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PARNELL, Sir Henry.

On Financial Reform.

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Published: London John Murray, 1830

Stock Code: 128430

£350
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition of the author's most important work. Shortly after his treatise was published Henry Parnell, first Baron Congleton (1776-1842), became secretary for war in Lord Grey's Whig administration. As one of the most fervent members of the "Free Banking School" he campaigned against the monopoly of the Bank of England on the issue of bank notes. "While judged a poor administrator by contemporary observers, he achieved a high reputation as a political economist and as a writer on finance. In the art of giving a plain, lucid statement of complex financial matters he had few superiors. In his treatise On Financial Reform (1830), which had a considerable influence on public opinion, he laid before the country the financial and fiscal policy that Sir Robert Peel and W. E. Gladstone afterwards carried out" (ODNB). With the bookplate of John Townshend, 2nd Viscount Sydney (1764-1831), MP from 1786 to 1800, and British peer thereafter.

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Description

Octavo (199 x 122 mm). Contemporary quarter calf, rebacked, red morocco label, marbled boards.

Illustrations

With two folding tables and printed tables at rear.

Condition

Light wear around cover edges, contents clean. A very good copy.

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