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West Indies:

MEMORANDUM ON THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF THE WEST & EAST INDIES TO GREAT BRITAIN.

Charles M. Willich, London: [1823] 32pp, disbound with minor soil and wear. Good+ to Very Good. A rare pamphlet on England's sugar trade. The author warns against equalization of the West and East Indian trade. The West Indies are "the great commercial outposts of the Empire. If they were neglected and allowed to fall into decay, the planters' ruin would be accompanied by a serious decline in British trade and industry. The Caribbean possessions offered peculiar advantages to a country desirous of opening up trade relations with the new South American republics." The East Indies traders "merely resided in a foreign country for their personal gain and did not have the same claim to consideration that the British colonial landholders did." Ragatz. FIRST EDITION. Ragatz 257. OCLC locates four copies under four accession numbers, as of November 2013.


Book Id: 18593

Price: $450.00

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