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EDWARDS, George.

An Attempt to Rectify Public Affairs, and Promote Private Prosperity, as Present Exigencies Require;

by means arranged in one comprehensive and adequate design; which will enable the wealth and power of Great Britain to increase at least in proportion with those of France; including hints for establishing a general balance of the different nations of Europe, by a plan of progressive improvement. Part I.

Printed by S. Hamilton, London , 1802 Stock Code: 128933
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Notes

First edition of this proposal for radical reform of the British government, economy, and social organisation. The political writer George Edwards (1752-1823) "was an untiring propounder of political and social schemes, with a particular enthusiasm for reform of the constitution, of agricultural practice, of tax laws, and of the army. But his rhetoric tended to be more extravagant than the thoroughness or consistency of his plans would warrant" (ODNB). The present work presents the author's plans for reform as the best means to defeat Napoleon; as with his other works, the titles of which include "The Political Interests of Great Britain" (1801), "The Civil, Political, and Religious Means of Establishing the Kingdom of God upon Earth" (1805), and "The Discovery of the True and Natural Era of Mankind" (1807), it made little impact.
The second volume followed the next year, and a three-volume edition was issued in 1804. Part I is remarkably scarce in any state; only the British Library, Senate House and IISG Library copies are known.

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Octavo. Uncut and mostly unopened in original boards, printed label to spine.

Condition

Ducal bookplate to pastedown. Joints cracked but holding, spine backing worn with loss. A very good copy in the fragile original boards.

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