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Jacob, William.

AN HISTORICAL INQUIRY INTO THE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF THE PRECIOUS METALS.

London: John Murray 1831.
1st Ed. 2 vols. xvi + 380pp. + [xii] + 415pp. + [i]. Institutional label and ink stamps to front e.ps., very occasional marginal ink stamp to text, inscription to half titles, large sl. messy inscription to t.p. of vol. 1 relating to the author, upper board detached in vol. 1, contemporary gilt rule edged half calf with cloth boards, rubbed, dec. gilt ruling with gilt lettered title labels to chipped spines with residual tape markings. Author’s Presentation copy inscribed to ‘Revd. W.W. Holland with the authors kind regards.’ ONDB ‘William Jacon (1761/2-1851), merchant and writer on the corn trade ... On the suggestion of William Huskisson, president of the Board of Trade, Jacob undertook an inquiry into the production and trade in precious metals. His findings were published in [the above work] ...’
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