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JONES, Edward Thomas.

The science of book-keeping, exemplified in Jones’s English Systems of single and double entry and balancing books. Second edition.

Published: London: Printed by T. C. Hansard; published by the author, 1831

Stock code: 105526

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Second edition of the new version of the English System. “The unfavourable reception of his work silenced Jones for nearly quarter of a century, until he set to work to devise a revised version of the system. Published as the Science of Bookkeeping in 1831, a second edition followed in the same year, a third in 1832, and a fourth in 1834 after his death. Developed and modified by his sons, editions of the work continued to appear until the 1880s. The revised system that Jones presented withdrew many of the features of the original system and considerably modulated his attack on the principles of double-entry. Jones admitted that the ‘additional experience’ of thirty-five years had convinced him that there were ‘strong objections in practice’ against the form of the journal he had put forward. He also divested the ledger of the multiple columns. Two additional books were part of the new system ….” Bywater and Yamey, p. 198.

Quarto (317 x 243 mm), pp. vii, (1), 111, (1); [140 pp. of lithographed examples, (2), 123-259, (1)]. Later brown coarse grain cloth, spine lettered gilt, paper label lettered gilt on front cover. A little light dust-soiling; occasional light spotting; a very good copy.

Bibliography: ICAEW, p. 90. This edition not in Goldsmiths' Herwood or Kress.

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