- 44 pages
- On the Mutual Relations of Trade and Manufactures
- Edward Solly
- 02 November 2017 Edward Solly
Excerpt From On The Mutual Relations Of Trade And Manufactures A Lecture Delivered Before The Society Of Arts On The 23rd May, 1855, On The Opening Of The Animal Department Of The Trade MuseumOn Carefully Studying The Commercial History Of The World During The Last Seven Centuries, One Is Led To Ques Tion Whether On The Whole Legislative Interference Has Not Done Harm Than Good Certainly, If It Be Assumed That The Various Enactments Made Were Faith Fully Drawn Up, And Honestly Intended To Benefit Arts And Commerce, It Is Lamentable To Observe In How Many Instances They Have Frustrated The Very Objects They Were Enacted To Assist In Most Instances We Find That Whilst Vested Rights, Having Powerful Friends At Court, Were Assisted And Protected With Fines And Duties, The True Interests Of The Nation As A Producing, Manufacturing, And Exporting Country Were Left To Chance, Or Sacrificed To Ignorance And Cupidity.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.