Anno Regni Caroli II Decimo Quinto, 1663.
Includes an Important Navigation Act [Great Britain]. [Statutes]. Charles II [1630-1685], King of England. Anno Regni Caroli II. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Decimo Quinto. At the Parliament Begun at Westminster the Eighth Day of the Reign of Our Most Gracious Soveraign Lord Charles, By the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, And Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And There Continued till the 19th of May, in the 14th Year of His Majesties Said Reign: And Thence Prorogued to the 18th of February Then Next Following. And There Continued to the 27th of July, In the 15th Year of His Majesties Reign. And Thence Prorogued to the 16th of March Then Next Following. London: Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1663. [vi], 312 pp. Same general title page for most acts, first two acts with separate table and slightly different general title page for both, reading, in part, And Then on the 3d of June Next Following, Several Acts were Passed by the Royal Assent. Folio (10-3/4" x 6-3/4"). Recent calf, blind frames to boards, raised bands, blind fillets, lettering piece and gilt publication date to spine, endpapers renewed. Small nick to edge of front board. Moderate toning to interior, occasional light foxing, folio numbers added in ink in an early hand, a few small holes from ink oversaturation not affecting text. $750. * A collection of sixteen public acts of the second session of the Cavalier Parliament with tables listing the private acts. Among the more interesting acts are an act expanding on the provisions of the Act of Uniformity 1662 and "An Act for the Encouragement of Trade." Also known as the Navigation Act of 1663, it required all European goods being shipped to America and other British colonies to be shipped through England to be unloaded, inspected, taxed and reloaded. This was an attempt to stop the colonies from establishing independent trade with Europe. The act also repealed legislation that had prohibited the exporting of coin and bullion. This provision significantly benefited the East India Company by allowing it to export large quantities of silver to India and exchange it for Indian gold without paying taxes to the Crown; the company paid significant bribes to secure the passage of the legislation. Like other copies we have seen, this 312-page compilation does not inc.
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