A SYSTEM OF EXCHANGE WITH ALMOST ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. To which is added, The India Directory for Purchasing The Drugs and Spices of the East Indies, &c.

New York: John Furman, 1800. First edition. 18 cm. [13], xiv-xvi, [1], 18-180pp. Contemporary leather binding spine worn at head, front board reattached, joint cracked on rear board. Period owner's inscription. Highly specific and thorough guide to international currency conversion to the dollar. The second half of the text, with a separate title page is an alphabetical directory of spices and drugs described, plus a section on "various articles of private trade, from India," including Arac, a spiritous liquor, elephant's teeth and other items; a short essay on the use of Chinese touch needles for judging quality of gold by W. Lewis; and practical directions for purchasing diamonds, as well as recent auction records of them. EVANS 3796. KRESS B 4207. Item #63869

Price: $750.00

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