The Ways and Means of Payment:
A full analysis of the credit system, with its various modes of adjustment.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1859 Stock Code: 109003
First edition. "Colwell's arguments ran counter to the teachings of the classical economists In this work he supported a private national bank, inconvertible paper money, the real-bills doctrine, the demonetization of gold, and a national clearing system, all amidst an economy of high prices He wrote the book from a point of view that considered money the handmaiden of commerce" (The New Palgrave I, p. 491).
Octavo (230 x 142 mm). Original horizontally-ribbed grey cloth, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, new cream endpapers, covers decoratively panel-stamped with foliate cornerpieces in blind.
Inked shelfmark to spine, library label to front pastedown, accession stamp with inked manuscript correction to p. iii, Brandeis University ink-stamp to margin of p. 15 not affecting text. Corners and board-edges rubbed, internally crisp and fresh, an excellent copy.
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