Book-Keeping New Modelled:or, A Treatise of Merchants Accounts: according to the True Italian Method of Debitor and Creditor: wherein that excellent and curious method is clearly laid down, in a plain and convincing manner; the whole being altogether new and concise, and illustrated with three set of books. To which are added a specimen of a factor-book, a ware-house book, and an invoice-book: with directions how to frame a book of charges of merchandize, and a book of personal and household expences.
First edition, extremely rare, with the ESTC (T183835) locating only one copy in Britain, at the National Library of Scotland, and two in America (Harvard and Pennsylvania).
Quarto (218 x 172 mm), pp. [viii], 86 + ff. 8, 12, 14, 4, 4 [foliated as 7, 11, 13, 3, 3 as the foliation refers to the page-spread], . Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine ruled and stamped gilt in compartments, gilt red morocco label. Housed in a burgundy cloth flat back box by the Chelsea Bindery. Ownership inscription of Thomas Hope dated 1745 on title. Joints cracking, spine ends and corners a little rubbed, some very slight surface wear, front free endpaper loose but still holding. Upper outer corner of title with name cut away, occasional light spotting; an excellent copy.
Bibliography: ICAEW, p. 138; Kress S.3491. Not in Goldsmiths' or Herwood.Don't understand our descriptions? Try reading our Glossary