Becher, Johann Joachim. Politische Discurs, von den eigentlichen Ursachen, deß Auff- und Abnehmens der Stadt, Länder und Republicken, in specie, wie ein Land volckreich und nahrhafft zu machen, und in eine rechte societatem civilem zu bringen. [...] Zweyte Edition. Mit vier Theilen vermehret, worinnen viel nutzliche, wichtige und curiose Sachen begriffen.

Frankfurt, Johann David Zunner, 1673.

8vo. (14), 1272, (22) pp., final blank. Wants frontispiece (which announced the work as "Dr. Bechers Commercien-Tractat"). Contemporary vellum with handwritten spine title.

 6,500.00

Second, much expanded edition: the first available one. The major book of "the greatest representative of cameralism" (Roll). This is the best edition: the work was first published in 1668 as a diminutive volume of a mere 234 pages which, according to Humpert, was seized. Further editions appeared in 1688, 1721, and in an edition published and annotated by Georg Heinrich Zincke in 1754 and 1759.

Binding somewhat dust-soiled. Handwritten ownership "D. Karschulin", dated 14 May 1890, on pastedown. Faint stamps of the Vienna Academy of Trade on title and verso.

VD 17, 1:068320R. Kress 1327. Humpert 73. Schumpeter 283f. Palgrave I, 128. Roll, A History of Economic Thought (1956), p. 66. Not in Goldsmiths' or Einaudi.

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