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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 [1601].
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)
€ 3000

First edition. One of the earliest printed documents relating to public banking. It contains the
statutes, by-laws and governance of the Bank as well as details about its establishment. The Banco Santo Ambrosio was one of the earliest public banks, established in 1598 upon the theories of Giovanni Antonio Zerbi. Zerbi was a Milanese merchant who had studied the Spanish and Sicilian banks and especially the bank of San Giorgio of Genoa. He published his theories on banking in 1599 as Discorso in forma di dialogo intorno al Banco S. Ambrosio della citta di Milano. Unfortunately the results of the bank were unsatisfactory and it was almost bankrupt in 1630.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 00305.1. Kress 238. Kress, Italian 99. Palgrave III,p.691 (Zerbi).

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,[21]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)
€ 7500


Second Latin edition of this famous history of Dutch rule in Brazil under Johan Maurits van Nassau from 1637 to 1644. The first edition in folio is extremely rare and valuable, since most copies and the plates were lost in a fire at the workshop of the printer Blaeu. The plates and maps of this edition are identical with those in the German edition of 1659. The plate of the sun-eclipse was not present in that edition and seems to have been added to a part of this Latin edition only. The present edition has added some contributions to the natural history of Brazil by Johan Maurits' physician Willem Piso.
*Sabin 3409.

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,[3],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)
€ 1250


First published edition of the first part, together with the very rare pre-publication issue of the second part. The Chrestomathia is Bentham's major book in the field of education. It was written with the purpose to apply utilitarian principles on instruction and higher education. As present education seemed to have become 'irrelevant to the life of the middle class' Bentham wanted to design a scheme for the reform of educational policy, both as regards form and content.
This pre-publication of the second part is of extreme rarity, it was first published the next year.

[BOESNIER DE L'ORME, Paul (1724-1793)]
Du rétablissement de l'impot dans son ordre naturel.
Yverdon 1769.
23,[1],148,[3]p. Contemp. calf, back richly gilt with red label, marbled edges and endpapers. Nice early 20th-century bookplate to front paste-down and name of the same owner very small in corner of first blank.(#30933)
€ 1750

First edition. The author, best known by a volume De l'esprit du gouvernement economique (1775), developed physiocratic ideas independently from the school and without having knowledge of their publications. In the present very rare volume he advocates a system of taxation based upon the value of the land.
'Les véritables principes de l'impôt tels que les dépeignent les écrits physiocratiques. Tous les impôts indirects retombent sur les revenus des proprietaires des bien-fonds. Une meilleure forme d'imposition serait une répartition proportionnelle à la valeur des fonds' (INED).
*INED 551 bis. Goldsmiths'-Kress 10554. Kress 6630. Einaudi 578.

BUTTE, Wilhelm (1772-1833)
Grundlinien der Arithmetik des menschlichen Lebens, nebst Winken für deren Anwendung auf Geographie, Staats- und Natur-Wissenschaft.
Landshut, Philipp Krüll 1811.
XXXIV,[4],420p. With 9 folding tables. Contemp. half calf, red edges, some wear but a good copy. (#31215)
€ 750

First edition. An essay on political arithmetic by a professor of economics and statistics in Landshut. It is divided into two parts. The first or 'theoretical' part is an attempt to develop 'the principles of the arithmetic of human life'. In a brief historical survey Butte refers to pioneers in the field of political arithmetic like Graunt, Petty, Davenant, Malthus, Deparcieux, Messance, Kersseboom and Süssmilch. This is followed by a typology of human development: 'ideas on the types of human life, comparison of these ideas with observations, harmony of the proportions connected with the types, and special observance and development of the difference of gender and (speculative) inquiry into the laws of all possible variations in sexual life'.
The larger second or 'practical' part treats the application of the arithmetic of human life, this in relation to geographical circumstances, political science and legislation and natural sciences. An abridged French edition of this appeared the next year in Paris (Prolégomènes de l'arithmétique de la vie humaine).
*Kress S.5990. Goldsmiths' 20203. Humpert 12238.

CAPELLEN VAN DE MARSCH, Robert Jan van der (1743-1814)
Mémoires du baron de Capellen de Marsch, membre de l'ordre équestre du Comté de Zutphen et des Etats souverains du Duché de Gueldre, député extraordinaire à l'Assemblée de leurs Hautes-Puissances les Etats-généraux des Provinces-Unies. Condamné à perdre la tète, par une sentence de la Cour de Gueldre, du 8 Août 1788, après le bouleversement de la République par les troupes Prussiennes. Traduit du Hollandois.
Paris, de l'imprimerie de H.J.Jansen 1791.
[II],530,[2]p. Nineteenth-century red morocco, back richly gilt, gilt floral borders, gilt edges (sd. L.Peeters, Antwerp). Half-title and corner of quires N-P with waterstain. (#32174)
€ 350

First French edition. The author was a Dutch patriot, one of its leaders in the province of Gelderland, and a cousin of the famous patriot leader Joan Derk van der Capellen tot den Pol. After the restoration of 1787 he fled to France and in 1788 was sentenced to death for high treason by the Court of Gelderland. As from page 177 a great number of documents. A Dutch edition appeared the same year in Dunkirk and a second French edition in 1793.

CLAUSEWITZ, Carl von (1780-1831)
Vom Kriege. Hinterlassenes Werk. [Half-title: Hinterlassene Werke über Krieg und Kriegführung. Erster-dritter Band.]
Berlin, Ferdinand Dümmler 1832-34.
3 volumes. XXVIII,371,[1]; VI,456,[1]; VIII,386,[1]p. Contemp. half cloth, gilt backs, marbled sides, very light wear to extremities.(#29163)
€ 3500

First edition. The works of Clausewitz were published posthumously by his widow in ten volumes, of which the present first three volumes contain his great On war. ‘The book ... won immediate recognition as the most profound exposition of the philosophy of war - a place that has never been disputed.'
It is ‘less a manual of strategy and tactics, although it incorporates the lessons learned from the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, than a general inquiry into the interdependence of politics and warfare and the principles governing either or both. War, Clausewitz maintained, must always be regarded as a political istrument; for war, his most famous aphorism runs, is nothing but politics continued by different means ...'
*Printing and the mind of man 297.

COURNOT, Antoine Augustin (1801-1877)
Considérations sur la marche des idées et des événements dans les temps modernes.
Paris, Hachette 1872.
2 volumes. [IV],418,[1]; [IV],442,[1]p. Early 20th century half brown morocco, gilt backs, marbled sides and endpapers. An attractive set. (#20553)
€ 250

First edition. These volumes on the development of sciences and society since the sixteenth century is the author's work with the most wide-ranging philosophical outlook. Apart from his public career as a university administrator Cournot occupied himself with three major themes: mathematics, economics and the philosophy of science, integrated by the concept of probability by which he is usually remembered.

COURNOT, Antoine Augustin (1801-1877)
Recherches sur les principes mathématiques de la theorie des richesses.
Paris, L. Hachette 1838.
XI,[1],198,[2]p. With folding plate. Contemp. half calf, gilt back, marbled sides and endpapers. Name on first blank, some browning and foxing throughout.(#21360)
€ 9000


First edition. A pioneering work in the field of mathematical economics, neglected by his contemporaries and therefore ranged by Schumpeter, with among others Gossen, among the ‘men who wrote above their time' (History of economic analysis, p.463).
‘Cournot was central to the founding of modern mathematical economics. The average reader tends not to be aware that the textbook presentations of the "marginal cost equals marginal revenue" optimizing condition for monopoly and "marginal cost equals price" for the firm in pure competition come directly from the work of Cournot ... He had to wait many years, for recognition, but when it came in the works of Jevons, Marshall, Edgeworth, Walras and others, it moved the course of economic theory ... The art of formal modelling is different from but related to the use of mathematical analysis in economics. The clarity and parsimony of Cournot's modelling stand out and have served as beacons guiding the development of mathematical economics' (New Palgrave I,p.711)
‘... still the best statement in mathematical form of some of the highest generalisations in economic science ... summarised under three headings: pure theory of price, abstract propositions on taxation, and miscellaneous applications of mathematical reasoning' (Palgrave I,p.445).
*Kress C.4590. Goldsmiths' 30281. Einaudi 1365.

