The Pleadings, Arguments, And Other Proceedings in the Court...
An Important Seventeenth-Century Statement About the Rights of Corporations [Sawyer, Sir Robert (1633-1692)]. The Pleadings, Arguments, And Other Proceedings in the Court Of Kings-Bench Upon the Quo Warranto, Touching The Charter Of The City Of London; With the Judgement Entred Thereupon. The Whole Pleadings Faithfully Taken from the Record. London: Printed by T.D. and B.T., 1696. [iv], 35, , 22, 16, 25-55, , 55, , 65-126 pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Folio (11-3/4" x 7-3/4"). Recent quarter morocco over buckram, raised bands and gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Light fading and a few minor stains to joints and spine, corners bumped and lightly worn. Moderate toning to interior, light browning and foxing in places, including title page, moderate edgewear to final two leaves and preliminaries, brief early annotation and underlining to several leaves, recent repair to lower outside corner of leaf preceding title page. $550. * Second and final edition. First published in 1690, this volume relates to the passage of an act of Parliament during the Glorious Revolution that restored a group of privileges granted under the Charter of the City of London to officers, companies, and corporations that had been seized under a writ of quo warranto by Charles II and James II to augment the royal revenue. An important assertion of Parliamentary power in its day, this act went on to become an important statement about the rights of corporations. English Short-Title Catalogue R28154.
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