Amsterdam Holland Merchant's Commerce 1753 Dutch business handbook trade goodsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Economics, Netherlands, Dutch History, Amsterdam).
De Koophandel van Amsterdam.
Published 1753, Rotterdam for PH. Losel, J.D. Beman, H. Kentlink.
785 pages. Text in Dutch. Volume 2 only (of two).
1/4 leather binding, raised bands, marbled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well age worn, leather dried and well cracked, joints heavily scuffed, covers still firmly attached, remains overall attractive as a mid-18th century hand made object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, some visible old dampstaining, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 7/8" H x 4 1/2" W.
A famous handbook for merchants, the most widely used work of its kind in 18th century Holland. Includes detailed information on all subjects of interest to merchants: the Amsterdam stock exchange, bill-broking, pawnbroking, the corn trade, sales by auction, drapery, weights, measures and coins, excises, insurance, the East and West India Company, the trade with Moscow, the Scandinavian countries, German towns, Switzerland, Flanders, England, France, Spain, the Spanish West Indies, Portugal, Italy, etc. [Antiquariat Inlibris Gilhofer,Vienna].