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Item #75432 Anno XXXV Reginae Elizabethae: At the Parliament Begun and Holden. Great Britain, Statutes, Queen Elizabeth I.
Anno XXXV Reginae Elizabethae: At the Parliament Begun and Holden...

Anno XXXV Reginae Elizabethae: At the Parliament Begun and Holden...

Acts of Elizabeth I [Great Britain]. [Statutes]. Elizabeth I, Queen of England [1533-1603]. Anno XXXV. Reginae Elizabethae. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster the XIX. Day of Februarie, In the Five and Thirtieth Yeere of the Reigne of Our Most Gracious Soveraigne Ladie Elizabeth, By the Grace of God of England, France and Ireland Queene, Defender of the Faith, &c. And There Continued Untill the Dissolution Thereof, Being the X. Of Aprill, To the High Pleasure of Almightie God, And the Weale Publique of This Realme, Were Enacted as Followeth. London: the Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1593. [48] pp. [ONLY]. Folio (10-1/2" x 7"). Recent three-quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers added. Title page printed within woodcut border, large woodcut initials. Light toning to interior, trimming affecting headline in places without loss to legibility, occasional faint dampstaining, light soiling to a few leaves, small clean tear to top-edge of leaf A4 affecting chapter number without loss to text. A handsome copy. $1,250. * Only edition, one of three issues. Eleven acts of Parliament passed during the thirty-fifth year of the reign of Elizabeth I. Among the more interesting acts are several acts dealing with poverty, including poor relief for disabled soldiers and severe penalties for vagabonds. Also included are the Religion Act of 1592, which imprisoned without bail those who failed to attend church, persuaded others to do the same, denied Elizabeth's religious authority, or attended non-conformist religious meetings, and the Popish Recusants Act of 1592, which forbade Roman Catholics from moving more than five miles from their homes lest they forfeit their property. Our copy lacks chapters 12-14, which are subsidy and general pardon acts. Anderson, A Supplement to Beale's Bibliography of Early English Law Books S306a. English Short-Title Catalogue S121532.

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