A Stuart-Era Defense of Parliament [Parliament]. [Great Britain]. The Priviledges and Practice of Parliaments in England. Collected Out of the Common Lawes of this Land. Seene and Allowed by the Learned in the Lawes. Commended to the High Court of Parliament Now Assembled. [London]: Printed [by B. Alsop and T. Fawcett], 1628. [vi], 46 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over cloth. Light rubbing to extremities, light fading to spine. Moderate toning to interior, minor wormtrack to fore-edge of text block, which gradually diminishes to a single wormhole on leaf C4 (pp. 26-27), "4" in early hand and small inkspot to foot of title page. $650. * First issue. This anonymous pamphlet, which has interesting comments about the governments of France and the German states, was reissued in 1640, 1641, 1643, 1680. These publication dates are significant because they coincide with points of tension between parliament and Charles I, Cromwell, Charles II and James II. Two imprints were issued at the time of the Civil Wars [1642-1651]. All are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1628 issue in North American law libraries (Harvard, Library of Congress, San Francisco Law Library, UC-Davis, University of Georgia, University of Michigan, Yale). English Short-Title Catalogue S100615.
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