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Item #73195 A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To Prevent. Great Britain, William Manley, Compiler.
A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To Prevent...
A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To Prevent...
A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To Prevent...
A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To Prevent...

A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To Prevent...

A Scarce Collection of Customs Laws [Great Britain]. Manley, William, Compiler. A Collection of the Laws of the Customs Now in Force, To Prevent Frauds and Abuses in the Revenue, And the Illegal Importation and Exportation of Prohibited and Uncustomed Goods: Being an Abridgment of Several Acts of Parliament from the II Edw. III. To the 12 Car. II. And the Clauses at Large from the Several Acts Passed Since the 12 Car. II. With Notes Connecting Those Which Relate to Each Other: Wherein are Continued the Powers Given by the Laws Now In Force to Justices of the Peace, For the More Effectual Executing the Laws of the Customs. [...] London: Printed by Thomas and Robert Baskett for Robert Vincent, 1742. [iv], viii, 285, [141] pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Later period-style quarter sheep over marbled boards, blind rules to sheep edges, blind fillets and gilt-edged red and black lettering pieces to spine, edges untrimmed, endleaves renewed. Light rubbing to boards, faint dampstain to upper left corner of front board, moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint starting at head, corners bumped and lightly worn, ownership signature ("James T. Bell") to verso of front free endpaper, small hole to upper corner of front endleaf, which has gift inscription "to Edward Rosslyn Mitchell from J.T.B." dated 1904 to its verso. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, light soiling and small marks in pencil to margins in a few places, a few folded corners, clean tear to fore-edge of leaf Q2 (pp. 227-228) just touching side note, upper margin of title page neatly removed, no loss to text, later note in ink to head of p. i. $600. * Only edition. This comprehensive collection of statutes dealing with customs administration covers the period from Edward III to George II and was compiled for the reference of customs officers. It includes a section on trade with plantations in the United States. Our copy was given to Edward Rosslyn Mitchell [1879-1965], a Labour MP and Glasgow solicitor. James T. Bell, a Glasgow tobacco manufacturer and the father of Mitchell's first wife Constance Bell, was an avid book collector. OCLC locates no copies of this title; the ESTC locates 3 (British Library, Harvard Business School Kress Library, Massachusetts Historical Society). English Short-Title Catalogue N27603.

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