Shanghai: The Commercial Press, 1935. 1st. Original boards. First Edition. 8vo. xxi, 245 pp. Statistical tables; maps; fold-out tables. Index. Text in English. Black pebbled cloth with gilt lettering in grey dustjacket with black lettering. Decorative bookplate with name in English and Chinese. Rear hinge partially cracked; fainting offsetting to endpapers; a near fine copy in very good dustjacket (wear to extremities with chips at spine ends; two small areas of paper loss to spine; short closed tears). Item #18323
Uncommon and important economic study in China. "...includes mainly the relation of silver value to the general price level in China, factors that affect commodity prices in China, influence of non-monetary factors on the general price level in China, past and present trends in the value of silver and economic effects of declining prices in China, with a brief examination of the possible methods of controlling the value of money in China." - Letter to Hon. Chen Kung-Po, Minister of Industries.