Customs Administration During the Restoration Era [England and Wales]. The Act of Tonnage & Poundage, And Book of Rates; With Several Statutes at Large Relating to the Customs; Carefully Examined by the Records: Out of Which are Collected the Variations from the Book [o]f Rates and Act of Tonnage and Poundage, As Now Practis'd. With an Abridgment of Se[ve]ral other statutes concerning the customs. As also the Usual Tares, Ports o[f] England and Wales, Lawful Keys, And Wharfs in the Port of London; With the Tables of Officers Fees, Scavage, Package, Balliage, And Packers-Porters Duties. Together with an Index of the Whole Alphabetically Digested. London: Printed by the Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1675. [x], 325,  pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 3-1/2). Contemporary calf, rebacked retaining spine with raised bands, blind rules to boards, gilt dentelles to board edges, endpapers renewed. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, minor wear to corners, recent owner bookplate to front pastedown. Light toning to text, early owner signature to front endleaf. An attractive copy. $300. * Later edition. This handbook offers an excellent perspective on the practical application of customs regulation by clerks, collectors and other dockside officials. Like many books of this kind, they are valuable sources of detailed information that is difficult to find elsewhere. The first edition was published in 1660. It went through several editions, the last appearing in 1737. It incorporates the various acts granting the Crown taxes on imports of wines, tobacco and linen and silk. English Short-Title Catalogue R23868.
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