Two vols, 8vo, pp. xvi, 380; xi, , 415, ; some occasional pencilled notes and marginalia; a good copy in the original publisher’s boards, paper spine labels, rebacked in cloth; ownership bookplate.
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First edition. William Jacob (1762?–1851) was appointed to the comptrollership of corn returns in 1822. ‘On the suggestion of Huskisson, [Jacob] undertook an inquiry into the production and consumption of the precious metals. This work shows great research, but is defective, which may be attributed partly, for the more recent periods, to the insufficient historical information available then’ (Palgrave II, 471).
Einaudi 3033; Goldsmiths’ 26788; Kress C.2842.
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