The History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire. Containing an Account of the Public Income and Expenditure from the Remotest Periods recorded in History, to Michaelmas 1802. With a Review of the Financial Administration of the Right Honorable William Pitt. The third edition

London, T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803, 1803 and 1804 [revised third edition]/ 1784.

Octavo, three volumes, [ii, half-title], xvi, 532; viii, 412, 63 [appendices] and viii, 320, 196 [appendices] pages.

Relatively recent quarter calf and cloth; leather slightly rubbed, with the head of the spine of one volume a little bumped; small surface abrasions to the front pastedowns where a binder's label has been removed; small ink stamp partially erased from the verso of each title-page (forming two small holes in and near the subtitle text of the second one); minimal scattered pale foxing; overall an excellent uncut set.

Sir John Sinclair (1754-1835), first president of the Board of Agriculture and voluminous writer. This work was 'a standard treatise, which was long one of the chief authorities on the subject' (DNB).

Item #71257

Price (AUD): $900.00