Detailed Commentary on the Controversial Parliament Act of 1660 Whitelocke, [Bulstrode] [1605-1675]. Morton, Charles, Editor. Whitelockes Notes Uppon the Kings Writt for Choosing Members of Parlement XIII Car II. Being Disquisitions on the Government of England by King Lords and Commons. London: Printed by W. Strahan for Andrew Millar, 1766. Two volumes. xlv, , 518; [iv], 452,  pp. Quarto (10-1/4" x 8"). Contemporary speckled calf, gilt-edged raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spines, gilt tooling to board edges, recent repairs to spine ends and joints of Volume I. Some rubbing and light scuffing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, minor worming to pastedowns of Volume I. Moderate toning, faint dampstaining in a few places in each volume. A nice set. $950. * Only edition. Whitelocke was a lawyer and politician. Derived from his manuscripts, the Notes is a phrase-by-phrase commentary on the controversial Parliament Act of 1660 (12 Car. II c. 1), which dissolved the Long Parliament and declared the Lords and Commons then sitting to be the two Houses of Parliament, notwithstanding that they had not been convened by the King. To address the validity of this Parliament, the next Parliament passed further acts, 13 Car. II cc. 7 & 14, to confirm the laws it passed. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, NY State Appellate Division, Northwestern, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania). English Short-Title Catalogue T145987.
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