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Hakewill, William
The Libertie of the Subject Against the Pretended Power of Impositions
1641 - The Power to Tax is Restricted to Parliament Hakewill, William [1574-1655]. The Libertie of the Subject: Against the Pretended Power of Impositions. Maintained by an Argument in Parliament An. 7. Jacobi Regis. London: Printed by R.H., An. Dom. 1641. [viii], 142, [2] pp. including the final licence leaf. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-1/4"). Contemporary calf with later rebacking, blind rules to boards, gilt title to spine, lower corners repaired, early hand-lettered title to fore-edge of text block. Some rubbing to extremities, a few scratches to front board, corners bumped, upper corners somewhat worn, hinges cracked. Title printed within typographical border, typographical head-pieces and tail-pieces. Moderate toning to text, fore-edge of title page stained and neatly strengthened, minor stains to a few leaves, two tiny wormholes to lower margins of several leaves, touching text in a few places with no loss to legibility, internally clean. An appealing copy with wide margins. * Only edition. This book was based on an unpublished speech delivered in 1610 at the last session of the long Parliament before the Civil War by Hakewill, M.P. for Bossiney in Cornwall, Bencher of Lincoln's Inn and a notable legal antiquarian. Copies of the text circulated widely in manuscript. Appreciating its value, the Long Parliament ordered it to be printed. Based on a wide range of historical sources, some from the time of the Saxon kings, it asserts the illegality of extra-parliamentary taxation. It is an important early statement of the principal that taxation without representation is illegal an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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