The Royal Gauger; or, Gauging made Perfectly Easy, As it is actually practised by the Officers of his Majesty's Revenue of Excise
A "gauger" was an officer whose business it was to ascertain the contents of casks, mainly to assist in the prevention of illicit shipments of alcohol. The job of an exciseman, however, also involved checking shipments of soap, starch, candles, coffee, tea, chocolate, etc. and rules for these are also given. Special sections give advice on how to become an excise officer and "cask-Gauging" as practised in the Port of London. Judging by the book's thickness, there was a lot to learn.
Publisher: C. Hitch and L. Hawke, et al
Edition: Fifth edition
Date Published: 1760
Place Published: London
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xvii, 474  p. 8 fold-out illustrations, the first three coloured. Two fold-out vouchers. Numerous in-text tables. Binding repaired. Pencil and ink notes on endpapers. Damp stains affecting upper corners. Faint marginalia page 296. Small worm hole in bottom half of page affects second half of book but does not become large enough to affect text until about page 408 onwards.