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BANK OF ENTERPRISE]
I promise a pay the bearer on demand the sum of fifty pounds if the Exhibition of the industrial works of all nations does not tend more to promote peace & goodwill through the world, than anything hitherto attempted by mankind, opened 1st May 1851. London 1851. May 1st. Under the management of HRH Prince Albert and Royal Commissioners.
London: published for the proprietor by G. Parkess Compton St. Soho, 1851. Engraved imitation, or 'skit', banknote, 20 x 12.5cms., with a facsimile signature of Prince Albert and an oval engraved vignette showing a view of the Crystal Palace, with some very light discolouration where previously folded. In good state of preservation.
Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB [Manningtree, United Kingdom]
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