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Interesting collection of acts promulgated by the 14th parliament of Great Britain

Anno regni George III. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, decimo octavo. At the parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the twenty-ninth day of November, Anno Domini 1774, in the fifteenth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third ... And from thence continued, by several prorogations, to the twentieth day of November 1777; being the fourth session of the fourteenth parliament of Great Britain.
London, Charles Eyre & William Strahan, 1778. Folio. Modern brown pigskin, title in gold on spine. [ca. 780] pp. numbered to 1594 with gaps.
€ 1,750
Highly interesting and rare selection of acts promulgated by the fourteenth parliament of Great Britain, 1774-1777, during the fourth session in the 18th year of the Reign of King George III. The British government regularly published acts passed at sessions of the parliament, providing details of hundreds of measures taken concerning issues that came up before the parliament in the course of the eighteenth century. These were mostly general rather than local measures, applying to the country as a whole.
The selection consists of 37 acts (out of 80 in the accompanying table) regarding the military, navy and economy, including imports and exports of grain and tobacco, handling of insolvent debtors, etc., taxation, including tolls, administration of justice, prosecution, etc. Each of the 37 acts (cap. 1, 3-6, 11-19, 22, 24-28, 30, 38-39, 45-47, 52-53, 56-64, 79) is preceded by the same title-page.
With some markings in brown ink in the last part of the book, but still in very good condition. Cf. ESTC N544450 & N57814 (collections with the present title-page), N57813 (the table) & N57733 ... N57811 (individual acts); Johanna Ives, "Eighteenth-century English social policy", in: Transactions Royal Hist. Soc., 40 (1990), pp. 63-92.
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