4 & 5 Philip and Mary [Great Britain]. [Statutes]. Mary I and Philip II, Queen and King of England. Anno Quarto & Quinto Philippi & Mariae. Actes Made at a Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, The .xx. Daye of January, in the iiii. [and] v. Yere of the Raigne of Our Soveraigne Lord and Lady, Philip [and] Marie, By the Grace of God King and Queene of Englande, Spaine, Fraunce, Both the Sicillies, Hierusalem, & Irelande, Defendours of the Fayth, Archdukes of Austria, Dukes of Burgundie, Millaine, And Brabant, Counties of Haspurge, Flaunders, And Tyrol. And There Continued and Kept, Untyll the Seventh Day of Marche Then Next Folowing, And Enacted as Foloweth. [London: Excusum...in Aedibus Iohannis Cawodi [i.e. for R. Jugge?], Tipographi Regiae Maiestatis, 1558 [i.e. 1573?]].  pp. Folio (10-3/4" x 7-1/4"). Recent quarter calf over marbled boards, blind fillets and gilt title to spine, endleaves added. Light toning to interior, faint marginal dampstaining affecting headline but not main text, two small wormholes to text block not affecting legibility, crack in text block before final leaf, all leaves secure. $1,500. * Eleven acts passed by the last parliament of Mary I and Philip II during the fourth and fifth years of their joint reign. Among the more interesting acts are an act extending the right to trial by jury to the royal family and "An Acte for the punishment of such as shal take away maidens that be inheritours," specifying punishment for the abduction of heiresses under 16 or marriage to them without the consent of their parents. OCLC locates 1 copy of this edition in North America (Harvard Law School). Beale, A Bibliography of Early English Law Books S265. English Short-Title Catalogue S113154.
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