The Elements of Book-Keeping; comprising a System of Merchants Accounts, founded on Real Business, and adapted to modern Practice: with an Appendix on Exchanges, including the recent alterations.
The second edition, Augmented and Improved.
Second edition of Kelly’s book-keeping instruction manual, first printed in 1801, with an introductory preface offering a short history of book-keeping. Kelly was master of the Finsbury-Square academy. The work met with considerable success.
Octavo (210 x 131 mm). Contemporary sprinkled sheep, flat spine ruled gilt, unlettered. Ownership inscription in Latin dated 1817 at head of half title: “E Libris in usum Discipulorum Scholae Haslemerense Joannes Austinis Praeceptor”. Ink splash to boards, fore edge of front board and corners a little rubbed, one bifolium slightly sprung, front free endpaper removed. A very good copy.
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