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GREAT BRITAIN, PARLIAMENT - Public General Statutes, Passed in the 2nd & 3rd Year of the Reign of His Majesty KING WILLIAM IV (Vol.XVI)

London, G.Eyre & A.Spottiswoode 1832 . Thick small folio leather-backed original blue sugar-paper boards, head & tail of spine worn & chipped, original printed paper label, some loss of blue sugar-paper from corners of front cover. xx+770pgs. incl. A Table of Statutes and an Index; printed side-notes on outer margins. Internally an exceptionally clean & crisp copy with some leaves uncut/unopened (very few neat marginalia). VG+ *127 Public/General/National Statutes printed in full; plus 113 Local & Personal Acts giving title & brief contents only; plus 44 Private Acts (merely listed) Includes Representation of the People Act (Third Reform Bill); this had the massive support of the newly elected Whig government but was enacted only after some violent riots during which the mob held Bristol for two days. This statute eliminated many of the inequities of representation (rotten & pocket boroughs), the franchise was extended and parliamentary seats distributed more equitably.
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.5 US$ 62.19 | JPą 6697] Book number V59484

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