Translations

  • Political Discourses

  • Translation Title: Essais sur le commerce, le luxe, l'argent, l'intérêt de l'argent, les impots; le crédit publique, et la balance du commerce
  • Original Author: David Hume
  • Original title: Political Discourses
  • Publ. Year From: 1751 to:
  • lang: English
  • Translation: Essais sur le commerce, le luxe, l'argent, l'intérêt de l'argent, les impots; le crédit publique, et la balance du commerce
  • Pub. Place: Paris and Lyon
  • Pub. Date: 1766
  • Lang: French
  • Note:

    De la Chaux translated seven of Hume's original essays, giving to her edition a clear economic content. She also added the translation of a letter on taxes and manufactures published in London in 1765 (second edition), which is impossible to identify.

    Some evidence suggest that these translations had been incorporated in the volumes of the Œuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume (published in London in 1764 and afterwards in Paris in 1788). Of the collection, the volumes one to four and the sixth have been translated by Jean-Bernard Mérian, the fifth by Jean-Baptiste-René Robinet and the seventh by de la Chaux.