A Decree Lately Made in the High Court of Starre-Chamber, After...
Star Chamber Regulates Bakers and Tavern Owners [Great Britain]. Charles I [1600-1649], King of England. A Decree Lately Made in the High Court of Starre-Chamber, After Consultation Had Among the Iudges, And Certificate of their Opinions in Divers Things, &c. And Also a Confirmation of that Decree by His Sacred Maiestie; Together with His Maiestie's Command that the Same be Printed, Published, And Put in Due Execution. London: Imprinted...by Robert Barker and by the assignes of Iohn Bill, 1633.  pp. First blank leaf signed "A." Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in plain wrappers, front wrapper lacking. Moderate toning, very faint dampstain to upper corner, light soiling in a few places, somewhat heavier to first leaf, "ffor the Councell Chamber" written in an early hand on rear wrapper, early ink annotation to title page. Housed in modern 8" x 6-1/4" buckram folder with calf spine label. $1,850. * Only edition. A decree of Star Chamber governing suppliers of food and drink, including bakers and tavern owners. Among other stipulations, it forbade tavern owners and other sellers of alcohol from operating houses of gaming. It also regulated sales of horsemeat. Although the court of Star Chamber was infamous for its abuses in cases of sedition and libel, Charles I increasingly used it for everyday business as a substitute for Parliament during his Personal Rule. OCLC locates 6 copies in North American law libraries (Harvard, Yale, New York University, University of Minnesota, Washington State, Library of Congress). English Short-Title Catalogue S100572.
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