Theorie der Armuth. Ein Versuch.
8vo. VI, 51, (1) pp. Contemporary full navy-blue morocco gilt with cover rules and gilt spine title and ornamentation. Leading edges and inner dentelle gilt. All edges gilt. White glossy endpapers.
First edition of this rare study of poverty, its various types and causes, and the best ways for the state to counter it. A second edition appeared in 1836.
Inscribed by the author on the flyleaf to the Russian statesman Karl Robert Graf Nesselrode (1780-1862): "Son Excellence, Monsieur le Comte de Nesselrode est priée de vouloir bien daigner accepter ce petit écrit comme un faible hommage de l'auteur. Hambourg, ce 22 Avril 1834". The Hamburg-born diplomat Carl Godeffroy (1787-1848), a childhood friend of the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, served as resident minister at St. Petersburg from 1822 to 1832, representing the Hansa cities of Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen at the Imperial Russian court, where he had known Nesselrode as the Russian vice-chancellor.
A few minute repairs and reinforcements to the inner hinges and inscription. A finely preserved presentation copy in a luxury binding.
Stammhammer (Social-Politik) I, 206.