Quarto, 7 1/2 x 5 3/4. Edges neatly trimmed, closely cropped to top and bottom edges, catchword of pp. 33 and bottom letters of "FINIS" pp.
Possible period ink inscription "6" on title page top right corner. Pages lightly tanned throughout, last leaf browned but readable. On the heels of the Glorious Revolution (1688), England became embroiled in a European-wide war against France. England was part of a coalition with the Holy Roman Empire, the Dutch Republic, Spain, Savoy, and Portugal, but the combined monies and forces of these countries could not defeat France outright. Fighting broke out in continental Europe and its surrounding seas, but also in the Americas and India, ultimately draining the European nations' coffers.Eventually, the sustained financial toll of the War pushed each nation to negotiate peace, even though no side emerged the victor. The Treaty of Ryswick was signed in 1697. As demonstrated by this pamphlet, England's worsening economic situation could be felt as early as 1691. Upon the good success of this War depends our prosperity for many years; if we miscarry and France prevail, we are in a fair prospect of being undone (7). We work hard to make your Bookbuying Experience safe, easy and fun. Aardvark Books is a proud member of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America) and IOBA, Independent Online Booksellers Association. Ezra is also an accredited and Qualified Appraiser of Books and Manuscripts, with a designation from the ASA (American Society of Appraisers), with considerable Archive experience as well.
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