London: J. Debrett, 1783. Second edition. 4to [23 by 14.5 cm], slightly later dark brown half morocco with marbled sides; spine lettered in gilt. (4), 122, (2), 9, (1) pages; pagination including 2 of 18 tables, most of them folding. Complete. Binding extremities rubbed; front board detached; very good. Item #5342
Very scarce, and important for its influence on the fledgling United States. Howes H616: “Pointed out superciliously the helpless position of American commerce, and thus influenced the shaping of England’s trade policy from 1783 to 1789, so detrimental to American commerce and shipping interests, as to contribute greatly to the formation of a Federal Union, better able, than were the separate federated states, to retaliate against British maritime might.” Ex Eric P. Newman Library.