A Book containing Tables for finding out the Exchange of Money and Annualrents [sic],

Heriot (Alexander)

A Book containing Tables for finding out the Exchange of Money and Annualrents [sic],

for Days, Months and Years. With a further Description of the arious Uses of the saids [sic] Tables.

Description: title-page a bit soiled, small piece missing from lower margin,damp-staining in signature B, pp. [xx], 40, small 4to, disbound, a little contemporary annotation, including 'Finis' at the end

Publication Details: Edinburgh: Printed by the Heirs and Successors of Andrew Anderson, 1697

Notes: One of the earliest books on the subject published in Scotland. The NLS notes to the ICAS collection, cites Robert Colinson's Idea ratioparai, 1683, as the first, and that 'its publication in 1683 marked the decline of Dutch influence on bookkeeping books written in English. For the next century, most of the best books on bookkeeping in English were published in Scotland or were written by Scottish authors.' Heriot is described on the title-page as one who is a 'Teacher of Book-Keeping, who Lives now presently within a little Closs on the East side next to the foot of Bells-Wynd.' 3 copies onl...more

Bibliography: (ESTC R177953; Aldis 3670)

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Price: £750

Subject: Economics

Published Date: 1697

Stock Number: 61042

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