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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 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:
Anno Regni Georgii . . . Undecimo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Ninth Day of October, Anno Dom. 1722 . . . to the Twelfth Day of November, 1724 [with] An Additional Book of Rates of Goods and Merchandizes. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1724-25.
Description:
The Parliamentary legislation enacted in the eleventh year of the reign of George I, complemented by the rare Additional Book of Rates created by the Customs Act of 1724 [c.7] expanding the 1660 Act of Charles II; 1 copy of the Book in ESTC in the UK
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed and unevenly darkened, front joint cracking but firm, else a good tall copy; without the first act, on land-tax
Book No.:
W-77071
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Acts, economics
Author:
Wilkinson, James John
Title:
The Law Relating to the Public Funds; and the Equitable and Legal Remedies with Respect to Funded Property; Including the Practice by Distringas, and under the Statute 1 & 2 Vict. c. 110, With References to the Cases on the Foreign Funds and Public Companies
Publisher:
Saunders & Benning, Law Booksellers . . . 43 Fleet Street, London, 1839.
Description:
The uncommon only edition of the first legal treatise on public funds, that is, government securities, including a history of stockjobbing and speculation (time-bargains, puts and refusals, bulls and bears), and so anticipating modern hedge funds
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, ex-library, else a good untrimmed copy with ample margins; five copies in OCLC in this country
Book No.:
W-76941
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
economics
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Gulielmi III Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiverniae, Septimo [and Octavo]. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Two and twentieth Day of November, Anno Dom. 1695. In the Seventh Year of the Reign [etc.]. Not in Wing. Folio.
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1696.
Description:
The Parliament enacting legislation resulting in "one of the great monetary events in history" and the adoption of the gold standard, crucially involving the views of John Locke, with its philosophical and financial consequences still debated
Condition:
Contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked, a variant not in ESTC, with certain of the first 14 title pages dated 1696 [compare ESTC R223064]; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79743
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
Acts, economics, Bench and Bar, Coining, legal reform
Author:
Keyser, Henry
Title:
The Law Relating to Transactions on the Stock Exchange
Publisher:
Henry Butterworth, 7, Fleet Street [etc.], London, 1850.
Description:
Only edition of a work written on the eve of the dramatic half-century transforming the London Stock Exchange, expanding its transactions beyond government and railway securities to commercial and industrial stocks safeguarded by limited liability
Condition:
Original cloth, neatly rebacked, printed paper label, some browning and general wear, else a good copy; with a 16 page Butterworth catalogue appended
Book No.:
W-76854
Price:
$ 950.00
Category:
economics, Law and the stockmarket
Author:
Mun, Thomas
Title:
A Discourse of Trade, from England vnto the East Indies: Answering to diuerse Obiections which are usually made against the same. S.T.C. 18255; ESTC S101128. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by Nicholas Okes for Iohn Pyper, London, 1621.
Description:
First edition of Mun's first and highly influential work, contending that a nation's balance of trade is the most important consideration determining its prosperity, earning him the reputation as "one of the key economic writers of the Stuart age"
Condition:
Modern calf, definite browning, lacking the first & last blanks and the title in facsimile, the margins cut close, textually complete; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79799
Price:
$ 8000.00
Category:
economics
Author:
Title:
By the King. A Proclamation for the better execution of the Office of His Maiesties Exchanger, and Reformation of sundry Abuses and Fraudes practised vpon his Maiesties Coynes. S.T.C. 8860; Steele 1512
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . by Bonham Norton and Iohn Bill, London, 1627.
Description:
Part of Charles I's ill-advised assumption of monetary monopoly control through re-establishing the office of King's Exchanger of gold and silver, unsuccessfully opposed by the Goldsmith's Company, London's Lord Mayor and its Court of Alderman
Condition:
Five leaves measuring about 12x15 inches, browned, definite staining, loss of text on the first two leaves, some repairs, a working copy only
Book No.:
W-79501
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
fraud, economics, Coining
Author:
Title:
A Rare, extensive collection of over 250 mid-19th century original General Orders of Great Britain's Board of Customs, each dated and numbered, signed and initialed (usually by several individuals), with frequent manuscript notations and emendations
Publisher:
Board of Customs, London, 1846-48.
Description:
A day-to-day view of Great Britain's international commercial affairs during a three year period of its "imperial century", with orders issued by the Board itself, the Treasury Chambers, the Privy Council, and the Queen herself at several palaces
Condition:
Contemporary 1/2 vellum, the front board detached, each order with a hole towards its top as if initially spiked, else a good usable volume
Book No.:
W-76682
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
economics, international law
Author:
Title:
The Act of Tonnage & Poundage, and Rates of Merchandize, With The Further Subsidy; The Old Impost; The Additional Impost; And all other Duties relating to Her Majesties Customs, now Payable upon any sort of Merchandize Imported or Exported [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb [&c], London, 1702.
