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GEE, Joshua. Considerations sur le commerce et la navigation de la Grande-Bretagne.

A Geneve [i.e. Geneva]. Chez Antoine Philibert, 1750. Fourth French edition.
8vo. 24pp, 215pp, [1]. Uncut. Original publisher's cream limp paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed with remnants of paper library shelf labels. Light browning in places.
A translation into French of a treatise by merchant Joshua Gee (1667-1730) on the trade of Great Britain with foreign powers. The author presents an historical overview of British trade before commenting on contemporary issues, especially dealings with the American sugar and tobacco plantations in Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. The problem of colonial labour is of particular concern to Gee, leading him to suggest the solution of transporting the unemployed poor and convicts to struggling areas. First published in 1729, the work was frequently reprinted throughout the eighteenth-century.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 12061