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Lot #    8802
Auction End Date    1/11/2005 10:06:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Circulare
Author    [Only Ed. - Rothschild]
City    Vienna
Publication Date    1817
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. [1] f., 357:207 mm., light age staining, few tears on edges.
          
Detailed
Description
   Document by Augustin Reichman Franh. v. Hochkirchen on behalf of the Austrian royal treasury to "Handelshauser Contard und Rothchild" concerning the loan of monies to France.

The Austrian branch of the Rothschild financial empire was led by Salomon Mayer Rothschild (17741855), who moved to Vienna in 1816, where he was soon on very friendly terms with Metternich (during the 1848 Revolution he was accused of helping Metternich to escape) and was thus able to ignore or overcome the various discriminations to which Jews were subjected in Vienna and Austria (since a Jew was not allowed to purchase a house, he rented a whole hotel); in addition he had to contend with the rivalry of the established banking houses, foremost of which were the Arnstein and Eskeles firms. In 1822 he was ennobled. He was soon participating in the floating of government bonds. His main achievement was building Austria's first railroad and establishing the Oesterreichische Kreditanstalt, with which his descendants were closely connected and which later became Austria's state bank.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
France:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica