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The royal gauger; or, gauging made easy, as it is actually practised by the officers of His Majesty's revenue of excise. In two parts. Part I. Containing the practical Methods of finding the Area's and Contents of such Superficies and Solids, as are the Foundation of Gauging. Also the Established Rules for finding the Contents of all Sorts of Cisterns, Coppers, Backs, Coolers, Tuns, Stills and Casks, when full, or Part empty: The Examples being performed both by the Pen and Sliding Rule: And this not in Ale, Wine and Malt only, but in the New Duties, viz. Candles, Sopes, Starch, &c. which have been Duties subsisting by Law almost 30 Years; and are very considerable Branches of the Revenue as well as of every Excise Officer's Duty, tho' yet they have never been so much as once touch'd upon by any Author. With the Officer's Duty in the Distillery. Part II. Shewing the necessary Steps to be taken for obtaining Employment in the Excise, with authentic Forms of such Certificates, Petitions, Oaths, &c. as are requisite for that Purpose. Together with Such Directions for the Officer's Conduct as are necessary for ascertaining and securing the respective Duties, to which the following Professions are liable. 1. Victuallers, 2. By-Brewers, 3. Common-Brewers, 4. Maltsters, 5. Malt Compounders, 6. Dealers in Cyder, 7. Wine Importers, 8. Distillers, 9. Tanners, 10. Tawers, 11. Oil Dressers, 12. Sope-Makers, 13. Chandlers, 14. Starch-Makers, 15. Paper-Makers, 16. Hop-Planters. A Work shewing young Officers the Perfection of Skill in discharging their Trusts, and very advantageius to those Traders, who would understand how to ascertain the Amount of the respective Duties to which they are subject, without depending upon the Skill and Integrity of the King's Officer. To which is added, Cask-Gauging, &c. as practis'd at the Port of London. The whole illustrated with many Copper-Plates, new designed, and much better adapted to the Subject, than in any Treatise of this Kind extant. By Charles Leadbetter, Many Years a Gauger in the Royal Revenue of Excise, now a Teacher of the Mathematicks in London.

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London : printed for E. Wicksteed, at the Black Swan in Newgate-Street, near Warwick-Lane, 1739.

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[2],xv,[1],178;117,[3]p.,plates ; 8⁰.

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ESTC T69871
Goldsmiths', 7711

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