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First Illustrated Edition of Fleetwood on English Coinage
CHRONICON PRECIOSUM: OR, AN ACCOUNT OF ENGLISH GOLD AND SILVER MONEY; THE PRICE OF CORN AND OTHER COMMODITIES; AND OF STIPENDS, SALARIES, WAGES, JOINTURES, PORTIONS, DAY-LABOUR, &C. IN ENGLAND, FOR SIX HUNDRED YEARS LAST PAST… TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF COINS, ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVERAL PLATES OF GOLD AND SILVER COINS
By Bishop William Fleetwood
A remarkably well-preserved copy of the first illustrated and best edition of this early work on English money, in a very attractive contemporary binding. Fleetwood’s is the earliest scholarly study of prices and wages in England. Dekesel F114. Hirsch 41. Lipsius 128. Strandberg 66.
Complete 10-Volume Sotheby Brand Sales
The Brand Collection. From the Collection of Virgil M. Brand. Sold by Order of the Executors of the Estate of Jane Brand Allen.
By Sotheby Parke Bernet
The complete, 10-volume Sotheby’s sale of the Brand collection of ancient and European coins and medals: Part I: Roman and European Coins. Part II: Swiss Coins. Part III: Greek and Roman Coins. Part IV: Russian and Polish Coins. Part V: Greek and Roman Coins. Part VI: Coins of the Netherlands. Part VII: Ancient Coins. Part VIII: Swiss, Austrian and German Coins. Part IX: Colonial and Indian Coins. Part X: Classical and Modern Coins and Medals. Of the highest importance. The Russian volume of this series has become very desirable on its own in recent years. Ex Ratto Family Library.
1725 Record of London Bills of Exchange
THE LONDON COURSE OF EXCHANGES
By John Sweet [compiler]
An original manuscript maintaining careful records of bills of exchange entered into in May of 1725. Begins with a very interesting table of exchange rates between London and a number of cities: (as written) Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburgh, Paris, Bourdeaux, Cadis, Madrid, Bilboa, Leghorne, Genova, Venice, Lisbon, Porto, and Dublin. Bills of exchange were widely used in international trade to facilitate transactions between currencies.
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