"A PRACTICAL BUSINESS MANUAL AND A TREATISE IN POLITICAL ECONOMY": WHITAKER'S FOREIGN EXCHANGE, 1931
WHITAKER, Albert C. Foreign Exchange. New York and London: D. Appleton, 1931. Octavo, original burgundy cloth, original dust jacket. $100.
Later edition of this essential primer on foreign exchange, defined by the author as "an international means of payment."
"Professor Whitaker has succeeded in producing a book on foreign exchange, which is both clear and comprehensive; which will be of interest to banker, merchant, and economist, and not unintelligible to the lay reader, who may belong to none of those groups… Not the least of the merits of he volume is the fact, that it is very well written throughout, that it is replete with illustrations which clarify obscure points, and that great effort has been put forth to obtain precision of statement. The writer believes that Professor Whitaker has given us a comprehensive, well-balanced, lucid exposition of a difficult subject; and that this study should be of interest to bankers, merchants, and economists generally" (Sorrell, Journal of Political Economy). The first edition was published in 1919. Owner stamp. Contemporary date stamp.
Book very nearly fine, dust jacket extremely good with a bit of wear to extremities and mild toning to spine.