Stricter Enforcement of Lenten Laws [Broadside]. Charles I [1600-1649], King of England. By the King. A Proclamation Commanding the Due Execution of the Lawes Made Against Eating and Selling of Flesh in Lent, And Other Times Prohibited. London: Imprinted...by Robert Barker and by the Assignes of Iohn Bill, 1631 [i.e. 1632]. 15-1/4" x 11-3/4" 2 ff. broadside, text in single column below headline and large woodcut royal arms, 8-line woodcut initial. Moderate toning, very light foxing and soiling, single horizontal fold line to each sheet. Housed in 13-1/4" x 9-1/2" buckram folder with red morocco spine label. $750. * In England, the traditional Lenten fast was not only a matter of private religious observance, but enforced public practice. The prohibition of eating or selling meat on designated fasting days (referred to as "fish-days" in this broadside) was backed up by statutory and royal authority and, beginning in 1632 under Charles I, somewhat strictly enforced. OCLC locates 3 copies of this broadside in North America (Harvard, Yale, Huntington Library). The ESTC adds a North American copy at Folger Shakespeare Library. English Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) S122791.
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