London: Printed for J. Peele, at Locke's-Head in Pater-noster-Row, 1726. 1st printing (Goldsmith 6473). viii, 120 pp. Headpiece & decorative initial capital letter, A2r; tailpice A4v; headpiece & decorative initial capital letter, B1r. 8vo. Disbound, with binding remnants along spine. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Bit of soiling to A1v, else VG+. Item #48468
Gould a successful merchant & politician, who served in Parliament, essentially, from 1701 until his death in 1728. His government service was lacking in distinction "until until the later years of Anne's reign when, in 1713, he spoke three times (and very effectively) against the treaty of commerce with France. Following the accession of George I, he seconded a motion of 12 April 1717 that English trade to the Baltic could not be carried on unless the king of Sweden was brought to reason, and during the South Sea crisis he advocated strong measures against the directors. ... It was on this subject [of public debt] that Gould made his last recorded parliamentary speech in February 1728." [ODNB].