DEBREU, Gerard (1921-2004)
Theory of value. An axiomatic analysis of economic equilibrium.
New York, John Wiley & London, Chapman & Hall [1959].
XII,114p. Orig. cloth. A 6mm ‘v' in upper right corner of front free endpaper, else completely clean. A very fine copy with the dust jacket, the back of the dust jacket slightly browned and its upper margin slightly frayed. (Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University. Monograph 17)(#38728)
€ 2500

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'.

One of the major books in the history of probability theory

DEPARCIEUX, Antoine (1703-1768)
Essai sur les probabilités de la durée de la vie humaine; d'où l'on déduit la manière de déterminer les rentes viageres, tant simples qu'en tontines: précédé d'une courte explication sur les rentes à terme, ou annuités; et accompagné d'un grand nombre de tables.
Paris, Guerin 1746.
[VI],[2 approbation, errata, avis au relieur],132p. (including a table on p.102), 22 tables (table 3 on 3 pages, table 4 on 2 pages, tables 6-13 double-page, tables 16-21 half-page), [1 privilege du roi]p. Bound with two additional pieces.(#29011)
€ 2500

Together 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemp. calf, rubbed, extremities worn, joints cracked but holding, gilt back with red label, red edges, marbled endpapers. Small corner (2 cm) of half title torn away. Small armorial blank stamp ('Charles Anderson') in corner of first blank and half-title. The usual light browning. A very good copy with ample margins.
First (only) edition, with the Objections and Addition, rarely found together. The Essay on the probabilities of the duration of human life is one of the major books in the history of statistics and probability theory. Deparcieux had studied various schemes for life insurance, including that developed by the Neapolitan banker Lorenzo de Tonti, whereby upon the death of a participant his share (or only its dividends) is distributed to the remaining members. For the construction of mortality tables Deparcieux studied the life expectancy of members of restricted groups like religious communities, in order to exclude the effects of migration. His tables were used in France for decades.
Deparcieux was a scientist and mathematician, member of the French Academie des Sciences and professor at the Collège de France. He was also a mechanical engineer with particular interest in hydrodynamics and as such best known for his project for the supply of water for Paris, the Canal de l'Ourcq, carried out during the Empire.
Followed by: Objections faites à M. Deparcieux ... sur son Livre des probabilités ... avec les réponses à ces objections [drop title]. [No place or date, privilege at end dated 1746.] 16p.
Followed by: Addition à l'Essai sur les probabilités de la durée de la vie humaine ... par M.Deparcieux. Paris, H.L.Guerin & L.F.Delatour 1760. 32,[3]p., including 4 tables.
*Kress 4801 and 4801a. Einaudi 1529. INED 1346. McCulloch p.246.

DUCPETIAUX, Edouard (1804-1868)
Projet d'association financière pour l'amélioration des habitations et l'assainissement des quartiers habités par la classe ouvrière à Bruxelles. Mémoire adressé au Conseil communal et au Conseil central de Salubrité publique de Bruxelles.
Bruxelles, Meline, Cans & Comp., Librairie polytechnique d'Aug. Decq 1846.
[VI],96p. With 21 engraved plates on 18 folding leaves. Contemp. calf-backed marbled boards, gilt back, little rubbed. (#40516)
€ 275

First (only) edition. A plan for the construction of dwellings for workers in Brussels and surroundings. The plates show plans and views of dwellings built in England and plans for house-building in Belgium.
The author was inspector general of the prisons and charitable institutions in Belgium, and is credited with a great number of works on pauperism, popular education, prison reform, and related subjects.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 34804.

'I believe that the future will learn more from the spirit of Gesell than from that of Marx‘
(J.M. Keynes)

GESELL, Silvio (1862-1930)
Die Verstaatlichung des Geldes. Zweite Fortsetzung zur Reformation im Münzwesen.
Buenos Aires, im Selbstverlag des Verfassers 1892.
106p. Orig. wrappers printed in black and red, loose and damaged at back. Stapled with marginal rust stains. Some old scribbling at foot of upper wrapper.(#35522)
€ 1250

Silvio Gesell was a self-taught economist and libertarian thinker, founder of Freiwirtschaft. The basis of his thought was the self-interest of individuals and free competition with equal chances for all. He rejected all legal and acquired privileges created by government. He also rejected the private ownership of land and instead advocated a sort of public lease of land.
His key project was the creation of an economy free from rent and interest. For that, he wanted to introduce unhoardable money, a currency that depreciates over time at scheduled intervals. This was a completely new idea and according to Keynes ‘the idea behind stamped money was sound'. Keynes wrote in his General theory that he believed ‘that the future will learn more from the spirit of Gesell than from that of Marx'. Irving Fisher wrote: ‘Free money may turn out to be the best regulator of the velocity of circulation of money, which is the most confusing element in the stabilization of the price level. Applied correctly it could in fact haul us out of the crisis in a few weeks ... I am a humble servant of the merchant Gesell'.
His present Nationalisation of money is Gesell's third publication in which he exposes his theory of money. It is a sequel to Die Reformation im Münzwesen als Brücke zum sozialen Staat and Nervus rerum published the previous year. The upper wrapper summarizes (in German): ‘The currency should be like the railways, nothing more than a state institution to enable the exchange of goods: those using it should pay freight'. This also includes Gesell's famous economic utopian sketch Barataria (p.71-101), the story of the introduction of the new currency.
Gesell was born at St. Vith from a German father and a Walloon mother. After finishing the Gymnasium in Malmedy he started working for his brother, a Berlin merchant. In 1887 he moved to Argentina as an agent for his brother's firm. The economic depression in Argentina in the 1890's caused his interest in economic and financial questions and he published several pamphlets on the subject in Spanish and German. He returned to Europe and settled in Switzerland as a farmer, continuing his economic studies. After another stay in Argentina he moved to the vegetarian commune Obstbausiedlung Eden in Oranienburg. In 1919 he became People's Representative for Finances in the revolutionary Bavarian Council Republic, though for a week only. He was acquitted of high treason and, unable to return to his Swiss farm, relocated in Oranienburg. He continued publishing a great number of pamphlets on monetary questions.
Very rare. WorldCat locates a few copies in European libraries (Hamburg, Milan, Basel, Zürich and Frankfurt, but none in American libraries.

GESELL, Silvio (1862-1930)
Die Verwirklichung des Rechtes auf den vollen Arbeitsertrag durch die Geld- und Bodenreform (zugleich eine Erledigung der Interessen-Politik und der Volkswirtschafts-Wissenschaft).
Hauts-Geneveys (Schweiz), Verlag Silvio Gesell & Leipzig, Bernhard Hermann 1906.
VIII,284p. Half cloth with major part of front cover laid down. Heavily underlined and with annotations mostly in pencil.(#27996)
€ 350

First edition. One of Gesell' major publications. This was, together with his Die neue Lehre vom Geld und Zins of 1911, published in a new edition with the title Die natürliche Wirtschaftsordnung durch Freiland und Freigeld. This new edition would become his most important book, several times reprinted and translated into English in 1929 as The natural economic order, also reprinted several times. It was also translated into Japanese.

'Above his English contemporaries on account of his liberal views on national and international trade ... government interference, medieval corporations and so on' (J.Schumpeter)

GRASWINCKEL, Dirck (1600-1666)
Placcaten, ordonnantien ende reglementen, op 't stuck vande lijf-tocht, sulcx als de selve van outs tot herwaerts toe op alle voorvallen van hongers-noot en dieren-tijdt beraemt zijn ende ghedaen publiceeren; ten meerendeels door de ... Staten van Hollant ende West-Frieslant. By een vergadert ende met verscheyden ghelijck-formighe ordonnantien ende reglementen, met verdere betrachtingen bevesticht.
Tot Leyden, ter Druckerije van de Elseviers 1651.
2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. [XII],203,175,[1]p. Contemp. vellum. Fine copy.(#16259)
€ 2250


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.

HAHN, Philipp Matthäus (1739-1770)
Beschreibung einer Rechnungs-Maschine, wodurch man ohne Mühe, durch blosse Herumführung eines Triebels, die vier gewöhnlichen Rechnungs-Arten verrichten kann. [In:] Der Teutsche Merkur vom Jahr 1779. Zweites Vierteljahr, p.137-154.
Weimar 1779.
The whole volume: 2 volumes in 1. 287,[1], 287,[1]p. With 2 folding musical scores. Contemp. blue boards. Stamps to title. Foxing.(#32631)
€ 2000

First appearance of the description of the author's famous mechanical calculating machine, ‘the first fully functional popular four-species mechanical calculating machine' The description was already announced by the editor of the Teutsche Merkur, Christoph Martin Wieland, on page 194 of the first part of this volume.
At length:

[HANWAY, Jonas (1712-1786)]
The bye-laws and regulations of the Marine Society, incorporated in M, DCC, LXXII. With the several instructions, forms of indentures, and other instruments used by it. The fourth edition, containing an historical account of this institution, with remarks on the usefulness of it.
London, printed by J.March and Son 1792.
12mo. [IV],IX-XXI,[1],149p., thus complete. With engraved frontispiece by C.Grignion after S.Wale. Contemp. calf, gilt back, slightly rubbed. Some offsetting to the title.(#39182)
€ 250

The Historical account was written by Hanway and occupies p.1-64. It is preceded by Mr. Hanway's address to the public on the first institution of the Marine Society. The Marine Society was founded already in 1756 to supply seamen for the navy during the Seven Years' War. It was officially incorporated by Act of Parliament not before 1772 and then transformed into a benevolent society for the education and employment of poor and orphaned boys for the navy and mercantile marine.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 15349.

HELVETIUS, Claude Adrien (1715-1771)
Discurs über den Geist des Menschen. Aus dem Französischen. Mit einer Vorrede Herrn Joh. Christoph Gottscheds ...
Leipzig und Liegnitz, im Verlag David Siegerts 1760.
[LXXX],646p. Slightly posterior calf-backed marbled boards, gilt back. Mildly browned as may be expected. (#40071)
€ 500

First German edition. Though not mentioned on the title a dedication in the beginning discloses the name of Johann Gabriel Forkert as the translator of Helvetius' famous De l'esprit (1758). We were unable to find any information about him.
The book has a preface by Johann Christoph Gottsched whose name does appear prominently on the title-page. Gottsched (1700-1766) was a philosopher, poet and an influential critic in German literary circles, though in later years his reputation declined and even before his death 'his name became a by-word for foolish pedantry'. It has been suggested that the book could pass the Saxon censor only because Gottsched in his preface mitigated its anti-clerical views. A second German edition appeared 1787.

HOOFT, Pieter Corneliszoon (1581-1647)
Nederlandsche historien, seedert de ooverdraght der heerschappye van kaizar Karel den Vyfden op koning Philips zynen zoon, tot het einde der landtvooghdye des graven van Leicester. De vierde druk, naar des schryvers eigen handtschrift op ontallyke plaatzen verbetert, met des zelfs leeven vermeerdert, en nu op nieu met meerder printen versiert.
Amsterdam, H.Wetstein en P.Scepérus, Leiden, D. van den Dalen en Utrecht, W. van de Water 1703.
2 delen. Folio. [VIII],36,586; [II],587-1242,[42]p. Met titelplaat, 2 titelvignetten, portret van de schrijver, 23 andere portretten, 25 dubbelbl. platen en plattegronden, en 1 andere plaat. Contemp. blindgestempeld perkament. Ex-libris verwijderd van voorplatten. Mooie set. (#16368)
€ 900

Vierde (beste) druk. Een klassieke geschiedenis van de Opstand, van de afstand van Karel V (1556) en de eerste moeilijkheden met zijn zoon Philips, tot het vertrek van Leicester en de feitelijke onafhankelijkheid van de Republiek (1587). De tekst van deze vierde uitgave is gelijk aan die van de derde, inclusief de levensbeschrijving van Hooft door Gerard Brandt, maar heeft aanzienlijk meer platen en portretten. Voor het eerst uitgegeven in 1642, en weer in 1656, zonder illustraties. De derde druk van 1677 bevatte ook het vervolg, eerder apart uitgegeven in 1654, en 20 portretten en platen. Deze vierde druk bevat dezelfde platen, maar bovendien 13 nieuwe portretten en 16 nieuwe platen door Jan Luyken, overgenomen uit de bekende geschiedenis van Pieter Bor.
*Leendertz 128. Haitsma Mulier & Van der Lem 235b/c.

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)
€ 750

First edition. The author is perhaps best remembered for his failed attempts to promote supported emigration of poor English and Irish families to Canada and Australia. Horton thought this the only solution for the redundancy of labour at home and the lack of labour in the colonies. Horton opposed the system of making up wages out of the Poor Fund which he saw as encouraging pauperism and even making it endemic. The reduction of workmen he argued would also enable the remaining population to coerce higher wages. Among the attendants of his lectures were Nassau Senior and Robert Owen and his lectures met with considerable enthusiasm. Rare complete.
*Kress C.3382. Goldsmiths' 27277.

HOWLETT, John (1731-1804)
The insufficiency of the causes to which the increase of our poor, and of the poor's rates have been commonly ascribed; the true one stated; with an enquiry into the mortality of country houses of industry, and a slight general view of Mr. Acland's plan for rendering the poor independent.
London, printed for W.Richardson 1788.
IV,118,[2 advert.]p. Modern calf-backed marbled boards with gilt lettered morocco label. (#40799)
€ 750

First (only) edition. The author of this 'valuable tract' (McCulloch) holds that the true cause of the increase of the poor in England has been 'the greater advance in the price of provisions than in the price of labour ... this alone will at once account for the increased numbers, the increased expences, and the increased distresses of the poor'. He defends the system of the poor laws as 'a venerable pile, raised by the hands of skilful architects', though he admits that it may need occasional repairs and improvements, 'but if pulled entirely down, we might stand a chance of either being buried in its ruins, or, at best, of never raising any thing in its stead of equal grandeur, utility, or beauty'.
John Howlett was a clerk in holy orders and a statistician, and his works 'merit attention on account of his independence of thought and careful investigation of fact'. In his Examination of Dr Price's Essay on the population of England and Wales (1781) Howlett opposed Price's thesis that the population of England and Wales had decreased, and in his Enclosures a cause of improved agriculture (1787) he insisted that enclosures rendered necessary by the increase in population and resulted in agricultural improvement.
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 13670. Palgrave II,p.335. McCulloch p.283.

[ISELIN, Isaak (1728-1782)]
Philosophische und politische Versuche.
Zürich, bey Orell und Compagnie 1760.
Small 8vo. XV,[1],318,[1 errata]p. With engraved title-vignette and several decorated initials and head- and tail-pieces. Contemp. half calf, somewhat rubbed, marbled edges. Nice bookplate to front paste-down. Bound with another work (see below).(#34290)
€ 750

First edition. A collection of essays on the concept of the state, its duties and responsibilities and its relation with society and the responsibilities of its individual members. Iselin was a Swiss historian, political philosopher and economist. He was also the editor of the German economic journal Ephemeriden der Menschheit which soon gained a great reputation and counted among its contributors many of the most eminent German economists. He converted to the ideas of the physiocrats in the early 1770's.
*Not in Kress, Goldsmiths' or Einaudi. Palgrave II,p.459.
Preceded by: [Friedrich Karl von Moser], Der Herr und der Diener geschildert mit patriotischer Freijheit. Franckfurt, Johan August Raspe 1761. [VIII],422p. With engraved title and frontispiece. Until page 24 with niggling corrections.

