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  1. 117455
    First edition. On the 9 April 1720 The Flying-Post published an article promising South-Sea speculators huge profits. This anonymous response goes through the article paragraph by paragraph, seeking to refute every claim. Published prior to the collapse of the value of the stock in September 1720, the pamphlet was a muted... Learn More
    £375

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  2. 117456
    First edition. The work is split into two treatises. The first, written in February 1719, proposes a method for discharging the national debt by re-assigning the debt to the Bank of England, South-Sea Company, Royal African Company, East India Company and other companies, in return for new trading privileges. The latter... Learn More
    £400

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  3. 117469
    Third edition, first published in 1724 and reprinted in 1728. An anonymous defence of the directors of the South Sea company, arguing that their trials were influenced by popular passions and they were denied their rights as Englishmen. The work seeks to have their sentences overturned, citing examples of other nations which... Learn More
    £100

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  4. 125826
    A scarce collection of over 30 very detailed estate inventories produced during the intense scrutiny of the South Sea Company and its employees in the aftermath of the Bubble. Printed by order of the House of Commons, each inventory has a separate title leaf, pagination, and register, printing in exhaustive details the particulars... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 125826

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