JUSTICE AND POLICY. AN ESSAY ON THE INCREASING GROWTH AND ENORMITIES OF OUR GREAT CITIES...TO WHICH IS ADDED, THOUGHTS ON CONQUESTS, TRADE AND MILITARY COLONIES...ADDRESSED TO A NOBLE PEER, BY A FREEHOLDER IN IRELAND, AND A STOCKHOLDER IN ENGLAND.

Dublin: Printed for the Author, and sold by the Booksellers, 1772. [4],79pp. Small octavo (signed in 4s). Extracted from bound pamphlet volume. A bit dusty, faint old stamps of a defunct mercantile library, but a good copy. Item #WRCLIT43024

First edition of the first part; a second part (19pp) was published early the following year. An assemblage of ruminations extending from the macro to the micro, beginning with the effects of the Great Flood on nature and men, the development of commerce, and finally, commerce and trade affecting Ireland, with abundant reference to Molyneux, Petty, et al. Pages 70-79 consist of over one hundred queries in the style of Berkeley. Both parts were reprinted in London, and Goldsmiths lists only the 1774 London printing of the second part. HIGGS 5612. BRADSHAW 4590. BLACK 818. ESTC T125064

Price: $225.00