S.n.: s.l., 1785. . 8vo, 19th century marbled marbled boards, red leather spine with some wear over hinges. Institutionally common, scarce in trade. Place of publication has been variously suggested as London, Brussels, or Geneva.Attacking the Bank of Spain for speculation in the form of stock-jobbing. The Second of five works on finance published in 1785, the first being De la Caisse dÂscompte, after the present work, the next one being Lettre du comte de Mirabeau a M. Le Couteulx de la Noraye sur la Banque de Saint-Charles & sur la Caisse-d'escompte. The fourth volume was Sur les actions de la Compagnie des Eaux de Paris and the final volume was RÂponse du comte de Mirabeau, Â l'Âcrivain des administrateurs de la Compagnie des eaux de Paris."These several works, written with energy and often with violence, attacked the private interests of too many individuals not to arouse against the author much hatred, insult, and calumny. Imputations of ignorance were lavished upon him, but not one of his pretended mistakes as pointed out, nor one of is proofs controverted. He was likewise taxed with venality, and his accusers forgot that, in the interests of the government, which secretly encouraged but publicly disavowed him, ands in those of a few bankers, ruined or having sustained serious losses, he was attacking and driving to despair opulent and powerful stock-jobbers, who would have paid him munificently for his silence, had he chosen to accept their money." ĂSee Vol. IV (pp. 156Ă158) of Memoirs of Mirabeau...by Himself, His Father, His Uncle and His Adopted Son. London: Edward Churton, 1835Ă1836 (Inventory #: 2356)
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