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The Militia Law, Being All the Acts of Parliament Thereof.
1718 - 1718 Compilation of English Militia Laws [Hardesty, John]. The Militia Law, Being All the Acts of Parliament Thereof, Methodically Digested. Shewing Under Proper Heads, And in the Full Words of the Said Acts the Several Powers of the King, Lord Lieutenant, And Deputies, One, Two or Three, Therein: And the Qualifications and Duty of All Persons Chargeable, And Charged, Or Otherwise Employed in the Said Service. Also, The Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Made in the Year 1660, For Raising of 70000l. Per Month, &c. Being Out of Print, and Containing the Rules and Directions to be Observed in Raising Trophy Money, And Necessary Instructions to the Assessors and Collectors of the Said Tax. The Whole of Great Use to the Honourable Lieutenanies, And All Landlords, Tenants and Others Concerned in the Militia, To Prevent Abuses in the Same. [London]: Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling, 1718. xii, 112 [viii] pp. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 4"). Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, carefully rebacked, free endpapers renewed. Worming to margins, reaching text at final nine leaves with negligible effect on legibility. A few light spots, final blank torn at lower corner. Ownership inscription (of W. Harbin) to front endleaf, internally clean. * Only edition. A compilation of legal record and precedence relating to the formation and duties of militias. The important woman printer Elizabeth Nutt [c.1666-1746] took over her husband John's printing business upon his death in 1716, and with it his patent for printing law books. Nutt not only printed many standard legal texts but also partnered with Anne Dodd to publish and distribute sensational, feminist, or controversial books and pamphlets, which Nutt sold through her group of family-run shops around the Royal Exchange, and for which she and her various relations were frequently arrested. ESTC locates 12 copies, 2 in a North American Law School (Harvard, Which has 2 copies). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 1:601 (12).
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