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Political State of Europe at the Beginning of 1796

De CALONNE, Charles Alexandre]

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[De CALONNE, Charles Alexandre]. The Political State of Europe at the Beginning of 1796: or, Considerations on the Most Effectual Means of Procuring a Solid and Permanent Peace. With an Appendix In which Several Important Questions Are Considered. Dublin: Printed by P. Byrne and J. Rice. 1796. 1st Irish ed. x, xxix,152 pp. later 1/2-morocco over marbled boards. A very good copy. De Calonne was controller general of finances under Louis XVI. Confronted by a large public debt, he adopted a spending policy to inspire confidence in France's financial position. Calonne proposed a dirct land tax, a stamp tax, and reduction of some privileges for noblility and clergy. The Assembly refused to go along, despite Calonne's having the the King support his measures. Dismissed, he fled to England in 1787 and remained there until 1802. Bookseller Inventory # 51877

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