London: John Murray, 1831. Disbound with some loosening, 36pp. A bit of inner margin spotting. Near Very Good.
Second and third editions were published in the same year. Douglas had been Governor of New Brunswick from 1823-1829. He provides detailed information on the population and manufactures of Canada, its commercial importance to Great Britain and significance to the West India trade, its crucial boost to British exports, its enormous wealth and natural resources, and consequent importance as a stable source of British imports. He warns against modification of duties and tariffs on this trade; contemplated changes will injure England's status as a great maritime power.
FIRST EDITION. TPL Supp. 4949. Sabin 20682. 147 NUC 0350102 . Not in Eberstadt, Decker. Item #18531