The Clarendon Press, 1955, Hardcover, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, Unstated
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's name in ink on front end paper. Dark blue cloth over boards, xviii, 198 pages, Index, List of Abbreviations, List of Customs and Subsidy Accounts Used in the Study, Bibliography, Places of Origin of Salt, fold-out map, one map in text, and two black-and-white illustrations. In a dust jacket that is lightly soiled, lightly worn at head of spine. In a Brodart jacket that is taped to the book. "Salt in the Middle Ages was used for great variety of purposes, from the curing of food to the destruction of fleas, and the trade in it had something of the importance to the economic life of Europe that the coal trade has today. This book attempts to chronicle a commercial revolution that occurred in the mid-fourteenth century whereby North Europe, having previously obtained most of its salt from indigenous sources, came to depend increasing on supplies drawn from saline in France and Portugal." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz. Category: Engineering, Industrial, Trade; Books; Sociology & Culture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 009291.