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Title:       A Collection Of all the Statutes now in Force Relating to the
             Duties upon Salt With so much of the Laws of Excise, As are
             Particularly referr'd to in the said Statutes [with] A
             Continuation of the Statutes, Relating to the Duties on Salt, From
             1729 to 1738
Publisher:   Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer [and one other],
             London, 1729.
Description: A rare work evidencing the complexity and very high tax rates
             (several times market value) on salt, first introduced by William
             and Mary in the late seventeenth century, with ensuing and
             significant corruption and smuggling; three copies in ESTC
Condition:   Contemporary unlettered sheep, somewhat rubbed, the front joint
             just cracking but quite firm, very clean with ample margins; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-79638                Price: $     400.00
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