PROPOSED DUTY ON BOOKS. [caption title]. Book Trade Circular.

PROPOSED DUTY ON BOOKS. [caption title]

[Washington (DC): Feb. 2, 1867]. Small broadside. 20 x 13 cm. Old fold lines, some minor rumpling and toning along top margin, else very good. Docketed in manuscript on verso. Proposed duties on various kinds of imported books are listed: 20% on English language books printed before 1840; 20% on books in foreign languages not printed in the U.S.; 30 cents per pound on books in English valued at less than $2 and printed since 1840; [etc.]. Signed in type by 14 American publishing houses who agreed to the terms, including Harper & Brothers, D. Appleton & Co., Little, Brown, and eleven other well-known American publishers. No listings found on OCLC. Item #65547

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