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Book Description
Long title: with an Abridgment of the said Statutes, and a Table of the Rates upon the several Liquors, &c. shewing by what Acts they are imposed. To which is added a Table of the Allowances for common Brewers, &c, 6.75 x 4 inches. 12mo. Black letter, old damp stain to foremargins of early leaves, ownership signature of Ja[c]ob Hale to front free endpaper
Dealer Notes
Despite the title which seems to concentrate on salt, this compendium covers everything taxable: beer, wines and spirits, cider and mum, sweets, vinegars, whalefins, pearl ashes and of course tobacco. The majority of the book is printed in black letter. A gives a complete picture of economic activity at the end of the 17th Century.

ESTC R33347 - 2 copies in the UK; 1 in Europe; 4 in USA
Goldsmiths’ 3600; Wing E883B (an earlier edition of 1697 appears as Wing E883A)
Author Anonymous
Date 1699
Binding contemporary blind-panelled sheep binding with floral corner-pieces
Publisher Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb deceas’d, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty
Condition rubbed, a few old small ink stains to lower board, but a fine example of a rare book
Pages [i] + 384 + 44pp index and tables

Price: £600.00

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