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Commerce de la Grande-Bretagne, et tableaux de ses importations et exportations progressives,
Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale,, 1777. Depuis l'année 1697 jusqu'à la fin de l'année 1773. Folio (365 x 238 mm). Contemporary full catspaw calf, spine richly decorated gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled endpapers and edges. Large folding table at the end. Engraved Dampierre bookplate of the Ducs de Luynes to front pastedown. Slight worm damage to foot of the front joint, rear joint neatly repaired at foot. A crisp, clean copy in excellent condition. First edition in French, translated from the English edition of the previous year, originally titled State of the trade of Great Britain in its imports and exports, progressively from the year 1697: also of the Trade to each particular Country, during the above Period, distinguishing each Year. In two parts. With a preface and introduction, Setting forth the Articles whereof each Trade consists. The compiler of this important compendium of British public expenditure, Charles Whitworth (c.1721-78), was, from 1768, chairman of the Commons committee of ways and means.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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