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Publications for sale

The ICAEW Library & Information Service offers a number of publications for sale on the history of accounting, the accountancy profession, ICAEW and Chartered Accountants' Hall.

To order any of the titles in this list, please contact the Library & Information Service by telephone on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or by email at library@icaew.com

Chartered Accountants' Hall- the first hundred years

Chartered Accountants' Hall- the first hundred years
BOYS, P.G.
London : ICAEW, 1990 (viii,88p.)

An illustrated book by Peter Boys produced in a limited edition of only 500 to commemorate the centenary of Chartered Accountants' Hall. Last few numbered copies available.

'This superbly illustrated book has been produced in a limited edition of only 500 to commemorate the centenary of the building. It is a unique record, with over 100 beautiful illustrations in colour and black & white taken from the Institute's own archives. These include original architect's plans as well as paintings, sketches, prints and photographs spanning the last century.

The original building was a masterpiece of its time. However, a pressing need for more space as the Institute developed led to the addition of an equally impressive extension completed in 1970. The development from the 1890s to the present day is vividly described by Peter Boys of the University of Kent.

Each copy of the book is individually numbered and provides a unique memento of the history of this beautiful building.'

This book is available now from the ICAEW Library & Information Service for £55.00 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing is charged at £3.50 for UK/Europe, or £15 for the US. For other areas please contact the Library.

Chartered accountants in England and Wales- a guide to historical records

Chartered accountants in England and Wales- a guide to historical records
Wendy Habgood
Manchester University Press, 1994 (viii,241p.)

An essential work for anyone interested in tracing the history of accounting firms in England And Wales. This book, edited by Wendy Habgood is based around a survey of the archives of 182 firms conducted by the ICAEW. The results of the survey are published alongside two introductory essays by respected academics in the field. Published in the series Studies in British Business Archives.

In a review of the book in Accountancy (March 1994, page 88) Professor R.Parker of Exeter University said that Wendy Habgood's book 'will be invaluable to anybody interested in the history of the profession.'

Limited copies of the book are available now from the ICAEW Library & Information Service for £40 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing is charged at £3.50 for UK/Europe, or £15.00 for the US. For other areas please contact the Library.

Foreign books on book-keeping and accounts- 1494 to 1750

Foreign books on book-keeping and accounts- 1494 to 1750; a bibliography
YAMEY, B.S.
[London : Smith & Ouzman], 1968 (34p.)

This book is available now from the ICAEW Library & Information Service for £3.50 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing is charged at £1.50 for UK/Europe, or £4.50 for the US. For other areas please contact the Library.

Historical accounting literature- a catalogue

Historical accounting literature- a catalogue of the collection of early works on book-keeping and accounting in the Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales together with a bibliography of literature on the subject published before 1750 and not in the Institute Library
INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. Library
London : Mansell, 1975. One cloth-bound volume, 284x225mm. (386pp. incl. 8pp. facsimile illustrations)

A catalogue of the collection of early works on book-keeping and accounting in the Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, together with a bibliography of literature on the subject published before 1750 and not in the Institute Library.

Some 3,000 entries represent the holdings of this collection of accounting works published since the late 15th century. Each entry contains the fullest possible information, including detailed collations for works with pre-1800 imprints.

History of the Society of Incorporated Accountants, 1885-1957

History of the Society of Incorporated Accountants, 1885-1957
GARRETT, A.A.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1961 (360p)

This book is available now from the ICAEW Library & Information Service for £5 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing is charged at £3.50 for UK/Europe, or £15.00 for the US. For other areas please contact the Library.

Italian book-keeping, reduced into an art

The ICAEW Library & Information Service has one pristine facsimile reprint of Italian book-keeping, reduced into an art by Hustcraft Stephens, 1735 (as published in the Historic Accounting Literature collection between 1978 and 1980) available to purchase for £125 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing costs to be negotiated on agreement of sale.

