[Sammelband of 4 pamphlets relating to the sugar trade]
London: 1823. Four works in one volume, 8vo. (8 1/4 x 5 inches). Collations as below.
Contemporary half calf and marbled paper covered boards, flat spine tooled in gilt and blind
A unique sammelband of pamphlets relating to the West Indian sugar trade.
Comprising the following: 1) [Larpent, Sir George]. On Protection to West-India Sugar ... Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged. London: Printed for J.M. Richardson, 1823. 159, pp. Sabin 39068. 2) [Macaulay, Zachariah] East and West India Sugar or, a Refutation of the Claims of the West India Colonists to a Protecting Duty on East India Sugar. London: Printed for Lupton Relfe, 1823. , viii, 128pp. Sabin 42951. 3) [Macaulay, Zachariah] A Letter to William W. Whitmore Pointing out some of the Erroneous Statements contained in a Pamphlet by Joseph Marryat entitled "A Reply to the Arguments contained in Various Publications Recommending an Equalisation of the Duties on East and West India Sugars." London: for Lupton Relfe, 1823. , 38pp. Sabin 42953. 4) Marryat, Joseph. A Reply to the Arguments recommending an Equalization of the Duties on East & West Indian Sugar ... second edition. London: for J.M. Richardson, 1823. 111, pp. Sabin 44708. An interesting group of pamphlets focusing on the equalisation debate; i.e. an abolition argument that sugar growers in the East Indies were at a disadvantage to their counterparts in the West Indies due to the latter's use of slavery.