John Law: ‘The Present State of the French Revenues and Trade, and of the Controversy Betwixt the Parliament of Paris and Mr. Law’

John Law (1671-1729) is one of the most enigmatic figures in European history.

A murderer, philanderer, gambler and financial genius, he escaped his condemned cell in London to become the most celebrated, and then the most hated, man in Europe. He was the first ‘millionaire’ whose ideas led to the first stock market boom and bust, and the financial crises of the 1720s.

The Present State of the French Revenues and Trade, and of the Controversy betwixt the Parliament of Paris, and Mr. Law. (1720) contains a unique collection of compelling letters written by John Law and his detractors which document Law’s struggle for control of the French economy, and the supremacy of his Mississippi Scheme.

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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Published: July 15, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934619140
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934619148
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces