Manuscript. Standing Orders for the House of Lords, 1660-1726.
From the Library of the Earls of Macclesfield [Manuscript]. [House of Lords]. [Standing Orders for the House of Lords, 1660-1726]. [London]: c.1726.  pp.,  blank,  pp. index,  blank pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary gilt-paneled morocco, gilt royal arms to boards, raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, gilt tooling to board edges, gilt dentelles to inner boards, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, library bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield to front pastedown. A few scuffs, nicks and scratches to boards, light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine, joints starting at foot, rear joint just starting at head. Text with side notes written in two hands within red-ruled borders. Light toning to interior, small blind-embossed Macclesfield arms to first four leaves, light foxing and spotting in a few places. A handsome volume. $1,250. * These standing orders, listing a variety of regulations for the proceedings of the House of Lords, are dated from June 9, 1660 to March 29, 1726. Topics include appropriate conduct for members when the king is present and procedures for trials of peers. The orders were read aloud at the beginning of each session, and the clerk produced copies for peers for a fee. Our copy comes from the library of the Earls of Macclesfield and may have been produced for George Parker, the second Earl, when he succeeded to the title in 1732.
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