Kenneth Hudson charts the early history of pawnbroking, when kings pledged their jewels to pay for their wars, to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, when pawnbrokers dealt not only in jewellery and things of value, but more and more with small pledges, often redeemed at the week's end, of clothing and bedding and domestic articles of all kinds.
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Book Description The Bodley Head Ltd, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0370304470