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Author: CAESAR, JOH. SIMON.- AMERICANA.- PENNSYLVANIA.- 1816 Title: Der Geschwinde Intreßen=Rechner, oder die Berechnung der Intreßen von 1 Schilling bis zu 1000 Pfunden, und von 25 Cents bis zu 1000 Thalern, zu 6 pro Cent, von einem Tage bis zum ganzen Jahr.
Description: Reading [Pennsylvania], gedruckt und zu haben bey Johann Ritter und Comp., 1816. 8vo. Original quarter. clf. over marbled brds., covers edges and corners rubbed / bumped, marbled paper partially gone at righthand side of upper cover. Some age darkening. Nice original condition. [n1 [blank], n2,3 [Printed title & preface, recto only], B4 - F4]. (II (blank), III (title and preface), I (blank), XL (Interest tables)pp.). (Paper throughout medium browning and light foxing, as is usual with these booklets; righthand margin a small [35 x 7 mm] lightcol. waterspot, nothing serious or detracting.). Arndt 2184 (w. illustration of titlepage): Curious Americanum printed and published by Ritter of Reading Pennsylvania, offering a conversion table for interest calculations from'Pfunde, Schillinge, Pens' and 'Thaler' to cents at a rate of 6%, for the use of immigrant German settlers. Rare. On verso of printed title the claim laid down by John Simon Caesar to be recognized as the author of this publication, a copy of which deposited 'in this office'. District of Pennsylvania, signed in letterpress at bottom 'D.Caldwell, Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania'. The preface by the author consists of a 1 page 'Kurze Anweisung' [short introduction] on how to use the interest calculator and its tables. The example given at the end of the page ['798'] has an error, which is corrected by hand in ink to '698', 6 Pounds, 9 Shillings, 8 pence.
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Price: EUR 275.00 = appr. US$ 298.88 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 10221