This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...an account, although in order of development it belongs earlier than the more striking features of the improvement in ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...an account, although in order of development it belongs earlier than the more striking features of the improvement in transportation facilities. Reference has been made to the possible difficulty of the early producer in finding purchasers for his product, who are supplied with the commodities that he desires. This difficulty is met by the use of sorne one commodity which all agree to accept as a medium of exchange. With this difficulty out of the way, the producer may next encounter one which is more fundamental. He may not succeed in finding a purchaser at all. And yet purchasers may be quite as anxious to find the supply, as the producer is that they should. Coincidence of buyers and sellers is not so difficult as the double coincidence requisite in barter, but it may still be so difficult that a disproportionate amount of time is necessarily spent in marketing products. A device intended to remedy this is the setting apart of a specified building, or open square, in each village, to which, upon specified days, all producers who have anything to sell shall bring their wares. In acordance with the particular kind of exchanges which it is expected will take place in it, each stall or portion of the market-place is called a vegetable market, a fish market, etc., as the case may be. The market brings together in a convenient manner the persons of a single locality who have products to sell. Annual markets, or fairs, serve" the same purpose for larger areas. Many of these fairs were once of national importance and lasted for a month or more, though the usual period was from one to two weeks. Such a fair still survives in the " Messe " at Leipzig, Germany, and a much more extensive one in Russia, at Nijni-Novgorod. Within the six weeks during which...Read Less
New. pp. 419. Pages 419 It is the reproduction of the original edition published long back (1898 ). Hardcover with sewing binding with glossy laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Print on Demand.
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