Book #75117
Item #75117 Practical Remarks and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament. Charles Thomas Ellis.
Practical Remarks and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament...

Practical Remarks and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament...

A Pioneering Treatise on Private Bills Ellis, Charles Thomas. Practical Remarks and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament: Comprising the Standing Orders of Both Houses, To the End of the Year 1801; Relative to the Applying for, And Passing, Bills for Inclosing or Draining Lands; Making Turnpike Roads, Navigations, Aqueducts; Building Bridges; For the More Easy Recovery of Small Debts; Paving, &c. Towns; Confirming or Prolonging the Term of Letters Patent; Obtaining Divorces; And Bills Called Estate Bills: With an Introductory Chapter, Containing Practical Directions for Soliciting Private Bills in General; And With Occasional References to Acts of Parliament, Adjudged Cases, &c. London: Printed by B. McMillan, 1802. xiv, [2], 265 pp. Octavo (9" x 5"). Contemporary publisher's boards, rebacked in plain paper, renewed printed label to spine, edges untrimmed, endpapers renewed, several signatures unopened or partially unopened. Light rubbing and soiling to boards, moderate rubbing to board edges, corners bumped and worn. Light toning to interior, occasional light soiling, light foxing in a few places, small faint dampstain to bottom-edge of pp. xi-5, clean tear to gutter of leaf D1 (pp. 33-34) just touching a few letters of text without loss. $450. * First edition. A detailed look at the process for enacting private bills in Parliament with a thorough accounting of the relevant standing orders for both the House of Lords and the House of Commons. One of the earliest treatises on the subject, it is notable for its comprehensiveness and the wide range of covered topics, including infrastructure, marriage and debts. A second and final edition appeared in 1810. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:110.

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