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GODFREY, Michael]
A short account of the Bank of England.
n.p. London? n.d, 1695. 4to., 8pp., the full single sheet folded to quarto, last leaf with old repairs to foot (printed surface not affected, tiny hole in lower margin of first leaf, probably removing signature ('A'), light discolouration, creasing, unopened, preserved in custom-made cloth chemise. A very good large copy. First edition, variant (i.e. 4to. rather than folio). Michael Godfrey (1659-1695), banker and city of London merchant, helped establish the Bank of England in 1694 and was elected its first deputy-governor later the same year. His Short Account>, an apologia for the Bank, was written to reassure the public that the new endeavour 'is one of the best Establishments that was ever made for the good of the Kingdom'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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