British Manipulation of International Trade Laws Severo, Veranio. Datos Sobre Algunas Leyes Inglesas que han Contribuido al Poder de la Gran Bretana en Perjuicio de las Demas Naciones, Con Observaciones Utiles a los que Estudian la Economia Politica. Dedicalas al Espanol Amante de su Patria, Y a los Jovenes que Aprenden a Servirla. Madrid: En la Imprenta de Alban, 1807. x, , 257 pp. Octavo (5-3/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary tree-sheep, lettering piece and gilt fillets to spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bumped. Some toning to text, light dampstaining to upper corner of rear quarter of text block, interior otherwise clean. $1,650. * First edition. This enthusiastically anti-British work details the ways Britain has manipulated international trade laws in its favor, and against the interests of Spain. It sketches the history of British politics as it affected the country's foreign entanglements, and lists some of the tricks used by Britain to win over international opinion. Inspired by Adam Smith, Severo discusses a wide variety of trades and industries, including whaling, herring, fishing, the trade in coal and tobacco, and shipbuilding, describing the shipping routes used by British merchant vessels and British trade with India, the Americas (including South America) and the Baltic. Severo analyses the effect of British trade laws, and the enthusiasm with which the British sing (and mean) Rule Britannia. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at Harvard and Yale). Palau, Manual del Librero Hispano-Americano 311227.
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