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De l'administration des finances de la France. Volumes I-III. [THREE VOLUMES]
(Paris), n.p., 1784.. Three volumes. Octavo. Pp. Half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (ii numbered v-vi) Table des chapitres, clix, (i) blank, 352 [with section 65-112 bound within the introduction]. Plus 2 tables printed on a single folding sheet; half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (ii numbered v-vi) Table des chapitres, 536; half-title (verso blank), title (verso blank), (iv) Table des chapitres, 468. Volume II contains the 4-page Supplément. Head- and tail-pieces. Printer's device to each title. Hardcover, uniformly bound in handsome contemporary full mottled calf, gilt decorated spines in compartments between raised bands, two matching gilt morocco labels to each, boards' edge rolled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red, green ribbon markers; some wear to spine ends, small other blemishes to leather. In a very fine internal condition, overall very good exterior. Handsome set. ~ First edition, corrected. This work again strengthened Necker's (1732-1804) popularity. It contributed to his return as directeur-général des finances in 1788, after his dismissal in 1781. It is a valuable book ?to those who would study how the finances of France were managed in the last days of the old regime.? (Palgrave 1894-1901). ?The work was extremely popular (it is said to have sold 80.000 copies, despite being in three volumes) and served to promote the author's reputation.? (Carpenter, Economic bestsellers, p. 23). See Krees, Carpenter, Goldsmith, Einaudi.
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