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Item #79295 The Cry of the Creditors upon Bankrupt Estates in Scotland Renewed. Bankruptcy, Scotland.

The Cry of the Creditors upon Bankrupt Estates in Scotland Renewed...

"A Project for Retrieving Credit" [Bankruptcy]. [Scotland]. The Cry of the Creditors upon Bankrupt Estates in Scotland Renewed; Containing a Project for Retrieving Credit, And Advancing Trade, By Preventing Tedious Law-Suits: Again Addressed to the Right Honourable, the Lords of Council and Session, Members of Parliament, And all Scotsmen. Edinburgh: Printed by the Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1721. 24 pp. 12mo. (6" x 4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Light browning, some soiling to exterior, margins trimmed closely with loss to page numbers and words on a few leaves, legibility not affected. $750. * Only edition. Noting that over the past forty years "almost the Fourth Part of all the Estates in Scotland had Changed Masters, or Proprietors, through their becoming bankrupt," this pamphlet calls for a reform of bankruptcy law and procedure. This matter was especially urgent in 1721 because Scotland, as well as the rest of Great Britain, was coping with the collapse of the South Sea Company in 1720. Popularly known as the "South Sea Bubble," it was the world's first great financial crash. OCLC and the ESTC locate a single copy (at the National Library of Scotland). Not in Goldsmiths.' English Short-Title Catalogue T192280.

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