Mysteries and Secrets of Trade and Mint-Affairs: With several Reasons against transporting Treasure; and waies set down for preventing the same. Thomas VIOLET.

Mysteries and Secrets of Trade and Mint-Affairs: With several Reasons against transporting Treasure; and waies set down for preventing the same...

London: William Du-Gard, 1653.

Small thin folio. [20], 182, [2 blank], [8]pp. (some dampstains and marginal tears; scattered foxing and age-toning). Large engraved vignette on title page. Magnificently rebound in full deep burgundy morocco with ornate gilt and blind- tooled decorations on the covers and spine; marbled endpapers. London: William Du-Gard, 1653. First edition. Rare

An exhaustive appeal, supported by a wealth of documents, against permitting exportation of bullion from the Commonwealth Mint. Violet was a London goldsmith and alderman who was convicted of smuggling silver bullion in 1634 but was pardoned on condition of exposing other malefactors. STC Wing V593.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine
Edition: First
Language: English

Price: $7,500.00

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