Discourses Upon Trade: Principally Directed to the Cases of the Interest, Coynage, Clipping, Increase of Money

North, Sir Dudley
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Jacob H. Hollander, ed.
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1. [1] "The Life of the Hon. Sir Dudley North." 4to. London, 1744; also "The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North..., the Hon. Sir Dudley North..., and the Hon. and Rev. Dr. John North...." A new edition. 3 vols. 8vo. London, 1826.

2. [2] Ibid., 8vo ed., vol. III, p. 173.

3. [3] "Preface" to reprint of 1846.

4. [4] q. v.

5. [5] It was a copy of this reprint of 1822 which Lord Murray sent to Ricardo, and concerning which Ricardo wrote to McCulloch: "I had no idea that anyone entertained such correct opinions, as are expressed in this publication, at so early a period." See "Letters of David Ricardo to John Ramsay McCulloch", ed. Hollander (New York, 1895), p. 126.

6. [6] "The Literature of Political Economy" (London, 1845), p. 42.

7. [7] The formal collation of the tract is as follows: Title page, reverse blank; Preface, ten folios without pagination; Text, twenty-three folios; Postscript, five folios without pagination. Size, small 4to.

The Preface

* Double vertical bars, ||, denote page breaks in the original 1691 North text, with page numbers when available (e.g., |2|). The bars and numbers were inserted by Hollander and are preserved in this Econlib edition.—Econlib Ed.

8. [8] De Arte Poetica, 70.

9. [9] The first two books of Montaigne's "Essays" were published in 1580, the third in 1588.

10. [10] "Scaligeriana, sive Excerpta ex ore Josephi Scaligeri"—a collection of the familiar conversations of Joseph Scaliger (1540-1609), the classicist and scholar—was first printed at The Hague in 1666, and in various editions thereafter. Des Maizeaux, a later editor and the literary historian of the work, characterizes it as "le pere de tous les livres qu' on a publiez sous le titre d' ANA" (cf. "Scaligerana, Thuana, Perroniana, Pithoeana, et Colomesiana...avec les notes de plusiers savans." 2 vol. 12°. Amsterdam, 1740).

11. [11] Probably "Perroniana," a collection of the epigrams and observations—critical, historical, and moral—of Cardinal du Perron, made by Christophle du Puy and first published in 1669 (cf. Des Maizeaux, note 3, above).

12. [12] Pascal's "Pensées" first appeared in 1670, eight years after the author's death, in garbled and fragmentary form.

13. [13] Selden's "Table Talk" was edited by his secretary, Richard Milward, and printed in 1689.

Chapter I

14. [14] sic.

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