New York: Nafis & Cornish, 1846. 12th edition. Hardcover. A well used early American book keeping instructional work, written by a jack of all trades, authority on bookkeeping, convicted murderer and brother of Samuel Colt, the famous firearm maker.
In the original boards, with the original owner's name, A. J. Anderson of Charleston SC. Anderson was born in 1815 and became a merchant. The second owner's name, George Rome at the front paste down. Numerous notes, sketches, calculations, on both paste downs and the last page of text.
8vo, 188pp. Halt tan calf and marbled boards, gilt title at spine (Colt's Book Keeping); the original owners paper labels at front board. OCLC: 27945534 records 3 copies, at Hamilton College, UCal Berkeley & UCal N Reg Lib. Good + condition. Item #25110