JORIS, David (c.1501-1556)
t'Wonder-boeck: waer in dat van der werldt aen versloten gheopenbaert is. Wie een der ick (segt de Heere) senden sal, ontfangt in mynen naem, die ontfanght my: wie my ontfanght, ontfanght den die my ghesonden heeft. Hoochghelovet moet hy sijn, die als een ambassatoer ghesonden komt, inden name des Heeren. Opt nieuw ghecorrigeert unde vermeerdert by den autheur selve: int jaer 1551.
[Rotterdam, Dirck Mullem c.1595.]
4 parts in 1 volume. Folio. [X],125,[2,1 blank]; [VI],164,[2]; [IV],50,[1,1 blank]; [II],34,[1] lvs. With 3 full-page engravings, 2 signed 'IRW' (Hieronymus Wierix), a large woodcut in the first part, 3 large woodcuts in the fourth part, a few smaller woodcuts, and numerous woodcut initials. Scattered old annotations and striping, annotations to first and last blanks. Mostly marginal staining, particularly in the upper inner corner in the first and last part. Printed in double columns. Part 2, lvs 33-36 bound after 39; lvs 91-93 after 94. Contemp. calf over wooden boards, minor imperfections, richly blind tooled, once rebacked and recased, brass corners to both boards (1 gone), remnants of clasps, and center piece to front board (gone from back board). (#35734)
€ 4500


Third edition, a literal reprint of the much enlarged second edition published in 1584 in Vianen by the same printer. Both the second and the third edition were published without name of place or printer and were dated 1551, no doubt because of its hazardous contents. First published in 1542-44 in Deventer by Dirk van Borne.
The Book of miracles is the chief book of David Joris, a glasspainter by trade and the most important leader of Dutch anabaptism in the 1530's after the debacle of Munster. He strongly rejected violence and consistently advocated a peaceful approach, but he also represented a dangerous mysticism which could, and indeed did among some of his many followers, result in libertinism. Joris book provoked a heated dispute with Menno Simons, who considered him a false prophet, 'deceiver and falsifier of the divine truth' in stead of holding to the Scriptures. Joris also defended unrestricted religious liberty and during his stay in Basel stood up for the pitiable Michael Servetus. Not surprisingly he was a long-life fugitive, and though he was buried with full honors in Basel his corpse and his books were publicly burned three years afterwards.
*Van der Linde 58. TB 5644.

An early plea for the rights of the people

[JURIEU, Pierre (1637-1713)]
Les soupirs de la France esclave, qui aspire aprés la liberté.
A Amsterdam [Pierre Brunel] 1690.
4to. 228p. Contemp. vellum. A very fine copy. (#23516)
€ 2750

First edition. first issue. One of the most famous pamphlets against French monarchical absolutism, notorious all over Europe for the violence of its arguments. It consists of 15 'memoirs' published in Amsterdam between August 1689 and October 1690, not surprisingly anonymously and severely prosecuted in France. It was according to Barbier already in 1772 so rare that the chancellor Maupeou bought a copy at an auction 'au prix de cinq cents livres sur l'enchère du duc d'Orléans'. Shortly before the outbreak of the Revolution of 1789 reprinted, without the last two memoirs, under the title Les voeux d'un patriote.
The first three memoirs treat the oppression and tyranny under which France suffers and the misery caused by Louis XIV's despotic rule. The following memoirs give an historical exposition of the usurpation of absolute power by the monarchy. The author asserts that the power of the king is submitted to the right of the people, represented by the states. He then criticizes the launching of the standing army and Louis' fiscal policy. In the last memoirs he seeks to show in which way this despotic rule can be abolished and the rights of the people restored. It appeared shortly after William III had, in the eyes of the author, brought into practice the right of resistance of the people by overthrowing James II, thus making an end to (catholic) monarchical absolutism in England.
Most bibliographers assign this to the Calvinist leader Pierre Jurieu, exiled in Holland, sometimes adding the name of the historian Michel Le Vassor as other possible author. Jurieu's bibliographer Emile Kappler has shown that this is chiefly based upon allegations by Jurieu's adversary Pierre Bayle, who did not give any proof of this and based himself merely upon rumours. Kappler on the contrary gives arguments against Jurieu's authorship. First, he argues that the author here shows ample historical knowledge, that Jurieu's earlier books show little of that, and that, since Jurieu suffered from serious illness, it is unlikely that he had acquired that knowledge recently. Second, Kappler argues that there are considerable differences between the political opinions of Jurieu, for whom catholic religion was the main object of his repugnance, and those expressed in this book, which above all is concerned with political absolutism.
Knetsch suggests that Michel Le Vassor, a historian 'with growing objections of rationalistic character against his (roman catholic) church and against absolutism', made annotations in the form of 'memoirs' after the lecture of Jurieu's Lettres pastorales, and sent them to Jurieu. Jurieu, who recognized the author as a partisan, decided to have them printed, probably after having made some corrections and additions, possibly the last memoirs. Le Vassor, like Jurieu (and so many others) then exiled in Holland, would spend the rest of his life in England where he joined the Anglican church.
Kappler lists 8 seventeenth-century editions or issues of this (as well as translations into German, English, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch), of which five are in 4to, two of which count 228 pages and three 238 pages. The titles of two of these are dated 1690, the others have 1689 on the title. However, since as from the sixth all memoirs are dated at end 1690, the date 1689 on the general title is clearly false.
Our copy has on the title 'aprés la liberté' (like Kappler I), whereas others have 'apres sa liberté' (like Kappler VI). Our copy has at the end of some of the memoirs advertisements of books from mostly Dutch printers, with at the end of the fifth memoir a note that 'these books, and many other recent publications [all dated 1689 or 1690], are available at the publisher Brunel' (erroneously quoted as Brunet by Kappler). Knetsch concludes that this edition has priority above the edition without these advertisements, which according to him is a counterfeit. Our copy has on the verso of the title a text starting with 'Le libraire au lecteur', whereas that text in later editions starts with 'L'Imprimeur au lecteur'. A notice to a BNF copy (FRBNF30808772, dated 1789 and counting 238 pages) states: 'un avis de l'imprimeur remplace l'avis du libraire de la 1re éd'.
Provenance: From the library of William Corbett, with on the first paste down his engraved bookplate, and the name of Tho[mas] Corbett dated 1713 in ink.
*Kappler p.424-435. Bourgeois & André 3084. Brunet V,c.464. Barbier IV,c.537-539. Knuttel 13365. Knetsch p.293-299.

KANT, Immanuel (1724-1804)
Die falsche Spitzfindigkeit der vier syllogistischen Figuren erwiesen.
Königsberg, bey Johann Jacob Kanter 1762.
Small 8vo. 35p. With woodcut head- and tail-piece. Contemp. sprinkled boards, back with green label. (#39210)
€ 1250

First edition. Very rare. A polemic against traditional formal logic The false subtlety of the four syllogistic figures is considered Kant`s first publication on the subject. ‘Kant in this short work, which was written in a few hours, elaborates the notion that the fundamental concepts must be deduced from judgments. And this is what he will argue twenty years later while outlining the deduction of the categories in the Kritik der reinen Vernunft' (Marco Sgarbi). A new edition was published in 1797.
*Warda 21.

Kant, Immanuel. - BOUTERWEK, Friedrich (1766-1828)
Immanuel Kant. Ein Denkmal.
Hamburg, B.G.Hoffmann. 1805.
12mo. [II],VI,127,[1]p. Contemp. marbled boards, back little rubbed. Old bookplate to front paste-down. Printed on greenish paper. (#28901)
€ 350

First (only) edition. Bouterwek initially was a disciple of Kant. Professor of philosophy at Göttingen since 1802 he became increasingly dissatisfied with the formalism of Kants doctrine and inclined to the philosophy of Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. The present volume, published ten years after Kant's death, summarizes this development.

