How Often Should Parliament Meet? Johnson, Samuel [1649-1703]. An Essay Concerning Parliaments at a Certainty, Or the Kalends of May. Reprinted from the Second Edition Publisht in 1694, With Notes by the Editor. London: Printed for R. Hunter, 1817. viii, 47 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet. Moderate toning, light soiling to exterior, light foxing in places, minor tears to edges of title page. $25. * Reissue of the second and final edition. Johnson discusses the Triennial Act of 1664, which required Parliament to meet for at least once every three years, and the right to have a Parliament every Kalends, or beginning, of May. The first edition was published in 1693. According to the preface, this pamphlet was reissued to instruct individuals "who maintain that yearly-elected parliaments were one the law and practice of our goverbment" [iii]. English Short-Title Catalogue R11823.
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