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A POLITICAL SURVEY OF BRITAIN:
Campbell, John.

A POLITICAL SURVEY OF BRITAIN:

Being a Series of reflections on the Situation, Lands, Inhabitants, Revenues, Colonies, and Commerce of This Island. Intended to Shew That we have not as yet approached near the Summit of Improvement, but that it will afford Employment to many Generations before they push to their utmost Extent the natural Advantages of Great Britain. London: Printed for the Author ... 1774.
1st Ed. 2 vols. 4to. T.p. + vi + 726pp. + [iv] + 739pp. + [xxxix]. Half titles present. Inscriptions very light browning, marbled e.ps., gilt fillet edged tree calf, extremities rubbed, dec. gilt compartments and gilt lettered title labels to spines, upper joint to vol. 2 lightly cracked though firm, vol. 1. sympathetically rebacked with original spine laid down, handsome set. Kress 6997; Goldsmith 11082; Higgs 5884; McCulloch p213; Sabin 10239; ESTC T90453; Adams, 74-16a. The work is especially remarkable for its affluence of practical suggestion. It teems with projects for construction of harbours, the opening of new communications by road and canal, and the introduction of new industries. There are also important references to trade with East and West Indies, America, and Canada, and notes on various American colonies and towns. In volume two, pages 634-94 are concerned with the British colonies and settlements in America.
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