The State of the National Debt, the National Income, and the National Expenditure. With some short inferences and reflections applicable to the present dangerous crisis.

  • Stair, John Dalrymple, Earl of
  • Edinburgh: Printed for, and sold by, John Wood 1776
  • ESTC N23139.


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FIRST EDINBURGH EDITION, 8vo, pp. 21, [1]. Disbound. Large faint dampmark throughout, some other spotting and foxing.


The first octavo issue (four folio printings appeared in London the same year). John Dalrymple, Fifth Earl of Stair (1720-1789), had previously only published legal work in his capacity as an advocate, but after he lost re-election as a representative peer in 1774 he turned his attention to economics and politics, with particular attention to American affairs. This was his first economic work.

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