Social and Economic Reforms Informed by the Ideals of the Enlightenment Societe Oeconomique de Berne. Essays on the Spirit of Legislation, In the Encouragement of Agriculture, Population, Manufactures, And Commerce. Containing Observations on the Political Systems at Present Pursued in Various Countries of Europe, For the Advancement of Those Essential Interests. Interspersed with Various Remarks on the Practice of Agriculture. Societies of Agriculture. Rewards. Bounties. The Police. Luxury. Industry. Machines. Exportation. Taxes. Inoculation. Marriage. Naturalization, &c. Translated from the Original French, Which Gained the Premiums Offered by the Society of Berne in Switzerland, For the Best Compositions on this Subject. London: Printed for W. Nicoll, At No. 51, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; And G. Robinson, At No. 25, In Pater-Noster-Row, 1772. xi, , 479,  pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt publication date to spine, pastedowns and free endpapers renewed, later owner bookplate (Ernest Ridley Debenham) to front endleaf, which has a chip near its lower outside corner. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing to final leaf and title page, a small chip to its fore-edge. An attractive copy. $350. * First edition in English. This book collects three essays, by Jean Bertrand, Benjamin Samuel Georges Carrard and Gabriel Seigneux de Correvon, honored by the Societe Oeconomique de Berne, a pioneering reforming institution devoted to the ideals of the Enlightenment. This edition was reissued three times (1798, 1799 and 1800) in Newark, NJ. English Short-Title Catalogue T183391.
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