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De l'Economie publique et rurale des Celtes, des
Germains et des autres peuples de l'Europe. Genève, 1818, 8vo.
“M. Reynier has gathered the works of antiquity to present us with a picture of the state of agriculture among the most ancient nations of the North, and of the centre of Europe. His work leaves nothing to desire." —Revue Ency, vol. 3, p. 259.
-De l'Economie rurale des Perses et des Phé
niciens. Lausanne, 1819, 1 vol. 8vo. M. Reynier had many more difficulties in this than in the preceding work, but he has surmounted them all. He has, as a critic, struck a path in the darkness of past ages, and rendered the way so easy, that the reader follows him with pleasure, and with increasing interest."-Revue Ency. vol, 8. p. 493,
SAY (J. B.)
Cathéchisme d'Economie politique, ou Instruc
tion familière, qui montre de quelle façon les Richesses sont produites, distribuées et consommées dans la société. Paris, 1826, 12mo. “M. Jean Baptiste Say, author of the best work we have on political economy, had endeavoured to render that science popular, by publishing, in 1815, a short Catéchisme on the subject. The first edition being sold, the booksellers wished to re-print the work, but M. Say opposed their doing so, until he had had sufficient time to re-compose it. He has now done. so, and we will take upon ourselves to say, that no where will a work be found which gives, in so small a compass, and at so cheap a rate, a complete knowledge of political economy."Revue Ency. vol 13, p. 428.
-Traité d'Economie politique, ou simple ex
position de la manière dont se forment, se distribuent et se consomment les richesses. Cinquième édition, augmentée d'un volume, et auquel se trouve joint un Epitome des principes fondamentaux de l'Economie politique, &c. Paris, 1826, 3 vols. 8vo. “ Whilst Benjamin Constant affirms that labour is the unique support of modern nations, M. Montlosier takes a historic view of the subject, and shews that these nations have been also created by labour ; and M. Say, reproducing in a more luminous point of view, the ideas of Smith on the wealth of nations, shews, in a scientific manner, that all our physical wealth is the result of labour, and obliges us to consider labour on the most extensive scale, that is, the whole efforts of the human species, as the fundamental support of society.”—Revue Ency. vol. 33,
SISMONDI (Simonde de).
-Nouveaux Principes d'Economie politique,
ou de la richesse dans ses rapports avec la population. Paris, 1827, 2 vols. 8vo. " The object of this work, (says the author) is to develope and establish the principles of Adam Smith. the whole, we do not think M. de Sismondi has succeeded in his
It was impossible, however, for an author of such distinguished talents to fill two octavo volumes, without submitting, in his work, a number of important facts, elevated views, and scientific results."--Revue Ency. vol. 34,
VATEL (N.) Le Droit des Gens, édition augmentée. Am
sterdam, 1775, 2 vols. 4to. Brunet mentions this as the best edition of Vatel's wellknown work. A later edition was published in Paris, in 1820, 2 vols. Sro.