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Anno Regni Georgii II Regis, Decimo Quarto, 1740. Great Britain, George II.
Anno Regni Georgii II Regis, Decimo Quarto, 1740.
Anno Regni Georgii II Regis, Decimo Quarto, 1740.
Anno Regni Georgii II Regis, Decimo Quarto, 1740.
Anno Regni Georgii II Regis, Decimo Quarto, 1740.
Anno Regni Georgii II Regis, Decimo Quarto, 1740.

Anno Regni Georgii II Regis, Decimo Quarto, 1740.

Public and Private Acts of Parliament, 1740-1741 [Great Britain]. George II [1683-1760], King of Great Britain. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, The Fourteenth Day of January, Anno Dom. 1734, In the Eighth 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, 1740, Being the Seventh Session of this Present Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1740 [i.e. 1741]. 756, [6] pp. Same general title page preceding each act, Acts XXXIII-XLIII dated 1741. [Bound With] An Abstract of All the Acts Passed in the Seventh Session of the Eighth Parliament of Great Britain, And in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Sovereign Lord King George the Second. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1741. 94, [2] pp. Folio (12" x 7"). Contemporary paneled calf, gilt royal arms to boards, gilt spine with raised bands and lettering piece, blind tooling to board edges, edges rouged. Light rubbing to boards, some scuffs, nicks and scratches, moderate rubbing and light wear to extremities, light gatoring to spine, joints previously mended at head, front board separated but held securely by cords, rear joint starting at both ends, spine ends repaired, corners bumped and worn, faint offsetting to endleaves, early armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Moderate toning to interior, negligible light foxing to margins and light worming to upper gutter in a few places, trimming to fore-edge of final leaf of abstract volume (a table of contents) affecting page numbers. An appealing copy. $850. * A collection of 43 acts passed in the seventh session of the eighth Parliament of Great Britain, with tables listing the titles of the public acts and summaries of 33 private acts. Some of the more interesting acts include several acts to do with infrastructure and "An Act for Restraining and Preventing Several Unwarrantable Schemes and Undertakings in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in America." This was an extension of the Bubble Act of 1720, meant to protect investors by forbidding the creation of joint-stock companies without a royal char.

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