[East India Company]. Three Letters Addressed to a Friend in India, by a Proprietor. Principally on the Subject of Importing Bengal Sugars into England.

London, J. Debrett, 1793.

8vo. 88 pp. With a folding table "Profit and loss on sugars imported from Begal" after p. 10. Disbound with remains of a calf spine.


First edition.

"It is contended, in these letters, that the India company are already in possession of exclusive privileges which many deem injurious to the public, and that it would be gross impolicy to invest them with the power of converting the sugar trade into a monopoly. An equalization of duties is deemed both unnecessary and impolitic; unneccessary, because the East India company can bring sugars to market with a profit subject to the present high duties, as long as it can be for the general interest of the nation, that they should so do; and impolitic, because the East India company would totally ruin the West India islands if they can import sugars to any extet for which a demand can be found" (The Analytical Review 15 [1793], p. 523).

Title a little spotty; slight dampstain in the upper margin. "No. 4" handwritten in old ink to upper right corner of title page.

Goldsmiths 15622. Ames Library pamphlet collection 91:5. ESTC T2945 (7 copies). OCLC 503866141.

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