Lot 254: Influential British statesman (1804–1865) associated with John Bright in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League; an immensely important figure in classical-liberal thought in economics and international affairs. Two ALSs signed "Richd Cobden," totaling five pages, dated 1847–1848. First is one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.25, October 19, 1847, in part: "With regard to Peel's late bill for regulating the Bank & the paper issues of the country, I do not see that it has been proved to be too stringent in its operations—On the contrary, the late gambling excitement in railways occurred after the passing of that measure—and the present depression arises more from the want of confidence & other causes than a deficiency in circulation." The second, three pages on two adjoining sheets, 4.5 x 7, January 19, 1848, concerns foreign affairs. In fine condition. Desirable content from the revered economist.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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