[London: F. Noble, 1739]. Half title, 20pp + [1 publ. advt.] Bound in attractive modern marbled wrappers, with caption title [as issued]. Very Good.
Kress and NUC supply Roe's name. His and Rudyerd's speeches were printed separately in 1641, and reprinted together here "a propos of the Spanish convention." Kress. They chronicle the formation and beginnings of the West India Company. Roe's speech explains the necessity for England's development of the West India trade; Rudyerd's concerns "a West-India Association," formed for that purpose. "This Association for the West-Indies, when it shall be regulated and established by Act of Parliament, and thereby secured from the Violence and Injury of any intruding Hand, it will certainly give many Men Encouragement and Confidence, voluntarily to bring in large and liberal Contributions, towards so noble, so profitable an Enterprise."
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 89176. Kress 4465. Item #15217