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This publication examines the rules of the earliest securities markets in England and the us, from their origins within the 1690s during the 1850s. Professor Banner argues that in the reign of Queen Anne a fancy and reasonably potent physique of regulatory regulate used to be already extant, reflecting frequent Anglo-American attitudes towards securities hypothesis. He makes use of conventional criminal fabrics in addition to a vast variety of nonlegal resources to teach that securities rules has a miles longer ancestry than is usually intended.

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Walthoe, 1716), I, 234. Thomas Wood, An Institute of the Laws of England, 3rd edn (London: Richard Sare, 1724), 434; Hawkins, A Treatise, I, 235. Edmund Wingate, The Body of the Common Law of England, 2nd edn (London: H. Twygford and Roger Wingate, 1655), 28. 8 Grain speculators, as in one characteristic accusation, intentionally profited from the misfortunes of others, by hoarding food so as to drive up the price: Of corne and vytayle they stuff theyr howses full Therby to ingender nede, and paynfull penury Unto the pore, that they may wyn therby.

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Davies, "Joint-Stock Investment in the Later Seventeenth Century," Economic History Review 4 (1952): 294; b u t see George Cawston and A. H . Keane, The Early Chartered Companies (London: E. Arnold, 1896), 1 2 - 1 3 . All Corporations, and Particular Persons, that are willing to become Adventurers to East-India . . , 1657). Cecil T. D. 1530-1707 (London: B. Quaritch, 1913) (Publications of the Selden Society, vol. 28), 180. Larry Neal, The Rise of Financial Capitalism: International Capital Markets in the Age of Reason (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 46.

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