The King’s Customs..
Bound in original green cloth, gilt with contrasting black spine titles, gilt. A fine set.
Augustus M. Kelley.,
Vol. i. an account of maritime revenue and contraband traffic in england, scotland, and ireland, from the earliest times to the year 1800.
vol. 2. an account of maritime revenue and contraband traffic, the introduction of free trade, and the abolition of the navigation and corn laws, from 1801 to 1855.
with a preface by f. s. parry, c.b. deputy-chairman of the board of customs.
(reprints of economic classics).
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xv + [i] + 489 pp.; Vol. II, xi + [i] + 506 pp. +  pp. original publisher's advertisements.
Illustrated by 11 plates, including, 2 portrait frontispieces, folding and double page facsimiles and by tables in text.
Reprint of this standard work on the history of the British customs and maritime revenue service, including contraband, smuggling and the preventive forces. The two volumes were first published, 1908-10.
[Stock No. 24672]