(Paris: Chez Jean de Nully, 1748). 127 x 203 mm. (5 x 8"). xvi, 608 pp.
Contemporary calf, raised bands, spine compartments gilt with foliate sidepieces and floral centerpiece, red morocco label, marbled endpapers. Woodcut headpieces and tailpieces. Early ownership inscription on front blank. Boards detached, covers, and extremities obviously worn, some loss of leather in top spine compartment; free endpapers gone or partly so, rear flyleaf defective, text slightly browned, a dozen leaves with varying but generally minor ink stains, dampstains, or soiling, tiny wormholes in lower corner and fore edge through first half of book (slightly elongated through a dozen leaves), other minor defects, but generally well preserved internally. Nothing remotely like a fine copy, but with the text in very satisfactory condition, especially for a book that would normally be subjected to hard use.
This is a revised and augmented edition of a handbook for men of business and principally for those keeping the books. It has numerous examples of actual accounts which take us into the world of the shops of 18th century France. The first section is on simple accounting, the second on double-entry bookkeeping, and the third on other sorts of business which a bookkeeper might be writing up, such as bills of exchange or letters of credit. De la Porte envisages an international business, and explains the currencies and the weights and measures of other European countries. He also includes a handy dictionary of French business terms. (ST8271)
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PJP Catalog: Cat 69.036