The Long Parliament Declares Martial Law [Great Britain]. [Parliament]. An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament, For Execution of Martiall Law, According to the Meaning of this Ordinance, To Continue for the Space of Four Moneths from the Date Hereof. Together with the Names of Such Commissioners as are Appointed for the Execution Thereof. 16. August, 1644. Ordered by the Commons in Parliament, That this Ordinance be Forthwith Printed & Published: Henry Elsyng, Cler. Parl. D. Com. [London]: Printed for Edward Husbands, August 17 . 8 pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound in later quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt fillets and title to spine, a number of blank leaves inserted after text block by binder. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, light wear to spine ends and corners, which are bumped. Moderate toning and light foxing to interior, light wear to fore-edge of final three leaves. $450. * Only edition. One of several declarations of martial law issued during the English Civil Wars. By August of 1644, when our title was issued, the Parliamentarians had gained significant ground in the north and were struggling with Royalists for control of southern regions outside London. This ordinance declares martial law in London and Westminster and appoints twelve commissioners to enforce it. The commissioners were to be selected from a larger pool of Parliamentarian officers. OCLC and the ESTC locate 1 copy of this title in a law library (Library of Congress). English Short-Title Catalogue R11434.
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