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Item #79267 The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits. William Cawley.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.
The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.

The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K James, and K Charles I Concerning Jesuits.

Collection of Laws Concerning Jesuits Published Eight Years Before the Glorious Revolution Cawley, William. The Laws of Q. Elizabeth, K. James, and K. Charles the First, Concerning Jesuites, Seminary Priests, Recusants, &c. and Concerning the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance Explained by Divers Judgments and Resolutions of the Reverend Judges. Together with Other Observations Upon the Same Laws, To Which is Added the Statute XXV CAR.II. cap. 2. for Preventing Dangers Which May Happen from Popish Recusants. And an Alphabetical Table to the Whole. London: Printed for John Wright, And Richard Chiswell, 1680. [x], 267, [36] pp. Folio (12-1/2" x 7-3/4"). Contemporary calf, blind rules to boards, raised bands, early hand-lettered title label, two small later paper shelf labels and shelf number in early hand to spine. Shallow scuffs, nicks and faint stains to boards, a deeper scuff to rear board, moderate rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, hinges starting, light edgewear to front endleaves. Light toning to interior, slightly heavier in places, light soiling and foxing to a few leaves, early owner initials, J.W., dated August 20, 1680, to front endleaf. $1,200. * Only edition. This volume was published eight years before the Glorious Revolution, a period that witnessed an increase in anti-Catholic sentiment. "The Judgments and resolutions of the reverend Judges upon the several branches of these Statutes, and of others likewise here occasionally mentioned, (as far as they relate to the subject in hand) which lye scattered in the printed Books, are here collected and placed under proper heads; And this is the only thing, the Statutes themselves excepted, for which I durst recommend the Book to thy perusal. Besides which, there are several other Authorities cited in the Cases, which arise upon the poenal Laws: And here and there, where the path is untrodden, I have adventured to add some observations of my own" (Preface). Topics include Catholic foreigners, women married to Catholic recusants, pro-Catholic books, land law regarding recusants and capital punishment for Jesuit missionaries. The text of the statutes is in black letter, the commentary in Roman type. English Short-Title Catalogue R5101.

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