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Ways and Means Discovered to Enlarge Trade and Commerce, the Improvement of Navigation, the Advancement of the King's Revenues, plentifully supplying the poor, and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever, by sea or land. John LUCAS.

Ways and Means Discovered to Enlarge Trade and Commerce, the Improvement of Navigation, the Advancement of the King's Revenues, plentifully supplying the poor, and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever, by sea or land.

London: Printed for the author, 1717. Small quarto. 15pp. plus folding table. Minor soiling and foxing; a few leaves moderately soiled.

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A pamphlet proposing the establishment of a "Company to enlarge trade and commerce, employ the poor, improve navigation, advance the King's revenues; and for the common good of all merchants and traders whatsoever."

Clearly hoping to benefit by the success (thus far) of the South Sea Company, it seeks to raise 200,000 pounds, "which may be managed by Directors chosen by the Subscribers, in such a manner as the south-Sea or other Companys." The proposal lays out twenty-eight articles for the government of the company, which also aims to "lend money six months or a longer time without interest, unto all merchants or importers of goods, to pay the King's customs, and for the speedy discharge of ships."

Only six total copies located in ESTC and OCLC. ESTC T112523; Goldsmith 5385; Hanson 2324.

Item #23476

Price: $2,750.00

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