Political Arithmetick, Or A Discourse Concerning The Extent And Valuable Lands, People, Buildings; Husbandry, Manufacture, Commerce, Fisheries, Artizans, Seaman, Soldiers; Publick, William PETTY.

Political Arithmetick, Or A Discourse Concerning The Extent And Valuable Lands, People, Buildings; Husbandry, Manufacture, Commerce, Fisheries, Artizans, Seaman, Soldiers; Publick,...

London: Robert Clavel, 1691. 2nd Edition. Original Calf. Pp. 20, [i], [1 errata], 117, [1 - advertisement], [2 - book list]. Early handwriting on free front end paper. Original paneled calf, neatly re-cased. Wing p.1933. William Petty (1623-1687) was a major figure in economics and science through the Commonwealth and the Restoration. He was a founder member of the Royal Society, and mostly remembered today for his arithmetic methods in surveying, accounting and fiscal economics. Political Arithmetic, first published in 1690, is important in that here Petty recognises the importance of the concepts of division of labour and economies of scale. An attractive copy of this important work. Hard to imagine a nicer copy. Very Good. Item #017323

Price: $7,900.00 NZD

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