Chicago: Coin Publishing Company, (1899). First edition. 8vo, original pictorial white wrappers, 184,  pages, wire stitched. Illus. Cheap paper a bit browned; wrappers a bit worn; wrappers and a corner of the text block a little stained; a very good copy of a fragile item. Item #14389
"Monarchy stoops to spring! Cold, pitiless Monarchy! that would pull over the form of the Republic,, the winding sheet of death! Its God is Mammon and it seeks to enslave mankind!" An elaborate and entertaining series of arguments against the gold standard, national banks, and financial trusts, cast as a series of lectures at the Art Institute of Chicago from an elegant and preternaturally gifted teenage economist named COIN, the whole from the fertile pen of the moderately eccentric populist reforming lawyer and politician, bimetallism advocate and eventual Ozark resort entrepreneur William "Coin" Harvey (1851-1936), who had been William Jennings Bryan's 1896 campaign manager. With two leaves of terminal ads (including a call for agents to canvass for Coin Publishing works).