A Notable Critique of Philadelphia Property Taxes Carey, Mathew [1760-1839]. Cursory Reflexions on the System of Taxation, Established in the City of Philadelphia: With a Brief Sketch of Its Unequal and Unjust Operation. [Philadelphia]: Printed for the Author [by Robert Carr], 1806. 47 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning and light foxing, p. 32 has a brief correction in an early hand. $650. * Only edition. Carey was an Irish-born American printer and publisher who lived and worked in Philadelphia. An important figure in the early history of American publishing, he also issued several pamphlets on politics and economics. Cursory Reflexions, an original contribution to economic thought, discusses Philadelphia's property taxes and concludes they are unjust. OCLC locates 14 copies, 1 in a law library (Georgetown). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 10863. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 10631.
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