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The Babylonian Woe; 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.

By: Astle, David

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Toronto, Privately Printed: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 313C9918

ISBN: B009JGZNNU

Condition: Fine


B009JGZNNU 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 (fin... View more info

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The Economics of Inflation; A Study of Currency Depreciation in Post-War Germany 1914-1923

By: Bresciani-Turroni C et al

Price: $1,995.00

Publisher: New York, George Allen & Unwin: 1937

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 324G0645

ISBN: B0041SI5T0

Condition: Good


B0041SI5T0 464 pages. Index. Originally published in Italian in 1931. This first English edition substantially revised. Inside front board is the bookplate of M.L. Burstein, "One of the sharpest minds in economics of the last century" - from online reference. "The depreciation of the mark of 1914-1923, which is the subject of this work, is one of the outstanding episodes in the history of the twentieth century. Not only by reason of its magnitude but also by reason of its effects, it looms large on our horizon. It was the most colossal thing of its kind in history: and, next... View more info

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Legislative and Documentary History of the Bank of the United States - Including the Original Bank of North America

By: Clarke, M. St. Clair; Hall, D.A. (Compilers)

Price: $299.95

Publisher: New York, Augustus M. Kelley: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 429A5048

Condition: Fine


832 pages plus index. Splendid tight clean copy of this superlative reference. Negligible wear. Appears unread. Attractive gilt lettering to spine and front board. Small dab of liquid paper and prior owner's signature inside front board. Blind stamp to front free endpaper, half title page, and both title pages. Difficult to find a nicer copy. View more info

Making Money: An Insider's Perspective on Finance, Politics, and Canada's Central Bank

By: Crow, John W.

Price: $119.95

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Wiley: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 42902281

ISBN: 0470831804

Condition: Fine


0470831804 256 pages including index. "Offers a rare glimpse behind the curtain of Canada's central bank: what it is, what it does, how it functions, and the policy choices and constraints it struggles with. Demystifies the arcane art of central banking, proving that the Bank of Canada matters in the life of every Canadian, and showing what it takes to have a good policy for money, whether in Canada or in any country." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked. Very light wear to dust jacket. Splendid copy. View more info

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GOLDBUG! Bible of the Goldbugs

By: Dines, James

Price: $299.95

Publisher: USA, DINES: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 163H1093

ISBN: 0964968932

Condition: Fine


0964968932 387 pages. Index. "If you are confused by economics, this is the book for you, laying out in everyday English what some economics professors try to conceal behind intimidating mathematical equations... Read this book if you dare to understand what is being done to your financial future." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. Gift quality. View more info

The Social Credit Phenomenon in Alberta (State and Economic Life)

By: Finkel, Alvin

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 72609976

ISBN: 0802058213

Condition: Very Good


0802058213 279 pages including index. Challenges earlier works which focus purely on Social Credit monetary fixations and religiosity. Argues that the early party is best seen as a colalition of reformers, including working-class social democrats, the unemployed, small business owners, and farmers placed in jeopardy by the Depression. Moderate quantities of wear and marginalia. View more info

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The purchasing power of money;: Its determination and relation to credit, interest and crises,

By: Fisher, Irving

Price: $1,950.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan company: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 324H1042

ISBN: B00085AJVM

Condition: Fair


B00085AJVM xxii, 505 pages. Two fold-outs. "Sets forth the principles determining the purchasing power of money and applies those principles to the study of historical changes in that purchasing power, including in particular the recent change in 'the cost of living,' which has aroused worldwide discussion." - from Preface. Usual library markings. Above-average soiling and wear. Back hinge open. Front hinge starting. A worthy copy of this economic classic. FISHER M-169, MASUI p.1404, BATSON p. 93, COHEN 178. View more info

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Stable Money - A History of the Movement

By: Fisher, Irving; Cohrssen, Hans R.L. (Assistant)

Price: $1,995.00

Publisher: New York, Adelphi Company Publishers: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 313G3904

