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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. Observations upon the Dublin-Bills of Mortality, MDCLXXXI. And the State of that City.
    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

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