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BEAWES, Wyndham.

Lex Mercatoria Rediviva. or, the Merchant's Directory. Being a complete Guide to all Men in Business, whether as Traders, Remitters, Owners, Freighters, Captains, Insurers, Brokers, Factors, Supercargoes, Agents. Containing an Account of our Trading Companies and Colonies, with their Establishments, and an Abstract of their Charters; the Duty of Consuls, and the Laws subsisting about Aliens, Naturalization and Denization. To which is added, a State of the present general Traffick of the whole world; describing the Manufactures and Products of each particular Nation: and Tables of the Correspondence and Agreement of the European Coins, Weights, and Measures, with the Addition of all others that are known. Extracted from the Works of the best Writers both at Home and Abroad; more especially from those justly celebrated ones of Messieurs Savary; improved and corrected by the Author's own Observations, during his long Continuance in Trade. The whole calculated for the Use and Service of the Merchant, Lawyer, Senator, and Gentleman. The Third Edition, with large Additions. By Wyndham Beawes, Esq; His Britannick Majesty's Consul at Seville and St. Lucar.
London: J. Rivington, T. Longman [etc.] 1771..

Folio. pp.[x]+898+[xix](index). Contemporary calf, rebacked to style, red morocco label. Including a large folding table titled 'A Modern Universal Table, of the Real and Imagined Monies of the World'. Nice birthday presentation inscription on front paste-down: "Moulden Fryer. Kinson Cottage / from his most affectionate Brother / W. H. Fryer. / Sunday 26th October 1845 / a birthday gift. 1. Moulden Fryer / 2. Kinson Cottage / 3. Wimborne / 4. Dorsetshire / 5. England / 6. Europe / 7. The World".

This edition not in Kress. First published 1750.

With sections on the modern and ancient trade of Arabia and Persia, including a description of Muscat: "Mascate is a city in Arabia Felix [...] and is a Place of greater Trade than any other in the Gulf of Ormus..." p.743-4.

Price £ 975.00
Stock Code 51914
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