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SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A collection of 9 important - Acts] - 1719. 
James Watson, Printer to the King., Edinburgh 1719-26 - A collection of 9 important acts, covering the critical years of the South Sea Company through the Bubble crisis years of the 1720s. These are small format (85 x 144mm, 3 3/8 x 5.5 inches) and are extracted from the Acts of Parliament, published by John Watson, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Edinburgh, 1719-26. Rather smaller in size than the folio acts often encountered published in London, these are none the less complete acts, word for word the same as the larger format and published at around the same dates. All disbound from larger volumes, no title pages (as issued), and the title starts at the head of the page. See pictures. Overall condition is very good, with bright clean, easily readable pages. There is some browning here and there to a few pages, but not many. A full list of the acts is as follows. 1. [The Bubble Act, Royal Exchange and London Assurance Corporation Act]. An Act for better securing certain Powers and Privileges intended to be granted by his Majesty by two Charters for Assurance of Ships and Merchandizes at Sea, and for lending Moneyu upon Bottomry; and for restraining several extravagant and unwarrantable Practices therein mentioned. 1719. [Not in Sperling].2. An Act for Redeeming the Fund Appropriated for Payment of the Lottery Tickets.by a Voluntary Subscription of the Proprietors into the Capital Stock of the South - Sea Company.& to Limit Times for Prosecutions upon Bonds for Exporting Cards and Dice. 1719. [Sperling 86]. 3. An Act for Enabling the South - Sea Company to Increase their present Capital Stock and Fund, by Redeeming such Publick Debts and Incumbrances as are therein mentioned.& for Calling in the present Exchequer Bills remaining uncancelled. 1720. [Sperling 158]. 4. An Act for making forth New Exchequer Bills, not exceeding One million.& for lending the same to the South - Sea Company at an higher Interest, upon Security of Repaying the same and such high Interest into the Exchequer for Uses to which the Fund. 1720. [Sperling 159]. 5. An Act for laying a duty upon wrought plate and to prevent counterfeiting receipts and warrants of the officers of the South - Sea Company. 1720. [Sperling 160].6. An Act for reviving and adding two millions to the capital stock of the South - Sea Company, and for reviving a propoprtional part of the yearly fund payable at the Exchequer. 1723. [Sperling 446].7. An Act for further enlarging the times for entring, hearing, and determining claims on the estates vested in the trustees of the South - Sea Company, and for obliging persons to claim stock by the time therein mentioned for money subscriptions, and for other purposes therein mentioned. 1723. [Sperling 447].8. An Act for enlarging the times for hearing and determining claims by the Trustees for raising money upon the estates of the late directors of the South - Sea Company, and others; and for reviving and continuing the provision formerly made against requiring special bail in actions or suits upon contracts for stock or subscriptions, between the 1st December 1719, and the 1st December 1720; and for other purposes therein mentioned. 1724. [Sperling 450].9. An Act for better securing the monies and effects of the suitors of the Court of Chancery, and to prevent the counterfeiting of East - India bonds and indorsements thereon, as like-wise indorsements on South - Sea bonds. 1726. [Sperling 462].Together with an attractive small hand coloured engraving (50 x 70 mm, 2 x 2.75 inches) of South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London. Undated, but likely near contemporary with the events of the Bubble Crisis. The colouring is later.The Sperling references are in relation to a catalogue of 609 items, produced in 1962, listing the holdings in the Kress Library, the British Museum, Columbia University, New York City, & the Goldsmith's Library. The South Sea Company, founded in 1711, had its origin in the idea that the state could sell trading monopolies in return for funds to reduce the n [Attributes: First Edition]
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