Liverpool: Printed by James Smith, near The Exchange, 1812. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Item #306030
Title page, 12 pages, 179 pages. Small ink stamp on front free endpaper, and at head of first page of text. Original purple cloth, gilt lettered to spine, with class number near foot of upper board. Bookplate of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire on the front pastedown (see pictures for details). An attractive and very clean scarce volume of insight into merchant dealings at Liverpool in the early years of the nineteenth century. The publication consists of a series of letters between Breed and Hughes & Duncan concerning letters of credit used by Breed to purchases goods for importation, such as Fruit, Berries, Raisins, Tobacco, Flour and Wheat. It appears Hughes & Duncan were dissatisfied in some manner by Breed's business and wished to cease doing business with him, warehousing and selling his goods at higher charges and selling at lower prices than Breed wished. Additionally H&D were said to be contacting other providers of storage, of ships, and of money claiming that it would be unwise to do business with Breed. The details of solicitor's letters are gone into, and refuted in detail by Breed, along with his claims of improper charges and fees. There are account details of merchant ships, the Brunette, Albion, Lewis, and Erin, and the costs of insurance and warehousing are given. The 179 pages end with Breed pleading with H&D in regard to his honour. The consequences of this dispute persisted in Breed's commercial life into the following year with the dissolution of a partnership with John Kilshaw in Liverpool, recorded in The British Gazzette, as ended in July 1813. Size: Octavo (13.5 x 20.5 cms). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Featured; New Arrivals; Economics. Inventory No: 306030.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; Featured; New Arrivals; Economics. 1812 A Letter to Messrs Hughes and Duncan of Liverpool Merchants By RF Breed Liverpool 1812 RF Breed