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  1. Reflections upon some persons and things in Ireland, by letters to and from Dr Petty: with Sir Hierome Sankey's speech in Parliament.
    PETTY, Sir William. Reflections upon some persons and things in Ireland, by letters to and from Dr Petty: with Sir Hierome Sankey's speech in Parliament.

    London : 1660

    First edition of Petty's epistolary self-defence against Sir Hierome Sankey's 1659 parliamentary defamation of Petty's 1650s Survey of Ireland.
    In his capacity of Surveyor-general of Ireland, Petty's work facilitated land redistribution of "8,400,000 acres to new (and usually protestant) owners" (Oxford DNB). The sluggishness of the process sparked... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 92363

  2. 127259
    PETTY, Sir William. A treatise of taxes & contributions.

    London : 1667

    Second edition, following the first of 1662, of Petty's first economic treatise, which "followed immediately after the Restoration, when changes in the methods of raising revenue were being discussed" (Keynes). "Written in the midst of urgent practical tasks, the Treatise was plainly occasioned by another question of great immediate importance - the... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 127259

  3. 134806
    PETTY, Sir William. Observations upon the Dublin-Bills of Mortality, MDCLXXXI. And the State of that City.

    London : 1683

    Rare first edition. Referring to John Graunt's work of 1662, Petty opens with: "The Observations upon the London-Bills of Mortality have been a new Light to the World; and the like Observation upon those of Dublin, may serve as Snuffers to make the same Candle burn clearer. The London-Observations flowed from Bills regularly kept for near One hundred... Learn More
    £11,000.00

    Stock Code: 134806

  4. 135285
    PETTY, Sir William. Several Essays in Political Arithmetick. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which are prefix'd, Memoirs of the Author's Life.

    London : 1755

    Fourth edition of Petty's writings on Political Arithmetic and Demography. "The text follows that of 1699 except that the French version of Five Essays is omitted. The brief account of the author gives the main facts of his life and fortune." (Keynes).
    "Instead of using only comparative and superlative Words, and intellectual Arguments, I have taken... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135285

  5. 129326
    PETTY, Sir William. Sir William Petty's Political Survey of Ireland,

    London : 1719

    Second edition, corrected and enlarged, following initial publication in 1691 under the title The Political Anatomy of Ireland. "Petty wrote his Political Anatomy of Ireland about 1671 after his second long stay in the country. It provides a wide survey of Irish institutions and government with much statistical evidence... the volume concludes with... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 129326

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