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EXTREMELY SCARCE 1823 PARLIAMENTARY RECORDS ON SLAVERY

(SLAVERY) (PARLIAMENT). Slaves. WITH: Slave Population. (London), 1823. Two volumes.

Rare 1823 Parliamentary acts and colonial reports on slavery in the British colonies of the Caribbean, two exceptional volumes of laws and papers, printed by order of the House of Commons in February and in March 1823, providing precise documentation on the taxation, commerce and legal governance of slavery, and an implicit, sometimes chilling record of its human misery. $5500.

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"GREAT AMBYGUITEES DOUBTES AND QUESTIONS HAVE BEN MOVED IN THE MARIAGE SOLEMNIZED BETWENE THE KYNGES MAIESTEE AND THE LADY ANNE OF CLEVES"

(HENRY VIII) PARLIAMENT. Acts. Anno XXXII Henrici Octavi. London, 1540.

Extremely rare first edition of the Parliamentary Acts of 1540, featuring numerous important acts including the first post-Conquest act allowing landowners to pass their property by will and the act dissolving Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves, with lovely historiated woodcut initials, attractively bound. $5500.

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“IF YOU ARE MEN, BEHAVE LIKE MEN. LET US TAKE UP ARMS IMMEDIATELY”

(CUSTOMS COMMISSIONERS ACT). Customs Commissioners Act. London, 1767.

Rare first printing of the 1767 Customs Commissioners Act, one of the controversial Townshend Acts that united patriot opposition to British rule and provoked the Boston Massacre. $3200.

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“THE PRESERVATION OF THE PROTESTANT RELIGION AND THE MAINTENANCE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND”

PARLIAMENT. Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Decimo Tertio. London, 1701-02.

First edition of Parliamentary Acts excluding Roman Catholics from the English Throne, and abetting the Protestant conversion of Jewish children. $1400.

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“PROFOUND PRACTISERS IN THE FACULTY OF PHYSICK”

PARLIAMENT. Anno Regni Georgii. Decimo. London, 1723-24.

First edition, including Acts for enabling the College of Physicians to license practitioners and to control “all Drugs, Medicines, Waters, Oils, Compositions, used for Medicines,” and for monopolizing the whaling industry off the coast of Greenland. $950.

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