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Title:       By the King. A Proclamation. George R. To practise the greatest
             Economy and Frugality in the Use of every Species of Grain . . .
             to reduce the Consumption of Bread . . . by at least One Third . .
             . to abstain from the Use of Flour in Pastry [etc.]
Publisher:   Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description: A rare proclamation evidencing (and seeking to counter) the vast
             increase in the price of corn, "produc[ing] hardship and
             discontent among the labouring poor", with almost all of England's
             arable land in cultivation; one copy in North America in ESTC
Condition:   Broadside measuring about 12x15 inches, the edges a bit chipped
             and several folds, some darkening on the verso, else well
             preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-79587                Price: $     650.00
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