A collection of several authentic accounts of the history and price of wheat, bread, malt, &c. from the coming in of William the Conqueror to Michaelmas, 1745.
Wheat was the single most important product of the British economy during the 18th and early 19th centuries, being the largest component of national income and the primary source of calorie intake. This book compares prices and weights across nearly 700 years, and notes punishments handed out to dishonest milliners and bakers.
John Penkethman, 1748. Layton Collection 10235