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												An Abridgment of the Publick Statutes of Ireland, Now in General Use by  Jonathan  Edward; Belcher
	 - First edition
			 - 1754
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An Abridgment of the Publick Statutes of Ireland, Now in General Use

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An Abridgment of the Publick Statutes of Ireland, Now in General Use

by Bullingbrooke, Edward; Belcher, Jonathan

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1754. Ireland in the Mid-Eighteenth Century [Ireland]. Bullingbrooke, Edward, Compiler. An Abridgment of the Publick Statutes of Ireland, Now in Force and of General Use: And Also of Such English and British Statutes as Relate to and Bind Ireland, From Magna Charta to the Sixth Year of the Reign of His Present Majesty King George III. Inclusive. With Tables. Dublin: Printed by Boulter Grierson, 1768. Two volumes bound in one book. Unpaginated. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, blind tooling to board edges, early repair to rear joint. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks, scuffs and faint stains to boards and spine, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped, early armorial bookplate (Marquess of Headfort) to front pastedown, which is partially detached, brief early owner mark, possibly a shelf locaton number, to front free endpaper. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in a few places, faint dampstaining to lower corners of final 22 leaves, small chip to head of leaf 8E2 with minor loss to headline. $1,500. * First edition. Based on a 1754 work by Bullingbrooke and Jonathan Belcher, this abridgement is valuable for its insights into the political and legal history of Ireland in the mid-eighteenth century. This was the era when Georgian Ireland was beginning to enjoy a period of prosperity and a degree of political autonomy. Later editions were published in 1783, 1786 and 1794. All are scarce. OCLC locates 4 in North America, 1 in a law library (University of Minnesota). English Short-Title Catalogue T119059.


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