination in places. (#39116)
First edition. Doctoral dissertation of the Swiss mathematician Daniel Bernoulli, a pioneering work on the application of demographic statistics (baptism, marriage and death) on the medical sciences. He refers to the works of a.o. Kersseboom, Montmort, Süssmilch and Deparcieux.
First edition thus. A collective edition of the author's memoirs on pauperism and the care for the poor and sick, partly hitherto unpublished. The author was one of the greatest philanthropists of the eighteenth century, admired by among others Rousseau and Voltaire. He is best known for his project of a ‘maison d'association', which has been recognized as an early example of a Friendly Society. It would guarantee each associated member all help needed in case of sickness or distress, not only for the poor and homeless, but also for those who are to rich for charity but can not afford home nursing.
The present volumes include several memoirs related to this project, on which he also spent a part of his fortune. Among the other memoirs are plans for the reform of the Hotel-Dieu in Paris, a ‘political memoir on the children' (with proposals for the colonization of Louisiana!), a plan for the management of the hospitals and the banishment of mendicancy, suggestions for better water and the promotion of public health, etc. etc.
Part of these pieces were published separately, but they are extremely difficult to find, and it seems nowadays almost impossible to get a complete collection.
*INED 1209 (this edition) and 3570/5 (separately issued pieces). Not in Kress (two separately issued pieces 6747 and S.4093). Not in Einaudi (a separately issued piece 4434). Granier 361. Higgs 1500 note. Coquelin & Guillaumin I,p.328. Lichtenberger p.327-9.
[CHARPENTIER, François (1620-1702)]
Discours d'un fidele sujet du roy, touchant l'establissement d'une compagnie françoise pour le commerce des Indes Orientales: adressé à tous les François.
A Paris 1664.
4to. 57p. Neatly rebound in vellum. A tiny worm hole (1 mm) all through. (#29362)
First edition thus, a few pieces has been published previously. In this book Cloots, who became known as ‘orator of mankind', exposed his economic and geopolitical views. ‘It portrayed the fruits of human culture (arts, sociability, taste) as valuable achievements, the domestic effects of doux commerce. He had great faith in the capacity of free trade within a society to regulate itself, and praised the city for stimulating the development of the arts, letters, sociability, and taste, as well as its production of profitable, high-quality manufactured goods. This was the argument of Voltaire's Mondain rather than Rousseau' s first Discourse. Moreover, again unlike Rousseau, Cloots expressed confidence in the possibility of reforming or rather recalibrating the international order. He subscribed to the theory of a balance between sovereign powers, a theory of the international order first expressed much earlier in the century in an essay attributed to Fénelon. Cloots thought that commercial and military rivalry between European powers could be reined in and that it would be possible ‘to see Europe flourish in a perpetual peace'. In this analysis, the challenges of the European order could be overcome while maintaining the basic features of the modern state' (Alexander Bevilacqua, ‘Conceiving the republic of mankind. The political thought of Anacharsis Cloots', in: History of European ideas, vol.38, no 4, 2012, p.554.
Jean-Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce (von Gnadenthal), baron de Cloots, was born to a German noble family but educated in France and became an ardent atheist and 'dechristianizer', changing his Christian name Jean-Baptiste in the Greek name Anacharsis. After the outbreak of the revolution he became a zealous supporter of civil religion, he substituted mankind for God and declared himself 'the personal enemy of Jesus Christ'. The formal inauguration of the cult of reason by the Paris Commune in 1793 marked the triumph of his crusade for a rational religion. Unfortunately he did not long enjoy his victory: falsely accused of treason he was guillotined on March 24, 1794.
