A London merchant, 1695-1774
London, Frank Cass & Company, 1962
(22.5 cm), viii, 164 pp. Publisher’s cloth, dust jacket. - Concerned with the activities of William Braund, merchant, ship-owner, shipping insurer, Director of the East India Company and of the Sun Fire Office. “A study of William Braund himself would be of little interest; there is nothing in him or his life that raises him above his type. A study of certain aspects of commercial life in the eighteenth century through the medium of his activities seems, on the other hand, both interesting and valuable” (from the author’s Preface). Reprint of first edition (Oxford University Press, 1933). ¶ Very good, unmarked copy.