Small 4to, pp. , 188, with several illustrations and tables in the text; leaves lightly browned, more severely in places, occasional marginal damp-marking, with the odd note added in pencil and in ink; withal a good copy, recently re-bound in mottled calf, spine elaborately decorated gilt, contrasting lettering-piece, ownership stamp to the title-page.
US $869 €736
Sixth edition of a rare Portuguese merchant’s guide. ‘This all-purpose handbook includes rates of exchange for European currencies, rules for basic math, instructions on bookkeeping for companies, rules of spelling and pronunciation, and a number of odd lists: e.g. notable items for the numbers 1-12, religious orders chronologically, by date of foundation), major events in European history, distances from Lisbon to other cities in the Peninsula (with estimated travel times). Garrido, a native of Spain, spent many years teaching arithmetic and writing at Lisbon.’ (Richard C. Ramer, quoted on OCLC).
Not in Herwood or ICA. OCLC locates only one copy of this edition.
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