Hamish Riley-Smith

Rare Books And Manuscripts

Recent acquisitions

Here are some of our recent acquisitions

Pietro Borgo. Libro de Abacho 1540

PIETRO BORGO

Libro de Abacho 1540

The second Italian commercial arithmetic – a practical book for the use of merchants

BORGO,Pietro. Libro de Abacho. Venice,Bernardino de Bindoni 1540 Quarto, 20.0 x 15.5 cm, contemporary vellum, yapped edges, later endpapers, 99 leaves [leaves 1, 68-69, 88, 91 and 100 are unnumbered; no leaves for 7 and 8; leaf 80 is misnumbered 74, leaf 86 misnumbered 8], woodcut initials, rinted mathematical calculations in the margins thro....

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John Briscoe. An Explanatory Dialogue of a late Treatise, intituled A Discourse on the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England.With Proposals for Supplying their Majesties with Money on easy Terms

JOHN BRISCOE

An Explanatory Dialogue of a late Treatise, intituled A Discourse on the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England.With Proposals for Supplying their Majesties with Money on easy Terms

Proposals for a Land Bank - Money creation and debt management

BRISCOE,[John]. An Explanatory Dialogue of a late Treatise, intituled A Discourse on the late Funds of the Million-Act, Lottery-Act, and Bank of England.With Proposals for Supplying their Majesties with Money on easy Terms, Exempting the Nobility, Gentry, &c. from Taxes, enlarging their yearly Estates, and enriching all the Subjects in the Kingdom.....

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George Joachim GOSCHEN. The Theory of Foreign Exchanges 
1861 First edition

GEORGE JOACHIM GOSCHEN

The Theory of Foreign Exchanges 1861 First edition

The classic treatise on foreign exchanges. The first systematic exposition of the effects of the bank rate

The Theory of Foreign Exchanges. London, Effingham Wilson Royal Exchange 1861 Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine lettered gilt, label of Bibliothek der Wiener Handelsakademie on the upper cover and inside, leaf edges marbled, printers woodcut on title of a grasshopper, pp.xii + 139 pages, discreet library stamp on title, a fine c....

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 Justinian I. Codex Justinianus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and the Summaria of Hieronymous Clarius] Venice, Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino 16 Sept 1495

JUSTINIAN I

Codex Justinianus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and the Summaria of Hieronymous Clarius] Venice, Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino 16 Sept 1495

Justinian’s Codification of Roman Law - “the most notable and enduring achievement of the age”

JUSTINIAN I. Codex Justinianus [with the Glossa ordinaria of Accursius and the Summaria of Hieronymous Clarius] Venice, Bernardinus Stagninus de Tridino 16 Sept 1495 Folio, 15.5 x 10.3 inches, 16th century blind stamped alum-yawed pigskin with the clasps, skilful repairs to hinges and top of spine, leaf edges blue, 318ff, printed in two columns w....

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Alphonse Rubellin. Saddled camel with calf and owner

ALPHONSE RUBELLIN

Saddled camel with calf and owner

Smyrna circa 1880

Albumen print with oval corners 17.2 x 20.0cm, pasted on original album leaf titled in ink in a contemporary hand Smyrna Turkey in Asia, preserved in an acid free mount. The bearded and turbaned trader stands in front of his camel with its calf behind in a cobbled and flag stoned street beside a building with five columns at the side with shuttered w....

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