The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty, vol. 2
Vol. 2 includes writings about the cities of London, Dublin, Paris, and Rome, as well as on money.
The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty, together with The Observations upon Bills of Mortality, more probably by Captain John Graunt, ed. Charles Henry Hull (Cambridge University Press, 1899), 2 vols.
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- The Economic Writings of Sir William Petty, 2 vols. (Charles Henry Hull)
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Table of Contents
- CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.
- NOTE ON GRAUNT's “OBSERVATIONS.”
- TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN Lord ROBERTS1, Baron of Truro, Lord Privy Seal, and one of His Majesties most Honourable Privy Council.
- To the Honourable Sr Robert Moray1, Knight, One of His Majestie's Privy Council for His Kingdom of Scotland, and President of the Royal Society of Philosophers meeting at Gresham- Colledg, and to the rest of that honourable Society.
- An INDEX OF THE Positions, Observations, and Questions contained in this Discourse.
- THE PREFACE.
- Natural and Political Petty_0605-02: (1) OBSERVATIONS, &c.
- CHAP. I.: Of the Bills of Mortality, their beginning, and progress.1
- [CHAP. II.]1: General Observations upon the Casualties.
- Petty_0605-02: (27) CHAP. III.: Of Particular Casualties.
- CHAP. IV. Petty_0605-02: (46) Of the Plague.
- CHAP. V.: Other Observations upon the Plague, and Casualties.
- CHAP. VI.: Of the Sickliness, Healthfulness, and Fruitfulness of Seasons.
- CHAP. VII. Petty_0605-02: (57): Of the difference between Burials and Christenings.
- CHAP. VIII.: Of the difference between the numbers of Males and Females.
- Petty_0605-02: (72) CHAP. IX.: Of the growth of the City.
- CHAP. X.: Of the Inequality of Parishes.
- CHAP. XI. Petty_0605-02: (80): Of the number of Inhabitants.
- CHAP. XII.: Of the Country-Bills.
- Petty_0605-02: (96) The Conclusion.
- Petty_0605-02: (101) AN APPENDIX1.
- Anno 1631. Ann. 7. Caroli I.
- Petty_0605-02: (141) Some further OBSERVATIONS OF Major John Graunt.
- Advertisements for the better understanding Petty_0605-02: (147) of the several Tables: videlicet,
- Concerning the Table of Casualties consisting of thirty Columns.
- Petty_0605-02: (149) The Table of Burials and Christnings, consisting of 7 Columns.
- Petty_0605-02: (150) The Table of Males and Females, containing 5 Columns.
- APPENDICES TO GRAUNT's OBSERVATIONS.
- APPENDIX I.
- APPENDIX II.
- QUANTULUMCUNQUE CONCERNING MONEY. 1682
- NOTE ON THE “QUANTULUMCUNQUE.”
- Sir William Petty's Petty_0605-02: 1 Quantulumcunque concerning Money, 1682.
- To the Lord Marquess of Halyfax.
- NOTE ON THE ESSAYS IN “POLITICAL ARITHMETICK.”
- ANOTHER ESSAY IN Political Arithmetick, Concerning the Growth of the CITY OF LONDON: WITH THE Measures, Periods, Causes, and Consequences thereof.1682. By Sir William Petty, Fellow of the ROYAL SOCIETY. LONDON: Printed by H. H. for Mark Pardoe, at the Black Raven, over against Bedford-House, in the Strand. 1683.
- NOTE ON “ANOTHER ESSAY IN POLITICAL ARITHMETIC.”
- THE STATIONER To the Reader.
- The Extract of a Letter concerning the scope of an Essay intended to precede Another Essay concerning the Growth of the City of (London), &c. An Essay in Political Arithmetick, concerning the Value and Encrease of People and Colonies.
- Petty_0605-02: 3 The Principal Points of this Discourse.
- Of the Growth of the CITY of LONDON: Petty_0605-02: 5 And of the Measures, Periods, Causes, and Consequences thereof.
- Post-script. Petty_0605-02: 44
- OBSERVATIONS UPON THE Dublin-Bills OF MORTALITY, M D C L X X X I. State of that CITY.
- NOTE ON THE DUBLIN “OBSERVATIONS.”
- OBSERVATIONS upon the DUBLIN-Bills of Mortality, 1681. and the State of that CITY.
- Observations upon the Table A. Petty_0605-02: 2
- Observations upon the Table B.
- Petty_0605-02: (6) Observations upon the Table C.
- A POSTSCRIPT TO THE STATIONER.
- FURTHER OBSERVATION UPON THE Dublin-Bills: OR, ACCOMPTS OF THE Houses, Hearths, Baptisms, And Burials in that CITY.
- NOTE ON THE “FURTHER OBSERVATIONS.”
- The STATIONER TO THE READER.
- Further Observations upon the Dublin Accompts of Baptisms and Burials, Houses and Hearths, viz.
- TWO ESSAYS IN Political Arithmetick, Concerning the People, Housing, Hospitals, &c. London and Paris.
