Lot 391: Volume containing 32 acts of Parliament. 1702.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [Britain/Parliament] 1 Volume containing 32 public acts of Parliament at the session held Dec. 30, 1701 - Mar. 8, 1702. The 4th act present delays the expiration of a statute which allowed Quakers to make affirmations rather than oaths. Another provides for commissioners to formulate a treaty for the union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England (which had not been ruled by different kings since the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603). Also includes An Act to Oblige the Jews to Maintain and Provide for their Protestant Children. (pp453-454). Lon: Charles Bill, 1701-1702. Titles of individual acts appear in upper portion of the first page of individual statutes. Most statutes are preceded by a title page that begins: ANNO REGNI GULIELMI III. REGIS or ANNO REGNI ANNAE REGINAE (Extended title on title pages account for whether it was passed in the 13th vs. 14th year of William, and whether William or Queen Anne was on the throne. Anne succeeded William III during that parliament.) Pagination and signings are continuous regardless of whether the statutes first text page is preceded by a separate title leaf. Title leaf, when issued, is accounted for the pagination and signings. Black letter text. Roman type for titles, headlines, etc. Includes: ++ An Act for Reviving and Continuing an Act Intituled, An Act for the Appointing of Commissioners to Examine and Determine the Debts due to the Army, Navy, and for Transport Service, and also an Account of the Prizes taken during the late War. ++ An Act for the Enlargeing and Encouraging the Greenland Trade. ++ An Act for Punishing Officers and Soldiers, that shall Mutiny or Desert in England or Ireland. ++ An Act for the Attainder of the Pretended Prince of Wales of High Treason. ++ An Act for Continuing an Act, Intituled, An Act that the Solemn Affirmation and Declaration of the People called Quakers, shall be Accepted instead of an Oath in the usual form. ++ An Act for Granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Laying Duties upon the Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry. ++ An Act for the Further Security of His Majesties Person, and the Succession of the Crown in the Protestant Line, and for Extinguishing the Hopes of the Pretended Prince of Wales and all other Pretenders, and their Open and Secret Abettors. ++ An Act for the better Support of Her Majesties Household, and of the Honour and Dignity of the Crown. ++ An Act for Explaining a Clause in an Act made at the Parliament begun and Holden at Westminster, the Two and Twentieth of November, in the Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King William the Third, Intituled, An Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government. ++ An Act for Continuing the Act made in the Eighth Year of His late Majesties Reign, for better Preventing the Counterfeiting the Current Coin of this Kingdom. ++ An Act for Taking, Examining and Stating the Publick Accounts of the Kingdom. ++ An Act for Reviving the Act, Intituled, An Act for Exempting Apothecaries from Serving the Offices of Constable, Scavenger, and other Parish and Ward Offices, and from Serving upon Juries. ++ An Act for Granting an Aid to Her Majesty by divers Subsidies and a Land Tax (on pp137-268). ++ An Act for making Good Deficiencies, and for Preserving the Publick Credit. ++ An Act for Enabling Her Majesty to Appoint Commissioners to Treat for an Union between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. ++ An Act to Ascertain the Water Measure of Fruit. ++ An Act for Enlarging and Continuing the Greenland Trade. ++ An Act for Continuing and Amending the Act made in the Ninth Year of His late Majesties Reign, Intituled, An Act for Settling and Adjusting the proportions of Fine Silver and Silk, and for the better Making of Gold and Silver Thread, and to Prevent the Abuses of the Wire-drawers. ++ An Act to Explain and Alter the Act made in the Two and twentieth Year of King Henry the Eighth, concerning the Repairing and Amending of Bridges in the Highways: And for Repealing an Act made in the Twenty third Year of Queen Elizabeth for the Re-edifying of Dardiffe Bridge in the County of Glamorgan: And also for Changing the Day of Election of the Wardens and Assistants of Rochester Bridge. ++ An Act for the Rebuilding and Repairing the Piers of the Town and Port of Whitby in the County of York. ++ An Act for making the River Darwent, in the County of York, Navigable. ++ An Act for Preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Salt, and for the better Payment of Debentures at the Custom-House. ++ An Act to Declare the Alterations in the Oath appointed to be Taken by the Act Intituled, An Act for the further Security of His Majesties Person, and the Succession of the Crown in the Protestant Line, and for Extinguishing the Hopes of the Pretended Prince of Wales, and all other Pretenders, and their Open and Secret Abettors, and for Declaring the Association to be Determined. ++ An Act for Raising the Militia for the Year One thousand seven hundred and two, notwithstanding the Months Pay formerly Advanced be not Repaid. ++ An Act for Continuing the present Sheriffs in England and Wales until the First Day of Hillary Term next, unless Her Majesty shall think fit to Determine them sooner. ++ An Act for the Relief of Poor Prisoners for Debt. ++ An Act for the Relief of the Masters of Hoys, and other Vessels Carrying Corn and other Inland Provision within the Port of London. ++ An Act for the Importation of Fine Italian Thrown Silk. ++ An Act for Importing into England Thrown Silk of the Growth of Sicily, from the Port of Leghorne in Italy. ++ An Act for the Continuing the Imprisonment of Counter, and others, for the Horrid Conspiracy to Assassinate the Person of His late Sacred Majesty King William the Third. [First name left blank in original]. ++ An Act to Oblige the Jews to Maintain and Provide for their Protestant Children. ++ An Act for making more Effectual the Provision out of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland, for the Building of Churches, and Augmenting small Vicariges in Ireland. ++ An Act for the Relief of the Protestant Purchasers of the Forfeited Estates in Ireland. ++ Sm. folio. [I]-480, pp. Collation: A-6E2, a-a2, in 2s. Cambridge binding with spine title [ACTS ANNE REGINAE PRIMO]. The longest statute in the volume (imposing subsidies and a land tax) appears on pp137-268, and has more toning and foxing than other portions, indicating a change in the paper used during the weeks when the statutes were printed and/or a change in storage practices before the volume was bound. Signature 4Z (pp. -368) was never completely bound in and is attached to the binding at the upper portion of the inner edge. Covers loose. Dampstained around the spine, corners of covers frayed. Considerable staining to 1st statutes first 2 text pages and around the spine. 3.0 Lb.