Turgot and the Ancien Regime in France.

TURGOT Anne Robert Jacques.; DAKIN Douglas (1939.)

£250.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. xi, [1], 361, [1] pp., frontispiece portrait of Turgot. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, dust jacket (some occasional light pencilled underling and marginal highlighting, ownership rubber stamp of F. M. Dunn to front pastedown and title page, spine panel of jacket very faintly toned, otherwise a near fine copy). London, Methuen & Co.

An important study of Turgot not only as a remarkable individual but as himself a part of the Ancien Regime, heavily utilising Gustav Schelle's definitive collection of Turgot's writings and the significant additions made by the publication of the Journal de l'abbe de Veri. The emphasis here is on Turgot the politician, more so than Turgot the economist, and of particular note is Dakin's account of Turgot's tenure as chief Administrator of the Limoges district under Louis XV from 1761-1774.

Stock Code: 235153

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