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 (only) edition. A complete set of this journal collecting documents on commercial and political history, demography, statistics, etc., including documents never published before, mostly in German but some in French. Included are, among many other pieces, a German translation of Thomas Paine's Common sense, the charter and statutes of the Royal Danish Asian Company, documents on the Spanish economy taken mostly from Ustariz, on France's population and commerce, including John Law's Mémoire sur l'usage de monnoyes (in French), the petition of West Indian plantation owners on the present unrest in America, two of Turgot's edicts (on the suppression of the corvées and on the dissolution of the guilds), documents on the wars between France and England and the sea war between the Dutch Republic and England, the conflict between the duke of Brunswick and the city of Amsterdam, the treaty of peace between the Republic and the North American states, the first printing of Ezechiel Spanheim's Relation de la Cour de France faite au commencement de l'année 1690 (in French), an important source for the history of Louis XIV and his court, and numerous documents on the history, commerce, administration, population, agriculture, industry, etc. of the European nations during the 1770's.
Dohm was a German diplomat, historian and enlightened political thinker. He is best remembered for his important contribution to the emancipation of the Jews (Ueber die Bürgerliche Verbesserung der Juden, 1781-83), written on the request of his friend Moses Mendelssohn. He is also the author of an important critique of Physiocracy (Ueber das physiokratischen System, 1782).
*Kress-Goldsmiths' 11531. Humpert 12331. Not in Kress.
An early Spanish defence of free trade
First edition. This book, the only book of the author of economic interest, is important for its early defence of free trade. The author has been credited, with Alberto Struzzi, with having been ‘the sole and unheeded champions of the liberty of foreign trade', whereas until the end of the eighteenth century all leading Spanish writers were mercantilist.
‘A rare book, highly innovative and of great importance, which explains with exquisite clearness the true character of commerce, the nature of exchange, the use and utility of money, the inefficiency of the prohibitive system and the means of encouraging the national industry ... It is one of the most original works of its class, bold and precise in its economic doctrine. The author is greatly in advance of his time, and deliberately puts aside the prevailing prejudices, not only in Spain, but throughout Europe' (Colmeiro p.71).
Dormer studied philosohy and law in Huesca and became one of the major Spanish historians of the seventeenth century, royal chronicler of the kingdom of Aragon in 1674.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 02548. Colmeiro 175
[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. Statistical investigations into the effect of smallpox on the mortality of the population and the effect smallpox vaccination can have on the the rate of mortality and life expectancy, divided into various classes of age. The mortality tables in this volume have long been in use in France. The author was born in Geneva from an ancient Huguenot family. He was a member of the Académie des Sciences and head of the statistical department of population in the office of the French ministry of the Interior.
*McCulloch p.274. Palgrave I,p.660.
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.
EULER, Leonhard (1707-1783)
- Five contributions to the theory of probability, separated from the Mémoires de l'Academie des Sciences de Berlin.
4to. Bound in 5 parts, apparently at the time, in blue-covered limp boards, comtemp. manuscript label to fronts. Caption-titles. (#41304)
1-2. Exposé concernant l'examen de la lettre de M. de Leibnitz, alleguée par M. le prof. Koenig, dans le mois de mars, 1751. Des actes de Leipzig, à l'occasion du principe de la moindre action. [Followed by:] Lettre de M. Euler à M. Merian. Traduit du Latin, 1752.
p.52-64 & p.520-532. *Eneström 176 & 182.
3. Calcul de la probabilité dans le jeu de rencontre, 1753.
p.255-270. *Eneström 201.
4. Sur la probabilité des séquences dans la lotterie génoise, 1767.
p.191-230. *Eneström 338.
5. Solution d'une question très difficile dans le calcul des probabilités, 1771.
p.285-302. *Eneström 412.
By ‘the first in modern times to develop the theory of the division of labor in economy and society' (Karl Marx)
FERGUSON, Adam (1723-1816)
An essay on the history of civil society.
Edinburgh, printed for A.Millar & T.Caddel ... London, and A.Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh 1767.
4to (26,4 x 21 cm). VIII,430p. Recent half cloth, marbled boards with gilt lines, back with gilt-lettered red label, marbled endpapers, red edges. Good copy with ample margins. (#23481)
FLORI, Lodovico (1579-1647)
Trattato del modo di tenere il libro doppio domestico col suo esemplare. Composto dal padre Lodovico Flori della Compagnia di Giesu. Per uso delle case, e collegii della medesimà Compagnia nel Regno di Sicilia.
