De la France et des Etats-Unis ou De l'importance de la révolution de l'Amérique pour le bonheur de la France - first edition
Full title: De la France et des Etats-Unis ou De l'importance de la révolution de l'Amérique pour le bonheur de la France : des rapports de ce royaume & des Etats-Unis, des avantages réciproques qu'ils peuvent retirer de leurs liaisons de commerce, & enfin de la situation actuelle des Etats-Unis. An important work on political economy. Both authors were Girondists and involved in the political upheavals of the French Revolution. Unfortunately, the Girondists were stripped of power in mid 1793 and Brissot was guillotined after the trial of the 22 (one a corpse at time of execution). Demands for Etienne's execution had been made since his appointment as Minister of Finance in 1792 but he cheated execution by committing suicide before trial in December 1793. Dedicated to the American Congress, the work advocates the benefits of trade and investment and the superior industries of France and the US. Concluding with a prospectus for their proposed "Societe Gallo-Americaine". xxiv, xlviii, 344p. Bound in half leather, the upper joint is weak. Small water stain to top corner of last few pages, slight darkening to page edge, book is free from foxing. First edition with errata page.
Sabin 13516, Goldsmiths 13307.
Author J. P. Brissot de Warville, Etienne Claviere
Binding Half leather
Publisher Londres [Paris]
Condition Good/ very good
Pages xxiv, xlviii, 344