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BENTHAM, Jeremy,
Defence of usury; Shewing the Impolicy of the Present Legal Restraints on the terms of pecuniary bargains in a series of letters to a friend. To which is added, a letter to Adam Smith, Esq.; LL. D. On the Discouragements.....Inventive Industry, by-
Dublin, Printed for Messrs. D. Williams, Colles, White, Byrne, Lewis, Jones and Moore, 1788.. The titlepage shows 1788. (VI), 232 pp. Contemporary full calf (expertly rbkd.) with blindruled spine & blindstamped letterpiece (title still -but hardly-readable). Binding rbbd., crnrs bit worn. Inner joints reinforced. * Most probably the second edition in the year following the 1787 (first) edition, according to Lowndes who gives 1791 for the 2nd. edition.In places marginally waterstained & some foxing. On title-page contemporary previous owner's signature in ink: "Mark Rochfort".
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