The Act of Tonnage and Poundage, And Rates of Merchandize, With...
The Collection of Crown Revenue [Great Britain]. [Customs Administration]. [Carkesse, Charles, Compiler]. The Act of Tonnage and Poundage, And Rates of Merchandize, With The Further Subsidy; The Old Impost; The Additional Impost; And All Other Duties Relating to Her Majesties Customs, Now Payable Upon any Sort of Merchandize Imported or Exported. Digested into an Easie Method, Whereby may in One View be Found the Several Duties upon Each Particular Commodity Specified in the Book of Rates, Or any Other Act of Parliament. As also the Twenty Seven Rules Annext to the Book of Rates; And the Table of Officers Fees. To Which is Added, A Collection of Such Statutes, And Part of Statutes, Relating to Her Majesties Customs, As Passed Since the Act of Tonnage and Poundage. 12 Car. 2. And are Now in Force. Likewise, An Abridgment of Several Statutes Now in Force and Use, Which were Made Before the Said Act of Tonnage and Poundage. As Also The Duties of Excise on Imported Commodities: The Ports of England and Wales: Lawful Keys, And Wharfs in the Port of London: With the Tables of Scavage, Package, Balliage, Packers-Porters Duties, And Usual Tares. Together with an Alphabetical Index to the Whole. London: Printed by Charles Bill, And the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, Deceas'd; Printers to the Queens Most Excellent Majesty, 1702. [xxiv], 768,  pp. Folding woodcut table. Publisher advertisement to final page. Octavo 97-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands, retained, somewhat edgeworn, early lettering piece, blind and gilt fillets and gilt publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Light toning to interior, light smudges to a few leaves, light soiling to title page, two clean tears and light edgewear to folding table. $350. * Updated edition. In existence from the time of Edward II to the Customs and Excise Act of 1787, Tonnage and poundage was a set of import and export taxes levied for the crown by Parliament. This compilation provides an excellent perspective on their implementation by clerks, collectors and other dockside officials. Like many books of this kind, they are valuable sources of detailed information that is difficult to find elsewhere. First published in 1660, it went through several editions, the last appearing in 1737. Goldsmiths' Library of Econo.
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