An Essay on the Causes of the Decline of the Foreign Trade, Consequently of the Value of the Lands of Britain and on the Means to Restore Both. Begun In The Year 1739
London: Printed for John Brotherton, 1744. Quarto. ,112pp. Minor scattered foxing. Very good.
First edition of this important economic tract by Matthew Decker (1679-1749).
About Decker the DNB says, "his principal fame rests with two anonymous treatises of the 1740s which have been attributed to him... The treatises attracted considerable comment, particularly for their bold advocacy of free trade and the introduction of an all-embracing single tax."
ESTC T76961; Goldsmith 8052; Hanson 5780; Kress 4691.