Geschichte der Nationalökonomie. Erster Teil [= all published]: Die Zeit vor Adam Smith.
4to. IX, (1), 516 pp. With 2 folding facsimiles of Quesnay's Tableau economique. Modern boards, preserving original green printed wrappers bound within, spine lettered black.
First edition. A history of economic analysis from the earliest times through mercantilism to the origins and development of Physiocracy. Oncken (1844-1911) was professor of Economics at the University of Bern and is best known for his edition of Quesnay's works (1888) which greatly contributed to the renewed interest in Physiocracy.
Original printed wrappers somewhat frayed. Untrimmed.
*New Palgrave III, p. 708. Published as Hand- und Lehrbuch der Staatswissenschaften in selbständigen Bänden. Erste Abteilung: Volkswirtschaftslehre. II. Band.