[Created: 14 July, 2010]
[Updated: January 31, 2023 ]
Here is a collection of some of my favourite Italian classical liberals.
This sizable collection of nearly 50 volumes shows the depth and breadth of Italian polical economy in the 18th century. It first came to my attention via reading the correspondence of Frédéric Bastiat who asked his friend and colleague Ricahard Cobden to purchase the set while he was visiting Italy. He did and Bastiat was very grateful. In another letter Bastiat said that some of these theorists, although relatively unknown, were the equal of Turgot and Adam Smith. They are available on Google Books and we plan to add them to the Guillaumin collection, begining with the 50th index volume. Note: the collection also includes the work of Filangieri who considerably influenced the thinking of Benjamin Constant.
Dizionario della economia politica e del commercio, così teorico come pratico, utile non solo allo scienziato ed al pubblico amministratore ma eziando al commerciante, al banchiere, all'agricoltore ed al capitalista. Opera originale italiana de professore Gerolamo Boccardo. (Torino: Sebatiano Franco e figli e comp.: 1857-1861). 4 vols.
Dizionario universale di economia politica e di commercio del professore Gerolamo Boccardo. Seconda edizione notevolmente ampliata e migliorata dell' Autore. (Milano: Fratelli Treves: 1875-77). 2 vols.