Money answers all things: or, an Essay to make money sufficiently plentiful amongst all ranks of people and increase our foreign and domestick trade; Fill the Empty Houses with Inhabitants, Encourage the Marriage State, Lessen the Number of Hawkers and Pe
Likewise shewing, The Absurdity of going to War about Trade; and the most likely Method to prevent the Clandestine Exportation of our Wool: And also to reduce the National Debts and ease taxes.London, for T. Cox; and sold by J. Wilford, 1734 Stock Code: 97194
NotesFirst edition of "the first scientific study of the question of distribution - the socialist side of economics: able and influential" (Foxwell). Vanderlint's work "appears to have received little attention during the 18th century until Dugald Stewart referred to it as anticipating the Physiocrats on the single tax of land rent and on free trade. Stewart compared Vanderlint also with David Hume... McCulloch used Stewart's opinions on several occasions and may have provided the basis for Marx's charge that 'Hume follows step by step, and often even in his personal idiosyncracies' Vanderlint's work" (Peter Groenewegen, in The New Palgrave).
"Like Barbon and North, Vanderlint had a global vision of international trade and pleaded for free trade... He recognized the mutual benefits that flowed from free trading referring to 'an invincible argument for free and unrestrained trade'" (Murphy, Monetary Theory 1601-758, pp. 46-7).
The book is bound second in a volume with Joshua Gee, The Trade and Navigation of Great-Britain considered: shewing, that the surest Way for a Nation to increase in Riches, is to prevent the Importation of such Foreign Commodities as may be rais'd at Home. The third edition. London: by Sam. Buckley, 1731.
Bound with another contemporary work in one volume, octavo (196 x 123 mm). Contemporary speckled sheep, red morocco label to spine lettered in gilt, gilt dash border to front cover, red speckled edges.
Bookplate of Ferguson of Raith to front pastedown. Ink annotation to front pastedown and front free endpaper. Extremities lightly rubbed, a little surface wear, corners a little worn, professionally refurbished, short tear to head of p. 119. A very good copy.
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