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BRAZIERS BRASS BILL

[COMPANY OF ARMOURERS AND BRAZIERS]. [Drop-head title:] The bill to prevent Frauds and Abuses in Working up of Goods, made of Forg'd and Hammer'd Copper and Brass, as the same is desired by the Company of Brasiers to pass into a Law.

[London]. [s.n.], [1727].
Folio. 11pp, [1]. Docket-title to verso. Disbound. Three old horizontal folds, a trifle spotted.
A rare survival of a bill read 13th March, 1727, put forth by the Company of Armourers and Braziers, calling for more rigorous procedures regarding the detection and prevention of fraudulent and misdescribed copper and brass goods. Impassioned arguments highlighting the detrimental effect that the passing of this new legislation would have upon business owners and shopkeepers meant that the bill was never enacted.

ESTC records two copies at a single location in the British Isles (BL), and one further in North America (Chicago).
ESTC T27967.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 25701