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Item #74195 The Rights of the People Concerning Impositions. Sir James Whitelocke.
The Rights of the People Concerning Impositions...

The Rights of the People Concerning Impositions...

"The Complement of Coke's Theory of the Supremacy of the Law" Yelverton, Sir Henry [1566-1629]. [Whitelocke, Sir James (1570-1632)]. The Rights of the People of England, Concerning Impositions. Stated in a Learned Argument; By Sir Henry Yelverton Knight and Baronet, Late one of the Justices of the Court of Common-Pleas. With a Remonstrance Presented to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, By the Honorable House of Commons, In the Parliament, An. Dom. 1610. Annoque Regis Jac. 7. London: Printed for William Leake and John Leake, 1679. [xiv], 117, [3] pp. With 2 pp. publisher catalogue. Octavo (5-1/2" x 3-1/4"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, blind fillets to spine, blind tooling to board edges, pastedowns loose. Light rubbing and a few small spots and scratches to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front board starting slightly at head but secure, chip to head of spine, hinges cracked, faint offsetting to endleaves, front endleaves starting at head but secure, recent brief annotations in pencil to one of them. Light toning to interior, very light foxing and soiling to a few leaves, light worming to upper left corner of text block beginning on p. 63, minor loss to text in places but no loss to legibility. $750. * Final edition. "Coke's views as to the supremacy of the law have become a dogma of our modern law of the constitution. But, taken by itself, this dogma was not sufficient. The modern state needed a more active sovereign. The Royalists found such a sovereign in the king. If, therefore, the need for a sovereign power in the constitution was admitted, and if Parliament denied the sovereignty of the king, it must be prepared too find a substitute. Some of the Parliamentary party, no doubt, appreciated this need. But the first to elaborate a theory to meet it was James Whitelock. In the debate upon impositions in 1610, [later reprinted as The Rights of the People], he propounded a theory of Parliamentary sovereignty, which was the complement of Coke's theory of the supremacy of the law. It has become, like Coke's theory, an accepted principle of our modern constitutional law; and it is historically important because it is the earliest complete and formal statement of this principle" (Holdsworth). This essay was issued in 1641 and 1658 under different titles and without Yelverton's name. All three pri.

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