In Palermo, per Decio Cirillo 1636.
3 parts in 1 volume. Folio. [IV],126,p. & 2 folding lvs., [III]p., 32 lvs, p., 50 lvs, p. Contemp. vellum, few minor imperfections. Vague water stain in uppermargin, a few small marginal ink spots and some foxing and browning as may be expected, upper outer corner of second half rounded without any loss of text. (#20193)
First edition of the clearest and most finished exposition of Fourier's social ideas. Though Fourier exposed most of these ideas earlier in his Traité de l'association domestique-agricole the present work contains a more systematic exposition of societarian doctrines. It also contains refinements upon several topics, such as the author's attitude towards Robert Owen, the question of population, and the miserable fate of factory workers (‘bagnes industriels').
*Del Bo 6. Einaudi 1954. Kress C.2280.
'Above his English contemporaries on account of his liberal views on national and international trade ... government interference, medieval corporations and so on' (J.Schumpeter)
First (only) edition. A treatise on the economics of the corn trade that ranks among the best of the scientific achievements of the Dutch in the seventeenth century.
The first part is a Compilation of regulations concerning foodstuffs, all the ordinances concerning the corn trade in the Netherlands from 1501 till 1634. They are printed in Dutch and Latin in double columns, with a Dutch half-title Reglementen op 't stuck van kooren ende greynen.
The second part constitutes Graswinckel's analysis of the processes involved. It is written in Dutch, with some printed annotations in Latin in the outer margins, and has a half-title Aenmerckinghen ende betrachtinghen, op de placcaten, ordonnantien, ende reglementen, &c. over 't stuck van kooren ende greynen ... (Remarks and considerations on the regulations concerning corn and grains).
The author was one of the most prominent lawyers of his time and a strong supporter of republican government. He had assisted Grotius in Paris and acquired fame on his own account with works on public and international law. With the present treatise on the economy of the corn trade Graswinckel also established his name as an economist 'with a remarkable grasp of the subject'. Graswinckel refutes many of the mercantilist views of his time. He strongly defends the interests of the land owners and the agricultural population and argues for the free trade in corn, only in times of national destitution restrictions may be imposed. Schumpeter writes that many historians will place him (and his contemporary Pieter de la Court) 'above their English contemporaries on account of their liberal views on national and international trade ... government interference, medieval corporations and so on'. Schumpeter also notes that Graswinckel, though his views on the harm done by prohibiting the exportation of grains were not new in 1651, yet he had 'a keener sense of the price mechanism involved, especially of the function of forestalling'.
Our copy with a Dutch title-leaf, other copies have a Latin title-leaf Statutorum circa annonam syllabus ..., but the contents is identical.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 1201. Dekkers p.66,7. Willems 694 (with Dutch title) and 695 (with Latin title). Liesker p.61 and 262. Schumpeter p.197 and 368. Van Rees I,p.326. Laspeyres p.205 and nr 178. Palgrave II,p.256.
First edition. Hayek's inaugural lecture on the assumption of his professorship at the Albert Ludwig University at Freiburg 18 June 1962.
[HEYNITZ (or Heinitz), Friedrich Anton von (1725-1802)]
Essai d'économie politique.
A Bâle [Basel], chez les freres Decker 1785.
4to. [II],45p. With 4 very large folding tables. Title with fine engraved view. Printed within two-line borders. Contemp. half calf, gilt back with gilt-lettered red label, speckled boards, red edges, marbled endpapers. Fine copy. (#30752)
First edition. The author's last book in which he introduces his concept of the golden age and the harmonious development of the individual. The philosophy of Hemsterhuis has been summarized as ‘in spite of its own rationalism an early reaction against rationalism and enlightenment‘. His philosophy has exercised great influence particularly in Germany where he was praised by both classical and romantic writers, including Herder, Novalis and the brothers Schlegel. This edition was published in Riga by Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, who also published a German translation the same year (Alexis oder Von dem goldenen Weltalter).
