New York: Garland Publishing, 1982.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #14732
Library stamps/marks/labels/slip, light cloth soil, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of 1695 edition, London: Printed for and Sold by Chr. Coningsby. "Mercantile apprenticeship in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was a process of learning on the job, but there were a few "how to" books available to supplement practical training. Edward Hatton's The Merchant's Magazine (London: 1695-1734) achieved considerable popularity in the British world, going through nine editions and selling something over 12,000 copies. It taught basic mathematics, weights and measures, tare (allowance for weight of containers), and tret (waste), exchange, interest, bookkeeping, factorage, broker's fees, postal rates and business forms. Writing with a "fair and legible Hand" was an essential talent of an aspiring merchant, and Hatton's work was illustrated with nine penmanship plates ..." - The American Magazine, Vol 2, No 1, Spring-Summer 1986, page 69. ; Accountancy In Transition; Ex-Library; 178 pages.