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								Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture, For High Treason by  Charles Yorke
	 - 1778
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Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture, For High Treason

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Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture, For High Treason

by Yorke, Charles

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1778. Forfeiture for High Treason [Yorke, Charles (1722-1770)]. Some Considerations on the Law of Forfeiture, For High Treason. Occasioned by a Clause, In the Late Act, For Making it Treason to Correspond with the Pretender's Sons, Or Any of Their Agents, &c. With an Appendix Concerning Estates-Tail in Scotland. Further Corrected and Enlarged. London: Printed for J. and J. Rivington, At the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1778. viii, [6], 190 pp. Octavo (7-3/4" x 4-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering piece, raised bands and gilt ornaments to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning, occasional light foxing. "48" in tiny hand to title page, some leaves have notes in pencil to margins. An attractive copy. $250. * Third edition. First published in 1745, Yorke's essay argues that corruption of blood and forfeiture are justifiable consequences of treason. This work was a response to the cases of treason that followed the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745 and a defense of treason legislation introduced by Yorke's father, the Earl of Hardwicke, who was then lord chancellor. Going beyond the common law, Yorke draws on examples from Athenian, Roman, Jewish and feudal sources. The final edition of this book, designated the fourth, was published in 1795. All editions are scarce. No copies of this edition located on OCLC. The ESTC locates 2 copies, both in North America (Harvard University, Harvard Law School). English Short-Title Catalogue T16276.


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