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Just and Fair to All. 147 expense of those who work without enjoying."

Yes! Monometallists and monopolists are near akin.

Monometallism works injustice to debtors.

Bimetallism might be unfair to creditors.

Joint-metallism would be always just and fair to all.

PART III.

HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE OF

MONEY.

HISTORY OF THE SCIENCE OF

MONEY.1

Nicole? Oresme, the fourteenth century college president and political economist, councillor to Charles V. of France, and Count Bishop of Lisieux, appears to have been the founder of the modern science of money. His Traictie de la première Invention des Monnoies was written about 1366.

Nicolas Copernicus, the great astronomer, Canon of Frauenburg, and adviser of Sigismund I. of Poland, wrote Monete 3 Cudende Ratio in 1526.

These works are in the Astor Library, where I found them uncut. They are not in the Mercantile Library.

M. L. Wolowski, the very able editor and annotator of the edition of these

1 See Preface to Second Edition. ? He signed his name Nicole, not Nicholas. 8 He does not use the diphthong æ in this title.

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