Lot 208Excise – Northumberland a fine manuscript minute book...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm

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Excise – Northumberland a fine manuscript minute book registering the activities of the Excise men belonging to the Newcastle, Alnwick and Wooler stations in Northumberland c1726-31, with numerous entries recording visits by Excise men to premises throughout the area recording the nature of the activity (mainly brewing and distilling of spirits). The book also contains lists of the various Excise men belonging to the area. Folio, vellum backed boards, in ‘as used’ condition, pages a little browned with fraying to edges, but legible throughout and providing an historic record of the activities of the Excise at this time.

Guide Price: £300.00 - £500.00

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