Bimetallism. A Summary and Examination of the Arguments for and against a Bimetallic System of Currency.

DARWIN Major Leonard (1897.)

£200.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. viii, 341, [1] pp. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, blue coated endpapers (contemporary ownership inscription to front flyleaf, otherwise a near fine copy). London, John Murray.

An interesting work on bimetallism by Leonard Darwin (1850-1943), son of Charles Darwin, of which John Maynard Keynes would later write: "'His book appeared towards the end of the long controversy [on the use of both gold and silver as the basis for currencies]. But his statement of the conflicting arguments was so clear and unbiassed that it remained the standard text-book … until questions on bimetallism had disappeared from the examination papers on economic theory.' Economic Journal, Dec 1943" (quoted in ODNB).

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