Philadelphia. Reprinted by A.C. Kline. 1863. 8vo, 23cm, 33,(1)pp., appendix, original printed wrappers bound in half black calf backed marbled boards, gilt spine title, front board detached, rubbed and worn along the spine edge, library stamps & book-plate, internally fine. (Agc). Item #40672
Sabin 7668. A reprint of the original 1843 edition with a new Preface by the publisher. Consists of two essays read by the author before the American Philosophical Society on American Revolution paper currency. An Appendix lists all the issues and denominations of all the bills of credit issued by Congress. Samuel Breck (1771-1862) was born in Boston and educated there and in France. He was a major figure in the mercantile, philanthropic, and political life of Philadelphia during the first half of the nineteenth century. With an interest in historical and literary affairs, Breck was an active member of the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Athenaeum, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and the American Philosophical Society (elected 1838).