Imagen del editor

The Seventeenth-Century Customs Service Surveyed; William Culliford's Investigation of the Western Ports, 1682-84


0 valoraciones por Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1409438376 / ISBN 13: 9781409438373
Editorial: Routledge, 2012
Nuevos Condición: NEW Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Herb Tandree Philosophy Books (Stroud, GLOS, Reino Unido)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 30 de septiembre de 1997

Cantidad: 1

Comprar nuevo
Precio: EUR 141,36 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 9,07 De Reino Unido a España Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito


9781409438373 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. N° de ref. de la librería HTANDREE01013191

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: The Seventeenth-Century Customs Service ...

Editorial: Routledge

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Hardback

Condición del libro:NEW

Acerca de


In January 1682, William Culliford, a loyal and experienced officer in the King's customs service, began an extraordinary journey under Treasury orders to investigate the integrity and efficiency of the customs establishments of southwest England and south Wales as part of a drive to maximize the Crown's income from customs duties (on which it relied for much of its revenue). Starting at Bristol, Culliford eventually completed this daunting task in Cornwall over two years later in the spring of 1684. His report on each of the ports he inspected (the primary source for this book) revealed widespread smuggling and fraud in the context of a customs service both lacking in efficiency and riddled with corruption. The book documents the varied frauds and wide-ranging abuses uncovered and their facilitation by customs officers only too ready to collude with smugglers, dishonest merchants and seamen and to accept bribes to ignore tax evasion. It describes, too, Culliford's assessment of the administrative practices of each port inspected and his judgment on the levels of probity and efficiency of individual officers, detailing his recommendations for procedural improvements and the treatment of the corrupt and incompetent and, incidentally, of those suspected of political and religious dissent. Additionally, the book presents a body of statistical data on the customs revenue actually collected at individual ports in the 1670s and 1680s and surveys the extent and nature of the maritime trade of the ports Culliford examined. It thus not only throws light on the history of the customs service, but provides a rare insight into the interactions of economic, social and political issues in the later seventeenth century, and makes a valuable contribution to the particular histories of the ports and maritime districts visited by this energetic and tenacious investigator.

About the Author:

Over a career as Deputy General Editor of the Victoria County Histories, as Reader in the University of Leeds and as Hon. Research Fellow at University College London, Dr Stephens has published widely in the fields of economic and social history and in English and US local history.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

All items have been carefully inspected but any found to be unsatisfactory, for whatever reasons, may be returned, please contact us on how to return a book. Our books are listed in pounds sterling, and besides accepting payment via credit card and personal UK cheque - alternative ways: (1) we are happy to invoice you in Euros, and you can either pay us via int'l bank transfer (IBAN/BIC codes will be on the invoice), or a euro cheque drawn on your personal account; (2) we can also bill in US dollars, and payment can be made with a USD personal cheque (there is a bank conversion fee added on for this means). All orders will be acknowledged, prices are net, p/p + insturance extra. Shipping prices quoted on ABE are for various air economy rates. These are for unsecured services, quotes for secured (tracked) services can be quoted for upon request, these can be quite reasonable on hearvier book parcels.

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

Herb Tandree Philosophy Books, Herb Tandree, Sole Trader, Proprietor
Fromehall Mill, Blk 2, Rm 9 - Lodgemore Lane - Stroud, Glos. GL5 3EH, U.K. - tel: 0044 [0]453 764 932 - fax same as phone
VAT: GB783415417

Books sent on approval, packing and post extra, alternative payment means and billing in different currencies are noted above.

Condiciones de envío:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue