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WANINGEN, Hendrick.

'Recht Gebruyck van't Italiaens Boeck-Houden,

Waer in begrepen staet, Een Memoriael, Journael, ende Schult-Boeck: Inhoudende Hondert schoone Partyen, noch 530 Vragen ende Antwoorden, verçiert met schoone Verklaringen... Vermeerdert met het Italiaens Boeck-Houden van Johannes Buingha. Amsterdam, M. Doornick, 1672. [with:] BUINGHA, J. Oprecht fondament ende principalen inhoudt van het italiaens boeck-houden.

Amsterdam: Marcus Doornick, 1672 Stock Code: 105571
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First edition thus, rare. Wanigen's work on book-keeping, originally entitled Tresor van het Italiaens boeck-houden, first appeared in 1607. His pupil, Johannes Buingha, was responsible for publishing further editions of it, until this one, which is the first to include Buingha's own work. "As is stated on the title-page, Waninghen's book contains a set of account books (memorial, journal and ledger) in which are entered 100 transactions, and also 530 'questions and answers, adorned with clear explanations'. The 530 questions and answers are divided into 23 chapters according to the type of transaction or occurrence. The consecutively numbered entries in the journal - some simple and some compound - are also clearly identified by a short title.... The success of the chosen combination of catechism followed by illustration is attested by the numerous issues of the work, including two editions of a French translation" (Bywater & Yamey, pp. 120-2).

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Description

2 works issued as one, quarto (203 x 158 mm), pp. [200]. Contemporary stiff unlettered vellum.

Illustrations

Large engraved vignette on the first title-page illustrating accountants at work, woodcut initials and large woodcuts in the accounting book specimens.

Condition

Bookplate of the Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to front pastedown, with their small stamp to title and deaccession stamp to front pastedown. Small shelfmark label to spine. Pale dampmark to lower margin of the final leaves; a crisp, clean copy.

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