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Great Britain’s true system : wherein is clearly shewn … that an increase in the public debts and taxes must … prove the ruin of the monied, the trading and the landed interest … the necessity of raising the supplies to carry on the war, within the year (etc).

Great Britain’s true system : wherein is clearly shewn … that an increase in the public debts and taxes must … prove the ruin of the monied, the trading and the landed interest … the necessity of raising the supplies to carry on the war, within the year (etc).

London, printed for A.Millar (and others) 1757.

Reference: 15381
Price: £350 [convert currency]

Full Description

8vo. (8) + cl + 363 + (1)pp. Contemporary full panelled calf, gilt spine. Engraved armorial bookplate of John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer (1734-1783), overlying an earlier armorial Spencer bookplate inscribed “Wimbledon”, showing that the book was originally in the library of Earl Spencer’s house at Wimbledon, Surrey. Recently de-accessioned from the Birmingham Assay Office Library, with their small circular ownership stamp at the foot of the front free endpaper, but no other library markings. A good, fresh, clean copy.

Only edition of this substantial volume by Postlethwayt (1707-1767), which comprises an introduction, dealing largely with trade between Britain and “His Majesty’s German dominions”, and fourteen numbered “letters”, in which the author discusses the state of the British economy, methods of raising revenue, and trade rivalries between Britain and France.