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book #79694
St. John, Oliver
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
Printed Anno Domini, 1640 [i.e. 1641] [by Elizabeth Purslowe], London, 1641.
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
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, the title a bit dusty, else quite clean and bright with occasional contemporary notations; the Taussig copy
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$ 450.00
English constitutional law

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