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An authentic account of the weights, measures, exchanges, customs, duties, port-charges, &c. &. made use of, and paid at the several ports in the East-Indies, traded unto by Europeans: together with an account of all the different coins (both real and imaginary,) by whic all accompts in Asia are kept. Also The Coins, Weights, Names and Touches of Gold, Emperor's and Hoppo's Duties on the Measurage of European-Ships; with the Duties on all Good; Imported and Exported at Canton in China. To which are added, Tables, reducing Troy-Weights into Canton-Weight; and Canton-Weights into Troy-Weights, for the readier Payment of Silver to the Chinese-Merchants, calculated with the greatest Exactness from one Penny-Weight to 100,000 Ounces, and from one Mace to 100,000 Tales &c, &c. Great Part whereof is from the Author's own Experience, and the Remainder compiled from the most outkentick Accounts, taken by the Armenian and Portuguese Merchants, who are continually trading from Port to Port in the East-Indies. The whole being of great Use to all Gentlemen trading to those parts, by preventing the many and too frequent Impositions and Frauds committed by the Natives, By Thomas Brooks.

Brooks, Thomas (Accountant)
MDCCLII. [1752]
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Authentick account of the weights, measures, exchanges, customs, duties, port-charges, &c


London : printed and sold by Edward Spencer, at the Star and Elephant in Birchin-Lane, Cornhill, MDCCLII. [1752]

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[8],79,[1]p. ; 8⁰.

Publications note

ESTC T1044

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.


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