A Collection of All the Statutes Now in Force, Relating to the Duties
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. iv, 662, ,  pp. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands, lettering piece and blind ornaments to spine, gilt publication date to foot of spine, endpapers renewed. Negligible light soiling to boards, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to interior, minor edgewear to a few leaves, light soiling to title page. $500. * 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 throughout the young British Empire, the state of local industry and trade and contemporary assumptions about social utility and discretionary spending. It includes a summary table, a list of tax rates and an index. Contents are arranged chronologically. Not in the English Short-Title Catalogue, which records an otherwise identical copy with different pagination.
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