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Book - The Victoria Gold Valuer's Ready Reckoner, 1853 Reg. No: HT 8394
- Book entiltled 'The Victorian Gold Valuer's Ready Reckoner' published in 1853.
For dozens of registered gold brokers and merchants throughout Victoria, a 'ready reckoner' provided a quick and accurate means of determining the value of gold without resorting to complex calcuations. Prices were listed in tables based on the price per ounce, weight and purity of the gold.
- Small, worn hardcover book, with brown, linen cover. Gold text on spine.
|Dimensions:||11.70 cm (Width), 17.30 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||gold, gold rushes, surfacing|
|Themes this item is part of:||Working Life & Trades Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MINING & METALLURGY|
|Secondary Classification:||Assaying - Gold|
|Tertiary Classification:||(to be classified)|
|Inscriptions:||On spine: THE/VICTORIA/GOLD/VALUER'S/READY/RECKONER
On title page: THE VICTORIA/GOLD VALUER'S READY RECKONER/AND/ASSAYER'S CHEMICAL GUIDE:
|Author:||Mr John Scoffern, 1853|