A Rare and Important Work on Banking in Michigan

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A Rare and Important Work on Banking in Michigan
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Wendell, Emory [editor]. WENDELL'S HISTORY OF BANKING AND BANKS AND BANKERS OF MICHIGAN. A CONCISE HISTORY OF BANKING OPERATIONS FROM THE EARLIEST TIME TO THE PRESENT, WITH DETAILED ACCOUNTS OF MICHIGAN BANKING HISTORY AND LAWS, AND SKETCHES OF LEADING BANKS AND BANKERS OF THE STATE AS THEY ARE AT THE OPENING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Detroit: Press of Winn & Hammond, (c. 1900). Two volumes. 4to, original matching full brown morocco, gilt; decorative endpapers. Frontispiece portraits; (xii), 431, (1); (x), 326 pages; illustrated with 24 portraits in the first volume and 87 in the second, some of them engraved with tissue guards. Bindings a bit worn, with spine of first volume split; one leaf loose. Very good. A very scarce and substantial work deserving of wider recognition. Includes a chapter on the U.S. coinage, as well as much material on the currency and banking systems. The many portrait plates depict important Michigan bankers. Sullivan 658.