Public and Private Acts of Parliament, 1727-1729 [Great Britain]. George II [1683-1760], King of Great Britain. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Tertio. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, The Twenty Third Day of January, Anno Dom. 1727. In the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George II. 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 Thirteenth Day of January, 1729. Being the Third Session of this Present Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, And of Henry Hills Deceas'd, 1730. 696,  pp. Same general title page preceding each act. [Bound With] An Abstract of All the Acts Passed in the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament of Great Britain, And in the Third Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, And of Henry Hills, Deceas'd, 1730. 76 pp. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-1/2"). Contemporary paneled calf, gilt royal arms and corner fleurons to boards, rebacked retaining parts of existing gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, edges speckled red. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, a few scuffs, nicks, scratches, minor worming and faint dampstaining to boards, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges cracked, light offsetting to preliminaries, light edgewear to first few leaves. Moderate toning to interior, light foxing and soiling in a few places. An appealing volume. $750. * A collection of 37 acts passed in the third session of the seventh Parliament of Great Britain, with tables listing the titles of the public acts and summaries of 21 private acts. Several of the public acts deal with trade, including an act eliminating duties on domestic salt and compensating the East India Company for any losses they suffered as a result. Two other acts deal with colonial trade in New York and Carolina. These acts allowed salt to be imported into New York to facilitate the profitable export of dried fish and gave rice from Carolina an exemption which allowed it to be exported to countries outside Great Britain. Typically, the American colonies were forced to trade only with Great Britain, which led to resentment and was.
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