BENTHAM, Jeremy and John BOWRING. ~ Observations on the restrictive and prohibitory commercial system; especially with a reference to the decree of the Spanish Cortes of July 1820. From the mss. of Jeremy Bentham, Esq. By John Bowring. London: for Effingham Wilson, 1821.
8vo (212 × 131 mm.), pp. xi, [i], 44. Slightly browned, neat manuscript note in pencil to margin of p. 33. Later blue marbled paper covered boards, marbled edges. A very good copy.
First edition. A pamphlet on the advantages of free trade, written by Bentham with his disciple John Bowring in response to the new customs tariff passed by the Cortes. Bentham was inspired by the liberal Spanish government, but soon disappointed with introduction of laws which limited both personal and commercial liberties. Chuo O4-1; Goldsmiths’ G23180; Kress C.663.