Oesterreich über alles, wann es nur will; das ist: wohlmeynender Fürschlag, wie, mittelst einer wohlbestellten Landes-Oeconomie, die Kayserl. Königl. Erb-Lande in kurtzem über alle andere Staaten von Europa zu erheben [...]. Zu welchem noch ein Anhang, von unpartheyischen Gedancken uber die Oesterreichische Landes-Oeconomie [...]. Neueste Auflage.
8vo. (10), 420 p. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sprinkled boards with giltstamped label to spine.
A well-received edition of one of the major works of mercantilism, with many valuable suggestions for improvements to the Austrian economy. First published in 1684, the work achieved great popularity and by 1784 had been reprinted some fifteen times. It was, however, never translated (and Carpenter explains that "one need look no further than the title to ascertain one of the reasons"). The present edition, the thirteenth according to Carpenter, is the first to contain the "Impartial Thoughts About the Austrian Economy" (pp. 317-420), with a separate title-page, "compiled from the papers of an experienced cameralist", possibly the anonymous publisher of this edition.
Ownership stamp of the lawyer Dr. M. Florer, Erfurt, to title. A nice copy.
Carpenter VI, 14. Humpert 82. This edition not in Kress.