COLQUHOUN, Patrick. Treatise on the Wealth, Power, and Resources, of the British Empire, in every quarter of the world, including the East Indies ... 2nd edn, with additions & corrections. 4to. Printed for Joseph Mawman. 1815
Sl. indentations to opening leaves. Uncut in orig. brown paper boards, paper label; sl. rubbed in places, label with small repair. Armorial bookplate of Maclean of Ardgour. Signed on leading f.e.p. by Auls (?) Maclean, 1822. A very nice copy indeed in its original binding.
¶The Scottish Clan of Maclean of Ardgour, on the western shore of Loch Linnhe, was founded by the warlord 'Gillean of the Battleaxe' in the late 12th century. In 1822, the Clan's chief was Sir Fitzroy Jeffreys Grafton Maclean, 8th Baronet of Morvern and 24th chief of Clan Maclean. Colquhoun, himself from a Scottish Clan, was the first to attempt a comprehensive statistical analysis of the wealth and revenue of Britain and Ireland. With a preface to the 2nd edition. Illustrated with copious statistical tables.