KNIGHT, Frank Hyneman (1885-1972)
Risk, uncertainty and profit. [First half-title: Hart, Schaffner & Marx Prize Essays XXXI; second half-title: A thesis presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Cornell University for the degree of doctor of philosophy.]
Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin 1921.
[II],XIV,381,[1]p. Orig. grey wrappers, printed on front only. Library sticker pasted to front, cancelled library stamp to first half-title, no other library markings. Uncut and largely unopened.(#35990)
€ 3500

First (pre-publication?) edition. A groundbreaking work in which Knight developed his famous distinction between risk and uncertainty. ‘Risk was characterized by the reliability of the estimate of its probability and therefore the possibility of treating it as an insurable cost. The reliability of the estimate came from either knowledge of the theoretical law it obeyed or from stable empirical regularities . The crux of the whole question of probability, whether pure or empirical, for purposes of economic theory, is that in so far as the probability can be numerically evaluated by either method, it can be eliminated and disregarded.'
‘A book of the greatest importance ... it would, in fact, be difficult to discover a better short statement of pure economic theory' (Batson).
*Batson p.27, 57, 83 and 143. New Palgrave III, p.56.

LINTZ, Adam van (1673-?)
Koopmans-reekeningen ...
Amsterdam, Gysbert de Groot [volumes 3 & 4:] Weduwe van G. de Groot en Antoni van Dam1714-18.
4 volumes in 1. Small 8vo. 120,142,175,[1],[VI],176p. Contemp. vellum. Mild browning throughout. Old scribbling on blanks.(#36314)
€ 1250

Early editions of a much used manual for commercial arithmetic, rare complete in four volumes. The various parts were published separately and reprinted many times from the end of the 17th until the mid of the 19th century, revised and brought up to date by various other writers. Though separately parts are well represented in libraries complete sets are rare in the trade.
The various parts:
Het eerste deel. Van de gronden, en beginselen der reeken-konst, en het gebruik van dien: mitsgaders de reegel van drien in geheele getallen. Den tienden druk. 1717.
Het tweede deel, van de gronden, en beginselen der reekenkonst; aangaande de gebrooken getallen, en het gebruik van dien; mitsgaaders de reegel van drien in 't gebrooken, en de praktyk, of gebruikelyke reekening. Den zeevenden druk. 1714.
Het derde deel. Waar in veel noodige, en dienstige zaaken, des aangaande, ordentlyk by een gestelt zyn, en berigt worden. Den vyfden druk. 1718.
Het vierde deel. Waar in (tot vervolg van 't voorgaande) gehandeld word van veele noodige, en dienstige zaaken van dien. Den vijfden druk. 1718.
*Bierens de Haan 2767-2774. EHB 544.

LISSAGARAY, Hippolyte Prosper Olivier (1838-1901)
Histoire de la Commune de 1871.
Bruxelles, Librairie contemporaine de Henri Kistemaeckers 1876.
516,[1 blank],XXX,[2]p. Contemp. half red calf, gilt back, marbled sides and endpapers. Half-title and last leaf somewhat stained. (#24388)
€ 450

First edition. Probably the best history of the Paris Commune, praised not only for its wealth of information but also for its literary merits. Lissagaray had been a radical journalist during the Second Empire and became involved in the Commune as an editor of various journals, though he himself contended that 'he had never been a member, nor an officer, functionary or clerk of the Commune'. After the fall of the Commune he escaped to Brussels and then moved to London, where he frequented the home of Karl Marx, and it has even been said that there were plans for a marriage between him and Marx's third daughter Eleanor.
This was published for the first time in France not before 1896 in a revised edition. There were various new editions and translations into English (1886, by Eleanor Marx Aveling), German (1877), Dutch, and other languages.
*Del Bo p.69. Dolléans & Crozier p.93. Not in Einaudi. Noël p.237.

MANZONI, Renzo (1852-1918)
El Yèmen. Tre anni nell'Arabia felice. Escursione atte dal Settembre 1877 al Marzo 1880.
Roma, tipografia eredi Botta 1884.
4to. [VIII],VI,[2],446p. With portrait, numerous wood-engraved ills in the text and on plates (3 folding, 7 double-page), a folding coloured plan and 2 folding coloured maps. Contemp. red cloth, wrappers laid down, wear to corners and back. The plan with a small marginal tear.(#24806)
€ 750


First (only) edition. A richly illustrated and very detailed account of the author's travels through Yemen. It is considered a work of great scientific importance, rich in accurate observations on the conditions of the country and its inhabitants, until then only rarely and superficially visited by Europeans. The illustrations are after photographs taken by Manzoni.
A new edition of this appeared in 1991 with a slightly different title (El Yemen. Un viaggio a Sana'a 1877-1878).

Extremely rare first Spanish edition of Das Kapital

MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
El capital. Traducción por Pablo Correa y Zafrilla.
Madrid, establecimiento tipográfico de Dionisio de los Ríos 1886.
21,5 x 14,5 cm. IX,[1 blank],11-245p. Bound with another work of minor importance in contemp. half cloth. A few Spanish tax stamps, sometimes touched by the binder's knife.(#12014)
€ 19500

First Spanish edition of Das Kapital, very rare. It is an abridged version of the first volume, made after the French translation of Joseph Roy. It was published in installments as supplements to the newspaper La República, and not surprisingly printed on poor paper, but here quite well preserved.
Pablo Correa y Zafrilla (1844-1888) was a Spanish lawyer and politician. He was elected member of the republican parliament in 1873. That his translation was made after Roy's translation has been demonstrated by Pedro Ribas, Marxist historian and book collector and translator of the Communist manifesto, who strongly disapproved of this translation.
Another edition appeared the next year, translated after the summarized version made by the French socialist Gabriel Deville. In 1889 yet another translation appeared, done after the fourth German edition by Juan B. Justo, an Argentine physician, journalist, politician and writer, who also strongly disapproved of Correa's translation.
The present edition is extremely rare. Ribas noted that he had handled just one in his lifetime, that held at the Faculty of Law, University of Salamanca. Another copy was recently sold in Berlin.
*Pedro Ribas, La primera traduccion castellana de El Capital (1886-87). Victoria Correa Merlassino, Guide to the analysis of the Spanish translation of Karl Marx's The capital: critique of political economy.
Preceded by: Pedro Estasén, La proteccion y el libre cambio. Barcelona 1880. Title-page damaged.

First appearance of Das Kapital in Dutch

MARX, Karl (1818-1883)
Kapitaal en arbeid. Bewerkt door F.Domela Nieuwenhuis.
's-Hage, gedrukt bij Liebers & Co [1881].
VIII,82p. Without wrappers. Printed on poor paper, but well-preserved.(#34469)
€ 5000

First edition. The first appearance of Das Kapital in Dutch, though in a very concise form. Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis (1846-1919), a theologian by education, was the major founder of the Dutch socialist movement and the first socialist member of the Dutch parliament. By the end of the century he became disappointed in state socialism and parliamentarism and for the rest of his life propagated social-anarchism and atheism.
Though Marx showed his appreciation for the present volume, his annotations in a copy presented to him were highly critical. It nevertheless acquired international fame with translations into German (published in New York 1887), Danish (1888, and again 1897 and 1904 ), Swedish (1906) and Norwegian (1920)
A genuine translation of (the first nine chapters of) the first volume, translated by the Dutch Marxist Franc van der Goes, did not appear before 1901. A complete Dutch translation of the first volume was published in 1910.
Very rare with only 5 holdings in the Netherlands (UVA, IISG, UBU, UBG and Library of the Dutch Parliament) and 3 outside the Netherlands (Bochum, Friedrich Ebert and Minnesota ).
*BWSAN V,p.82. Harmsen p.75.

