Public and Private Acts of Parliament, 1761-1762 [Great Britain]. George III [1738-1820], King of Great Britain. Anno Regni Georgii III. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Secundo. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, The Ninth Day of May, Anno Dom. 1761, In the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, 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 Third Day of November Following; Being the First Session of the Twelfth Parliament of Great Britain. London: Printed by Mark Baskett, 1761 [i.e. 1762]. 670, -786, -1026,  pp. Lacking Acts XVIII and XXII and general title page of Act II. Same general title page preceding each act, Acts VII-XXXVII dated 1762. [Bound With] An Abstract of the Publick Acts Passed in the First Session of the Twelfth Parliament of Great Britain, And in the Second Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Third. London: Printed by Mark Baskett, 1762. 139,  pp. With two folding tables. Folio (12" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, gilt royal arms to boards, rebacked and recornered in period style with raised bands, blind fillets and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, edges rouged. Light rubbing to boards, a few scuffs, nicks and scratches, moderate rubbing and light wear to board edges, corners bumped, hinges cracked, single horizontal crease to front free endpaper. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places. An appealing copy. $650. * A collection of 86 acts passed in the first session of the tenth Parliament of Great Britain, with tables listing the titles of the public acts (including acts XXIX-LXXXVII, which were not printed) and summaries of 69 private acts. Some of the more interesting acts include several acts to do with commercial taxes and "An Act for Naturalizing Such Foreign Protestants as have Served or Shall Serve in His Majesty's Royal American Regiment, Or as Engineers in America." Appended is the separately-issued volume of abstracts. Acts XVIII (the Longitude Act of 1762) and XXII are lacking in full but present in the abstract volume; the first extended an act establishing a prize for the invention of a successful marine chronometer and th.
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