Political Arithmetic; Or, A Discourse Concerning The Extent And Value Of Lands, People, Buildings; Husbandry, Manufacture, Commerce, Fishery, Artizans, Seamen, Soldiers; Publick Revenues, Interest, Taxes, Superlucation, Registries, Banks; Valuation Of Men, Increasing Of Seamen, Of Militia's, Harbours, Situation, Shipping, Power At Sea Etc. As The Fame Relates To Every Country In General, But More Particularly To The Territories Of His Majesty Of Great Britain, And His Neighbours, Holland, Zealand, And France. William Petty.
Political Arithmetic; Or, A Discourse Concerning The Extent And Value Of Lands, People, Buildings; Husbandry, Manufacture, Commerce, Fishery, Artizans, Seamen, Soldiers; Publick Revenues, Interest, Taxes, Superlucation, Registries, Banks; Valuation Of Men, Increasing Of Seamen, Of Militia's, Harbours, Situation, Shipping, Power At Sea Etc. As The Fame Relates To Every Country In General, But More Particularly To The Territories Of His Majesty Of Great Britain, And His Neighbours, Holland, Zealand, And France

Political Arithmetic; Or, A Discourse Concerning The Extent And Value Of Lands, People, Buildings; Husbandry, Manufacture, Commerce, Fishery, Artizans, Seamen, Soldiers; Publick Revenues, Interest, Taxes, Superlucation, Registries, Banks; Valuation Of Men, Increasing Of Seamen, Of Militia's, Harbours, Situation, Shipping, Power At Sea Etc. As The Fame Relates To Every Country In General, But More Particularly To The Territories Of His Majesty Of Great Britain, And His Neighbours, Holland, Zealand, And France

Glasgow: Robert & Andrew Foulis, 1751. 1st Edition. 12mo. Hardcover. pp. x, 11-97. Bound together with: MOYLE, Walter, Xenophon's Discourse Upon Improving The Revenue of The State Of Athens Translated From The Greek Pp. 44 (p. 43 mis-numbered 34) Original calf boards later re-spined in matching calf, gilt. Owner's signature to front fly. William Petty (1623-1687) was a major figure in economics and science through the Commonwealth and the Restoration. He was a founder member of the Royal Society, and mostly remembered today for his arithmetic methods in surveying, accounting and fiscal economics. Political Arithmetic is important in that here Petty recognises the importance of the concepts of division of labour and economies of scale. Walter Moyle (1672-1721) was a political writer and politician whose main contributions were on the forms and laws of Government, with a strong appreciation of republicanism and ancient politics. He translated Xenephon's Discourse and published it in 1698, and it was published again later in the present combination with Petty's Political Arithmetic. A very good copy of the combined edition. Rare. Very Good. Item #017292

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