The Traveller's Library Volume 25

The Traveller's Library Volume 25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...of business used to be transacted by itinerant venders; but these are now seldom met with. Fashionable shops attract attention by the magnificence and gorgeousness of their wares: their windows are, in many instances, made of the finest plate glass, set in brass frames, and their interior is frequently lined with mirrors. All sorts of devices, some of them being occasionally not of the most creditable kind, are used by shopkeepers to attract customers. Classified Account, taken from the Population Returns of 1841, of the Persons, distinguishing their Sex and Ages, that were then engaged in the Principal Trades and Professions carried on in the Metropolis. The Markets of London are supplied at all seasons, and with all y sorts of articles, whether produced in the United Kingdom or in the most distant countries, with a facility and a regularity that are truly marvellous, and could not 13 priori have been deemed possible. And now that the freedom of trade has been fully established, .all articles are sold at their necessary prices, or at the prices required to produce them under the most favourable circumstances and to bring them to market. We are now, also, for the first time in our history, in a situation freely to avail ourselves of all the peculiar products and advantages of climate, soil, and skill, with which Providence has endowed different countries. Inventions and discoveries made in China, the United States, or elsewhere, which lessen the cost of producing any desirable article, or facilitate its conveyance, will henceforth most probably conduce as much to our advantage as if they had been made in England. The age of monopolies and preferences has passed away; and while combinations for the purpose of artificially raising prices are..
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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879058
  • 9781236879059