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    Say, Jean-Baptiste. Traite D'Economie Politique, Ou Simple Exposition De La Maniere Dont Se Forment, Se Distribuent Et Se Consomment Les Richesses. Par Jean-Baptiste Say. Sixieme Edition Entierement Revue Pa L'Auteur, Et Publiee Sur Les manuscrits Qu'il A Laisses, Par Horace Say, Son Fils. Paris: Guillaumin, 1841. 8vo. [4], 1-40 8 . viii, 640 pp. Quarter recent off-white cloth, grey pasteboard boards, paper label on spine with title in black ink. Paper cover (original) soiled, bound in with text. Light browning and foxing around edges, dampstains. Otherwise a nice copy. Sixth edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
    Krown & Spellman retail: $300


    More Information: Jean-Baptiste Say (1767-1832).  This was a highly influential work, in part because it gained widespread sales both domestic and foreign and part becaus Say held personal influence over others such as Blanqui.  In it, Say mentions for the first time ever the Romans in a history of political economy.  Say believed that nothing substantial had been writtern in the field before Adam Smith and nothing ever since, offering his own Traite as the first improvement.  

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