Number Fifteen of Jarrolds' Monthly Mystery Novels. Ex-lening library, with marks and wear on binding. Some pencil and library markings. Possibly a library rebinding (or remainder binding, in reddish cloth, with title and author in gilt on spine). The text, however, is clean. Good as a reading copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Rayner Case
Publication Date: 1925
Book Condition: Poor
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Independently published. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1980334455
Book Description Independently published. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk198312723X
Book Description London: For Eben. Tracy and John Wyat, 1704., 1704. Quarto (193 × 147 mm). Contemporary panelled sheep, neatly rebacked. Armorial bookplate of John, Earl of Loudon to front pastedown. Corners extensively worn away, covers with considerable surface erosion and wear, inner hinges strengthened. Paper stock lightly browned, lower outer corner of the first and last few leaves a little frayed, blank upper margin of title-page cut away, presumably removing a former owner's signature, pen trials to the front free endpaper. Withal, still a very good copy. Second, improved edition, first published in 1689, of John Hawkins's guide to double-entry book-keeping according to the Italian method, here corrected and amended by John Rayner, who advertises his school for merchants near St. Paul's Church in London. Hawkins, who dedicates his work to Thomas Pilkington, Lord Mayor of the City of London, writes in the Epistle to the reader that "The paths that lead to the practice of Merchants Accompts are rough and crooked, and though many Authors have very accurately endeavoured to conduct the industrious through those Meanders, yet very few have hitherto arrived at their intended perfection, but this Clavis I hope contains such plain Directions, as without any elaborate pains; (like a Clew) may guide the industrious Student through most of those Inticacies." Hanson 429; ICAEW, p. 74. No edition in Herwood. Seller Inventory # 86363