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, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1764. iv, 587,  pp. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Recent period-style half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, blind fillets, blind ornaments and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing in places, worm hole to fore-edge at rear of text block (final 18 leaves), light browning to preliminaries, offsetting to its margins and those of final few leaves. A handsome volume. $550. * More comprehensive than earlier compilations, this collection of duties from the reign of James I to the 4th 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. The ESTC records two later versions with a 1764 publication date and later statutes. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) T145234.
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