4to, pp. xii, 169, , with a portrait frontispiece and 12 further plates; untrimmed; light offsetting to endpapers, else a very good copy in the original cloth; armorial bookplate of Sir Michael Barker Nairn to the front pastedown.
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Second edition, revised and enlarged, narrating the instrumental role of the Coutts family in establishing a magnificent system of banking in Scotland.
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