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An Inquiry into the Various Systems of Political Economy; Their Advantages and Disadvantages, and the Theory Most Favourable to the Increase of National Wealth. Translated from the French by D. Boileau,Author of "An Introduction to the Stury of Political Economy," &c.

Ganilh, George, Advocate.-

Published by New York. Peter A. Mesier. 1812., 1812
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First American Edition. Pages 492 pp.8vo in 4's. Full tree calf with page edges marbled in bright yellow and gray. Red leather spine label lettered in gilt. First American Edition. Am. Imprints 25488. Kress B5988. NUC 0038840. An "Advertisement" by the translator, himself a political economist, calls attention of English speaking audience to this seminal work written in the aftermath (1809) of the French Revolution by a distinguished French economist. Malthus, himself, considered Ganilh's criticism of Adam Smith on productive labor to have validity. Ganilh (1758Ð1836) was a member of the Committee of Public Safety in the French Revolution, and, as a member of the mercantile school, here analyzes critically Adam Smith and others on wealth, capital and labor, the critical ingredients in political economy, thereby anticipating Ricardo and others. Covers worn at spine ends and corners with abrasions. Chip from spine in lower third. Slight browning of pages, but text block outstanding. Printing done beautifully. Owner's signature lightly in pencil from 1857 on title page. Penciled inscription on front pastedown: "Purchased at a second hand book stall in the rear of the Post Office New York, L. C. Greene. July, 1847. price 50 cents."A near fine copy (except for covers, which areeasily restorable)of an important work of political economy .from the early 19th century. Bookseller Inventory # 8844

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Title: An Inquiry into the Various Systems of ...

Publisher: New York. Peter A. Mesier. 1812.

Publication Date: 1812

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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