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[Economics] Fitz-Geffry, Charles. The curse of corne-horders: with the blessing of seasonable selling. In three sermons, on Pro. II.26. Begun at the general sessions for the county of Cornwall, held at Bodmyn, and continued at Fowy.

London: : By I[ohn] B[eale] for Michael Sparke at the blew Bible in Greenarbor,, 1631. Early (possibly original?) paper wrappers, resewn. 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches (19.5 x 13 cm); [6] ff, 56 pp., with a splendid cut on the title page; Light staining to a few leaves, generally a very good copy.
First edition. An important sermon pertaining to the distribution of food, preached after "Theese two yeeres of dearth." Fitz-Geffry condemned the practice of hoarding corn with the intention of selling it at a higher price. In effect, this is a diatribe against a commodity market, a startlingly modern economic theme. Fitz-Geffry states "let Ministers (as his Majesty commandeth) joyne forces with the Magistrates against this Monster, Avarice." ESTC S102168; STC (2nd ed.), 10938; Goldsmiths' 624; Kress S.619, (#kfk483) $3,750.00

 

 

 

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