London, South Kensington
16 November 2004
ULLOA, Bernardo de. Retablissement des manufactures et du commerce d'Espagne, translated into French by Plumard de Dangeul, Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris: frères Estienne, 1753. 12° (163 x 93mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine gilt à la grotesque and with a red label, triple gilt fillet round sides with a fleuron at the corners, gilt edges. Provenance: PRESENTATION COPY from the translator, inscribed 'Pour Son Excellence Monsieur le Baron de Höpeken de la part de son tres humble serviteur De Dangeul'.
First edition in French of Ulloa's lament for the depopulation of his country and the parlous state of its manufacturing industry and colonies, with his plans for the regeneration of both. Inscribed by the translator to the Swedish statesman, Anders Johan von Höpken. The work first appeared in Spanish in 1740. Kress 5315; Goldmiths' 8773; Palau 343432.
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