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Essais sur le commerce, le luxe, l'argent, l'interet de l'argent, les impots, le credit public, etc.

Author Hume, David
Title Essais sur le commerce, le luxe, l'argent, l'interet de l'argent, les impots, le credit public, etc.
Imprint Paris: Chez Guillaumin et Cie Libraires
Date of Publication 1847
Language French
Notes This is a French translation of the essays by David Hume first published in Political Discourses (1752). Hume's essays were first published in France soon after their original appearance in English: this edition is part of the series Collection des principaux economistes edited by Eugene Daire and G. de Molinari, and appears in a volume in that series with the half-title Melanges d'Economie Politique (volume 1). Also in the volume are works by Forbonnais, Condillac, Condorcet, Lavoisier, and Benjamin Franklin. De Molinari contributes a general introduction to the volume which praises Hume's economic ideas; Daire writes a 'Notice sur D. Hume', which discusses Hume's life. He explains the history of the translations of the Political Discourses, saying that this volume uses the translation of Mademoiselle de La Chaux with some corrections from the translation of L'abbe Blanc. He also states that Of the Jealousy of Trade, originally published in 1760, is translated here for the first time.
Shelfmark AB.4.207.17
Reference Sources Bookseller's Catalogue; Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (http://www.iep.utm.edu/h/humeessa.htm)
Acquired on 17/10/07
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