The Universal Dictionary Of Trade And Commerce

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by Malachy Postlethwayt

This is a fascinating work on global trade and commerce, with an important series of large-scale maps of the continents. This copy is a rare example of the third and best edition, greatly enlarged to emphasize the far-reaching effects of the end of the French and Indian War and the implications of the Treaty of Paris. This encyclopedic work, arranged alphabetically, goes into considerable detail about the subject of commerce: from accounting house to ambergris to America, to yeast, to Yorkshire and zinc. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Malachy Postlethwayt

Title: The Universal Dictionary Of Trade And Commerce: With Large Additions And Improvements, Adapting The Same To The Present State Of British Affairs In America, Since The Last Treaty Of Peace Made In The Year 1763. With Great Variety Of New Remarks And Illustrations Incorporated Throughout The Whole Together With Everything Essential That Is Contained In Savary's Dictionary: Also, All The Material Laws Of Trade And Navigation Relating To These Kingdoms, And The Customs And Usages To Which All Traders Are Subject

Published: London : Printed for H. Woodfall, A. Millar, J. and R. Tonson, J. Rivington, J. Hinton, R. Baldwin, L. Hawes and W. Clarke and R. Collins, R. Horsfield, W. Johnston, T. Longman, J. Brotherton, J. Dodsley, T. Payne, J. Robson, T. Lowndes, W. Nicoll, and J. Knox, 1766.

Edition:

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary speckled calf with spines in seven compartments with raised bands. Tooled in gilt on either side of each band. Dark red and dark green morocco lettering-pieces in the second and third compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt with marbled endpapers. Purchased from Donald a. Heald Rare Books.

References

  1. Goldsmiths' 9210; cf. Kress 5645; cf. McCulloch p. 61; cf. Sabin 77273.