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Author:      St. John, Oliver
Title:       Mr St-John's Speech to the Lords in the Upperhouse of Parliament:
             January 7, 1640. Concerning Ship-Money. S.T.C. 21589.3 [variant,
             with "L. Finches sollici-tation only, &" on E1 and "SPEECH" on the
             first page of text]. Quarto
Publisher:   Printed Anno Domini, 1640 [i.e. 1641] [by Elizabeth Purslowe],
             London, 1641.
Description: St. John's ultimately successful argument in one of the great
             constitutional cases of English legal history, circumscribing the
             King's prerogative to declare a national emergency (and to tax the
             country at large) without Parliamentary consent
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title a bit dusty, else
             quite clean and bright with occasional contemporary notations; the
             Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-79694                Price: $     450.00
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