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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.]
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
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
Broadside measuring about 12x15 inches, the edges a bit chipped and several folds, some darkening on the verso, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
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$ 650.00
Broadside, legal ephemera, poor law, Food

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