Free Trade and Protection.

FAWCETT Henry (1879.)


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Second edition. 8vo. xviii, 173, [1], 40 [publisher's advertisements dated 'October 1878'] pp. Original brown pebble-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in gilt and black, front board panelled in black, rear board panelled in blind, black coated endpapers, edges untrimmed (engraved armorial bookplate of 'John Robert Holland' to front pastedown, some faint spotting to endpapers, otherwise internally clean throughout, a very bright and virtually unworn copy). London, Macmillan and Co.

A 'best-seller' by the political economist Henry Fawcett, husband of the suffragist, politician and economist Millicent Fawcett, in which, 'after listing all the classical arguments in favour of free trade, he went on to defend an Indian five per cent tariff on cotton imports from the United Kingdom, partly on revenue grounds and partly on grounds of natural justice' (New Palgrave). 

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