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The Banker's Sure Guide:

or,

Monied Man's Assistant.

In Three Parts.

By S. Thomas [Thomas Slack]

1782 - London - G. Robinson

4.5" by 3.5"; (xxviii) 328pp.

 

DETAILS

A copy of a compact but important reference work concerning interests, annuities, brokerage commissions, etc.

In three parts.

Part I consists of Tables of Interest, Part II of Sundry Tables and Part III of A large and accurate Table of Commission or Brokerage.

The fifth edition, enlarged and corrected.

Collated complete.

Thomas Slack [pseud. S. Thomas] was a printer and newspaper proprietor. He was the eldest son of Joseph Slack (17011752), of Wreay, near Carlisle, and his wife Mary (nee Stephenson); he was baptised on 18 December 1723 at Hesket in the Forest, Cumberland. Nothing is known of Slack's education and early years.  On 15 December 1751 he married Ann (or Anne) Fisher (17191778), daughter of Henry Fisher, a yeoman of Oldscale, in the parish of Lorton, Cumberland.

In 1763 Slack started his own printing business. His shop which he named the Printing Press, was at the head of Middle Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Slack, ably assisted by his wife, sold prints, lottery tickets, and spectacles, in addition to books and stationery. The printing of books formed a large part of their flourishing business. Between 1755 and 1784 his name appeared, as printer, publisher, or bookseller in the imprints of some 150 books.

Thomas Slack was also an author, writing under the pseudonym S. Thomas, complementing his wife's work with a series of books on business practice: The British Negociator (1759), The Banker's Sure Guide (1762), Britannicus estimator (1764), which became The Ready Calculator (1771), and The Commercial Palladium (1775). He also edited W. Webster's Essays on Book-Keeping (1779).

CONDITION

In a calf leather binding. Externally, rather worn with some chips and closed tears. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Hinges are starting but firm. Pages are generally bright and clean with some age-toning. There are some annotations to the margins in pencil and an old ink inscription to the verso of front free-end paper. Overall: GOOD.

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