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Author:
Plowden, Francis
Title:
The English Liberty of the Press, Exemplified in Some Practices of the Hucksters in the Journal Mart, During the Month of December, 1824
Publisher:
Printed for the Author, and Sold by Amyot, rue de la Paix, Paris, 1825.
Description:
The last work of Plowden, the Middle Temple barrister and Roman Catholic, deploring the alleged anti-Catholic bias of France's sole English language journal against the "proscribed, and persecuted victims of [England's] sanguinary code of laws"
Condition:
Original printed ?self-wraps, disbound, some mainly marginal staining, presentation copy ("From the Author"), a good copy, 26 pages; two copies in COPAC
Book No.:
W-76611
Price:
$ 350.00
Category:
freedom of press
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Title:
Anno Regni Caroli II Regis . . . Decimo Quarto. At the Parliament begun at Westminster the Eighth day of May, Anno Dom. 1661 . . . And there continued . . . And thence Prorogued to the 18th of February then next following. Not in Wing. Folio
Publisher:
Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker [etc.], London, 1662.
Description:
The rare complete record of the first, major legislation of the Restoration's Cavalier Parliament, including the Licensing of the Press Act (c.33), the Act of Uniformity (c.4), and the Act for Better Relief of the Poor (c.12); five copies in ESTC
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, clean and well preserved with generous margins and the final blank; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-79476
Price:
$ 1500.00
Category:
Acts, freedom of press, criminal law, Religion, poor law
Author:
Hayter, Thomas
Title:
An Essay on the Liberty of the Press, Chiefly as it Respects Personal Slander. The Second Edition. Not in McCoy
Publisher:
Printed for J. Raymond, London, 1755.
Description:
A work "original and startingly libertarian", proposing that freedom of speech (and press) are fundamental aspects of man's capacities and thus reserved natural and constitutional rights predating civilization's social compact
Condition:
Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt, a very clean crisp copy; without the half-title
Book No.:
W-74711
Price:
$ 550.00
Category:
18TH CENTURY, criminal law, freedom of press, libel and slander
Author:
Heath, Robert
Title:
A Machavillian Plot, or, A Caution for England, Presented In a time when Princes were so Pious, and Iudged durst bee Valiant to declare against Vnhonest Slaverie. Quarto. Wing H1339
Publisher:
London. Printed Anno Dom. 1642, London, 1642.
Description:
Only edition of the sole work published during the lifetime of Heath, Chief Justice of King's Bench who "stood among the ablest crown officials of the early Stuart period", suggesting over two dozen ways of controlling dissent and increasing taxes
Condition:
Modern gray boards, the spine with a printed paper label, light browning, else well preserved with good margins; the Taussig copy
Book No.:
W-80132
Price:
$ 650.00
Category:
Parliament, taxation, freedom of press
 
Author:
Milton, John
Title:
Areopagitica, A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England
Publisher:
Deighton, Bell and Company, Cambridge, 1973.
Description:
Quite a lovely, modern private press printing of Milton's classic, even transcendant, advocacy of freedom of the press and the right to publish without prior restraint; printed on mould-made paper, and designed by Sebastian Carter
Condition:
A unique designer binding by Wendy Ewan Roberts, in Niger morocco and natural vellum in a clam shell box, with a letter from Ms Roberts laid in
Book No.:
W-80364
Price:
$ 850.00
Category:
17TH CENTURY, freedom of press

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