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1660 Rates of Merchandise KING CHARLES II Scarce IMPORT DUTIES WINE ETC London
1660. YeOldBookWorms Ltd *Antiquarian & Collectable Book Dealers * Please See Other Auctions * For Your Consideration.. 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 Commons House of Parliament London 1660 **Unbound: 26.6cm x 18.2cm. Title within black border. 58 [1]pp. Small Folio/Large 4to** **Sold at Auction in 2004 [Bloomsbury] for £1175** Only Three Copies for Sale on the Internet [The others being priced at £1300 and £1500] SALE PRICE 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. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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