Historische atlas van Noord-Nederland van de XVI eeuw tot op heden.
Rotterdam, Verbruggen & Van Duym 1865.
Folio. Met lithografische titel en 14 dubbelbladige handgekleurde lithografische kaarten met telkens 9 tot 37p. tekst. Orig. blind en goud gestempeld linnen met groen leren rug met vergulde titel. Een fraai, zo goed als vlekkeloos ex. (#16495)
€ 375


Eerste druk van de eerste historische atlas van Nederland, oorspronkelijk uitgegeven in afleveringen tussen 1851 en 1865. *Koeman II, Mee 1, p.274, en erratum VI, p.208. De Buck 647.

Practique brifue pour tenir liures de compte a la guise et maniere Italiana. Publié d'apres l'édition de 1550 par J.G.Ch. Volmer.
Utrecht, Imprimerie ‘de Industrie,' J. van Druten 1894.
Small 8vo. XIX,[64]p. Uncut in orig. printed wrappers. Printed on fine paper.(#25095)
€ 125
A fine facsimile of the first edition printed in Antwerp by Jan Loe, with a short historical introduction.

MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat de (1689-1755)
De l'esprit des loix, ou du rapport que les loix doivent avoir avec la constitution de chaque gouvernement, les moeurs, le climat, la religion, le commerce, &c. A quoi l'auteur a ajouté des recherches nouvelles sur les loix romaines touchant les successions, sur les loix françoises & sur les loix féodales.
A Leyde, chez les Libraires Associés 1749.
2 volumes in 1. 4to. VIII,[XVI],369, [II],396[misnumbered 306],[14 index & errata]p. Contemp. calf, gilt back with label, marbled endpapers, red edges. ‘JRB' in ink to title. Occasionally some light foxing but a fine copy. (#31088)
€ 750

NAUDE. Gabriel (1600-1653)
Bibliographia politica. In qua plerique omnes ad civile prudentiam scriptores qua recensentur, qua diiudicantur. Accessit Hugonis Grotii epistola de studio politico.
Lugd. Batav. [Leiden], ex officina Ioan. Maire 1642.
16mo. 271,[47]p. Contemp. overlapping vellum. Small tear in an index leaf without loss.(#18172)
€ 1250

Third edition. The first bibliography of political science, including political philosophy, law and economics, from the earliest times to the present. It is also the first time the term bibliography is used in the modern sense. Naudé acquired fame as librarian of cardinal Mazarin and is also remembered for his Advice on establishing a library (Avis pour dresser une bibliothèque, 1627), an influential work on library science. The first edition was printed in Paris in 1633.
Appended here (p.251-271) is Hugo Grotius' N.N. legato regis Galliae S.D., a letter of 13 May 1615 to Aubéry du Maurier on the same subject. *Ter Meulen & Diermanse 486.

the 'Bible of Physiocracy'

QUESNAY, François (1694-1774) & Pierre Samuel DUPONT DE NEMOURS (1739-1817)
Physiocratie, ou constitution naturelle du gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain. [And:] Discussions et développemens sur quelques-unes des notions de l'économie politique. Pour servir de seconde partie au Receuil intitulé: Physiocratie.
A Leyde, et se trouve a Paris, chez Merlin 1768-67.
2 volumes. [IV],CXX,172; 173-520p. With engraved frontispiece and vignettes to both titles. Contemp. calf, gilt backs with red title-labels, red edges, marbled endpapers, rubbed, backs and corners with old repairs. Prelims of first volume mildly but evenly browned, the first and last leaves of both volumes and the cancel page (p.104-104) heavier browned, occasionally a few small brown spots. Short closed worm track in title of first volume affecting the word 'chez' of the imprint, and closed worm track in the margin of the next few leaves, and occasionally a few small marginal wormholes. (#29474)
€ 12500


First edition of the 'Bible of Physiocracy' and one of the most important works on political economy to be published before the Wealth of nations.
Adam Smith praised Quesnay's system as 'with all its imperfections, perhaps the nearest approximation to the truth that has yet been published upon the subject of political economy' and its author 'ingenious and profound', 'a man of the greatest simplicity and modesty, who was honoured by his disciples with a reverence not inferior to that of any of the ancient philosophers for the founders of their respective systems'.
There are a few copies of this known with imprint 'Pékin', on page 104 of that issue Dupont wrote that Quesnay's Tableau économique was printed at Versailles in 1758 'sous les yeux du Roi ... Peut-être est-ce une de ces choses qui honorent à la fois les Auteurs & les Monarques, & qui méritent de passer à la postérité'. This 'offending' statement was immediately withdrawn and p.103-104 was replaced with the cancel of the present issue.
*En français dans le texte 163. Kress 6548. Goldsmiths' 10391. Einaudi, 4431. INED 1618.

The 'Northeastern part of Siberia, the Ice-Sea, the Eastern-Ocean and the Northwestern coast of America'

SARYTSCHEW [SARYCHEV], Gawrila (1763-1831)
Reis in het Noordoostelijke Siberie, en op de IJszee en den Noordoostelijken oceaan. Uit de Hoogduitsche vertaling van Johann Heinrich Busse overgezet door N. Messchaert.
Amsterdam, Johannes Allart 1808.
2 volumes in 1. [II],XXXII,190; III-X,334p., wanting half-title to volume 2 as usual. With a large folding engraved map (78 x 47 cm) of the 'Northeastern part of Siberia, the Ice-Sea, the Eastern-Ocean and the Northwestern coast of America', 5 engraved plates coloured by hand, 10 folding engraved plates, and a folding table. Small tear (c.5 cm) in the map. Contemp. half calf, marbled boards, extremities and joints somewhat worn, edges dust-soiled.(#38245)
€ 1950


First (only) Dutch edition. An account of the Russian expedition in search for the Northeast Passage to Northeastern Siberia, the Polar Sea and the Northeastern Ocean during the years 1785-1794. The expedition was headed by Joseph Billings, an English navigator in the service of Catherine II, assisted by Sarychev. The expedition greatly contributed to the mapping of the Chukchi Peninsula, the West Coast of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands.
The original Russian edition appeared 1802. This Dutch edition was done after the German translation of 1805-06. An abridged English edition appeared 1806.

SAY, Jean Baptiste (1767-1832)
Traité d'économie politique, ou simple exposition de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent, et se consomment les richesses.
De l'Imprimerie de Crapelet. A Paris, chez Deterville An XI - 1803.
2 volumes. [IV],XLVI,527; [IV],572p. Contemp. half calf, gilt backs with red label. Very light wear to corners and a small worm trace in lower joint of first volume. A crisp set. (#20740)
€ 3000

First edition. Say's magnum opus was save for Smith's Wealth of nations the most popular economic book of the nineteenth century. Though Say's reputation has suffered from his being considered as merely the exponent of Adam Smith in France, he deserves an own place in the history of economic thought. He succeeded in overthrowing the work of the physiocrats, and subjected the whole conception of political economy and of the role of the economist to a most thorough examination. And of course he was Say of Say's law of markets.
'Say's work grew from purely French sources ... It is the Cantillon-Turgot tradition, which he carried on and from which he could have developed - whatever it was he actually did - all the main features of his analysis including his systematic schema and his entrepreneur. The most important of these features, and his really great contribution to analytic economics, is his conception of economic equilibrium, hazy and inperfectly formulated though it was. Say's work is the most important of the links in the chain that leads from Cantillon and Turgot to Walras.'
*Schumpeter p.491. Carpenter XXXIII,1. Kress B.4729. Goldsmiths' 18616. Einaudi 5118.

