LICENCES...OF GREAT BRITAIN 1660-1939
Review of the various types of Licences required over the years in Great Britain (whereby the Government collected tidy sums in taxation) - products and services thus taxed included male servants (but female servants went untaxed, being then considered of lesser importance), dogs (important in every establishment and taxed as being more valuable than female servants?), oaths (i.e. those written promises sworn in a court of law, not a fine for using language of the street!), armorial bearings, coffee and other essentials of life for the upper classes.
This book by R.H. Champion, E.J. Hitchings, and E.A.Hall goes through the list from A-Z, with details of the scope of taxation, and illustrations of some of the licences. Revenue stamps broadly fall into three classes : adhesive revenue stamps, embossed or imprinted revenue stamps, and licences or entire printed documents - this is the first time that the latter have been extensively reviewed.
123 pages, A4 format, published by the Revenue Society, 2004.
ISBN 0 9525123 9 4
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