Gresham on Foreign Exchange.
An essay on early English mercantilism with the text of Sir Thomas Gresham's memorandum for the understanding of the exchange.Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1949 Stock Code: 124222
First edition, first printing, of the manuscript of Sir Thomas Gresham (c.1519-1579) - English financier, founder of the Royal Exchange, and royal financial agent - on foreign exchange, which is held in the Kress library, prefaced with a book-length essay by Roover on English mercantilism.
Octavo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, grasshopper to centre of front cover in gilt.
Portrait frontispiece, 2 illustrated plates.
Pencilled ownership inscriptions to front pastedown and front free endpaper. Spine ends a little bumped and rubbed, minor marking to cloth. A very good copy.
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