"A Systematic Plan Adopted by Dishonourable Men, And Notorious Swindlers" [Friends of Commerce]. A Caution to Bankers, Merchants, And Manufacturers Against a Series of Commercial Frauds Prevalent Throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Edinburgh: Printed and Sold for Friends of Commerce in England, Scotland, And Ireland, 1831. 148, [iv], ii, ii, ii, 148, 24 pp. Duplicate leaf with pp, 143-144 bound after p. 126. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Original paper-covered publisher, boards with recent cloth rebacking, printed paper title label to spine, untrimmed edges. Moderate rubbing to boards, heavier rubbing to board edges with wear to corners, hinges cracked, a few cracks to text block, which is secure, front free endpaper, with later cellotape repair, detached with a few chips and tears to its edges. Moderate toning to interior, "To Mr. Vozard, with best respects. from the Editor" in early hand to front free endpaper. $750. * Only edition. The Friends of Commerce was established to prevent what we would call "white collar crime." Caution reviews "a systematic plan adopted by dishonourable men, and notorious swindlers" to commit financial fraud by exploiting bankruptcy laws and other legal protections. OCLC locates 11 copies, 5 in North America, none in law libraries. The Kress Library of Business and Economics 26740.
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