About the Historic Accounting Literature collection (1978-1980)

The Historic Accounting Literature collection was published between 1978 and 1980 by Scolar Press. The collection comprised seventy-five titles in fifty bound volumes and was originally issued to subscribers between 1978 and 1980 at a rate of two volumes per month. Individual volumes were not available to purchase individually and only 125 sets of the Historic Accounting Literature collection were printed.

'The collection is based on the Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, whose holdings in the fields of book-keeping and accountancy are the finest in the world. many of these books are of the utmost rarity and in fragile condition. Conscious, therefore, of the need to make them more readily available to historians of business, commerce and economics, the Scolar Press will issue the most important texts from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. Many of the volumes will be in English, but key works in French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese will be included, illustrating the diffusion of knowledge of accounting and the shift in economic power from one country to another.' - extract from the pre-publication description of the collection by Scolar Press.

La science des negocians et teneurs de livres

The ICAEW Library & Information Service has one pristine and one very good facsimile reprint of La science des negocians et teneurs de livres by Matthieu de La Porte, 1704 (as published in the Historic Accounting Literature collection between 1978 and 1980) available to purchase for £125 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing costs to be negotiated on agreement of sale. To order this title just call us on +44 (0)20 7920 8620 or send us an email at library@icaew.com

About the Historic Accounting Literature collection (1978-1980)

The Historic Accounting Literature collection was published between 1978 and 1980 by Scolar Press. The collection comprised seventy-five titles in fifty bound volumes and was originally issued to subscribers between 1978 and 1980 at a rate of two volumes per month. Individual volumes were not available to purchase individually and only 125 sets of the Historic Accounting Literature collection were printed.

'The collection is based on the Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London, whose holdings in the fields of book-keeping and accountancy are the finest in the world. many of these books are of the utmost rarity and in fragile condition. Conscious, therefore, of the need to make them more readily available to historians of business, commerce and economics, the Scolar Press will issue the most important texts from the sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries. Many of the volumes will be in English, but key works in French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese will be included, illustrating the diffusion of knowledge of accounting and the shift in economic power from one country to another.' - extract from the pre-publication description of the collection by Scolar Press.

The earliest books on bookkeeping 1494 to 1683

The earliest books on bookkeeping 1494 to 1683- some notes on the origins of double-entry bookkeeping
THOMSON, H.W.
London : ICAEW, 1963 (16p)

Includes a full colour reproduction of the portrait of Pacioli with his patron Guidobaldo, Duke of Urbino - by Jacopo de Barbari.

This book is available now from the ICAEW Library & Information Service for £3.50 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing is charged at £1.50 for UK/Europe, or £4.50 for the US. For other areas please contact the Library.

The hall of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The hall of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Sir John Squire
ICAEW, 1937 (20p)

A slender book containing a description of the building by Sir John Squire, Hon. A.R.I.B.A, and beautifully illustrated with 12 plates (7.5" x 9.5") of black and white photographs showing internal and external views of the building in 1937, including historic images of the old Council Chamber and the Oak Hall (no longer in existence).

The history of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, 1880-1965

The history of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, 1880-1965, and of its founder accountancy bodies, 1870-1880- the growth of a profession and its influence on legislation and public affairs
HOWITT, H.G., (Sir), ed.
London : Heinemann, 1966 (xiv,269p)

An essential volume in the collection of any Chartered Accountant interested in the history of the ICAEW. Described by A.A. Garrett in his review of the book as 'a fascinating book for chartered accountants' written with 'lively and readable text ... illuminated by flashes of dry comment and presented with urbanity and conciseness' (Accountancy, April 1966)

Why not purchase your own copy, and find out more about the early days of the institute, the role of Chartered Accountants in both world wars, and the beginnings of the modern institute?

This book is available from the ICAEW Library & Information Service for £15 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing is charged at £3.50 for UK/Europe, or £15.00 for the US. For other areas please contact the Library.

The making of a profession

The making of a profession
MARGERISON, T.
London : ICAEW, 1980 (43p.)

This book is available now from the ICAEW Library & Information Service for £5.00 (plus postage and packing). Postage and packing is charged at £1.50 for UK/Europe, or £4.50 for the US. For other areas please contact the Library.

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