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ENGLAND AND WALES
[Public General Acts. 1693--1694. 5 & 6 Gul. & Mar.c.20]
An Act for granting to Their Majesties several rates and duties upon tunnage of ships and vessels, and upon beer, ale and other liquors, for securing certain recompences and advantages in the said Act mentioned, to such persons as shall voluntarily advance the sum of fifteen hundred thousand pounds towards carrying on the war against France.
London: printed by Charles Bill, and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd, printers to the King and Queens most Excellent Majesties, 1694.
[2], 323--378, [2] p. ; 30.6 cm. (2°)

Drop-head title. At head of drop-head title: 'Anno Quinto & Sexto Gulielmi & Mariæ.' Imprint from general title-page, which reads: Anno regni Gulielmi et Mariæ, Regis & Reginæ Angliæ, Scotiæ, Franciæ & Hiberniæ, quinto & sexto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the twentieth day of March, anno Dom. 1689. ... Also issued as part of a through-paged set with a table for the entire set added. The Act by which the Bank of England was established sought to raise a fund of £140,000 per annum vested in the King and Queen for raising £1½ million pounds by taxes on spirituous liquors, and the Bank became initially known as the "Tunnage Bank". (See W. Marston Acres, The Bank of England from within, London 1931, vol. I, pp. 7--9.) Text in black letter. ESTC r223406.

Copy Notes Bound (1) in a collection of Acts and Schedules, 1694--1711, printed and in MSS., having a MS. title inscribed in ink on the front free-endpaper The Charter / and / Acts of Parliament / which Concern the / Constitution Powers / Priviledges and Restrictions / of the / Bank of England / and such / Exchequer-Bills / as they have Undertaken to / Circulate, / Together with their / By-Laws. Inscribed in ink on the verso Mr. Britton / No. 10 Tavistock Place / Russell Square. Extensive annotations in ink in an early hand.

Binding C18th Cambridge-style panelled calf, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Bank/ Of/ England'.

Reference Number 6250


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