The Influences of the Game Laws [with] The Anatomy of the Navigation..
The Abolition of Game and Navigation Laws Welford, Richard Griffiths. Bright, John. The Influences of the Game Laws; Being Classified Extracts from the Evidence Taken Before a Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Game Laws, And Some Introductory Remarks. With an Appendix, And an Address to the Tenant Farmers of Great Britain. London: R. Groombridge and Sons, 1846. 429, , lxxi,  pp. [Bound with] Ricardo, John Lewis. The Anatomy of the Navigation Laws. London: Charles Gilpin, 1847. [vi], 336 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets to calf edges, raised bands, gilt fillets and tiny fragments of lettering piece to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, front joint starting at ends, rear joint just starting at head, corners bumped and worn, hinges cracked (front hinge after title page), bookplate (with owner name abraded) to front pastedown. Moderate toning and occasional light foxing to first work, light toning and light foxing in a few places to second work. $200. * Only editions. The first work advocates for the abolition of game laws and reform of the system of game preserving, which, in the authors' view, "is proved to be the origin of the greatest part of the crime committed in rural districts, to cause an extensive destruction of agricultural produce, and to seriously affect the independence and comfort of the tenantry of the kingdom" (Introduction). The second work gives an overview of the "impolicy and mischievous tendency" of the Navigation Acts with an eye to their repeal, which would take place in 1849. Ricardo: Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 2:299.
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