COXE, Tench (1755-1824)
A View of the United States of America, in a series of papers...interspersed with authentic documents: the whole tending to exhibit the progress and present state of civil and religious liberty, population, agriculture, exports, imports, fisheries, navigation, ship-building, manufactures, and general improvement
London: J. Johnson, 1795. 8vo. xiv, , 512pp, including 6 folding tables.
Contemporary quarter sheep and marbled paper covered boards, with vellum tips, flat spine ruled in gilt, black morocco lettering piece, repairs to joints
First English edition.
This is certainly the most comprehensive and accurate collection of data on the American economy made in the 18th century, detailing Coxe's investigations into every branch of American trade and industry. First published in Philadelphia the year prior.
Howes C833; Kress B2911; Sabin 17307.