XVII century book on Coal Trading

“A Discovery of Indirect Practices in the Coal-Trade Or, a Detection of the Pernicious Maxims and Unfair Dealings of a Certain Combination of Men, Who Affirm, it is a Cheat to be Just, and Just to Cheat”

Povey, Charles
Published by London; A Baldwin, 1700.

Povey (c 1651 – 1743) was a litigious serial entrepreneur based in London. He was well-educated, though by his own statements he was largely self-taught. He played a minor role in Whig politics, and was briefly imprisoned for writing pamphlets against James II. He set up a successful coal-trading business around 1700 and went on in 1705 to take over the Traders’ Exchange House in Hatton Garden (now famous diamond quarter, place of London Diamond Bourse) , London. From humble origins himself, he devoted much energy to the cause of poor relief and charitable works.

There are only 4 copies in UK according to literature.

Very interesting piece of literature detailing practices and tricks of coal trading at that time. Exquisite collectible to display at the company’s premises.

Please click “Add to quote” and fill-in your details in order to receive the price.

SKU: 344 Category:

Product Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Details

Title: “A Discovery of Indirect Practices in the Coal-Trade Or, a Detection of the Pernicious Maxims and Unfair Dealings of a Certain Combination of Men, Who Affirm, it is a Cheat to be Just, and Just to Cheat”
Publisher: London; A Baldwin, 1700.
Publication Date: 1700
Condition: Very Good
Softcover

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “XVII century book on Coal Trading”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *