Letterpress, scarce; sheet. 660 x 490mm (26 x 19Ľ"). Laid on tissue, repaired tear through centre.
In the 1800s Britain saw the private publication of summaries of taxation rates for the use of solicitors, accountants, and the general public. Its similarity to a newspaper was clearly intentional. 'Walwyn's Original' was adorned with the royal coat of arms and its five columns dealt with new excise licences and new soap duty, house duty, pleasure horses and horse duty, new stamp duties and stage-coach duty.
[Ref: 28682] £220.00