l'Impot Des Gabelles En France Aux XVII et XVIII Siecles
by Pasquier, J.
Geneva: Slatkine, 1978. Octavo. 150(1)pp. A reprint of the 1905 edition. The gabelle was a very unpopular tax on salt in France. In the 14th century the gabelle denoted any tax on the sale of consumer goods; an ordinance of 1360 made it a permanent tax. In the 15th century the gabelle began to mean specifically the salt tax, that is, a tax on consumption of salt. The nobility, the clergy, and certain other privileged persons were exempted. The gabelle was abolished in March 1790 but soon became a tax again on salt in Britain and India, [Ency. Britannica] A fine copy bound in green pebble grained cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt. Small label removal mark to rear paste down.
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