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The staple contract, betwixt the Royal Burrows of Scotland, and the city Campvere in Zealand. With the several amplifications, prolongations, and the ratifications thereof. Published by order of the General Convention of Royal Burrows, in July 1749. To which is prefixed, an historical account of the staple, by a private gentleman.Edinburgh, James Donaldson, 1776. 8vo. Contemporary half calf.
Cat. Goldsmith 11426; ESTC T085936; Hanson 6258; Kress 7278. Second edition of an account of the trade relations between Scotland and the city of Veere in Zeeland, the Netherlands. The first staple contract, which set out the privileges to be enjoyed by Scottish traders, was drawn up in 1541. The introduction of the work is an historical account of the staple written by Charles Stewart, who was at that time the deputy conservator at London. The main text is written by James Yair, a minister of the Scottish Church in Veere (Campvere). Veere was Scotland's staple port from 1541 until 1799. Scottish merchants could export certain goods such as wool, coal, tiles, arms and ammunition to Veere without paying customs. Veere was a prosperous trading city during the 17th and 18th centuries.With the armorial book plate John Whitefoord Mackenzie (1794-1884), whose library was auctioned in 1886. Also with a small faint library stamp of the Solicitors Supreme Court on the foot of the title-page. With a few spots, otherwise in very good condition. Binding slightly rubbed along the extremities, sides somewhat rubbed.
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