Title Page of the original 1849 edition
The photo of Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912) which accompanied his obituary in the Journal des économistes
Concurrent with the Bastiat Translation Project we have been translating and editing a book by his younger friend and colleague Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912) entitled Les Soirées de la Rue Saint-Lazare: Entretiens sur les lois économiques et défense de la propriété (Evenings on Saint Lazarus Street: Discussions on Economic Laws and the Defence of Property) (1849). Since their activities overlapped considerably during the 1840s much of the scholarly apparatus such as glossaries about people, places, publications, and historical terms and ideas, and details about the French government budget were common to both projects.
During the course of this project we have been putting online working drafts of the translation and its scholarly apparatus:
As part of the bicentennial celebrations I have been editing a number of anthologies drawn from his vast output over a long life which lasted 92 years. A long but still only partial list of his writings has bene compiled by the Institut Coppet in Paris which posts some 297 items, of which 56 were published books and pamphlets (“Bibliographie Gustave de Molinari”). The anthologies I have produced to date are:
For further reading about Molinari, see:
We have the following works by him in the OLL: (en français):
Last modified July 17, 2019