MOHEAU Jean Baptist – Recherches Et Considérations Sur La Population De La France – 1778

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MOHEAU Jean Baptist – Recherches Et Considérations Sur La Population De La France. Par M. Moheau – 1778. A Paris, chez Moutard, Imprimeur-Libraire de la Reine. Full leather with golden titles and friezes on the spine, marbled endpapers cuts; octavo, 20.1 cm; 2 volumes bound in 1; pp. (2) XV (1) 280; 157 (4); irrelevant woodworm holes on the back of the binding, overall an excellent copy. First edition, text in French, single title page, numerous tables in the text, one of which folded several times; vignettes and endings in woodcut. Fundamental treaty for the definition of demography, of which Moheau (on which the controversy about the real authorship of this work is still open) represents one of the pioneers. Perhaps the first essay to relate social class and premature mortality, it analyses the various characteristics of the French population with environmental conditions