I'd suggest you have a look at Christopher Schmitz's World Non-Ferrous
Metal Production and Prices, 1700-1976, London: Frank Cass, 1979.
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On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 5:29 PM, Richard VandeWetering <[log in to unmask]>
> Dear colleagues
> can any one recommend a book or article which gives year-by-year prices
> for copper (or copper ore) and lead (or lead ore) prices between 1730 and
> 1780, preferably by the ton? I would like to learn about fluctuations in
> the market over this fifty-year period.
> WJ Lewis's "Lead Mining in Wales" includes a number of references to
> prices in its text, but it is not complete.
> I have checked Schumpeter "English Historical Trade Statistics", Mitchell
> and Deane "British Historical Statistics" and Roger Burt's article "Lead
> Production in England and Wales 1700-1770".
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Yours Richard VandeWetering
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