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CUNNINGHAM, William.

The Wisdom of the Wise.

Three lectures on free trade imperialism.

Cambridge, At the University Press, 1906 Stock Code: 139476
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First edition, first impression, with the author's clipped signature "yrs. very sincerely W. Cunningham" mounted to the front pastedown. "Cunningham's reputation rests largely on his economic history, which has been called neo-mercantilist, and as an apologist for British imperialism. He explained that Britain's economic success was not rooted in laissez-faire, but in a tradition of national economic regulation from the medieval through the mercantilist periods. Indeed, he put forward the view that Victorian free trade policy had been the imperialism of free trade... Cunningham and most of the economic historians supported protection during the Edwardian tariff reform agitation, while Marshall and most economic theorists defended free trade".

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Description

Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt with publisher's device.

Condition

Slight rubbing at extremities, slight lean to spine, top edge a little dusty. A very good copy.

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