London: [n.p.]. Full-Leather. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #000179
In two volumes. 8vo., full cont. calf, rebacked with a later spine, raised bands, leather spine labels, (28), 381, (17) index; vii, 391, (16)pp. index. Frontispiece. Front board of volume two reattached with archival tape, chip to spine head of volume one, wear to extremities, a very good set. Scarce. Pieter de la Court [1618-1685) was a dutch economist who believed in the early economic importance of free competition. De la Court published his works anonymously on the Dutch Republic, politics, and the history of Holland. Some of these works having been attributed to his brother Jacob. This book contains a series of moral fables, followed by explication of the tale as an interpretation of the economy and politics in Holland and the Netherlands on topics of taxes, the Republic, and Commonwealth.