HOOG, Pieter Henricus van der (Mohammed Abdul Ali) (1888-1957)
Pelgrims naar Mekka.
‘s-Gravenhage, H.P.Leopold 1935.
VIII,251p. With 21 photographic ills by the author on 14 plates, some sketch-maps in the text and endpaper maps. Orig. gilt and red tooled cloth, back somewhat faded. (#25864)
First German edition of Hume's posthumously published Dialogues concerning natural religion (1779). Todd notes that they were ‘first composed in the eatly 1750s, revised in the early 1760s, and further revised in the final months of Hume's life'. The translation has been attributed to Carl Gottfried Schreiter (1756-1809), philosopher and translator of a.o. Gibbon's classical history.
The Gespräch über den Atheismus by Ernst Platner (1744-1818) occupies pages 255-396. Platner was professor of fysiology and philosophy and held relations with many enlightened scholars of his time. He here shows ‘increasingly skeptical objections to orthodoxy'.
*Jessop p.42. Todd p.203.
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).
First (only) edition. One of several memoirs published by the author, actuary, mathematician, statistician and banker and much consulted advisor to the government on life insurance, annuities, and other financial matters. It is a reply to Johan van der Burch who had contested Kersseboom's calculations. This is not included in the author's better known Proeven van politique rekenkunde.
*Bierens de Haan 2455. Bouwstoffen voor de geschiedenis van de levensverzekeringen en lijfrenten in Nederland, p.124.
First (?) German edition. Locke's book on education appeared for the first time in German in 1708 in two different translations: one after the 3rd or 4th English edition by S.G.Starck published in Greifswald, and the present edition, translated after the 5th English edition by Gottfried Olearius. The translator added a long preface (p.3-68). Locke's work is followed (p.477-612) by a translation of Fenelon's Traité de l'éducation des filles (1687).
The greatest English book of its time on the principles and practice of education, first published in 1693 and several times reprinted. Locke's idea for writing about education grew out of a request from Locke's friend Edward Clarke for instructions in educating his children. 'Locke anticipated Rousseau in his advocacy of the natural child, who was to be toughened by exposure to the elements and fed only when hungry. He also interested himself in the moral education of children, stressing the importance of restraint and reason in molding the childs mind.'
*Attig 601. Yolton 212. Christophersen p.103 (erroneously dating this edition 1710).
LöSCH, August (1906-1945)
Die räumliche Ordnung der Wirtschaft. Eine Untersuchung über Standort, Wirtschaftsgebiete und internationalen Handel.
Jena, Gustav Fischer 1940.
VIII,348,[4 advert.]p. Recent boards, orig. printed orange wrappers laid down, back with gilt-lettered orange label. Inscribed by the author: ‘Meinem lieben Dr Hoffman als bescheidene Gegengabe im Naturaltausch, vom Verfasser', slightly shaved by the binder. (#30934)
LUXEMBURG, Rosa (1871-1919)
Die Akkumulation des Kapitals. Ein Beitrag zur ökonomischen Erklärung des Imperialismus.
Berlin, Buchhandlung Vorwärts Paul Singer 1913.
[VIII],446,p. Orig. half green calf, gilt back with red label, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. One of a limited number of copies bound by the publisher in a luxurious binding. (#14071)
First trade edition. The book for which Luxemburg received her PhD from the Faculty of Law and Economics of the University of Zurich. In it ‘she argued that the development of industrial capitalism in the Polish kingdom depended heavily on the Russian market and that the economy of the Polish kingdom would never be more than a part of the tsarist economy. The analysis in this book formed the basis upon which the Polish Social Democratic party built its political program.' (International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, IX, p.496)
A plea for freedom of the press by the former Royal Censor
MALESHERBES, Chrétien Guillaume de Lamoignon de (1721-1794)
Mémoires sur la librairie et sur la liberté de la presse.
Paris, chez H.Agasse 1809.
