Item #50882 MONEY And CIVILIZATION: or, A History of the Monetary Laws and Systems of Various States Sine the Dark Ages, and Their Influence Upon Civilization. Alexander Del Mar, 1836 - 1826.

MONEY And CIVILIZATION: or, A History of the Monetary Laws and Systems of Various States Sine the Dark Ages, and Their Influence Upon Civilization.

London: George Bell & Sons, 1886. 1st UK edition. xxxviii, [2], 431, [1] pp. Index at rear. 8vo. Original publisher's maroon cloth binding with gilt stamped spine lettering. Bright yellow eps. Average wear to binding, which has a slight cock. Both hinges with paper beginning to crack. Usual age-toning to paper. A VG copy. Item #50882

Del Mar "was an American political economist, historian, numismatist and author. He was the first Director of the Bureau of Statistics at the U.S. Treasury Department [1866 – 1869]. Del Mar was a rigorous historian who made important contributions to the history of money [of which this publication is one such example].

During the mid-1890s, he was distinctly hostile to a central monetary role for gold as commodity money, championing the cause of silver and its re-monetization as a prerogative of the state. He believed strongly in the legal function of money. Del Mar dedicated much of his free time to original research in the great libraries and coin collections of Europe on the history of monetary systems and finance." [Wiki]

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