A Classic Parliamentary Manual In Translation Hardy, Sir Thomas Duffus, Editor [1804-1878]. Modus Tenendi Parliamentum; An Ancient Treatise on the Mode of Holding the Parliament in England. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, 1846. [iv], xxxii, 47,  pp. Introduction in English and text in Latin and English on facing pages. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Later cloth with typed paper spine label, endpapers renewed, ex-library with presentation bookplate to front pastedown. Light rubbing to boards, some wear to spine label. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing. $250. * First edition. First published in 1641 as The Manner of Holding Parliaments in England, Modus Tenendi Parliamentum is a short, historically grounded treatise on parliamentary law. Commissioned under King William IV and completed under Queen Victoria, this edition sought to present a definitive edition of the Latin text alongside an accessible English translation.
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