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Thornton 1835 First Edition Fine Binding
Family Commentary Sermon Mount by Thornton 1835 First Edition Fine Binding
1835. VG and complete, in a contemporary black morocco leather with much tooling and heavy boards, raised bands, AEG, inscription on e.p., rare foxing, very nice example. Never before seen at auction and only one copy located on Worldcat at the British Library! First Edition in an exquisite fine binding with provenance to Kensington Palace Presented from prominent Victorian musician William Rea (1827-1903) who was likely the organist at Kensington Palace when he presented this book (see inscription) Title: Family Commentary upon the Sermon on the Mount. [Edited by R.H.I., i.e. Sir R.H. Inglis.]. Author: Henry THORNTON, M.P.; Robert Harry Inglis, Sir Publisher: London : J. Hatchard, 1835. viii, 220 pages ; 8vo Henry Thornton (10 March 1760 - 16 January 1815) was an English economist, banker, philanthropist and parliamentarian. A successful merchant banker, as a monetary theorist Thornton has been described as the father of the modern central bank. An opponent of the real bills doctrine, he was a defender of the bullionist position and a significant figure in monetary theory, his process of monetary expansion anticipating Knut Wicksell's theory of the Cumulative process. His work on 19th century monetary theory has won praise from present-day economists for his forward-thinking ideas, including Friedrich Hayek, who wrote an introduction to his 'An Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain', and John Maynard Keynes alike. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: EastAve Rare Books (brett$c) [Bristol, Virginia, US]
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