Acts Passed in the Twenty-Third Year of Henry VIII [Great Britain]. Henry VIII [1491-1547], King of England. Anno XXIII. H. VIII. The Kynge Our Soveraygne Lorde Henry the Eight by the Grace of God Kynge of Englande and of Fraunce Defender of the Faythe and Lorde of Irelande at the Sessions of His Highe Courte of Parlyament after Diverse Prorogations, Holden at Westminster the .XV. Day of January, In the .XXIII. Yere of His Moste Noble Reigne to the Honour of Almyghtye God and Holy Churche, And for the Common Weale and Profytte of This His Realme, By the Assente of the Lordes Spiritualle and Temporall, And the Commons in This Presente Parliament Assembled, And by Auctoritie of the Same, Hath Ordeyned Establysshed and Enacted Certayne Good Statutes Lawes and Ordina[n]ces in Maner and Fourme Folowing. [London: Imprynted...in Fletestrete by Thomas Berthelet prynter to the kynges moste noble grace, [1538?]]. XXVIII ff. Folio (11-1/4" x 7-1/2"). Recent three-quarter mottled calf over marbled boards, blind fillets to calf edges, gilt fillets and title to spine, endpapers renewed. Boards slightly bowed, negligible light rubbing to extremities. Light toning to interior, two small wormholes to upper gutter not affecting text, faint dampstaining to margins of ff. V-XXIII, light foxing and soiling to a few leaves. $2,000. * Nineteen acts passed by the Reformation Parliament during the 23rd year of the reign of Henry VIII. The collection includes several acts dealing with trade, acts reforming courts and prisons, and "An acte that no person commyttynge pety treason, murder, or felony, shall be admytted to his clergie." (As called for by the ESTC, it does not include the text of the Act of Annates.) English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) S92172. Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books S143.
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