Condition: Good


442 pages. Index. Selected bibliography. Signature of Frank Cyril James upon front free endpaper. Dr. James earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1922 and went on to serve as Principal of McGill University from 1939 to 1962. - from online reference. This copy was apparently donated to McGill as its deaccession stamp is placed over Dr. James's signature and faint evidence remains of a label removed from the spine. "No one... can possibly appreciate the great importance of the subject of which this book treats until he has ... acquired a realizing sense of how, all his ... View more info

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Money Mischief: Episodes in Monetary History

By: Friedman, Milton [Signed]

Price: $1,950.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich: 1992

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 169H4109

ISBN: 0151620423

Condition: Very Good


0151620423 Signed, without inscription, by Milton Friedman upon half-title. 274 pages. References. "Discusses the creation of value: from stones to feathers to gold. Outlines the central role of monetary theory and shows how it can act to ignite or deepen inflation, as one instance. Explains, in layman's English, what the present monetary system in the United States - a system without historical precedent - means for your paycheck and savings book as well as for the global economy." - dust jacket. Milton Friedman [1912-2006] won the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 1976. Clean and ... View more info

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Falling Prices and The Remedy

By: George, Lyman F.

Price: $795.00

Publisher: Boston, George Book Publishing Co.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 429C8678

Condition: Good


231 pages. History certainly does repeat itself as the following statement appears upon the title page: "Equity and justice demand that the merchant, manufacturer, farmer, and wage-earner shall receive as much consideration at the hands of the law-makers as is accorded to those who deal in money." Clearly, the author would not be a fan of Goldman Sachs and their modern-day ilk. Chapter titles include the following: Thirty Years' Fall in Prices; Disastrous Effects of Falling Prices; Opinions Regarding the Cause of the Fall in Prices; Money, its use and abuse; Our Money a Banker's Mon... View more info

The economic consequences of Quebec sovereignty

By: Grady, Patrick

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Fraser Institute: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 71408722

ISBN: 0889751374

Condition: Very Good


0889751374 168 pages. Provides the first comprehensive and objective look at this critical issue, considering all important aspects including fiscal flows, trade relations, migration, division of the public debt, and monetary arrangements. Light pencil underlining and marginalia throughout. Light wear. View more info

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The breakdown of money: An historical explanation

By: Hollis, Christopher

Price: $199.95

Publisher: London, Sheed & Ward inc: 1937

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 324H1448

ISBN: B00087042Y

Condition: Good


B00087042Y Reprint of the 1934 first edition. 232 pages. "It is impossible to understand history without understanding its financial causes. - Count Corti and the House of Rothschild. - The danger of not understanding when debts can and cannot be paid. - The need for schools to teach about money." - from Introduction. Unmarked. Foxing to edges. Moderate wear to publisher's reddish-brown cloth. No jacket. Binding intact. A sound copy. View more info

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Against the Odds: The Public Life and Times of Louis Rasminsky

By: Muirhead, Bruce

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Canada, University of Toronto Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 422A2517

ISBN: 0802006299

Condition: Good


0802006299 380 pages. Index. Footnotes. Black and white photographic plates. "The story of Louis Rasminsky, an extraordinary figure in Canadian economic history. Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1961 to 1973, Rasminksy was one of only two Jewish senior civil servants in Canada when he was appointed.... Sheds light on the development of Canadian economic and monetary policy after the Second World War." - from dust jacket. Pleasingly light wear. Usual library markings. A quality copy. View more info

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Maclean's Magazine - Canada's National Magazine, July 1, 1933

By: Multiple Contributors

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Maclean Publishing Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 144C7697

Condition: Good


52 pages. Cover painting by Thomas W. Mitchell features man with ax and oxen. Content: Fantastic International Trucks ad features photos of their largest and smallest models plus diagrams of their other 11 models; Investors Syndicate ad features Mrs. Martha E. Dodele; Nice Canada Dry ad features tennis-playing couple; She Who Walks the Waters, by Jefferson Cralle; Mr. Beatty - President of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company; Aces' Race - proposed professional world's championship sculling race at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), by Frank Adams - with illustrations of Major Goodsell,... View more info

Social Credit for Beginners: An Armchair Guide

By: Osborne, Stephen; Osborne, J. S.; Osborne, Tom

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Canada, Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 34501353

