THE MACCLESFIELD COPY

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A discourse concerning Ireland and the different interests thereof,

BREWSTER, Sir Francis,, A discourse concerning Ireland and the different interests thereof, in answer to the Exon and Barnstaple petitions; shewing that if a law were enacted to prevent the exportation of woollen-manufactures from Ireland to foreign parts, what the consequences thereof would be both to England and Ireland. London, printed for Tho. Nott at the Queen's-Arms in the Pall Mall, and are to be sold by E. Whitlock near Stationers-Hall. 1697/8.

4to., (4) + 72pp., margins cut close sometimes cropping page numerals and catchwords but never the text, well bound in 20th century half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt and labelled. the Macclesfield copy with the armorial bookplate and the North library pressmark.>

First edition.

Sir Francis Brewster (d. 1704/5), merchant and writer on trade, was a citizen and alderman of Dublin, serving as Lord Mayor in 1674-5. In 1697 Brewster acted as a witness before the English Board of Trade in relation to the Irish woollen export issue. He was the author also of Essays in trade and navigation> (1695) and New essays on trade> (1702).