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Document ReferencePw V 129
TitleBound volume containing details of excise revenue; 1662-1773
Date1662-1773
Extent180 pp
LevelItem/file
Title Of WorkA State of the Revenue of Excise
LanguageEnglish
ReprodnNoteVolumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Physical DescriptionVery large quarto book: the leaves of Pw V 129 (and Pw V 130) are made up of very large folio leaves folded once to form present leaves in these books; chainlines run across the open book, with watermarks and countermarks in the gutter of the volumes, therefore are considered quarto volumes.
180 pages and 5 unpaginated folios in front and 11 folios in the back of the volume.
ConditionCondition of the paper is good; condition of the binding is good but scratched in places
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Strasbourg Lily, i.e. fleur de lis within shield surmounted by coronet with insignia consisting of the figure 4 based on double chevrons suspended from the shield, below the insignia is suspended the monogram VDL, approx. 175 x 75 mm (in gutter of volume)

Countermark: Letters IV, approx. 25 x 35 mm

Professional presentation in italic script

One of a set of two quarto volumes which share binding characteristics (see Pw V 130); bound in red morocco leather on pasteboards lavishly decorated with a wide band of gold tooled ornaments around the borders of upper and lower covers; individual floral, insect, stars, fruits and leaf tools used in volumes Pw V 129 and Pw V 130 are not identical in both volumes but give the impression of being alike; spines are divided into 6 panels which are decorated with a 6 pointed star at the centre of each panel filled in with smaller stamps, each panel enmarked by five fillet lines, which emphasize the sewing ridges of the spines;

No lettering or numbering was used in binding; brightly stamped wallpaper was used by the binder to cover all paste downs and flyleaves; all leather foldbacks close to the pastedowns are gold stamped with a roll of leaves and buds.
WatermarkStrasbourg lily
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