[II],XIV,435p. With a folding facsimile of Malesherbes's handwriting, printed on both sides. Recent half green morocco, back richly gilt decorated, marbled boards and edges. Fine copy. (#31939)
‘Undoubtedly the most eminent of the Venetian economists of the 18th century‘
First edition, very rare. Ortes' first book, written ‘with the scope of upholding the existence of clerical property in mortmain'. Ortes was a Venetian monk who left the cloister but remained in holy orders and was ever a streneous defender of the clergy. ‘The Errori popolari itself is an attempt to treat certain economic questions by following the procedure of a geometric treatise. He sets down certain axioms or what he believes are ‘general truths, derived from immutable and necessary principles from which there is no deviation', and to these he opposes some of what he thinks are popular errors. From these axioms he proceeds to particular cases which he investigates.'
‘Ortes is undoubtedly the most eminent of the Venetian economists of the last [18th] century; his genius, original and sometimes paradoxical, is often opposed to the general tendency of the ideas of his time, and though his researches are occasionally faulty in their method, he has left a deep impress on the history of economic theory. He regards economic laws as immutable, like those of nature; he maintains this in opposition to the opinion usually accepted in his time, which regarded economics only in relation to special interests. Perhaps it is this idea which leads him to distrust the action of the state, considering it not adapted to promote the wealth of a country. While Ortes applied a mathematical method to economics, his arguments are based throughout on abstract theory, disregarding the study both of facts and of history as not appertaining to economic science. This detracts from the value of his labours. Still his works are of weight in the history of economic theory.'
*Kress, Italian 403. Einaudi 4224. Mattioli 2638. Palgrave III,p.43. Theocharis p.40-43.
PARETO, Vilfredo (1848-1923)
Manuel d'économie politique. Traduit sur l'édition italienne par Alfred Bonnet (revue par l'auteur).
Paris, V.Giard & E.Brière 1909.
[IV],695,p. Contemp. half calf, marbled sides and endpapers, orig. printed wrappers preserved, some light wear. (#23343)
'The best that has been written on the Amsterdam Exchange Bank‘
First (only) edition. These Memoirs and recommendations relating to the Amsterdam exchange bank are among the best that has been written on financial matters in Holland in the seventeenth century. The author was an esteemed authority on matters of commerce and finance, a man of great discernment and erudition, often consulted by the Amsterdam authorities, particularly when the exchange bank, guaranteed by the city, was involved. Of his many advises in this field the present three are the only printed, but others remain in manuscript.
The author, whose reputation apparently has not suffered from the fact that he had been a ‘book-keeper' in the service of an Amsterdam merchant after he had failed as a merchant on his own account, is best known for an often reprinted handbook on bill-broking Wissel-styl tot Amsterdam, first published in 1676.
The first of these advises is a plea for the establishment of a ‘bank-courant', thus enabling merchants to keep a bank account in currency. The second part contains measures for bettering the security of the bank, no doubt provoked by serious cases of fraud that had happened the last years. The third part contains various other recommendations for improvements in the operating and services of the bank, i.a. a proposal for the pawning of specie and bullion.
*According to Van Dillen in 1921 ‘nowadays very rare'. Economisch-Historische Bibliotheek 1921. WorldCat locates a few copies in the Netherlands, only 2 copies worldwide, none in the US. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi. At length: J. van Dillen, ‘Een boek van Phoonsen over de Amsterdamsche wisselbank', in: Economisch-historisch jaarboek, VII, 1921.
Preceded by: [PHOONSEN, Johannes]. Wissel-styl tot Amsterdam. Vervattende niet alleen wat men gewoon, maar oock wat een voorsichtigh koopman, tot sijn securiteyt, in de wissel-handel dienstig en noodig is. Mitsgaders ordonnantien, willekeuren en reglementen van wisselen. Tot Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerpen ... Beschreven, en by een vergadert, door J.Ph. Van vele grove fauten verbetert ...
Amsterdam, Jan Bouman en Daniel vanden Dalen 1681. 2 parts in 1 volume. [VIII],336,306,p.
