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book #79909
Chappel, Capt. Samuel
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
Printed by John Clowes, against the Lower Pump in Grubstreet, London, 1651.
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
Modern 3/4 morocco, gilt, definite browning, top margin cut close, without the coat of arms preceding the title, textually complete; the Taussig copy
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$ 2500.00
legal reform, banks, bankruptcy, economics, poor law, insurance law, law of piracy, English Commonwealth

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