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The royal gauger; or, gauging made perfectly 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 Areas 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 here both by the Pen and Sliding Rule: And this not in Ale, Beer, Wine and Malt only; but in Made-Wines, Soap, Starch, Candles, Hops, Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, all Sorts of Leather, Paper, &c. which have been very considerable Branches of the Revenue, as well as of every Excise Officer's Duty for above Forty Years past, though yet never treated of by any Author. With the Officer's Duty in the Distillery and Glass-House: Freed from the Obscurities and Errors of other Writers. Part II. Shewing all 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 Duties, to which the respective Traders are subject; and very advantageous to those Traders, who are desirous to ascertain the Amount of their respective Duties, without entirely depending upon-the Skill and Integrity of the King's Officer. To which is added, Cask-Gauging, &c. as practised in the Part of London. The Whole illustrated with many New Copper-Plates adapted to the Subject. The fifth edition, very much enlarged and improved. For the Benefit of Young Officers, from the Valuable and Authentic manuscripts of a Collector; and of Mr. John Downer an Mr. Joseph Barley, General Surveyors of the London Distillery, lately deceased. By Charles Leadbetter. Many Years a Gauger in the Royal Revenue of Excise.

  • Leadbetter, Charles, active 1728.
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London : printed (by assignment from the executors of Edward Wicksteed) for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, R. Baldwin, J. Richardson, H. Woodgate and S. Brooks, J. Coote, and Z. Stuart, in Pater-Noster-Row; W. Johnston, in Ludgate-Street; S. Crowder adn Co. London-Bridge; B. Law, in Avimary-Lane; and T. Caslon, opposite Stationers Hall, 1760.

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xvii,[1],474p.,plates ; 8⁰.

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.

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ESTC T121904



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