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Author:
Vernon, Christopher
Title:
Considerations For regulating the Exchequer, In the more timely answering, better husbanding, and more orderly and safe conduct of the Revenues of the Crown into his Majesties Coffers, as hath been heretofore used by Sheriffes [etc.]. Wing V244
Publisher:
Printed by Tho. Harper, and are to be sold by [four others], London, 1642.
Description:
First edition of the first legal treatise on the Exchequer, exposing considerable corruption in its practice, written by one of its officials, to whom a substantial grant had been made "in consideration of his service in discovering sundry abuses"
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered double blind ruled sheep, skillfully repaired and refurbished, quite clean and crisp, with the errata leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79481
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
economics, sheriffs, taxation
Author:
Title:
The Boke for a Iustyce of peace neuer soo wel and diligently set forthe [with] Carta Foedi [with] Modvs Tenendi Cvriam Baronis [with] Retvrna Brevivm [with] A Trve Copy of the Ordinance . . . in the Kynges Eschker. STC 14873; 7696.7; 7713; 15583.7; 20899.5
Publisher:
in Aedibus T. Berthel[eti] [imprints vary; all by Berthelet], London, 1535-40?.
Description:
A unique collection of rare editions of five medieval English law books, all printed in the early sixteenth century, two the copies recorded in the Short Title Catalogue, the first lacking its title, else especially clean and complete
Condition:
Contemporary blind stamped calf, worn, ?a unique binding with panels similar to Oldham's HM26 and 28 (front) and HM25 (back); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79342
Price:
$ 10000.00
Category:
justices of peace, courts, Procedure, taxation
Author:
Title:
The Rates of Marchandizes; As they are set downe in the Book of Rates, for the Custome and Subsidie of Poundage . . . Together with the Rates . . . as are laid vpon any Commodities, either brought into the Realme, or carried out [etc.]. S.T.C. 7695
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker [etc.], London, 1635.
Description:
The uncommon and seemingly final official publication setting forth the taxes on imports and exports before the abolition of customs farming and the introduction of a new book of rates in 1642, the effects of this fundamental change still debated
Condition:
Modern straight- grained green morocco, gilt lettered, the spine a bit faded, without the final blank, else crisp and well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78682
Price:
$ 1250.00
Category:
economics, taxation
Author:
Title:
Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7698; Beale T240
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . In fletestrete . . . by Wyllyam Myddylton, London, 1544.
Description:
A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential, because most of the officers of the local government were obliged to render an account [there]"; two copies in S.T.C
Condition:
Modern calf, title and last leaf supplied in facsimile from S.T.C. 7699, browning and staining, a marginal hole and a margin repair; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78993
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
taxation
Author:
Kyd, Stewart
Title:
Arrangement . . . of All the Provisions of the Several Acts of Parliament Relating to the Assessed Taxes [with] Methodical Arrangement of an Act Passed 39 Geo III c.13 . . . granting certain Duties upon Income [etc.] [with a postscript and subject index]
Publisher:
Printed by G. Woodfall, No. 22, Paternoster Row, London, 1799.
Description:
Two rare, seminal treatises on the just enacted law inaugurating the first direct taxation of income in England ("born of the war [with Napoleon])", written by the Middle Temple bencher whose works are praised by Holdsworth; one copy of each in ESTC
Condition:
?Later 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt ruled and lettered, new endpapers, light toning, else very clean with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79594
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
taxation
Author:
Title:
An Act (Passed 20th June 1800.) For the Better Ascertaining and Collectiong the Duties Granted by Several Acts Passed in the Last Session of Parliament Relating to the Duties on Income, and to Explain and Amend the Said Acts [39 & 40 Geo III c.49]
Publisher:
Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan [etc.], London, 1800.
Description:
A rare printing of one of the first acts amending Pitt's "truly revolutionary proposal" to tax income directly, as efforts continued to enforce this fundamental transition "from a tax primarily on expenditure to a tax on income"; four copies in ESTC
Condition:
Original stabbed wraps bearing the Royal crests, slightly worn and chipped, else quite clean and well preserved, 44 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78336
Price:
$ 450.00
Category:
Acts, taxation
Author:
Title:
A Collection of All the Statutes Now in Force, Relating to the Duties of Excise in England
Publisher:
Printed by Mark Bassett [etc.], London, 1764.
Description:
First edition of a rare, vast compendium, seemingly more comprehensive than its predecessors, setting forth the legislation for England's excise from the reign of James I, arranged chronologically, with a summary table, tax rates, and a subject index
Condition:
Modern 1/2 calf over marbled boards, the first and last leaves somewhat browned, a very little foxing, else sound; two copies in ESTC
Book No.:
W-78029
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
Commercial Law, taxation
Author:
Title:
A Bill . . . for granting an Aid and Contribution for the Prosecution of the War . . . by Granting certain Duties upon Income [with] A Bill [As Amended on Re-commitment] [with] Schedule to Income Duty Bill [with] A Bill . . . Extending [the first Act]
Publisher:
Ordered to be printed 8th December 1798 [and subsequent dates], London, 1798-99.
