698
698
Witt, Richard
ARITHMETICALL QUESTIONS, TOUCHING THE BUYING OR EXCHANGE OF ANNUITIES; TAKING OF LEASES FOR FINES, OR YEARLY RENT; PURCHASE OF FEE-SIMPLES; DEALING FOR PRESENT OR FUTURE POSSESSIONS; AND OTHER BARGAINES AND ACCOUNTS, WHEREIN ALLOWANCE FOR DISBURSING OR FORBEARANCE OF MONEY IS INTENDED; BRIEFLY RESOLVED, BY MEANS OF CERTAIN BREVIATS. LONDON: PRINTED BY H[UMPHREY] L[OWNDES] FOR RICHARD REDMER, 1613
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
698
Witt, Richard
ARITHMETICALL QUESTIONS, TOUCHING THE BUYING OR EXCHANGE OF ANNUITIES; TAKING OF LEASES FOR FINES, OR YEARLY RENT; PURCHASE OF FEE-SIMPLES; DEALING FOR PRESENT OR FUTURE POSSESSIONS; AND OTHER BARGAINES AND ACCOUNTS, WHEREIN ALLOWANCE FOR DISBURSING OR FORBEARANCE OF MONEY IS INTENDED; BRIEFLY RESOLVED, BY MEANS OF CERTAIN BREVIATS. LONDON: PRINTED BY H[UMPHREY] L[OWNDES] FOR RICHARD REDMER, 1613
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Witt, Richard
ARITHMETICALL QUESTIONS, TOUCHING THE BUYING OR EXCHANGE OF ANNUITIES; TAKING OF LEASES FOR FINES, OR YEARLY RENT; PURCHASE OF FEE-SIMPLES; DEALING FOR PRESENT OR FUTURE POSSESSIONS; AND OTHER BARGAINES AND ACCOUNTS, WHEREIN ALLOWANCE FOR DISBURSING OR FORBEARANCE OF MONEY IS INTENDED; BRIEFLY RESOLVED, BY MEANS OF CERTAIN BREVIATS. LONDON: PRINTED BY H[UMPHREY] L[OWNDES] FOR RICHARD REDMER, 1613
FIRST EDITION, 4to (178 x 120mm.), tables, marginal rust-hole in first four leaves, one or two leaves cropped with slight loss
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Provenance

bought from E. M. Lawson, East Hagbourne, 1988

Literature

Tomash & Williams W101; ESTC S120265; Goldsmiths’ 421; Hoock & Jeannin II/W23.1; Kress S150; STC 25931; see also C.G. Lewin, "An early book on compound interest: Richard Witt's Arithmeticall questions" in Journal of the Institute of Actuaries 96 (June 1970), pp.121-132

Catalogue Note

“The first English book of tables of compound interest” (De Morgan). “The tables were oriented to bankers and, for the most part, consist of how much interest is to be gained on various sums over different periods of time. One reform that was initiated by this work was the eventual decimalization of the British currency (after roughly 350 years)” (Tomash & Williams).

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