A Durable Eighteenth-Century English Treatise on Elections [Elections]. [Great Britain]. Determinations of the Honourable House of Commons, Concerning Elections, And All Their Incidents; As the Issuing of the Writ, The Taking of the Poll, The Scrutiny, The Return, The Qualification of the Electors and Elected, Oaths to be Taken, Rights of Election in the Several Cities and Boroughs, Evidence Proper on Hearing, Disqualification by Offices, Bribery, Treating, Riots. The Whole Alphabetically Digested Under Proper Titles, And Interspersed with Abstracts of Acts of Parliament on the Subject; Also Two Tables, (viz.) One of Statutes Used in the Work; The Other of the Principal Matters. London: Printed for Thomas Harris, 1741. xx, 274, 12, 11,  pp. Lacking Leaf Z2 (pp. 255-256), supplied in facsimile. 12mo. (6-1/2" x 4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, blind fillets along joints, raised bands to spine. Some minor scuffs and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, joints staring, front hinge cracked, first gathering partially detached but secure. Moderate toning, occasional faint soiling to head of text block, small strips of paper removed from margins of leaves A3-A5 (pp. v-x) with no loss to text, "1/6" in small early hand to front pastedown and title page, which has some offsetting to its margins, a tiny hole near its center with minor loss to text and a piece neatly removed from its lower corner. $150. * First edition. This anonymous work was clearly a popular reference guide. Later editions were published in 1747, 1743, 1753, 1761, 1774. All are scarce. OCLC locates copies of the first edition in 10 North American law libraries (Columbia, Georgetown, Social Law, University of Georgia, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington). English Short-Title Catalogue T164879.
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