The History, Principles, and Practice of Banking – J. W. Gilbart (2 vols) (1882)

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The History, Principles, and Practice of Banking – J. W. Gilbart (2 vols) (1882)

S$120.00

Title: The History, Principles, and Practice of Banking

Author: J. W. Gilbart

Publisher: George Bell and Sons, 1882.

Condition: Hardcover, cloth, 2 vols complete. Fair. Some foxing and wear to cover, front hinge on both volumes cracked, previous owner’s bookplate on endpapers of both volumes. Binding tight, text unmarked. App 7″ by 5″. A heavy book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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From the RBS Heritage website:

Gilbart wrote widely on monetary matters, banking principles, banking history and logic. His many books and pamphlets included:

A Practical Treatise on Banking, 1827
The History and Principles of Banking, 1834
The History of Banking in Ireland, 1836
The History of Banking in America, 1837
Lectures on the History and Principles of Ancient Commerce, 1847
Logic for the Million, 1851
Logic of Banking, 1859
His writings on banking were highly regarded in his lifetime; his Practical Treatise ran into its sixth edition by 1859. In 1865 (after Gilbart’s death) his most influential works were republished in a six-volume collection.

A key theme in his writings was his belief that companies had not only rights but also responsibilities in society. These duties included being truthful, fair and reliable, as well as helping other companies in difficult times. He was, in effect, the country’s first exponent of the idea of corporate responsibility in its broadest sense. He set down these ideas in 1846 in a pamphlet entitled The Moral and Religious Duties of Public Companies.

His writings have become classics of the banking profession’s literature and his name was permanently linked to banking education through the Gilbart Lectures at King’s College, London. Provided for by Gilbart himself before his death, these lectures took place annually from 1872 until 1998.