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AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Great Britain. Parliament.
TOWNSHEND ACTS. Complete Set of Five British Parliamentary Acts: Commissioners of Customs Act (1767), Revenue Act (1767), Indemnity Act (1767), New York Restraining Act (1767), and Vice Admiralty Court Act (1768).
London: Mark Baskett and the Assigns of Robert Baskett. Set of Five Townshend Acts, contained in bound volumes for the years 1767 and 1768. First edition, first printing. Folio (11.5 inches). 7 George III (1767): 1 page (ads) + 894 pages (being the text of 59 Acts) + 18 pages (Table of the Statutes). 8 George III (1767-68): 543 pages (being the text of 33 Acts) + 14 pages (Table of the Statutes). Conjugate blank leaves (approximately 36 in number) are not present, having been removed at the time of binding. Printed in Black Letter font on laid watermarked paper. Each Act is prefaced by a General Title leaf with woodcut Royal coats of arms. Woodcut ornamental initials. Handsome contemporary polished calf binding, blind ruled boards, raised bands on spines with red calf lettering pieces. Bindings are robust, well preserved and entirely functional. Edges and corners a bit bumped, boards and spine lightly to moderately scarred. Neat contemporary marginal notations and check marks on several pages of an Act relating to highways in England, otherwise internally very clean. A rare find. When the much-hated Stamp Act of 1765 was repealed in May 1766, it was replaced by doctrine that initiated a period of increasingly authoritative Imperial command over the American colonies. The British government maintained its grip on control into 1767 and 1768 by passing five laws designed to: raise revenue from the American colonies to pay the salaries of colonial governors and judges, cover the expenses for administering the new Province of Quebec and the necessary military protection of colon … [Click Below for Full Description]
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