By the Queene. A Proclamation for the dearth of Corne. Broadside, Queen of England Elizabeth I.
By the Queene. A Proclamation for the dearth of Corne

Elizabeth I Orders Price Controls, 1596

By the Queene. A Proclamation for the dearth of Corne.

London: Christopher Barker, 1596.

First Edition. Ornamented opening initial. 1 vols. 16 x 11 inches, framed to 21 1/2 x 17 inches overall. Elizabeth I Orders Price Controls, 1596. Frayed along right hand margin, touching a few letters, old folds and small rust-stain at top left margin, else fine and, despite the defects noted, an attractive item. New STC, 8251; Steele, A Bibliography of Royal Proclamations of the Tudor and Stuart Sovereigns, 884; Hughes and Larkin, Tudor Royal Proclamations, 781; not in Kress or Goldsmith. Item #13898

A handsome, black-letter proclamation, forbidding, in view of scarcities, the raising of the price of “corne” [in England, wheat], and the making of starch. Issued “At our Mannor of Greenwich, the last day of July , in the xxxviii yeere of our Raigne.”

A FINE ELIZABETHAN DOCUMENT OF ENGLAND'S ECONOMIC HISTORY.

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