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Telegraphic Cipher Code for Private and Confidential Use between The Corn Exchange Bank of New York City and its Correspondents
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Telegraphic Cipher Code for Private and Confidential Use between The Corn Exchange Bank of New York City and its Correspondents

By Ketchum, William H. (compiled)

New York, 1909. Hardcover. Very good condition. A cipher code book from the Corn Exchange Bank to one of its subsidiaries the First National Bank of Middletown, NY. The first page has a hand written code number of 145 with the text, "All important telegrams should conclude with the correct test word as given below:" with a different hand written code word for each day of the week. The book chapters are: Calendar, Banks etc., Bankers, Cents, Fractions, Rates of Interest, Numbers and Dollars, Miscellaneous Phrases, with a different word representing every month, day, year, bank, person, number, dollar etc. Loosely inserted is a letter from the Corn Exchange Bank to First National Bank dated Feb. 9, 1922 advising a correction on page 43. The Corn Exchange Bank was originally founded in 1853 in New York but with branches in other states, and acquired other community banks over time. Offices were on William and Beaver Streets, William Street and then Grove Street (off of 7th Ave. in Greenwich Village). 12mo, tan cloth covers, black text on front, 134pp. Covers dusty, otherwise clean throughout.

$95.00

Letter regarding the Highland Bank of Newburgh, NY
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Letter regarding the Highland Bank of Newburgh, NY

By [Newburgh, NY; Banking]

Monticello, NY, 1834. A manuscript letter dated June 23rd, 1834 from J. Mones of Monticello to G.O. Fowler and George Cornwall of Newburgh, NY regarding the distribution of notes from the Highland Bank in Newburgh which had 'become limited east of the River' since the establishment of the Westchester Bank. He suggests that they should focus on Sullivan County and parts of Pennsylvania, also that the 'friends' of the bank (stockholders) will be those 'who will keep it [shares] ... so as to counteract the political management of the Orange County Bank.' Marked "confidential" at head of letter. Highland Bank was chartered April 26, 1834, with a capital of $200,000. Highland Bank's first president was Gilbert O. Fowler. 9 3/8 x 7 1/2" folded, 2 pages, original fold marks, with "Free" written in postage area, remnants of a red wax seal, tear at seal.

$175.00

Bank Note Engraving: Centennial, Great Falls Co. 1776-1876 Trade Mark
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Bank Note Engraving: Centennial, Great Falls Co. 1776-1876 Trade Mark

New York: American Bank Note Co., 1876. Ephemera. Good + overall. Striking bank note engraved advertising broadside for the Great Falls Company, to be distributed at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, engraved by the leading high security engraving and printing firm of the day, the American Bank Note Company. The engraving company was founded in 1795; it produced superior quality stock and bond certificates, currency and postage stamps. In 1858 the company was headquartered in New York City at 55 Wall Street, close to its financial clients. During the Civil War American Bank Note helped produce $60 million worth of notes authorized by Congress & known as "greenbacks"; it also produced paper money for the Confederate government. After the war it supplied bank notes and security paper for 115 foreign nations. The broadside is Illustrated with portraits of all 18 of the American presidents up to the year 1876, and the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. The dates 1776-1876 are printed in a banner at the top, between these dates are portraits of Adams and Jefferson. George Washington's portrait is the largest, at the center of the broadside and flanked by flags; directly beneath his portrait are Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant. With a decorative border with all 36 of the state seals. Trade Mark and Registered 1876 printed beneath the bottom border. Large format, 9 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$250.00

The Great American Swindle, Incorporated
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The Great American Swindle, Incorporated

By Plummer, A. Newton

New York: A. Newton Plummer, 1932. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. A post 1929 crash work, uncommon, and illustrated with cartoons caricaturing the "scandalous stock jamboree" of the time. One of two thousand copies, this copy is unnumbered. The author, a corporate publicist who played a part in falsely inflating stock values through a variety of publications and radio outlets, outlines "a few sensible rules" for reform in the New York Stock Exchange (Chap. XX) but wonders whether the institution will in fact reform. Chapter titles include phantom billions, jugglers and jigglers, financial follies, paid press, hired men, "golden wings" Gibson, "no bid" Boesel, Gillette razor's close shave, scalping Indian stockholders, etc. 8vo, 318pp Illustrated with cartoons. Black cloth spine and paper over boards, illustrated with facsimile of a stock certificate. A few minor dents at base of front and rear cover. OCLC: 2452974.

