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A View of Ancient Laws, Against Immorality and Profaneness; Under the following Heads: Lewdness, Profane Swearing, Cursing, and Blasphemy, Perjury, Prophanation of Days devoted to Religion, Contempt or Neglect of Divine Service, Drunkenness, Gaming, Idleness, Vagrancy, Begging, Stage-Plays and Players, and Duelling....
Cambridge. Corn. Crownfield and John Crownfield. 1729. The First Edition. Tall Folio. 9.0" x 14.25". Bound in full period gilt ruled calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with raised bands. Gilt titled morrocco label. A pious, if not amusing compendium concerning causes of and penalties for 18th century bad behaviour. Includes further sections on such dubious activities as Adultery, Rape, Incest, Sodomy and Beastiality, etc. Covers rubbed with loss of gilt to rules. Corners bumped. Very light offset to upper edges. A Very Good crisp, tight and clean copy of this most extraordinary catalogue of human depravation.
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