Banks' Cash Reserves: Threadneedle Street; a Reply to "Lombard Street" (by the Late Mr. Walter Bagehot) and an Alternative Proposal to the One-pound Note Scheme Sketched by Mr. Goschen at Leeds

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E. Wilson & Company, 1891 - Banks and banking - 179 pages
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