An Authority on Parliamentary Procedure Hatsell, John [1743-1820]. A Collection of Cases of Privilege of Parliament, From the Earliest Records to the Year 1628. London: Printed by H. Hughs, For J. Dodsley, 1776. viii,, 211,  pp. [Bound with] Hatsell, John. Precedents of Proceedings in the House of Commons, Under Separate Titles; With Observations. London: Printed by H. Hughs, For J. Dodsley, 1781. xi, , 247,  pp. Half-title lacking. Two volumes. Quarto (11" x 9"). Recent library buckram, raised bands, red and black lettering pieces, gilt-stamped volume numbers ("1 & 2") and institution name and shelf label spine, small security tag and blind-stamped institution name to front board, endleaves added. Moderate toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves, library stamps to edges, tiny later owner label to upper corner of title page, library bookplate to its verso, small library stamp to verso of following leaf, which is a blank. $500. * First editions. Hatsell was clerk of the House of Commons from 1768 to 1820 and the author of four books on procedure in that house. Holdsworth cited them frequently in History of English Law and considered them to be definitive studies. The first three were originally issued separately and are bibliographically distinct. In 1818 a fourth volume was issued as "Volume IV." At that time the preceding books were reissued as Volume I, Volume II and Volume III. Holdsworth, A History of English Law XII:345-346. English Short-Title Catalogue T114879, T114572.
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