"A Complete System of His Majesty's Revenue of Customs" Crouch, Henry [d. 1732]. A Complete View of the British Customs. Containing, I. A Perfect and Distinct Account of the Several Particular Branches Whereof that Revenue Consists. II. The Former and Additional Books of the Rates of Merchandizes, From Which Most of Those Branches are Chargeable (...) All Calculated to the Utmost Exactness. Together With the Several Rules, Orders, &c. Annexed to the Book of Rates. III. Directions for, And Examples of, the Method of Computing the Aforesaid Duties to be Paid and Repaid; With the Drawbacks and Bounties on the Exportation of Several British Goods, &c. IV. The Several Ports, Members and Creeks of Great Britain; The Lawful Keys, Wharfs, &c. And the Fees Payable to the Officers of the Customs in the Port of London: with the Duties of Scavage, Package, &c. Payable to the Said City. V. An Index, Wherein is Comprehended the Substance of the Several Laws Now in Force, Relating to the Customs, &c. The Whole Being a Complete System of His Majesty's Revenue of Customs. Continued to the End of Session of Parliament, Anno Noni Georgii. To Which is Now Added, A Supplement, Containing Several Alterations and Additions. And the Rates of Merchandizes Usually Imported, And Not Particularly Rated in the Former Book of Rates. With the Total Net Duties and Drawbacks. Being a Further Continuation to the End of the Session of Parliament, Anno Undecimo Georgii. London: Printed for J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1725. [iv], , 439,  pp. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary calf, gilt rules enclosing blind fillets to boards, gilt-edged raised bands and lettering piece to spine. Rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, a few scuffs to rear board, joints cracked but secure, hinges partially cracked. Toning, annotations in early hand to endleaves, early signature to head of title page. A nice copy. $500. * Second edition. First published in 1724, a time when Great Britain was consolidating its status as the world's leading maritime power, Crouch's handbook is an encyclopedic account of English customs law. As one would expect, it contains a great deal of information relating to colonies. It went through five editions, the final in 1755. Taken together, they are a valuable source of information for students of Atlantic history and th.
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