The Book of Boston; Fifty Years' Recollections of the New England Metropolis

The Book of Boston; Fifty Years' Recollections of the New England Metropolis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...before Christmas yearely every one of the saide awdytours shall pay to the Crafte boxe... a pece." The extent to which the contents of the "Crafte-box" were augmented on this occasion has not been stated, but the general tone of the provisions contained in the "order for the awdytours" is one with which the latter day practitioner may not be altogether unfamiliar! The foundations for much of the substantial progress that has since been made in the accounting art in the British Isles, as well as over the world in general in modern times, were laid during this period; and remarkable as that advancement has been, full credit for the production of the first systematic manual of instruction upon the subject must not be withheld from the Venerable Italian Friar, Luca Paciolo, whose epoch-marking book--the first to set forth amply the principles of the double-entry system of accounting--was published towards the close of the fifteenth century. Although it was alleged by contemporary writers that the double-entry system had been followed in Italy for upwards of two hundred years previous to the advent of the Friar's celebrated book, and even as far back as in the time of Julius Caesar, the fact remains that the basis of all subsequent development in every branch of the science was then given in concrete form to the world; bringing us, as far as the statement and elaboration of principles are concerned, down to the complexities of our own essentially varied and broadened practice. Other authors have, of course, in the interim added substantially to the literature of the subject, but for generations afterward, their productions were usually in the form of translations, and not infrequently prefaced as "after the form...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236758366
  • 9781236758361