Fourth (?) edition. A very popular handbook on bill-broking for merchants which went through a great number of expanding editions. It includes the regulations and practices of Amsterdam and the other major commercial cities of Europe, for the greater part in the original language with translations into Dutch. Originally published in 1676 the work was republished in succesively expanding editions, since 1729 augmented with a second volume by Isaac le Long, until in the second half of the eighteenth century, and also translated into French.
*Kress 1445 (edition f 1676).
First complete edition. In this his great work Concerning the harmony of the earth Postel advocates a universalist world religion (Christianity), a united world (under French supremacy) and a universal law (natural law), resulting in general world peace. The thesis of the book is that all Jews, Muslims and heathens could be converted to the Christian religion since all religions have common foundations and Christianity best represents these foundations, 'the love of God, the praising of God, the love of Mankind, and the helping of Mankind'. In the first two books Postel set forth the basic dogmas of Christianity and the teachings of Mohammed and the Quran. In the third book Postel treats natural law and the doctrines of the various religions. In the fourth book he examines in which way Jews, Muslims and heathens could be converted to Christianity. This book includes also (p.350) a passage concerning the evangelization of the American Indians.
Guillaume Postel was a French humanist, linguist, familiar with Arabic, Hebrew, and Syriac and other Semitic languages, mystic, diplomat, and religious universalist, affiliated with the Company of Jesus, though not a member.
This edition is of particular importance for the annotations attributed to Theodore Bibliander (1509-1564), a Swiss Orientalist and controversionalist and editor of the first edition in Latin of the Quran, published in Basel in 1543, like the present volume by Oporin. These annotations were most likely added without Postel's knowledge and caused the work to be included in the Louvain Index with the annotation: 'Annotationes in Guilielmum Postellum de orbis terrae concordia, incerti authoris'. The first book, here occupying page 1-125, was published in Paris in 1543 by Pierre Gromors at the cost of the author.
*Adams P2020. Brunet IV, 840. Sabin 64524.
Bound with an incomplete copy of Joachim Vadianus' Epitome trium terrae partium, Asiae, Africae et Europae, 1534.
First (only) edition. A work on forensic and non forensic accounting, which according to the author's preface includes 'dasjenige, was zum aussergerichtlichen und gerichtlichen Verfahren bey Abnahm, Revision und Justificatur der Rechnungen, Untersuchungen gegen die Rechnungsführer, dann ihrer und der Revidenten begehenden Verbrechen, bey vorfallenden Streitigkeiten über Rechnungssachen gehöret, und was sowohl der Rechtsgelehrte als der Rechnungsverständige wissen muss'.
*Humpert 12410. Not in HAL.
De sluik- en kroesharige rassen tusschen Selebes en Papua.
's Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff 1886.
4to. X,486p. With 44 tinted or coloured lithograph plates and 13 coloured maps (2 folding). Contemp. half calf, back richly gilt decorated, very light wear to joints but strong. A small stamp below the imprint erased with slight damage to the paper. A fine copy, with plates and text in clean condition. (#30491)
RIESSER, Gabriel (1806-1863)
Kritische Beleuchtung der in den Jahren 1831 und 1832 in Deutschland vorgekommenen ständischen Verhandlungen über die Emancipation der Juden.
Altona, bei Johann Fiedrich Hammerich 1833.
[VIII],218p. Recently cloth-backed boards, orig. printed upper wrapper laid down. Some light soiling and foxing. (#20254)
SEGNI, Giovanni Battista (1550-1610)
Discorso sopra la carestia, e fame.
Ferrara, appresso Benedetto Mamarello 1591.
4tp. 56,p., numbered -48,41-48,[1-4]. Contemp. carta rustica, slightly stained and damaged at back with an old repair. (#37859)
SOLOVIEV [SOLOVYOV], Vladimir (1853-1900)
Paris, Perrin et Cie 1888.
46,[1 errata, 1 blank, 1 advert., 1 blank]p. Orig. printed wrappers, wrappers foxed. Stamp on title. With author's signed presentation inscription on upper wrapper. (#12245)
Statuti dell'Università de'Mercanti di Siena.
Statuti dell'Università de'Mercanti, e della Corte de gl'Offiziali della Mercanzia della Città di Siena. Riformati per comandamento del Sereniss. Don Cosimo II Gran Duca Quarto di Toscana. Divisi secondo l'antica forma loro in quattro distinzioni. La prima, tratta del modo di eleggere gl'Offiziali, & i loro Ministri, e de gl'obblighi loro. La seconda, dell'ordine, e modo di procedere nelle Liti, e Cause; e dell'eseguire le Sentenze. La terza, del modo di conuenire tra i Particolari. La quarta, delle cose da offeruarsi dall'arti. Con la tavola di tutte le rubriche.
In Siena, appresso Bonetti 1619.
Large 4to (29 x 21 cm). [XII],160p. With coat of arms of the Medici and woodcut of the Assumption of the Virgin with the city of Siena on title. Contemp. vellum. First and last leaves and some margins stained, tear in p.155/156, p.157-160 with several repairs. (#39508)
STINSTRA, John (1708-1790)
An essay on fanaticism, addressed to the people of his own persuasion ... In a pastoral letter. Originally written in Dutch. Translated by the Rev. Isaac Subremont.
Dublin, Thomas Ewing 1774.
Large 12mo (16,7 x 10,2 cm). 8,CLVIII,,217,p. Contemp. calf, back with red label, extremities little worn, upper joint weak. (#32926)
A vast program of reforms
First (only) edition. A very rare work on public administration which contains a vast program of reforms. It deals with all aspects of governmental science and public welfare. The author treats public morality and moral education, with particular attention for the education of women, and improvements to introduce in the legislation and the administration of justice. An important part of the work is dedicated to urgently needed reforms to be made in public finance. He discusses the injustice and detrimental effects of so many of the existing taxes and proposes the introduction of a single tax.
The second volume treats the 'physical' part of public administration, the promotion of commerce and trade, with chapters on improvements to be made in the army, statute labour, the road-system and river works, the police, the facilities for travellers, postal services, etc. The author also gives suggestions for the local administration on subjects like public health, clean water, loan-offices, fire-service, hospitals, town planning, cemeteries, etc. He ends his work with a discussion of the monarchy with a proposal for the installation of a supreme council.
We were unable to find any information about the author, other than that he has been suggested (together with G.J.B.Target and P.A.Torné) as the author of a somewhat similar work (L'Esprit des Cahiers, see INED 4277 for a long notice), published in 1789 and presented to the States General.
*INED 4317. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi.
THORBECKE, Johan Rudolph (1798-1872)
Ueber das Wesen und den organischen Charakter der Geschichte. Ein Schreiben an Herrn Hofrath K.F.Eichhorn in Göttingen.
Göttingen, Vandenhöck und Ruprecht 1824.
[II],49p. Contemp. green wrappers. (#20633)
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.
The best contemporary source for the tulip speculation
De drie t'zamenspraeken tusschen Waermondt en Gaergoedt, over de op- en ondergang van Flora; als mede Floraes zotte-bollen, troostbrief, en een register der tegenwoordige meest geächte hyacinten, met der zelver prysen. Deze tweden druck vermeerdert en van veele fauten gezuyvert. [Bound with:] Clare ontdeckingh der dwaes heydt, der ghener die haer tegenwoordigh laten noemen floristen ... Gedruckt na de oprechte copye 1636.
Haerlem, gedruckt by Johannes Marshoorn 1734.
2 volumes in 1. Small 8vo. [IV],219,p. & 4 pages numbered *104 between p.104 and 105, 24p. With folding engraving. Nineteenth-century half calf, gilt back with red label. Some light spotting and staining. (#40568)
[VIVANT DE MEZAQUES]
Bilan général et raisonné de l'Angleterre; depuis 1600 jusqu'à la fin de 1761; ou lettre à M.L.C.D. sur le produit des terres et du commerce de l'Angleterre. Par M.V.D.M.
[No place, no publisher] 1762.
[IV],260p. Modern marbled boards, back with gilt-lettered morocco label. (#30841)
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