The King and His Creditors [Turner, Thomas (d. 1679)]. The Case of the Bankers and Their Creditors, Stated and Examined. Wherein the Property of the Subject in This, And the Like Cases, Is Soberly Asserted, By the Common and Statute Laws of England, His Majesties Most Gracious Declarations; By Innumerable, Great and Important Records of This Kingdom, From the Time of the Norman Conquest to Our Own Times; By the Civil Law, History, Polity, Morality, And Common Reason: And All Objections Undeniably Refuted. As it Was Inclosed in a Letter To a Friend, By a True Lover of His King and Country, And Sufferer for Loyalty. London: S.n., 1675. [x], 147,  pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary speckled calf rebacked in period style. Blind rules to boards, gilt title and raised bands to spine, endpapers renewed. A few minor nicks to boards, corners bumped. Light toning to text, heavier toning to title page and a few leaves. Contemporary annotations to rear endleaves, interior otherwise clean. $950. * Second and final issue, a much-enlarged version of the previous printing, a 44-page pamphlet printed in 1674. The Bankers' Case concerned the liability of the King to repay loans. The decision gave creditors of the crown the right to petition to the Barons of the Exchequer for breach of contract. This definition of a legal obligation marked a significant turning point in the relationship between king and subject. English Short-Title Catalogue R217081.
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