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ODDY, Joshua Jepson (d. 1814)
European commerce, shewing new and secure channels of trade with the continent of Europe: detailing the produce, manufactures, and commerce, of Russia, Prussia, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany; as well as the trade of the rivers Elbe, Weser, and Ems; with a general view of the trade, navigation, produce, and manufactures, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and its unexplored and improveable resources and interior wealth. Illustrated with a canal and river map of Europe. By J. Jepson Oddy, member of the Russia and Turkey or Levant Companies.
London: printed for W.J. and J. Richardson; J. Asperne; J. Hatchard; and F. Perthes, Hamburg, 1805.
xiv, 651, [1] p., [2] fold. letterpress tables, [1] fold. map (frontis.) : tables ; 29.3 cm. (4º)

Also ascribed to William Playfair of whom J. Jepson Oddy is supposed to be a pseudonym (see Cushing, and Halkett & Laing). Oddy is also named as the author of An address to the electors of the borough of Stamford, 1809 and A sketch for the improvement of the political, commercial, and local interests of Britain, as exemplified by the inland navigations of Europe in general and of Enlgand in particular, 1810. William Playfair (1759-1823), the younger brother of the architect James Playfair (1755--1794), was an Scottish political economist and pamphleteer who published The commercial and political atlas, 1786, and a new edition of Adam Smith's Wealth of nations in 1805. The present work is a study of the trade of northern Europe, intended to encourage the extension and improvement of British commercial relations with these countries in a period when practical trade was being disrupted by the Napoleonic war. Goldsmith's 19064; Kress B.4953.

Copy Notes The dedication [pp. [iii]--iv] is misplaced between pp. vi and vii. Uncut edges, partly unopened.

Binding C19th marbled-paper boards, orange paper spine, publisher's printed paper spine-label reading 'Oddy's European Commerce &c. &c. 1805. Price £2.12s.6d.'.

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