1764 Compilation of English Excise Taxes [Taxation]. [Great Britain]. A Collection of All the Statutes Now in Force, Relating to the Duties of Excise in England. London: Printed by Mark Baskett, 1764. [vi], 880, 169 pp. Folio (12" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind fillets and large gilt arms of Great Britain to front and rear boards, raised bands, lettering piece and tiny early shelf label to spine, later repairs to joints, spine ends and corners. Light rubbing and some minor scuffs to boards and spine, moderate rubbing to extremities, hinges cracked, front free endpaper detached. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light soiling to a few leaves, "Comptroller's Office" in early hand to head of title page, which features a large woodcut of the arms of Great Britain. $650. * Only edition. More comprehensive than earlier compilations, this collection of duties from the reign of James I to the 23rd year of the reign of George III offers unique insights into the mechanisms of taxation, the state of local industry and trade and contemporary assumptions about social utility and discretionary spending. It includes a summary table, list of tax rates and an index. Contents are arranged chronologically. Not in the English Short-Title Catalogue.
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