Vogel, Johann Wilhelm. Der vollständige und zu allerhand vorfallenden Rechnungen geschickt und fertige Rechen-Knecht, in vier Theile abgetheilet [...].

Gotha, Christoph Reyher, 1694.

4to. (26), 933, (7), 68 pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary full vellum with handwritten title to spine. Vellum finger tabs.

 2.500,00

A hefty manual containing tables for the help of accountants and merchants, including inspectors employed in mining and the military, etc. Expanded second issue with reset title-page and the 68-page appendix not present in all copies.

In the 1680s Vogel (1657-1723) had been in the service of the Dutch East India Company, employed in the Sumatran gold mines, and he is best remembered for the important account of his travels published in 1704. The present volume was published after his return when he was a mining inspector in Gotha and Saalfeld.

Binding lightly soiled, front inner hinge cracked. Contemporary ownership to pastedown; several ink rules, annotations and corrected errata by contemporary hand.

VD 17, 39:124523W. Goldsmiths'-Kress 3045.19.

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