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PLAYFAIR, William.

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  1. 131438
    PLAYFAIR, William. For the Use of the Enemies of England. A Real Statement of the Finances and Resources of Great Britain; illustrated by two copper-plate charts.

    London : 1796

    First edition. The title is ironic - the author holds that the alarmist tracts of his contemporaries, which bemoaned the danger of Britain's ballooning national debt, were bolstering the nation's adversaries by portraying Britain in a weaker economic state than she in fact was. Playfair instead presents the "Enemies of England" with a vision of Britain's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 131438

  2. 93567
    PLAYFAIR, William. An Inquiry into the permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations, illustrated by four engraved Charts...

    London : 1805

    First edition of this important work and a remarkable attempt to present a general and comparative theory of the rise and fall of nations, and thus extract lessons from the downfall of the great empires of history and in so doing "find the means by which prosperity may be lengthened out, and the period of humiliation procrastinated to a distant day"... Learn More

    Stock Code: 93567

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