This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...of Great Britain was 10,942,000 souls; and eight years before, it certainly could not have exceeded 10,000,000. If to this is added 4,000 ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 Excerpt: ...of Great Britain was 10,942,000 souls; and eight years before, it certainly could not have exceeded 10,000,000. If to this is added 4,000,000 for the population of Ireland at the same period, the result will be about 14,000,000 for the whole inhabitants of the Of oats, the average is 4 quarters 3J bushels; of barley, 4 quarters j bushel.--M'colloch's British Empire, i. 476. British Islands when the war broke out. This limited population, and the slow progress which it had made during the preceding century, is very remarkable, whether we consider the wonderful achievements of the country with those inconsiderable numbers, the much greater population of the country to which it was opposed, which had in France alone 25,000,000 souls, or the prodigious start which the numbers of the people have since made, during and subsequent to the strife. The population of the British Isles had not advanced more than seventy per cent in the preceding century, whereas in the half century that next elapsed it doubled;t and this great increase has taken place during a contest for life or death with an enemy, which, beginning with 25,000,000 under its ride, at one period came to have 42,000,000, besides as many more arrayed among its allied or tributary states. Nothing can evince more clearly the desperate nature of the contest, or the prodigious influChap, ence of the energy it developed upon the future growth The census of 1841, which combines the general results of all those hitherto made by authority of Government, exhibits the following picture of the progress of the population of the empire from the commencement of the present century: ----Cenms, 1841, pp. 7, 8. ] The progress of population in England and Wales, during the preceding century, had been very different: --CHAP....Read Less
Good. Very good condition, except for creasing at hinges and wear to corners. Slight warping of covers. Pages are spotted and age toned. Vol 1 0f 4 vol series. Your purchase benefits world-wide relief efforts of Mennonite Central Committee.
Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Half-calf over marble boards, marble endpapers, 583 pp. Nice paper. Covers the period between 1789 and the seizure of power by Napoleon. Volume I only of 4-volume set. Rubbing to boards and corners, wear along portions of spine, top and bottom chipped. Front hinge cracked. Good condition. Completely suitable as reading copy. Good condition.
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