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DAVENANT, Charles
Discourses on the publick revenues, and on the trade of England. In two parts. viz. I. Of the use of political arithmetick, in all considerations about the revenues and trade. II. On credit, and the means and methods by which it may be restored. III. On the management of the King's revenues. IV. Whither to farm the revenues, may not, in this juncture, be most for the publick service? V. On the publick debts and engagements. By the author of The Essay on Ways and Means. Part I.
London: James Knapton, 1698. 8vo, (16) + 279 + (1) + 62 + (2)pp, 3 folding tables, complete with the initial half-title (announcing the forthcoming publication of Part II on the verso) and the final advertisement leaf, contemporary calf gilt, labels renewed. A fine copy. [together with], Discourses on the publick revenues, and on the trade of England. Which more immediately treat of the foreign traffick of this Kingdom. Viz. I. That foreign trade is beneficial to England. II. On the protection and care of trade. III. On the plantation trade. IV. On the East-India trade. By the author of The Essay on Ways and Means. Part II. To which is added, the late Essay on the East-India Trade. By the same hand.> London: James Knapton, 1698. 8vo, (12) + 434 + 64pp, with a folding table, bound in uniform contemporary panelled calf gilt. Both volumes with the 18th century armorial bookplate of Lord Sandys.> First edition of each volume. An important late 17th century work on economics. Sir Charles Davenant (1656-1714), M.P. and, at the end of this life, Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, took many years to become recognized as an economist of the first rank, a fact explained by the sophistication of his thought. Part I of the Discourses> contains five essays, on 'Political Arithmetic' (described by Schumpeter as treating its subject with 'unsurpassable fairness'), credit, and other matters of public finance. Part II contains essays on trade. The Essay on the East-India Trade> was first published in 1696. Schumpeter classifies the 'impressive total' of Davenant's contributions to e … [Click Below for Full Description]
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