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Historical accounting literature

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.

The great majority of entries appear in the section on book-keeping and accounting, which is chronologically arranged under eighteen different languages. Other notable features include an introductory essay on the development of accounting literature by Basil S. Yamey, who has also compiled select bibliographies on Luca Pacioli and Edward Thomas Jones. There is an author index with cross-references.

Entries are arranged under the following headings:

  • Book-keeping and Accounting
  • Books and First Editions prior to 1750 not contained in the Library of the ICAEW
  • Histories
  • Bibliographies
  • Accounts
  • Public Accounts
  • Pacioliana
  • Jonesiana
  • Account Books
  • Commercial Law
  • Calligraphy and Lithography
  • Commercial Arithmetic and Various Mathematical Tables
  • Actuarial Science
  • List of illustration from Early Books in the ICAEW Library

All copies sold include a photocopy of the supplement:

Historical accounting literature- supplement, updated to 31st August 1975
INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES. Library
London : ICAEW, 1975 (15p.)

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