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THE RATES OF MERCHANDISE, that is to say, the subsidy of tonnage, subsidy of poundage, and the subsidy of woollen clothes or old-drapery, as they are rated and agreed on by the Commons House of Parliament. Set down and exprest in this book, to be paid according to the tenor of the Act of tonnage and poundage, from the 24th day of June inclusively, in the twelfth year of His Majesties reign, during His Majesties life, and subscribed with the hand of Sir Harebotle Grimston Baronet, Speaker of the House of Commons. Saturday July 28. 1660. Ordered by the Commons assembled in Parliament, that the Act of Tonnage and Poundage, and the Book of Rates, together with the rules annexed, be forthwith printed and published, William Jessop clerk of the Co
London, Edward Husbands and Thomas Newcomb, 1660. FIRST EDITION. Small folio, pp. [ii], 58, [2]; a little browned in places, very small wormhole to lower margin of the first three leaves; a good copy in 18th-century English calf over thick boards, double fillets ruled in blind; recently re-backed, front board lightly scratched. Printed descriptions of the import duties on wine and merchandise appeared in England as early as 1545. This later edition is one of the first editions after the lifetime of Charles I, who levied the duties without the authority of parliament. Printed at the instigation of the House of Commons, it was intended to be issued with Public General Acts of 1660 12 Cha.II.c.4. and was also issued as part of An exact Collection of all such Acts (1660). Hundreds of goods and their taxes are listed alphabetically and give a good survey of the English foreign trade. Unlike his father, Charles II did not to have the power to decide on which imported items should bear duty. As a keen tennis player, ranked among the top four players in the kingdom, it seems very unlikely that he would have allowed Tennis Balls and Rackets amongst the articles that duty was payable on, if he could have helped it. The duty on tennis balls was �2 per 1,000 [approximately �d each] and on Rackets 8d a piece. Tonnage 'was a duty on every ton of wine imported; poundage an ad valorem duty on every pound's worth of merchandise imported or exported . The traditional and usual rate at which tonnage and poundage were fixed was - tonnage 3s. per ton imported, and poundage 1s. on every poun … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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