"To Confirme to His Subiects Their Defective Estates" [Broadside]. Charles I [1600-1649], King of England. By the King. A Proclamation Declaring His Maiesties Royall Grace and Pleasure, To Confirme to His Subiects Their Defective Estates in Their Lands and Possessions, By His Commission Lately Renewed and Enlarged to That Purpose. London: Imprinted...by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Maiesty[, And by the Assignes of Iohn] Bill, 16. 15-1/2" x 11-1/4" broadside, text in single column below headline and large woodcut royal arms, ten-line woodcut initial. Moderate toning, faint horizontal fold line through center, faint dampstaining to lower quarter of sheet, chipping to edges with loss to imprint statement at foot of text, bottom edge repaired. $750. * This proclamation announced one of the king's strategies during his period of personal rule to raise revenue without reconvening Parliament. It established a commission which, for fees paid, would cure defective titles. There are two versions of this broadside; one has the initials "C" and "R" above the royal arms, the other does not. Ours is the version without the initials. Both are rare; fewer than 5 copies of either are listed on OCLC and the ESTC. OCLC locates 1 copy in North America, identical to our version, at Yale. English Short-Title Catalogue S3584.
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