THE AUSTRALIAN AND CALIFORNIAN GOLD DISCOVERIES, and their probable consequences;. Patrick James Stirling.
THE AUSTRALIAN AND CALIFORNIAN GOLD DISCOVERIES, and their probable consequences;
THE AUSTRALIAN AND CALIFORNIAN GOLD DISCOVERIES, and their probable consequences;

THE AUSTRALIAN AND CALIFORNIAN GOLD DISCOVERIES, and their probable consequences;

Or, an inquiry into the laws which determine the value and distribution of the precious metals; with historical notices of the effects of the American mines on European prices in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. In a Series of Letters. Pp. [iv]+280(last blank, the preliminary leaves mispaginated but complete)+8(advertisements), folding frontispiece table highlighted in red, note; gilt lettered maroon cloth, decorated in blind, boards a trifle canted and faintly soiled, edges lightly rubbed, cloth faded (heaviest on spine), fore-corners slightly bruised, slightly worn at foot of spine; uncut; early inked ownership inscription on upper free endpaper, corners of a few leaves slightly creased, a little faint foxing and soiling; Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh, 1853[1852?]. F.16282; Sabin 91851. *Mounted on the title page is a small strip of paper inscribed in ink with the author's compts. Patrick James Stirling (1809-1891) was a Scottish economist whose other works include The Philosophy of Trade: Or, Outlines of a Theory of Profits and Prices.. Item #139899

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