Description:
The rare bills establishing and extending the first legislation imposing direct taxation in Great Britain, Pitt's Income Tax Act of 1799 [39 Geo III c.13], as the country sought to finance the Napoleonic Wars, still the ancestor of today's tax regime
Condition:
Modern wraps somewhat strained, light browning, one blank margin torn away, the Taussig copies; two copies of the first, one of the other three, in ESTC
Book No.:
W-78190
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
taxation, Parliament
Author:
Jenkins, David
Title:
Eight Centuries of Reports: or, Eight Hundred Cases Solemnly Adjudged in the Exchequer-Chamber, or, Upon Writs of Error. Publish'd Originally in French and Latin . . . Now carefully Translated, with the Addition of many Thousand References [etc.]. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1734.
Description:
First edition in English of Judge Jenkins' Reports, by far spanning a greater time period than any other reports (from the 13th through the 17th centuries), with a case dating to 1220, significantly earlier than the earliest printed Year Book case
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over decorated boards, occasional very light foxing and browning, else well-preserved, with the advertising leaf; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78019
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
taxation, reports of cases
Author:
Title:
Anno tricesimo septimo Henrici octaui. The acte concernyng the Subsidie graunted of the Temporaltee. S.T.C. 9414.9. Folio in 6's; sixteen unnumbered leaves
Publisher:
In aedibus Thomae Bertheleti . . . Anno MDXLVII, London, 1547.
Description:
The seemingly unique copy of the printed subsidy act of Henry VIII's final parliament, its original not enrolled nor surviving, one which "brought in more money than any other of Henry's reign"; no copy in ESTC nor Beale, one in STC (this copy)
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a bit dusty and the occasional ink stain, else well preserved with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78688
Price:
$ 2000.00
Category:
Acts, taxation
Author:
Kyd, Stewart
Title:
Arrangement . . . of All the Provisions of the Several Acts of Parliament Relating to the Assessed Taxes [with] Methodical Arrangement of an Act Passed 39 Geo III c.13 . . . granting certain Duties upon Income [etc.] [table of contents + 101 pages]
Publisher:
Printed by G. Woodfall, No. 22, Paternoster Row, London, 1799.
Description:
Two rare, seminal treatises on the just enacted law inaugurating the first direct taxation of income in England ("born of the war [with Napoleon])", written by the Middle Temple bencher whose works are praised by Holdsworth; one and no copy in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, very light browning and occasional pencil notations, generally very clean with ample margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79593
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
taxation
Author:
Title:
Thys is a true copy of the ordynau[n]ce made in the tyme of the reygne of kynge Henry the vi to be obserued in the kynges eschequier, by the offycers and clerkes of the same, for takynge of fees of the kynges accomptes [etc.]. S.T.C. 7699; Beale T243
Publisher:
Imprynted . . . By [N. Hill for] Henry Smythe, London, 1546.
Description:
A rare printing of Henry VI's 1447 ordinance, still important to the Exchequer's operation, in Holdsworth's words "essential, because most of the officers of the local government were obliged to render an account at the Exchequer"; one copy in ESTC
Condition:
Modern calf, some staining, four leaves repaired in the upper margins with loss of a few words on two leaves, else quite sound; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78992
Price:
$ 2500.00
Category:
taxation
Author:
Gilbert, Geoffrey
Title:
A Treatise on The Court of Exchequer: in Which The Revenues of the Crown . . . are clearly explained: as also . . . the Nature of the feudal and other antient Tenures; the Origin of Parliaments, Convocations, the several Courts of Justice [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Henry Lintot . . . for J. Nourse [etc.], London, 1758.
Description:
The much expanded edition of Gilbert's sole treatise examining the history of the Court which he served as Chief Baron, one of several works which together "anticipated the method of Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries . . . by fifty years"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, crimson morocco label, gilt decorated and lettered, very light browning, else well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80118
Price:
$ 325.00
Category:
courts, taxation
Author:
Heath, Robert
Title:
A Machavillian Plot, or, A Caution for England, Presented In a time when Princes were so Pious, and Iudged durst bee Valiant to declare against Vnhonest Slaverie. Quarto. Wing H1339
Publisher:
London. Printed Anno Dom. 1642, London, 1642.
Description:
Only edition of the sole work published during the lifetime of Heath, Chief Justice of King's Bench who "stood among the ablest crown officials of the early Stuart period", suggesting over two dozen ways of controlling dissent and increasing taxes
Condition:
Modern gray boards, the spine with a printed paper label, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80132
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, taxation, freedom of press

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