de Bow's Commercial Review of the South & West Volume 5

de Bow's Commercial Review of the South & West Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...DutiHY Of Brunswick, with that of Nassau, ranks as the thirteenth voice in the German confederation. The agricultural products are cprn, of which it is estimated by Vollguth, the yearly average is 575,000 qrs., flax, tobacco, madder and hops. The manufactures are of linen, woolen and hardware. As in Nassau, the University of Gottingen is also the high school of the Dutchy. The spinning wheel was invented here. The Duchy Of Saxe Meiningen, described by geographers as a "crescent-shaped territory," is dependent upon its forest and cattle as the chief sources of its wealth, though manufacturing in cotton, woolen and hardware is carried on to a limited extent. The similarity of pursuits in the population of the smaller States obviates the necessity for any more particular description of the sources of wealth than have been furnished in the previous pages. The peculiar position, however, which was occupied by Frankforton-theMaine for so long a period, as a distinct republic in the heart of the German confederacy, to which, even at this time, she has not acceded with her entire territory, must invest her history with peculiar interest in the eyes of other nations. In works of art and the treasured mementoes of an age over which the charm of romance is found to linger, Frankfort is still rich. One of the oldest cities in Germany, it boasts a commerce which entitles it to the high rank of being one of the four great emporiums for the supply of Germany with all kind of merchandise. W6 quote from the Report of Dr. Bowring on the German Customs League: "Its merchants commence business at six or seven in the morning and toil til ten or eleven at night, not having yet attained to that methodical celerity, which in London despatches a hundred...show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 540g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638204
  • 9781236638205