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GILBART, James William. Lectures sur l'histoire et les principes du commerce chez les ancients.

Paris. Guillaumin et Cie, 1856. First French edition.
12mo. [3], vi-xii, 168pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of the author. Without half-title. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed to extremities, short cracks to joints. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Presented by the author to Miss Henderson Jan. 1. 1857' to blank fly-leaf.
A presentation copy of the first French edition, translated by Félicité Guillaumin, of the influential English banker John William Gilbart's (1794-1863) lectures on ancient commerce.

The sometime General-Manager of the London and Westminster Bank was an influential writer on commerce and banking; this collection of lectures delivered to the Waterford Literary and Scientific Association was first published in English in 1847.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 19186