The Curse of Paper-Money and Banking,
or a short history of banking in the United States of America, with an account of its ruinous effects on landowners, farmers, traders, and on all the industrious classes of the community. To which is prefixed an introduction by William Cobbett, M.P. for Oldham.London: published at 11, Bolt Court, Fleet Street [printed by Mills, Jowett, & Mills]; and to be had of all booksellers, 1833 Stock Code: 144927
First UK edition, and first under this title, published in the US the same year as the second part of A Short History of Money and Banking in the United States.
Gouge (17961863) "was an uncompromising opponent of banks, paper money and corporations. Banking, he affirmed, simply takes loanable money out of the hands of the owners and places it under control of irresponsible corporations" (DAB). This accorded strongly with the ideas of William Cobbett, who here contributes the introduction. The work was published on 17 July 1833 in the middle of controversy over that year's Bank of England Act, making the Bank's notes legal tender up to five pounds.
Octavo (184 x 110 mm). Original boards, rebacked in green cloth with paper label.
12-page Cobbet-Library advertisement catalogue bound at front.
Neat contemporary pencilled ownership signature to initial blank. Tips a little worn, some light foxing. A very good copy.
Goldsmiths' 28014; Kress C3499.
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