Preuves arithmétiques de la nécessité d'encourager l'agriculture, et d'abandonner l'approvisionnement des grains à la liberte du commerce.
Tall 4to. In: Memoires de morale et de politique, pp. 543-551. Modern boards, spine lettered in black.
Arithmetical investigations into the relationship between the number of patients and deaths in the hospitals of Paris and Lyon and the prices of corn in London, Paris and Lyon. The author concludes that higher corn prices result in higher figures for mortality, arguing for the encouragement of agriculture and free trade. Antoine Diannyere (1762-1802) was trained as a physician but occupied himself with literature and economics. This lecture, read to the Institut on 27 March 1796, was included - under a slightly different title - in the "Collection de divers ouvrages d'arithmetique politique" issued the same year (INED 2690, also including contributions by Lavoisier, Benard and La Grange), and also as the first essay in the author's "Essais d'arithmetique politique" of 1799 (INED 1410).
Glue traces of red interim wrappers on p. 552. Rare.