$200.00

A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks & c. With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, &c
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A Pocket Dictionary of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank Notes, Checks & c. With an Appendix, Containing Abstracts of Acts and Select Cases Relative to Negotiable Securities, Analysis of a Count in Assumpsit, Tables of Notarial Fees, Stamps, Postage, &c

By Maxwell, John Irving

London: Clarke and Sons, 1802. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. First published in London in 1802, this is an unusual legal compendium: "it is intended as a complete compendium to the Merchant and Man of Business, whether in his Compting house or travelling to any distant part of the country ... [it] may enable him to act with promptitude where legal advice cannot be procured, and where delay might be productive of mischief" (xv). Maxwell was also the author of 'The Spirit of Maritime Laws'. Small 8vo, xvi, 248pp, 20pp pale blue blank note paper. Contemporary calf, with raised bands and gilt rules at spine. Rubbed at extremities and spine. Internally, exceptionally bright and clean, no owner signatures, no toning to leaves. OCLC: 39621957 records 2 copies. It cites 251pp; the binding here indicates that the 2 pages were never bound in.

$275.00

Nelson W. Aldrich.  A Leader in American Politics
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Nelson W. Aldrich. A Leader in American Politics

By Stephenson, Nathaniel Wright

New York: Scribners, 1930. Hardcover. Very good condition. Nelson Aldrich [1841 - 1915] was a prominent American politician, leader of the Republican Party in the Senate who was instrumental in the restructuring of the American financial system and design of the Federal Reserve System. 8vo, 496 pp includes 5pp index, bw portrait frontis, red cloth covers w gilt text on spine and front. Spine sunned, otherwise very clean, internally clean and bright, binding tight.

$75.00

Fiat Money Inflation in France: How it Came, What it Brought, and How it Ended

By White, Andrew Dickson

New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1933. Hardcover. Very good condition. White [1832-1918] was a U.S. diplomat, historian, and educator, who was the co-founder of Cornell University. Reprint of the 1923 edition, originally penned in 1896. Sml 8vo, printed paper boards, gilt text on front, 68 pp. Internally clean and bright, spine strong. VGC+.

$45.00

History of the Bank of England, 1640 to 1903
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History of the Bank of England, 1640 to 1903

By Andreades, A.

London: P.S. King & Son, 1924. Second edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Translated by Christabel Meredith, in one volume. 8vo, xxxix, 455pp, Supplements, Bibliography, Index, ads [1]. Red cloth, title embossed in blind on cover and in gilt at spine.

$45.00

Il Banco di Napoli Istituto di Emissione

By [Bank Note engraving]

Naples: Officine Grafiche Napoletane Francesco Gianni & Figli, 1978. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Many full page color plates of bank note engraving. Sml folio, xv, 374pp, 271 color illustrations of banknotes. Maroon gilt cloth with gilt title on spine, gilt crest (Banco di Napoli) on front cover; in the original acetate plastic wrappers, in the cloth covered slipcase. Slipcase a bit dusty; the book in fine condition.

