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250 pages. Index. Exceptional bibliography. "A study of the origin of certain banking practices and of their effect on the events of ancient history, written in the light of the present day." - subtitle. "... Illustrates how, even in the earliest of times of which written record remains, the days of Babylonia or before, a so-called monetary science undoubtedly existed; being then, as in today, never more than an instrument by which its secret and cynical controllers wittingly influenced the destinies of individuals, Nations and Empires as to (temporary) glory or (final) disaster." - from dust jacket. Signed and dated by author upon title page. Book clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Light wear to dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A high-quality copy.