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Mun, Thomas (1571-1641) England's Treasure by Forraign Trade. Or, the Ballance of our Forraign Trade is the Rule of our Treasure.

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3117B
Lot:
128
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Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Mun, Thomas (1571-1641) England's Treasure by Forraign Trade. Or, the Ballance of our Forraign Trade is the Rule of our Treasure. London: Printed by J. Flesher for Robert Horne at Gresham-College, in the first Court in Bishopgate-street, 1669. Octavo, bound in contemporary speckled sheepskin, rebacked, corner repairs (very neatly done), later endleaves, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.

Director of the East India Trading Company, Mun advocated for a positive balance of trade for England, with the theory that when exports exceed imports, wealth should steadily increase. He also advocated a ban on the importation of goods available domestically, the reduction of export duties on goods produced domestically from foreign markets, and the use of English vessels for shipments.

A-M8, N4.
http://estc.bl.uk/R32105
Estimate $10,000-12,000


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Keywords

Robert Horne, Balance of trade, Economics, Economy, Import, Mercantilists, Mun, Thomas Mun, World economy, London, United Kingdom

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