A Financial, Monetary and Statistical History of England,
from the Revolution of 1688 to the present time; derived principally from official documents. In seventeen letters addressed to the young men of Great Britain.London: Effingham Wilson, 1847 Stock Code: 129992
First edition. Thomas Doubleday (1790-1870) was an influential figure in the Chartist movement in the early 1830s, thereafter becoming more conservative. The present book, taking the form of letters to young scholars of economics, is a wide-ranging and opinionated study of the nature of money and of the national debt, covering the development of the British economy over the previous century and a half, including the establishment of the Bank of England and of paper money.
Octavo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, spine and covers blocked in blind, yellow endpapers.
Bookseller's ticket to front pastedown. Very minor scuffing to covers, occasional light foxing, yet overall an excellent, bright copy.
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