With Two Well-Annotated Acts Concerning Alcoholic Beverages [Great Britain]. [Statutes]. [James I, King (1566-1625)]. An[n]o Regni Iacobi, Regis Angl. Scotiae, Franc. & Hybern. Viz. Angl. Franc. & Hybern. 4. Scotiae 40. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster by Prorogation, The 18. Day of November, In the Fourth Yeere of the Raigne of Our Most Gracious Soveraigne Lord Iames, By the Grace of God of England, France & Ireland King; Defender of the Faith, &c. And of Scotland the 40. And There Continued Untill the 4. day of Iuly 1607. And Then Proroged Until the 16. Day of November Next Following. To the High Pleasure of Almighty God, And to the Weale Publique of this Realme, Were Enacted as Followeth. [London: Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Maiestie, 1607]. 92 pp. Folio (10-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary limp vellum with fragments of ribbon ties, early hand-lettered title to spine. Light soiling, spine ends bumped, chips to head and foot of front board, free endpapers lacking. Title printed with woodcut architectural border, decorated initials, head-pieces and tail-pieces. Light toning to text, faint dampstaining in places. Extensive annotations in contemporary hand to eight pages, some slightly affected by trimming, interior otherwise clean. $1,900. * This volume records 8 acts for the 4th year of James's Reign. Two acts are heavily annotated: "An Act to Restraine the Utterance of Beere and Ale to Alehouse-Keepers and Tiplers not Licenced" and "An Acte for Repressing the Odious and Loathsome Sinne of Drunkennesse." English Short-Title Catalogue S121600.
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