Londres. 1755. xxiv,336pp. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt tooled, leather label, edges painted red. Boards lightly rubbed, corners and edges somewhat worn, two small chips to spine extremities. Light tanning, scattered foxing. About very good. Item #WRCAM54464
An important survey of the state of the British colonies, quickly translated into a number of other languages after the publication of this first edition. The author was a French diplomat deeply concerned with how the North American colonies shifted the trade balance away from his own country's interests. He summarizes pertinent data concerning the colonies from current authorities in an effort to counter the lack of such information, particularly with regard to trade and commerce. HOWES B1049. CLARK I:209. SABIN 9602. REESE & OSBORN, STRUGGLE FOR NORTH AMERICA 21.