$100.00

The Substitution of the Gold Standard 1917 - 1931
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The Substitution of the Gold Standard 1917 - 1931

By de Bourbon, HRH Don Louis

Athens: Printed by "Pyrsos", 1931. Very good overall. The author's copy. Contents include: The Don Louis Plan is for sale; The International Land Dollar; The Definition of Money; Labor and Capital; the International Commonwealth; Charter of Incorporation; By Laws; Members; Referendum; Loans; National Insurance; National Council; the Barter System; and Table of the New Monetary System in Lands. Tan printed paper wrappers. 8vo, frontispiece photographic portrait, 180pp. With an oval "Don Louis" stamp inside the front wrapper, numbered in pencil No 1756. Wrappers detached, chipped at spine and corners. Internally very good. OCLC: 6397368.

$125.00

A Plain Statement  of the Currency Question, with Reasons why we should restore the old English law of Bimetallism
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A Plain Statement of the Currency Question, with Reasons why we should restore the old English law of Bimetallism

By Twigg, John Hill

London: Effingham Wilson & Co, 1893. Very good condition. "What the world now needs is to stop this artificial fall of prices and raise them slowly to a moderate level. The only practicable means of doing this is to restore the old law of coining silver as freely as gold and to let people pay their debts in either metal at the choice of the debtor. This arrangement is called bimetallism, or the use of a joint standard" (p5). Twigg (an Englishman who served in the 1860s in the Bengal Civil Service) offers the example of the "prosperity which has always resulted from an increase in metallic money" in the conditions which followed the Australian gold discoveries; he states that the annual supply of gold and silver "suddenly increased from an average of £10,000,000 to £35,000,000", resulting in an era of prosperity with rising wages, enormous increases in imports & exports, and crime & misery and emigration (from Australia) diminished (p10). 8vo, 23pp. Cream paper wrappers, slightly chipped at edges.

$125.00

Account Book of Silas K. Goodale from the Bank of Newburgh, New York, 1824-25
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Account Book of Silas K. Goodale from the Bank of Newburgh, New York, 1824-25

By Goodale, Silas K.

Newburgh, New York, 1824. Paperback. Very good condition. A bank passbook for Silas K. Goodale (1798-1880) with the Bank of Newburgh, New York, the very first locally chartered bank in the city. All but two pages are blank. The accounting begins on February 14, 1824 and continues to November 29, 1825. The handwritten name "Silas K. Goodale" appears on a small piece of paper stuck to the cover. The village of Newburgh was incorporated in 1800. Located on the Hudson River it grew quickly and became a major center of commerce from 1850 on. With a well developed transportation network, Newburgh was an important steamboat river stop and attracted many businesses whose ships engaged in international trade. The Bank of Newburgh was chartered in 1811 and for twenty three years was the only banking institution in the area; it also had a branch in Ithaca New York which operated for 12 years. 4 x 6 1/4". Peach marbled paper wraps, with title at front cover on hand written paper label laid down.

$45.00

Report of the Bank Commissioners to the Connecticut General Assembly
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Report of the Bank Commissioners to the Connecticut General Assembly

Hartford, Connecticut: Courant Office Press, 1849. Pamphlet. Bound with string. Center crease on front cover, age spots.. 52pp. Printed by order of the Senate. Report of three bank examiners, Nelson Brewster, Henry Taintor and Starr Ferry, who were required "to visit the several Banks in the state once in each year… and inquire whether they have been, and are managed and conducted according to law…. They have required the cashier of each Bank to answer certain interrogatories showing the condition of the Bank of which they have charge at three different times, viz. the first of October, January and April." The men go through each state law and make general comments about compliance and then list the liabilities, resources and loans and discounts of Hartford Bank, Farmers and Mechanics Bank, Connecticut River Banking Company, New Haven County Bank, City Bank, Mechanics Bank, Exchange Bank, New Haven Bank and many other city and county banks in the state. The final pages include an abstract and a summary of reports dating back to 1837. 5 1/2 x 9"

$75.00

The National Bank Act, and other Laws Relating to National Banks, from the Statues of the United States; with Amendments and Additional Acts
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The National Bank Act, and other Laws Relating to National Banks, from the Statues of the United States; with Amendments and Additional Acts

By Wolcott, Edward, compiler

Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1882. Hardcover. Good + condition. 8vo, 116pp, bound in original brown cloth, gilt title & date on front board. Extremes a little rubbed, a couple of corners with old page-marking folds and a small amount of light penciling.

