Customs. An Account Of The Duties Paid, For The Last Two Years, On All Printed Books Imported Into This Kingdom; Distinguishing Between Those Bound, And Those Not Bound. Ordered To Be Printed 16th February 1802.
[bound With:] [report Of] The Lords Commissioners For Regulating, Directing, Approving And Confirming, All Sales, Made By Bodies, Politic Or Corporate, Or Companies, For The Purpose Of Redeeming Their Land Tax.
(accounts And Papers.) [1801-02]; (123)..
Disbound. In very good condition.
[land tax report signed:] w.. young, secretary, 10th june 1802.
Folio. 12.25 x 8 inches.  pp +  pp. Title on back cover.
The printed books report supplies figures for customs duties paid on bound and unbound books for 1800 and 1801, until 10th October. The Land Tax Report includes details of the sales made by the Archbishop of Canterbury and Sixteen of the Bishops and other clerical bodies. The Land Tax was introduced in 1692 and in 1798 the Land Tax Redemption Office was established, in which it became a perpetual charge which could be redeemed by payment of a lump sum and landowners were thereby exonerated. This sum equalled fifteen years tax but it could be exonerated by purchasing three per cent consols in government stock to achieve an annuity.
[Stock No. 24833]