Customs Handbook with Information About Colonial Products Edgar, William. Vectigalium Systema: Or, A Complete View of That Part of the Revenue of Great Britain, Commonly Called Customs. Wherein I. The Several Branches of that Revenue are Distinctly Treated of, And Explain'd by Examples. II. The Manner and Method of Computing Both in the Customhouses, And at the Waterside, Are Demonstrated; With Rules, Directions, And Variety of Tables, For the More Certain and Expeditious Operations. III. The Rates of all Merchandizes Inwards, and the Net Duties to be Paid or Secured at Importation, Or Drawnback on Exportation in Time, On all Goods Whatsoever, Both Rated and Unrated, Are Exactly and Carefully Calculated, With References Respectively for Working and Proving Them; And Likewise the Rates and Duties Payable Outwards and Coastwise. IV. The Laws Relative to the Customs, Navigation, And Trade, Are Abstracted Under Proper Heads in Alphabetical Order; With Lists of Goods Prohibited to be Imported or Exported, And of the Legal Ports, Members, And Creeks in Great Britain, A Table of Fees, And Several Other Useful Tables. The Whole Digested in a Plain and Easie Method for the Benefit of the Officers of the Customs, And of All Concern'd in Trade. London: Printed, For the Author, by John Baskett, 1714. [vi], 330 pp. Folding table. Dedication leaf lacking. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in period style with raised bands and lettering piece, blind tooling to board edges, hinges mended. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks and scuffs to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, occasional faint dampstaining, light foxing to a few leaves, minor edgewear to folding table, later annotation to rear endleaf. $1,000. * Reissue of the first edition, one of two reissues, published the same year as the first edition. Edgar was inspector general of the ports in North-Britain. Enriched with numerous with rates and tables, this handbook offers excellent insights into English trade in the early eighteenth century. It includes a good deal of information about products from colonies of West Indies and North America, such as sugar, tobacco and animal hides. A second edition was published in 1718. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American law libraries (Library of Congress, Yale, Which.
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