A View of the British Empire, more especially Scotland; with some proposals for the Improvement of that Country, the extension of its Fisheries, and the relief of the People.

  • Knox, John
  • London: Printed for J. Walter 1784
  • ESTC T99360.


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [ii], lxx, 113, [1]. Untrimmed and partially unopened in modern marbled boards backed in buckram, black label to spine. Some light soiling.


A treatise by the successful expatriate Scots bookseller John Knox (1720-1790) 'which argued—understandably—that transport links in the highlands had to be improved, and advocated the construction of what became the Crinan and Caledonian canals' (ODNB). Knox was also deeply concerned with the fishing industry and successfully advocated numerous policies to promote it in Scotland, including establishing fishing stations in the Highlands and Islands.

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