England's First Important International Trading Company Lingelbach, W.E. The Merchant Adventurers of England: Their Laws and Ordinances with Other Documents. Originally published: Philadelphia: The Department of History of the University of Pennsylvania, . xxxix, 260 pp. Reprinted 2005, 2010 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584774426; ISBN-10: 1584774428. Hardcover. New. $22.95 * With detailed notes and an extensive introduction. Chartered by the crown in 1474, the Merchant Adventurers was England's preeminent regulated international trading company until the early nineteenth century. This source book collects eighteen substantial documents written between 1407 and 1805, the most important years of the society's history. This group includes the Charter of 1407, extracts from the Charter of Edward IV (1462) and the Laws and Ordinances of 1608. Taken together, these records form one of the most detailed pictures of business organizations and methods during the later Tudor, the Stuart, and the early Hanoverian eras.
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