Colonial Currency Conversion Tables

    J. Wright. The American Negotiator: or the Various Currencies of the British Colonies in America. London: J. Everingham, 1761.

    First edition. Octavo. ii, 464 pages. List of subscribers. Conversion tables.

    Full morocco over boards. Rebacked with some restoration to the corners. Library rubber stamp and light penciled notations to title and dedication pages. Remnant of removed library pocket on rear pastedown. Some scarring and bumping to the boards. Slight loss of leather to head of spine. Overall, a very nice copy.

    A comprehensive collection of tables to be used for the conversion of various currencies depending on shifting rates of exchange. This was a title mostly of interest to merchants, businessmen, shopkeepers, and such. The list of subscribers runs well over 2,200 individuals, listing their names and professions, offering an interesting overview of the range of vocation in the American Colonies of the time. Benjamin Franklin, one of the subscribers, is listed as "merchant." This title is in Wolf and Hayes' The Library of Benjamin Franklin.

    Howes, W697. Sabin, 105606. Wolf and Hayes, 3721.

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