New - York: Published and Sold by Gould and Banks, Corner of Nassau and Spruce-Streets, 1821. 1st Edition (Goldsmith 23199; Sabin 10109). 268 pp. Large folding frontis with rates of duty on American imports from 1790 to 1820. 8vo. Bound in modern light brown full antique calf. Speckled edges. Binding - Fine. Textblock - VG (age-toning & foxing/old bookseller label to front paste-down/po 'volume number' [?] written to front paste-down, above area showing evidence of plate removal). Item #47101
This a rather early work on political economy by Cambreleng, whose impetus for writing this work was occasioned by Baldwin's tariff proposal. The author examines the history of government revenues, taxes, and more importantly the American system. Cambreleng was a representative to Congress from New York. Henry Baldwin was a prominent attorney and representative in Congress from Pennsylvania, who was later appointed by Andrew Jackson to the U. S. Supreme Court. This analysis of his tariff proposal was considered to be "a well-reasoned, conclusive tract" by McCulloch in his Lit. Pol. Economy [as quoted in Sabin].