[Customs & Excise; Revenue; Manuscript] The Gross and Net Produce of all the Branches of the Revenue ...[full title below].
[Full title] "The Gross and Net Produce of all the Branches of the Revenue under the Management of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Customs in England. Together with an Adjustment of the Net Produce with the Payments into the Exchequer Annually from Christmas 1710. To which are prefixed the underwritten Acco[unts] viz[t] : 1. The Yearly Payments into the Receipt of Exchequer on all the several Branches of the Customs from Michaelmas 1679 to Christmas 1710. 2. The Payments into the Exchequer for prohibited uncustomed and forfeited goods Annually from Christmas 1701. 3. An Account of the Monies which have come into the Hands of the respective Rec[eive]r Gen[era]l of the Customs for the Deduction of six pence in the pound to the Civil Li[st?... part of page missing] the first of August 1721 the commencement of the said [Fond?]'. Large folio, paginated 1-131, pp.1- used for Figures, pp.[66-7] include added literary notes of no relevance to "Gross Produce", (as did the front ep), pp.-79 missing (presumed blank anyway), pp.80-131 blank except one page with quotes from "Othello", all pages red-lined (columnised). The final leaf of the figures, pp.64-5, has lost an inch from its top (losing page number only) and an inch from within the list of figures, meaning the loss of three lines of figures on the final effective page, p.. Half of p.8 has also been torn out and lost (p.9 was a blank). The binding is a shadow of its former self, having had the tender care of a Public Library (whose small stamp recurs throughout the book -I counted six; reference library label on front ep) for a prolonged period. Starting out as a fine red full leather gilt binding, its vestiges remaining, it is now seriously damaged, missing portions from spine and boards. As a result it is now preserved in a custom-made solander box. Contents: Payments into the Exchequer (Imposts on Linen, Silks, Wine, Vinegar, Tobacco, Sugars), 1679-1695 (Imposts list expanded to include coals, a new subsidy, '4 & 1/2 [?] Ct. from the American Plantations', whalefine, 'Enumerated Duty from the American Plantations', French Prize Wines, etc., etc., 1696-1711; 'An Account of the severall sums of money paid into ....Exchequer for prohibited ...1701-1736'; 'An Account of the Monies ... Civill List ...',1721-1736; 'An Account of the Gross and Net Produce of all the Branches of the Revenue ......' [Tobacco, wine, oinage, coffee, spices, , candles, hops, etc etc), TWO DETAILED PAGES of columnised figures for EACH year from Christmas 1711-1735 (final page experiencing the small loss described above), columns headed as follows: Branches| Gross Receipt| Total| Payments| Total| Adjustment of the Net Produce with the Payments into the Exchequer (sub-divided into "Charge" and "Discharge"). WorldCat lists two manuscript items which appear to cover the same ground (and more) as this volume, the National Library of Australia (1679-1761) and Columbia University (1679-1763). I have traced no printed version. Provenance: Worcester Public Libraries; Dominic Winter's Auction House.