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book #79909
Author:
Chappel, Capt. Samuel
Title:
A Diamond or Rich Jewel, To the Common-wealth of England, For inriching of the Nation; being necessary for the use of all Marchants and Tradesmen, and advantagious to the poor: Wherein is declared a way [with eight reforms proposed]. Wing C1955. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by John Clowes, against the Lower Pump in Grubstreet, London, 1651.
Description:
Sole edition of Chappel's only work, an idiosyncratic tract written from debtor's prison, but proposing some real reforms, including a national bank, an insurance fund (to protect against pirates), expansion of the fishing trade, and cheap salt
Condition:
Modern 3/4 morocco, gilt, definite browning, top margin cut close, without the coat of arms preceding the title, textually complete; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79909
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
legal reform, banks, bankruptcy, economics, poor law, insurance law, law of piracy, English Commonwealth

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