How Often Should Parliament Meet? Johnson, Samuel [1649-1703]. An Essay Concerning Parliaments at a Certainty, Or the Kalends of May. London: Printed for the Author, 1693. [ii], ii, 47,  pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light browning to text, light soiling to title page. $250. * First edition. Johnson discusses the Triennial Act of 1664, which required Parliament to meet for at least once every three years, and the right to have a Parliament every Kalends, or beginning, of May. A second edition was published in 1694. English Short-Title Catalogue R11823.
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