- NOTE ON THE “TWO ESSAYS.”
- TO THE KING's Most Excellent MAJESTY.
- AN ESSAY IN Political Arithmetick, BY Sir WILLIAM PETTY,
- Tending to prove that London hath more People and Housing than the Cities of Paris and Rouen put together, and is also more considerable in several other respects1.
- Petty_0605-02: 13 AN ESSAY IN Political Arithmetick, BY Sir WILLIAM PETTY,
- WINDSOR, Sep. 21st 1686. I do hereby License these Obervations to be printed.
- OBSERVATIONS UPON THE CITIES OF LONDON AND ROME.
- OBSERVATIONS UPON THE CITIES OF LONDON and ROME.
- FIVE ESSAYS IN Political Arithmetick, VIZ.
- NOTE ON THE “FIVE ESSAYS.”
- TO THE KING's Most Excellent MAJESTY.
- The FIRST ESSAY. Petty_0605-02: 1
- Petty_0605-02: 13 The SECOND ESSAY.
- The THIRD ESSAY. Petty_0605-02: 21
- The First way.
- The Second way.
- The Third way.
- The FOURTH ESSAY1 Concerning the proportions of People in the 8 eminent Cities of Christendom undernamed, viz.
- The FIFTH ESSAY. Petty_0605-02: 42 Concerning Holland and the rest of the United Provinces.
- A TREATISE OF IRELAND, 1687. THE ELEMENTS OF IRELAND; AND OF ITS Religion, Trade & Policy. By Sir WILLIAM PETTY, Fellow of the Royal Society.
- NOTE ON THE “TREATISE OF IRELAND.
- An Essay in Political Arithmetick concerning Ireland1.
- The Contents of a Treatise, concerning Ireland.
- The 8th Objection.
- TO THE KING's Most Excellent MAJESTIE.
- Political Pastimes and Paradoxes: In an Essay concerning a Perpetual Peace and Settlement of Ireland. With the Natural Union of both Kingdoms and Peoples.
- CHAP. I.: By this Title we mean the several Points following. (vizt)
- CHAP. II.: The State of the Case represented in Terms of Number, Weight, and Measure; and thereby made capable of Demonstrations.(vizt)
- CHAP. III.: The 6 first mention'd Points are proved out of the 20 Suppositions or Assertions next before-going. (vizt)
- CHAP. IV.: How to enable the People of England and Ireland to spend 5 Millions worth of Commodities more than now: And how to raise the present Value of the Lands and Goods of Ireland from 2 to 3.
- CHAP. V.: That the King's Revenue in England and in Ireland, supposed to be 2070 Thousand Pounds, will be increased to above ⅕ Part more (vizt) to1 above 414 Thousand Pounds; and even to 450 Thousand Pounds: So as to be in all 2520 Thousand Pounds.
- CHAP. VI.
- CHAP. VII.: How to take away all the Evils arising from Differences of Births, Extractions, Languages, Manners, Customs, Religion, and Laws, and Pretence whatsoever.
- CHAP. VIII.: How the Names, Bounds, Titles, and Values, of Lands may be settled and ascertained; with Remedy of the Miscarriages, which have happened in the 35 Years last past in the Disposures of them.
- CHAP. IX.: A Repetition and Enlargement of what has been here said.
- An Appendix of Objections to this Essay, with Answers to the Same.
- First that the Transplantation of a Million of People is Impracticable and Utopian.
- The second Objection, That the Cattle-Trade above-propounded is also impracticable.
- The 3d Objection, That Men will not conform to this Change, tho’ tending to the General, and their own Particular, Good, out of a mere Caprice and Perverseness.
- The fourth Objection, that this Transplantation and Change of Trade amounts to an Abolishment of the Irish Nation: Which will be Odious to them, and not compensable by all the Benefits abovementioned.
- The 5th Objection, That Changing the present Proportions between Catholicks and others in England (now 280 for one) to that of Nine for One, will be very formidable to the Protestants of England, and apt to create dangerous Fears and Jealousies in them.
- The Seventh Objection. What needs the Monstrous Plantation, the Innovation of Trade, and the General Judicature abovementioned, since Things are so well already in Ireland? And since almost all the Offices and Arms are already (and the Legislature itself may shortly be) in those onely who are of the King's Religion?
- Concerning Several Decays in Ireland.
- Observations upon the Table A.
- Observations upon the Table B.
- Observations on the Table C.
- As for Importations.
- The Lord Dunsany's Case.
- As for Example.
- Another View of the same Matters, by Way of Dialogue Between A and B.
- I.: [Extract from The Discourse Concerning the Use of Duplicate Proportion1, 1674.]
- II.: [The Dialogue of Diamonds1.]
- III.: The Powers of the King of England1. 10. Decr. 16852 by Sr W. Petty.
- BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PRINTED WRITINGS OF SIR WILLIAM PETTY1.
- SUPPLEMENT TO THE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PETTY'S WORKS.
- BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE NATURAL AND POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS.
- LIST OF BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS USED.