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COURTENAY, Thomas Peregrine. A view of the state of the nation, and of the measures of the last five years...

London. Printed for J. J. Stockdale, 1811.
viii, 180pp.

[Bound with:] COURTENAY, Thomas Peregrine. A letter to lord grenville on the sinking fund. London. John Murray 1828. viii, 136pp. With a half-title Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title: 'From the Author'.

[And:] [EAST INDIA COMPANY COURT OF DIRECTORS]. Hints respecting the negociation for a renewal of the East-India Company's Exclusive Privileges... London. Printed for Black, Parry and Co., 1812. 21pp, [3]. With a half-title, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Partially unopened.

[And:] SULPICUS. Letters of sulpicius, on the northern confederacy... London. Printed by Thomas Baylis...For William Cobbett, 1801. 48, xxiii pp, [1].

[And:] A NEAR OBSERVER. [i.e. BENTLEY, Thomas Richard?]. A brief answer to a few cursory remarks on the present state of parties. London. Printed for J. Budd, 1803. Second edition, corrected. 57pp, [1]. With a final page of publisher's advertisements. Unopened.

[And:] A short account of a late short administration. London. Printed for James Ridgway, 1807. [2], 14pp. With a half-title. Inked ownership inscription to head of half-title.

[And:] [COURTENAY, Thomas Peregrine]. A true history of a late short administration. London. Printed for John Stockdale, 1807. 23pp, [1]. Inked ownership inscription to head of title. Short closed tear to leaf C1.

[And:] DECIUS. [COURTENAY, Thomas Peregrine]. Observations on the american treaty, In Eleven Letters. London. Sold by J. Budd et al., 1808. [4], 2, [2], 75pp, [1].

8vo. Contemporary green cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Occasional spotting. Courtenay's own copy, with a pencilled note in his hand to recto of FFEP: 'Of the tracts that follow / only are mine. / Tho. Pen. Courtenay / View of the State of the Nation / Letter to Lord Grenville / True History of a late short admin. / Obs' on the American Treaty.
A coherent sammelband of political tracts, four of which by Thomas Peregrine Courtenay (1782-1841), sometime agent to the Cape (1813-1833), secretary (1812-1828) and later commissioner (1828-1830) of the Board of Control, and Wellington's vice-president of the Board of Trade (1828-1830). Courtenay, though notorious as a placeman, was an efficient if officious administrator and avoided scandal. He voted regularly for Catholic relief and supported reform of the poor laws.
£ 650.00 Antiquates Ref: 13553