SAY, Jean Baptiste (1767-1832)
Abhandlung über die National-Oekonomie oder einfache Darstellung der Art und Weise, wie die Reichthümer entstehen, vertheilt und verzehrt werden. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt, mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen versehen von L.H.Jakob.
Halle und Leipzig, im Commission der Ruffschen Verlagshandlung 1807.
2 volumes. XXXII,486,[2]; VI,544p. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, gilt backs with double labels. Old circular stamp to title of first volume. (#20737)
€ 1650

First German edition of Say's classic Traité d'économie politique (1803). It was translated and annotated by Ludwig Heinrich Jakob (1759-1827), professor in Halle since 1791, a Kantian philosopher and Smithian economist. After the suppression of the university of Halle in 1806 he accepted an offer to teach economics in Kharkow, and in 1809 became a member of an important finance commission in St. Petersburg. On the re-establishment of the university of Halle he returned to Germany. He was the author of a several times reprinted Smithian treatise on economics (Grundsatze der National-Oekonomie oder National-Wirthschaftslehre, 1805).
*Goldsmiths'-Kress 19346.18. Carpenter XXXIII,3. Humpert 13120. Palgrave II,p.471 (Jakob).

The last edition published during his lifetime

SMITH, Adam (1723-1790)
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. The fifth edition.
London, printed for A.Strahan and T.Cadell 1789.
3 volumes. X,499; VI,518,[5]; VI,465,[50]p. Contemp. calf, backs richly gilt, gilt borders on all sides. Light foxing to the endpapers and perhaps the first and last few leaves, else fine. A very nice set. (#19423)
€ 2500

The last edition published during his lifetime of Smith's magnum opus. It repeats the text of the third edition which was the last edition edited by Smith himself.
*Vanderblue 3. Kress B.1722. Goldsmiths' 13794.

SMITH, Adam (1723-1790)
An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. The eighth edition.
London, printed for A.Strahan; and T.Cadell jun. and W.Davies 1796.
3 volumes. [II],X,499; [II],VI,518,[5]; [II-VIII],465,[50]p., bound with half-titles to volumes 1 and 2 but without half-title to volume 3. Contemp. half green calf, gilt backs, marbled endpapers and edges. Minor wear to corners. (#20541)
€ 1650

With the advertisement to the third and to the fourth edition.
*Vanderblue p.4. Kress B.3289. This edition not in Einaudi.

[STRICK VAN LINSCHOTEN, Paulus Hubert Adriaan Jan (1769-1819)]
Vertraute Briefe während eines Durchflugs durch einen Theil der nördlichen Provinzen des Königreichs der Niederlande im Sommer des Jahres 1817 in topographischer, historischer, politischer, literärischer und religiöser Hinsicht an einen Freund geschrieben von Eleutherophilos.
Germania [Mannheim] 1818.
3 delen. Klein 8vo. XXII,359,[5]; VIII,397,[3]; XXVI,434,[2]p. Met 3 gegraveerde titels en 3 uitsl. tabellen in deel 3 binnen de paginering. Contemp. half leer, ruggen verguld met rugschilden, gemarmerde platten. Iets gesleten, maar een fraaie set. (#31359)
€ 175

Eerste uitgave. Deze 'brieven' zijn gedateerd tussen juli en october 1817 toen de schrijver door Nederland reisde, waar hij alle belangrijke steden en talloze kleinere plaatsen in Holland, Utrecht en Gelderland bezocht. Zij geven gedetailleerde informatie over vroegere en tegenwoordige inwoners, regering, handel en nijverheid, godsdienst, dagelijks leven, bezienswaardigheden, middelen van transport, liefdadigheid, cultureel leven, enz. Het derde deel geeft een algemene geschiedenis van Nederland en een beschrijving van zijn tegenwoordige toestand.
Strick, geboren in Utrecht uit een oud adellijk geslacht, was in 1796 lid van de Nationale Vergadering en daarna gezant van de Bataafse Republiek in Wurttemberg, waar hij echter in ongenade viel wegens zijn vrijzinnige politieke en godsdienstige denkbeelden. Na zijn terugroeping leefde hij tot 1807 als ambteloos burger op zijn landgoed Linschoten, waarna hij naar Duitsland verhuisde waar hij tot zijn dood in verschillende steden leefde. Strick stond zeer critisch ten opzichte van zijn vaderland en, na 1813, tegen de monarchale regering van Willem I. Een Nederlandse vertaling werd tegengehouden tot 1855-56, toen een vertaling (van alleen de eerste 2 delen) verscheen.
*NNBW V,c.834.

SüSSMILCH, Johann Peter (1707-1767)
Dissertatio de cohaesione et attractione corporum.
Ienae, litteris Ritterianis [Jena, Johann Friedrich Ritter] 1732.
Small 4to. [IV],39p. With 2 nice vignettes. (#37803)
€ 125

First (only) edition. Doctoral dissertation of the author, pioneer in the field of demography and population statistics with his book Die göttliche Ordnung in den Veränderungen des menschlichen Geschlechts. Süssmilch first studied theology and oriental languages in Halle and then moved to Jena where he studied medicine and natural sciences. In his present dissertation he refutes contemporary English theories of cohesion and gravitation.

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,[1]; [II],625[1],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)
€ 850

Second edition, much expanded with a second volume. The first complete and systematic treatise on demography and population statistics in Germany, building forth on the work of William Derham, John Graunt and William Petty. Süssmilch's Divine order in the circumstances of the human sex, birth, death and reproduction was an attempt to disclose the demographic phenomena that, as he thought, were regulated by the Divine Order. The work includes a fairly complete compendium of all the statistical literature up to his time. Schumpeter notes of Süssmilch that he 'may be said to have put vital statistics definitely on its feet by developing and systematizing the work of his English predecessors'.
This first appeared in 1741 in one small volume only.

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)
€ 3000


First collected edition of the works of Turgot, edited by Dupont de Nemours, with his valuable annotations.
*Kress B.5464. Goldsmiths' 20226. Einaudi 5769 (with detailed contents).

UFFENBACH, Zacharias Conrad von (1683-1734)
Merkwürdige Reisen durch Niedersachsen Holland und Engelland.
Frankfurt und Leipzig (volume 1 and 2) & Ulm, auf Kosten der Gaumischen Handlung (volume 3) 1753-1754.
3 volumes. [XX],CLXXXVI,544; [II],604,[1]; [X],756p. With portrait, 3 title-vignettes, 72 figures on 50 folding leaves and a figure in the text. Contemp. vellum, a little dust-soiled, red edges. Without 18 lvs index.(#33645)
€ 2000



First (only) edition. Uffenbach studied in Strasbourg and Halle law, philosophy and history and there, in the nearness of the Leipziger Buchmesse, became an enthusiastic if not fanatic collector of books and manuscripts. He started travelling through Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg, soon followed by travels to the German Hanseatic towns and through the Netherlands, England and Belgium.
Uffenbach visited libraries, museums and others places of interest and met with book dealers, writers, scientists, etc., and always bought books and manuscipts for his ever expanding library. A catalogue of his library appeared in four volumes between 1729 and 1731.
Uffenbach kept a minute account of his travels, here posthumously published by his friend Johann Georg Schelhorn who added a biographical sketch of the writer. The part dealing with his visit to Oxford in 1710 was published in an English translation in 1928. The work is richly illustrated with fine folding plates showing scientific instruments, artefacts, a library, etc.
It appears that this work was issued with various imprints: Frankfurt and Leipzig without name of the printer, and Ulm, also Ulm and Memmingen, with the printer's name ‘auf Kosten Johann Friederich Gaum' or ‘auf Kosten der Gaumischen Handlung'.
The illustrations are chaotically numbered, but all illustrations in the list in the beginning of the third volume are presen, though they are not (and can not be) bound at the indicated places.

