Digest of Laws Concerning Jesuits and Other Recusants Published Eight Years Before the Glorious Revolution Cawley, William. The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K. James, and K. Charles the First, Concerning Jesuits, Seminary Priests, Recusants, &c. and Concerning the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance Explained by Divers Judgments and Resolutions of the Reverend Judges. Together with Other Observations Upon the Same Laws, To Which is Added the Statute XXV CAR.II. Cap. 2. for Preventing Dangers Which May Happen from Popish Recusants. And an Alphabetical Table to the Whole. London: Printed for John Wright, and Richard Chiswell, 1680. [viii], 267,  pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Recent library cloth, calf lettering piece and paper location label to spine, endpapers renewed. Some soiling and a few minor stains, corners bumped, some rubbing to spine. Moderate toning, somewhat heavier in places, browning to outer edges of margins, rodent damage (?) to outer parts of corners from preliminaries to p.68, library stamp to title page, a few library markings to its verso. $500. * Only edition. This volume was published eight years before the Glorious Revolution, a period that witnessed an increase in anti-Catholic sentiment. "The Judgments and resolutions of the reverend Judges upon the several branches of these Statutes, and of others likewise here occasionally mentioned, (as far as they relate to the subject in hand) which lye scattered in the printed Books, are here collected and placed under proper heads; And this is the only thing, the Statutes themselves excepted, for which I durst recommend the Book to thy perusal. Besides which, there are several other Authorities cited in the Cases, which arise upon the poenal Laws: And here and there, where the path is untrodden, I have adventured to add some observations of my own" (Preface). English Short-Title Catalogue R5101.
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