The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce: With Large Additions and Improvements, Adapting the Same to the Present State of British Affairs in America, Since the Last Treaty of Peace Made in the Year 1763

The universal dictionary of trade and commerce : with large additions and improvements, adapting the same to the present state of British affairs in America, since the last treaty of peace made in the year 1763 ... Together with everything essential that is contained in Savary's dictionary : also, all the material laws of trade and navigation relating to these kingdoms, and the customs and usages to which all traders are subject (Volume 1)

Malachy Postlethwayt; Jacques Savary Des Brusions

London : printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Hinton, L. Hawes and W. Clarke, etc., 1774

[Postlethwayt's Dictionary] Volume 1 only. Large folio, 43 cm. Bound in modern leather over brown cloth boards. Frontispiece illustration has some minor marginal loss.  Title page in red and black, with some toning.  Early signature of Isaac Spooner, 1709.  Generally clean after the title page. Two preliminary discourses on British commerce and commercial union between Great Britain and British America: v. 1, p. xi-lxvii.  Twelve map plates (most double page), including:  Northern Europe (Iceland, Scotland, Shetlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Northumbria); Eastern Scandinavia and Russia (Muscovy); Western Europe, (German, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, etc.); Eastern Europe, (including Greece, Hungary, Poland, the Balkans, Russia, Astrakhan); I: Asia (Turkish Dominions with most of Persia); II: Asia (Part of India, Persia, Tibet, and Tartary, Russian Asia); III: Asia (Turkey, Arabia, Persia, India, Tartary); IV: India; V: Asia (Part of China, Tibet, Tartary); VI: Asia (Japan, Corea (Korea), and the Monguls, and part of China); VII: Asia (The East Peninsula of India, Siam, Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hainan, Malaysia, Indonesia); VIII: Asia (The Philippines, Carolin, Moluka, and Spice Islands), From Mr. Bolton, Engraved by R.W. Seale.  Some offsetting, toning to maps. Sabin 77278.  ESTC T147505.  

Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767) was a British economist.  In over four editions (1751-5, 1766, 1774) and more than twenty years of work, Postlethwayt labored on his Universal Dictionary.  He extensively added to the work of Jacques Savary des Bruslons and Richard Cantillion.  A member of the Royal Africa Company, Postlethwayt argued extensively for the economic advantages of the slave trade to Britain's North American colonies.  His work was important for modernizing ideas of public debt, helped justify American Revolutionaries' complaints about Britain's unfair taxes, removing restrictions to trade, and spurred contemporary public debate about economic policies. 

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