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Parliamentary Statutes - William III & Mary II (Joint Monarchs - 1692. 
London, Charles Bill 1692 - 111 William III & Mary II Joint monarchs. Parliamentary Statutes. London, Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceasd; Printers to the King and Queens most Excellent Majesties, 1692-1694. 50 issues in folio. 247p;( lacking no.V); pp285-511+[1 blank]; p of tables; 454p; p of tables. Old English & roman letter. Ornamental initials at beginnings of 1st pages. Royal arms on titles. Contemporary panelled calf with circular supralibros giltstamped in centres of sides imitating a mediaeval seal of the city of Dartmouth1, spine gilt; backstrip repaired. £1500 Statutes enacted by the House of Commons including no iii: An act for granting rates and duties of excise upon beer, ale and other liquors (1692); no vi : An act to prevent abuses committed by the traders in butter and cheese(1692); no viii: An act for prohibiting the importation of all foreign hair buttons(1692); no xvii: An act for the regaining, encouraging and settling the Greenland trade(1692) = a whale-fishing monopoly was granted to one company to end the existing hostile competition between merchant adventurers; no xvi: An act to prevent frauds by clandestine mortgages (1692), no xxiii: An act for the more easie discoverie and conviction of such as shall destroy the game of this kingdom(1692); no iii : An act for the importation of fine Italian, Sicilian and Naples thrown silk(1693 silk , the most valuable of all raw material imports, was a luxury increasingly in demand by the affluent classes); no vi : An act to prevent disputes and controversies concerning royal mines(1693); no viii: An act for the relief of poor prisoners (1694); no ix: An act which relates to weavers of cloath (1694); no x : An act for relief of the orphans and other creditors of the City of London(1694); no xvii : An act for the exportation of iron, copper and mundick metal(1694); no xx : An act for granting rates and duties upon tonnage of ships and vessels ((1694); no xxi : An act for granting several duties upon vellum, parchment and paper for four years, towards carrying on the war against France (1694) = first vote on imposition of Stamp Duty ; no xxii: An act for the licensing and regulating hackney coaches and stage-coaches (1694); no xxv : An act for the better discipline of their majesties navy royal(1694). Three issues toned owing to quality of paper, otherwise in fresh condition. 1 The seal shows a figure of a king on a ship, thought to be Edward III who in 1341 had granted a charter to the famous seaport of Dartmouth on the coast of Devon; the city provided ships for Edwards French wars and was mentioned by Chaucer; the legend reads sigillum commune dec Dertmvthe (The common seal of the honour of Dartmouth); an honour meaning a group of manors. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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