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Lot #    15114
Auction End Date    7/18/2006 11:36:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Erinnerungen von Ludwig Bamberger
Author    [Ms.] Paul Nathan
City    Berlin
Publisher    Georg Reimer
Publication Date    1899
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [8] pp. 220:141mm., light age staining, ink on paper, signed and dated.

Only edition. Frontpiece, X, [1], 541, [2] pp., 221:145 mm., light age staining, wide crisp margins. A very good copy bound in the original boards, rubbed, lacking spine.

   Ludwig Bamberger (18231899), German banker, politician, and economist; leading advocate of a gold standard for German currency. He studied law at Heidelberg and practiced as an attorney in his native city of Mainz. He joined the revolutionary movement of 1848 and edited the republican newspaper Mainzer Zeitung which advocated the unification of Germany and democratic government. He took part in the insurrection of 1849, fled to Switzerland, and was condemned to death in absentia. When, in 1866, a general amnesty was declared, Bamberger returned to Germany, and entered politics as a liberal, sitting in the German Reichstag from 1871 to 1893. During the years of his exile in London and in Paris he had entered the family firm of Bischoffsheim where he acquired considerable knowledge of finance. He became one of Bismarck's principal advisers on indemnification after the Franco-Prussian war of 1870. Later, Bamberger disagreed with Bismarck's policy of protective tariffs which he considered reactionary and in 1884 he and other followers seceded and formed the more liberal Freisinnige Partei. Though in opposition, he continued to exercise great influence on legislation of economic or financial character. He was an enthusiastic advocate of the gold standard and a champion of free trade and founded an association for its promotion. Bamberger was not a practicing Jew but in his memoirs he deplores German anti-Semitism. Stung by the anti-Semitic attacks of the German historian, Heinrich von Trietschke, he published a pamphlet "Deutschtum und Judentum" which was a vigorous rejoinder. He made numerous contributions to political and economic literature and his articles in the weekly Die Nation were published in book form under separate titles: Wandlungen und Wanderungen in der Sozialpolitik (1898); Bismarck Posthumus (1899). He also published his collected writings in five volumes (189498), and his memoirs appeared posthumously (1899).
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19th Century:    Checked
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Language:    German
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