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Author:      Powell, John (comp.)
Title:       The Assize of Bread. With sundry good and needful Ordinances for
             Bakers, Brewers, Inholders, Victuallers, Vintners, and Butchers;
             And other Assizes in Weights and Measures, which by the Laws of
             this Realm, are Commanded to be observed [etc.]. Wing P3060
Publisher:   Printed for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright [and two others],
             London, 1684.
Description: The assize which essentially determined the price of bread, based
             on the table compiled by John Powell, Clerk of the London market
             and in effect for most of the 17th century, thereby insulating
             bakers "both from profiteering and speculative loss"
Condition:   Modern calf, extra gilt, a luscious Riviere binding, with the
             eight woodcuts of the various methods of baking bread; the Taussig
Book No.:     W-79422                Price: $    2500.00
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