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. William M. / GOUGE, William Cobbett.

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

London: Bolt, 1833. 12mo. xxiii + 200 pp + 12 pp of ads. Contemporary muslin-backed boards. Spine perished, p.39 with closed tear crossing text. Signature of A. S. Johnson (not the Civil War general) on front free endpaper. Item #30924

FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, published the same year as the first edition of Philadelphia. From the introduction: "The following history is the work of an apparently exceedingly dull and awkward man: the arrangement of the matter is as confused as it can well be made..." Contains chapters on the Old Bank of the United States; histories of banking from 1790 to 1821; banking in the Western, south-western, southern, New England states; general view of banking operations from 1814-1829.

Price: $500.00

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