CURRENCY

[ Pamphlet; economics ] A Practicable Solution of the Currency Question

Author: 
Robert Turner Rohde
Publication details: 
Second edition. London: Effingham Wilson, 1887.
£180.00

18pp., 8vo, with additional 4pp. advertising (with many reviews quoted) Rohde's "A Practicable Decimal System", and a specimen page (illustrating coins) from the same work. Disbound, front wrap detached and heavily chipped (with note about cataloguing date initialled by a librarian). No back wrap. Text, one corner chipped, mainly good condition. Copies (of second edition - no first recorded) held by copyright libraries, a library in the Netherlands, and the LSE. None recorded in USA (WorldCat).

[Pamphlet; economics ] A Plain Statement of the Currency Question, with Reasons why we should restore the old English law of Bimetallism

Author: 
John Hill Twigg
Publication details: 
London: Effingham Wilson & Co, 1893
£25.00

23pp., 8vo, disbound, lacking front wrap, chipped, title and back wrap dusted, poor condition but text complete. Wigan Free Library blind stamp on title. "What the world now needs is to stop this artificial fall of prices and raise them slowly to a moderate level. The only practicable means of doing this is to restore the old law of coining silver as freely as gold and to let people pay their debts in either metal at the choice of the debtor. This arrangement is called bimetallism, or the use of a joint standard" (p5).

[F. Marion Crawford; pamphlet] Our Silver. A Letter addressed to George S. Coe, Esq., Chairman of the Executive Council of the American Bankers' Association

Author: 
F. Marion Crawford, American novelist ("classic weird and fantastic stories")(1854-1909).
Publication details: 
New York: Douglas Taylor, Printer, corner Fulton and Nassau Streets, 1881.
£350.00

27pp., 8vo, original printed front wrap, back wrap mainly detached, signs of having been bound up (wear at spine, page partly detached), some staining, contents fair. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, "H. Norman Esq. with kindest regards of F. Marion Crawford | Aug. 11 | 1881 |" [Henry Norman, "English journalist and Liberal politician "]. Minor correction in blue crayon (hand unknown), omission of several words and phrases on last page.. This was published before his first published novel. A financial tract (currency etc). No copy listed on COPAC, six copies listed (USA) on WorldCat.

Philadelphia twenty-shilling Bill of Credit, from the period of the American War of Independence, signed by Matthew Clarkson, Joseph Redman and William Smith.

Author: 
Matthew Clarkson (1733-1800), Mayor of Philadelphia, 1792-1796; Joseph Redman; William Smith.
Philadelphia twenty-shilling Bill of Credit
Publication details: 
No. 3056. Printed by Hall and Sellers. 1775.
£56.00
Philadelphia twenty-shilling Bill of Credit

Printed on both sides of a piece of 7 x 9 cm paper. Worn and aged, with damage along edges on both sides, affecting a few words of text, but not the signatures. Both sides with ornate decorative borders. On one side with printing details and decorative pattern of foliage; the other with the number filled in in manuscript, engraving of Royal Crest, and printed declaration, dated 'in the sixteenth Year of the Reign of His Majesty GEO. the Third. Dated at Philadelphia, the 8th Day of December, 1775. Signed at foot 'Jos Redman', 'Wm. Smith' and 'M Clarkson' (the second signature faded).

[Booklet] The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils arising from our Mongrel Currency, and shewing how it has produced the present National Distress

Author: 
Abraham Whitehead, campaigner against child labour etc.
The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils
Publication details: 
London: Whittaker & Co., Ave Maria Lane, and all Booksellers, 1843 (Holmfirth: Printed by Joseph Crosland).
£180.00
The Money Maker; being an Exposé of the tremendous Evils

Continuation of title: "... Also, shewing how and quantity of Money may be made upon entirely new principles, so as to form a safe and useful Currency, and how the National Debt may be rapidly and honestly liquidated, at the rate of Compound Interest, without imposing fresh Burdens on the People." Booklet, 42pp., 12mo, brown printed paper wraps, corner of front missing (loss of word and 5 or 6 letters from imprint), some staining, chipping and tears of covers , mainly intact, bottom corner of pages turned, contents mainly good condition.

[Pamphlet; inscribed by author] The Exchequer Note versus the Sovereign: The Great Want of the Country, A State Paper Money expanding with population and wealth.

Author: 
James Harvey, author of Paper Money
The Exchequer Note versus the Sovereign:
Publication details: 
Liverpool: Edward Howell . . . London . . . , 1865.
£250.00
The Exchequer Note versus the Sovereign:

Printed pamphlet, 24pp., 8vo,sewn as issued, wraps grubby, contents good. Inscribed Jacob Waley, [?] with the author's respects. Jacob Waley was the first president of the Anglo-Jewish Association and Professor of Political Economy at University College London.

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