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(FARMING). [Account book].
Livre de compte des chaptels & amodiations des métayers Jean Rateau, François le Beuf, Philibert Baudon, & Isac le Beuf avec le dénombrement des bestiaux qu’ils avoient où que leurs ay remit dans le tems du compte que j’ay fait avec eux le 9eme de Novembre 1733
Some twenty years’ accounts kept on behalf of a Burgundian landlord, of 5 métayer tenant farmers, who farmed on his land, with his resources, in… (more)
Some twenty years’ accounts kept on behalf of a Burgundian landlord, of 5 métayer tenant farmers, who farmed on his land, with his resources, in exchange for a share (notionally a half) of the profit. These were principally livestock farmers raising cattle and sheep, so the accounts provide interesting first-hand details of the economics of the French meat and wool industries of the period. All the farmers are named on the title-page, but Isac Lebeuf’s farm was run after his death by his widow, Marie, so the account for 1736 is in her name. Prices are given for animals bought as stock and then sold to butchers or sheared and the fleeces sold. The accounts give a very clear and intelligible picture of the initial capital of each farm, of introduced stock, of running costs and of the shares of yearly profits.(see full details)More details Price: £450.00
PARENT, Paul. Omer BOUCHERY, illustrator.
La Bourse de Lille.
Lille: E. M. Raoust,
FIRST EDITION, the four plates signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, one of 100 copies on vélin de Rives (after 55 copies on… (more)
FIRST EDITION, the four plates signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, one of 100 copies on vélin de Rives (after 55 copies on japon impérial, total edition 155). Illustrating the history, architecture and life around the old Lille stock exchange, built in the early seventeenth century. It had remained the centre of commercial life in the city until 1921 when a new Bourse was constructed. The etchings and ornaments here were created by Lille artist Bouchery, a painter and engraver of genre and landscape scenes, who studied at Palais de Beaux-Arts de Lille and was renowned for his unrivalled handling of chiaroscuro.(see full details)More details Price: £300.00
[Poor Richard’s Almanac/The Way to Wealth, in French.] La Science du bonhomme Richard, ou moyen facile de payer les impôts. Traduit de l’anglois. Seconde édition, exactement semblable à la première.
“A Philadelphie, et se trouve à Paris, chez Ruault...”
One of several French editions of 1778. The Way to Wealth first appeared in French as a separate publication in 1775. The original English text… (more)
One of several French editions of 1778. The Way to Wealth first appeared in French as a separate publication in 1775. The original English text was first published in Poor Richard’s Almanac for 1758; separately issued in 1760 under the title: Father Abraham’s Speech and frequently reprinted under the title: The Way to Wealth. La Science du bonhomme Richard was translated by A.F. Quétant; the Interrogatoire de Mr. Franklin by P.S. Dupont de Nemours and the Interrogatoire de M. Penn by A.F. Quétant and J.B. L’Écuy. Ford, Franklin Bibliography, 114(see full details)More details Price: £250.00
BENTHAM, Jeremy and John BOWRING.
Observations on the restrictive and prohibitory commercial system; especially with a reference to the decree of the Spanish Cortes of July 1820. From the mss. of Jeremy Bentham, Esq. By John Bowring.
London: for Effingham Wilson,
First edition. A pamphlet on the advantages of free trade, written by Bentham with his disciple John Bowring in response to the new customs tariff… (more)
First edition. A pamphlet on the advantages of free trade, written by Bentham with his disciple John Bowring in response to the new customs tariff passed by the Cortes. Bentham was inspired by the liberal Spanish government, but soon disappointed with introduction of laws which limited both personal and commercial liberties. Chuo O4-1; Goldsmiths’ G23180; Kress C.663.(see full details)More details Price: £150.00
Great Britains remembrancer, looking in and out. Tending to the increase of the monies of the Commonwealth. Presented to his Highness the Lord Protector, and to the High Court of Parliament now assembled...
London: for Tho[mas] Newcomb, and are to be sold by Humphrey Moseley,
An expanded version of Maddison’s Englands looking in and out (1640). Maddison, a forward looking and enterprising landlord was a vocal advocate for the regulation… (more)
An expanded version of Maddison’s Englands looking in and out (1640). Maddison, a forward looking and enterprising landlord was a vocal advocate for the regulation of the money markets, arguing that foreign exchangers and unscrupulous merchants had devalued the currency for personal gain. He developed his ideas in the work above mentioned to include the demand that an accurate account be kept and made available of the balance of trade. “In 1655 he published an updated version of his 1640 tract entitled Great Britain's remembrancer, looking in and out; tending to the increase of the monies of the Commonwealth. Presented to his highness the lord protector and to the high court of parliament now assembled (1655). His recent experience of office can account for new calls for a bank, a council for the mint, and free ports, but his general economic views remained unchanged” (ODNB). Wing M245.(see full details)More details Price: £400.00
SULLY, Maximilien de Béthune, Duc de.
Memoires de sages et royales oeconomies d’estat, domestiques, politiques et militaires de Henry le Grand, l’exemplaire des roys, le prince des vertus, des armes et des loix, & le pere en effet de ses peuples François. Et des servitudes utiles obeissances convenables & administrations loyales de Maximilen de Bethune l’un des plus confidens; familiers & utiles soldats & serviteurs du grand Mars des François. Dediez à la France, à tous les bons Soldats & tous peuples François.
“A Amstelredam: chez Alethinosgraphe de Clearetimelee, & Graphexechon de Pistariste, à l’enseigne des trois vertus couronées d’Amaranthe,” n.d., [
The Mémoires are the principal source for the political, economic, military and legal history of the reign of Henry IV (“le Grand”), compiled by the… (more)
The Mémoires are the principal source for the political, economic, military and legal history of the reign of Henry IV (“le Grand”), compiled by the king’s most able and most trusted minister. Henry’s reign marked the rehabilitation of France’s fortunes after the near-disintegration of the country during the Wars of Religion. Sully’s collection represents a very immediate account of the period between 1570 and 1628, including episodes such as Henry’s conversion to Catholicism (arguably a political expediency urged by Sully himself, who remained Protestant); the Edict of Nantes (which promised religious toleration for the Huguenots); negotiations with the English crown (both Elizabeth and James I); and war with Spain (in alliance with England). Sully’s own contrubution to the state is amply recorded - he is remembered for his reorganisation of the country’s finances and system of office-holding as well as for his engineering projects (the Place Royale and the Briare Canal linking Seine and Loire being the best known). The Mémoires are historiographically advanced and include both critical narrative and a large number of transcribed diplomatic material. They have, however, been criticized for partiality and for containing “many fictions, such as a mission undertaken by Sully to Queen Elizabeth in 1601, and the famous ‘Grand Design,’ a plan for a Christian republic [or a United States of Europe], which some historians have taken seriously” (Ency. Brit, 1911).
The work was completed posthumously by a second volume (present here) under the editorship of J. Le Laboureur. The bibliography of this work has been contentious. For a long time, our edition with the coloured frontispieces was accepted as the first, published with a false imprint at the Chateau de Sully itself. It is now clear that there were actually as many as 3 issues bearing versions of these title pages: the exceptionally rare true first edition printed under Sully’s eye (with a different collation to ours); our swiftly-produced contrefaçon of the same year, and one other pirate edition. Complete sets of any edition are rare. Brunet V, 589-90; Cioranesco 63703.(see full details)More details Price: £1,400.00