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JEVONS, William Stanley (witness).

Report from the Royal Commission on International Coinage; Together with the Minutes of Evidence and Appendix.

Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty.

London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1868 Stock Code: 116221
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First edition of this important report. The International Monetary Conference held in Paris in 1867 recommended the establishment of an international coinage system. "This recommendation led to the appointment of a Royal Commission" (Fetter & Gregory, p. 44). Jevons gave lengthy evidence (pages 95-103), and together with Walter Bagehot strongly advocated a system of international coinage; other witnesses examined included Frederick Hendricks, Leone Levi, William Newmarc, George Goschen and Sir John Bowring. The Commission advocated its introduction.

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Description

Folio (323 x 204 mm). Twentieth-century half roan and blue cloth, spine ruled and lettered gilt, spine direct lettered gilt.

Condition

Bookplate of the Institute of Bankers to front pastedown, with their gilt stamp and shelfmark in white to foot of spine. Joints very worn and partly split, inner hinges strengthened with cloth tape; title page tipped onto front free endpaper verso, with a few splits and chips, shelf mark to title verso; last two leaves tipped onto rear free endpaper; paper lightly toned and a little brittle along the edges; a good copy.

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