1667 Omnia Comesta a Belo or An Answer out of the West to a Question out of the North
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An Important Work, First Edition, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
The title page quotes Francis Bacon and states 'The treasure and moneys in a state be not gathered into a few hands, for otherwise a state may have a great Stock and yet starve' in addition to 'Money is like muck, not good except it be spread'. ESTC reference no: R218579. Only seen once at auction in the last fifty years in 1976. This critical pamphlet discusses the cause of impoverishing the nation, as being the 'pomp, pride, luxury, exaction, and oppression of the prelates'. There are many statistics of different clergymen, their revenues, and all sources of income, concluding that 'the money that before ran currant in trading, is damned up in their coffers'. A sequel was written by Slingsby Bethel, which was released the following year. Bethel was an MP with republican sympathies. A very scarce, and important work, giving opinions against the Church and the landscape of England's economic climate, in the seventeenth century.
Rebound, in a quarter calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. Small contemporary ink mark to the title page. Just the odd spot to pages.
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