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A TREATISE ON THE WEALTH, POWER AND RESOURCES, OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE,
Colquhoun, P.

A TREATISE ON THE WEALTH, POWER AND RESOURCES, OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE,

In Every Quarter of the World, Including the East Indies: The Rise and Progress of the Funding System Explained: With Observations on the National Resources for the beneficial Employment of a redundant Population and for rewarding the Military and Naval Officers, Soldiers, and Seamen, for their Services to their Country during the late War. Illustrated by Copious Statistical Tables, Constructed on a New Plan, and Exhibiting a Collected View of the Different Subjects Discussed in This Work. Joseph Mawman 1814.
1st Ed. 4to. xii + 451pp. + 91pp. Sm. personal blind stamp to prelims. intruding sl. onto first few leaves of text, sporadic foxing, Coleg Harlech bookplate, contemporary boards, marked with loss to edges, rebacked in modern cloth with paper title label to spine. Kress B6464. Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820). D.N.B. 'His last important work ... [he] attempted to frame an estimate of the total wealth, in all kinds, of the British Empire, and not only of the value ... but of the distribution of this among the various classes of the community ... a descriptive sketch of the British Colonies and of the foreign dependencies of the crown ... predicted with the close of the war, the growth of surplus population, and pointed to the colonies as a promising outlet ...'
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