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.Edinburgh, printed for the Author by R. Fleming, 1735 Stock Code: 105424
NotesFirst 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.
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