Levasseur, É[mile]. La population française. Histoire de la population avant 1789 et démographie de la France comparée à celle des autres nations au XIXe siècle, précédée d'une introduction sur la statistique.

Paris, Arthur Rousseau, 1889-1892.

8vo. 3 vols. (4), XLVII, (1), 468 pp. (6), 533, (1) pp. (4), 569, (1) pp. With numerous maps (3 folding in colour at end of volume 1) and tables (3 folding in volume 2, 1 folding in volume 3). Contemporary half calf over green marbled boards with giltstamped spines. Marbled endpapers.

 1.500,00

First edition. Presentation copy for Lucien March, inscribed by the author on the half-title of vol. 1.

Now-classic historical and statistical studies on French and comparative population: this is among the major achievements of the author hailed as "the father of modern economic history in France"; its publication was "an even more important event in historiography" than the publication of his voluminous history of the working classes. "For Levasseur, the object of statistics as a science was to make numerical data available to historians and economists. Indeed, he believed that statistics had become an indispensable tool for the historian".

A fine set.

Einaudi 3379. IESS IX, 261.

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