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GIBBONS, James Sloan.

The Banks of New York, their Dealers, the Clearing House, and the Panic of 1857. With a Financial Chart.

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1859 Stock Code: 143264
£275.00
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First edition. Gibbons, the son of influential Quakers, was a banker and the author of two books and a pseudonymous pamphlet on fiscal issues. This book has been described as "a clear and readable explanation of contemporary banking practise" (DAB), and it includes a series of humorous engravings. Gibbons was also a prominent abolitionist and he earned popular acclaim as author of the war song "We are coming, Father Abraham, three hundred thousand strong".

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Description

Octavo. Original brown cloth, title and pictorial decoration to spine gilt, blindstamped cover.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 29 engraved plates by Herrick, engraved folding chart, line drawings and letterpress tables throughout.

Condition

Spine lightly faded, advertisment for Marsh's Works on Book-Keeping loosely inserted. Occasional light spotting; a crisp copy, nicely square and firmly bound.

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