Description:
A massively detailed work evidencing the enormous revenue generating power of England's customs and excise, "the key to England's financial success" (in contradistinction to France), complemented by the pertinent statutes over the prior half century
Condition:
Modern 3/4 calf over marbled boards, the original label preserved, especially clean and bright, with the errata leaf after the title; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79401
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
Commercial Law, economics
Author:
Title:
A Subsidy Granted to the King, of Tonnage, and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize Exported and Imported. Together with a Book of Rates [with] Rules and Instructions for the Tare of Goods & Merchandize [etc.]. Wing E2315 and E923A
Publisher:
Printed by Chr. Barker [and] Printed Anno Dom., London, 1661 & 1663.
Description:
Two rare works marking the evolution of one of the foremost constitutional debates of the seventeenth century, as Parliament granted Charles II these two important subsidies for his life, in contrast to the much circumscribed grants formerly made
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered calf, rubbed, rebacked, portions of the original spine laid down, the Taussig copy; three and two copies in ESTC respectively
Book No.:
W-78110
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
international law, maritime law, economics, English constitutional law
Author:
Title:
The Land-Purchaser's Companion: And the Laws Relating to Tenants and Tenures. Containing I. The Years Purchase all sorts of Lands, Tenements, Rents, Reversions, &c are worth . . . To which are added. The Laws and Statutes relating to Tithes [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling [etc.], London, 1720.
Description:
A primer with an uncommon focus, directed at potential purchasers prior to the South Sea Bubble bursting, providing a guide to valuing land and to associated legal problems, though prudently (and prophetically) suggesting a quite different future
Condition:
Contemporary unlettered blind ruled and decorated calf, somewhat marked and stained, light browning, else quite well preserved; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79728
Price:
$ 1350.00
Category:
Real Property, landlord and tenant, Abridgements, Religion, economics
Author:
Title:
Anno Regni Annae Reginae . . . Nono [1710] [through] Anno Regni Georgii II . . . tertio [1729] [with four other acts and one index on duties enacted during these two decades]. ESTC N51412, T132502, N54590, T123503, T132497, T132495, T132499
Publisher:
Imprints vary, London, 1724-30.
Description:
A likely unique collection of six reprinted acts and an index comprehensively setting forth duties on malt, hops, candles, soap, paper, silks, callicoes, linens, and stuff during the early 18th century, most rare with fewer than five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary calf, joints cracking but firm, label partly chipped away, the top margin cut close (legibility preserved), the number "II" on the spine
Book No.:
W-79768
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
economics, Excise, Liquor & Drink
Author:
Title:
A Subsidy Granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage [with] An Act For continuing the Excise 1660 [with] An Act For the present Nominating of Commissioners of Sewers [with] The Rates of Merchandise . . . Subsidy of Tonnage, Subsidy of Poundage [etc.]
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [imprints vary], London, 1660.
Description:
Three acts and a related work principally bearing upon a major constitutional debate of the seventeenth century, as Parliament granted Charles II two important subsidies for his life, two of the three acts located in one copy only in ESTC
Condition:
Contemporary mottled panelled calf, gilt, rebacked, bearing the Royal arms and manuscript paper label ("Inner 02-13"); the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-78814
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, economics, English constitutional law
Author:
Haines, Richard
Title:
Proposals For Building in every County a Working Almshouse or Hospital; As the Best Expedient to perfect the Trade and Manufactory of Linnen Cloth. Wing H205. Quarto
Publisher:
Printed by W.G. for R. Harford . . . in Cornhil, London, 1677.
Description:
Sole edition of Haine's first proposal to assist the poor while simultaneously improving England's economy, his efforts together with those of Sir Matthew Hale and John Locke, inter alia, "influenc[ing] later projects for reform of the poor laws"
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the spine gilt lettered and ruled, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80089
Price:
$ 1750.00
Category:
poor law, economics, legal reform
Author:
Haward, Lazarus
Title:
The Charges Issuing forth of the Crown Revenue of England and Dominion of Wales. With the several Officers of his Majesties Courts, Customs, Housholds . . . Forrests, Parks, Chases . . . And also the valuation the Bishops, and Deanes Lands [etc.]. Wing H1164
Publisher:
Printed for M. Wright . . . in the Old Bailey; ESTC R202381, London, 1660.
Description:
Haward's estimable, empirical effort to set forth the sources of Royal revenue, beginning with that of the Royal courts, at the Restoration, part of the attempt to predict and to revive the economy of England following the costs of the civil war
Condition:
Later 1/2 crimson morocco over marbled boards, gilt, rubbed, minor marginal worming, with the bookplate of John Newling; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80203
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
economics, WALES, Religion, Natural Resources
Author:
Title:
Articles containing his Maiesties gracious offer to compound with his Subiects, For the Tenure of their Lands, and other profits growing by reason of their Tenures, in certaine cases as followeth. S.T.C. 9219. Quarto
Publisher:
Imprinted . . . . by the Deputies of Robert Barker, London, 1608.
Description:
The rare, only printing of James's attempt to raise much needed Royal revenue, part of his long and unsuccessful struggle with Parliament, ultimately leading to Parliament's adjournment and dissolution; six copies in ESTC, none in a law library
Condition:
?Original self wraps, disbound, light browning, the top margin cut close (no text affected), else clean and usable, 5 pages; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80329
Price:
$ 750.00
Category:
Parliament, English constitutional law, economics, Real Property

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