Philadelphia: William Hall No. 51, Market Street, 1794.
First edition. Folding tables. [viii], 514 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. William Cushing's Copy. Boards, chipped and soiled, untrimmed. Howes C833; Sabin 17307; Evans 26829. Item #302203
Signed by William Cushing (1723-1810) on front pastedown. Cushing was the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, and one of the original Associate Justices of the United Supreme Court. He served 21 years as an Associate Judge (longer than any of the other original appointees), and refused to accept a promotion to Chief Justice. With the later signature of "Charles Cushing Paine Boston 1836," son of Cushing's niece, Elizabeth Sumner Cushing Paine.
This is a culmination of Coxe's work as an early economist and treasury official, a distillation of information respecting the American economy in the eighteenth century.
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