Banking and Currency.
A letter to Henry Hucks Gibbs, Esq., Governor of the Bank of England, with ten letters reprinted from the "Observer".London: Effingham Wilson, 1875 Stock Code: 135129
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "from the author" on the title page. Grenfell (1824-1902) was then director at the Bank of England (later serving as governor from 1881 to 1883). "He played an active part in defending the bank from its critics, and in urging (in vain) a consolidating banking act to tidy up the loose ends left by Peel's Bank Charter Act of 1844" (ODNB). The present work, though taking the form of letters to the Governor of the Bank and to the Observer, is chiefly a means for Grenfell to discourse on his view of the banking system. Uncommon, with Library Hub locating copies in four institutions of this first edition; a second edition followed the same year.
Octavo (207 x 135 mm). Recent grey boards.
Title and final page a little soiled, title page with small patch of residue from a postage stamp, otherwise clean internally. A very good copy.
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