L'homme en société, ou nouvelles vues politiques et économiques pour porter la population au plus haut degré en France. Tome I-II.

By: Goyon de la Plombanie, Henri de

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[Originally published 1753]. Facsimile edition, two volumes bound in one, 12mo, pp xii, 262; 279, marbled endpapers, exceptionally clean internally, full calf, gilt decorated spine, very slightly worn and marked. {Number 93 of a limited edition of 250 copies}. [Published anonymously, as was often the case with this author. Foreshadows the effects of increased production on society, the results of industrialisation, urban migration and overcrowding, he proposed the use of cartography to record natural borders and indicate ownership of land, and the improvement of road transport with the use of steam engines - technical advances well ahead of his time. Similarly, his fiscal proposals, witholding tax, land and property taxes, were all introduced after the French Revolution. Little is known about him; he was one of the editors of the Journal Economique, and after an army career turned his attention to economic questions. He wrote several works in which he denounced the insufficient supply of money and the increase in interest rates, always proposing reform of agriculture and economics.

Title: L'homme en société, ou nouvelles vues politiques et économiques pour porter la population au plus haut degré en France. Tome I-II.

Author Name: Goyon de la Plombanie, Henri de

Categories: Philosophy, Politics, History,

Publisher: Paris, Editions d'Histoire Sociale:

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Very Good

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