Printed in the Year of Cromwell's Death Scobell, Henry [d.1660]. A Collection of Acts and Ordinances Of General Use, Made in the Parliament Begun and Held at Westminster the Third Day of November, Anno 1640 and Since, Unto the Adjournment of the Parliament Begun and Holden the 17th of September, Anno 1656, And Formerly Published in Print, Which are Here Printed at Large with Marginal Notes, Or Abbreviated: Being a Continuation of the Work from the End of Mr. Pulton's Collection. In Two Parts. Together With Several Tables of the Titles of, And Principal Matters Contained in the Said Acts and Ordinances; And Likewise of Such as Being of More Private and Particular Concernment, Or Less Use, are Omitted. Examined By the Original Records; And Now Printed by Special Order of Parliament. London: Printed by Henry Hill and John Fields, Printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, 1658, 1657. Two parts in one volume, each with title page (the second dated 1657). [xlii], 186, , 160, 163-515,  pp. Pagination irregular, text complete. Folio (13-1/4" x 8-1/2"). Recent three-quarter calf over cloth, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, light browning and foxing in a few places, moderate edgewear to preliminaries, tiny scuff near center of rear hinge, light soiling and faint dampstaining to title page. $750. * Third and final edition. Arranged chronologically, this is one of the principal sources of legislative enactments under Cromwell. The acts relating to finance, religion, foreign trade and American colonies are especially fascinating. English Short-Title Catalogue R7731.
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