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A Report Containing an Essay for the Amendment of the Silver Coins
London: Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty,, 1695. Octavo (191 x 117 mm). Contemporary speckled calf, blind-tooled panel on sides, decorative gilt spine, red speckled edges. Woodblock historiated capitals. Joints rubbed, closed tears to E6 and G3. A clean, tall copy in an attractive period binding. First edition. William Lowndes (1652?-1724) was Secretary to the Treasury under William III and Queen Anne, from 1695 to 1723. In his report to the Lords of the Treasury Lowndes proposed an increase in the mint price of silver coins. John Locke opposed his project in his essay entitled Further Considerations concerning the Raising the Value of Money (1695). Locke's views were adopted by government and the recoinage on the old standard was carried on.
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