Lot 1246: J B C Murray THE HISTORY OF USURY 1866 First Edition Antique American Financial Reference A J Porth Signature Ancient Jewish Greek & Roman Money Lending
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The History of Usury from the Earliest Period to the Present Time together with a Brief Statement of General Principles Concerning the Conflict of the Laws in Different States and Countries and an Examination into the Policy of Laws on Usury and Their Effect upon Commerce
Author: J. B. C. Murray
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Co.
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 158 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: The history starts with the ancient world, specifically the Jews of the Mosaical Period, the Greeks, and the Romans. There are also chapters on England starting with the reign of Alfred, the English colonies, and the United States.
Condition / Notes: This is the scarce first edition of this work, bound in dark brown cloth with stamped gilt lettering on the spine. There is light external age/wear. There is light internal wear to the hinges, with the binding still intact. The text block is solid. The pages show very mild age toning and occasional small marginal spots.
This book originally belonged to financial writer A. J. Porth, whose name and inscription appear on the first blank preliminary and the verso of the title page.
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