Thoughts on the Liquidation of the Public Debt, and on the Relief of the Country from the Distress incident to a Population exceeding the Demand for Labour.
[Bound after:] — Elements of a Plan for the Liquidation of the Public Debt of the United Kingdom; being the Draught of a Declaration submitted to the Attention of the Landed, Funded, and every other Description of Proprietor of the United Kingdom. With an introductory Address.
First edition of Heathfield’s Thoughts on the Liquidation of the Public Debt, published ten years after his Elements, included here in a fifth or later edition, in which he continues to argue that the debt of the nation must be “bourne by property and not by labour.”
Two works bound in one volume, octavo (218 130 mm). Near contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Folding table in the first work. Pencil ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Joints and extremities lightly rubbed. Without the half title to the Elements, that title with a small marginal hole. An attractive volume.
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