The Future Work of Free Trade in English Legislation.London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1884 Stock Code: 140177
First edition, the Cobden Prize Essay of 1883, proposing the legislative changes need to further and entrench free trade. With a nice provenance, the title page with the presentation stamp "presented by the Cobden Club", the free trade association named in honour of Richard Cobden, the great campaigner for free trade; also with the bookplate of Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), the accomplished Liberal statesman who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1892 to 1895, Leader of the House of Lords from 1908 to 1916, Secretary of State for India from 1910 to 1915, and as Lord President of the Council from 1915 to 1916.
Octavo. Original red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers.
Cloth a little sunned and soiled, light foxing to initial and final leaves; withal a very good copy.
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