“London, the emporium of the world”.
“The City is a world within itself. Centred in the heart of the metropolis, with it innumerable capacities for commercial pursuits, it presents at first sight, to a stranger, a most mysterious and unfathomable labyrinth of lanes and alleys, streets and courts, thronged with a bustling multitude, whose various occupations, though uniting in one grand whole, seem to have no direct association with each other. “
[EVANS, David Morier]. (1819-74). The City; or, The Physiology of London Business; with Sketches On ‘Change, and at the Coffee Houses.
XII, 211, , [4:adverts] pp.
(Occasional light spotting, a few tears (without loss to text). Publisher’s brown/purple cloth (cloth faded, spine re-backed using later cloth, corners bumped, later endpapers and pastedowns). Otherwise good.
Chapters include: “City Life- The Power and Riches of England….The Banking Interest Considered – The Bank of England”, “The Stock Exchange- Its Origin of Business by the Introduction of foreign loans and shares…The Spanish Panic of 1835”, “…The foreign scenes of Railways-The Iron Trade”.
“The North and South American Coffee-House”, “The Jerusalem Coffee-House- The Manager’s System of Management…Special Interests Attended to- The East India and Australian Merchants- The India Mail- Class of Visitors…”, “Garraway’s Coffee-House- Its Business and Appearance”, Influential Hebrew Houses- Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid”.
David Morier Evans was a Welsh financial journalist, working at the ‘Times’ the ‘Morning Herald’, and the ‘Standard’ before starting his own paper- ‘The Hour’.
8vo. London: Baily Brothers, Exchange Buildings, 1845.
Provenance: skull shaped bookplate to front pastedown.
Very RARE FIRST EDITION.
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