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MELON, Jean François.
Essai politique sur le commerce Nouvelle édition augmentée de sept chapitres, & òu les lacunes des éditions précédentes sont remplies.
[Paris: s.n.,], 1736. Duodecimo (160 x 95 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, red morocco spine label, compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, raised bands striped in gilt, armorial device of the Duc de la Rochefoucauld stamped in gilt to centre of both boards, marbled endpapers, gilt turn-ins, edges red, red book marker. Engraved head- and tailpieces, initials. Hand written shelf mark to front free endpaper verso, title page neatly annotated in ink attributing the work to Melon, library stamp of the Château de La Roche-Guyon below imprint. Extremities lightly rubbed, contents occasionally spotted, a very good copy, the gilt remaining particularly bright. Third and best edition, the second authorised edition overall, of this important critique of John Law's système; a handsomely bound copy from the library of the Château de la Roche-Guyon. First published in three or four issues in Rouen in 1734, it was pirated in Amsterdam in 1735 before being published in its present form. Jean Francois Melon (1675-1738), a precursor of the physiocrats, was generally ahead of his contemporaries in his opinions on international trade. Melon was personal secretary to Law, and later to the Regent of France. The Essai is the principal contemporary discussion of Law's ideas. "The 'inside' account of the système of J. Law, which Melon gives, is important. He favoured slavery in the colonies, the mercantile system, and the balance of commerce; but he did not support a protective system as at present understood, and was aware that the interest of the consumer precedes that of the producer. He sho … [Click Below for Full Description]
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