*Our shops are open!*
Dover Street: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Fulham Road: by appointment, 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Click for more information about safety measures in store.

HAMILTON, William.

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
Reserve Ask us a question


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).

Confused? Read our glossary


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], [1]. 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.


With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details



Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220

ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question


Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book