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Title:       Act for better Securing certain Powers and Privileges intended to
             be granted by His Majesty by Two Charters for Assurance of Ships
             and Merchandizes at Sea . . . and for Restraining several
             Extravagant and Unwarrantable Practices therein mentioned
Publisher:   Printed by John Baskett [etc.], London, 1720.
Description: The famous act passed in the midst of the South Sea Bubble
             economic crisis which (in Maitland's words) "seems to scream at us
             from the statute book", though recent scholarship contends that it
             was a "done deal" between the Company and the government
Condition:   ?Original self-wraps, disbound, title + pages 363-382 [6 Geo I
             c.18], now preserved in a folding buckram case; the Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-79433                Price: $     950.00
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