$75.00

Sound Currency magazine, 1895. A Compendium of Accurate and Timely Information on Currency Questions Intended for Writers, Speakers and Students
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Sound Currency magazine, 1895. A Compendium of Accurate and Timely Information on Currency Questions Intended for Writers, Speakers and Students

New York: Reform Club Sound Currency Committee, 1895. Hardcover. Good + condition. Magazine of the Reform Club of New York, these issues published in the midst of the Panic of 1893 - 1897 and the resulting international financial meltdown. The semi-monthly magazine, Vol. II, bound out of order but with continuous pagination, a total of 22 issues including Dec. 1 & Dec 15, 1894; and Jan through Nov. 15, 1895. Includes topics such as US Coinage and Currency Laws, The World's Currencies, The People's Money, The Bullion Report, Bimetallism in History, Our Paper Currency, National and State Banks, New England Bank Currency, Foreign Exchanges and Movement in Gold, 1894 - 1895, among others. 8vo, xxv, 508pp, ills. Three quarter maroon morocco with red cloth, gilt title to spine. Spine slt rubbed and slightly worn; corners rubbed; text bright and clean. OCLC: 20544408.

$175.00

Guide of Great Osaka, Bank of Osaka Ltd
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Guide of Great Osaka, Bank of Osaka Ltd

By [Japan]

1950. Pamphlet. Very good. Travel brochure in English, with a color map, folding brochure. Inside 'Welcome to Japan' describes the prewar name of the bank, Sumitomo, and goes on to describe the services of the current bank: Exchange Business, Domestic Circular Letter of Credit, Selling World Travellers Cheques and Circular Letters of Credit, and Miscellany. With a b&w photo of the Bank of Osaka. Pencil accounting down blank fold. Title in black at front cover. 4 x 9" folds open to 7 3/4 x 9"

$25.00

History of the Gold Standard and its Results. Deals with the Part Played by Money in the Slump and What is True Policy
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History of the Gold Standard and its Results. Deals with the Part Played by Money in the Slump and What is True Policy

By Russell, F. A. A.

Sydney: F H Booth and Son, 1931. Wraps. Pamphlet printed in Sydney, with much Australian content. The autor concludes: "In all this Australia can help and help greatly, and should set about it at once. It is not right to complain to London that she has left off lending new money to Australia, that is the business of investors there. It is not right to refuse to pay interest according to our contracts..." 8vo, 36pp, b&w ill. Brown paper wraps with title in black at front cover; staple bound. Very good. Trove 6108900 records a copy at UWA Library.

$45.00

Banks of the District of Columbia (To accompany bill H.R. No. 712.) June 20, 1836

By Thomas, Mr., of Maryland

24th Congress, 1st Session, HR no. 800. 8vo pamphlet, 103pp, disbound. Some red underlining.

$35.00

Scene in the New York Gold Room during the Great Excitement of September 24th, 1869 - Gold 160
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Scene in the New York Gold Room during the Great Excitement of September 24th, 1869 - Gold 160

By Wall Street

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1869. Ephemera. Otherwise very good condition. 14 1/2 x 9 1/2" plus margins (quite close on left margin, but no loss). Black & white woodcut. A crowded floor scene inside the market, people hanging over the gallery waving hands.

$95.00

View in Wall Street from Corner of Broad
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View in Wall Street from Corner of Broad

By Wall Street

1840. Ephemera. Very good condition. Attractive view of the street scene, carefully drawn to show brokers on the street, the buildings, a horse & carriage, street merchants. Uncommon view. 7 3/4 x 5" plus margins, b&w steel engraving.

$125.00

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