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3117B Boston
July 20, 2018 12:00 PMCalender

Petty, Sir William (1623-1687) Several Essays in Political Arithmetick.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3117B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 20, 2018 12:00PM


Petty, Sir William (1623-1687) Several Essays in Political Arithmetick. London: Printed for Robert Clavel at the Peacock, and Henry Mortlock at the Phoenix in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1699. First edition under this title, octavo, bound in contemporary speckled calf boards, rebacked, corners bumped, 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 in.

"By tinkering with data and simple models, [Petty] came up with many of the ideas- how to measure GDP, why the money supply and banks matter, how lasting unemployment affects the economy- that form the bedrock of modern economics." (https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2013/12/21/petty-impressive)

A2, A2-8, B-T8, U4.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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the Phoenix, William, Henry Mortlock, Robert Clavel, London, Phoenix