New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. Fourth Edition, with new appendices. Half leather and marbled boards. 8vo, half maroon calf and marbled boards with gold lettering on spine, illustrated with numerous folding charts and tables, 353 pages. Very Good + / None. Item #2660
Very Good or better condition: tight, bright, unmarked, with all folding plates. Expanded later edition. Some rubbing and slight deterioration to leather.
In the 19th century, there was a great deal of scholarly debate and political controversy regarding the use of bimetallism in place of a gold or silver standard (monometallism). Bimetallism was intended to increase the supply of money, stabilize prices, and facilitate setting exchange rates. Some scholars argued that bimetallism was inherently unstable owing to Gresham's law, and that its replacement by a monometallic standard was inevitable. Other scholars claimed that in practice bimetallism had a stabilizing effect on economies....--Wikipedia.