ISBN: 0889781753

Condition: Good


0889781753 231 pages including bibliography and over 180 illustrations. "A complete history of what John Maynard Keynes has called "the underworld of economics." Beginning in England in 1917, it makes a bizarre, at times nearly unbelievable, story of monetary cranks, political parvenues, conspiracy theorists, end-of-the-world millennialists and political demagogues that sweeps through Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec before culminating in the '80s in British Columbia." - from back cover. Moderate wear and soiling. Unmarked. Solid copy. View more info

Notes on Banking in Great Britain and Ireland, Sweden, Denmark and Hamburg; With Some Remarks on the Amount of Bills in Circulation, Both Inland and Foreign, in Great Britain and Ireland; and the Banking Law of Sweden

By: Palgrave, Robert Harry Inglis

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London, John Murray Publishers, Limited: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 73600853

Condition: Fair


122 pages plus 16 pages of advertisements. Gives an outline of the present position of Banking in the United Kingdom, with as complete an estimate as is possible of the amount of capital engaged in it. Traces some of the changes which transpired during the past quarter century, the vast development of the sums deposited, the great increase in the rapidity of the circulation of money; as well as the importance of these alterations, and the influence which they may exert in any time of pressure. A complete description of the Banking system in Sweden, Denmark, and Hamburg is included, with det... View more info

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Money

By: Platt, James

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 429H3743

Condition: Fair


208 pages. Chocolate brown embossed boards adorned with gilt and black. Chapters include: The Origin of Money; What is Money?; Currency; Gold Money; Silver Money; Paper Money; Bills of Exchange; Bank Shares; Banking; Exchange; Interest; Wealth; Capital; Panics; Individual Success; and National Prosperity. Contents considerably toned with age with an old book scent. 1.5" indent to top of backstrip. Binding tender but intact. Two-inch openings to top edge of approx fifteen pages. A worthy copy of this vintage monetary reference. View more info

Banking and Exchange

By: Steinberg, Albert G.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Toronto, Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons (Canada), Ltd.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42902571

Condition: Very Good


296 pages including black and white illustrations. Intended primarily as a text for students in Money and Banking in the senior courses of commercial high schools in Canada. Chapters include: Rise of Money; Canada's Monetary System; Credit and Credit Instruments; Monetary Standards; Rise of Banking; The Banking Business; Branch Banking in Canada; Deposit Accounts and Reserves of Canadian Banks; Loans and Investments of Canadian Banks; Supervision of the Canadian Banking System; Crises and the Canadian Banks; History of the Canadian Banking System; Stock Exchanges; Domestic and Foreign Exchan... View more info

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Free Economy League of Canada Sample United Provinces of Canada / Gesell Scientific Currency Note / Membership Application

By: The Free Economy League of Canada; Woodward, E.S.; Cumming Dr. Wm. Gordon

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., The Free Economy League of Canada: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 349H0370

Condition: Fine


Fascinating piece of depression-era Canadian monetary-reform ephemera. This 5.8" x 4.3" double-sided slip provides a backside application form to join the Free Economy League of Canada. The front side features a suggested sample of a Gesell Scientific Currency Note entitled "United Provinces of Canada Currency Note". The "One Dollar" note includes twelve boxes, representing each month in 1936. With the passing of each month this note was declared to be subject to a 1% demurrage stamp charge. Presumably the motivation behind such an instrument was to encourage spend... View more info

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Money and banking, illustrated by American history

By: White, Horace

Price: $79.95

Publisher: USA, Ginn and Company: 1913

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 429H3742

ISBN: B000858LEO

Condition: Good


B000858LEO xiv, 491, 6 [ads] pages. First published in 1895, this edition "revised and continued to the year 1911", per title page. Tissue-protected frontispiece illustrates gold coins in circulation 1830-1860. A most fascinating vintage view of America's monetary history with twenty-one chapters including: Money a Commodity; Coinage; Legal Tender; Gold as a Metal; The Gold Standard; Colonial Bills of Credit; Revolutionary Bills of Credit; The Greenbacks; Confederate Currency; Silver Dollars and the Panic of 1893; Functions of a Bank; The Clearing-House System; Colonial Banking; Ear... View more info