Seventeenth-Century Treatises on Trade and Bankruptcy Sauter, Daniel. Praxis Banccae-Ruptorum Huius Seculi: Quae 1. Secundum Fallaces Actiones Depingitur, 2. Secundum Mala Adjuncta Expenditur, 3. Secundum Poenas in Eam Sancitas, Aestimatur, 4. Secundum Charitatem Emendatur. Opus Vetus et Novum. Lectu Perwquam Utile Simul & Jucundum Atque hoc in Primis Aevo & Orbe Etiam Necessarium. Leiden: Excudebat Godefridus Basson, 1615. [xvi], 94,  pp. [Bound with] Sauter, Daniel. De Officiis Mercatorum, Sive Diatribae: Quae Praecipua Mercatorum Pietatis Inter Negociandum Continent Officia. Leiden: Ex Officina Ioannis a Dorp, 1615. [viii], 70,  pp. Octavo (6" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary morocco, gilt fillets and large gilt arms to boards, raised bands, gilt title and gilt ornaments to spine, early repair to head of spine, all edges gilt. Negligible light rubbing, two small tears and a few worm holes to spine, corners bumped and somewhat worn, some worming to pastedowns, hinges cracked. Moderate toning to text, light browning and faint dampspotting in places, minor worming and brief early annotations to a few leaves, faint dampstaining to preliminaries and three following leaves, light soiling and early owner signature to title page of Praxis Banccae-Ruptorum. $5,000. * Praxis Banccae-Ruptorum: first edition in Latin, issued the same year as the first edition, published in German in Augsburg; De Officiis Mercatorum: first edition. This volume joins two classic seventeenth-century works on commercial law. Praxis Banccae-Ruptorum deplores bankruptcy as a method to commit fraud and proposes measures to reform its use. De Officiis Mercatorium is a philosophical essay exhorting tradesmen to maintain high ethical standards and, by doing so, uphold Christian values. The arms on our copy are those of Gaspar Alfonso Perez de Guzman y Sandoval, 9th Duke of Medina Sidonia [1602-1664], Viceroy of Naples. Praxis Banccae-Ruptorum: OCLC locates 3 copies in North America, 1 in a law library (Harvard). Kress Library of Business and Economics S.445; De Officiis Mercatorium: OCLC locates 1 copy in North America (Harvard Law School). Not in Kress or Goldsmiths.'.
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