A Profound Influence in Pre-Revolutionary America [Care, Henry (1646-1688)]. N[elson], W[illiam] [b.1653], Editor. English Liberties, Or The Free-Born Subject's Inheritance. Containing Magna Charta, Charta de Foresta, The Statute De Tallagio, Non Concedendo, The Habeas Corpus Act, And Several Other Statutes; With Comments on Each of Them. Likewise, Of Ship-Money: Of Tonnage and Poundage. Of Parliaments, and the Qualification and Choice of Members: Of the Three Estates, And of the Settlement of the Crown by Parliament. Together with a Short History of the Succession, Not by Any Hereditary Right: Also a Declaration of the Liberties of the Subject: And of the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy. The Petition of Right; With a Short but Impartial Relation of the Difference Between King Charles I and the Long Parliament, Concerning the Prerogative of the King, The Liberties of the Subject, And the Rise of the Civil Wars. Of Trials by Juries, and of the Qualifications of Jurors; Their Punishment for Misbehaviour, And of Challenges to Them. Lastly, Of Justices of the Peace, And Coroners: With Many Law Cases Throughout the Whole. Corrected and Improved. Providence: Printed and Sold by John Carter, 1774. viii, 350,  pp. Includes six-page subscriber list. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along spine, raised bands and later hand-lettered title to spine. Light rubbing to boards, early owner signature (Ephraim Williard) to front board, slightly heavier rubbing to extremities with a few spots of wear along board edges, joints starting at ends, corners bumped and somewhat worn, crack in text block between front free endpaper and title page, a few leaves loose at beginning and end of text block. Some toning to text, negligible light foxing in places, owner signature (of Ephraim Williard dated 1774) and another signature with inscription (of Ephraim Williard Burr dated 1829) to front free endpaper. An appealing copy. $6,500. * Second American edition. Preceeded by a 1721 Boston edition, this 1774 Providence edition was published in the same year as the first Continental Congress and the Intolerable Acts (and about a year after the Boston Tea Party). A publisher's note at the end of the table of contents says this edition was "principally designed for America" and contained "extracts fr.
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