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SOLD - Orton & Sadler's Business Calculator and Accountants Assistant, first edition 1877 gold-embossed cover w/ ornate illustration/tables

SOLD - Orton & Sadler's Business Calculator and Accountants Assistant, first edition 1877 gold-embossed cover w/ ornate illustration/tables

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

Straight out confession, I picked this one up for the cover. Then I bought it for the illustration.

I'm not a business or math person at all--though my brother is in college for it now--and if this book had been any less beautiful I wouldn't have looked twice, but I had to own something this gorgeous. That's all I would say, just gush about it's wonderful make and illustration and fonts and that unbelievably handsome portrait of Orton at the front, the gold embossment that STILL shines to this day on the weathered black cover with all its detail you could stare at for hours... add that to the fact the book is small and so somehow more charming, I could convince myself not to sell it.

But then it would sit on my shelf, and I know someone out there would appreciate it more. You would actually read it and understand the ornate and serious charts and tables, the history of the subject matter that you might study yourself or work in or love--numbers and their old rules and that old-fashioned, aged sort of feel the text and tables have even though numbers and math are considered timeless.

This book is likely incredible if you are that person. I hope you are.

You could, however, be someone who likes to own these old books for their visual, physical features even if the text is something you aren't into--I am sometimes that person, so I would totally understand that too, and this one is one of the best books I've ever come across and owned in that department. It's also in stunning condition compared to any that may remain out there or those from other years/printings. This was printed in 1877, and as far as books from the 1800s go it is in great shape even for showing the lovely wear of long past days.

Orton and Sadler were Hoy D. Orton and W. H. Sadler. Digression: that name--Hoy--is fantastic, so peculiar. Hoy is in fact English, and means " metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey 'cargo ship'. Northern Irish: variant of Howey 2 and Haughey." I love it. Anyway, the two were well-known businessmen of the time, Orton especially, and Sadler was the owner of the publishing company which put the book out every so often with updates. There are copies printed after this one, but this is the original, the earliest it was ever published. You'll find more commonly copies from 1884, 1888, 1897, and even one printed last year from ReInk books, but this is the first edition.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: Orton & Sadler's Business Calculator and Accountants Assistant: A Cyclopedia of the Most Concise and Practical Methods of Business Calculations. Including Many Valuable Labor-Saving Tables, Together with Improved Interest Tables, Decimal System: Showing the Interest on from $10 to $10,000--Rate, Ten per Cent. per Annum. by Hoy D. Orton, and W.H. Sadler.
-Author: Hoy D. Orton and W. H. Sadler
-Illustrator: Prints and frontispiece portrait of Orson unknown origin
-Format: Hardcover, first edition, gold-embossed
-Condition: The perfect condition of an old book -- stunning reflective gold impressions on worn black cloth, binding and pages intact
-Publisher: W. H. Sadler, Publisher, Nos. 6 and 8 North Charles St. Baltimore, Maryland
-Copyright: Hoy D. Orton, 1877
-Date published: 1877
-Provenance: This was picked up in a fairly well-to-do rare book shop earlier this year 2016.
-Pricing: to come!
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

Straight out confession, I picked this one up for the cover. Then I bought it for the illustration.

I'm not a business or math person at all--though my brother is in college for it now--and if this book had been any less beautiful I wouldn't have looked twice, but I had to own something this gorgeous. That's all I would say, just gush about it's wonderful make and illustration and fonts and that unbelievably handsome portrait of Orton at the front, the gold embossment that STILL shines to this day on the weathered black cover with all its detail you could stare at for hours... add that to the fact the book is small and so somehow more charming, I could convince myself not to sell it.

But then it would sit on my shelf, and I know someone out there would appreciate it more. You would actually read it and understand the ornate and serious charts and tables, the history of the subject matter that you might study yourself or work in or love--numbers and their old rules and that old-fashioned, aged sort of feel the text and tables have even though numbers and math are considered timeless.

This book is likely incredible if you are that person. I hope you are.

You could, however, be someone who likes to own these old books for their visual, physical features even if the text is something you aren't into--I am sometimes that person, so I would totally understand that too, and this one is one of the best books I've ever come across and owned in that department. It's also in stunning condition compared to any that may remain out there or those from other years/printings. This was printed in 1877, and as far as books from the 1800s go it is in great shape even for showing the lovely wear of long past days.

Orton and Sadler were Hoy D. Orton and W. H. Sadler. Digression: that name--Hoy--is fantastic, so peculiar. Hoy is in fact English, and means " metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey 'cargo ship'. Northern Irish: variant of Howey 2 and Haughey." I love it. Anyway, the two were well-known businessmen of the time, Orton especially, and Sadler was the owner of the publishing company which put the book out every so often with updates. There are copies printed after this one, but this is the original, the earliest it was ever published. You'll find more commonly copies from 1884, 1888, 1897, and even one printed last year from ReInk books, but this is the first edition.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: Orton & Sadler's Business Calculator and Accountants Assistant: A Cyclopedia of the Most Concise and Practical Methods of Business Calculations. Including Many Valuable Labor-Saving Tables, Together with Improved Interest Tables, Decimal System: Showing the Interest on from $10 to $10,000--Rate, Ten per Cent. per Annum. by Hoy D. Orton, and W.H. Sadler.
-Author: Hoy D. Orton and W. H. Sadler
-Illustrator: Prints and frontispiece portrait of Orson unknown origin
-Format: Hardcover, first edition, gold-embossed
-Condition: The perfect condition of an old book -- stunning reflective gold impressions on worn black cloth, binding and pages intact
-Publisher: W. H. Sadler, Publisher, Nos. 6 and 8 North Charles St. Baltimore, Maryland
-Copyright: Hoy D. Orton, 1877
-Date published: 1877
-Provenance: This was picked up in a fairly well-to-do rare book shop earlier this year 2016.
-Pricing: to come!

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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