Publisher Information: N.p. 1758. 1st edition.
Caveirac, Jean Novi de. Apologie de Louis XIV et de son Conseil, sur la revocation de l'Edit de Nantes. 8vo. , vi, , 565, , lxiiipp. 200 x 125mm. Contemporary calf, gilt spine, rubbed. Minor worming in front cover & firstleaves, a little browning & foxing but a very good copy. Contemporary notation on title, stamp of Society of Jesus on flyleaf, & booklabel.
FIRST EDITION. This famous defense of intolerance offered some very interesting observations on demography in its analysis of the political causes and effects of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre and expulsion of Protestants from France. At the time of writing the issue of tolerance had come up again, and Caveirac's work made a considerable stir. The author of the N.B.G. article on him compared it to Naude's work of similar title on science and magic. Sauvy, 'Quelques demographes ignore du XVIIIe siecle,' in Spengler, Economie et population. Les doctrines francaises avant 1800. De Bude a Condorcet (transl.of his French predecessors of Malthus;1954) 362-68. INED 3400 bis. Not in Kress, Goldsmiths or Einaudi.Book Id: 6454