London: Printed by Mark Baskett; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1764. Folio (288 x 186 mm). Title-page with woodcut royal coat-of-arms. Disbound. In fine condition. Item #408171
The "Sugar Act" was the beginning of "taxation without representation", replacing the Molasses Act of 1733 its main purpose was to raise revenue. With the exception of the repeal of the despised "Stamp Act" (a temporary relief only) the other acts all gradually riled the colonists culminating in the "American Prohibitory Act" of 1775/6 which was the last straw and resulted in the Declaration of Independence in July 1776. ESTC N56801.