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WAGENAAR, Jan (1709-1773)
Vaderlandsche historie, vervattende de geschiedenissen der nu Vereenigde Nederlanden ... [Met allle 'byvoegsels' en de vervolgen.]
Amsterdam, [diverse uitgevers] 1770-1811.
Samen 112 delen in 96 banden, uniform gebonden in contemp. half leer, ruggen met titel- en nummerschild; de Byvoegsels afwijkend maar eveneens goed gebonden; het vervolg door Munniks in contemp. perkament. Enkele delen van Loosjes en Munniks iets watervlekkig. Een zeer fraaie set, zo compleet als mogelijk, met alle gevraagde kaarten, platen en portretten, en enige meer. (#19019)
€ 3250
Tweede uitgave van Wagenaar's grote geschiedenis, met beide reeksen Byvoegsels, het complete vervolg van Loosjes (voor de periode na 1752 waar Wagenaar eindigde, tot 1806), en het zeldzame radicaal-patriottische zg. Keezenvervolg door Munniks.
Samengesteld als volgt:
WAGENAAR, Jan (1709-1773) Vaderlandsche historie, vervattende de geschiedenissen der nu Vereenigde Nederlanden, inzonderheid die van Holland, van de vroegste tyden af: uit de geloofwaardigste schryvers en egte gedenkstukken samengesteld. Tweede druk. Amsterdam, I.Tirion 1770. 21 delen. Met frontispiece, 6 uitsl. kaarten en plattegronden, 73 uitsl. platen en 152 portretten.
Byvoegsels en aanmerkingen voor het eerste [-twintigste] deel der Vaderlandsche historie van Jan Wagenaar. Door H. van Wyn, N.C.Lambrechtsen, A.Martini, E.M.Engelberts en anderen. Amsterdam, J.Allart 1790-98. 20 delen in 4 en register. Met 6 platen en 3 portretten.
Byvoegsels en aanmerkingen, bestaande in noodige naleezingen voor de Vaderlandsche historie van Jan Wagenaar. Door H. van Wyn, N.C.Lambrechtsen, A.Martini, J.W. te Water, E.M.Engelberts en anderen. Amsterdam, J.Allart 1797-1801. 2 delen. Met uitsl. plaat, portret en uitsl. tabel.
[LOOSJES, Petrus (1735-1813)] Vaderlandsche historie, vervattende de geschiedenissen der vereenigde Nederlanden, uit de geloofwaardigste schrijvers en egte gedenkstukken zamengesteld. Twee-en-twintigste [-vier-en-twintigste] deel ... [1752-1774] Ten onmiddelyken vervolge van Wagenaars Vaderlandsche historie. Amsterdam, J.Allart 1788-89. 3 delen. Met 4 platen en 6 portretten.
[LOOSJES, Petrus (1735-1813)] Vaderlandsche historie, vervattende de geschiedenissen der vereenigde Nederlanden, zints den aanvang der Noord-Americaansche onlusten, en den daar uit gevolgden oorlog tusschen Engeland en deezen staat, tot den tegenwoordigen tyd. Uit de geloofwaardigste schryvers en egte gedenkstukken zamengesteld. Amsterdam, J.Allart 1786-1811. 48 delen. Met frontispice, 50 platen en 100 portretten.
[MUNNIKS, Johannes (1741-1815)] Vaderlandsche historie, vervattende de geschiedenissen der Vereenigde Nederlanden. Uit egte gedenkstukken onpartydig zamengesteld. Beginnende met het jaar 1752, waar mede de heer Wagenaar eindigt. Amsterdam, Izaac de Jongh en Wynand Wynands [vanaf deel 13:] J.Verlem 1781-1787. 17 delen. Contemp. perkament. Stempel op titels en verso. Eerste 5 delen wat watervlekkig.

The honour of special refutation from Malthus

WEYLAND, John (1774-1854)
The principles of population and production, as they are affected by the progress of society; with a view to moral and political consequences.
London, printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1816.
XL,493 [errata on p.493],[1]p. Contemp. tree calf gilt back, marbled endpapers. Light foxing to first and last blanks only. A fine copy indeed. (#23416)
€ 1950

First edition. A major criticism of Malthus' population theory, answered by Malthus the next year in the appendix to the fifth edition of his Essay on population. Malthus thought much higher of it than of the other object of the appendix, the Inquiry of James Grahame which appeared the same year, 'a slight work without any very distinct object in view ... Mr. Weyland's work is of a much more elaborate desciption [and] has also a very definite object in view'.
Weyland believed that an increase of population was recommendable and argued that a higher birthrate in the countryside was needed to compensate for the higher mortality rate in towns. He holds that 'population has a natural tendency to keep within the powers of the soil to afford it subsistence in every gradation through which society passes [and] this tendency can never be destroyed, and can only be altered or diverted from its natural course ... by grossly impolitic laws, or pernicious customs, either accelerating the progress of population considerably beyond its natural rate, or depressing the productive energies of the soil considerably below its natural powers' (p.21).
Weyland was a landowner and magistrate from Oxfordshire and author of several books on the poor laws and related subjects.
*Kress B.6837. Goldsmiths' 21429. Einaudi 6027. Bonar p.378-380.

WITT, Johan de (1625-1672)
Brieven, geschreven ende gewisselt tusschen den heer Johan de Witt, raedt-pensionaris en groot-segelbewaerder van Hollandt en West-Vrieslandt; ende de gevolmaghtigden van den staedt der Vereenighde Nederlanden, so in Vranckryck, Engelandt, Sweden, Denemarcken, Poolen, enz. Beginnende met den jaere 1652 tot het jaer 1669 incluys.
's-Gravenhage, Hendrick Scheurleer 1723-27.
6 volumes.(#20603)
€ 1250


First (only) edition. The correspondence between John de Witt, grand pensionary of Holland (1652-1672) and as such the supreme leader of the United Netherlands, and his foreign representants. A vast and indispensable source for the history of the Dutch Republic and particularly its relations with France and England and the other European powers. Contradictory to the relative commentary of Bourgeois and André the present edition is not replaced by the modern edition of the letters from and to Johan de Witt by G.W.Kernkamp and N.Japikse, because that edition contains only selections from letters not already included in the present edition.
Here accompanied with the often lacking index volume, and three volumes containing the resolutions taken by the States of Holland during De Witt's reign, and the secret resolutions taken by select committees of a few trusted deputies.
*De Buck 2617. Bourgeois & André 8556.
1. Raekende de negociatien van de heren W.Boreel en C. van Beuningen, in Vranckryck. [II],XXVI,694p. With frontispiece-portrait.
2. Synde de verdere negociatien van den heer C. van Beuningen, in Vranckryck; ende die van den heer P. de Groot, in Sweden. [II],654,[48]p.
3. Behelsende de negociatien van de heer W.Nieupoort, in Engelandt [1654-1660]. [II],XL,880p.
4. Behelsende de negociatien van de heeren L. de Nassau, S. van Hoorn, M. van Gogh, J.Meerman en J.Boreel, in Engelandt [1660-1669]. [II],926,[1]p.
5. Synde de verdere negociatien van de heeren C. van Beuningen, N.Kaiser, G. van Slingelandt, P.Vogelsangh en F. van Dorp, in Sweden, Denemarcken ende in Poolen. [II],XXVII,[1],568p.
6. Behelsende de negociatien van de heeren G. van Slingelandt, P.Vogelsangh, P. de Hubert, W. van Haeren, I. van den Honert, J.Ysbrandts, N.Heyns, en G. van Reede van Ameronge, in Sweden, Denemarcken ende in Poolen. [II],614p.
And: Volkoome register over de ses deelen der brieven des raedt-pensionaris J. de Witt ... als meede over het verbael door Hieron. van Beverningh ... Nevens een aenhangsel van nog eenige eghte bewys-stukken. 's-Gravenhage, Hendrik Scheurleer 1727. [290]p.
And: Resolutien van consideratie, der ... Staten van Hollandt ende West-Vriesland [1653-1668]. Den tweden druk. Amsterdam, Joannes Oosterwijk [a.o.] 1719. [IV],828,[33]p.
And: Secrete resolutien van de ... Staten van Holland en Westvriesland [1653-1668]. Utrecht, Willem vande Water 1717. 2 volumes. [VIII],622 [i.e. 632],[12]; [II],687,[8]p.
Together 10 volumes. Large 4to. A well-bound set in contemp. blind-tooled vellum. Mostly mild browning throughout.

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