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Elements of the Science of Money Founded on Principles of the Law of Nature by  John Prince (c.1774-1882) SMITH - First Edition - from Adrian Harrington Rare Books (SKU: 52719)

Elements of the Science of Money Founded on Principles of the Law of Nature

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Elements of the Science of Money Founded on Principles of the Law of Nature

by SMITH, John Prince (c.1774-1882)

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London: Longman, 1813. [Economics] FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp. lii; 496. Original tan calf with raised bands to spine, gilt rules, red title label. Spotting to prelims and preface, otherwise contents clean. Binding lightly rubbed, crown of spine worn, tear to rear joint at head and tail. Overall an attractive copy of a particularly rare text, missing from many important Economics libraries; no copies have been recorded sold at auction and a survey of specialist booksellers' catalogues has been fruitless. Seven copies are held at UK institutions (BL, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, LSE and Sheffield) and just two further copies worldwide (Tokyo and Wyoming). Smith was editor of the Law Journal in London and was counsel for Daniel Isaac Eaton who published Thomas Paine's Age of Reason. His magnum opus 'The Science of Money' appeared in 1813 and in 1817 he was appointed second fiscal officer in the sugar-trade colony of Demerara-Essequibo (British Guiana). Formerly a Dutch territory, the local currency remained the Guilder, despite British control. Smith was accompanied to the Caribbean by his daughter and son, John Prince Smith (jr.,1809-1874), later a political economist and free trade liberal. Smith senior died in Demerara the year before the mass slave rebellion occurred. Bloy, Marjorie. Biographical Dictionary of British Economists.


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Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971, as part of Harrington Brothers in the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's fashionable King's Road. He moved to Kensington Church Street in 1997, and in 2014 Adrian relocated to the historic Hall's Bookshop in Royal Tunbridge Wells, occupying the first floor of this iconic building near The Pantiles area of the town. Hall's remains on the ground floor offering an exceptional range of quality used books.Adrian Harrington Rare Books deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, children's and illustrated books, and fine and rare antiquarian and old books in all fields. We also offer a full and expert bookbinding and restoration service.Award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliographer Jon Gilbert curates our world-class stock of James Bond material, including first edition novels, film posters, original scripts and associated ephemera.We are always interested in buying quality books in our subject areas, from individual titles to complete collections.


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