Public and Private Acts of Parliament, 1741-1747 [Great Britain]. George II [1683-1760], King. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Vicesimo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster the First Day of December, Anno Dom. 1741, in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And From Thence Continued by Several Prorogations to the Eighteenth Day of November, 1746, Being the Sixth Session of this Present Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1746 [i.e. 1747]. 1031,  pp. Same general title page preceding each act, Acts XV-LII dated 1747. [Bound With] An Abstract of All the Acts Passed in the Sixth Session of the Ninth Parliament of Great Britain, And in the Twentieth Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1747. 180,  pp. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, gilt royal arms to boards, rebacked and recornered in period style with raised bands and blind fillets to spine, original lettering piece retained, blind tooling to board edges, edges rouged. Moderate rubbing to boards, a few small scuffs, nicks and scratches, heavier rubbing and some wear to board edges, corners bumped, hinges cracked, lower corner of rear free endpaper lacking. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing in a few places. An appealing copy. $750. * A collection of 52 acts passed in the sixth session of the ninth Parliament of Great Britain, with tables listing the titles of the public acts and summaries of 32 private acts. Many of the public acts reflect the Jacobite Rising of 1745 and its aftermath, such as the repeated suspension of habeas corpus, an "Act for Vesting the Estates of Certain Traitors in His Majesty" and the "Act for Abolishing the Heretable Jurisdictions in Scotland." The volume also includes a 1747 act extending the provisions of the Plantation Act of 1740, which allowed for the naturalization of Jews and Quakers in America. Appended is the separately-issued volume of abstracts. English Short-Title Catalogue N52724, T150475.
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