A New Discourse of Trade: Wherein are Recommended Several Weighty.

Child, Sir Josiah

Publication Date: 1751
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A Classic Statement of English Mercantilist Thought, This Edition Includes a Tract of Usury Child, Sir Josiah [1630-1699]. A New Discourse of Trade: Wherein are Recommended. Several Weighty Points; Relating to Companies of Merchants. The Act of Navigation, Naturalization of Strangers, And Our Woollen Manufactures. The Balance of Trade, And Nature of Plantations; With Their Consequences, In Relation to the Kingdom, Are Seriously Discussed. Methods for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor are Proposed. The Reduction of Interest of Money to 4 l. Per Cent. Is Recommended. And Some Proposals for Erecting a Court of Merchants, For Determining Controversies Relating to Maritime Affairs, And for a Law for Transferring of Bills of Debts, Are Humbly Offered. By Sir Josiah Child. To Which is Added, A Small Treatise Against Usury, By the Same Author. Glasgow: Printed and sold by Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1751. xxix, [1], 184 pp. Two parts in one with continuous pagination, second part preceded by divisional title page. Octavo (6-1/4" x 4"). Contemporary speckled calf with later rebacking, raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Moderate rubbing to extremities, chip to head of spine, front board just beginning to separate (but quite secure), a few minor scuffs to boards, corners bumped. Light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Stamps to foot of text block and endleaves, bookplate to front pastedown, small perforated stamp to title page. Withal an attractive copy. $250. * Fifth (stated) edition. One of the classic statements of English mercantilist thought, this book was first published in 1690 as A Discourse About Trade. It went though at least ten editions and issues into the 1770s. It discusses the trade policies of the Netherlands, then a leading commercial power, the commercial potential of Britain's colonies and a policy to limit interest rates to encourage the competitive ability of English merchants. This latter point is emphasized in the "small treatise against usury" appended to this edition. The Kress Library of Business and Economics 5101. English Short-Title Catalogue T89154. Bookseller Inventory # 63217

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Title: A New Discourse of Trade: Wherein are ...

Publication Date: 1751

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