Philadelphia: Printed for William Hall... 1794. v, [1 blank], , [1 blank], -13, [1 blank], -513, [1 blank] pp, including six folding tables. Bound in contemporary marbled boards and half calf [rubbed, hinges starting but firm]. A clean text. Very Good. With the bookplate of J.K. Paulding [1778-1860] on the front pastedown, and his signature with 1825 date on title page. Paulding would become Martin Van Buren's Secretary of the Navy, and wrote a number of books.
"Original edition of this valuable and accurate statistical account of trade, manufactures, etc., of the young country" [Decker]. Coxe reviews each branch of American industry and provides an unusually thorough view of the American economy in the late 18th century.
FIRST EDITION. Howes C833. Evans 26829. Rink 270. 43 Decker 114. Larned 2844. Kress 2683. Item #36200