Lot 158 of 395:
Bound volume of Acts of Law under George II & III  

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Bound volume of eighty-nine acts of law passed during the reigns of Kings George II and III



John, Robert or Thomas Vaskett



Bound volume of 89 acts, various paginations, manuscript index at front. (Folio) 30x18 cm (11¾x7") period full calf.

Includes laws concerning:

  • "Preservation of the Publick Highways and Turnpike Roads,"
  • "Preservation of the Game of Pheasants and Partridges and against the Destroying of Hares...the Preservation of House Doves and Pidgeons,"
  • "More effectual Preservation of Fish in Fish Ponds and other Waters,"
  • "Raising and Training the Militia,"
  • "Preventing Abuses in making Bricks and Tiles,"
  • "Regulating the Trials of controverted Elections,"
  • "Preventing the Stealing of Dogs,"
  • "Registering the Prices at which Corn is sold,"
  • "Prevent the further spreading of the contagious Disorder among the Horned Cattle in Great Britain,"
  • "Making the Receiving of Stolen Jewels, and Gold and Silver Plate, in the Case of Burglary and Highway Robbery, more penal,"
  • "punishing Persons keeping disorderly Houses,"
  • "selling Ale, and other Liquors without Licence,"
  • "regulating Places of publick Entertainment,"
  • "more effectually preventing the unlawful Destruction of Trees,"
  • "preventing the unlawful Pawning of Goods,"
  • "An Act for allowing Carts to be drawn with Four Horses,"
  • "for amending so much of an Act made in the Twenty-fifth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, entitled, An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants, as relates to the Time for receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper now limited by the said Act,"
  • "for establishing an Agreement with the United Company of Merchants of England, trading to the East Indies,"
  • "remedying some Defects in the Act made in the Forty third Year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, entitled, An Act for the Relief of the Poor"
  • and 70 others. 

Lot Amendments

Binding worn, hinges cracked; some ink notes and consecutive pagination in an early hand at head of pages; very good.

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