A Collection Of All The Statutes Now In Force, Relating To The Excise, And The Duties Upon Salt.
A fine example of a rare book
EXCISE DUTIES FOR 1699
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb deceas'd, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty,
With an abridgment of the said statutes, and a table of the rates upon the several liquors, &c. shewing by what acts they are imposed. to which is added a table of the allowances for common brewers, &c,
6.75 x 4 inches. 12mo. [i] + 384 + 44pp index and tables. Black letter, old damp stain to foremargins of early leaves, ownership signature of Ja[c]ob Hale to front free endpaper, contemporary blind-panelled sheep binding with floral corner-pieces, rubbed, a few old small ink stains to lower board
Despite the title which seems to concentrate on salt, this compendium covers everything taxable: beer, wines and spirits, cider and mum, sweets, vinegars, whalefins, pearl ashes and of course tobacco. The majority of the book is printed in black letter. A gives a complete picture of economic activity at the end of the 17th Century.
ESTC R33347 - 2 copies in the UK; 1 in Europe; 4 in USA
Goldsmiths' 3600; Wing E883B (an earlier edition of 1697 appears as Wing E883A)
[Stock No. 25412]