An Estimate of the Comparative Strength of Great Britain; and of the Losses of Trade from Every War since the Revolution; with an Introduction of Previous History.A New Edition, corrected and continued to 1801. To which is now annexed Gregory King's celebrated State of England.

London. Printed by J. Stockdale. 1802. Hardcover. 8vo, 23cm, second edition, xvi,449, [18]pp., large folding chart, index, 16p. of rear ads., rebound in half brown fabrikoid and off white linen boards, untrimmed, new paper label, the scarce enlarged second edition. (ds1) An important economic study of Great Britain first published in 1782. George Charles (1742-1825), Scottish antiquarian, practised law in Baltimore, Maryland from 1763. A Loyalist, he returned to England and in 1786 was appointed chief clerk of the Committee of the Privy Council on matters relating to trade. Included is a study by English economic statistician, Gregory King(1648-1712) with his estimates of the population and wealth of England at the end of the 17th century. An interesting Canadian association copy signed on title-page by J. Clark Murray (1836- 1917), Scottish philosopher, professor of psychology at Queen's and McGill Universities and charter member of the Royal Society of Canada. Laid in is a hand written letter from, Harold Rocke Robertson, former Principal of McGill University, presenting the book, with background, as a gift to a colleague. Item #39064

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