Skip to content

An Act for Enlarging the Term and Powers Granted By an Act Made in the Third Year of the Reign of His Present Majesty, Intituled, an Act for Making a New Road, and for Repairing and Amending the Ancient Road Between the Towns of Wisbech and March, in the by George II - 1749

by George II

Similar copies are shown below.
Similar copies are shown to the right.
An Act for Enlarging the Term and Powers Granted By an Act Made in the Third Year of the Reign of His Present Majesty, Intituled, an Act for Making a New Road, and for Repairing and Amending the Ancient Road Between the Towns of Wisbech and March, in the by George II - 1749

An Act for Enlarging the Term and Powers Granted By an Act Made in the Third Year of the Reign of His Present Majesty, Intituled, an Act for Making a New Road, and for Repairing and Amending the Ancient Road Between the Towns of Wisbech and March, in the

by George II

  • Used
  • very good
  • Paperback
  • first
London: Baskett, 1749. First Edition . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. disbound pamphlet, 6 pages, top page edges a little stained, otherwise very good.

  • Bookseller Independent bookstores GB (GB)
  • Format/Binding Paperback
  • Book Condition Used - Very Good
  • Jacket Condition No Jacket
  • Quantity Available 1
  • Edition First Edition
  • Binding Paperback
  • Publisher Baskett
  • Place of Publication London
  • Date Published 1749
  • Keywords Acts of Parliament. Eighteenth Century. George II. Ely. Wisbech. Cambridge.
  • Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

We have 1 copies available starting at $64.52.

[Drop-head title:] An Act for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act passed in the Tenth...
More Photos

Show Details

Description:
London: Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1742. [2], 423-426pp. Disbound. Scattered spotting. A rare survival of a Georgian act (both continuing and amending earlier legislation) relating to the improvement of toll roads in Harlow, Essex. The collection of tolls, nominally raised in order to defray road maintenance expenses, was overseen by numerous 'turnpike trusts', each established by an individual act of parliament. Universally despised, and frequently corrupt, the turnpike system was eventually rendered obsolete by the rise of the railways. In 1895 the system was discontinued, when responsibility for the roads was handed to local authorities. . Folio.
Item Price
$64.52